NUFORC Sighting 39745

Occurred: 2004-10-11 23:15 Local
Reported: 2004-10-12 13:54 Pacific
Duration: 9 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Williamsville, NY, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Changed Colo

Hovering light seen over Williamsville, NY

On Oct. 11, 2004 at approximately 11:15 PM, I looked out my bedroom window again as I was going to bed to make sure there were no sign of unknown individuals taking building materials from my development, since it happened twice this summer.

While looking at the South-western sky, I noticed a steady, unblinking light hovering approximately 5 degrees over the tree line. While I watched the unmoving light, another light appeared to approach the hovering light from the south-east (left) at approximately 2 degrees above the tree line, at times passing behind the branches. This light moved relatively fast and appeared to veer back off to the left before reaching the hovering light. I'm not sure if I saw red and green aircraft warning lights on the bottom of the moving light, as it dissappeared behind the trees and I was focusing mainly on the hovering light.

I briefly walked away from the window to fully shut off the sink faucet in the bathroom across from my bedroom so as not to wake my parents up, and when I returned to the window the hovering light had appeared to have shifted to the left by a few degrees, although I could have been standing at a different portion of the window. As I continued to watch, a plane came over the trees to the left of hovering light and passed over my neighborhood, banking and showing it's distinctive red and green belly lights as I heard the usual airplane sounds.

After the plane dissapeared to the south-east, the light continued to hover for maybe two more minutes, and I had begun to think it might be a light on a cellphone tower or something, before it slowly began to drift to the south-east (left) passing behind the trees, and appearing to stop and move back a short ways to the right before resuming it's course to the left. Also, as the light began moving, it changed in color from a bright white to a dull amber color. After that, I lost sight of the light and checking the time it was 11:24.

Posted 2004-10-27

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