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Occurred : 7/5/2006 00:00 (Entered as : 07/05 0:00)
Reported: 10/20/2006 9:01:39 AM 09:01
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Whitehall, NY
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Tall octagon object in the sky during lightining storm

I was observing a lightning storm before i went to bed one night in early july. As i was watching i saw a large object that was shaped like an octagon, but taller than it was wide. The top and bottom were a dark reddish-orange color and the middle was a wide rectangle of white light. The object was quite noticable because it was just over the tops of the trees. I saw the object move from way back towards the mountain to almost right above me, giving me an excellent look at it. I took several looks around my apartment to see if it was some kind of reflection. It was not. I observed the object for several minutes, getting a breath taking view, when a large flash of lightning lit up the sky behind it. The sighting lasted only a few more minutes, before the object hovered left some and then right some and was gone. This sighting made me feel strongly enough that the next day i had to draw and color what i had seen, so that i could see it again.