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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1978 21:00 (Entered as : 1978 21:00)
Reported: 3/2/2006 7:17:10 PM 19:17
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Paterson, NJ
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 minutes
UFO on the night of the Paterson Falls View Festival

I dont recall the exact date but I remember it was on the Night of the Falls View Festival in Paterson and it had to be between 1975-78. My mother and I were walking to the Falls along with dozens of other people and directly above us we witnessed a hovering object, It appeared round from our view with circling lights on the bottom. It s hard to say how high it was but my mother and I and a crowd of people including a police officer who shined his spotlight on the object stood there spellbound for at least 2 full minutes until it slowly drifted off to the side and out of sight.

There is an entry for a sighting in Paterson in 1980 and it sounds very similar, I have always wondered if anyone still remembers that night. My mom and I have never forgotten that night nor have we ever seen another sighting.


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