ET and friends came calling on New York yesterday setting off lots of excitement and also anxiety among New Yorkers. Maybe ET and friends were trying to pay a courtesy call on Obama but their spacecraft(s) strayed off course and ended up over New York.
A mysterious shiny object(s) was seen floating high over Manhattan West Side, setting off an UFO frenzy and a flurry of reports yesterday that an UFO was flying over the city. The reports turned out to be true – confirmed by the Federal government.
Police and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 p.m. from people reporting a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea. And several residents said they not only saw the UFO, but they also saw three aliens in the “pilot seats” of the UFO. These people must have extremely powerful telescopic eyes! Oh yes, it’s ET and 2 of his friends!
The UFO was floating approximately 5,000 feet above Chelsea at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue, where dozens of people gathered late in the afternoon to catch a glimpse. Many residents were scared, thinking that the city was under attack.
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. After carefully reviewing the data, the FAA would not make a comment, though insiders say that they confirmed that it was in fact a UFO – one that they had been tracking for weeks.
Here’s one video of the sighting:
To some, the objects appeared to be yellow balloons, although there has been no official confirmation from the NYPD. On the streets below there was a lot of intrigue about the mystery going on up above.
Weird sightings in the sky are not new to our area. Back in January of 2009, strange, red, blinking lights could be seen across Morris County, N.J., and officials thought they had figured out what caused them.
In the end, though, it wasn’t exactly a close encounter.
It turns out the lights were part of a hoax. Prosecutors said two men with too much time on their hands pulled off the trick with five flares, fishing line and helium balloons.