I was sat in my garden relaxing and drinking a weak mix of Pimms and Lemonade, my second or third glass, I had already eaten and was not intoxicated. It was 10:15pm (+/- 5 minutes) and the sun was well set, a clear night I was enjoying the starry view and waiting for a pass of the ISS. I am not totally inexperienced at skywatching and can usually tell a plane or balloon quite easily. The triangle object(s) appeared over rooftop to my southwest on an apparent northerly heading. After around 3-4 seconds on that heading it seemed to curve to turn to a northwest direction and after a further 3-4 seconds was gone over trees. The three orange lights were not very bright and seemed to fade a little more as the object moved away. I could not see if the space between the orange corner lights was filled by some rigid body. I do not recall seeing the stars being masked by it, but cannot say for sure either way as the orange lights were really the focus of my eyes. My initial feeling was that the object was perhaps 15-20m above ground (approx twice the house height) and moving at somewhere around 20-30 kph. I at first thought the size was in the range of 2m to 4m, along each edge. But after further consideration, there was nothing to truly indicate the distance, so no way of telling the size or speed. During the apparent turn, the triangle shape seemed to alter slightly this gave the impression of a gentle change in orientation; I can’t say for sure if the triangle was true equilateral. The object were totally silent, during the event my mind raced and I quickly wondered if I was watching a kite or drone, but there was no noise or breeze at all. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
While many UFO sightings take place high in the sky or at a distance, occasionally one will be seen close up to the witnesses. There have even been the occasional reports of UFO’s being too close at times. One such report comes from the Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. It was a cold night on January 14th, 2002 as a CSX train with two engines was pulling a 16,000-ton line of coal and freight cars from Russell to Shelbiana, Kentucky. Near milepost 42 the double track was running beside the Big Sandy River and a cliff face carved out of the mountainside to provide room for the tracks. The terrain is rugged and concealing along the river valley. At 2:47 a.m., as the train was approaching a bend, the conductor saw lights ahead. Figuring it was just another train coming toward them on the other track he doused his own headlights as a courtesy. Then the encounter went haywire for the train. As it came around the bend the electrical system began to cut in and out and the diesel engines of both locomotives died. The proximity alarm began to scream a warning at the driver. Looking out the window the train crew saw a very strange sight. Hovering over the river and the tracks were a group of unidentifiable objects. They were described as being of a metallic silver color with multiple colored lights on both the bottom and middle section of the craft. At least three of the objects were directing what looked like search lights onto the surface of the river. The train crew could see no windows on the craft which they estimated as being maybe 20 feet long and about half that much tall. What was of the most imminent concern was one of the objects hovering about 10 feet above the tracks they were on. Despite the emergency braking system activating as soon as the power died, one does not stop 16,000 tons instantly. Inevitably the UFO was struck by the train’s locomotive. It clipped the front engine and then bounced around to cut a piece from the second engine and damage the first two coal cars. The unidentified objects immediately took off from the area and vanished into the sky.
It took nearly two miles for the train to finally come to a halt. After it stopped the power returned and the crew contacted their dispatcher in Jacksonville, Florida to appraise him of the situation. After a quick inspection of the damage they were ordered to try and make it to the Paintsville rail yard where, even though it was barely operational anymore, they would be able to drop off the damaged equipment. Their new destination was about 20 miles further down the tracks and they made it to Paintsville by around 5:15 a.m. The crew was immediately taken off the train and questioned by a group of men they did not know. The only thing they were sure of was that they were not railroad personnel. After two hours of this, the men were taken out and placed on a smaller railroad carrier headed for Martin, Kentucky. They noticed as they left that the two engines and two damaged rail cars had been removed from the train but they didn’t see where they had been taken to. After arriving at Martin, the train crew spent more time being interviewed by railroad Inspectors. They were finally sent to Shelbiana for an eight-hour layover before their next shift began, working another train back towards Russell, Kentucky. As they passed through Paintsville they saw absolutely no evidence of the train they had been in when they ran into the UFO or of the huge number of people that had mysteriously appeared to work on the damaged train. Official records of the repair of the engine state the crumpled roof and smashed window were caused by a rock slide in one of the train way tunnels that dot the tracks through this mountainous region. Still, no report of the rockslide or its cleaning up has been found. The CXS Railroad has routinely kept their business to themselves and rarely are incidents along the line made public unless a train has hit someone. That nothing of this incident, or even a rockslide, made it into any of the local newspapers is not unusual. UFO’s have often been spotted hovering over water. What they are looking for as well as what these particular objects were after is unknown. Whether the UFO the train hit managed to continue flying or crashed into the Big Sandy River is also unknown.
