I don’t know why it is easier for me to believe in ghosts and the supernatural than it is to believe in alien life. I almost snicker at the idea of extraterrestrials and I don’t know why. You would think if I was on board for one the other wouldn’t be a huge leap. Apparently I’m not in the majority because after reading the Asbury Park Patch I realized how many of you believe! We had 138 sightings in our state in 2020 according to the National UFO Reporting Center. (By the way, I can’t believe we have an official place just for reporting UFOs!)  Someone in Cape May reported seeing UFO objects in the sky being chased by fighter pilots. Mmmm...are we hiding something here? Fighter pilots chasing off the UFOs like a dog chasing away a cat? My mind might be changing...the person described the sighting as a "Red dancing light, then multiple flashing lights. Extremely silent. Three military helicopters on scene. Air tasted like perfume," which is a weird spin right? Maybe the aliens were dressing up for the big occasion? The national UFO Reporting Center generated a long list of all the alien reports for last year. The group who compiled the list is an independent organization.  NUFORC is known to work with police when a sighting is in question. Warning, this list may make you want to cuddle with your parents. Scroll to see if your town is on here...mine is!

NUFORC’s list:

1. Dec. 29 at 4:27 p.m., Eatontown: "Small reflective orb flying over Monmouth County, NJ followed by several military jets."
2. Dec. 24 at 12:35 a.m., Secaucus: "Watched small bright light travel southwest of Manhattan. It was small solid light watched it for a minute or 2."
3. Dec. 22 at 8 p.m., Jersey City: "Object with red blinking lights, went flying super fast over the Hudson from south to north."
4. Dec. 15 at 5:30 a.m., Ledgewood: "Spherical green light hovering in New Jersey."
5. Dec. 14 at 11:56 p.m., Sussex: "Green light moves across sky at high speeds."
6. Dec. 12 at 1:35 a.m., Moonachie/Little Ferry: "UFO with bright white lights at around 1:30 a.m."
7. Dec. 12 at 1 a.m., Bayville: "I was standing outside on the front porch and I saw 2 fireball-like objects floating through the sky flying at a fast speed."
8. Dec. 8 at 9:50 p.m., Great Meadows: "2 triangular UFOs with 3 bright green lights appeared in the sky and flew towards each other."
9. Dec. 6 at 10 p.m., Bordentown: "Few thousand feet above roof..below Orion's belt. Flashing .. pulsing..zoomed in and rectangle shape."
10. Dec. 2 at 2:30 a.m., Bayonne: "I got up to the bathroom after 2 in the morning, from the window I could see some very bright lights were 4 lights in an almost square."
11. Dec. 1 at noon, Millstone: "It flew across highway dropped to the ground and skyrocketed."
12. Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., Barnegat Township: "Witnessed object being chased by fighter jets 30 passes so far."
13. Nov. 15 at 1:45 a.m., Little Egg Harbor: "Triangle shaped. 3 circular dim lights. Craft looked semi-transparent. No sound. Smooth movement in straight line across sky."
14. Nov. 9 at 7:05 p.m., Pomona: "UFO sighting outside CVS."
15. Nov. 5 at 8:36 a.m., Long Beach Island: "Big triangular haze moving north gets to a busy street and disappears."
16. Nov. 4 at 11:45 p.m., Mt. Holly: "While coming outside I decided to look up because it was clear I the saw this cloud looking group of lights in the sky."
17. Nov. 3 at 11:50 p.m., Raritan Township: "White flashing shaped disc coming down at 45 degree angle to land on ground."
18. Oct. 24 at 12:16 a.m., Cherry Hill: "Oval shape white orb with tail."
19. Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., Westville: "One orange light and a couple white lights. Circle. Came very close to my face. No sound. Hard to make out with the lights."
20. Oct. 21 at 10 p.m., Mullica Hill: "Orange triangle object slowly shrinks into ball and disappears."
21. Oct. 20 at 11 p.m., Wharton State Forest: "I have video 4 circular lights moving back n forth and up and down stationary, 5th object was much larger and wider also moving side to side than slowly moving out of sight."
