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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/4/2022 04:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2022 4:30 AM)
Reported: 7/18/2022 9:49:26 AM 09:49
Location: Bass River Township, NJ
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
|Silver sphere, with VERY BRIGHT pair of articulated light sources on the bottom, accelerated laterally and VANISHED, then reappeared
I couldn't sleep, and my roommate was up too. So the evening of July 3 (or morning of July 4 depending on your point of view) at 3:33am we decided to go for a drive, get some air, hopefully get tired enough to sleep when we come back after doing a few laps down the back roads. We were gone for about an hour.
Came back, parked the car, sun isn't up yet so we're standing out front in the driveway, leaning against my car, just talking and looking at the stars as they slowly fade out behind the pre-dawn glow.
Then I saw a UFO straight out of one of those conspiracy videos you can find anytime you google the term "UFO." Silver sphere, not entirely sure how high but my guess is a couple thousand feet and was probably about the size of a mid-size SUV. Two very bright searchlights - not sure if that's their actual function but that's what they look like from the ground - on the bottom swiveled around for a few seconds. Then it sped off, leaving a very short trail of glowing particles in its wake like when the Star Trek ships go to warp speed. Just vanished in the blink of an eye. The trail also vanished after about half a second.
I was so amazed that I dropped my soda can on the ground, speechless for a few seconds just pointing up with my mouth hanging open.
We started talking again, and about a minute later IT CAME BACK, or perhaps it was a second craft. Closer this time, directly over my head. My roommate saw it too. It hung there, directly overhead, for maybe half a minute before sliding sideways at incredible speed and vanishing again. Rough estimate, it moved maybe 200 feet sideways before it disappeared from view.
Well, I know what a GPS satellite looks like from the ground. I know what a helicopter or small airplane or F-16 or 747 looks like from the ground. THIS WAS NOT ANY OF THOSE. And I know this is meteor season. I ALSO saw several meteors - shooting stars as you might call them - as well as this. This thing was NOT A SHOOTING STAR. It was a smooth, solid, metallic sphere with articulated light sources on the bottom only, and some kind of rapid acceleration device.
If it was just a weird shape I would admit that it was possibly a man-made craft. But this thing moved laterally SO FAST side-to-side that nothing man-made could survive those G-forces, our welds and rivets would shake apart at that speed/force even on an unmanned drone (which I know because I used to build components for the aerospace industry)… and then it BLINKED OUT OF VIEW AS IF VANISHING FROM EXISTENCE, the motion was only visible for maybe a tenth of a second (travel distance maybe 200 feet) before it was just GONE leaving a sort of ion glow for just a second more almost like the northern lights. Then it blinked right back into view AS IF FROM NOWHERE a moment later in a different location, with pinpoint accuracy and instant braking. I'm not even sure if it was actually moving through 3-dimensional space at "light speed" or just teleporting. And it made NO SOUND. I'm in New Gretna, so at 4:30 am there is no noise out here, you can hear a pin drop from 2 miles away. This thing was right over my head, maybe half a mile up, and was completely silent. No engine noise, no exhaust noise, no rotor noise, no sonic boom as it moved at what appeared to be HYPERSONIC speeds at least, no sound of the air around it being disturbed as it passed by. This was not man made, nor a natural phenomenon. Of that I am certain.
I did not get photos because it's super dark out, pretty high up, and I often forget that my phone has a camera attached. But my roommate just showed me a video someone else posted on TikTok THIS MORNING (7/17) from ARIZONA that depicted THE SAME TYPE OF CRAFT performing similar maneuvers but in a large group, looked like nine or ten in that instance.
I saw the SAME PHENOMENON again in my back yard THREE MORE TIMES since then, as of July 17. I also had an experience with a creature that may be related to the craft, which I will file as a separate report.