Published: 3:11 AM 4/8/2014
Hawthorne, New Jersey - 03-27-14
We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and all of the people that were there are all military personnel from the ranks of Sgt. to general.
After we finished dinner and talking for a while most of the people went outside for a smoke and we all spotted the object moving from the east to the west in a straight line.
After that, it broke its flight path and moved to the 1 o'clock position very rapidly and we all saw the movement. I called the nearest Air Force Base here in NJ which is MCGUIRE to see if they had anything on radar.
I spoke to the duty commander and then the wing commander and they said they had nothing airborne at the time. We then called the local airport near us and asked them if they had any unknown radar traffic and they said they had a fast unknown bogey and lost it.
After that we called Caldwell Airport in Caldwell, NJ and asked them if they had a radar blip on an unknown.
The person I spoke to said they had a large bogey and then it disappeared off the screen; the object was about 3-4 times the size of an aircraft carrier.
It was huge; it made a regular plane look like a Tonka toy, then the object moved very fast from the line to the other position as I said before as a 1SG and all of the other people there saw it.
The general told me to call the AFB and ask so I was under orders to make the call. As of that time my wife and I had a visit from 2 Air Force officers, and we were told not to say anything if I wanted to ever get promoted again.
Then last night about 6 pm, 2 men came to our home dressed in black suits and tried to force me in their own way that we never saw anything, if I wanted my family and I to stay safe.
Iíve been in the ARMY for 35 years and getting ready to retire. I told them that they could not intimidate me in any way and that I would speak out about this incident. I was then told to be careful.