|Occurred : 8/29/2007 22:27 (Entered as : 08/29/07 22:27)
Reported: 8/29/2007 8:28:34 PM 20:28
Location: Toms River, NJ
|Illuminated globes cross the sky
Letter to file
On Wednesday 29-August 2007 at 2227 (10:27 PM), my wife and I observed a group of six lighted objects traveling across the sky. From our location in Toms River, NJ, the objects passed just to our West while traveling from the Southwest towards the Northeast. There were four peach/orange colored object and two smaller white objects. They held a general formation but the distance between the objects varied as they moved along.
There was no sound coming from the objects at all. We live under a busy airspace serving the New York metropolitan airports as well as the McGuire Air Force Base and can always hear the sound of a passing aircraft.
Altitude was hard to verify since the size of the objects was unknown. If they were the size of a small aircraft like the Cessna 175 (Which I flown in many times) then I would estimate their altitude at 5,000 feet and their ground speed to be 200 MPH. Altitude and speed remained constant while I observed them.
Both of us agreed that their shape was circular. My wife commented later was that she thought of jellyfish as she watched them. They looked to me as thought they were self illuminated globes.
I have never seen or reported anything like this before and have no opinion as to what they were. More than anything, I wanted to know if anyone else saw the same thing.