Did New Yorkers See UFOs Hovering Overhead?

alg_ufoIn parts of Manhattan yesterday, people thronged the streets, straining to see a cluster of mysterious shiny objects in the sky. Are the hovering figures UFOs? It would be fitting, as a retired NORAD officer had predicted that UFOs would be spotted overhead on October 13. The Daily News took note:

A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan’s West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city.

Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 p.m. from people reporting a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea.

Law enforcement sources said they believed the object was likely some sort of balloon, but as of late Wednesday they had not confirmed exactly what it is.

A Daily News reporter could see a tiny, silver dot floating approximately 5,000 feet above 23th St. and Eighth Ave., where dozens of people gathered late in the afternoon to catch a glimpse.

Not long after the first sightings, messages began appearing on Twitter linking to a month-old press release announcing the publication of a book by a retired NORAD officer predicting that UFOs would buzz the earth’s major cities on Oct. 13.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it received several calls to its operations center but after reviewing radar data, the agency could not find anything out of the ordinary.

“We re-ran radar to see if there was anything there that we can’t account for but there is nothing in the area,” said spokesman Jim Peters. “There was some helicopter traffic over the river at that time and we checked with LaGuardia Tower. And they said they had nothing going low at that time…Nothing that we can account for would prompt this kind of response.”

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  • http://twitter.com/rfvictor RF Victor

    My “I Want to Believe” side tells me the aliens could very well start small, with increasing sightings of the kind we already had in the past, to prepare us for the “big reveal”… But people would freak out anyway. “Invasion!”

  • http://twitter.com/rfvictor RF Victor

    My “I Want to Believe” side tells me the aliens could very well start small, with increasing sightings of the kind we already had in the past, to prepare us for the “big reveal”… But people would freak out anyway. “Invasion!”

  • uglymugagency

    There were UFO reports over NYC right before 9/11. Watch out folks.

  • http://twitter.com/uglymugagency Ugly Mug Advertising

    There were UFO reports over NYC right before 9/11. Watch out folks.

  • Other Mr. T

    My guess, it’s just another NSA surveillance blimp. I tell you New Yorkers are so blaze, if a flying saucer landed in Times Square, no one would notice. A cop would come over and write the space aliens a parking ticket. If another cop would come over 2 hours later and see it’s still parked there with a ticket on it, the floying saucer would get towed away to the pound yard. Welome to New York, we love tourists!

    • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

      If you see the video, it’s a bunch of objects, not just the one from this picture.

      http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/wpix-ufo-sighting,0,2283967.story

      • Ironaddict06

        Yep, I believe the total was 5 flying circle craft. The FAA might not know, but I’d bet my house the NSA knows what they were. If they were 5 UFOs in NYC for that amount of time-there would be some F-22′s up there.

  • Other Mr. T

    My guess, it’s just another NSA surveillance blimp. I tell you New Yorkers are so blaze, if a flying saucer landed in Times Square, no one would notice. A cop would come over and write the space aliens a parking ticket. If another cop would come over 2 hours later and see it’s still parked there with a ticket on it, the floying saucer would get towed away to the pound yard. Welome to New York, we love tourists!

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

    If you see the video, it’s a bunch of objects, not just the one from this picture.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/wpix-ufo-sighting,0,2283967.story

  • Namelesswon

    mass chemtrails pollution in the atmosphere have helped create a semi invisible reflective atmosphere for holographic projections. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAWDD.

  • Namelesswon

    mass chemtrails pollution in the atmosphere have helped create a semi invisible reflective atmosphere for holographic projections. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAWDD.

  • Alech

    Let’s see: They were objects, they were flying and they were not identified…

  • Alech

    Let’s see: They were objects, they were flying and they were not identified…

  • SMonark

    didn’t that damn kid learn his lesson the first time playing in his dads weather balloon…

  • SMonark

    didn’t that damn kid learn his lesson the first time playing in his dads weather balloon…

  • Ironaddict06

    Yep, I believe the total was 5 flying circle craft. The FAA might not know, but I’d bet my house the NSA knows what they were. If they were 5 UFOs in NYC for that amount of time-there would be some F-22′s up there.