Bayport’s Marc Rubin was riding his bicycle when he saw a white ball falling from the sky over either Patchogue or Sayville Monday.
“This thing I had absolutely no idea what it was,” Rubin said in a NBC New York report. “It had this little curlicue tail at the top and was coming straight down at a 90-degree angle.”
Rubin said that he called it an unidentified falling object, and took two photos.
At the same time, Suffolk County Police received 911 calls and reports of a possible downed plane in Shirley.
According to the report, police looked for a crash and found nothing. Police deputy chief Kevin Fallon told NBC New York that the department’s helicopter pilots believe that it was some type of model rocket or a flare.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that there were no reports of any planes in trouble or any other issues in the sky on Monday. The agency plans to send investigators to talk to Rubin and review his photos.
Patch left a message with the FAA Thursday, and will update should we hear back. Patch also checked in with Suffolk County Police, who said there have been no additional updates.
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Click here for the original report on NBC New York, and their video report is embedded in this post.