Area 51 comes to New York City? 'Flying cylinder' video sparks curiosity and speculation

Shortly after observing the object, Reyes reported her experience to authorities and sent an email to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Shantanu Poswal
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A recent sighting of an unidentified object hovering over New York City has stirred up a frenzy on social media, fueling speculations of a potential encounter with an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

The event unfolded last month above LaGuardia Airport, catching the attention of Michelle Reyes, a passenger on a commercial flight on March 25. Reyes described the object as a "flying cylinder" and captured video footage of the mysterious entity from her airplane window. This recording quickly piqued the interest of online spectators, sparking widespread curiosity and discussion.

Reacting swiftly to the sighting, Reyes promptly notified authorities and reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) via email to report her experience. "The first thing I did was email the FAA to let them know what I saw," Reyes stated in an interview with a US-based media outlet.

No Clarification from FAA

Despite her proactive approach, Reyes encountered silence from the FAA as her inquiries went unanswered, leaving her without an official explanation or clarification regarding the airborne anomaly she witnessed.

Expert Analysis Raises Questions

However, the footage captured by Reyes did not escape the scrutiny of Thomas Wertman, the state director of the Mutual UFO Network in Ohio. Wertman conducted a comprehensive analysis of the video for The New York Post, delving into potential explanations for the mysterious object.

Upon examination, Wertman dismissed conventional possibilities such as a news helicopter, drone, or military aircraft. He emphasised that factors like the object's altitude, shape, and close proximity to a major commercial flight path made these conventional hypotheses highly implausible.