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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/19/2019 23:00 (Entered as : 08/19/19 23:00)
Reported: 8/19/2019 8:37:46 PM 20:37
Posted: 8/23/2019
Location: Pine Bush, NY
Shape: Light
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright light 2-3 miles away with rapid-cycling colored lights

Date: August 19, 2019 Time: approx. 23:00 EST Location: Ulster County, NY, low in the sky between Burlingham, NY, and Walker Valley, NY, Sighting area: about 10 mins West of Pine Bush, NY, looking West Sighting duration 5-10 mins.

Description: Seen just above the tree tops at a distance of approx. 2-3 miles, a bright flashing light, rapidly changing colors. Larger and brighter than a star, and not flashing regular FAA lights (as I observed the object a normal plane did fly overhead for contrast). Lots of stars out, too, but this looked nothing like a star.

Mediocre quality iPhone video taken that, at least, shows the rapid cycling of the flashing lights. Viewed through binoculars, however, the distant object almost appeared spherical, and the different colored rapid-cycling lights were much more obvious. The object appeared motionless until it drifted away south and was gone from view behind tall trees nearby.