New York, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2007
We were on the Manasquan Beach yesterday, Aug 1st, and heard that Spring Lake was closed due to shark sightings? Anybody hear anything?

New Haven, IN

#2 Aug 4, 2007
Joz wrote:
We were on the Manasquan Beach yesterday, Aug 1st, and heard that Spring Lake was closed due to shark sightings? Anybody hear anything?
I was in Point pleasant yesterday and they saw sharks supposedly and had us get out and the coast guard came. But did not see anything.
A guy


#3 Aug 4, 2007
Yeah, I was at the Point. A girl in the surf saw the shark. It was right in front of the Lifeguard stand. I believe the lifeguard saw it as well. Witnesses claimed it to be seen right where the wave crested. I was in the water at the time about 60 feet out, I didn't see anything, nor did I hear anyone shout shark. As I turned towards shore, I saw EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE running toward the beach at once. No Hollywood director could coreograph it this well {even D-Day and Jaws}.
I thought, this couldn't be good... and then I heard the Lifeguards whistle...
I've been going to this beach for decades... first time I saw this happen..
I was in the water later... not quite as deep..
I'll give it a few days.
Local Resident

Newark, NJ

#4 Aug 6, 2007
I heard a teller at a bank in town speaking with a Spring Lake Lifeguard, asking about the shark sighting. He said there was no shark, but that every year during "Shark Week", people freak out and "see" sharks in the waters here.
Shark Sighting

Roseland, NJ

#5 Aug 6, 2007
I saw the shark and spoke with him. He told me his name was Jabba.
Jealous girlfriend

Hartsdale, NY

#6 Aug 8, 2007
Dude, Jabba is mine honey. Back off.

Flushing, NY

#7 Aug 8, 2007
Yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 7th, we had the same experience. I was at Jenkinson's beach, in the section in front of the aquarium, just by the lifeguard station. As I was swimming around several yards out, a crowd formed in front of the lifeguard station and people, not lifeguards, were calling swimmers in. I started swimming in as fast as I could because I couldn't imagine anything other than sharks being the concern. As I reached the shore, my older brother (in his late 30s), was pretty frightened. He was on the shore trying to locate his watch which had fallen off. At that time, a few swimmers came running out of the water pointing back. Much like "A guy" describes, few feet past where the wave crested, he saw the shark coming in and then turn and head back out. He noticed the large fin as the "fish" turned to head out. Shortly after that, the lifeguards called everyone in. I didn't bother finding out any other information since I figured after the lifeguard called folks in it was either true, or they just wanted to be safe. We just called it a day.

Avenel, NJ

#8 Aug 29, 2007
Saturday August 25 we were in Sandy Hook at the 2nd beach. Just beyond the crest of the waves I was watching a man swimming left to right, when I noticed a large tail fin swaying up out of the water... It took me a minute or two to focus and realize what I was looking at. During that time the Shark had circled the man twice. Partly on the second turn the infamous shark fin appeared followed by his large tailfin (which was around 7-8 feet from the fin on his back) between the man and the and the shoreline. The man knew that something very large was out there circling him... he just didnt know what until he reached the beach and was told by myself and several other people. Although this man spoke very poor english, we could understand that he knew something large was very close to him, he just wasnt looking back or stopping to see what it was. We told the life guards, but the did nothing. The joked about it being a "Great White" and laughed it off. By the look of both fins and my fishing the Hook experience, the shark was either a Bull Shark or a Trasher Shark.
Lets just say the man was very lucky, Bull sharks are usually very aggressive. I guess it must have been a Trasher.

This is totally true, and not driven by any Shark Week TV show!!!!!

Fort Myers, FL

#9 Sep 1, 2007
there are always sharks on labor day weekend. been going to SG for 40 years and there is always a shark or two- sometimes they bite off your leg

North Wales, PA

#10 Sep 2, 2007
whatever happened to the pilot whale that came onshore yesterday, Sept 1?

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