When weird lights move across the sky or bright colors become a distraction in the night, it’s easy to blame aircraft for the sight. However, there are some incidents that cause people to believe they have witnessed a UFO sighting. In this article, you will encounter possible UFO sightings that have taken place in places, such as New Jersey and Phoenix, Arizona.
New Jersey Turnpike
When a collection of yellow lights flew about the sky late in the evening in a suburb of New Jersey ”“ close to New York City ”“ more than one person reported the sight, including a local police officer who was not on duty. Around 12:30 in the morning, Carteret police Lt. Dan Tarrant received a call from his 19-year-old daughter who spotted strange lights in the sky while out with friends. Tarrent took a look outside and saw what he described as “16 golden-orange colored lights, several in a V-type formation. Others were scattered around the V.” The local newspaper reported Tarrent’s account of the incident ”“ stating that the odd lights flashed across the sky for around 10 minutes before they faded (one-by-one) into the darkness. This incident took place on July 14, 2001.
When a rather large, V-shaped object with seven lights moved across the sky, it did not slip the eyes of thousands of people living in Nevada and Arizona. It was the evening of March 13, 1997 when reports started to roll in about orbs, triangles, and a strange craft in the sky. Residents flooded the lines of police departments in Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale and other cities throughout the state of Arizona. One of the witnesses said that he and his father watched the lights pass directly above them ”“ only 500 feet in the air. The two men described seeing the outline of a mass behind the lights that stayed hidden as the object moved. To answer the questions regarding the incident, National Guard pilots said that they were to blame for the sightings as they caused the lights by releasing diversionary flares while on a training run. However, all did not accept this explanation, and some still believe that an unidentified flying object was to blame.
When unexplainable objects seem to threaten the safety of the President and the White House, there is certainly cause for worry. On July 29, 1952, International News Service (INS) stated that the Air Force had ordered its jets to shoot down any flying saucers ”“ an order that was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Air Force. Residents along the East Coast had reportedly seen flying saucers in the air and when something was picked up on a radar near Washington, DC, the order was placed for jets to intercept anything that seemed a threat.
It was July 29, 1947 when the Air Force assembled an emergency press conference to debunk the sightings and ease the minds of panicked residents. The press conference was the largest that had taken place since the Second World War. Important and influential figures of the government and military were present, including Generals John Samford, USAF chief of intelligence, and Roger Ramey, USAF director of operations (who was in charge of jet scrambles). Interestingly, it was Roger Ramsey who was in charge of debunking the Roswell crash incident theory that a weather balloon was a UFO craft. Together, Ramsey and Samford were known as the Air Force’s main experts on flying saucers.