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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/4/2005 18:05 (Entered as : 10/04/2005 18:05)
Reported: 10/4/2005 10:40:48 AM 10:40
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Six bright "stationary" objects over Manhattan / NYC. I took a picture.

My wife and I decided to lay down on the grass to enjoy the warm sun. We were at the new Hudson River Park on Manhattan's west side.

I noticed six lights in the sky. I noticed they were stationary and were at least 15,000 feet up. Airliners were flying below them. I was looking north at about 2 o'clock (angle). Soon there were only four.

For the next 15 minutes I observed them, always stationary. Two were bright spots, and the other two changed shape periodically. One took the shape of half an elipse...Like a hang glider shape....pure light though. This part is strange,...when I walked about twenty feet west, to the boardwalk, I could no longer see them. I thought they were gone, but I saw them again when I walked back. It seemed the reflection of the evening sun on the horizon and my location on the ground determined visibility.

I informed other people lying on the lawn of my observation. I took a picture using a 2 megapixel FugiFilm camera. We couldn't figure it out. My wife and I left after 20 minutes...they were still there. It was very difficult to see the objects in the photo, but when I did an "automatic level adjustment" in photoshop...they are very obvious.

In the picture there is also a dark object which we didn't recall seeing.