Chopper 2 Films Red-Hot Streak Moving Behind Emp. State Bldg

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Did you see it? Chopper 2 HD sure did.

It was a bizarre, glowing red-hot streak in the sky — right at sunset Wednesday — moving briskly behind the Manhattan skyline.

CBS 2 reached out to a top astronomer who looked at the video. He said it looks beautiful, but that is was like nothing more than what’s known as a “contrail” — condensation from a commercial or military jet.

The aliens, apparently, are not coming.

The sighting came one day after a mysterious condensation trail was spotted off the coast of California. Speculation over the object that caused it ranged from a fired missile to a contrail from a commercial airliner.

Most experts now believe an airplane caused that vapor trail.

What went down over the skies of NYC Wednesday was just the latest in a series of weird events that have captivated tri-state area residents over the last few years. Back on Oct. 13, CBS 2 cameras captured objects in the sky while shooting up above Chelsea at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue.

Local media and the NYPD received several calls throughout that afternoon.

However, as CBS 2 cameras showed, the objects appeared to be yellow balloons, although there was initially no official confirmation from the NYPD. On the streets below there was a lot of intrigue about the mystery that was going on up above.

Strange sightings in the sky are not new to our area. Back in January of 2009, odd red, blinking lights could be seen across Morris County, N.J., and officials thought they had figured out what caused them.

In the end, though, it wasn’t exactly a close encounter.

It turns out the lights were part of a hoax. Prosecutors said two men with too much time on their hands pulled off the trick with five flares, fishing line and helium balloons.







Comments (310)
  1. john smith says:

    “”Behold the Sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, the Moon the color of blood, The stars of Heaven fell to Eartgh like a big tree drops figswhen it is shaken by a mighty wind………….Rev. 6:12.
    Ok, so this ois not it.
    The mystry deepens and the necessity of an sobering consideration becomes apparent.
    Mean while Obama and the Mrs are off into the World spreading CHEER..

  2. Lou says:

    It amazes me how government lies about everything. They truly are a smoke and mirror fraud! They cannot protect us, this is very clear. There was a missle on the west coast, maybe fired by a N. Korean Sub. Our govt. has no clue who is in our waters. Its going to take a city like LA to be a black hole.

    1. Bob Obringer says:

      Lou, a N. Korean Sub? I’m not a fan of the government at all, but really? A N. Korean Sub? I’ve got much more evidence that you’ve got black helicopters surrounding your house despite the tin foil hat you’re wearing.

      1. Savetheplace says:

        Chinese sub firing a Dafong-21.

    2. Bubba says:

      Seriously ? you are joking right ?
      All Governments lie to us, fact
      They will never protect you or resuce you
      unless you are a valuable resource to them

      QE1 = ($600 Billion printed) $1.7 TRILLION fiat money profit made by FED
      Q22 = MORE debt to the taxpayer
      When are people like yourself going to pull your head out and smell
      whats going around you ?

  3. Chris San Filippo says:

    Oh an notice they don’t give the astronomer’s name!!! ha ha, no astronomer would ever attach their name to that being a contrail!

  4. Chris San Filippo says:

    I don’t even know why they even report on it, or show video of it. People who would buy that is a contrail, are the same people who don’t care!

  5. Mark Matis says:

    Hey, you elected BLOOMBERG!

    How in the world do you expect ANYONE to believe ANYTHING you clowns come up with after that?

  6. Huh says:

    It was a contrail.

    Nothing to see here.

    Millitary knows nothing about it.

    RELAX, please!

  7. SHREDDER says:


  8. Mike says:

    Looks like we were just grazed by a rather large asteroid.

  9. Elle says:

    I’m sorry – contrails don’t race across the sky.
    When will we get a news agency that actually is?

  10. philinnyc says:

    This is a funny video. Even the female newscaster isn’t buying the explanations for the recent two missiles in the sky. Also, the “blue” UFO seen in Centerville, VA the other night has now been seen in Boston. All the lies the government has spewed for decades about these types of happenings is coming back to haunt them. No one buys their feeble explanations anymore.

  11. Apollo13 says:

    That fiery streak was the Obama Agenda burning up as it fell back to earth.

