This event was witnessed by my wife and 8 year old daughter. Last Sunday 8/7/16, my wife, and my 2 daughters (8 and 5 years old), and myself went to the beach at Coney Island 2 blocks from my house at about 11;30AM-12PM. We set up our blanket and since my kids were relaxing on the blanket, I decided to go for a swim for 5-10 minutes. When I got out of the water we started eating something. My wife then asked if I saw the objects in the sky and I said that I did not. This was around 1PM. She described about 5 to 6 (my daughter said 6) needle or rod shaped metallic objects which were flying in formation at high altitude. Several were reflecting the sunlight and the others were dull. It was a beautiful sunny day with few if any clouds. They were very high as some planes appear when they fly at high altitude (much higher than the planes we see taking off and landing at nearby JFK airport). They were flying in formation heading east with three in the front side by side with the other two rows behind with objects moving but to the east but with simultaneous lateral movements. The formation itself did not deviate from the movement to the east. The speed at which they were flying appeared to be high. The movement across the sky was similar to the movement across the sky the planes taking off and landing at JFK were doing, except the planes were a lot closer and come in out of the south. The attached sketch was drawn by my wife later that evening. The object below is the reference of the top of our beach umbrella. The objects appear as the small lines at the upper left hand of the sketch. The middle shows an enlargement. Neither of us have ever witnessed a UFO in the past (I wish I had seen these). She insists that they were not birds.
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PA Media December 26, 2021