Dennis Anderson, Director of the Wagner College Planetarium and a member of the Center for UFO Studies, dug up more information about the mysterious light formation that was seen in Carteret, New Jersey in July. He began his own investigation of the lights after hearing about them on a new cast July 16.
His initial thoughts were that the witnesses were probably not familiar with the night sky. The planet Mars and the bright star Antares are currently in close proximity, and are the same orange-red color, which matched the color description that was reported. He decided to call his local paper, the Staten Island Advance, to see if they had received any UFO reports, but they hadn?t heard about the sightings.