UFO? NYC kids say no, mysterious floating orbs were escaped balloons from teacher’s engagement party
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been sighted over Manhattan Wednesday, leading gawkers to call the FAA and the NYPD.
All the theories about UFOs flying over Manhattan were however debunked by people who have other ideas when it comes to what was seen on the clear sky, beginning with this elementary school teacher from Westchester who said the floating UFOs were most likely a bundle of balloons which they used in a fellow teacher’s engagement party.
“UFO? They’re crazy – those are our balloons!” said Angela Freeman, head of the Milestone School in Mount Vernon. “To me it was the most automatic thing. But it’s all over YouTube.”
Up to 40 iridiscent pearl balloons were about to be delivered by a parent at 1 p.m. to Andrea Caparo, a language arts teacher in the said school, when a bunch was accidentally blown away.
“They looked big and they were all together, so it looked like one UFO,” said fourth-grader, 9-year old Nia Foster.
The engagement balloon therory was possible according to National Weather Service meteorologists considering the wind direction was blowing south at 5 to 10 m.p.h. The police also agreed that the alleged UFOs were most likely balloons.
Balloons that have been filled by helium have a tendency to change shape as the gas expands in high altitude. Experts say this can give the balloons a shape that looks abnormal when see from below.
It seems that balloons played a major role in that fateful day in Manhattan because residents are also suspecting that the balloons form part of the yellow balloons released in Time Square for a joint tourism agreement celebration between Madrid and New York.
But there’s one more theory based on a book written by retired NORAD officer Stabley Fulham. The book predicted a UFO visitation to major cities in the world by October 13. Fulham could not however be reached for comments.