Remember those strange UFOs that appeared over the skies in New York earlier this week? You know, the ones that pretty much brought Manhattan to a halt?
Turns out there is an explanation. It’s simply a matter of whether or not you believe it.
UPDATE: A similar incident has occurred in El Paso, TX where UFOs made the same formation in the sky.
That group of mysterious, shiny objects floating in the sky has been identified, and it seems that it was a children’s party at a school in Westchester that brought the city to its knees.
The principal of the school says that a bunch of balloons for a teacher’s engagement party came loose and drifted into the sky.
“UFO? They’re crazy – those are our balloons. To me it was the most automatic thing. But it’s all over YouTube,” said Angela Freeman, head of the Milestone School in Mount Vernon.
A parent was bringing about 40 pearl balloons to the school for language arts teacher Andrea Craparo when the wind whisked them away.
Some aren’t buying the explanation.
Witness Pete Bryant says: “I saw five or six lights shining in the sky. There was no way that thing was a balloon. There was something weird about it. Light just doesn’t reflect off balloons like that.”
Meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki from the National Weather Service said that it was very possible that wind took bunch silver and white balloons toward Manhattan.
Veteran UFO spotters had come forward even before the school came forward to explain the UFOs and they were quite cynical that the objects that appeared in the sky would be unexplained.
Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center in Washington D.C. was quoted as saying at the time: “It had the flavor of a cluster of balloons in my opinion.”
What do YOU think?
- Manhattan UFOs explained: party balloons from Westchester (inquisitr.com)
- UFO? NYC kids say no, those were our balloons! (nydailynews.com)
- New York UFO Mystery: Solved? (huffingtonpost.com)
- UFOs (Or Balloons) Attack Manhattan! [Video] (gawker.com)