October 14, 2010
Usually jaded New Yorkers froze in their tracks Wednesday and gazed skyward at the still mysterious objects that hovered above the iconic Manhattan skyline for several hours.
“We are not able to make an identification of what the objects were,” Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said today. “We know they weren’t aircraft or helicopters. We wouldn’t be able to say if they were balloons or something else.”
Described as bright white lights or glittery silver balloon-like objects, the floating balls seemed to separate and converge on Manhattan’s West Side high above the trendy Chelsea neighborhood.
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