UFO Sighting Above the Freedom Tower Last Week

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Up there…it’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s definitely not Superman! A photographer claims that an alien spacecraft was recently interested in progress at the new Freedom Tower 1 WTC currently under construction. Last Saturday, this unnamed shutterbug snapped shots from the rooftop observation deck of the New Museum and claims to have captured a diamond-shaped UFO in the skies above Lower Manhattan. He noticed the alleged aircraft in four frames of the set.

Examiner has more:

“On closer inspection I noticed what appeared to be regular markings and windows on the craft,” the witness stated. “It had to be moving at an incredible rate of speed for it to have moved as far as it did give the frame rate it was captured at. It seems to be faintly emitting both blue and red light from the openings on its back area.”

The photographer is looking for additional opinions on what the object might be. The MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) report was filed on September 23, 2011. The event occurred on September 17, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity.

As Ghost Theory noted, Manhattan is at Alert Level 3 for UFO activity with 46 alleged sightings in August alone.  Do you think this latest sighting is an elaborate hoax or clever photoshop trickery? Skeptics and cynics, have at it in the comments.

Recent Stories

Photo: Conway Liao
‘Sopranos’ Star Drea de Matteo Lost Her Apartment in 2nd Avenue Explosion

Until yesterday afternoon, Sopranos star Drea de Matteo owned a unit in the tenement at 123 Second Avenue. This address and two of its neighbors both collapsed into a pile of rubble due to the explosion in Sushi Park next door at 121 Second Avenue. It was a 7-alarm blaze. According to reports, de Matteo maintained […]

hanksy-preview-1_wm
Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street

Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […]

106rivington-block
Faulty Boiler in 106 Rivington Cellar Has Neighbors Worried

The controversial commercial unit at 106 Rivington Street – an address that lives in infamy – is again in the news. And this time for something way more serious than a liquor license. Especially given the tragic gas-related explosion up on Second Avenue yesterday afternoon. We are told that emergency personnel responded to 106 Rivington […]

Photo: Daily News
Today in LES History: Senator Barack Obama Makes a Campaign Stop at Cooper Union

On this day in… 2008 – Campaigning Illinois Senator Barack Obama took the stage at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. The then-presidential hopeful gave a speech about the economy, and proposed an additional $30 billion stimulus package to help during the downturn. Obama was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg. The event was highly symbolic, as Cooper Union […]

savenyc-graphic
Listen to Jeremiah Moss on WNYC Talking About #SaveNYC and Vanishing New York

The torrent of media coverage for the #SaveNYC campaign notched another huge get. Movement founder, and blogger extraordinaire Jeremiah Moss appeared on the “Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday. The candid, twenty-minute discussion was a great primer for the current commercial climate, and how the little guy is being forced from the Five Boroughs. It was also […]

  • Contradad

    It looks like a newspaper in the wind if you ask me.

    • http://www.boweryboogie.com Elie

      Agreed. Thought the same.

    • Xj1799

      Bingo on the newspaper.  It’s newspaper flying in the wind.

  • rjh

    Or an advertising banner pulled behind a plane

  • Bell1522

    It’s a sheet of tyvex that fell off the building being constructed

  • Bentar1221

    It’s a Geiko advertisment you morons! This plan flies around the harbor everyday pulling this ad. Look at the geko on the bottom left side. Duh!

  • Ologanoll

    I looked up images of Geico banners and can’t find one with the lizard in the lower left.  Does look like a banner though

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, you don’t have to be inspector Columbo to plainly see that it is in fact a banner being pulled behind a building.You can even see it curl at the edges.
    Anyone who thinks this is some kind of alien craft really needs to get out more and have a word with themselves!  

  • Fresh Ness

    I am a Strong UFO believer but this does look like an airplane ad being pulled through the air! Sorry UFOERS!

  • Captmike81

    its   real    people      dont     let    them     tell     you     anything     different.

  • Leisler

    I enlarged the image and immediately detected altered pixels.

    PS  It was supposed to be in Manhattan, and only ONE person saw it? Why didn’t he capture it on video with his phone? Also, ALWAYS be suspicious when a witness or photographer won’t give his/her name.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O7PKUFIBOPQGK3VXEUJYDCTISY Miss Bee Haven

    I think it is a drone orbiter. An unmanned craft that monitors something like pollution or frequencies… I have heard of a them crashing and being recovered by the military on UFO TV.

  • Todd Michaels

    I have had close encounters with elongated diamond UFOs. The first time I saw one it was so close that I could have thrown a stone and hit it.

    It sat in the sky for some time..but it soon had what was like  a beam of white light come out of it. After other circumstances occurred, I found myself watching the craft slowly start to move..then it shot off and up in an instant. There was not gaining speed..It traveled many miles up,  perhaps..at minimum 25 miles in 1/10th of a second.

    I cannot vouch for this image, but I have seen a craft..2 times..at close proximity that were that shape.

    I have had close encounters and abductions through the years. Just search Taken By The Greys to read and hear about all of them.