Occurred: 2022-05-30 00:58 Local
Reported: 2022-05-30 10:28 Pacific
Duration: Two or three minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Toms River, NJ, USA
Location details: Seen on route 571 looking north towards Lakewood

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Walking a trail we looked up in the Northeast sky and saw a fireball slowly moving west, making no noise.

My partner and I walked out back of our house on Route 571 to check our camera footage we take of the foxes, opossums and other animals that come out at night. As we moved from the first camera to the second, I look up into the northeast sky behind our property and see what looks like a single fireball hovering a moment before slowly moving west (the same direction we were walking). The fire looked like it was swirling in like a clockwise rotation but it was difficult to tell. I only checked off the "lights on the object" box below only because the light from the fireball itself was all we could see. The aura was the sphere it seemed to make as the fire was moving. I vocalized and pointed at it to my partner to which she then noticed it as well. It must have been only for two or three minutes, but we both noted how there was no sound to it at all. We live by a four lane highway, so we are used to hearing noises of cars, but at this exact moment there was no other noise at all. The object did not move at a constant rate either. It seemed to move slow and slightly pick up speed but move slowly again. Finally, it continued northwest towards Jackson Township passed the tree line and was out of sight.

The diagram attached shows the spots it sorta slowed down and when we first saw it to when we lost it. We never took our eyes off of it.

Side note: Right before witnessing the craft we both heard a loud crashing sound in the development facing where the craft was. Probably unrelated.

Posted 2022-06-22

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