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Occurred : 9/19/2008 20:30 (Entered as : 09/19/08 20:30)
Reported: 9/21/2008 1:49:33 PM 13:49
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: New York City (Staten Island), NY
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5 minutes
UFO spotted on 9/19 at 8:00 PM near Newark Airport

I was driving westbound on I 278 when, at the beginning of the Goethals Bridge, I glanced out my passenger side window and saw something brightly illuminated. Once we got on the bridge, my passenger and I had a clear view of the object.

It appeared to be a few thousand feet in the air, located in the bay between Bayonne and Elizabeth, NJ. The triangular pattern of its three blinking red lights made me suspicious that it may be a jet liner heading for Newark Airport, but it looked nothing like the many other planes in the sky and was not on the normal approach pattern to the airport.

The object, when first viewed, appeared to be saucer shaped, with a raised flat top. As we moved further along the bridge, the craft appeared to elongate into a cylindrical shape, however it seemed that the orientation of the craft to my car changed so I assume I was just getting a different view of the craft.

The craft, in addition to the lights, had a strange whitish blue hue to it that illuminated its body and made it stand out against the night sky. It appeared to be moving slowly eastbound, but it is hard to say if it was really moving at all.

We lost sight of the craft soon after we exited the bridge.