One 4th of July approximately 1992, we were observing fireworks from our back deck. The house is on a lagoon off Barnegat Bay. As my husband and I watched, we saw three distinct gray discs in a triangular formation. They were kind of translucent but could be clearly seen. They hovered, and seemed to be three separate objects, and not the "feet" or "pads" of a single triangle-shaped craft. Off in the distance, a star-like object was moving up and down, seemingly very far away. The three discs seemed much closer. Both the star-iike object and the three gray discs remained in place for several HOURS. It was almost as if they were watching the fireworks display. All of a sudden, the star-like object dipped below the horizon, then shot up at an amazing speed, too off and disappeared as it took off. The three discs remained for a while, then seemed to disappear. I did not notice them leaving, but all of a sudden they were gone. Lots of people had to have seen them, and as a matter of fact, several months later we saw a report on the 6 o'clock news (one of the NYC stations) that showed a videotape of exactly what we had seen. It must have been visible all up the NJ coast, because someone in another beach town had taped it and sent it in to the news.
I am CERTAIN about the July 4th date, but I am uncertain of the year. It had to be during my daughter's high school years - 1990-1993. I believe it was 1992.
I have had several sightings over the years- the first when I was about 15. I was about 38-40 years old when I had this sighting. I am never afraid. I am always exhilarated when I have a sighting. It's almost like I am excited to see them back again.
Somewhere, a videotape of this must still exit.