NIDS Sends FOIA Request for July Newark Airport UFOs
On July 25, 2001, NIDS sent a FOIA request to the FAA requesting radar
tapes (Tracon) for the July 14-15, 2001 timeframe around the Carteret
UFO incident. NIDS also requested the tower voice tapes for the same time
period from Newark International Airport.
Prior to receiving the FOIA data, NIDS received a preliminary analytical
report that details unidentified flying objects without transponders detected
on air traffic control radar in the airspace around Newark International
Airport on the night of July 14-15, 2001. The report is summarized in
table form below.
The following points are to be noted:
All times in the report are Zulu time (GMT). Subtract 4 hours to get Carteret
time for each data point. Speed of the different objects is measured in
knots (kts). EWR refers to Newark International Airport. NONE of the objects
in the table below had transponders. By far the most noteworthy aspect
of this communication is the large number of objects detected that DO
NOT have transponders (all commercial aircraft have transponders) in the
airspace around Newark International at the same time that an estimated
seventy eyewitnesses on the New Jersey Turnpike and a further fifty (estimated)
witnesses from Staten Island reported unidentified lights in the same
area of sky.
A request to randomly check for aircraft without transponders at the same
time on a DIFFERENT night produced the result that there were no objects
without transponders in the air around Newark International airport on
that second, randomly chosen, night.
This "control" study lends support to the notion that such a
large profusion of objects without transponders in the air around one
of the busiest international airports in the world is unusual. Secondly,
the fact that multiple objects without transponders were in the same airspace
while over one hundred eyewitnesses on the ground were watching several
unidentified objects over Carteret may be of interest.
In addition, we now have interviews with 13 witnesses posted on our website:
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