October 6th 2004

Along the New York State Thruway

Date: October 6, 2004
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 1 to my knowledge
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Thin, I could not tell if it was a rectangle, circle, etc...

Full Description of event/sighting: I was driving southbound on I-87 of the NYS Thruway between the Catskill and Saugerties exits when approaching a straight stretch of the road I noticed what appeared to be three birds (hawks) flying about 100 feet above an area of trees to the left of the highway. About a half mile away I noticed one of the "birds" was interacting in an odd way. The "bird" made a quick upward motion then descended. It continued this pattern about three more times in between the birds (I'm sure they were birds). Something interesting, when it peaked before descending, it gave off a bright shine, similar to tin foil under a bright light. Within 1/8th of a mile of the activity the bird or object made a swift and quick descend into the trees and that was the last I saw of it.

The rises and descends were all at a 90 degree angle. I have never seen a bird perform moves like this, especially ones the size of a hawk.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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