My best friend and I were returning to Long Island from Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. It was late and we knew we would never make it so we decided to stop along the way. We saw a billboard advertising Howe Caverns and we decided to go there for the night and then visit the caves in the morning. It was Labor Day weekend and it was Saturday night. We followed the signs into the parking lot of the caverns. It was about 11-11:15 at night. We were young foolish kids and didn’t have much money so we decided to sleep in the car. It was a white 1961 Chevy Impala. We were the only car in the lot and I remember saying, “let’s park in a corner so if we oversleep I don’t want people looking in the windows.” I parked the car in such a way that I backed against a hill declining away from the car. The trunk overhung the start of the decline. You basically couldn’t stand behind the car. I parked with the passenger doors also at the edge of the lot. I remember saying, “at least the car is protected from passer-byes on 2 sides…the rear and passenger side.” I was in the front seat and my friend Bill was in the rear seat, ready to go to sleep. We locked the doors. I laid down with my head where the passenger would sit and Bill was the same way in the rear. Since it was pitch black, I had my eyes closed. Bill, then calmly said “look at the lights in the trees”. I said, “Damn, it’s probably the sheriff, he saw our car lights come up here and we are going to be caught”. That was the last rational comment made for several hours. Now, first you must know the dynamics between Bill and I. Best friends from 7th grade, we were now juniors in college. He went to N Y Maritime College, and I went to Hofstra University. He was always better than me in every sport we tried, from skiing to tennis. He could run faster, swim better and do more pushups than me. I always felt “safe” around him. I knew I could count on a stronger, more rational guy to protect me. Well, he suddenly started screaming, almost berserk like, at me to “get away, drive away”. He kept shouting, “THEY’RE BEHIND US, THEY’RE OVER THE CAR”. For a few seconds I didn’t respond in a scared manner. I remember thinking that its just the cops. In seconds I slowly started to react. An intense light was shining in my eyes. Even though they were still closed, I could see the reds and harsh whites of light….and at the same time, Bill was sitting up and pounding on the seat and me to get up and go. I never saw him like this, and I was now reacting to his fear. I opened my eyes and he was climbing into the front seat..I told him calm down, I’ll drive away. The car’s interior was lit up like day, yet it was pitch black outside. I realized the light was coming in from the rearview window. I thought that strange, since nothing could be behind us. I saw the keys on the dashboard, I put them in the ignition, he was next to me, and I calmly drove away. When we reached the main road, there were no signs of any cops. I stopped, and remember saying, “let’s get a motel”. I turned left and drove not more than a mile and we came across an old motel. I pulled into the lot and saw that it was almost 3:30 and said “it’s crazy to pay for a room for a few hours, let’s sleep in the car. Bill calmly said ‘OK’, and I remember saying, “let’s put up something to block the windows so the lights don’t get us” We calmly went to sleep, not discussing what just happened or even realizing 3 hours went by.
