Published: 11:09 AM 11/3/2013
Oyster Bay, New York - 11-01-13
I went out on my balcony to smoke a cigarette. My house is high up on a hill, and surrounded by trees.
I am facing north west looking above the tree line towards NYC, when I see a bright light.
I see other planes flying about, but this light is brighter than the planes. It could be a helicopter's search lights I think. I stare at it, but it doesn't move.
There is no noise, maybe it's a meteor, I think. But again no movement, it is stationary, and the lights are so bright.
I have seen meteors before and this doesn't seem like a meteor. I watch it some more, then I run for my cell phone to get a video.
I record the bright light, in my phone it seems to be cigar-shaped, but with the naked eye it seems circular. It also seems to be pulsating.
I am skeptical, I think it's a star just very low and bright. I look at the other stars in the sky, and this is not a star; it is just way too bright.
I really dont know what I saw. It remained in the sky for over an hour. I had to go into my house, when I came back a half hour later it was gone.
The lights were so bright it appeared to have lines of lights escaping the center all around it, like a star. I wasdumbfounded, I had never seen this before. What is it?