“Is it just spring madness or are those unidentifiable somethings up in the sky a nameable, ponderable phenomenon that maybe we’d all best learn a little bit more about?” asked Suburban Trends writer Ann Marie Sullivan in a story about more possible spaceships seen flying over the area.
She reported that a few days before, Mrs. Charles Miller, a resident of La Rue Road near the infamous Clinton Road in West Milford, “saw what at first she thought was a hyperactive twinkling star up in the sky.”
“Driving from her home, south to Butler, she remarked to her passengers about the strange ‘dipping’ light that hung over the mountains to the north. All three women – Mrs. Miller, her mother and her neighbor – saw it,” Sullivan reported.
“It changed colors,” Mrs. Miller said. “It was something like those Christmas lights that fade from red to greenish blue. Then this object in the sky became white.”
As Mrs. Miller drove by Smoke Rise in Kinnelon, she said that the light in the sky looked bigger, and glowed like a halo. Then a smaller light suddenly shot out from the main light, hovered for a bit, and shot right back into the main light.
When Mrs. Miller brought her mother to her house near Butler, other family members spotted the UFO.
Mrs. Miller’s sister, Alice Carol Whritenour, said she had also recently had a UFO sighting along with several of her co-workers.
She spotted a “bowl of light” from their vantage point at the bottom of Riverdale Hill on Route 23. The shiny orb was moving in a northerly direction, toward Butler and West Milford.
Whritenour further described the object as looking like a “sunburst clock” that sat still in the sky for about 20 minutes before moving away.
Yet another UFO was seen in the Newfoundland area by Mrs. Phillip Harriet, also of La Rue Road, who saw an object moving north in the sky. She described it as a “bobbing red light.”
And at night during Memorial Day, “a number of motorists reported seeing an ‘aurora borealis’ in the skies about 10 p.m. in the star-studded skies over Newfoundland, going north on Route 23,” Sullivan reported.
All the UFOs in the area were getting to be a nuisance.
The Ringwood Borough Council introduced an ordinance to ban parking on Westbrook Road, a favorite parking place for UFO watchers to try to see one of the UFOs that seemingly frequented the area around the Wanaque Reservoir.
“At the time, Ringwood Councilman Lawrence Mark said his town must be the first municipality to pass a law on UFOs,” Sullivan reported. “He’s probably right, but West Milford may be next!”
By BRYAN LAPLACA – COLUMNIST – NORTH JERSEY