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Occurred : 9/16/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 09/16/01 19:00)
Reported: 9/19/2001 20:24
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bloomfield, NJ
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:10 minutes
Metallic Teardrop shaped object sited over NYC a few days after the WTC bombing, no joke!

I like to think of myself as a pretty rational person, but I have an open mind to the possibilities of UFOs/aliens. I'm not a 100% believer, but simply that it's possible. Now that I've qualified myself so you all don't think I'm a nut.;) On the evening of Sunday, 9/16 at about 6pm I was on my back patio picking up messages from my cell phone. As I was listening to messages I heard planes going overhead, the planes caught my attention considering the WTC bombing occurred earlier in the week and I was surprised to hear the planes in the air. As I was watching a plane go over I noticed an object far beyond/above the plane that caught my eye. The object was a little South East of me. I live about 10 miles from NYC and I would guess the object was in that area. I watched the object for about 5 minutes, it didn't move. I then pointed it out to my 60 yr old neighbor; he went inside to get a pair of binoculars. I focused on the object for a few short minutes: it was a soft tri-angle shape, almost a teardrop shape, and it was metallic in color. As I was watching the object it disappeared. I asked my neighbor if he saw that and he said it shot/flashed to the was a streak/zip that left a short blurred trail behind it . We discussed what we saw and thought it was maybe a weather balloon, but thinking more on it we didn't think it could be because it remained in one place for at least 10-15 minutes, and then it shot quickly in the opposite direction that the wind blew. Further, the shape wasn't right either. It looked like the shape of an upside-down balloon, but a little sharper on the edges.

((NUFORC Note: Source is anonymous, but he describes himself as someone with a strong technical background. PD))