  12. jason says:

    It’s Bush’s fault

  13. DahDahDah says:

    The news sickens me on how they just fall for what ever the government dools out to them. The trail in California was going up at a high rate of speed and you can plainly see a ;arge ignition flame, which DOES NOT happen with a pasenger jet. This video shows a blunt end, not coming from a pointed source, like a contrail does. DUHH… we are not all just going to fall in line.

    … and NO, it’s not some weird Imam story… if anything, signs out of the book of Revelations… but I don’t even think that. More than likely, something the Millitary is doing and we are supposed to drink the kool-aid.

  14. What was seen off California and this now reported near New York are two completely different phenomena. The latest from New York is obviously from an aircraft as it flew horizontally, parallel to the ground … in California it rose from the sea and an exhaust flame exiting the craft was visible. This latest report from New York is only an attempt to diffuse an embarrassment to our national security.

    1. Sylvie says:

      Ahhh, nothing like the sight of FRESH CHEMTRAILS in the morning! LOL, nothing to see here, go back to sleep!

    2. BlogMagog says:

      That was my first thought… a distraction from the CA event. Not to mention it is just lame. Here in FL at sunset. The contrails are lit up bright red sometimes. But I’m not calling in a Chinese attack or running from Aliens. This story is just lame.

  15. Bob says:

    Huh, urban dwellers sure are prone to mass hysteria. Guess that explains why they vote Democrat. And they say people in flyover country are dumb …

  16. Bart Dell says:

    The one in NY looks more like a meteor and the one in Cali looks like Aurora.

    The reptilian next door said nothing to worry about.

  17. boB says:

    I don’t believe it’s a contrail and I ALSO don’t believe that NASA doesn’t know what it is. They see playing ignorant as the lesser of evils. They know precisely what it is but choose to make believe they don’t know. It’s either a meteor blazing through, or a test rocket (both times) that they don’t want to let on that they are testing.

  18. tpp says:

    such a natural mystic…….

  19. tpp says:

    there’s a natural mystic flowing through the air……. if you listen carefully now you will hear!!

    1. Reeko says:

      Nice quote from brother Bob!

  20. Carlos says:

    I’ve seen two things very like this during daylight hours. They looked to me like meteorite fireballs, definitely flaming with a discernable dimension to them (not a point source). cutting through the atmosphere but not headed for the ground. Pretty big ones, too. The smoke trail had the same approximate length as this, dissipating very quickly.

  21. Christopher McMahon says:

    What is it with the media calling these airplanes and contrails? Most likely to calm people down I suppose. However, contrails don’t move AND airplanes do not fly that fast in relation to the camera filming. It was supersonic, that is for sure.

    1. Gorio says:

      They’ve been told to disinform it, just like the LA “contrail”. The LA sighting was from a secret test from the pacific secret missile testing range area off of the LA coast. There are testings taking place that are designed to catch the attention of the unknowing public. There is a reason, but tight lips won’t talk…

  22. Mr. Kent says:

    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! …

  23. junglejim123 says:

    Yea a plane flies straight up into the sky u.uh huh sure…how dumb do yo u think we are ?? That was no plane vapor trail in California !!!!

    1. JimboElrod says:

      I agree.

      “Most experts now believe an airplane caused that vapor trail.” (Off the coast of CA)

      No, only those experts the gov has paid to believe that line. Why is it that the US gov spends trillions of $$$ a year, and we can’t even hire competent or uncompromised people to do the work. Starting at the top.

  24. Vicvegas says:

    boy that the fastest contrail I ever seen!!

    1. Jake says:

      yeah that thing is really moving FAST! NO WAY that is a con trail! Lemme guess… NORAD and the pentagon have no idea what it is… just like the one in CA. Trillions per year spent in defense, they can read your license plate from space but damned if they can’t figure this one out. We’re not buying this out here in OK either!

      1. Den Nisi says:

        hahaha great point jake! you know i really think people are going to think it is a conspiracy (whether it is or not) and hopefully this time we will bring those who we made it their JOB to know and find out whether they are using the publics money for undisclosed military weaponry like in nevada.

    2. Hp Loveshaft says:

      Look at the size. If it’s a plane contrail, the helicopter is obviously close to it, meaning it will look much, MUCH faster than the contrails you see from your perspective on the ground.

