Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY, USA
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2017-09-12 12:58:32 Pacific
Posted: 2017-09-12 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby
Orange fireball, flying horizontally, stops, hovers, drops hot liquid debris 4-5 times, then flies upwards into space.
My husband saw a glowing orange sphere travel east to west outside our large factory window. He told me to come see what he thought was a “helicopter on fire.” The object was large, at least the size of a helicopter. Planes coming and leaving La Guardia airport continued to fly in their usual paths. They were distinguishable as planes. This object was indistinguishable. It did not sparkle, but its colors shined with a twinkling quality, and its colors of orange and red rotated or mixed like lava. It hovered as I approached the window and stayed completely stationary for about three minutes above buildings at about half a mile away. It was soundless. My husband said the sphere appeared to be dropping debris. He saw glowing, orange debris drop four or five times. I saw it drop debris the last instance. The debris appeared to be liquid, like molten lava. It dropped about 20-30 feet and disappeared.
The orange and red sphere was only a sphere. No tail, blade, or landing skids could be seen, which would have been illuminated had it been some kind of aircraft on fire. At this point, my husband began taking a video with his iPhone. I became very alarmed, thinking, if it were a helicopter, it would be going down, without question, because for that much debris to fall, the interior of the helicopter would have to be completely aflame. But there was no smoke and no actual flames. Just the look of something hot and burning, which grew slightly in intensity. The sphere seemed more to be emitting light than on fire. Finally, the sphere started flying upwards. We watched it ascend at a slight angle east another two minutes before it disappeared into far up into space traveling about as fast as a plane, but at an altitude much higher than we have seen planes fly.
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