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Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11

From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:29:29 -0700
Archived: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 05:28:13 -0400
Subject: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11

To the List Members:

In my last post, I stated that I would share with the List the
written report from the witness(es) who allegedly witnessed the
two red fireballs, and who apparently shone a powerful spotlight
at it. I copy the full report below, sans personal information,
with only a few changes to the text. The report is also
available on the NUFORC homepage, together with a photo.

I made a one-hour appearance with the three witnesses on the
Jeff Rense radio program last night, August 2nd. The witnesses,
father, mother, and daughter, were very convincing.

Lumberton, New Jersey, is located approximately 10 miles west of
McGuire AFB/Ft. Dix.



[Begin Written Report]

100 Date: 07/30/11

110 Time: 21:00

120 Duration: 4 minutes

130 Sighting City: Lumberton

140 Sighting State: nj

150 Sighting Zip: 08048

160 Sighting County: Burlington

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 2

180 Description: Two red-orange fireballs observed and
interacted with via spotlight.

190 Description: On Saturday July 30, 2011, I was out walking my
dogs shortly before 9pm EDT.  It was a very pleasant evening
with clear skies, calm winds, temperature in the low 70 s with a
dew point in the lower 60 s. Because I live in a very open area,
adjacent to a large farm, it is always quite dark outside. As
such, when walking my dogs I always take a powerful spotlight
with me&to light my way and also see if I am approaching any

I am an avid amateur astronomer, so whenever there are clear
skies, I often take in the view while walking the dogs. On this
particular evening, I observed a very bright "fireball" looking
object on the northern horizon. The object was a brilliant red-
orange color. I would rate its apparent magnitude as -4 --
comparable to Venus at its brightest or the International Space
Station. The fireball had a distinct circular shape to it. Its
apparent size was 4 times the size of Venus. This object
proceeded on a southerly course and flew directly over top of
me. It took approximately 45 seconds for the object to track
from the Northern horizon to a position nearly overheard. At
the closest approach, I would approximate the altitude to be
between 1500-2500 feet. I was able to approximate altitude
because I live a few miles from a small airport (Flying W
Medford, NJ). Single engine craft on approach must adhere to a
600 ft flight level. The fireball appeared to be 2-3 times
higher. This first object, after passing over me, vanished.

Within 10 seconds of the first object vanishing, I noticed a
second object, exact same characteristics; once again appear on
the northern horizon. At this point I asked my wife and daughter
to come out and look at the object. My wife brought her Nikon
D5000 (DSLR 14MP) camera. Once again, the object was a circular
orb with an extremely bright red-orange light. It followed the
exact same course/heading as the first craft (North to South...
straight line). Altitude was approximately 1,500 - 2,500 feet
and speed was similar to that of the first object.

This time, my wife was able to take two pictures of the object.
They are attached. More importantly, I grabbed my spotlight (15
million candlepower) and began to shine it directly on the
object at its closest approach to us (nearly overhead). After 3
bursts of the spotlight, the bright red-orange light on the
object immediately ceased. I continued to shine the light on
the object and was able to observe the following:

The object appeared solid.

The object had a round, circular shape.

The object was clearly rotating or spinning in a counter-
clockwise fashion.

The object appeared to be 50-60% the size of the full moon.

The object had a gray or silver color that reflected the
spotlight beam.

The object was completely devoid of any sound.

The object continued on a southerly course, with no visible
light, until we could no longer see it.

The duration of the second sighting was no more than 3 minutes
First appearance on Northern horizon to disappearing from view
in the Southern sky.

I am an avid amateur astronomer with many years of experience.
I also am very well versed in meteorology. I know what
commercial and military aircraft look like, as we are in the
flight path of commercial (Philadelphia International) and
military (McGuire AFB) airports. I also know that the
atmosphere was clear and stable at the time of the sighting. I
know what most objects are in the sky-- such as planets, stars,
constellations, satellites etc. I firmly believe that the
object that was witnessed by my wife, daughter and me was not
something that I have ever seen before. It was certainly
extraordinary. I think I am most puzzled by the way the object
immediately cut out its light when I focused a spotlight on it.
It certainly took my breath away to see the shape, color and
rotation of the solid object as I illuminated it from below.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this

400 Lights On Object: Yes

420 Aura: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

[End Written Report]

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