On Wednesday evening a large group of people were clustered in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on 8th Avenue and west 23rd street looking at the sky according to the local news WABC Channel 7. But what were they looking at? Up in the sky was a strange cluster of unidentifiable objects that some were speculating could be a UFO.
The New York City non-emergency hotline number 311 reportedly was getting calls from several residents reporting UFO sightings over Chelsea starting on Wednesday afternoon. The strange objects looked like three silvery balloons, but some eyewitnesses claimed to see lights.
The Federal Aviation Administration had several calls regarding the objects but re-ran their radar and didn’t find anything out of the ordinary according to The New York Daily News. An FAA spokesman told the paper that “there was nothing in the area.”
The objects remained unidentified by the local law enforcement officials who thought it could be balloons. But according to The New York Times, the National Weather Service was not reporting any missing weather balloons.
Third Age website reports that in retired U.S. Air Force officer Stanley A. Fulham’s book “Challenges of Change,” he wrote that on October 13 “the world would be witness to ‘a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities.'”
Back in Chelsea the spectators were still looking at the sky. When questioned if the mystery object could be a bird or a plane or Superman by Channel 7, a spectator said he hoped it was Superwoman.
Watch the video from WABC Channel 7 below:
Friday October 15 UPDATE: New York City area school claims released balloons from party were the UFO. Click here to read more.
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