- Multiple videos uploaded to social media platforms claimed to show a UFO hovering over New Jersey on Monday evening
- Dozens of drivers parked their vehicles and exited them to take pictures and videos of the “sighting”
- A representative for Goodyear later confirmed the UFO people were seeing was actually the Goodyear Blimp
Multiple viral videos shared across major social media platforms claimed to show a giant UFO over New Jersey on Monday evening. The incident caused drivers to stop and even exit their vehicles to capture pictures and videos of the UFO.
TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram were flooded with videos claiming to show a giant pulsating UFO hovering above the city. The videos went viral and racked up millions of views and gave UFO enthusiasts hope that hundreds of people witnessed a UFO in real time from separate areas of the city.
Unfortunately, the UFO caught on dozens of videos was identified on Tuesday as the Goodyear Blimp. A representative from Goodyear confirmed to Insider the blimp flew in New York City and northern New Jersey to film aerial footage of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
One video tweeted out by @DRoyFlor received over one million views since Monday. The caption with the video read, “UFO spotted in New Jersey Monday Sep 14, 2020 #ufo ##sighting #viral #trending #news #trump #newjersey.”
While the original video received viral attention, a tweet response from the same account later did not. The next tweet read, “All of them people in New Jersey claiming UFO have never seen a blimp.”
All of them people in New Jersey claiming UFO have never seen a blimp before.— D.RoyFlor (@DRoyFlor) September 15, 2020