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Triangle UFO videotaped over New Jersey

A New Jersey witness at Hazlet reported watching and videotaping a silent, triangle UFO with three red lights, according to testimony in Case 53663 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Cropped and enlarged still image taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged still image taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was returning from a friend’s house on Christmas Eve 2013 when the object was first seen.

“I was making a right turn from Highway 36 onto Middle Road in Hazlet, N.J.,” the witness stated.“After I made a turn me and my wife saw three red objects round in shape moving slowly east about 100 feet above the houses on the right hand side of Middle Road.”

The witness stopped his vehicle at the first house next to Airport Plaza shopping center.

“I pulled out my cell phone to video the object. When I started to video the object it was over me and it started moving straight up. There were no sounds coming from the object. I kept taping it until I couldn’t see it anymore.”

Cropped and enlarged still image taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged still image taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

New Jersey MUFON State Section Director Ed Dobson investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown. The case was reported to MUFON on January 22, 2014.

“The object is described as being triangular in shape and having red and white pulsating lights,” Dobson stated in his report.“It was unknown degrees above the horizon and first being noticed out of the west. The witness puts the size between 101-300 feet.

“He said he called the police, but they had received no complaints. He claims his brother-in-law saw the same object the weekend before.The temperature was approximately 27.9 degrees and winds were at 17.3mph and out of the north-northwest. The sky was clear.”

The witness saw the UFO near the intersection of Highway 36 and Middle Road in Hazlet, N.J., pictured. (Credit: Google)
The witness saw the UFO near the intersection of Highway 36 and Middle Road in Hazlet, N.J., pictured. (Credit: Google)

Hazlet is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, population 20,334. 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. The way they fade out and the color at the beginning makes me suspect these are actually Chinese Lanterns.

  2. Why doubt the guy? He saw what he saw. If he’s crying Wolf, karma will prevail. Hey, I’ve seen some very peculiar sighting out there, some in the US, others in Europe. No doubt in my mind we are not alone.

  3. They could have been Chinese lanterns or flying saucers.

    If you were not THERE, then you have NO authority.

    The only thing you can do here is investigate the witness.

  4. I live front of the sea and I am a Ufologist since the 80s, tons of hours looking at the sky, I got 8 minutes in a video recorded, with the same kind of orbs coming from the sea (Atlantic Ocean) like us they have to patterns of flight, unless someone was at the high sea lunching Chinese lamps or other…And there are 4 different, no noise, no gas from burning motors, kinds of technologies of this kind of orbs or ships or what ever, crossing the skies above commercial flights. (we are not able to see satellites with binoculars and Chinese lamps don’t go so high).

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  6. I need to say this about witnesses reporting either the diameter of an object or its distance, especially at night.
    Unless you are familiar with the object (like a plane), estimating its distance from you or above treetops, without knowing its size is impossible and judging its size (again, unless it is a familiar shape), without knowing its distance is impossible. You can’t do either because, beyond about 50ft. We lose our stereoscopic vision. We can still estimate size and distance of objects in the ground, in everyday sight, because they are familiar to us. Those are the facts and I suggest anyone doubting this read up on optics or check with an optometrist.

  7. Eyewitnesses to events, take automobile accidents, are notoriously unreliable. How can we expect them to be any better at recognizing objects in the night sky, be they standard aircraft under unusual conditions or objects such as large meteors (asteroid fragments, etc.). Ask any police officer about the general public’s reliability as eyewitnesses.
    As an astronomer/astrobiologist, I used to believe in eyewitness accounts before I became knowledgeable about and very familiar with the night sky. My faith in eyewitnesses dropped dramatically after hearing several people’s accounts of what I know to have been bolide and fireball meteors and slow moving asteroid fragments. The latter enter our atmosphere at a very low angle and, hence, can take several MINUTES to cross the whole stretch of sky. I’ve seen two of these myself as they are quite rare. They appear as balls of light about as bright, or brighter, than the full moon. They usually have trailing embers and long, smoky trails behind them that can last up to 45 minutes. They move at about the same speed as a typical aircraft and are therefore often mistaken as burning aircraft.
    Iridium satellite flares are another phenomenon mistaken for extraterrestrial spacecraft. These are sometimes VERY bright flares of light that appear out of nowhere and move across the sky at the apparent rate of an aircraft. They last from a fraction of a second to a couple of minutes and then wink out as fast as they appeared. They are actually reflected sunlight from a satellite’s solar panel array. There are thousands of satellites in orbit around Earth. How many times a day do you think the average citizen could identify one for what it is?

  8. Still here we are in the year 2016 and we are no closer to finding out the truth than in the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s when UFO mania was so rampant world-wide and people we seeing UFO’s in every “street corner.” I don’t think we will ever know the truth unless something catastrophic happens on the earth that they will reveal themselves for our salvation from ourselves, a plague or a natural catastrophe that would involve the whole earth and threaten humanity.

  9. If they were moving with the wind, then that would clinch the Chinese lantern explanation. Unfortunately no information is provided as to the direction the cell phone was pointing.

  10. I once saw a ufo that was lit up like a Christmas tree, and I watched it with my brother for an hour. We called the police and they said it was just ultralights flying in formation (yes, they really said this.) Sometimes I guess they WANT to be seen. That said, this video is just Chinese lanterns. I’ve sent up a few of those myself, too.

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