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‘New York Sightings’

1790: Schoharie County UFO Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 30, 1790 Sighting Time: around 9 Day/Night: night Location:  Carlisle, Schoharie County, New York Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: 65 feet above the ground Size of Object(s): 300 yards long Distance to Object(s): 250 yards from him Shape of Object(s): serpentine  Color of Object(s): light Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Summary/Description: During a clear summer night in 1790, a settler in Schoharie County, New York saw a bright shining light in the northern sky. He was playing his fiddle while sitting on the porch. At around 9 in the evening, he noticed a bright shining light in the north sky with a great roar.… Read More

1879: UFO Mothership Seen Over New York City

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 12-13, 1879 Sighting Time: Day/Night: night Location: New York City, New York Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: Duration: three hours No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed: altitude of 80 to 100 miles above the Earth Size of Object(s): Mothership – about a half mile in diameter Distance to Object(s): 80 to 100 miles Shape of Object(s): circular and bell shaped Color of Object(s): glowing Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: The Syracuse News Full Report The weather was clear and a seasonable 43 degrees on 12-13 April, the night in 1879 when UFO ‘Mothership’ as they have come to be called, was seen over New York City. The glowing circular shaped object was observed by Jersey City, NJ… Read More

1885: Coney Island Merman Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  November December 02, 1885 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:   Location:  Coney Island Urban or Rural: –  No. of Entity(‘s):  1 Entity Type:  mermen Entity Description:  The hair on his head reaches to his waist, and the yellow hair on his body is as long as a horse’s mane. Hynek Classification:  CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration:   No. of Object(s):   Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):   Color/Description of Object(s):   Number of Witnesses:  Multiple Source:   ‘Broadbrim’s New York Letter’ printed in The Carbon Advocate (Lehightown, PA) for Saturday, December 12, 1885 Summary/Description:  Our sister… Read More

1904: Bronx, New York Close Encounter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  June 1904 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:  Night Location:  Bronx, New York Urban or Rural: – Urban No. of Entity(‘s):  1 Entity Type:  winged demon Entity Description:  a dark, flying object with four legs and two wings, the beast attacked me, if it was a beast, and I fought back. Has the resemblance of a tall, slim man at times, and at other times assumes the form of a mountain dwarf Hynek Classification:  CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration:   No. of Object(s):   Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):   Color/Description of Object(s):   Number of Witnesses: … Read More

1947: Saranac Lake New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 1947 Sighting Time: 10 PM Day/Night: Night Location: Saranac Lake N.Y. Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  6-7 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc shaped Color of Object(s): white Number of Witnesses: 5-6 Source: Reported: local radio station (WNBZ) Summary/Description: I was about 4 years old, were at our cabin in the Adirondacks and several neighbours were visiting us as we just arrived for our summer vacation. As I was young I was put to bed earlier but was listening to the adults talking in the living room. We had no electricity or running water… Read More

1950: Cylindrical UFO Photographed Over New York City

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 20, 1950 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: New York City, New York Urban or Rural: Urban Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s): Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): cylindrical Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary: This cylindrical-appearing UFO was photographed over New York City on March 20, 1950. The photographer’s name was deleted from Project Blue Book’s files — as were most names when the material was finally declassified and released. Upon investigating the report, Project Grudge officially labeled it: “the moon”! Full Report This cylindrical-appearing UFO was photographed over New York City on March 20, 1950. The photographer’s name was deleted from Project Blue Book’s files… Read More

1952: Alien found in New York City New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Summer 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: afternoon Location: New York City New York Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Special Features/Characteristics: little man with one eye in the middle of his forehead Source: Morris K. Jessup, reported in UFO Universe Spring 1993 Summary/Description: Workers busy on high scaffolding on the Cathedral St. John The Divine reportedly found the body of a little man with one eye in the middle of his forehead. The army was supposedly notified and the body was removed. No… Read More

1952: Oceanside, Long Island, New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: late evening Location: Oceanside, Long Island, New York Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): large Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): egg-shaped Color of Object(s): metallic Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features: Landing, three beings standing inside. He describes the beings as 90cm tall, with large heads and pointed ears. The beings were wearing tight-green overalls, and blue caps. Source: Denys Breysse “Project Becassine” quoting NY Magazine February 20 1978 Summary/Description: The witness, Alexander McNeill observed a large metallic egg-shaped craft descend from the sky and land on the… Read More

1952: Schenectady, New York Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: afternoon Location: Schenectady New York Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  4 or 5 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): oblong Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 2+ Special Features/Characteristics: looked like “a bunch of Navy officers in Navy white hats,” all wearing huge dark glasses Source: Nicap Summary/Description: The anonymous witness attention being directed to the sky by a woman, he saw “what looked like a daylight moon lowering itself through the haze.” It stopped and hovered for 30 seconds, then rose & disappeared. A few minutes later, looking… Read More

1954: Engineer observes lens-shaped disc in New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October, 1954 Sighting Time: About 4:00 p.m. Day/Night: Afternoon Location: Cherry Valley, New York Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 20 seconds or a little more No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: 200 feet Size of Object(s): 30 or 35 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): gray Number of Witnesses: Single Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, 1964 (NICAP)  Original Source Summary/Description: “It seemed to be a large disc or lens-shaped object, and in comparison with the objects below I estimated it to be perhaps 30 or 35 feet in diameter… It was moving like a wheel sliding sideways and not rotating, and in perspective presented an elliptical appearance such as any circular object would when viewed from an… Read More

1958: Close Encounter in the “Devil’s Canyon” of Hunter, New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October, 1958 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Hunter, New York Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: 15 to 20 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 12′ top Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer Color of Object(s): violet, orange, blue, green and all colors that may come out of a prism Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features: 3 very tall what appeared to be almost stick figures Source: Summary/Description: I crouched down at the edge of the clearing and checked out this (building). Upon further examination I evaluated what I saw. What I saw was a landed flying saucer, the bottom of which was mostly flat, only curving up toward the outer edges. It was about… Read More

1958: Commercial Plane Follows UFO over New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 8, 1958 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: New York Urban or Rural: AIR Hynek Classification: RV (Radar / Visual) Observation supplemented with radar. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: 800 to 1000 miles an hour. Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): no definite shape to it Color of Object(s): brilliant light, Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Richard Hall, UFO Evidence, 1964  Original Source Summary/Description: A very brilliant light was followed across New York State by an American Airlines plane. The pilots were Capt. Raymond Ryan and First Officer William Neff. The chase was described by radio to Air Force and civilian control tower operators. The following account of the sighting is taken from a tape-recorded interview program. Full Report… Read More

1964: Conklin, Broome County, New York

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  July 16, 1964 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:  afternoon Location:  Conklin, Broome County, New York Urban or Rural: – playing in an apple tree along Woodside Avenue, in a field they favored because of a proliferation of huckleberry bushes, 2 miles from their homes. No. of Entity(‘s):  1 Entity Type:  humanoid Entity Description:  humanoid creature in a tree about 150 feet away, the whistling sounds appearing to come from the general area of the creature’s stomach. They described this creature as about the size of a small boy, estimated to be about three feet tall, and dressed in shiny black pants and a black short-sleeved shirt. Its face had a humanlike appearance. It had a black… Read More