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Occurred : 8/7/1988 15:30 (Entered as : 8/7/88 15:30)
Reported: 4/11/2003 7:37:22 PM 19:37
Posted: 4/22/2003
Location: Basking Ridge (near), NJ
Shape: Chevron
Duration:30 seconds
Daylight NJ i78 large chevron shaped craft 50 plus eye witnesses

In August 1988 my parents and I were traviling east on I-78 from Clinton NJ to Newark airport. While in the vicinity of Basking Ridge near the wildlife overpasses with relay towers on the north side of the highway, I caught a glimpse of something large aproaching the highway from the south.

I leaned forward to get a better look and in doing so saw a airborn vehicle approximatly 40 to 50 yds from tip to tip. The shape was that of a cresent moon or chevron which was light metalic grey in color. I would estimate that the craft elavation was no more than 400ft.

I told my parents as we passed under it but the brake lights were distracting them as both lanes of traffic were rapidly coming to a halt as people saw the object. The entire viewable amount of time I had to observe the object was aproxamatly 30 seconds.

This sighting was in broad daylight around 3:30pm. The object was moving sideways tip to tip.

When I stuck my head out the window I noticed that there was no discernable noise generated by the craft. The craft was moving far to slow to remain airborn by any conventional means of propulsion that I am familar with. There were five lights across the front arc and a panel of white lights pulsing a pattern rythmicly as we drove under it.

I know other people saw this craft and am very anxious to speak with anyone with anybody who could confirm this sighting for me. This was absolutley not a blimp!

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))