“I’m right on the east coast here… we do quite a bit of fishing in the spring in Raritan Bay for striped bass. This year they’re a little slow coming in. We’ve had a pretty harsh winter so far we’re still getting snow but, anyway, this happened about three years ago. The majority of the Bay where we fish we have two ammunition pier. One is called the Leonardo Ammo pier. It’s to keep submarines launched there. They also keep in housing a plane or two and on the other end, this is in the bay, on the other end, of the bay, when the mouth, when you open it up, you have Sandy Hook right there. They have the Coast Guard base. We’re fishing in between there. The majority to bay is between 32 and 28 and maybe sometimes it will hit 45 to 50 feet of water. We try to stay in the channel that they use to bring these boats in and out to the marina and you’re thinking about 98 feet or so it shows on the depth finder.

We’re drifting one night. Very very calm. It’s about 11:30 at night. We’ve got an incoming tide and what we would do is turn the motor on. Go straight out two miles, hit the marker, the bully marker and shut off the engine and just drift in with the tide with our baits and fish. A buddy of ours, there was three of us in the boat, he turns around and says, ‘Hey, did you see that?’ I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘The light.’ ‘No, I didn’t.’ He says, ‘I could have sworn that somebody just shined a giant light behind us from another boat or something.’ I said, ‘Now maybe it was a boat turning around and, you know, you caught its spotlight or something.’ And he said something and just as he said that, the interior of the boat and the rest of the boat lit up and we all turned around and looked and it was maybe 300 yards away and it appeared to be about fifty feet above the water or the horizon of the water, anyway, I would say there were two lights. They were just perfectly white like you would see a headlight of a car. In fact, it looked like the headlights of a giant boat coming at us so we were getting ready to pull anchor and start, you know, getting out of there, thinking this boat don’t see us, he’s gonna run us over and, all of a sudden, and these lights that we were looking at were about the size of a Sedan, a four-door, you know, car and they’re about 15 feet apart and, like I said, maybe 300 yards away and about maybe 50 feet above the water surface. We thought for sure that it was a barge or a boat coming at us and just that fast it went straight up in the air, both lights at the same exact time, and that’s when we realized it was one exact craft, attached, both of those lights were attached to one unit. It took off straight up in the air and when that happened, we looked at each other and the radio lit up like crazy because there was another dozen boats out there doing the same drifts that we were, fishing, and they lit it up and there was: ‘Anybody gonna call the Coast Guard?’ And the Coast Guard is right out there. Somebody says, back over the radio: ‘We have one of the state police here checking our records and making sure we’ve got, you know, the limits of fishing and what not and they’d seen it. They’d seen it, as well, and they said they’re taking a report right now.’

Well, for the next week we heard about it in the bait and tackle shops. You heard about it on the beach. We heard about it in the local gin mills but it never made the paper. It didn’t make the local news and we were, you know, kind of worried about that, like, well, why? So many people seen it including the police that were out there checking, you know, license and permits and whatnot, they seen this, as well, and it never showed up. Like I said, I can’t say for sure that this thing came out of the water. I know that it was above the water. It made no sound. NOTE: The above image is CGI.