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UFO Sighting Report




LaFayette, New York, United States


Large very bright ball shaped light seen over hills.

Date Reported:

6/13/2013 7:23:01 PM

Sighting Time: 

somewhere around 3-4:30 AM




1-2 seconds

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Very bright blue/white light. Shape was circular. Left a bright trail of light as if it had moved very fast in a zig-zag motion.

Size of Object(s)

I honestly can not give a god estimate. with arm out I would say maybe I could use my thumb to cover it up. I can not give even a good estimate size.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

No clue. It was just above the tree line on the distant hill top.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Rural setting. Driving north on a hill top road. To the left (drivers side) is more of the hill and below that is a highway. Out the passenger side the hill is lowering down into a valley. Across the valley are more hills.

Full Description & Details

Happened in the Autumn of 2011. Friend driving my car to his home very early in the morning, we were the only vehicle on the road. We are driving on a hill top road. I am in passenger seat. On my side the hill goes down, and beyond that in the distance rises more hills.

I look out the window and saw a very bright ball of light just above the other hill tops across the way. only lasted a seconds. When I saw it, the light looked like it had just moved extremely fast in the sky, leaving a light "imprint" in the sky in a zig-zag type of motion. Like if you take a picture of a car and its headlights leave a trail of light in the photo is the best way I am able to describe it. It did not look like it had moved very far. At the end of the trail was the large ball of light just above the hill top. Light was an intense blue/white color. I can not even recall seeing it go over the hills to be out of view. Its was just gone in a second. I recall that right after it was gone I blinked and it had left an imprint of the light and its trail in my eye (as if you look at a very bright light in the dark).

No noise was heard as my friend was talking and the radio was playing. I know it wasn't anything driving on the other hills. There are no roads and I could plainly see the object was in the sky. I drive this road on a very regular basis, day and night. I drove the same way home and tried to see if I could see anything again, but saw nothing. I do not believe it to be a meteor, it was too large. I have seen plenty and none traveling in a zig-zagging motion. Also, if it was a meteor I believe it would have been reported or something. I looked for anything on local meteors and found nothing. I dont think ball lightning either, as the skys where clear and had not been storming that day.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Not entirely sure. I know it was in the sky, so I know it was not anything traveling on the hill. The movement trail tells me it was not a star or planet. It was much to large and bright for either. It may have been a meteor or asteroid, but I believe it was much to large and bright to be either. And the trail of movement was in a zig-zag type of motion. I have never seen a meteor move like that. I also do not believe ball lightning as the sky was clear and it had not been storming that day. Definitely not an airplane. I see those ALL the time. Never have seen a blimp, satellite or weather balloon in the sky before. But I believe it was to bright for any of those. And if it was moving, way to fast.

Witness Background

Average white male. Early 20's. Have a HS degree and attended some college. I work Customer service.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Before and after I remain "agnostic" on the subject. There is to much evidence to support that the UFO/UAP phenomenon exists, but what it/they are is not explainable. I do not and never have believed in conspiracy stories and certain cases (abductions, Roswell etc.,) I have always had an interest in "paranormal" type of things. I grew up watching SCFI and Horror movies and watching the X-files. With UFO phenomena I hadn't read too much, just well known cases. I always liked to watch TV programs about them, both for the crazy conspiracy stuff and if anything could be learned from them. In the last few years, with more reports and more news coverage I have gotten more into the subject.

Other Comments

After seeing it I did ask my friend driving if he saw that. He said no what, and I said it was like a giant asteroid, or light or something. I only saw it for a second so even if he did look after I said anything, it was gone already.

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