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The NYPD and the FAA fielded numerous phone calls Wednesday afternoon from freaked out New Yorkers who say they saw UFOs hovering over Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
Callers said they saw strange silver objects bobbing or hovering in the sky.
"Some people saw something described as yellow with blue lights surrounding it," FAA spokesman Jim Peters told the Post. "Every once in a while you get phone calls from people who see something they can't explain."
Police said they got a few calls but weren't investigating.
A Fox 5 viewer e-mailed the station to say the UFOs were probably balloons floating away from the celebration on Broadway in Times Square of the 100th anniversary of Madrid's Gran Via Avenue.
"Balloons will float to a point and then seem to bob up and down in the upper atmosphere as the pressures change and wind currents blow," Stephen Parris wrote. "The tails were the black strings on them and the blue lights were the reflection of the sun on them."