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‘Massive’ triangle UFO reported low over New Jersey town

A New Jersey witness at Manalapan reported watching a “black, massive, triangle-shaped” UFO about 9:50 p.m. on June 22, 2015, according to testimony in Case 66935 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was visiting parents in Manalapan at the time the object was first seen.

The witness said the object was moving above Madigan Lane from Pease Road, pictured, about 9:50 p.m. on June 22, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)
The witness said the object was moving above Madigan Lane from Pease Road, pictured, about 9:50 p.m. on June 22, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

“I was leaving and as I was packing my car I thought I saw a bat or bird in the sky from the corner of my eye,” the witness stated. “I turned and looked closer to see this thing flying towards me. As it got closer it got larger in size.”

The witness described the object.

“It was massive – about 300 feet wide and 400 feet long, extremely dark, black, triangular shape that looked as if it was a shadow because it reflected no light. I could see the shape of this object so clearly, I couldn’t believe what my eyes were really seeing.”

The object had not lights.

“There were no lights anywhere on this flying triangular-shaped object. It was so very dark, scary, and very creepy, like a bat mobile flying over my head. Unreal!”

Witness sketch. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness sketch. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness attempted to get an additional witness to the object.

“My dad was coming out of the house and I kept yelling to him to look above over his head. This thing came up Madigan Lane from Pease Road to (northeast) and then hovered over my head for a few seconds and then went southeast towards Longbow Drive over their house. So strange it had no lights and moved so quickly and changed directions on a dime.”

The observed object, according to the witness, was ‘about 300 feet wide and 400 feet long.’ Pictured: Madigan Lane in Manalapan Township, NJ. (Credit: Google Maps)
The observed object, according to the witness, was ‘about 300 feet wide and 400 feet long.’ Pictured: Madigan Lane in Manalapan Township, NJ. (Credit: Google Maps)

The witness did provide one sketch of the object, which was reported to MUFON on June 23, 2015.

Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, population 38,872. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Can anybody translate this into azimuth [direction of viewing] or other actual data?

  2. Probably just SWAMP GAS!!! Ha ha… but no… seriously, when I was a young teen-age boy (back in the mid-1980s) I saw something very similar. It flew over my neighborhood in Phoenix. VERY massive, black triangle with no sound or any lights that I can remember.
    It was one of those moments where you just stand there with your mouth hanging open thinking HOLY @#$%!!! and not saying anything.
    Anyhoo – just thought I would try to validate this person’s sighting. Yes, I have seen other things too – like silver sphere-shape items in the daytime that are not of earthly origin. People say – ‘It was probably just a weather balloon’. Well – OK…. that is the FIRST weather balloon that I have seen that can accelerate, decelerate and change directions on a DIME.

  3. 300 feet by 400 feet, no lights, just after sunset, you say?

    You should never have seen it. I am quite familiar with this craft, as I have been around and have helped come up with new shit. I’ve also pulled a few rabbits out of a hat on occasion, so I know a thing or two about air and space craft as a hobby. I’ve built to many models only to be played with by a little sister!

    Let me tell you what you have here. It wasn’t hard to figure this craft out. First, that you saw it is a grave error on behalf of that ship’s commander. He’ll be executed for that transgression. You should never have seen it (and thank anything Good and Decent that no one takes you seriously) because it should, in a mission as it is undertaking, (which is a mission from the future to this past), be cloaked. You’d never see a trace.

    What you have here is none other than the famous Romulan Warbird from the Star Trek original series. My, my, how they’ve grown!

  4. Huh, I’ve seen one shaped like this, but had a few lights on. It would be cool to get a taxonomy of ufos, and who made them and for what purpose. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a perfect triangle one that people seem to report. Mostly the green meteor-like type (zipping around) and white light ones. I get the impression these, the triangle with slight ‘wings’, are man-made.

  5. On June 28 I saw a large craft over Phoenixville Pa. I think it was triangular, hard to tell as it had very briight lights in the front. Two white in the front corners, and an extremely large red one in the center. It flew directly overhead and made no sound. This is a lighting pattern that resembles jetliners, but was absolutely not a jetliner, as I had seen a real jetliner, at low altitude, out of air-lanes just about 15 minutes before this. [When I saw this jetliner, I remember thinking that this plane was probbaly cleared for landing due to medical emergency.] The craft I saw had no lights in the rear, and had no rear section. Also, all jetliners have very bright blinking white lights from the rear, this had none. As the craft passed, from the rear one could see a better look at the red light underneath, I estimate that light at being about the size of a house blinking in a steady on/off pattern slowly. Will probably make the official report soon, as this is the second time I have seen something like this recently.

  6. To the ridiculing skeptics…Unless you have experienced a close encounter, I would not be so quick to make fun of someone who has!

  7. Having been a resident of Monmouth county, NJ for most of my life I can say emphatically and with first hand experience that the county has had more than its share of strange aerial phenomena. This has gone on for years apparently because of “attractions” such as; the Communications and Electronics Command until recently located at Fort Monmouth (home of RADAR, Laser Technologies, etc.), the original Bell Labs (the transistor, RADAR, satellite communications, etc.) and Naval Weapon Station (previously known as Naval Ammunition Depot) Earle. It is no wonder that the area has attracted these unknown visitors and even with the recent loss of these Icons of modern science, technology and defense related breakthroughs, the area still attracts interest!

  8. In response to the question by Jim Oberg, it appears from the description of the sighting that the course was roughly 060deg True that would place the object on a course that would approach the Earle ammunition pier located in Leonardo, NJ. Distance from reported sighting is approximately 16 miles from the pier.

  9. I was just sitting here talking about my experience with this. I just said to my parents, my dogs were outside barking and barking I walked outside and didn’t hear anything. Normally they are barking at other dogs. I see this huge shadow on the ground which caused me to look up. It was flying extremely low. I googled low flying black transformer looking thing. And this is what came up. I am not sure if it was a UFO or whatever you would like to call it. I am just interested in knowing what it actually was. But definitely looks like the sketch that was drawn.

  10. Today, Nov. 4, 2015, I saw two UFO’s over Trenton, NJ, they were very high so didn’t look too big, but they were going really fast, I told my husband to look up but he couldn’t see it do to object moving fast and light pollution. One of the objects started making erratic movement the other object kept going straight. Very scary ?

  11. i live in jackson nj i was going to work when i also seen this craft it made no noise and was huge it was just above the trees and moving very slow at that time i was on the phone with my girlfriend who lives in ny they were on the ny 87 and they said they saw that same craft about an hour before me i was late for work and didnt stop i wish i did to take a pic

  12. Matawan NJ November 2012 around the time of the new moon it was very dark and power was still not restored after Sandy. I was a police officer and I was working over night shift. It was around 10 pm I was out of my vehicle and looked up. I observed a very large object it was like a shadow it had no lights. I could just see the out line against the sky. Pointed front very long and wide way bigger than any aircraft carrier I had ever seen. Hard to guess how high it was and it was silent moving slowly. I also saw two smaller triangles fly into the back of this object. I was able observe this for well over a minute. It slowly disappeared because of the darkness and I lost sight of it. It was heading North and this is normally the flight pattern of planes heading to Newark airport (I am use to hearing the planes) notably there were no planes visible this night.

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