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Occurred : 9/10/2016 01:00 (Entered as : 09/09/16 1:00)
Reported: 1/3/2017 6:52:29 PM 18:52
Posted: 1/6/2017
Location: Ventnor, NJ
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 seconds
A flying disk, with 7 or 8 lights on the side, hovered for some time and abruptly descended straight downwards before it disappeared.

Was driving home from work on Wellington Ave at 1 am, when I saw about 7 or 8 small, distinct lights that seemed to form the edge of a flying disk. The boundary of the disk was faintly visible in the moonlight.

The disk hovered in the sky for about 25 seconds, not moving at all. Then, it quickly began to descend vertically down, straight down, in a smooth gliding manner. In about 3-5 seconds it descended beyond my line of sight, behind some houses.

I tried driving around the neighborhood to see if I could get a better view, but I could not see anything.


Dear Peter,

I am almost certain of the date, as it was the day before I left home for college on September 10. So technically it was on September 10 at 1:00 am, but the night of the 9th, if that makes sense.

I didn't contact any residents because it seemed to descend over where the bay is, so very few people may have seen it since few houses overlook the bay.

I didn't contact the press because, without a photograph, I would just appear to be crazy. I considered taking a photo but my phone camera has poor quality, especially in the nighttime, so the photo would just be an indiscernible blur since I was in a moving car.

Let me know if you have any other questions!