  25. Dreamtime says:

    Extraterrestrials exist, and there is plenty of evidence to support this.
    Thay have been associated with this planet from the begining.
    The real question is WHY?
    What is so important about our species that attracts their attention?
    Why is it so important to the government to deny the reality of their presence?
    Google: Robert Lazar, Zacharia Stitchen, Nick Pope, James Pendleton, Edgar Mitchell etc…
    I think we need a serious investigation, not the bogus one that Project Bluebook, pretended to accomplish. When Project Bluebook was closed in 65, the US government stopped investigating all UFO reports, why?
    Folks we need to ask the right questions.

  26. Peter Venkman says:

    Its the coming of Gozer the Gozerian.

  27. Millie says:

    I’ve never seen a contrail move. They just kind of sit there and dissipate eventually.

    1. Dreamtime says:

      Actually contrails dissipate rather quickly, Chemtrails linger and expand due to the artificial materials that are being discharged into the atmosphere.
      This fast moving object doesn’t have either of these characturistics.
      I think it is too early to dismiss the possibility that this is something entirely different.

    2. Bobbar says:

      It’s not moving, the helicopter is…

      1. JRM says:

        See your Opthamologist ASAP!

  28. Mohammed Ibn Abdullah says:

    This may be a sign of the impending arrival of the 12th Imam. There are many strange events unfolding lately, have you noticed?

    1. Leman Russ says:

      Sorry. I don’t believe in fairy tales

    2. Dreamtime says:

      Yes, many strange events are unfolding.
      Many people are in a state of confusion emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and physically as a result.
      Is it the coming of a Savior?
      That remains to be seen.
      But I can safely say that you have already been given the tools you need to save yourself.

    3. Jay says:

      I thought Khomeini was supposed to be the 12th Imam? That went well. You might want to go back to Iran and wait it out

    4. John Gault says:

      So Mohammed has flames coming out of his a$$. Is that blasphemy?

    5. Gene Gant says:

      Mo You better be concerned about the second Coming of Jesus Christ the Coming Messiah who died on the Cross for Your Sins.

  29. Rick from NJ says:

    Looks like H.A.A.R.P. activity GOOGLE IT

    1. Dreamtime says:

      This is probably the most believable explaination as HAARP can be directed like a laser beam through the atmosphere (ionosphere) from any point on the planet.
      Now the question is why would the government do this?
      To alarm people, or to create a false flag?
      Google: Project Bluebeam

  30. MadMax says:

    It’s nancy pelosi kicking in the afterburners on her broom

  31. keith says:

    This is nothing like what was seen of the coast in California. Is the media trying to cover for someone? What we saw off the coast of California was not a weather something, nor aliens—certainly nothing to do with the m yth of the 12th iman—Allah does not exist. It was likely the work of a weapons system and we should find out whose.

    1. Eric Nilsson says:

      Absolutely not. I saw the exact same thing (a jet contrail) form in front of my eyes one morning while I was canoeing on our lake in NW Wisconsin. I was waiting to take a picture of the sunrise. Suddenly a jet and its contrail appeared–unmistakably–over the horizon. My initial thought was, Damn, that plane is wrecking my photo op! But then, to my utter amazement, the illusion of a rocket launch formed right then and there before me. A fog bank extended along the horizon, so the plane and its contrail added to the effect, making it all look just like a Cape Canaveral special. Eventually, of course, the plane crossed overhead. There was no mistaking it for anything else. When I showed people the photos, they couldn’t figure out how in the world a “rocket launch” could occur in the northwoods of Wisconsin. For kicks I posted on Facebook.

      1. Den Nisi says:

        can you mail me with your facebook i am at isinned at myspace dot com or dentream at hotmail… thank you for helping us get to the bottom of this cover up.

      2. Stephen says:

        The probelm with the LA contrail is that it did not extend toward the camera but instead went to the right. The plane contrail explanation does not work.

  32. Mr. Wee Wee says:

    Mr. Wee Wee sez “yOu gO girl” and stand FIRM BEHIND Barack!”

  33. Fish Kungfu says:

    It’s obviously moonlight reflected off of swamp gas, illuminating a weather balloon that got away with a little boy hanging on to it.

