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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/25/2009 07:07 (Entered as : 10/25/09 7:07)
Reported: 10/27/2009 5:36:16 AM 05:36
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Bath, NY
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 8 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
Bath, NY UFO Sighting

My wife, two children and I traveled through the southern tier of New York on Route 17/86 West on Sunday, October 25, 2009 – it was partly cloudy and just started to change from dark to light (it was more dark than light at this point - prior to sunrise). We were heading home from a weekend visit with relatives. The kids were sleeping – the radio was on very low, and I was driving. My wife was seated on front passenger seat of our van.

As we traveled on the highway through Bath, NY, at exactly 7:07 a.m., my wife and I observed an extremely bright light / object in the top right corner of the front window of our van – it immediately caught our attention due to the brightness of the light / object – the object was traveling southwest at a 45 degree angle towards the ground – approximately 3 to 5 thousand feet off the ground – the object was moving fast…we were unable to make out the shape of the object – the object emitted a tail of light behind it, due to! how fast it moved. At first we thought it was a shooting star, but it was moving too slow for that - but too fast for a plane. We thought the light/object was going to impact the ground - we were a little scared at that point. The light/object then changed its course and traveled parallel to the ground – the light/object turned up the speed dramatically, began traveling in a 45 degree angle upward as it disappeared over a mountain range. The sighting lasted approximately 8 seconds. We didn’t see the object again.