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Occurred : 7/15/2001 00:40 (Entered as : 7/16/2001 12:40 AM)
Reported: 7/16/2001 15:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Carteret, NJ
Shape: Formation
Duration:
Orange lights hovering over Carteret NJ in V formation

I wish I have seen it too. Anyway I would like to re-cap the facts presented by different people so far in regards to these observations: The sighting was collective. About 75 cars stopped on the highway to view the lights and 15 people in different locations who have noticed it independently of each other and called the Cartret police department. According to reports police officers themselves saw the lights as well. Whatever this was, it must have been very close to the ground, as only people at Pert Amboy, Raritan Bay, and Carteret NJ, but not in any other neighboring towns, saw it. The descriptions all point to orange redish radial self contained lights in a V and then Diamond shaped formation. This does not convincingly corespond to any possibility of projected light from the ground or Aurora Borialis as some suggested. It would be very interesting to know whether the coast guard or the Newark airport radars have picked up anything unusual at that time. It is also interesting to find out if any of the people heard anything at all while making this observation (such as a chopper or plane sound) especially considering the concluded low altitude of these lights. could we have a more articulated description of the sighting from anybody who saw it? What was the angle of the opening in the V shape? How far do people asses the lights along the sides where in relation to the end points of the V from each other? What shade of color would you compare it to? Did the intensity or shade of the lights change throughout the observation?

((NUFORC Note: We believe that the source is alluding to the event at approximately 0030 hrs. on July 15th. We have changed the date here. PD))