Go Back Report # 353


It Wasn't the Moon    

Claim UFO Dives Into Bay; Women Spot Bright Light         

       More than a dozen persons in Bayonne saw an unidentified flying object dive into Newark Bay Saturday morning, and two women claim to have seen two flying saucers over Union City and Weehawken last night.

       The object seen over Bayonne was described lo police as “gunmetal grey, round, four feet in diameter with about 15 tentacles or antennae slicking out of the top." The sphere, seen at 8:10 a.m., was said to have flown at approximately 15, miles per hour, about 125 feet over Newark Bay. It then dove into the bay and disappeared from sight.

       Bayonne police searched the shore near 26th St. and called in the U. S. Coast Guard which dispatched two patrol boats. Coast Guard authorities have declined to comment on their findings until their investigation has been completed.

       Shortly after 9 o'clock last night, Mrs. Adelle Shakales, of 1625 Palisade av., Union City, saw a brilliant large white light shining into her window. "At first I thought it was the moon," she said, "but it started to move."

       Mrs. Shakales said she ran for her binoculars to examine the object more closely. She described it as being bright white, round, with a vertical antenna-like object standing vertical from the middle. She said it came from the northeast and made no sound. She watched it for 20 minutes before it disappeared over the New York skyline.

       Mrs. Shakales said that it flew so low over Troy Towers on Mountain rd. that the roof lights of the apartment house shined on the bottom of the craft.

       Union City woman was not alone in seeing the UFO. She called her sister, Mrs. Edith Neilsen, 3604 Park av., Weehawken, and told her where in the sky to look. Mrs. Neilsen too claims to have seen the object. She described the sight as "magnificent."                                                    

This reference: Hudson Dispatch, Monday, November 21, 1966, page 8        

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 



Nov. 19, 1966


Bayonne (New Jersey). Two local businessmen observed a dark, gray, metallic sphere, from the top of which projected a dozen "tentacles" over 2 m long, flying at about 40 m altitude and then coming down behind a house. It was assumed that it plunged into the bay, but a search by patrol boats was unsuccessful. (Personal)                                                                                                

This reference: Passport To Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 338, © 1969. With Thanks to Dr. Vallee for permission to post to this site.       

UFOCAT PRN – 42479 [Note: both PRN’s are for the same event]

UFOCAT URN – 042479 Saucer News Magazine by Jim Moseley, March 1967, p. 31

UFOCAT URN – 143181 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee # 040 © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 042480 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0800, © 1980

UFOCAT URN – 165852 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2639 by L Schoenherr. No © date.

UFOCAT URN – 042482 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 07452 © 2002       

UFOCAT PRN - 42481

UFOCAT URN – 042481 Data-Net Report, May 1970

UFOCAT URN – 165852 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2639 by L Schoenherr. No © date.

North America – United States, New Jersey

Bayonne          Latitude 40-40-07 N, Longitude 74-06-53 W (D-M-S)

Newark Bay     Latitude 40-39-57 N, Longitude 74-08-20 W

Union City        Latitude 40-46-46 N, Longitude 74-01-26 W

Weehawken    Latitude 40-46-10 N, Longitude 74-01-14 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/redirect.html  

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 40.67 N, Longitude 74.12 W (D.%)  


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