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Occurred : 2/4/2004 12:00 (Entered as : 02/04/2004 12:00)
Reported: 2/4/2004 8:11:47 PM 20:11
Posted: 2/12/2004
Location: Kearney/Elizabeth, NJ
Shape: Oval
Duration:ongoing
I've noticed a number of reports about a glowing blue/white object in the vicinity of Kearney, Elizabeth, and the New Jersey Turnpike (see sample quoted below) I've reported this clarification before but it never got onto the site. So I'll try again, just so that folks don't mistake what I saw (and still see occasionally) for a UFO as I did.

There's an advertising blimp-shaped balloon that appears to be tethered to a tower in the Kearney/Elizabeth/Jersey City area (hard to pin point exactly where it is)that's visible for many miles around because it's floating very high--about the height of a 15-story building in an area with no large structures to obstruct the view.

I first spotted it driving home with husband late one night, while traveling south on the NJ Turnpike in the area of Exit 18 and could still see it when we left at Exit 13. Had my eye on it the whole time because it really had me going. It hovers, of course, but sways and turns with the breeze giving the appearance of something shape-changing. Most odd is it's lighting, which appears to emanate from within the balloon, if that's possible, and gives off a very bright, eerie, blue/white glow. I travel that route fairly often but have never been able to spot it during the day. At night, however, when it's lit--which isn't often--it's quite startling to see. Thought you might want to know.

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report Occurred : 5/15/2003 19:00 (Entered as : 05/00/2003 19:00) Reported: 1/7/2004 1:29:24 PM 13:29 Posted: 1/17/2004 Location: Jersey City, NJ Shape: Oval Duration:ONE SECOND I WAS DRIVING MY CAR WHEN I LOOKED UP AT A STRANGE LIGHT AND OBJECT IN THE SKY. BY THE TIME I GOT TO PULL OVER TO GET A BETTER LOOK, IT I SAW THIS OBJECT TWICE ON A WEEK'S TIME, IT WAS OVAL IN SHAPE AND HAD LIGHTS ALL AROUND THE BOTTOM ....AS FAST AS I SAW IT, IT DISAPPEARED..THIS HAPPENED THE NEXT WEEK ON A THURSDAY AROUND THE SAME TIME...I MANAGED TO SNAP A PICTURE OF IT...BUT IT DIDN'T COME OUT TO CLEAR…

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We have assigned an arbitrary date in mid-May 2003. PD))