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Occurred : 7/20/2016 23:00 (Entered as : 07/20/16 23:00)
Reported: 7/21/2016 1:04:04 PM 13:04
Posted: 7/22/2016
Location: Rahway, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:7-10 seconds
Quickly moving bright light over Linden NJ

Date of sighting: 20 July 2016 @ aprox 11:00 PM EDT
LOCATION; Linden NJ/ Staten Island, NY: Viewed from Rahway NJ Duration: 7 to 10 seconds Weather: Sky was crystal clear, full moon.

I was on my deck looking east from my house toward Linden, NJ.

A bright white light appeared coming from the south (Raritan area) which is the flight path for approaching aircraft landing into Newark Liberty Airport. The light was too fast for an airplane and too slow for a shooting star.

The light suddenly stopped in my east view. It then took a completely vertical path, looped, came back down to the treetops/rooftops in my line of sight and then looped back up vertical again. It then disappeared on the last downward pass, spiraling as it descended.

The approach of the object from the south was above the flight path altitude of the usual approaching aircraft. I estimate it’s highest ascent was 2 to 3 times that altitude.