August 11, 2010
Location: Richmond, New Jersey, United States
Richwood, NJ, witnesses watched a silent, dark, boomerang-shaped
UFO moving quickly east northeast after about 8 p.m. From
the witness: "The moonlight caught on the shape and
revealed it as the sharp-angled boomerang without further
detail to the surface... It was very large in the sky.
Much larger than the commercial airliners we see daily
on their approach to Philadelphia."
MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), (Credit: Roger Marsh, UFO
August 11, 2010
A VERY large, Boomerang-shaped object tracked across the
sky in a NE direction just after full dark.
wish I had not waited months to report this, but until
recently, did not know who to report it to. I saw a television
program that described your field researchers and I liked
that you set scientific and observational standards. I
do not like wild speculation and absurd conjectures as
I often see in deranged programs like UFO Hunters or whatever
it is called. I like mysteries to be approached rationally.
This brings me back to the night of August 11, 2010. I
have long wondered if anyone else had reported anything
for that night. Soon after the event, I posted an oblique
statement on my Facebook page "Did anyone else see
that?" simply so I would not forget the date and
time. I do not jump to conclusions, but I have also failed
to find a prosaic explanation for the event.
were two other people with me who saw the strange object.
I will leave their names off of here for the time being.
[They live nearby, but I have not asked their permission
to include them in this report.] We were standing in my
driveway just after full dark. It was likely between 8
and 9 p.m. Checking the time for full darkness at the
time of the year should come up with a very close approximate
time. There was a bright moon shinning in the in the southeast
quadrant of the sky. I think if it were not for that,
we would have seen nothing.
was facing north toward my companions as we stood there,
talking. The evening was pleasant and it had grown dark.
It was not unusual for us to stand outside and talk, although
we were about to say goodnight. One of my companions was
looking behind me and saw it first. She made a gasping
noise or other sound while looking into the sky behind
me. I turned to see what she was looking at. We live about
20 miles from Philadelphia International Airport in the
town of Richwood, NJ and frequently have large numbers
of commercial airliners circling overhead. I expected
something of this sort. What I saw was very different.
turned to look south and saw it almost immediately or
at least, the impression of it. I also said a rather surprising
swear word which I would not normally use in this company.
The object was moving quickly in a east-north-east direction
[toward the Delaware River and Chester, PA] and at first,
it was just a suggestion of movement because it was black
against black. It was simply a different shape of black
flying with no lights at all. The moonlight caught on
the shape and revealed it as the sharp-angled boomerang
without further detail to the surface.
annoys me to report it as an angular boomerang shape because
I know there have been many other reports like that. It
was very large in the sky. Much larger than the commercial
airliners we see daily on their approach to Philadelphia.
I do not know what altitude the circling airliners are
at this point in their approach, but that is probably
not too difficult to find out. Their windows are easily
visible. This was far larger than those. There were no
airplanes in sight at the time of the event.
trouble is that for it to be that size, it would have
to have been either unusually low and close to us or farther
away and unbelievably vast in size. The object cruised
quickly by without the slightest sound or change in speed
or altitude. I hoped it would pass in front of the moon,
but unfortunately, it moved "beneath" where
the moon was and was quickly lost to view in the dark.
It was moving fast but without knowing the distance, I
would not guess at its speed. It was gone before there
was much chance of further reaction. I turned to my companions
and we were all equally dumbfounded. There was nothing
more to do except head inside. I typed the note on Facebook
so I would not forget, but I also had hoped someone else
might say something. It was a long shot. No one else reported
have seen stealth bombers flying in the desert and they
are huge. This object was at LEAST that large, but I felt
it was larger still. The stealth was my best suspect as
I racked my brain, but it does not make sense. For a stealth
to be that large, it would have to be too close. Why would
a bomber be flying so low in a densely populated area?
A stealth can easily fly above local air traffic. Flying
without lights would be extremely dangerous around this
crowded airspace even if you were training the crew in
radar evasion. That part is speculation as I do not know
if they even do this sort of live training. We saw no
evidence of exhaust, but I believe a stealth does mask
that. If it was that close, we should have heard it. I
doubt that even a stealth can be that silent.
have not been able to think of an easy explanation for