|Occurred : 7/9/2001 15:00 (Entered as : 07/09/01 15:00)
Reported: 7/18/2001 10:27
Location: Morristown, NJ
Duration:+/- 4 mins
|Multiple small, white, high-flying objects seen in daylight
On Monday, 7/9, I walked out of my house in the afternoon to pick up my mail. As I walked back toward the house, I noticed a single white object high in the clear sky over my house. I stopped and watched it for about 30 seconds. It appeared somewhat balloon-like, being a very small and/or high-altitude, white colored, vaguely spherical object. It did not have a strongly defined path of travel, but seemed to drift about. It was definitely not a plane or other aircraft. The only possibility I was considering as I watched was some sort of balloon. I ran inside and got my digital camera. When I came back out, I saw that there were now several objects in the sky. Three of them were in a large equilateral triangle formation. The entire formation rotated as it moved off beyond the treeline. There were several other stray objects. After snapping a few pics, I went back inside and got binoculars. As I was walking into the house, I saw that one of the objects made a sudden controlled descent, dropping downward below the distant treeline as if tugged by a string. When I came back out with the binoculars, I saw that only one object remained. I looked at it through the binoculars and saw that it appeared to be oblong in shape, and part of it flickered as if reflecting sunlight. This object eventually rose very high until it was almost invisible, then moved beyond the treeline. It is possible that these were balloons, but their behavior seemed suspect. I have seen UFOs before, one of which I reported to NUFORC several years ago (1998, I believe). Only one of the digital photos came out with a visible object (what can I say, cheap camera). I posted that photo on a UFO message board. It can be seen at (http://www.ufoalert.com/pictures/159.html). The upper pic is the actual shot, the lower is a Paint Shop enlargement and sharpening.