We awoke around 8, and took the maps out of the windows, that we used to block the “lights” and went up to the caverns. I went back to that parking spot and we looked around and couldn’t understand anything that happened. We shrugged it off, toured the caverns, and around noon headed to Long Island. Nothing about last night was discussed..it was like we couldn’t rationalize it. It was a blur. An aside about me…I am the hysterical one, I react to things, I can get out of control in a flash…and yet that night I was the calm one and Bill was the screamer. Anyway, I dropped him home and then went to my house. We both still lived with our parents. When I walked in the house, my father was watching T V and on the coffee table was Newsday, Long Islands newspaper. The headlines screamed at me…”UFO’S sighted over upstate New York….I rushed to the phone to call Bill…He answered, and I said “did you see the paper?” He was shaken and said ,”yes”…I said, “what happened, what did we see?” He refused to talk about it..He wouldn’t answer me. For 35 years we lost contact. When we finally did reconnect, he was married and living in Oceanside, California. I was living in the Hudson Valley. I asked him about that night in 1967, and his voiced changed and wouldn’t even acknowledge what I was asking. He died in 2005. I am still left with untold answers of what happened that night. Now for the real “crazy” stuff. I am almost afraid to write this because it is so bizarre…I had incidents like this in 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007. I often thought, what happened in 1957, when I was 9 years old? Well, I remember waking up one morning, we lived in Flushing NY, and I had an object embedded under my skin on my right thigh. I showed my mother. It was clearly under the skin, yet there was no mark, cut or pain. She looked at it and said, “you must have stuck a pencil point into your leg. Don’t worry, it will go away”. I remember thinking I didn’t do that, besides that would hurt. It took about 6-8 months to “disappear” into my thigh. If I coughed, my mother had the doctor there, yet she was absolutely unconcerned about this object in my leg. It resembled a lead pencil point, with a dull tip. In 1977, in California, in 1987, in the Hudson Valley, in 1997, in NYC and in 2007, in the Hudson Valley, other “incidents” occurred. I am now 66, I have seen all the shows about abductions, missing time implants, etc…and would like an answer. I am not seeking publicity and am quite embarrassed about all this. People laugh when I tell them, they ridicule and tease. Let me tell you, the fear is overwhelming, like I have never felt. Thank you for reading this. And yes, I saw the “greys”….How sick does that sound? NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
First, I must apologize. I wish me and my subordinate had a specialized camera to have a close-up of this object. At the moment, we are on guard duty and noticed the object for a duration of 75 minutes. We witnessed this object appear within an approximate 16-20 miles from our location: 31 degrees 8 minutes 38.328 seconds N 97 degrees 47 minutes 5.82 seconds W. Throughout the 75 minutes, we have guessed that the object is spinning, zig zagging across the sky, changing its color and traveling in a WNW direction slowly away from the Fort Hood Military Reservation. By the naked eye, we conclude with the fact that this object has gone far as Lampasas County (and still going). At one point during the 75 minutes, we thought that the object was heading toward our direction but did not. The lights were impressive as it was very bright. Too bright to be an aircraft. The angle of our observation was at 35-45 degrees and at the end, it was a lot lower given the distance. This observation is a continuing trend of sightings that has been going on this whole summer. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
VERY CLOSE ALIEN CRAFT ENCOUNTER IN MADISON NEW JERSEY
8-20-83 MADISON NEW JERSEY
It happened in the summer, in the town of Madison NJ, the town in which I lived at the time. I was 17-18 years old. I and a friend were waiting in my car for another friend to come out of his house so we could start the evening. Just driving around town and stuff (we were teenagers). We were parked on the side of the road facing east, in front of a small field next to the towns YMCA. The street is shaped like an ell making a 90 deg turn 500 to 1000 ft ahead of us. From where we were parked you could see thru the backyards through the ell shape to the road farther up at a 45 degree angle. As we were talking, I was parked on the wrong side of the road, so I could see through the yards, and I saw what appeared to be a cars headlights pulling into a driveway of a house and the lights were reflecting off the windows. But something seemed strange about it, and as we talked I noticed my friend glancing in the same direction taking double takes or looks, and I could tell he thought something was off too. Finally I said, do you see that? And he said yea, what is that? Then I said, isn’t that that the second floor? By that time I had realized the reflection of the lights, which were unusually bright were reflecting directly off the houses 2nd floor windows. By that time my interest had peaked and I started the car and raced up the street turned right at the ell and preceded to the house were we saw the lights. At that point the object or craft was hovering above the house. I pulled up in front and I saw a large craft, about the size of a large house, just hovering. It was completely silent. It had four or more lights evenly spaced around the bottom. I was really excited and really scared at the same time. I wasn’t sure what to do. I wanted to get out of the car but was too scared. I was very close, about 100 ft give or take a few feet, away. Even though I had a clear line of sight the craft was very difficult to see. I could see the lights on the bottom and could only make out the shape by the amount of sky it blacked out. I feel like I saw more, being I was so close but its really fuzzy in my mind for some reason. This has always bothered me because it seemed to get fuzzy right after the event. I know this is something I would never forget. I had better than average eyesight at the time. Anyway the craft started move up the street just above the houses and treetops. I chased it in my car and then it stopped. At that point it was farther away from me so I got out of my car to get a better view. As soon as I got out, I was just in time to see it shoot straight up at an incredible rate of speed. I followed it with my eyes till it appeared to look like a small star in the sky and then it shot off to the north in a right angle and disappeared making no sound at all during the whole time I witnessed the event. I thought it was very strange it made no sound at all, no engine sound or movement of air.
