|Occurred : 9/11/2004 21:15 (Entered as : 09/11/2004 21:15)
Reported: 9/11/2004 8:21:30 PM 20:21
Location: Ewing, NJ
Duration:1 1/2 hrs
|Stationary light flashing white, red, blue, west of Ewing NJ.
Slightly before 9:15, I stepped out into the back yard of our house. Looking at the clear night sky, I noticed a bright flashing light low in the western sky; given the date, I was more attentive than usual. Since we see a lot of air traffic out of Mercer County Airport (not far to our west) and elsewhere in the NY-PA area, I first assumed it was a plane, but glancing back once or twice I noticed that it didn't appear to be moving. I guessed it was a trick of perspective, but after five or ten minutes I felt something must be amiss, so I went to grab my only -- and unfortunately low-resolution -- pair of binoculars. It was larger than a star and flashed much more rapidly, again, like an airplane, and in multiple colors as well. All that I was able to make out was a stationary object emitting a bright white light accompanied by intermittent red and blue flashes. My wife confirmed this sighting and feels as clueless about it as I. I checked on its status repeatedly, and the object continued to hover for well over an hour, although the last few times I checked it appeared to have lowered imperceptibly toward the western horizon until, between 10:30 and 10:45, it had sunk out of my viewing area behind trees and houses. There was frequent air traffic in the area, and a few planes even seemed to pass close by the object without any change of course. My eye isn't well-trained enough to get any sense of how far away the object may have been; west of here is, again, the airport, and not far beyond that the Delaware River and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Honestly, I don't know a thing about UFOs, but typing the search terms "red blue flashing object" into Google turned up a multitude of sightings, which is why I decided to submit this report. If anyone else in the area saw this bizarre object, I'd love to hear about it. Many thanks.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the witness may have observed the quite bright star in the western sky. PD))