22. Oct. 17 at 5 p.m., West Windsor: "10-12 orb-like objects flying in a closed triangle formation."
23. Oct. 10 at 8: 35 p.m., Howell: "Light green fireball-like object traveling downward."
24. Oct. 3 at 3:50 p.m., Shrewsbury: "Further west from us and directly above at 12 o'clock was a very shiny reflective mirror or chrome colored object."
25. Oct. 1 at 7:45 p.m., Roebling: "...a white light moving very quickly."
26. Sept. 24 at 11 a.m, White Township: "2 objects not seen until exposed."
27. Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m., Cherry Hill: "5 sphere light traveling toward Philly 3 in. A triangle and 1 leading with 1 trailing."
28. Sept. 20 at 2:34 a.m., Mount Laurel: "Tiny lights in the shape of hockey pucks, the size of a quarter circling in my back door."
29. Sept. 19 at 8:55 p.m., Forked River: "Fast-moving object caught on iPhone not hoax."
30. Sept. 19 at 3 p.m., Newark: "Clear Blue sky no clouds Star-like silver object fading in and out visible for 1 minute or 2 then disappeared."
31. Sept. 14 at 8:50 p.m., Hasbrouck Heights: ((NUFORC Note: Source of report provides no detailed information about the sighting. PD))
32. Sept. 13 at 7:45 p.m., Wayne: ((NUFORC Note: No information provided by the witness. PD))
33. Sept. 5 at 3:23 p.m., Elizabeth: "Observed a black disc shaped object moving slowly and occasionally emitting a sparkling light."
34. Sept. 4 at 11 p.m., Livingston: "I was looking at the sky and saw a white thug whiz bye too close to the ground for a meteor, followed by 2 more."
35. Aug. 30 at midnight, Bloomingdale: "Animal mutilation possibly UFO."
36. Aug. 29 at 11:15 p.m., Ewing: "Pulsating light ring which turned on and off. Looked to have emitted the light from out near the stars."
37. Aug. 27 at 8:47 p.m., Marlton: "Father and son see large bright orb with aura around it."
38. Aug. 27 at 1:30 a.m., Long Beach Island: "My friend and I decided to take a walk on the beach at around 1:30 am after a long night of talking catching up.after about 20 minutes we noticed three bright lights on the sand..."
39. Aug. 27 at 12:45 a.m., Phillipsburg: "1 orange egg-shaped object in the eastern sky. Stayed in one place for the approximately 2 minutes I observed, then disappeared."
40. Aug. 26 at 1:45 a.m., Clifton: "As I was driving down the road a glowing blue orb dashed across the sky at great speed. It was not a shooting star, or a plane. "
41. Aug. 24 at 8:30 p.m., North Brunswick: "Reddish-orange triangle stopped, quietly hovered then turned sharply right."
42. Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., Bayonne: "Fast-moving pencil-shaped object.
43. Aug. 17 at 9:30 p.m., Marlton: "Diamond-shaped object with red and green flashing lights."
44. Aug. 16 at 8 a.m., Blackwood: "While driving down highway saw 2 objects glowing like fire moving too close together at same rate of speed."
45. Aug. 14 at 12:08 a.m., Piscataway: "I have on video what me and my children witness last night. It was unbelievable. It shined a big spot light."
46. Aug. 13 at 5 p.m., Pompton Lakes: "I was sitting on lower patio looking at trees in my yard when this football-shaped object entered the yard to my right flying to my left in a u."
47. Aug. 8 at 10:28 p.m., Cranford: "Red orb seen being chased by military aircraft over Cranford."
48. Aug. 8 at 10:19 p.m., Westfield: "After hearing a loud similar to a train combine with a plane passing overhead, I looked up and saw a bean shape flat object about 30 ft wide, black and a green light on the edge."