I was so excited I couldn’t wait to tell people about what we saw. My friend was too, but he didn’t see as much as I did because he stayed in the car. Some people were very receptive about our story, most weren’t. I soon learned not to talk about it because of looks I would get from people. I could see it in their eyes. I only discuss the incident now with close friends and my kids, or people I deem open minded to such a thing. I have an intense interest in cars, aircraft, motorcycles, boats, ships, computers or anything mechanical. I have taken flying lessons and have flown several different types of airplanes. I have a very good working knowledge of aircraft and there flight characteristics. This was not any type of aircraft I have ever seen in my life and I am 50 years old. I have studied all aircraft types, just because I am very interested in them. Have been to countless air shows. This thing was not from here! It did not behave like any known air craft I have ever seen. The way it accelerated and turned would have killed anyone on board. This was a life changing event for me. Thirty two years later I still think about it almost every day. Occasionally I will run into my friend who was in the car that knight and will ask him about what his thoughts were about that night and he acts very weird. Doesn’t say much. That’s out of character for him. Just another puzzling detail about this whole experience. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
This case is under investigation by Chief Investigator Ken Pfeifer of MUFON New Jersey.
I went to the beach here in mar del plata, argentina with a bunch of my friends at night. Some of them took their fishing poles with them. We were having a round of mate (argentine tea). I was not facing the sea. All of a sudden a hear all the people there besides my friends screaming like crazy. They shouted look a UFO! a UFO! I turned around and I see this blue (weird blue object) hovering over the surface approximately 200 hundred meters from the rocky shore. I was just amazed and couldn’t believe what was happening. People were like crazy, shouting like maniacs. Then this round object starts gaining altitude and in a matter of seconds flew over us and it dissapeared before our eyes in what I can describe as a kind of implosion sound. It left a vapor like trace behind. As funny as it may sound remember how the de lorean from the back to the future movie dissapeared? It was pretty much like it. When I first noticed it I had no doubt that was a UFO. Why? Because it was clearly a manned artefact. Someone was like, behind the wheel, thats what we all felt. The thing was the size of a small two door car. First I was astonished, and when it started moving and it did that crazy manuever over us I was terrified. I was sorry and at the same time relieved that it had left. I dont know what else to say. I didnt believe in stories about UFOs before the incident, maybe thats why I was so astonished at the time it happened. We also felt a weird emotion. Its like wow, we actually saw maybe extraterrestrials dude! After it left we wanted to see more and wished it would show up again, its like when you ride a roller coaster you wish It would stop when its going but when the rush is over you want to experience that rush again. Nothing man-made can do what that artefact did. The fastest things we have constructed would desintegrate into pieces if they did what this object did. It was just too fast. I know no living thing can survive an acceleration and turn like that. And what about the fact that it vanished before our eyes? Thats the craziest thing about this incident. it didnt lose itself on the distance, no, it literaly vanished. First thing some people will say is dude, that was a shooting star. are you kidding me? it came out of the water. it floated over the water, it accelerated changing direction. Sometimes you got to see this things in person to believe them. Anyway, my bro managed to fotograph it. We got the original for everyone to check it out. You can also interview my friends. Some of them were already fishing therefore facing the sea and were amongt the firsts to see it. Note: There was quite a quantity of people there beside us. It was what we call “a long weekend”, that is a weekend plus holydays, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit our city on such holydays so you do the math how many people beside us saw this UFO. What I’m trying to say is, no, we weren’t all high and allucinating. We don’t do drugs. Check out the picture, though it really doesnt make the sight justice by itself. You got to see it live baby!
