Trentonian, Trenton, N.J. 8-22-88
By Bernard Colan
   Some local citizens jumped the gun on the commemorations of the War of
the Worlds broadcast of 1938 last night as a spate of sky sightings were
reported around 8:30 p.m.
   One Trenton resident said the yellowish glowing object was moving
"faster than any airplane" in front of a dark vapor trail.
   A Hamilton grandmother reported seeing a "bright oblong shape" with
three other adults and a bunch of kids.
   Florence Township police said they had word of additional sightings in
Burlington and Gloucester counties.
   Trenton police had no reports of mysterious sightings but suggested
reports may have been inspired by fireworks in West Windsor. Police in
West Windsor acknowledged there was a concert there last night but Newell
Benedict, chairman of the recreation commission, said the only fireworks
last night were in the music.