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Occurred : 4/5/2004 11:45 (Entered as : 04/05/2004 11:45)
Reported: 4/5/2004 1:37:47 PM 13:37
Posted: 4/9/2004
Location: South Plainfield?, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:1min. 42sec.
More light balls, orbs or something over NJ

I was heading North on the Garden State Parkway and was passing over the Driscoll Bridge when I first spotted this object. I am giving you this information so those of you who live or know New Jersey know exactly where I viewed this event from.

I was eyeballing the sky, off towards my left, in the direction of South Plainfield, and this object may have been further off than that in fact. Now, I am 32 years old, have been a skywatcher (day and night skies) for all of my life and have been driving an automobile for over 14 years as well. I have 20/20 vision and can identify and spot the difference between a small plane, a jet liner, a helicopter and a satelite. In fact, I have performed formal research in the field in UFOlogy as well.

What I first thought was a jet plane, taking a North by North East flight path and which I was waiting for to hook towards the vicinity of Newark International Airport never did. I first thought this was a plane and although it was slowly becoming a clear blue sky at 11:45AM, with some very high level clouds, scattered and disapating as the day wore on. I also gussed that this plane still had its headlights on and what I was seeing was one of two things, lens flare or reflection of the sun off the planes exterior. Neither was to be the case.

This object was more of a sphere type ball of light and was more orange in color than it was yellow or light. This is what caught my attention most. Second, instead of the object banking left (it's left, my right as I assumed it was heading in my direction), it proceed to accelerate upwards into some high level clouds and then out of site rather quickly I am submitting this hopes that others in the area who may have also seen this thing can have some validation that others saw it as well.

Thank you in advance, John