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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/2012 22:02 (Entered as : 06/30/12 22:02)
Reported: 7/2/2012 5:01:02 PM 17:01
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Utica, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration: 2-4 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
We observed three round globes over a portion of East Utica.

This occurred on June 30, 2012 at about 10:02 p.m. There was almost a full moon with the sky cloudy but bright.

While traveling by car East on the Parkway in Utica, NY my wife and I observed three orange round lights that looked like they were moving in a Northeasterly direction. I pulled the car over on Pleasant Street and both of us got out to observe them more.

The lights looked to be the size of soccer or smaller basketballs from where we were standing. They were traveling in a straight line, one behind the other left to right. There was absolutely no sound at all from them that we could hear.

The first one separated from the other two and the light slowly dimmed from view. The remaining two continued going in a Northeasterly direction.

Then the first one (if it was the first one or perhaps another one) came back around (we did not witness it coming back around as we were in the process of getting out of the car; it was just there again)and continued to follow the other two in the same direction. We watched until the lights on all three slowly dimmed and then all three disappeared. The duration of this was probably 2-4 minutes.

We called the FAA Flight Service Station (my wife went on line to try to see who we should call when we got home to report what we saw) and spoke to a gentleman who assisted us. He was going to report this sighting to his superiors and gave us the wind velocity information we understood that you may want. He also gave us the number to report our UFO sighting.

We called at 11:40 p.m., no answer.

The gentleman from FAA called back and left your web site for us to contact you.

From the Doppler Radar Operation: Wind velocity up to 10,000 feet Direct observation of winds: 2,000 feet - 2.70 @ 10 knots 3,000 feet - 2.70 @ 20 knots 4,000 feet - 2.80 @ 20 knots 5,000 feet - 3.00 @ 20 knots 6,000 feet - 3.10 @ 25 knots 7,000 feet - 3.20 @ 25 knots 8,000 feet - 3.10 @ 25 knots 9,000 feet - 3.30 @ 25 knots 10,000 no observation About 9:52 p.m. 3.40 @ 30 knots On Monday, July 2 we called the Utica Police Department and asked if there were any reports of unidentified sightings in that area. We spoke to an officer who said several complaints had come in about fireworks in that vicinity going off. After listening to us he felt confident in claiming that what we saw were fireworks.

Respectfully we have to disagree with him. We know what we saw. Having witnessed countless firework displays over the last 60 years, neither one of us have seen anything resembling what we witnessed (unless something new is out there that explodes silently into perfect round balls and continues to hold its shape, color and follows in a straight line until it dims out after 2-4 minutes).