    1. Fish Kungfu says:

      By the way, how does the reporter know that the streak is actually “red-hot”?

  34. BeamMeUpScotty says:

    What’s even more scary is the reality that several contributors here (to include the author of this opportunistic nonsense) can actually cast a vote.

  35. TRIPP says:


  36. Aidan says:

    What kind of speed is that “contrail” or “condensation trail” doing please ?

    Has Concorde been given a new certificate to fly ?

  37. LEL MN says:

    Interesting that the experts insist on analyzing a still frame of the contrail rather than the moving video of what is obviously a high speed vertical launch with bright flashes from the source of smoke. Even the still frame showing the horizon shows the object originating from the surface. If it was a commercial airplane, I sure hope they got that engine fire extinguished, and the passengers revived.
    Watch the video –

  38. Baraq Hasan al-Bama says:

    Signs ushering in the reign of our dear Caliph the 12th Imam Mahdi, Baraq Hasan al-Bama!

    1. Kurt says:

      Fark U Hodgie!!!

  39. Regulas says:

    If not the military then,
    They use to be called Angels, now we call them Aliens.

  40. HMichaelH says:

    Has anyone actually seen or photographed an “Alien Space Ship?” It seems all everyone sees is “Lights Hovering or Dashing About!” And “Lights” always turn out to be either some natural phenomena or some man made product.

    But it always seems so much more exciting if we attribute things we can’t immediately identify as coming from some alien space origin.

    Sorry, folks, there simply is no magic or mystical explanation for natural or man made events.

    1. Dreamtime says:

      Yes, there are 1000’s of photographs of extraterestrial craft.
      And hundreds of credible witnesses, both civilian, astronauts, and military.
      I would like to invite you to investigate further.
      And for the record…there is plenty of weird, magical, mystical, shyte in nature and manmade events.
      Do the homework my friend.
      The REAL question is why are they monitoring us?

  41. Don L says:

    Looks like our dollar going up in smoke with Bernake driving.

    1. Jake says:


  42. forbidden planet says:

    they overshot Devil’s Tower – so where’s Richard Dreyfuss?

  43. Benjamin Kohl says:

    It turns out that everything in the sky is a contrail lately.

  44. Ben Dover says:

    Maybe it’s the monsters from Skyline…….

    1. ETgohome says:

      Maybe it’s a promotional stunt for Skyline…..

  45. LOL over this says:

    At least they didn’t say it was swamp gas. The treaty the US made with the ETs has been violated by both sides numerous times. And quite frankly ETs don’t like being shot at for the purpose of capturing their crafts in order to retro-engineer their technology. France, England and Russia have opened their UFO files to the public. The dawning of a new age is near. Get ready my little chickadees cause the skies will definitely be falling to a neighborhood near you.

  46. BC says:

    Yeah, contrail…sorry, but I’m not buying that one. Sounds like something they say to cover up something someone is doing.

    1. Millie says:

      So, is the random “top astronomer” they consulted also in on the conspiracy?

      1. Will says:

        Have to agree with you on that. Contrails do not disappear that quickly.

  47. PaulFromWashingtonState says:

    Wheres the video?

  48. Herbie Original Situation Raskin says:

    There may be alot more to this story than contrails!
    I think investigative reporters should start doing their job instead of reporting that Michelle Obama looks like a black male version of Jackie Kennedy!!!

    1. jimbo says:

      Jackie dressed better , had more elegance and was actually a woman… but the media wont report that ….they want think us to think that people actually love Marie Antoinette Obama…. THEY DONT or her Kenyan born farce of a husband..

      1. Den Nisi says:

        wow jimbo you have some serious racial issues… well i got news for you, people come from many different places on this earth. if you dont like it get you can always leave… earth. hey we could shoot you off in a missile and tell everyone you were just airplane gas!!!

      2. seanpatriot says:

        Den Nisi, what racism you fuc@#n clown

  49. Dopey says:

    Contrail In CA, contrail in NY, 2 reactors shut down within hours of each other, buses on fire, come on! the aliens are definately here:) Lets throw some more FUDD out there and maybe well really forget about reality. The elections are over, the economy is still in ruins so lets report on something that distracts the nation. Come on.

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