|Occurred : 7/20/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 07/20/09 22:00)
Reported: 8/17/2009 10:57:48 AM 10:57
Location: Ocean City, NJ
|Blinking and bright orange lights out at sea, east of Ocean City.
This occured throughout the week of 07/20/09-07/26/09. Multiple blinking lights flying out over the ocean from the south (Sea Isle City). Lights dissapeared out at sea (over 15 miles out).
Shortly thereafter orange lights would glow bright and dissapear. This happened 2 nights in a row at the same time (2200-2400).
On 07/25/09, blinking lights confirmed as US aircraft as they appeared over head on the mainland. Developed an elliptical pattern from Atlantic City to just south of Ocean City. Bright orange lights are suspected to be flares.
On 07/24/09 @ 2200, a string of lights about 1 minute apart appeared to elevate from the sea level to about 10,000 ft. Light trajectory was from the south of OC heading north.
Approx 12 of these lights were launched in succession. I observed through binoculars and saw what appeared to be a chute or balloon of some sort trailing behind the light, clearly it was attached. I've never seen weather balloons but these were most likely that.
The lights then faded out and objects could not be seen anymore.
With Fort Dix and the FAA within 30 miles, I suspect military exercises of some sort.
((NUFORC Note: Source of the report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))