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Curious New Yorkers stopped to look up yesterday as multiple UFOs were visible in the afternoon sky above Manhattan's West Side.

NYC UFOs ignite media frenzy

UFOs above NYC (credit: CBS)

UFOs above NYC (credit: CBS)

Curious New Yorkers stopped to look up yesterday as multiple UFOs were visible in the afternoon sky above Manhattan’s West Side. Many called 311 (the city’s help line), the NYPD, and the FAA seeking information about the strange objects. FAA spokesman Jim Peters told the Washington Post, “Every once in a while you get phone calls from people who see something they can’t explain.”

The UFOs were described by some as silvery or shiny, and hovering or bobbing. Some witnesses reported seeing up to 50 UFOs at one point. The FAA said they received reports of something that was “yellow with blue lights surrounding it.” The FAA was unable to detect anything in the sky at the time of the sighting. Many suspect that the mysterious objects were merely balloons, but police are not investigating the incident, and city officials also agree with the balloon theory.

Gran Via celebration in Times Square (credit: Henry Lam/The Epoch Times)

Gran Via celebration in Times Square (credit: Henry Lam/The Epoch Times)

There were several balloons in Times Square yesterday for a 100th anniversary celebration of Madrid’s Gran Via Avenue.

As the sightings were taking place yesterday, the news was almost immediately picked up by media outlets all over the world. This incident is just another example of how mainstream media is giving more attention to UFOs. But with the one-year anniversary of the infamous “Balloon Boy” incident just one day way, and with the repeatedly inaccurate reporting of other stories like the UFOs in China, hopefully the mainstream media will learn that UFO stories require just as much research (perhaps more) as any other news story.

The story of the UFOs over New York is still making headlines today.

About Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.


  1. avatar

    You need to check into the prediction made by Stanley A. Fulham and his book “Challenges of Change”.

    Also, do a youtube search on Stanley A. Fulham and you’ll find two videos. The second video posted on 6/26/10 has his prediction towards the very end.

    He predicted huge multiple UFO sightings over many major world cities on 10/13/10!!

  2. avatar

    Very interesting indeed. I recently bought a magazine of Openminds at my bookstore and it led me here.
    And to Mr. Bowley, I also heard about Fulham’s announcement about the 13th. Aliens keeping an eye on our nuclear weapons and making sure we don’t contaminate our atmosphere certainly isn’t something new, so I wonder why he had gotten so much more attention. Perhaps it’s because he used to work at NORAD. Nonetheless it’s very interesting.

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