UFO Over New York City Reported In Multiple 911 Calls — Police Refuse To Discuss 'Fireball'

Jonathan Vankin

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.

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) April 26, 2015

"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."

New York City UFO 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.

New York City UFO Photo Close

Others who saw the object were not quite as quick to jump to conclusions.

— Lucy in the Sky (@real_samshady) April 26, 2015

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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