The Daily News and the Los Angeles Times have reported that scores of New Yorkers witnessed a mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan’s West Side Wednesday afternoon setting off a flurry of reports and wild speculation that a UFO was flying above the streets of Manhattan.
Federal Aviation Administration and the NYPD said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 pm. from people reporting a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea. Law enforcement sources speculated that the object was likely some sort of balloon, but have yet to confirmed exactly what the object was. Joseph Torres, of Brooklyn, first spotted the object after leaving a movie:
“It’s been hovering there for a while. I’m just kind of baffled. How can it be ordinary? There is something going on.”
Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, claimed the FAA 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. 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.”
As if this tale of potential visitors from OUT OF THIS WORLD weren’t weird enough, according to a prediction made exactly one month before this UFO event — in a press release for the book “Challenges of Change” authored by retired NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham — a fleet of UFOs would descend upon Earth’s major cities on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010.
Fulham stated the extraterrestrials would neither land nor make any communication with Earth, but their presence would be the first in a series intended to avert a planetary catastrophe resulting from increasing levels of carbon-dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. Fullham further contends that their contact with Earth is part of their process of leading mankind into accepting the:
“alien reality and technologies for the removal of poisonous gases from the earth’s atmosphere in 2015, if not sooner.”
NYPD and FAA officials say if the objects were part of an planned, organized weather balloon release, it is protocol that they are notified in advance. Neither organization recieved alerts. A witness identified only as “Rico” summed up the bizarre event:
“It’s a little crazy. I guess that’s why they call it an unidentified flying object because they don’t know what it is.”