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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16 Responses to Did New Yorkers See UFOs Hovering Overhead?

  1. RF Victor October 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    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!”

  2. RF Victor October 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    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!”

  3. uglymugagency October 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

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

  4. Ugly Mug Advertising October 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

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

  5. Other Mr. T October 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    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!

  6. Other Mr. T October 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    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!

  7. Henry Baum October 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    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

  8. Namelesswon October 15, 2010 at 5:35 am #

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

  9. Namelesswon October 15, 2010 at 9:35 am #

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

  10. Alech October 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

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

  11. Alech October 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

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

  12. SMonark October 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

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

  13. SMonark October 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

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

  14. Ironaddict06 October 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    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.

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