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Occurred : 12/16/2003 17:15 (Entered as : 12/16/2003 17:15)
Reported: 1/16/2004 7:13:23 PM 19:13
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Pompton Lakes, NJ
Shape: Disk
Duration:3-4 minutes
saucer w/red and green blinking lights

my wife and son and I had just loaded up our Christmas tree and were driving north on hamburg tpk at around 5:15 pm(I believe the date of 12/16 is correct, although it might have been 12/17. there was no moon). I was front passenger. Glanced right and saw a red and a green blinking light seperated by and just below a greenish haze. At first I thought an aircraft due to colored lights, and assumed green haze was a lit tail, as on commercial planes. Planes around here often fly low. However, after a minute I looked again and it seemed as if it had not moved. Looking harder, I was sure it was stationary and maybe a tower. Called wifes and sons attn. to lights. Lights invisible from wifes angle. Son confirmed lights stationary. Asked wife to make a right, to check if lack of movement was only perspective. 1 block later we reaquired lights in sight and my 7 year old son yells "it's a circle!, Dad, I'm scared". I'm saying to myself, "what the hell is that?" when I see 4 cream colored lights in a semi-circle on bottom. I rolled down the window and said again "what the hell is that thing!?" aloud.

Just Then (!) the thing (I estimate an altitude of less than 300 feet) shoots approx. 1/2 mile east in less than .5 seconds, stops for maybe 2 sec's, then shoots away up and east at 45 degree angle and is gone, just like that.

Next day wife's co-worker mentions he and 4 friends who live in condo's directly below sighting were outside smoking, and saw Exactly what we did at the Exact time.

wife kept our sighting to herself.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))