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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/2021 21:00 (Entered as : 11/01/2021 21:00)
Reported: 11/3/2021 7:36:25 AM 07:36
Posted: 11/15/2021
Location: New Paltz, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
A large fireball was observed in the middle distance

I was watching television with my husband, and something caught my eye out of the large window to my left. This happens from time and time, and is typically the headlights from cars reflected off our barn, a couple hundred feet from our house.

When I turned to look, I saw what looked to be a shooting star, though much larger and much closer than I had ever seen. It was also much lower down to the ground. It did have a long tail, and streaked through the air, not particularly fast, as has always been the case with other shooting stars I’ve observed in the past. It almost looked like it could’ve been a part of a firework, but no fireworks were observed or recorded in our town, or surrounding towns on this night, and there was no audible noise from fireworks, either. I also did not note it dissipating in brightness, or falling in a pattern that you would expect a firework to do.

It threw me so, that I did not even get a chance to point it out to my husband, until it had disappeared from view. It flew out of my sight, obscured by our barn, but a bit farther in the background where there is a few miles of wetlands and forest brush. My check or local social networking groups yielded no other reports (where everything and anything is typically reported).

I kept an eye out for the remainder of the evening, but did not see anything else. I also did not leave my house to investigate any further. Probably unrelated, but worth noting was that the next morning there were dozens of vultures all over town, which seemed surprising to everyone, and has never happened before in the time that we’ve lived here.