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The object was approximately six feet off the ground moving through the backyard when the witness first saw it in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)
The object was approximately six feet off the ground moving through the backyard when the witness first saw it in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)

New Jersey woman spots UFO in back yard

A New Jersey witness at Washington Township reported a bright orange, bell-shaped UFO, in her back yard that quickly moved into the sky and disappeared, according to testimony in Case 59379 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside at 8:30 p.m. on August 14, 2014, as a storm was approaching from the northwest when the object was first seen.

The object quickly moved into the northwest sky and disappeared. . Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)

The object quickly moved into the northwest sky and disappeared. . Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)

“I walked out my back door and picked a tomato off a patio plant,” the witness stated. “I then walked to the fence on my right and tossed the tomato over it – for the birds. When I turned around, I saw a large orange/red glowing object that reminded me of a burning ember from a fire – very bright.”

The witness described the object’s movement.

“It came from over the top of the neighbor’s lower roof (which is probably 10 feet high), moving steadily toward the southeast through our backyard. It seemed to move right through trees/leaves – if it navigated around them, I didn’t notice that.”

The witness described the object.

“There was no sound, no smell, no anything. It appeared to be translucent with fire inside of it (or like churning gas), and at some point I saw a clear edge to it. I remember thinking I could see through it, if it weren’t for all that fire inside. When I say it looked like a jellyfish, it was the shape of a contracted, bell-shaped jellyfish.”

The object was low to the ground.

“It was approximately six feet off the ground moving through the backyard and I was only about 10 feet from it at one point. I estimate the size to be eight feet tall by five feet wide. It moved at a pace like a fast walk, but steady.”

The witness then called to her husband to come out and see the object.

“My husband only saw the bright orange glow, not the object itself, because there were trees blocking his view of it by the time he got there.”

The witness tried to keep the object in view.

“Knowing I would lose sight of it on that side, I ran to the other side of the backyard (where I had thrown the tomato over the fence). I was expecting to see it clear the front of the house, low to the ground like I just saw. I saw it in the sky over the houses across the street, climbing higher in the sky – it must have climbed pretty fast because it was only about six feet off the ground in the backyard. Now it was way above the trees on the other side of the street.”

The witnesses attempted to get a photograph of the object but were blocked by trees.

“By the time I ran out front (only a matter of seconds), it was now in the southwest sky and very high up, where planes fly. We continued to watch it climb higher and higher until it was a bright glowing orange dot and then it disappeared. When I saw it, I wasn’t scared – more amazed and curious than anything.”

The witness has ruled out Chinese lanterns.

The witness is certain – based on size – that the object was not a Chinese lantern. . Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)

The witness is certain – based on size – that the object was not a Chinese lantern. . Pictured: Washington Township. (Credit: Google)

“I looked at those memory lanterns people are sending up and while the shape was similar, the glowing intense color and size are all wrong. If it was a man-made article, like one of those lanterns, it would have gotten caught on something (trees, limbs, bushes, fences) as it passed through the yard. Our next door neighbor was driving toward home at that time and saw a bright orange glow coming from our backyards.”

Washington Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, population 48,559. New Jersey MUFON is investigating. New Jersey has a current UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. New Jersey had 24 UFO reports in July 2014 – the 11th highest reporting state – while California had 104 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

About Roger Marsh

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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer, author, playwright and independent filmmaker. He is editor of the monthly MUFON UFO Journal for the Mutual UFO Network and is the National UFO Examiner at examiner.com. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks.

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    i saw a triangular dark what I categorize as a craft floating across I684 in Katonah NY in 1981 on my way home from work in White Plains NY. Cars had pulled over on the side of the road, so I pulled up behind the last cAR, NOT EVEN KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON. Then I see this huge dark think with lights on the eddges floating pretty low in the sky it was late dusk. The thing was huge and made absolutley no noise. I was amazed it could stay aloft there being no propulsion sound at all. It went from the northwest southeasterly and very slowly like it didm’t mind being observed by the many people from the cars lining the sides of I684. I never saw anything like that before or after. I did see circular bright balls 2 of them dart across the road by my house years later walking with my son then 14 years old so 14 years ago, but have no idea what they were could have been natural phenomenon but not this trianglular craft in 1981. Did read a story by a boy who saw a triangle like mine, say 10 years ago, who described the underside of the triangle craft, and it hit a vein in me. The boy recalled trying to see the kind of portal on the underside of the triangle but he could not clearly distinguish one just a wavy kind of film like when heat rises up off a hot pavement, that is what I saw too. I know what I saw…so observations by others are not confirmation. as much as recognition of the fact that triangular UFO’s are a prevalent kind of UFO.

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