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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 11/01/08 19:00)
Reported: 11/8/2008 10:00:54 AM 10:00
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: New York City (Staten Island), NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
last Saturday night, around 7pm or just after, i saw a fiery orange ball, call it a sphere, call it what you will, basically idling in the cloudy sky, obviously not too high up as it was in the forefront of the clouds in the sky. my guess would be anywhere from 5 to 15 thousand feet high.

i looked up after getting off my cell phone as i was also finishing a cigarette. i saw this fiery orange ball or sphere to my left up above, i stared at it as it was strange to see an orange object in front of a cloudy gray white backdrop...well, no sooner than looking at it for a second or two, it just zipped to the right moving faster than anything "normal" i have ever known to move.

oddly enough, there was the sound of an airplane flying over too, but the airplane was clearly out of sight as it was higher than the crowded clouds. beyond the clouds so to speak.

of course this orange, fiery sphere or ball exited my vision by way of Todt Hill houses and tall trees on the hill etc, from where i was standing, but it was just gone in seconds flat. very odd.

it left no trail like a shooting star would and believe me i have seen those back in my college days up in Vermont, so i am not sure what the hell this orange sphere was. it moved in a straight line though and as fast as it moved or "zipped" streaking across the sky, why was i able to watch it go until it was out of sight or my vision plane, that i still don't know why but that is the truth to the story.

i want to say it moved faster than the speed of sound, but just how fast is the speed of the human eye anyhow?