Navy pilot Lt. JG George G. Morgan of Lakehurst NAS, police chief, or captain, Richard Clement, police officer Oliver G. Osborne and other officers, and 20+ other witnesses, saw 3 to 12 round or oval white objects with fuzzy edges slightly smaller than full moon angular size hovering in the sky to the S for 90 minutes as 2 objects circled around one, in 2 to 4 seconds, seen to the ESE from Woodbury, SW from Surf City at high elevation, then switched places with each other.
Some witnesses, such as Mrs. Worthington and son Norton in Woodbury, attempted to drive towards the objects to investigate. Objects suddenly departed to the SW at extremely high speed growing smaller until disappearance in 1 to 2 seconds covering about 60° of sky.
Multiple independent witnesses across a baseline of at least 12 miles resulted in triangulation near Beach Haven, NJ, from distances of about 15 to 40 miles. At least 5 witnesses used binoculars including 7×50 Bausch & Lomb. Hynek calculated speed of 90,000 mph, hovering altitude 4 miles, object diameter 1,500'.