NUFORC Sighting 61418

Occurred: 2005-03-06 15:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2008-02-04 13:58 Pacific
Duration: 30 mins
No of observers: 5

Location: Howell, NJ, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby

Pack of lights in Howell, NJ sky

It was about 3:30 in the afternoon and we were cleaning up getting ready to close our store (Jiffy Lube). My friend said "Ey what is that?"

Thinking he was playing with me I didn't look at first but when I eventually did what follows is what I saw...In total at least 5 of us saw all of this and were calling our wives/girlfriends/friends to see if anyone else had witnessed it: It was still sunny out and there appeared to be something extremely bright in the sky.. It could've been silver but it was just BRIGHT (and mind you the sun was still out)…

At first I thought it was just a star or something but it was moving sorta side-to-side, up and down..just hovering around that general area..Then when we looked to the right we saw 2 more bright lights making the same movements and to the right of them, there was a pack of maybe 5 smaller (but still pretty bright) lights doing the same movements.

From my job, there is an Air Force base (strategically put there I begin to wonder??) about 15-20 mins car ride away...After observing the lights for several minutes, an air force fighter jet flew across the sky from west to east and then disappeared...

Within a minute or two of the fighter jet leaving, the pack of 5 smaller lights broke up and moved side-to-side up VERY quickly until they all disappeared. (From the moment they started ascending til they were no longer visible must've been about 20 seconds) Then the two lights that were next to the brightest one also broke away and ascended very quickly..

The last and brightest one ascended quickly but did not fully disappear...Most of my co-workers had stopped watching at this point, however I followed this bright one as it moved in the SE direction for close to 45 mins and eventually disappeared...I checked the next day the see if anyone had reported anything and I tried googling but nothing ever came up...After reading descriptions of sightings on here, I had to post because some stories are EERILY similar to mine. Had I been the only person to witness this, I might've thought I was crazy but to have the backing of my co-workers makes me believe something was happening and my eyes weren't just playing tricks on me.


Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD

Posted 2008-03-04

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