Location: Point Pleasent, NJ, USA
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2012-06-21 10:33:06 Pacific
Posted: 2012-07-04 00:00:00
1976 Point Pleasent, NJ - Bright star moving in square flight pattern
I was about 10 years old and my family was vacationing in a house in Point Pleasant, NJ. Our house was right on the ocean and also right next to the public beach and within walking distance to the boardwalk.
It was about 9:00pm at night (or whenever it's officially dark)and there were 6 us (4 kids 2 adults). Everyone was in a festive mood and excited to be going to the boardwalk that night, talking over each other, and some of the kids were racing ahead. But I was busy looking at what I thought was a very bright star in the night sky (green I recall). Then it suddenly began to move in a square flight pattern, first down, then left, then up, then right, over and over. It was very far away, almost directly above so I really did believe it was a star until it started moving. I was tugging at my mother’s hand to get her to look, but she was busy trying to keep everyone together as we trapsed across the beach. I wasn’t afraid, and I don’t recall thinking it was a UFO at the time, just that it was a very unusual star.
Unfortunately, once we got to the boardwalk I too was excited about the rides and games and completely lost interest in the anomaly. As an adult, I now realize just how odd that really was and wish I had been more persistent in getting someone to look up.
Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD
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