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Cylinders Over Illinois and New Jersey
Source: Filer's Files #36; September 5, 2001
ILLINOIS DAYLIGHT CYLINDER SPOTTED
NASHVILLE -- On August 28, 2001, in the early afternoon the witness was
fishing on the lake at Washington County Conservation Center. I heard
what I thought was jet noise and looked up and saw a long narrow object
silver in color. The craft had no wings or tail and had a long cigar shape,
longer than most jet liner fuselages. If this is not a UFO is it possible
that the wings of a jet may blend against the sky or clouds and not be
seen under some circumstances? There were some high clouds and sky was
visible behind the object. If the lighting had somehow obscured the wings
I would have seen the engines. In addition, the "windows" were
on the bottom and visible to me. Airline windows are on the side. The
area is near several airports so jet noise is common. I am now listing
this as one of my UFO sightings, bringing the total up to four since 1958.
Editor's Note: Based on your description it is difficult to determine
if you saw an aircraft or a UFO. Most likely the color of the wings, engines,
and tail blended with the background since they are often painted white
or gray while the rest of the aircraft is a more prominent color. However,
there are no aircraft with windows on the bottom and we do get UFO reports
of silver cigar or cylinder shaped craft frequently. These have included
near misses where the pilots ducked down in the cockpit. The jet noise
would indicate the craft had jet engines, but we will probably never know
the true answer.
NEW JERSEY CYLINDER
SEA BRIGHT/SHREWSBURY RIVER -- Peter B. Tarlton and his girlfriend reports
that on August 21, 2001, while fishing at the Sea Bright Bridge, a glossy
white ovoid/cylinder was observed at 3:45 PM at an altitude of 1500 feet.
The object/craft approached the beach heading due west making a slight
curve to the southeast. It had no visible aero forms/planes, was matte
white to glossy white. The O/C rose leisurely in altitude from 1500' to
2500'. Haze and smog affected visibility; however most interestingly,
it slowly pulsed to an intense white-hot light/power up phase, slid behind
some haze, and disappeared. My girlfriend and I both conducted additional
observations of commercial jetliner aircraft, in the same vicinity, under
the same environmental conditions, and the sun's glare was 20% to 30%
of what was observed with ovoid cylinder. Additionally jet aircraft did
not disappear; their aero surfaces were clearly and visually distinguished.
The same observation was not repeatable with commercial traffic under
same conditions. The object turned and disappeared. I have witnessed over
25 craft in this area, within five years. All of these 'sightings' have
occurred within a five-mile radius of Sea Bright Bridge. Thank you for
your efforts, excellent site, and contributions to the Disclosure Project.
Thanks to Peter B. Tarlton.
TRENTON -- Bill Fenton reports multiple UFO sightings over the Delaware
and nearby woods on Wednesday, August 22, 2001, and several days following.
He phoned several times to inform me that he and his friends were observing
high speed lights and a diamond shaped craft. Flashes of light would depart
the craft and fly into the area streaking past their position on Route
overlooking the Delaware River.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2001, I drove to the Delaware River scenic overlook
with Bill Fenton and observed several high speed maneuvering lights between
9:30 and 10:30 PM. There was fairly heavy commercial traffic moving north
along an airway. However, there were unexplained lights over a landfill
across the river in Pennsylvania. I also saw a green light flash over
295 moving east. There is unexplained activity in the area for many years.