The "something"- a long black cylindrical object- was seen floating in the skies over Somerville for a while causing the local population to take notice.
“I first noticed when all our mechanics started looking up at the sky,” said Terry Weil, a sales associate at Honda Autosport in Bridgewater. “It looked like a big black strip fluttering in the air. Maybe a cylinder.”
Somerville police Lt. donna Young stated publicly that while the police were aware of "the happening", they were not yet sure as to what the object was and that the thing had not been causing any reported disturbances.
“We have no idea what it was but it did not cause any problems here in Somerville,” she said. “We are under the impression that it might be a weather balloon or something like that, but regardless, it did not cause any problems whatsoever.”
The Air Traffic Control Tower in Morristown did not have any pilot reports of the object, nor did officials at Solberg Airport in Hunterdon, Somerset Airport in Bedminster and Blairstown Airport in Warren County.
It's a bird... it's a plane...
This is an interesting case.
Strange object seen in broad daylight by a lot of witnesses, most of whom one would take as a credible witness, with plenty of photographic evidence to go along with their claims... That is enough to prove that the thing really did exist.
But then again, it is a report coming in from New Jersey. God knows what those people have in their drinking water and what it is causing them to see and hear.
Truthfully, I have no real opinion as to what this thing is; though I am fairly sure it is not a weather balloon or whatever the local magistrate is going to publicly state that it is.
In pictures, it vaguely resembles ne of those banners that crop dusters usually tow around at the beach. But, as the video clearly shows, the object does not seem to be moving or it is moving so slowly that it could not be being towed.
The lack of movement, I believe, also would invalidate the hypothesis made by the police that the object was some sort of weather balloon (lest we forget the whole balloon boy incident from last year and how much territory that freaking thing covered). There do not seem to be any tethers anchoring the object in place (granted, the distance might be obscuring the tethers).
Ultimately, your guess is as good as mine. Is this an alien craft that for some ungodly reason decided that it wanted to go and take n overhead tour of Anytown, New Jersey? Is it one of these ever elusive "rods" the tin foil crowd is always claiming to see floating about? Or is it just an ordinary weather balloon mistaken by witnesses as a sign from above?
Sadly, we may never know...