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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/1/1969 21:00 (Entered as : 03/01/1969 21:00)
Reported: 6/2/2005 9:03:50 AM 09:03
Posted: 6/20/2005
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
While observing Venus through telescopes, my friend and I saw several lights at high altitude that were able to come to complete stops,

When I was 13 years old, a friend of mine and I had our telescopes out to view the planet Venus, as it was in close proximity to the earth during that period of time.

There had been reports of UFO sightings in the Perth Amboy area for several days before this. These events were even reported in a local newspaper. My friend and I laughed about these reports as we both thought the poor ignorant fools were actually witnessing Venus and didn't know any better. We were a bit cocky since we had a little knowledge of astronomy, and we were young.

Several minutes into our observing Venus, my friend said to me, what's that? I looked up and saw two small lights moving in a northerly direction toward us, side by side, and about to move directly over my (parents) house. Since we lived in the flight path of Newark airport, I thought the lights were the wing lights of an airliner, and I said to my friend, it's just a plane, why?

I then went back to looking through my telescope. My friend, who was older then me and a very intelligent kid, said, "but there's no plane in the middle". I thought that was a silly thing for him to say, and I then looked back up. Sure enough he was right; there was no plane in between the lights.

Now we just kept looking up at these small moving lights, not sure what they were, but not thinking UFO's. We were just curious as to what aircrafts would be traveling so high up (20,000 feet or more), next to each other in this way.

When they were almost directly overhead, one of the lights came to a complete stop while the other light made a 45 degree turn around it and then both lights started to travel easterly, at a right angle from their original path. This was absolutely shocking since there were no crafts either of us had ever heard of that could do such a thing. We were stunned into silence as we watched the small lights continue their new easterly path.

After a few more seconds both lights stopped altogether, at a point that a small star was between them (we thought it was a star). The two lights turned around this star in such a manner as to resume their original configuration as they had been when they were traveling northerly.

At this point all three lights started to move north together! Obviously, the center light was not a star, but it was another craft that had been waiting for the other two crafts (lights).

Up to this point my friend and I didn't say a word, we just watched in sheer, silent amazement. As the lights traveled north toward Newark airport, we started to talk to each other and ask, what did you see? Neither of us has ever been able to explain the event.

To this day I do not believe that the earth is being visited by aliens, simply because of the incredible distances and time involved in traveling from solar system to solar system. However, I do not know how to explain what we saw that day.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the incident is approximate. PD))