Name: Michael Arana
Date of Sighting (and time if known): September 19, 2009
Location of Sighting: New York, NY
Shape(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Unknown. 9 people sitting on a roof in the Lower East Side of New York saw a very strong conical light beam with gas/steam/smoke coming off of the light shine down from a single point in the sky, perhaps less than 1 mile above us. The sky was very, very clear.
The light (and this mysterious “steam” surrounding it) lasted for about 15 seconds from the time we first observed it. It then gradually disappeared (in about 6 or 7 seconds), with NO sound or any other indication (such as blinking lights) that the source of the light was a plane or helicopter. We never say any actual UFO. But no one on the roof had ever seen anything like this, ever.
We reported the incident to NY1 (www.ny1.com), a local news station which disclosed that others had seen the same light.
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Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): It was reported that there were certain “military” aircraft over NYC for some reason (when we dialed 311, the operator disclosed this to us), but what we saw was not like any helicopter/aircraft I’ve ever seen.