NUFORC Sighting 5668

Occurred: 1999-02-22 19:00 Local
Reported: 1999-02-23 00:00 Pacific
Duration: ~45 min
No of observers: 1

Location: New York City, NY, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

2 lights stationary in the sky with unusual air traffic in area

As I was leaving work at about 6:40m EST, I noticed 2 starlike objects in the sky in close proximity to each other. They were in the southern hemisphere, about 30 degrees from horizontal. They were very far away. They looked similar to 2 airplanes flying directly towards me. I could not see any distinguishing features. The sky was clear, but since I couldn't see as many stars as usual, there may have been a thin layer of clouds. The clouds were thick enough to block out all but the brightest stars. Very few stars were visible. The 3 stars on Orion's belt were visible but dim. I was able to watch the 2 objects on my way home from work. I drive south on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester. They were in my field of view the entire time. I stopped at a golf driving range on weaver street because I had a clear view from there. I saw several very small and faint objects moving in the general vicinity. These objects had blinking lights. They also seemed to be moving faster than they should have been for the distance they were from me. When I arrived home, the 2 lights were still in the same exact relationship to each other and appeared to not move in the 30 min it took for me to get home. Once home, I observed their position for about 10 more minutes. I could not detect any movement. I left the room for about 30 minutes and when I went to check up on the 2 lights, they were gone. I looked around the sky there was nothing that even slightly resembled their intensity or proximity with respect to each other. I showed my wife the 2 lights and some co-workers had also seen them. Since it looked like from my vantage point that they were over Manhattan, someone suggested it was 2 blimps. But their distance between each other never changed for the hour I observed it. I would like to know if anyone else has reported this and if you know what I was seeing. thank you ((name deleted))

Posted 1999-04-02

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