|Occurred : 7/15/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 7/15/01 01:40)
Reported: 7/16/2001 04:38
Location: Port Reading, NJ
Duration:approx 1 min
|12 starlike, silent,slow moving , erratic pattern, yellowish/orange color objects, eventually fading out one by one.
At approx 0140 on 7/15/01 in Port Reading NJ. Looked at NE part of sky and observed about 12 or so lights in an erratic formation, moving silently & slowly to east. Lights were about the size of a star and had a yellowish/orange color. The erratic pattern changed slowly until these lights faded out and disappeared one by one in no particular order. I am not good at estimating height in the dark but it appeared to be higher than a personal aircraft(Cessna)would fly. Witnessed by 5 people, each in a different location (we were at work). We communicated what we were seeing via 2-way radios. Also at this time a jet was on approach to Newark airport and I wonder if they may have observed these lights.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the time indicated above by the witness to be an estimate. We have corrected the time to 0030 hrs. (EDT). PD))