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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/26/2014 21:20 (Entered as : 07/26/2014 21:20)
Reported: 7/28/2014 5:16:13 AM 05:16
Posted: 8/1/2014
Location: Middletown, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2-4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Red orange flickering ball across cruising the sky in Scotchtown (Middletown), NY

Driving home from dinner my wife and I saw a red orange ball moving horizontally across the sky. It was a little smaller than the moon and my original thought was it was like a flickering candle flame shaped like a ball.

I was driving so I kept my eyes on the road while glancing at the thing in the sky. When we reached our driveway we got out and watch it recede -- still in a straight line -- while another plane taking off from Stewart Airport (in nearby Newburgh) was flying the opposite direction at a slight angle. When the thing became small in the distance (still bigger than a point-like star) it just turned off.

We waited a bit to see if it would come on again but it didn't.