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Occurred : 9/11/1999 20:45 (Entered as : 09/11/99 20:45)
Reported: 9/12/1999 10:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Clifton, NJ
Shape: Oval
Duration:15 minutes
Bright white craft moved slowly and low to the horizon, heading approx. south-southeast.

My friend and I were outside in his back yard in Clifton, about to head inside the house, when I caught a white glow just over the tops of some trees. I stopped to look, thinking it was the moon, when I realized it was not. He looked too, and we discovered that it was about the apparent size of the full moon, and the same pale white, though more blimp-shaped. It had flashing white lights at the top and bottom. It moved very slowly, and we walked out into the street to trace its progress. We were able to view it for approximately 15 minutes as it headed south-southeast, and though we had no binoculars or telescope, we saw it clearly enough to be convinced that it was not a blimp (all white, no advertising, and it seemed to be illuminated by itself), nor a weather balloon, nor any conventional aircraft. It was also NOT Venus, or any atmospheric disturbance! We are both rational, logical men (and had not been drinking), but neither of us could come up with an explanation for what we saw.