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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/14/2018 20:25 (Entered as : 8/14/2018 20:25)
Reported: 8/17/2018 8:59:06 PM 20:59
Posted: 8/22/2018
Location: Levittown, NY
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 2 minutes (plus)
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
5 Red and yellow lights in a circle over Long Island.

On 8/14/2018, at approx. 8:25 pm, I was walking my dog around a park in a populated suburban town on Long Island. It was a clear night. There was a crescent moon. Both Mars and Venus were visible, and I was very aware of their placement in the night sky. In fact, this is why I was looking up.

I observed a red light, which I first thought to be a plane, but noticed it was moving in a zig zag pattern, and it got my attention. There was a plane either following it or flying with it. It was north of me, flying east to west. The light stopped and hovered. One light became 3, and then 5 or 6. This was instantaneous. They formed a circle. Each was bright red with a yellow bottom which appeared like a light. They stayed in the circle, and the plane seemed to fly through the middle of them. The event lasted around 2 minutes, but it could have been less. Two of the lights disintegrated and disappeared, then another, then the remaining 2. There was nothing left! Right before and during this, I kept losing my phone call to my friend. I was repeatedly trying to Facetime her so she could see it. I did manage to Facetime her long enough for her to see 2 of them. I tried to use my camera, but I was having trouble using that as well. It seemed to be frozen. I should mention, that Im not one who uses the camera all the time, so this might have been because Im not adept at it.

The event seemed to have concluded (whatever it was), and I started walking home. Around 10 minutes later, to the East, a solid red light appeared in the sky. This did not have the same yellow bottom. Like the others, it dissipated, but this happened more quickly. I observed one or 2 more of the same in the next few minutes. I stopped seeing any lights around 8:45pm.

I felt elated and excited by the whole experience.