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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/3/2012 16:00 (Entered as : 08/03/12 1600)
Reported: 8/10/2012 8:40:12 PM 20:40
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|Rapidly-approaching, brightly-lit craft disappears over Kill Van Kull
At the above time and date, I was standing on the shore of the Kill Van Kull in Bayonne, approximately 1/2 mile north of the Bayonne Bridge. I was looking out over the water when I saw what I thought was a low-flying helicopter rapidly approaching me from the Staten Island side of the Kill. I watched for a few seconds, getting confused as I was not seeing a helicopter or plane shape under a very bright, white light on top. It was indistinct and dark, with an oval profile.
As I waited for it to pass overhead I was distracted for all of three seconds, as my dog got twisted up in his leash. I bent down to untangle him, stood back up and looked expectantly overhead to see this strange "copter" but there was no longer anything in the air overhead.
From my vantage point I had an excellent, unobstructed view of all directions around me, and that craft was nowhere to be found, nor was there any noise emanating from it whatsoever. I remember that the light was so much brighter than what one would normally see on an aircraft, and for the life of me cannot figure out exactly what I saw, or what transpired that day.