Did A UFO Just Buzz New Jersey?

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This strange, silvery sausage drifted over New Jersey yesterday, prompting fears that a UFO might be menacing the Garden State.


According to the New Jersey Star Ledger:

Somerville Police Lt. Donna Young said authorities were not sure what the object was, but said it caused no problems other than tying up police phone lines shortly before noon.

"We have no idea what it was but it did not cause any problems here in Somerville," she said. "We are under the impression that it might be a weather balloon or something like that, but regardless, it did not cause any problems whatsoever."

The Air Traffic Control Tower in Morristown did not have any pilot reports of the object, nor did officials at Solberg Airport in Hunterdon, Somerset Airport in Bedminster and Blairstown Airport in Warren County.


Though some Jerseyites were obviously alarmed, others responded with the attitude that has made this state famous the world over. Groused a commenter on the Star Ledger website:

Are people really this stupid? Why would you flood 911 with calls on this. Even if it were a secret spaceship, what the hell is 911 going to do.

That's a good question.

via NJ Star Ledger


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A weather balloon, you say?

Perhaps it was just swamp gas reflecting the light from Venus.