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Occurred : 8/5/1973 20:00 (Entered as : 08/05/1973 20:00)
Reported: 6/21/2012 11:01:09 PM 23:01
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Victory Lakes, NJ
Shape: Oval
Duration:2 minutes
Watched a large, silent,bright, whitish, oval object hovering, moving slowly left to right and then so fast upward we lost sight of it.

It was nighttime. I was 8 years old and watching Sonny and Cher on TV. So, if researched, this could reveal more exactly the time of night and potential day of week. It was hot, so it was summer time, and I am guessing it was August.

We were in Victory Lakes, NJ, and the area was very woodsy, so no city lights or other homes nearby. There was a lake across the street from the house. My grandma first noticed an odd light outside and I followed her outside to the patio to see what she was looking at.

There was a VERY bright, whitish, oval shaped (on it’s side) light that was hovering in the sky, above the lake across the street. It was somewhat high in the sky (a little above line of sight), and from where we were, if I put my fingers out in front of me to measure it, it looked as if it were about four inches across (so, about 1/5-1/8 the size of the moon?).

The object just hovered there. There was no sound from the object. It then moved very slowly to the left, and stopped. Then it moved slowly to the right, and stopped. Then it came back to the “center” basically where we first saw it hover, and it paused again. Suddenly, it literally shot upwards so fast that it disappeared. That was the last we saw of it.

Another interesting thing, but something I can’t confirm, is the next morning, my grandma was showing my parents a front page(?) story in the newspaper that a farmer in New Jersey claimed that a UFO landed on his property the same night we saw the UFO. If I can recall properly, I seem to remember a photo of a farmer and in the background there was a big, round, burned out area where he claimed the UFO landed and that he had some type of encounter with aliens.

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