MYSTERY: Researchers unable to identify flying object filmed over NYC
Researchers are still struggling to explain a flying object filmed off the coast of Long Island.
An unidentified man filmed the boomerang-shaped vessel as it zipped across the sky in April, brightly lit at around 10:30pm in Port Jefferson.
He then submitted the video to the Mutual UFO Network for investigation, and has left almost everyone stumped as to what he captured on his phone.
Some of the researchers believe what he may have seen was just a drone, but cannot be certain as they cannot get a good idea of how close the object was to where the man was filming.
'I looked at the video and found there is no reliable way to determine the object's range. This presents us with a problem in determining the nature of the object,' said Marc Dantonio. the chief photo and video analyst for the UFO Network .
'That said, it could be a small object up close, which would put this as a small radio controlled drone or plane. We can't ignore this possibility.'
Joseph Flammer, the UFO Network field investigator for New York, also points out there are numerous airports near the area though this object is clearly not a plane.