The witness was standing near a busy train station in Jersey City at 5:15 p.m. on August 18, 2018.
“I noticed what appeared to be a black, saucer-shaped disc flying slowly around the Goldman Sachs building on the Hudson River,” the witness stated. “At first, the two people I was with saw the object also. They believed it was just a drone. I decided to walk a little closer to observe the object more, and left my friends behind. The plaza I was standing in was packed with people. It’s a Saturday afternoon and we are standing across the river from the World Trade Center. Lots of helicopters and commercial aircraft flying into nearby Newark Airport. A storm was also blowing in at the time with dark clouds and gusty winds. Anyway, after some time, I watched the object slowly ascend up into the clouds and disappear. Please note that this object was flying around a large area. I observed it fly over the Hudson and back over Jersey City. It just appeared to be too high in the sky to be a drone, but also, it wasn’t affected by the wind either.”
New Jersey MUFON Assistant State Director Ken Pfeifer closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.