|Occurred : 2/7/2009 19:30 (Entered as : 02/07/09 19:30)
Reported: 2/23/2009 5:06:10 PM 17:06
Location: Belmar and Wall Twp., NJ
|Four silent soft white orbs in clover formation over the Belmar Inlet and Camp Evans for about 40 minutes.
It was Saturday, February 7. I was out to dinner with my parents and children in Belmar, New Jersey. We were leaving a restaurant, and getting in the car. We were parked just next to the inlet, where Belmar borders Avon-by-the Sea. It was about 7:30 PM.
Right over the water, in the softly clouded evening sky, were four “fuzzy” edged looking white lights in formation about 15-30 feet across from each other, making a large box or diamond shape. They appeared to be about 300-500 feet up – not very far away from the bridge watchman’s tower. They were faint, but you could see them. They were silently moving in pattern, almost like a clover, but not continuously in a circular rhythm. Sometime they would stop still, staying an even amount of space apart, in their symmetry. Sometimes, two of them would cross, or come together, then quickly dart back to an exact perimeter but never leaving the initial “box".
Unlike event/publicity floodlights, there was NO beam of light coming up from the ground, making a visible line up to the sky. I tried to take pictures with my camera phone, but I am not sure if anything has come out – the globes were so faint against the sky.
My parents and children saw them as well. The children were actually scared. We stood out in the parking lot while I took several photos. We got in the car and drove westward. The lights seemed to follow us. I could see them hovering now over Shark River, but they seemed to be higher up, and larger at this point. As we curved south along Route 35, and made a right on Belmar Boulevard, they stayed over Shark River. I saw them until about Camp Evans then they were out of sight as I moved westward to my parents home.
I drove back to Bradley Beach 2o minutes later the time now 20:00 hrs., and the lights were still there along the same route over the Marconi area of Shark River. They were even more faint though. By the time I got further north towards Bradley Beach, and away from Shark River – they were gone.
I was floored, when for a second time in my life, I saw this formation of lights swirling in a clover/cross pattern – AGAIN! I saw the very same formation(s) about five years ago over Morris County, along with my husband and neighbors. This current, 2009 formation was one set of four lights, whereas the other sighting contained four sets of the same "4-OrB Clover" pattern grouping of lights stretched over many miles.