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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/1/1997 00:01 (Entered as : 1997 00:01)
Reported: 7/13/2008 6:43:17 AM 06:43
Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Duration: 45-50 MINUTES
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
|Bright Object in the sky
A friend of mine (police officer) and I (former State Trooper) were at his place of employment at a Marina in Longport NJ. This is near where the film Eddie and Crusers had taken place.
Anyway we were standing on the porch with a view of about 10-20 miles across the marshland when I noticed a strange light in the distance. I didn't pay attention to it at first we went inside for a few minutes came out and noticed this object was much larger as it had gotten closer and was spinning brilliantly.
Iam ex military and very familiar with aircraft and thought for a minute it was a blimp because there was a football field not to far from there and I could see the flood lights from the game but then noticed how large this object was. I knew how far we were from the football field and the distance between us on the barrier island and the mainland which is where this object was, was about 7-10 miles. It was hovering, spinning horizontaly, the best description is a Faberge Egg, multiple colors, each set of lights was spinning independently, in the opposite direction of each other. This object was over the marshland where there is nothing, no houses just some waterways. This object appeared to be about a mile or so from the mainland and 200 feet in the air. A safe guess would be to say it was slightly larger then a dump truck.
This event has been burned into my memory for a very long time and I can still visualy I guess, remember it. Suddenly it just dissapeared. My friend observed the same thing as well. There is one small airport just outside of atlantic city probably 10 - 15 miles from the object and a commercial airport (atlantic city international) along with the FAA tech center with a Air Guard unit. Also, a note...I heard no jet engines as they typically flew during the day over the ocean I do not believe their flight path goes over this area. One also note there is a nuclear plant north of this location. I am not sure how far. I hope this information is somewhat helpful
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))