Published: 2:05 PM 5/17/2013
By Daryl Nerl
UFO investigator is checking a sighting of about 100 'bluish' objects floating over South Mountain.
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?
MUFON investigates sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects in the Lehigh Valley and across the country.