It was not a bird, it was not a plane, and it certainly was not Superman.
It was not even a UFO.
But that did not stop some from thinking that the aliens had decided to visit North Jersey on Monday night.
In the Bergen, Pacic and Essex counties, people were sufficiently held captive by a flyster with a shiny bottom that they pulled to the side of the road to take a video.
In the video recorded near Route 21, a woman said, “I can’t believe it.”
“Hey, it’s a UFO, isn’t it?” In one clip a man asked.
“Yes!!” One woman said.
A blue light was visible below the object, while a small red light was pulsed above.
In another clip, a man said, “Look, the whole street is f — ing off,” one man said “Flying spaceship.”
Warning: The video below contains desecration.
Upon closer inspection, the object was nothing more than a Goodyear blimp, flying higher than the Giants game at MetLife Stadium. The company’s logo was clearly visible in the video recorded close to the stadium.
The Tire Company airport was stationed at the East Rutherford venue as the Giant lost to the Steelers, 26–16, in their home opener.
Still, those who were too far away to blimp for something else ran with the whole UFO talk, speculating that it was just the latest development in disastrous 2020. Eventually, we just heard about possible life on Venus.
For at least one evening, the New Jersey film had become something like “Independence Day”, sparking social media as to what point the West reached from weighty issues like epidemics and wildfires.
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