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Occurred : 8/24/2004 01:15 (Entered as : 08/24/2004 01:15)
Reported: 9/1/2004 10:21:43 PM 22:21
Posted: 9/9/2004
Location: Sea Isle, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:45 minutes to an hour
light over the ocean in sea isle new jersey

my 12 yr old son and i arrived about 1:00 am at an ocean house in sea isle for a few days down at the beach. we unpacked and i went out on the front ocean deck. the moon had set and other than light pollution from the local boardwalk/promenade about 20 blocks away the sky was clear with alot of satrs visible. i noticed to the north east a light that seemed at first to be pulsating or moving. then as i watched it seemed to change colors from white-ish sliver to orange red. then it seemed to be turning or spinning. then there seemed to be light(s) eminating from the main light,although all the time this all seemed to be in the same place.. not moving... unlike an aircraft of any sort.. not covering any distance. i called into my son to come out and see it. we both watched and discussed it for at least 45 minutes ooohing and ahhhing at it when it seemed to change colors and spin and again seem to shoot other lights away from itself asking each other "did you see that?" etc etc. ive been clean and sober for over 15 years so i wasnt under the influence of booze and or drugs.the distance out and or up ,i cant estimate. this was a large looking light(s) but very far away. we saw 2 aircraft during this time and the lights we saw were nothing like an airplane at all. we both returned inside and went to bed without checking to see if it was still there or not.we didnt feel threatened or fearful at all just puzzled trying to figure out what it was.

((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witnesses observed, but we note that the description is not inconsistent with a description of a "twinkling" star. PD))