Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What the hell was that?



We waited to post these photos until we spoke with NASA, NORAD, the U.S. Military and the World Weekly News.

Bobby Williams took these photos from his East Village apartment last night. Here is his description via email: "This flew by about 9:38 pm. Heading north then turning east."

Aside from anything related to the Hoboken Hoof or Amanda Bynes (just getting those guesses out of the way!), any ideas what this is/was?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saw that too - looked like a sky lantern as it seemed to not be moving that fast and it faded away to black

abrod said...

Looks a little bit like the flame from a jet afterburner

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Very likely an F-16 from the 177th over in Atlantic City running intercept training. Here's what it looks like during the day.

http://www.177fw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/100504-F-5042M-079.JPG

Goggla said...

It's Glinda the Good Witch, come to save us!

Anonymous said...

It's Amanda Bynes flying IN a Hoboken Hoof! Looks like she set it on fire. That's her new thing.

esquared™ said...

Lady Gaga.

Anonymous said...

looks like a small white dot with a red aura to me.

Anonymous said...

A WOOOOOO-cketship?

Marty Wombacher said...

Shit, esquared beat me to it, so I'll have to go with a flying Oompa Loompa.

Anonymous said...

One of Heather Graham's candles?

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Schumaker-Levy9?

RedHook said...

Chinese sky lantern:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_lantern

:)

MaddMaxx said...

So, I guess Amanda's flaming bong becoming a shooting star is out of the question?
Okay, so maybe Uranus exploding.

Not Amanda Bynes said...

Yo! Why don't you come wit me little wizzles on a majic carpet ride. Don't slap my puss. Just sayin uglies.

ShutUpHooker said...

Xenu's space 747, piloted by Babarino, taking the souls of the wicked to the new volcano on Happy Endings Planet

Anonymous said...

I saw these being set off from Sara Roosevelt Park between Grand and Broome. Chinese sky lanterns.

Eden Bee said...

Sure, like you don't know EXACTLY what this is.

Anonymous said...

Ah sky lanterns. The most charming way to burn someone's house down.

Anonymous said...

It is as the first poster said, a sky lantern.

If you look at it you'll notice that the bright section is looking at the lantern from below where the flame is, and the red part is the lantern cover above. I've seen them being sent up at all odd hours of the night.

EV Grieve said...

Ah, I see that all the sky lantern shills are out in force!

haha.

But seriously. It's a UFO, right Eden?

PS
Sorry for the typo in the original headline!

Anonymous said...

I WISH those were flaming ShittyBikes flying through the air. #idontlikethemsoishouldmovetoofuckingbadimstayingbitches

Eden Bee said...

Sky Lanterns: An obvious and pathetic cover up for the fact that we have been invaded by Pod People who look like us, and sound like us but all love CitiBikes and Fro-Yo. Anyway, have to run! SMURFS 2 is coming out! Gonna camp out now for my tickets!

sinestra said...

Amanda Bynes' bong would have been fun- maybe it's like Santa Claus and visits all the good children of the city

Not Amanda Bynes said...

Sup wizzles! Only thing I burn these days is old uglies driveways and sum time my hair #notmybong #notmyf16 #notmychinesehomeburner #realgirlsdonteatfroyo #wtfishobokenhoof