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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/30/2001 17:00 (Entered as : 10-30-01 17:00)
Reported: 12/1/2009 6:43:01 AM 06:43
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5 minutes ?
thin black line moving accross moon 10-30-01

hope you can help explain this mystery. I live in Syracuse NY and back on October 30th 2001 while my son was driving me home around 5:00pm/5:30pm we both saw something very strange. There was a full moon (or it looked full to us) and starting at the 4 or 5 on a clock going diagonally across the moon was a thin black line. It grew as it went across the very bright moon but stopped growing once it reached halfway then started to shrink back to nothing exiting at the 10:00/11:00 on a clock. There wasn't any air vapors before or after the moon and I tried to catch the news hoping there would be mention of it. We were on the road at the time (690 going east). It was the strangest thing I have seen in a long time. My son believe other drivers must have seen it too because the traffic wasn't moving at the 60pmh it normally moves at.