It wasn’t a bird, it wasn’t a plane, and it definitely wasn’t Superman.
This was not a UFO either.
But that hasn’t stopped some from thinking the aliens decided to visit North Jersey on Monday night.
The people of Bergen, Pasayk and Essex counties were captured enough by a glowing spheroid with a glowing bottom, which they stopped on the side of the road to shoot videos.
“Hey, it’s a UFO, isn’t it?” a man asked in a video.
“Yes !!” exclaimed a woman.
A bluish light could be seen on the underside of the object, and a small red light pulsed above.
“Look, the whole street has stopped,” a man said in another video. “There’s a flying flying spaceship.”
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On closer inspection, the object was nothing more than a flash of Goodyear flying over a Giants game at MetLife Stadium. The company’s logo was clearly visible in videos recorded closer to the stadium.
The airship’s tire company was positioned to replace East Rutherford when the Giants lost to the Steelers, 26-16, in their opening home.
Yet those who were far enough away to confuse the windows with something else were running the whole thing with UFOs, speculating that this was just the latest development in the catastrophic 2020. After all, we just heard about the possible life of Venus.
For at least one night, New Jersey became something like the Independence Day movie, infusing social media into something that was a departure from more serious issues such as the pandemic and forest fires in the West.
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