Reported Crop Circles for the State of New Jersey -

Port Monmouth, Monmouth County (July 4, 1970)

Port Monmouth formationAt 3:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 4, 1970, a 33 yr. old housewife “Mrs. DJ” (name withheld) woke up seemingly for no apparent reason, walked over to her second floor bedroom window, and watched a BOL with “an eerie white glow” hovering over a meadow across the street from her home. As she watched it, it flickered red several times. She described the object as “the size of our garage” (approximately 25’ in diameter). As she continued to watch the object, a nearby streetlight went out for about 15 minutes, but after the BOL disappeared, the light came back on. The object made no sound. The next morning, the fog was heavy, and they couldn’t see anything from the house. Her 15 year old son, Billy, went across the street to look in the field, and discovered two flattened circles, one 15-20’ diameter and one 10’ diameter about 50’ apart from each other in the meadow. Additionally there were approximately 24 irregular-shaped flattened areas “curved like raindrops” spaced about two feet apart leading from the circles across the meadow toward the banks of the creek.

Port Monmouth formationPort Monmouth formationOne week later, “Mrs. DJ” and her son Billy both woke up at 4:00 A.M. to see yet another series of BOL’s (one “glowing yellowish-white”, and 3 additional red BOL’s) over the same field, and during this observation, the same streetlight went out. This time they said it made a sound like “an airplane in the distance”. Their TV set would not work after this, and neither would the ignition in their car.

This site was very close to the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, and also along the coast between Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay.

In the July 18, 1970 issue of the Middletown, NJ newspaper The Courier, Mr. Walter Garner (pictured in two photos at left wearing the tie), described visiting the site almost two weeks after the original sighting: the grass was “still flattened…still living, would not stand erect, yet grass flattened by footsteps quickly bounced back.”

Crop type: grass

Sources: “Something Strange Is Leaving Marks on the Port Monmouth Meadows”, The Courier, July 16, 1970; “The Port Monmouth Landing”, Flying Saucer Review Vol.17 No.3 May/June 1971


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