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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/21/2004 20:25 (Entered as : 03/21/2004 20:25)
Reported: 3/21/2004 8:25:34 PM 20:25
Posted: 3/23/2004
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
More orbs near the Jersey Shore area...

This is the 5th event I've encountered in the past 3 months, twice reporting to this board. It has increased in frequency and because of other events in conjunct with this, I am beginning to suspect other aspects of these 'sightings' might be in effect.

I was heading out to the garage to get a tool when I had this 'hunch' or sinking feeling about the night sky. I almost felt panicked, something I haven't felt since I was young boy and it was exactly the same feeling, specifically a feeling of being watched.

The temperature had dropped significantly, clearing the night sky for some good star viewing this evening. I look at the night sky each and every night, as well as study astrology and do some amateur astrononmy, so I am VERY aware of the placement of Venus, Mars and Jupiter and their present locations in the evening sky.

What I first thought to be Venus, was a bit too high yet in the sky for 8:25pm. I looked at it and kept looking at it, and thought it was odd that it looked to be as bright as it did back in late February, when it was much brighter. I continued to look at it and then it did the unexpected, it faded into a very faint dot, and then disappeared. I let out a laugh and said, "I knew it..." With that, I looked DIRECTLY above my head, 90 degrees, 12 O'clock and saw 2 more bright 'dots' or orbs' which were flying in an echelon right formation, heading due east. I yelled out, "I SEE YOU!" and with that, they faded from bright to dim dots and continued on their flight path.

I tracked them for about 30 seconds until I couldn't see them anymore and if ANYONE who looks at the light sky knows about simply watching planes, you can see a plane head on and notice lens flare, which catches your attention at first, then you know it's a plane of course when it approaches closer and then you usually can continue to track it as it heads out in ANY direction thereafter. No, these things were bright looking stars, lower than real stars or satelites even, then turned into dim dots (which then made them look more natural like stars). I hope this makes sense.

This is the most interesting part. I looked back in the direction of the first object and as I looked, it came 'zooming' back into full brightnest from being merely dim. This is NOT my first experience and in light of recent events, I anticipate these events to be more frequent and spectacular. I will try to keep my camera on me more readily, but I thought I MUST report this just in case someone else took notice of any of it.

Thank you for letting me contribute this...