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‘New Jersey Sightings’

1951: The Fort Monmouth UFO Case

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 10, 1951 Sighting Time: 11:18 A.M. Day/Night: Location: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: two minute No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): 30 to 50 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): discus-like Color of Object(s): dull, silvery Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description:  Full Report By Wendy Connors and Mike Hall The Fort Monmouth Case began with a watershed event which took place at 11:18 A.M. EDT on a clear morning in September 1951. It was Monday the 10th. The place was a radar facility near the coastline at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A young student Army Signal Corps… Read More

1952: Passaic, New Jersey Photo

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 31, 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Passaic, New Jersey Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description:

1956: Belleville, NJ Triangle

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Summer 1956 Sighting Time: 04:00 PM Day/Night: Daytime Location: Belleville, New Jersey Urban or Rural: Urban – Backyard of two family home. Approximately 2 or 3 in the afternoon Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: 1-2 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: I would say it was about 100 feet high it looked like I could touch it if I was on a ladder. Size of Object(s): The object was huge. I was only eight so it covered the backyard. It appeared to be right over the trees. My hands would not cover it. I guess you could say it was larger than a plane Distance to Object(s):  Shape of Object(s): Triangular Color of… Read More

1958: Sighting by zoologist and UFO researcher Ivan T. Sanderson

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 2, 1958 Sighting Time: 5:00 p.m. Day/Night: Location: Near Blairstown, New Jersey Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification:  DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: NICAP / Richard Hall (1964) Reported: Summary/Description: Shortly after 5:00 p.m., noted Zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson observed a disc- shaped UFO maneuvering over the Delaware Water Gap. The flat disc looped back and forth, appearing sometimes edge-on (as a very thin line), sometimes oval to circular. It vanished once, but quickly reappeared, and continued its… Read More

1958: Two patrolmen see glowing red UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 20, 1958 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Dunellen, New Jersey Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): elliptical Color of Object(s): solid bright red and it gave off a pulsating red glow completely around the object Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP / Richard Hall (1964) from NICAP case report Summary/Description: December 19/20 of 1958 was a cloudless night in Dunellen, New Jersey. At 12:55 a.m., Patrolmen LeRoy A. Arboreen and B. Talada were on night patrol, cruising west on Center Street. From an area elevated about 15… Read More

1962: Disc landing in reservoir, in New Jersey

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 15, 1962 Sighting Time: 5,  7:50,  7:55 p.m. Day/Night: Location: Oradell, New Jersey Urban or Rural: rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s): Multiple Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): shiny Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Waterufo.net / NICAP UFO Investigator, Oct/Nov 1962 Original Source Summary/Description: A series of New Jersey police sightings after a reported disc landing in a reservoir. The action began on September 15, when two shiny discs were seen by multiple independent witnesses. On September 21, four Hawthorne police officers watched a device with two beams like headlights. Just after midnight, September 24, the same or a similar device was seen over the… Read More

1966: UFO with dome ‘buzzes’ automobile

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 15, 1966 Sighting Time: between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m Day/Night: Night Location: Split Rock Pond, New Jersey Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 25 to 30 feet wide and five or six feet high Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NICAP; Medical Times, October 1968; Hall 2001, p. 37; Keyhoe & Lore, 1969a, p. 9 Summary: “The object was directly in back and above me and followed my car along the road.” He estimated the object to be approximately 25 to 30 feet wide and five or six… Read More

1966: Wanaque Reservoir Incident

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 11, 1966 Sighting Time: 6:30 Day/Night: evening Location: Wanaque, New Jersey Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): two and nine feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): oval Color of Object(s): continuous light that changed from white to red to green and back to white. Number of Witnesses: Mass Sighting Source: http://www.weirdnj.com/; NICAP notes; U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. Ill, No. 6, Jan.-Feb. 1966, p. 3; New York Journal-American, Jan. 12, 1966 Summary/Description: January 11, 1966 started like any… Read More

1978: Fort Dix / McGuire AFB Case

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: January 18, 1978 Sighting Time: 0300A Day/Night: Location: Fort Dix/McGuire AFB, New Jersey, United States Urban or Rural: Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s): Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: NIDS, National Institute for Discovery Science; Leonard Stringfield, FSR Vol. 31 # 2 Summary: The primary eyewitness in the case, Jeffrey Morse, alleged (i) that he had been working as a security policeman at McGuire AFB when he was notified about UFO activity over Fort Dix army base.  Morse alleged that he heard that a non-human entity had been shot and he later saw… Read More

1978: New Jersey Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: April 24, 1978 Sighting Time:  01:30 – 02:00 a.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Paramus (Route 4, eastbound lane), New Jersey Urban or Rural: Rural – Near road from car. No. of Entity(‘s): 2 Entity Type: didn’t look like human beings Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: 7 to 10 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): cigar  Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: NUFORC Summary/Description:  In 1999 an anonymous person reported a sighting on the NUFORC website, indicating the date of April 24, 1978 towards 01:30 – 02:00 a.m. with a duration from 7 to 10 minutes: “I don’t remember the exact date… Read More

19??: Praying Mantis Man Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT ENTITY SIGHTING Date: 198? Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Musconetcong River, Hackettstown, NJ Urban or Rural: The stretch of the Musconetcong River here is unusual in that it’s west bank borders Rt. 46, (a local highway, congested with lots of stores) but the east bank where we were fishing borders fields and farmlands. No bank to speak of on the developed side, but the sloping bank on the rural side was high (ten feet?) A strip of trees about 10 – 20 yards thick separated the river from the fields beyond, but there was the occasional gap/path, each about 20 yards wide that allowed clear access to the river. No. of Entity(‘s): 1 Entity Type: Praying Mantis Man (humanoid) Entity Description: Tall. 6’6″… Read More

2001: UFOs Sighted, Filmed over Carteret, New Jersey

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 15, 2001 Sighting Time: 12:20 AM- 12:30 AM Day/Night: Night Location: Carteret, New Jersey Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: about 10 minutes No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Large Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): triangle  Color of Object(s): bright lights Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Summary/Description: A large UFO was sighted near the Newark Airport on July 15, 2001.Numerous large, bright lights were reported in a flying triangle pattern moving above the New Jersey Turnpike around 12:30 AM on Sunday morning July 15, 2001. Multiple lights in different patterns, multiple eyewitnesses. Made ABC News (video). Carteret police Lt.… Read More

2005: UFO photographed in New Jersey

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August, 2005 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Day Location: Jersey City, New Jersey Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Other Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: UFOEvidence.org  Original Source Summary/Description: “This took place in Jersey City, New Jersey. I had pulled over off the highway to buy some fruits at a very isolated fruit stand/store and I snapped a picture of this warehouse in the lot. I did not even see it [the object] when I took the picture… It was a few weeks later when i was cleaning out the flash card that it… Read More