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Published:January 7th, 2009 20:37 EST
New Jersey Family Terrified By UFO Sighting

New Jersey Family Terrified By UFO Sighting

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Between 8:30 and 9 p.m., the Hurley family in Whippany captured images of a bizarre object in the sky and contacted WCBSTV.com.

"It was unsettling for sure," said Cindy Hurley. "It was something you`ve never seen before, and a very strange pattern."

Eleven-year-old Kristin was the first to spot them, a group of three lights together, and two lights together, seen in the horizon through the trees. "I looked up outside. I was really scared and saw five red lights," she said. "

John Slattery/WCBSTV.Com

If the average person looks out his window and sees red lights in the evening sky, he`s not going to jump to the conclusion that the Earth is being invaded by little green men from Mars. He`s not going to contact NASA, the air force, the police or one of the local TV stations.

A normal person who sees red lights in the sky will figure that a prankster with too much time on his hands released helium balloons with flares attached.

If your eleven-year-old daughter babbles some nonsense about seeing red lights in the sky, wouldn`t you tell her to shut up or she`ll also be seeing stars by the time you get through with her?

The mother of the Hurley clan should work for the Enquirer, she has a knack for sensationalism. She said that the red lights formed a "very strange pattern". What was so strange about the configuration, did the red lights spell out a warning: Earthlings, you are doomed? There were five red lights, they were divided into two groups, one had three lights and the other one two. What the heck is so strange about that design?

If five red lights in the sky scare the BeJesus out of the Hurley family, I suggest they never move to a big city. I once lived in a rough section of Oakland, CA and every morning a rail-thin crack head prostitute asked me if I wanted "a date." That emaciated "working girl" was scarier than a hundred red lights in the sky flying in intricate patterns.

The small community of Whippany may not have a problem with prostitution, or any of the other ills associated with a big city like Oakland, but you would think that even a small town TV station wouldn`t resort to covering flying saucer stories.