Sunday night, May 5, 1996, at approximately 10:12 p.m. EDT, a party of amateur astronomers set up their telescope on a hillside in Wayne, New Jersey. The group hoped to obtain good views of the planet Venus, then prominent on the western horizon.
As the first astronomer peered through the telescope's eyepiece, he saw "a bright flash near Venus." He said, "At first I thought it was some sort of meteor exploding in the upper atmosphere."
Another member of the group, who'd set up their telescope on Brandon Avenue near Route 23, said the sky explosion was "a whitish green color."
The first astronomer looked again and saw a gray saucer with "two bright lights on the top of the dome. It was about the size of a two-bedroom house." He said he had the saucer in view for about 20 seconds. He spotted two transparent "glass blisters" fore and aft of the saucer's dome.
The UFO performed no aerobatic maneuvers -- it merely hovered in place. At the end of the 20 seconds, it "flew away to the north very fast."
Note: Wanaque Reservoir, long a UFO hot spot, lies about 25 miles north of Wayne, New Jersey. Most recently, the area reported many UFO sightings during February and March of 1996.
In related news, an AOL source reports that there has been heavy UFO activity recently in New Fairfield, Connecticut, along Route 25. CNI News will try to get more information on these events.
Original file name: .CNI - Jersey UFO 5.16
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