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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2014 12:00 (Entered as : 01/01/14 12:00)
Reported: 2/6/2014 9:50:32 AM 09:50
Posted: 2/7/2014
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Other
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Flying object in front of Freedom Tower

My wife took the attached photo of Freedom Tower on Jan 1 2014. She was on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. She did not notice the strange object in front of the tower at the time. She took a second photo 2 seconds later and the object is not there.

I have tried to make sense of the object but I cannot. It does not appear to be a bird. My wife thinks it's a drone, but where is the propulsion. If you zoom on it, there is a white glow or haze on the top of the object.

The camera was an old Kodak digital mod C533. I did not set the time stamp when I put batteries in so it is not accurate.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect it's a bird, possibly a bald eagle, flying with fish in its talons. PD))