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Occurred : 9/3/2017 20:00 (Entered as : 09/03/2017 20:00)
Reported: 2/15/2018 11:04:31 AM 11:04
Posted: 2/16/2018
Location: Staten Island, NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2-3 minutes
One golden orb.

On, or around, September of 2017, while watching TV (8 or 9pm), I felt a strange pull/need to look to my left out my window, where I saw a golden orb hovering about 6-8 feet out from my fifth floor apartment window ledge. I got up and went to the window where it continued to hover for 30-45 additional seconds.

The orb, which was slightly larger than a full moon, glowed with a golden light. While it hovered there I thought, "What is this, a drone?" I tried to see an outline within the glowing orb, but couldn't detect any image whatsoever.

It hovered for at least thirty seconds then slowly moved from east to west then northwest. As it moved away it seemed to be on a level altitude. I watched until it was blocked by a neighboring building from view. A helicopter followed the orb a minute later, following between the two buildings! As I live close to three airports, and live in a densely populated city, I see airplanes, large and small, and helicopters (traffic and others) regularly. All follow the same flight paths. I have never seen any orb, much less an aircraft (i.e. helicopter), travel between two buildings.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the source of this report, and we found her to be exceptionally eloquent and sober-minded. We suspect that she is an excellent witness. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date above is approximate. PD))


Dear Mr. Davenport,
I filed my report from Staten Island yesterday regarding sighting a golden glowing orb. Upon further thought, I should have included the following important details:

1. The orb was completely without sound

2. The golden glow of the orb neither vacillated, nor flickered. It was a continuous glow.

3. When the orb moved away, it did so slowly and steadily and proceeded to maintain the same speed as it moved east to west and then northwest until it was obscured from view by a building. The distance traveled that I could see of approximately 2 miles. I know this because it is the distance I travel daily on my route to work.

Thank you.