Stonehenge (building)

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The Stonehenge
General information
Type Residential
Location Boulevard East
North Bergen, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°47′58″N 73°59′46″W / 40.7995°N 73.9962°W / 40.7995; -73.9962Coordinates: 40°47′58″N 73°59′46″W / 40.7995°N 73.9962°W / 40.7995; -73.9962
Completed 1967
Opening 1967
Management Millstein Properties
Roof 369 feet (112 m)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

The Stonehenge is a residential apartment building on Boulevard East in the Woodcliff section of North Bergen, New Jersey in the United States.[2] Situated adjacent to North Hudson Park,[3] the building was constructed in 1967 during a high-rise building spree[4][5][6][7] and at 369 feet (112 m) is among the tallest buildings in the area. The 34-story building has 356 apartments and 5 levels of indoor parking.[3][8]

Stonehenge incident[edit]

North Hudson Park looking east to the Stonehenge

The "Stonehenge Incident" or the "North Hudson Park UFO sightings" occurred on January 12, 1975 at approximately 2:45 AM when a UFO was allegedly sighted in North Hudson Park by George O'Barski. Barski, who was driving home, suddenly heard static over his radio. Through his car window, he saw a dark, round spacecraft with brightly lit windows hovering over the ground. Ten small, hooded, identically dressed figures emerged from the UFO, dug up soil and collected it in bags before returning to the vessel. He returned to the site the next day and found the holes that had been left. Hudson County Police Officers Thomas Feldhan and John Mackanics investigated and filed reports.[9] Months later, O'Barski relayed the story to an old acquaintance, Budd Hopkins, who was interested in UFOs. Hopkins and two others associated with Center for UFO Studies found independent witnesses, namely the doormen at the Stonehenge, who reported sighting a UFO in park the same time. Hopkins, Ted Bloecher, then director of New York State's Mutual UFO Network (MUFON),[10] and Jerry Stoehrer, also of MUFON,[10] investigated the incident, interviewing the witness and taking soil samples.[10] A story about the incident was published in The Village Voice. Hopkins wrote the book, Missing Time, which drew further attention to the incident.[11][12][13][14][15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stonehenge". Emporis. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  2. ^ "The Stonehenge". Skyscrpaperpage. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  3. ^ a b "The Stonehenge on the Palisades". Millstein Properties. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ "10-Year Building Boom on Palisades Seems Over for Luxury Apartments". The New York Times. October 17, 1977. 
  5. ^ Norman, Michael (July 4, 1982). "Palisades: New York's Other West Side". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Palisades, Once Saved From Quarries, Now in Fight Over High-Rise Boom; Conservationists Upset By Parkland Reduction". The New York Times. May 13, 1969. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  7. ^ Gansberg, Alan (August 10, 1975). "North Bergen Is Guarding Its Identity". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  8. ^ "The Stonehenge". Rosleand Property. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  9. ^ DCPD blotter archives
  10. ^ a b c Hopkins, Budd (1 March 1976). "Sane citizen sees UFO in New Jersey". The Village Voice. p. 12. 
  11. ^ Bloecher, Ted (April 30, 1976). "The "Stonehenge" Incidents of January 1975" (PDF). Center for UFO Studies. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  12. ^ Hopkins, Budd (March 1, 1976). "Sane Citizen Sees UFO in New Jersey". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  13. ^ Hague, Jim (December 18, 2007). "Still the champ in UFO sightings Since 1975, North Bergen had most reports in USA". Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  14. ^ Rose, Lisa (February 29, 2012). "Want to see a UFO? Try North Bergen". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  15. ^ Hopkins, Budd (1988), Missing Time, Random House, ISBN 9780345353351