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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/9/2012 20:10 (Entered as : 09/09/12 20:10)
Reported: 9/9/2012 8:15:22 PM 20:15
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Elmont, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Orange lights seen in Elmont, Long Island, New York

On September 9, 2012 at about 8:10pm, my wife and I were in Elmont, Long Island, driving east on Hempstead Turnpike near the corner of Covert Avenue when we saw approximately 12 lights in the sky east of our car. The lights were circular in shape and orange, and about 3 times larger than a star. The lights were aligned roughly in a vertical formation and moved very slowly as they hovered in the sky. A couple of the lights moved in a semi-circular motion. Unlike an airplane or helicopter, which can be traced in the sky as they move out of view, these lights seemed to disappear from view. We watched the lights for about 10 minutes until they all disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness on two occasions, and we found him to be exceptionally eloquent and objective in the description of the objects he and his wife witnessed. He described the event as a "life-changing" event. Both husband and wife have jobs that require unusual talent and training. PD))