'UFO' Over New Jersey Was Nothing More Than Police Drone, Say Authorities

 A still image of the lights reported over the Township of Union in New Jersey.

A still image of the lights reported over the Township of Union in New Jersey.

An unidentified flying object reported over the Township of Union in New Jersey on Tuesday, October 16th was revealed to be a police drone two days later, according to a Facebook post by the Township of Union NJ Police Department.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, area resident Chevy White captured footage of what he suspected at the time to be a UFO.

The drone prompted many concerned citizens to call into local news station NJ12 to report the previously unidentified lights, and several other news agencies picked up the story.

Then, last Thursday, it was revealed that police had responded to a 911 call Tuesday at 5:49 p.m. from workers at a nearby Home Depot who reported a shoplifter brandishing a knife. The suspect fled the scene with the help of a getaway driver, but after their vehicle was disabled in a crash the two men ran away on foot. The driver was captured immediately, but the shoplifter managed to escape into a heavily wooded area—it was there that the police drone was utilized to aid in the search. The shoplifter was not found.

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