|Occurred : 8/14/2006 19:40 (Entered as : 008/14/06 19:40)
Reported: 8/15/2006 6:20:37 AM 06:20
Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY
Duration:30 to 45 seconds
|A square shaped object approached the Verrazano Bridge from the north, turned left, and eventually disappeared.
I was listening to the Mets vs Phillies ball game on the radio in my bedroom on 8/14/06. It was still the first inning. Pedro Martinez had hit a batter and forced a run in, the Phillies catcher was up. I believe the time was about 7:40 P.M. I went into the livingroom to close the blinds and I saw a square shaped object moving from north to south. I overlook the Verrazno Bridge supporting towers and the object was somewhat above the height of the supporting towers. The object was square in shape and moved at about the speed of a dirigible. Not seeing an airplane in the area, I went back to the bedroom and got my glasses. I thought that the object might be a box kite but I discounted that because of the height. Back in the living room I saw that the object was now closer to the bridge. It was grey with a black design of some sort along the top and bottom. When it reached the area of the tower closer to Staten Island the object turned to its right, to the west, and continued in that direction until I could no longer see it. When it turned I could see that it was narrow. I thought that it might be an advertising banner being pulled by a plane but, as I indicate above, there was no plane in the area. I then thought that it might be a weather balloon despite its shape but a balloon could not turn as it did. I estimate that I am about 1 1/2 miles from the Brooklyn side of the bridge and the object was another 1/2 mile to 1 mile beyond that. Unfortunately, I own neither a camera nor binoculars. The sky was still light as the sun did not set until about 7:55 PM.