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New Jersey witness photographs diamond-shaped UFO at treetop

A New Jersey witness at Sayreville reported watching and photographing a diamond-shaped UFO moving at the treetop level, according to September 9, 2014, testimony in Case 59688 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside with his dog at 7 a.m. on August 29, 2014 when an object in the northeast sky appeared to be a drone or someone playing with a remote control aircraft.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

While it seemed early in the day for remote control aircraft, the witness decided to take out his cell phone and shoot three images of the object.

“The object was diamond-shaped but concave towards the bottom,” the witness stated. “The back almost looked like something out of a movie like it would have engines off the back only it wasn’t moving in the direction the engines were facing. I was able to see this object for about a full minute and-a-half to notice it had what looked to me like a glass area in the front side for observation.”

Witness image. Credit: MUFON.
Witness image. Credit: MUFON.

The witness believes that the object should have been picked up on radar.

“There was no sound; however, where I live is a very high commercial airline traffic area. I would be hard pressed to believe this would not have shown up on radar.”

The witness uploaded three images with the MUFON report: Image 1, Image 2 and Image 3; and one illustration of what the object looked like.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Sayreville is a borough located on the Raritan River, near Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, New Jersey, population 42,704. New Jersey MUFON is investigating.

New Jersey has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. New Jersey had 13 UFO reports in August 2014 – the 15th highest reporting state – while California had 99 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.

UPDATE 9-11-2014

A commenter on MUFON’s website has noted that this image appears to be from a video posted on YouTube in January, 2013.

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. Well that update is irritating.
    I wish that hoaxers could understand that they do more damage than anything.

  2. I’m agreeing with the above poster k.somers about the update being irritating. The so called UFO is a balloon……you can see the weight on the end of a string for balance

  3. you can see the string attachment beneath toward the end of the video. nice balloon kite pretty colors.

  4. This is clearly a mylar balloon. I think if it was real, there would be a lot more commotion or silence as they watched. This is so bogus.

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