New Yorkers Spot a UFO?

After a rash of strange of weather in New York City, Wednesday’s skies may have taken the cake: An unidentified shiny object was seen flying over Manhattan’s West Side, sparking UFO rumors throughout the city. Police and FAA officials said they began being flooded with calls around 1:30 p.m., as dozens of people gathered to watch the object. FAA officials said they reran a radar on the area, but found no unusual activity. Savvy Twitter users began linking to a month-old press release announcing a book by a retired air defense officer predicting that UFOs would storm the earth’s major cities on October 13.