Whether or not there is a connection, a very similar incident would unfold just over 24 hours earlier on the evening of 12th May in Tewksbury, New Jersey.
That evening, at around 9:30 pm, Earl and Pat Richards, along with their two adult sons, Earl Jr. and Wayne, were watching television when the set suddenly switched off and the lights of the house dimmed.
When the two sons ran to the window, each could see “dozens of green, blue, and red lights” overhead. What’s more, they were seemingly “hovering around a huge airborne vehicle”. This huge mothership-type craft also glowed with dozens of lights. By this time, the older Richards had also ventured to the window to see what the fuss was.
The witnesses would state the object was around the size of “four or five Boeing 747 planes”. And was a definite elongated, or cigar, shape with no sign of any wings. Perhaps of even more interest was how slowly the object moved, especially for its size.
The object made its way over the neighborhood and then out into the city after that. As it did, lights in houses and buildings underneath would flicker, and even turn off. While most properties would have their power back to normal within minutes, others were in darkness for almost two hours. Perhaps of interest are the comments of the Jersey Central Power and Light Company. They would claim that a “transformer had burnt out” but declined to give a reason for it.
For the Richards family, and anyone else who witnessed the aerial anomaly, the reason for the transformer burning out was perfectly obvious. And, in terms of the Texoma incident, it is certainly not that much of a stretch of the imagination that the sightings are of the same craft. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
I spotted a UFO over I-95S as I was passing near Exit 2 for Trenton headed towards the Delaware River cross over to PA. I had a sighting that was very different in Australia in 2005 and have kept my eyes on the sky ever since. I was looking up at local plane traffic that was well above the cloud cover when I noticed something sitting still, hovering beneath the cloud cover, far lower than the plane traffic directly overhead. It looked the approximate size and shape of the tic-tac UFOs described by Commander Fravor on the Nimitz in 2004, 40 ft in length maybe, about 20ft high, all relative guesses. At first it appeared relatively solid, dark grey, non-shiny, rough metallic coloring. But it also didn’t appear at the same time completely solid to my view. Didn’t appear to have any wings or appendages. Then something interesting happened. The thin cloud cover it was hovering underneath broke slightly and light shined through (as it was midday) onto the craft. When the light first hit the upper left portion, it appeared to make the dark grey rough metallic exterior more defined and solid. But as the light quickly broke across the front of the craft, the craft seemed to distort the light and the craft almost looked translucent in the middle with a rough outline remaining. I also could see clearly at that point that it was definitely not a plane and definitely had no wings. Again, it was also still hovering still. Up to this point, I had taken my eyes off it several times over the course of a couple minutes to watch the highway/other cars, and I easily re-found the UFO with my sight when I would look back to the cloud cover it was under. After I saw the light change it’s shape and I knew it was something unusual, I reached for my phone to video it. My phone was on the shotgun seat instead of in my center console as usual so I had to take my eyes off the sky and look to grab it. In that instant, I looked back, and the UFO was gone. It either had sped away instantaneously or had become completely invisible. I proceeded to look toward the cloud cover it was near, above, below, etc. as I drove into PA on 95. I was with my daughter and we had planned to grab donuts from the Bakery by the river there and go to the boat lunch to sit in the sun and eat a treat and hang by the river. So, I was basically in the area beneath where I had spotted it for the next couple hours and still so no signs of the craft after. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by Assistant State Director Ken Pfeifer.
I am retired law enforcement and have observed and reported many sightings to MUFON. On 2/13/19 at approximately 1900 hours I observed a low flying very bright luminescent fire ball travelling at an estimated speed of of 275-300 mph at an altitude of 1,500 feet one half mile away from me that traversed the sky at first horizontally, then slightly lowered altitude and completed a tight, smoothly coordinated high speed S turn. The turn occurred in about 1.5 seconds. The object banked left then right. The maneuver reminded me of Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, or other US military fighter jets performing at an air show I have witnessed. I am a lifelong aviation, aerospace and military aviation learned follower. After approximately five seconds this object disappeared. It flew in open view between trees, clearings, tree branches, and limbs which are devoid of leaves. I checked the archived weather at Wunderground.com. It was 35 degrees F, fair skies, W wind at 9 MPH. The vivid fireball flickered consistently in an analogous fashion between yellow white and orange hues similar to ones I have seen before. Due to the indescribable coloration, speed, altitude, performance and maneuvering, lack of sound, lack of navigation lights, indistinguishable silhouette or shape and disappearing with no explanation this was an UAP. There was other usual air traffic in known traffic patterns at the time in the area. This sighting occurred after dark with unlimited visibility. I made a depiction and attached the file. I would like MUFON NJ investigator Glen Green to contact me in regards to this case. NOTE: The above image is from another investigation in Maryland
This case is under investigation by Chief Investigator Glenn Green of MUFON New Jersey.
On the morning of 10th September 1951, at 11:18 am at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, an Army Signal Corps student radar operator, Eugene Clark noticed something strange on his radar monitor. An unidentified object that moved so fast the automatic setting mode couldn’t keep up with it. If he had wanted to keep this anomaly to himself, he had little opportunity. By pure coincidence, several visiting high-ranking officers were stood right behind his station when the bizarre object showed on the screen. All watched, apparently in as much amazement as the young student.
