August 20th 2003

Original UFOINFO E-mail Form Report:

Name: Use Craig S.

Location: Manlius N.Y. USA

Date: 10:00 pm EST, 8/20/2003

Approach Direction: from south

Departure Direction: to north

Witness Direction: south

Description: At 10:00 pm EST, August 20th 2003 Broadfield Road in Manlius N.Y. I observed a white glowing round object approximately the size of a bottle cap at half an arms length, slowly traveling from South to North low in the western sky. The object had about the same luminescence as a bright full moon and could still be seen as it passed behind the areas trees. Unrestricted viewing observation time was about 2 seconds, total observation time was approximately 5 seconds before the object left the area.

Color/Shape: Round bright white

Height & Speed: 300 ft 40 mph

Follow-up report by Brian Vike:

Dear Craig,

I hope my letter finds you well and summer is being good to you. My name is Brian Vike a UFO investigator and I own and operate HBCC UFO Research here in Houston, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. John Hayes at UFOINFO sent me your sighting report so I can follow it up, and collect any more details for him. UFOINFO and HBCC UFO Research work together to try to bring as much good information to each and every sighting that is made with them. So if you would be kind enough to answer some questions about what was witnessed, I would very much appreciate it.

If you would be kind enough to answer the questions it may help in finding an answer for what you witnessed. Plus if there is any other detail that you may have left out, would you please pass the information a long as well.

Thank you very much for your help.

Take good care

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.
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email: hbccufo@telus.net
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Hello Brian - It would be my pleasure to answer questions ( I have answered under the text below ) in reference to my sighting of Aug. 20th. Strangely enough this is my second major sighting within two months. The first was a daylight sighting in the same area in Manlius N.Y. in which I was interviewed on the Jeff Rense program with Peter Davenport director of NUFORC ( summary of the sighting/interview is here : http://www.nuforc.org/ ). I filed a freedom of info act with FAA for radar data and received negative results from New England region and a pack of hassles from the Eastern region. Also the daylight sighting had the attributes of a couple of subsequent sighting in the Washington and California area following mine. The odd thing to me is I have seen allot of activity in this area and I'm perplexed as what is the reason, and why I'm seeing multiple of them. I'm determined to get this on film although the last sighting was so fast my digital boot up time would never suffice. Anyway, I'm rambling, however the Aug. 20th sighting was to me even stranger because of the proximity to my position, I didn't get to sleep until about 4:00am! Let me know if you need any other Information and if you have any other details that correspond to what I saw - Thanks and good luck with your investigations- Craig

Brian: Did you happen to hear any sounds coming from the object ?

Craig: It was silent traveling at aprox. 40mph

Brian: Did the light/object make any unusual maneuvers ?

Craig: No it moved in a straight line

Brian: Were any aircraft noticed in the area of the light ?

Craig: No

Brian: Also were there any other witnesses who saw this ?

Craig: No unfortunately I was alone

Brian: I know you mentioned that you just noted the bright light, but when you think back can you remember seeing any kind of structure to the object ?

Craig: None except it was a well defined round ball of white light, like the moon very contrasted sharp edges against the dark sky, not fuzzy , as if illuminated from within.

Brian: I just wanted to be clear on something, when you mentioned the light/object passed behind some trees in the area, do you think it dropped in altitude or do you think it stayed at the same height from the ground ? The reason I ask is due to how low the object seemed to be.

Craig: It stayed at the same height throughout travel. My estimate is it was maybe a 1/4 of a mile away and perhaps 200 to 500 ft off the ground but its tough to say.

Brian: Did you have any pets around you at the time of the sighting, and if so, did they react in anyway to the object ?

Craig: No

Brian: This is an interesting report as I have one now I am working hard on as I have 151 witnesses for this one sighting alone. [Click for report]

Craig: Does this sighting match the other reports?

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[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for the follow-up.]


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