A UFO soaring over the Bronx in New York City was seen by dozens of New Yorkers on Saturday, leading to multiple 911 calls from panicked and freaked-out residents, alarmed by what one caller described as a “fireball” in the sky and another called a “flying spaceship.” But what was the object, really? So far, no one has been able to explain it.
Even more odd, when a New York Times reporter called the police to ask what was going on, he apparently ran straight into a stone wall. The police, apparently, refused to discuss the UFO sighting reports.
A lot of people have called 911 tonight to report a UFO in the Bronx. Called NYPD, they said if I asked about it “you’ll hear a dial tone.”
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) April 26, 2015
Times reporter Liam Stack made the call after hearing repeated reports of the UFO sighting.
Are any of you at E 149th & Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx? Apparently a lot of people have called 911 to report a UFO there tonight. — Liam Stack (@liamstack) April 26, 2015
But while the Times passed on publishing a story about the UFO, the New York Post had no such compunctions, even dispatching reporters to the Bronx to interview residents who saw the UFO in the early evening hours in the skies above the United States’ most populous city.
“I look up and see this fireball, ‘Whoosh!’ and then another, ‘Whoosh!’ ” said Jose Marrero, 57, who told the Post that he was on his roof tending to his pet pigeons when he witnesses the bizarre object overhead. “From one side of the sky to the other, too fast for an airplane.”
Another New Yorker, 25-year-old Andres Morales, took a photo that shows the alleged object, visible in the upper left hand region of the photo.
“I stuck my hand out the car window and snapped like crazy,” Morales told the tabloid. “I don’t know what it was but it was moving crazy fast.”
Here is a closer view of the UFO in Morales’ photograph.
Others who saw the object were not quite as quick to jump to conclusions.
Was just convinced I saw a ufo.. Could be a spotlight though
— Lucy in the Sky (@real_samshady) April 26, 2015
The UFO sighting over New York City comes just a week after a UFO was reported hovering over a hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
There have been numerous UFO sightings in New York City over the years, however. Perhaps the most famous occurred in 1974 — famous not as much for what the object may or may not have been, but for who saw it.
The sighting was reported by former Beatle John Lennon, who had relocated permanently from England to New York City in the early 1970s.
Lennon even immortalized his sighting in his 1980 song “Nobody Told Me,” in which the legendary rock star proclaims that he “ain’t too surprised” to have seen a UFO over New York City.
As for this latest UFO sighting in New York City, one self-described “UFO journalist,” Ryan Sprague, told the Post that while he is convinced “we’re dealing with anomalies that could potentially be nonhuman,” the Saturday UFO sighting occurred near New York’s La Guardia Airport, and the proximity could lead to “misidentifications.”
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