The object took only seconds to travel up the north-east coast of the United States. Estimates would suggest it was traveling at a speed of at least 700 miles per hour. The strange object would disappear off the radar screen somewhere near Sandy Hook. And very close to the city of New York. Urgent and dramatic debate filled the room immediately following. Then, seventeen minutes later at 11:35 am, came a visual sighting just south of Sandy Hook. And what’s more, the witnesses were two US Air Force pilots in the air in their T-33 Jet.
The pair, Lieutenant Wilbert Rogers, who piloted the jet, and Major Edward Ballard Jr., who was in the rear seat, were flying northward at an altitude of 20,000 feet over Point Pleasant, New Jersey. They were heading towards Sandy Hook when they encountered the mystery craft.
It Was “Banking Left” And Was “Too Fast” To Be A Balloon!
It was as they made their way towards Sandy Hook that Rogers would spot a “dull, silvery object” passing beneath them and moving in the opposite direction. He would estimate it to be around 12,000 feet below their height, which would put the strange craft at an altitude of around 8,000 feet. As Rogers spoke to his co-pilot, even tilting the plane slightly to the left so as to keep the object in sight, their conversation spewed from the speakers in the control tower. Records exist of this conversation. And what’s more, it shows that both of the pilots were alert and completely aware of the bizarre scene unfolding around them.
They would describe the object as “discus-like” and between thirty to fifty feet wide. Both pilots, incidentally, would also reject the notion offered from the control tower that the object they were witnessing was merely a “balloon” stating it simply moved “too fast” to be such an object. Besides which, it was purposely “banking left” which a balloon wouldn’t do, and certainly not at that pace.
By the time the object had completed a 90-degree turn, it was obvious it was heading out to sea. Rogers would attempt to follow the object. But while he had lowered his altitude to 17,000 feet, he was still nearly 10,000 feet above it. And what’s more, he was losing pace with it. Eventually, it disappeared out of sight. He would add later that, from memory, a trained, military one at that, the object was “perfectly round” as well flat aside from a raised center section.
While the incident itself, at least for now, was over. The investigation and world’s glare wasn’t. Not by a long way.
The Balloon Theory Doesn’t Support Its Own Weight!
The notion that the object was a balloon, based on the report’s notes of the radar operator during the initial sighting, is one that doesn’t support the weight of its own scrutiny. The radar operator would note how “unusually strong” the radar return was for this strange anomaly. So strong, in fact, that it was “comparable to that usually received from a coastal ship”. What’s more, the operator in question at first believed the return was from a ship off the east coast of the United States. Only when he noticed just how fast the object was moving did he realize it wasn’t a ship. In short, whatever it was, it wasn’t only moving extremely quickly, but it was huge in size – an anomaly in itself.
In fact, so fast was the object moving, that radar operators (a second operator also began to track the object shortly after it appeared) had to switch to manual tracking “in order to hold the target”. They would continue to do this for the “maximum tracking range of 32,000 yards”. Furthermore, the object was moving “at a speed several hundred miles per hour higher than the maximum aided tracking ability of the radar sets”.
In short, then, that it might have been an incident due to radar operator error was ruled out, as both operators quite obviously tracked the same object and experienced the same difficulties in doing so. And with that in mind, equipment error can also be ruled out, as both radar controls ran as exactly as they should have given their capabilities. That the two operators’ sighting was the same as the object seen by the two experienced aircraft pilots is almost beyond doubt. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On March 18th around 11:30 a.m. I was parked at Port Republic Park in New Jersey. I was returning emails and phone calls for work when I looked across the water and saw a black helicopter moving very slow, almost just hovering at about a hundred feet in the air. I watch this for 15 minutes or so. At this point the helicopter was too loud for me to talk business on the phone so I decided to leave. As I drove around down the road the helicopter was coming my way so I pulled off to the side and waited for it to come to me. As it got closer all the dirt wind sticks and leaves we’re being blown all around me. Being this close I was able to get a good look at the helicopter. It was all black no markings at all, no numbers or letters or names. There was a person in a jumpsuit sitting outside the helicopter taking photos. There was another car doing the same thing I was but I never talked to him. I was so fixated on the helicopter I almost missed it. I noticed above and to the right a sphere with multiple flat sides like a hexagon. The sphere was spinning slowly and hovering or moving very slowly at this point. I could see the sun bouncing off the flat metallic sides as it spun. I’m not sure if the helicopter was aware or not.
At this point I took out my phone and videotaped but had noticed the sphere what’s going gone from my site. At this point I continued to follow the helicopter at about 10 miles an hour or slower. I could clearly see the person in the helicopter taking photos and at one point of me and my car so I thought I better leave. When I got home and took a look at the video I realized that the sphere was in the sky but had just had moved more to the right. Unfortunately my phone video did not do it justice. That being said I did document the strange event as you can see. When you look at the video enlarged and slow down and you will see the object appear in the bottom Circle then in one frame jumps to the second Circle. I don’t know how long a frame is but that seems ungodly fast to me. If it wasn’t for seeing that jump I may have just wrote it off to a strange sighting that could have been anything. Please analyze and clear up my video as I did the best I could with what I had.
This case is under investigation by Field Investigator Debra Tosi of MUFON New Jersey.