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Occurred : 7/15/2001 15:00 (Entered as : 07/15/01 15:00)
Reported: 7/17/2001 07:56
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bergenfield, NJ
Shape: Other
Duration:2 minutes
Daytime sighting of 7 to 11 lights, some hovering and some darting in random directions

I was sitting in a hot tub in the back of my house looking up at the sky at 3 PM. I am an 18 year old college student who never saw UFOs before or thought much about them. The sky was blue and there were few clouds at the time. The circle of the sun was completely behind the slant of the roof and only the corona of the sun was visible to me. Around the corona, I saw from 7 to 11 white lights. Some were hovering and about 3 were darting quickly and suddenly in random directions. After a few minutes, they drifted away. They seemed to go behind the roof so I could not see them anymore. I saw them between the roof and trees that were nearby. They were so close to the sun that I suppose I would not have looked up unless the circle of the sun was hidden by the roof and did not hurt my eyes. The lights were a steady white which stood out among the blue of the sky. They reminded me of diamonds (such as a diamond with a silver background) that were sparkling. The lights were not well defined to be a particular shape but I think they were circular. They were unlike anything I've seen before. When I heard the next day that other sightings had occurred in New Jersey, I felt I should report what I had seen. These UFOs were in no particular formation and did not blink.

((NUFORC Note: We have not received any other reports from this area of New Jersey for this time period. If other individuals were witness to this daytime sighting, we would like to invite them to submit reports, using the NUFORC Online Report Form. PD))