49. Aug. 8 at 9:45 p.m., Nutley: "As I was viewing the planet Jupiter at night with a high-power binocular (25x100), a bright cigar-shaped object shot upwards very quickly to the left of Jupiter."
50. Aug. 8 at 3:24 a.m., Hillside: "Only seeable thru telescope blue and green discs floating for about 3 hours."
51. Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m., Delanco: "5 Orange Glowing Spherical Objects. ((NUFORC Note: Later identified as sky lanterns. PD))
52. Aug. 1 at 12:45 a.m., Howell: "Saw a silver spherical flying object over I-195 moving too fast to catch and disappeared after a few miles."
53. July 31 at 9:36 p.m., Monroe Twp: "10-12 orange glowing slanted oval shaped objects in formation seen with no sound."
54. July 30 at 1 a.m., Farmingdale: "I saw a flashing bright white light."
55. July 29 at 10:11 p.m., Maple Shade: "Moving white light southeast to northeast then disappears. Approx 6-8seconds. About the size of bigger medium size star."
56. July 27 at 3:10 a.m., Glassboro: "Green and yellow lights."
57. July 25 at 9:49 p.m., Maywood: "Fast-moving white ball of light; no trail."
58. July 22, Clifton: "Bright circle, and it had 4 color lights flickering no noise moved slowly."
59. July 21 at 9:45 p.m., Bergenfield: "Disk Sighting."
60. July 20 at 10:37 p.m., North Bergen: "The most panicking moment of my life."
61. July 15 at 9:16 p.m., Edgewater: "I have a live picture showing a green light with odd movement."
62. July 12 at 5 p.m., Rahway: "My husband and I were doing yard work and he noticed a round circle like a ball he called me and I saw the same it was shining."
63. July 11 at 10 p.m., Clinton: "Satellite-like moving star with bright flashes every few seconds."
64. July 9 at 10:15 p.m., Hillsborough: "Three red lights in the shape of triangle witnessed moving across sky, then change direction, then disappear."
65. July 4 at 9:39 p.m., Old Bridge: "At first there were 2 glowing orange lights- one in front of the other. Another third light appeared to make a triangle."
66. July 4 at 9:30 p.m., Bellmawr: "Quickly moving sphere of alternating colors passing about 10 miles east of Philadelphia the night of July 4th, 2020."
67. July 1 at 10:45 p.m., Trenton: "A fiery triangle object flying about and made no noise in the night sky."
68. June 29 at 12:55 a.m., Bayonne: "Triangular shaped unidentified flying object with three lights at its corners hovering over the Hudson River for roughly 45 seconds."
69. June 28 at 4 p.m., Hazlet: "I was taking phone videos of storms in my area,when 21 seconds into video a round red object went from north to south."
70. June 27 at 10:40 p.m., Howell: "Spherical red and orange extremely bright glowing object lasted two to three minutes and left the atmosphere as white in 3 seconds."
71. June 27 at 7:30 p.m., Sea Bright: "Skate Fish Egg shaped object followed by a translucent sphere, disappeared over the ocean."
72. June 23 at 6:15 p.m., Bridgewater: "Repeated daylight sightings of high altitude box kite shaped object over central NJ."
73. June 17 at 1:38 a.m., Fairview: "A bunch of unexplained beams of lights coming from meadowlands area and huge triangle-shaped falling stars."
74. June 15 at 10:50 p.m., Ramsey: "The shape seemed to be slightly triangular, and tiered. As if 3 triangles were stacked on top of each other overlapping one another by 50%. There were 2 sets like this, flying in tandem approximately 100 feet apart. It appeared as if they were each about 50 ft tall and 20 ft wide."
75. June 13 at 10:20 p.m., Cherry Hill: "8-10 Glowing orange orbs traveling from south to north at night."
76. June 13 at 11 a.m., Flemington: "Moving white light in sky with naked eye looks like an extremely fast satellite bigger than usual."
