NUFORC Sighting 12986

Occurred: 2000-05-27 21:00 Local
Reported: 2000-05-28 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Nassau County (Long Island), NY, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Glowing object in Nassau County, NY on 5/27/00

While driving on the Southern State parkway, a large, glowing object with flashing lights along the bottom appeared in th sky. We first thought it was an arplane or water tower, but as it got larger and closer, it appeared to have a hub or dome on the top of it. It was dificult to view b/c we were moving on the parkway and trees were obscuring our view. We tried to get off the parkway to retrace our steps to see it again, but it was gone. At one point, it turned and had an ovoid shape. The dome on the top was more visible and appeared like a circle. The main thing about it was that it was glowing and the details viewed were a result of varying amounts of "glow." There were no definite lines that defined it. Actually, at the exact point that we viewed this object, there was car that had veered off the parkwa minutes before our arrival and struck a tree. We wondered if that person had seen it too.


NUFORC Note--The report seems to us to be somewhat reminiscent of a blimp. We have received many reports of blimps from the NYC area. However, we are not aware of blimps that have the cockpit on top of the gas envelope. We do not know what gave rise this report. PD

Posted 2000-06-06

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