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New Jersey UFO Investigation Continues
Source: Filer's Files #33; August 14, 2001
CARTERET -- A new witness claims to have observed the structure of a large
Flying Triangle near Sayerville heading for Carteret. Witnesses
further south along the New Jersey Turnpike saw aircraft on the normal
approach to Newark Airport apparently being diverted because of the presence
of UFOs in the early morning hours of July 15, 2001. It is normal
FAA procedure to divert aircraft away from potential danger without confirming
the presence of UFOs to the aircrews. Unconfirmed reports indicate
that radar's in the New York area picked up a series of anomalous targets
on the night of July 15, 2001, between 12:25 to 12:55 AM. These
targets roughly match the ground witnesses testimony of seeing lights
over the New Jersey Turnpike. Dozens of cars came to a stop on the
Turnpike to watch the lights as they passed overhead. Carteret is
a very significant case because it occurred the day after the successful
US antimissile test in the Pacific, the so-called son of Star Wars.
We can speculate the multiple UFOs were a response to this test.
Russia is strongly opposed to the development of this Missile Defense
System and their involvement cannot be ruled out at this time.
Carteret is only ten miles from New York City the home of most major television
networks. Numerous police and fireman were witnesses and took video
of the event, that was shown on many television broadcasts. New
York radar operators indicate that dozens of anomalous targets were racing
around the area. There are wide variations in speed, altitude, and
size. Anomalous targets are those that are not using transponders
that are required for all normal commercial traffic and identify the aircraft.
The anomalous radar returns were flying too slow or too fast to be normal
aircraft and remain unidentified. So far to my knowledge the government
has not denied the sighting and no military maneuvers have been acknowledged.
MUFON investigator Bob Durant reports, "In the short time the lights
were displayed on screen, it was obvious that they were moving right to
left at a slow but deliberate angular velocity. There was no relative
movement among the lights. The top of a house or building, and possibly
a chimney on a house, is visible beneath the lights and offer a reference
for their movement. No stars were visible in the video scene.
There were a total of ten lights, arranged in three groups. Beginning
from the left on the screen, which corresponds with the foremost lights,
we see five lights, then a space, then four lights, a much longer space,
and a single light which brings up the rear of the moving set. There
is no obvious symmetry to either the groups of five and four lights, or
to the entire group of lights. The lights depicted in the video
are large, steady and white, though there is some slight but perceivable
variation in diameter among them. One of the lights momentarily
nearly "goes out," diminishing to a tiny point, then resuming
its original size."
Thanks to Bob Durant.