UFO in NYC? New Yorkers look to the sky
There's nothing like a Close Encounter to shake up your Wednesday afternoon. When a few "white lights" appeared in the sky above NYC - Chelsea, to be exact - on Oct. 13, New Yorkers paused their busy schedules to try to get a glimpse. Photos were tweeted, phone calls were made, and newscasters were sent to the West Side of Manhattan to report live from the scene.
There were several round unidentified objects hovering above the city around 1:30 p.m., which prompted several calls to the Federal Aviation Administration. Though the agency hasn't confirmed what exactly was in the sky, the assumption is that they were silver balloons. According to the New York Post, flights were not impacted.
"We re-ran radar to see if there was anything there that we can't account for but there is nothing in the area," said spokesman Jim Peters. "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."
The object or objects hovered 5,000 feet above the city and shook up a few onlookers. "It's been hovering there for a while. I'm just kind of baffled," said a Brooklyn native. "How can it be ordinary? There is something going on."
We're sticking with the silver balloon theory. Because... seriously?
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