77. June 12 at 8:55 a.m., Lumberton: "Very high altitude, circular UFO, sighted in high-speed maneuver."
78. June 10 at 12:30 a.m., Asbury Park: "Unusual lights on Asbury Park Boardwalk as seen on webcam."
79. May 30 at 11 p.m., Vineland: "Round bright red flaming ball of light."
80. May 30 at 1:30 p.m., Vineland: "It had a red eye and I think it new I was looking at it."
81. May 21 at noon, Brick: "Irregularly shaped craft hovering stationary then moving at an incredible rate of speed."
82. May 13 at 3:37 a.m., Springfield: "Yellow light floating across my grass as it descended it set off my Ring lights. The image can be seen on the Ring doorbell camera."
83. May 4 at 11 p.m., Wantage: "Bright light moving extremely low and slow with periodic bright shards of colored lights beaming down periodically."
84. May 3 at 8:30 p.m., Hawthorne: "My wife and I were sitting on my porch and I noticed what looked like a light in the distance. It was hovering and moving in different directions."
85. May 3 at 8:20 p.m., Maple Shade: "was sitting outside and looked up. it was a black oval disk and it was it was turning sideways as it flew. It was still light out."
86. May 2 at 7:45 p.m., Brick: "Bright white light due north."
87. May 1 at 9:50 a.m., Oak Ridge: "Patterned high altitude fast moving lights Over 35!"
88. April 28 at midnight, Hammonton: "they travel very fast in single line in the sky traveling from the west."
89. April 28 at 9 p.m., Mays Landing: "30 silent bright lights moving fast in a row."
90. April 23 at 7 p.m., Swedesboro: "As I was leaving work is when I saw a bright object in the sky. It was raining and the skies were grey with clouds and not much sunlight. It appeared to be cigar shaped, stationary and also very bright like glowing white."
91. April 21 at 8:30 p.m., Interlaken: "It would zig-zag and go up and down not the first time I've seen."
92. April 16 at 10 p.m., West Deptford: "Immensely bright light hovering."
93. April 13 at 9 p.m., Montville: "Very bright light. Much larger than a star I took a picture and video. It appears to have a halo effect around it."
94. April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Neptune: "Bright light that hovered for hours, resembled a very bright star."
95. April 12 at 9 p.m., North Bergen: "snake shape bright light."
96. April 11 at 10:30 p.m., Perth Amboy: "The object was bright white at times stem like branches, object moved in various vertical and horizontal movements very slow."
97. April 11 at 10:04 a.m., Monroe Township: "There was an inner red light with a larger outer blue light that was much taller."
98. April 7 at 11:22 p.m., Burlington Co. (Presidential Lakes Estates): "Bright red orb from all sides. 10 seconds. Then disappeared. Have video."
99. April 6 at 9:45 p.m., Fort Lee: "Huge bright light appears and moves like it's inspecting the earth below."
100. April 1 at 9 p.m., Pompton Lakes: "8-10 very distant objects that looked like a star moving perfectly in a line with each other and vanishing."
101. March 30 at 9:50 p.m., Howell: "2 of us witnessed a quick bright light, then we saw a flash of orange trail and it disappeared. It definitely was not a shooting star."
102. March 26 at 9 p.m., Wanaque: "Very bright white shape from cylindrical to round, hovered in same place for 40 minutes, eventually went higher and faded from view."
103. March 26 at 5:55 a.m., Newark: ((NUFORC Note: Source of report provides no information. PD))
104. March 26 at 5:50 a.m., Edison: "I noticed that the stars were real bright...at first it looked like the big dipper."
105. March 25 at 10 p.m., Kinnelon: "Bright spinning light hovering for about 45 minutes."
106. March 20 at 3:55 p.m., Monroe: "Bright circular flying objects."
107. March 17 at 10 a.m., Howell: "It was very bright in the sky, far away I saw what I thought to be helicopter under the object, lights were green."
