UFOs 2019


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I am mostly a believer (like Mulder) with a little bit of skeptic (like Scully) on The X Files

The Martians haven’t landed in New Jersey again, but there were almost 200 reported sightings in New Jersey of strange objects in 2019, according to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

One of those reports was right near Paradelle, although I didn’t witness it. The report was on June 1 at 9:30 p.m., and what was reported were 2 circle-shaped crafts, fully lit, flying erratically followed by sustained stillness.

“On June 1, 2019, at 22:30, son and I driving on Grove Avenue, and noticed 2 lit objects we assumed were drones, but based on erratic movement then sudden sustained stillness – we then revised our take as maybe [a] military helicopter. We tried to pull over but cars behind us only allowed us to slow down. They were clear, bright white light – perhaps oval or round, and seemed to be low-flying followed by a definite full stop. By [the] time we turned around – they were gone. I’ve seen thousands of aircraft and son has seen tons of recreational drones. There was nothing familiar about this experience.”

These sightings are compiled by NUFORC which is an independent organization that’s been around since 1974. They assist police departments when people report their observations to 911. Are they true sightings? I doubt it, but they have more than 90,000 sightings from around the world listed, so can they all be false?

I believe in intelligent life outside our galaxy. I believe it is possible that Earth has been visited. I believe that almost all UFO sightings are false. I believe I saw a UFO.

My sighting was in the New Jersey Pinelands (AKA Pine Barrens). I was camping with my family there in the summer of 1991. I was the only one up at about 3 am and I saw a craft over Atsion Lake. It was an elongated saucer shape with small lights encircling it. A bright red light/glow came from the bottom as it hovered close to the dark water. It was there for about a minute, then it rose slowly vertically about as high as four stories on a building and then shot off at an angle and disappeared. I don’t recall any sound coming from it at all.

I never reported it because I didn’t know of anyone who would take my report, and I suppose I thought people would think I was crazy. I told my family and friends. Later, I did check newspapers for reports and found nothing.

Years later when the Internet arrived, I searched sites like NUFORC and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for report from that summer. Nothing.

MUFON is a US-based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study alleged UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind, claiming more than 4,000 members worldwide with chapters and representatives in more than 43 countries and all 50 states.

Both these organizations get criticized as pseudoscience, but that’s been true of all UFO efforts since after WWII in the U.S.

This video made the rounds this year showing the screens from some US Navy planes as the pilots report UFOs which the Navy labels as “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

Do you believe?


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One thought on “UFOs 2019”

  1. Ken. The links to your blogs that last two times send me to an image

    On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 12:15 AM Weekends in Paradelle wrote:

    > Ken Ronkowitz posted: ” The Martians haven’t landed in New Jersey, but > there were almost 200 reported sightings in New Jersey of strange objects > in 2019, according to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC). One > report was right near Paradelle, although I didn’t” >


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