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Occurred : 5/15/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 05/15/2004 21:00)
Reported: 5/16/2004 1:34:33 PM 13:34
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Jackson, NJ
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
White orb follows jet aircraft

While enjoying a coffee and a cigarette in a parking lot of a local establishment, my friend and I were watching a thunderstorm roll in. We also noticed the large amount of military and/or commercial air traffic in the area at the time. We are relatively close to several military installations, and not far off from at least three international airports, so large amounts of air traffic are not unusual. Suddenly, upon gazing up into the sky at one point, I noticed two conventional aircraft that appeared to be flying in the same direction relatively close together, almost as if flying in formation. I advised my friend of this, who noted it as well. What we both also noted, however, that just off the right - tail of the aircraft on the right, matching its speed, was a solid white light - almost an orb. It was bright and appeared almost as if a star was moving accross the sky. It appeared to be following the jet on the right. The jet on the left began moving in a more norternly direction while the jet on the right continued moving more on a due east track. The white light appeared to follow the jet on the right for an additional brief period of time. Eventually, the white light appeared to track on an even more easternly direction, thus no longer following the plane. We watched this white as it continued all the way out into the distance where it was no longer visible. That strange thing is that this light had no strobes or flashing lights or anything you would expect to be on a normal aircraft. It was simply a steady white light. Very odd. And the fact that it was so close to a larger jet aircraft was even more odd. I wish I had thermal imaging gear or even a pair of standard binoculars so that I could have made out the aircrafts structure. For all I know, it was a plane. It did not take any actions or manuvers that were out of this world. It did not change color or shape. It just simply moved at roughly the same speed as two aircraft which were lighted in such a way that one could identify ! them as aircraft.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))