From: Colm Kelleher, 1 September 2001
(UFO UpDates, Toronto, Canada)
The whole post:
“On July 25, 2001, NIDS sent a FOIA request to the FAA requesting radar tapes (Tracon) for the July 14-15, 2001 timeframe around the Carteret UFO incident. NIDS also requested the tower voice tapes for the same time period from Newark International Airport.
Prior to receiving the FOIA data, NIDS received a preliminary analytical report that details unidentified flying objects without transponders detected on air traffic control radar in the airspace around Newark International Airport on the night of July 14-15, 2001. The report is summarized in table form below.
The following points are to be noted:
All times in the report are Zulu time (GMT). Subtract 4 hours to get Carteret time for each data point.
Speed of the different objects is measured in knots (kts).
EWR refers to Newark International Airport.
_None_ of the objects in the table below had transponders.
By far the most noteworthy aspect of this communication is the large number of objects detected that DO NOT have transponders (all commercial aircraft have transponders) in the airspace around Newark International at the same time that an estimated seventy eyewitnesses on the New Jersey Turnpike and a further fifty (estimated) witnesses from Staten Island reported unidentified lights in the same area of sky.
A request to randomly check for aircraft without transponders at the same time on a DIFFERENT night produced the result that there were no objects without transponders in the air around Newark International airport on that second, randomly chosen, night.
This ‘control’ study lends support to the notion that such a large profusion of objects without transponders in the air around one of the busiest international airports in the world is unusual. Secondly, the fact that multiple objects without transponders were in the same airspace while over one hundred eyewitnesses on the ground were watching several unidentified objects over Carteret may be of interest.
In addition, we now have interviews with 13 witnesses posted on our website:
National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) is defunct.
The NIDS website can be found on archives.org:
Satellite photo of Carteret, New Jersey (tageo.com)