Several people standing outside of the Square One Exxon market on W. Broad Street saw something in the sky that was difficult to explain.
It was March 3 at about 8:50 p.m. and the witnesses were looking toward South Mountain when they spotted about 100 objects floating west to east, according to Dan Medleycott, a senior field investigator and a state section director for the Mutual UFO Network in Pennsylvania.
Some of the objects appeared to be in formation, while others were not, a witness told Medleycott. Then the objects suddenly accelerated vertically and disappeared within a second.
It is possible that the objects were sky lanterns, though the descriptions by witnesses of how the objects moved do not fit with that hypothesis, said Medleycott, who is seeking others who either saw the phenomenon or can explain exactly what people saw.
A December 2011 sighting of possible UFOs near Sam's Club on Airport Road was ultimately debunked as sky lanterns that had been released from nearby Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Did you see the objects described on March 3? Do you know what they were? Tell us in the comments.
A description that closely matches the one from Medleycott’s witness appears on the website ufostalker.com.
The writer said he was finishing up a walk with his daughter and saying goodbye, “when over my shoulder she shouted "Dad, what is that?" I turned around and in a panic I saw at least 100 or so round objects moving left to right slowly without a sound.
“They were bluish color and in the front most were gathered in a formation, while others were scattered behind … Then as they proceeded further away, the ones that were floating accelerated almost from 0-80 mph in about 1 second or so. It was truly amazing.”
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