108. March 16 at 12:02 a.m., Glassboro: "3 lights moving in sky over Route 322."
109. March 15 at 9:55 a.m., River Edge: "An object was spotted in the Northeast direction from Bergen County, NJ for over 20 minutes."
110. March 14 at 2 a.m., Bayville: "Elongated light with aurora beams going downwards to bay an jutting side to side very quickly."
111. March 11 at 4:55 a.m., Atlantic City: "20 or more lights making formation above ocean and hotel roofs. Lasted from 40 to 60 minutes."
112. March 9 at 7:15 p.m., Martinsville: "Bright light above the SW horizon like a star but too low to be a star. Hovering but occasionally moving in an erratic way."
113. March 4 at 9 p.m., Cape May: "Red dancing light. Then multiple flashing lights. Extremely silent. Three military helicopters on scene. Air tasted like perfume."
114. March 4 at 8:41 p.m., Atlantic City: "I saw two orange lights and them disappeared."
115. March 2 at 8:15 p.m., Jersey City: "Bright light surrounded by small lights, all change color and move in an strange manner."
116. March 2 at 8 p.m., Phillipsburg: "I saw a brightly lit object in the sky flying from East to north west. It was fast and silent it did not stop . I watched it fly across the sky for about six seconds flight."
117. March 1 at 11 p.m., Berlin Boro: "They looked like stars moving or satellites in a single line formation around 5:30 am east coast."
118. March 1 at 7 p.m., Hawthorne: " Flying objects."
119. March 1 at 5:40 a.m., Tenafly: "12 starlights were moving in formation from SW-NE direction."
120. Feb. 27 at 9:56 a.m., Norwood: " MADAR Node 145"
121. Feb. 24 at 5: 21 a.m., Edison: "Viewing small object appears then winks out."
122. Feb. 20 at 7:33 p.m., Norwood: "MADAR Node 145"
123. Feb. 15 at 1 a.m., Bridgewater: "Large blue light streaming and disappearing in midair very low to the road."
124. Feb. 14 at 9:15 p.m., Mullica Hill: "Bright round light! Just hovered still and then had a bluish and red light next to the bright light as it took off."
125. Feb. 13 at 2 a.m., Atco: ((NUFORC Note: No information provided by witness. PD))
126. Feb. 10 at 9:15 p.m., River Vale: "MADAR Node 146"
127. Feb. 8 at midnight, Ocean Gate: ((NUFORC Note: Witness, who elects to remain totally anonymous, provides no information. PD))
128. Feb. 8 at 5:48 a.m., Tenafly: "String formation. Looked like stars one after the other for a good 15 min."
129. Feb. 2 at 5:53 a.m., Hamilton Township: "MADAR Node 62"
130. Feb. 1 at midnight, Teaneck: "100 ft triangular craft with bowl."
131. Jan. 23 at 12:30 a.m., Blackwood: "I was driving down the road and looked up and saw a super bright red light in the sky. It looked close and was very big."
132. Jan. 17 at 5: 30 a.m., Princeton: "...it looked like a huge floating platform just hovering in the sky above a large shopping center near my house. It was black and solid, blacker than the dark winter sky, with white, and the occasional red and green lights irregularly placed around it."
133. Jan. 13 at 5:38 p.m., Trenton: "Moving flying object filmed from flight from Orlando to Albany"
134. Jan. 9 at 9:56 a.m., Laurel Springs: "I took 4 pictures of a cylinder shaped craft in the sky."
135. Jan. 9 at 1 a.m., Audubon: "Blob and green light seen near moon."
136. Jan. 6 at 9:20 p.m., Waretown: "Low-flying light formation hovers and then disappears."
137. Jan. 1 at midnight, Brick: "Large orange glowing ball floating across sky."

Yep, that did it. I’ll need my childhood stuffed teddy bear, my husband, dog, kids and a bodyguard to sleep in my room tonight.  Think about it, these are just the people that actually called in!
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