POSSIBLE CLOSE ENCOUNTER OFF THE BEACHES OF NEW JERSEY
3-15-71 SURF CITY NEW JERSEY
We observed a greenish light appear near the waterline. It lasted for a second or more then went out. It repeated again, and again, as though someone with a flashlight (military, green filter) was walking down the beach in our direction while staying out of the breaking waves water line. We thought, until the light approached our relative position, near enough to see no one shining a flashlight, just the geenish, circle of light. I quickly assumed, and said: “its probably a really large firefly” and left the group on the sand dunes, to see for myself. Timing my approach to the lights on/off sequence,(about 5 human strides per flash), I was able to peer into the light moving south (circular, 3 feet in diameter, bright, greenish-yellow light) and observed nothing more than a brightly lit, visible moving waterline, sand, sea shell fragments. Incredulously I marveled aloud while looking skyward for its source, a beam, a sound? “Can you guys see a beam?” “No” came an answer followed by “Get into the light!” “No!” I replied while following along (striding) for 2 or 3 more southward flashes before peeling off and going back to our sand dune perch. The soundless, beamless light was watched for as long as it could be seen, going down the beach, southward, seemingly staying just out of the Atlantic Ocean. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
This case is under investigation by Ken Pfeifer of MUFON New Jersey.