NUFORC UFO Sighting 60518

Occurred: 2007-12-24 02:00 Local
Reported: 2007-12-26 21:05 Pacific
Duration: 12 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: New York City, NY, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

something dull, fast, wingless, and bl streaks due north from manhattan / lower hudson valley

Seen from east river shore, Astoria queens nyc.

Last patch of clouds from earlier downpour-front drifted north of manhattan. Moon was out, and a stiff, variable breeze from the west or southwest.

Sharp eyes looking northwest across e.river toward northern manhattan and the last patch of clouds suddenly sees dull, wingless, fast, unlit thing rapidly cutting across area of the last clouds. Object moved fast and mostly straight north until end of event, toward north horizon, when it made sudden sliding or jerky motion to right, then a quick left, downward pitch.

Object had no visible lights or sparkle… it was dull and fast moving… roundish but dim so no detail… it seemd to reflect the ambient city light, similar to that ugly glow seen on clouds over city, but maybe darker..… Object appeared to be moving maybe 20 times faster than any other craft in sky then… plenty of aircraft were visible before and after event… Object may have been above the cloud bank, in them, or just beneath. It was so fast and silent and unexpected. Viewer never seem anything like it. If up at that cloud level, it was very big.

Viewer had sense the ufo was on a mission, puposeful.. poor eyes and most people out at night would have totally missed it... viewer happend be looking toward right patch of sky.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2008-03-04

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