The St. Petersburg incident is one of the most witnessed and highly recorded incidents in the history of Ufology. The events took place in the skies over St. Petersburg in Russia on the evening of 19th February 1997, when at around 7-00p.m. the residents of the city became aware of a cluster of lights hovering overhead. The incident was unusual in that there were multiple witnesses; a number of video recordings made and was seen quite clearly by air traffic staff and aircrew at the local airport. Just after 7-00 p.m. the air traffic controllers at the local airport saw the strange objects appear on their radar screens and also strange lights became quite visible in the skies over the airport. One of the air traffic controllers, Victor Laxtushin, went outside and witnessed the objects, he remarked: “I sketched the event as it happened; the shape of the lights changed, left and then re-appeared. Others were watching through binoculars. There was an aircraft on the runway – they confirmed the presence of a UFO. I am perhaps better qualified than most witnesses but I can’t say what it was – experimental craft? But why fly experimental aircraft over St. Petersburg?” By 7-15p.m. the strange lights had now apparently formed into a “triangle” and reports of the UFO were coming in from many different locations and many people captured the incident on video tape. He remains perplexed by the whole event. Uri Arzamastsev, an economics student, noticed the lights, high in the sky and well above the horizon, through the kitchen window – rushing outside with his camcorder he captured the UFO on video and, by this time, the rest of his family were also witnessing the event. The incident was later officially investigated by Naval Captain Pavel Syrchenko, who after collating all the evidence was unable to explain the event away as military or civilian aircraft, balloons etc. The objects hovered over the city for about 20 minutes and at 7-20p.m. they could not be seen. There are many similarities between the St. Petersburg incident and the series of events which became known as “The Phoenix Lights”. In both cases the appearance of a “triangular-shaped” craft was heralded by strange lights in the sky. NOTE: The above image is a rendering
JULY 22, 2015 ………….. MONTVALE PARK RIDGE NEW JERSEY
I saw an object (without magnification) that I could not recognize on Wednesday night, July 22nd approximately 10:15pm (2015), shortly after I drove past the Montvale service area of the Garden State Parkway driving northbound… My view of the object was extremely clear and distinct. It appeared to be some 150 feet across and about 1/2 mile away when I was closest to it, just above the tree line to the east. It seemed to be moving slowly to the north or was stationary as I was able to get much closer to the object, driving toward the New York State Thruway. It first had a classic saucer-like appearance: illuminated silver-metallic with a slightly flattened rim that projected around the middle. As I headed further north, it seemed to have changed its appearance. From my vantage point, it appeared brightest on the bottom with a golden glow, fading further up the object to orange, reddish, and then dark on top. Despite the apparent change, it was still well illuminated, apparently from within, having taken on an overall dusky orange color with what I recall were 3 red lights on the bottom. The rim appeared to have tilted so that the closer portion was lower than the far end. This made the craft look somewhat like the planet Saturn (but much closer!), with its orange appearance, dark top, and rim that looked like the ring of a planet. Also, like Saturn, there seemed to be a gap between the rim and sphere! As cars on the Garden State drove northbound, almost all slowed down dramatically, whether because their occupants were afraid of it or they simply wanted a better look. I was also driving northbound in the area for about 3-4 minutes, and gaps in the tree line enabled my view about 1/3 of the time. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
This case is under investigation by Ken Pfeifer Chief Investigator for MUFON New Jersey
TRIANGULAR ALIEN CRAFT SPOTTED OVER THE HUDSON VALLEY
DECEMBER 31, 1981 ……………. KENT NEW YORK
The Hudson Valley UFO account is composed of not one, but many sightings, all similar, and all pointing to one conclusion. There was something “unexplained” going on in this place only an hour’s drive north of New York City. The Hudson Valley UFO saga began at almost the beginning of a new year, 1982. Just a short time before midnight, December 31, 1981, a retired policeman was sitting in his backyard in Kent, N. Y. He saw a group of strange lights to the south. The lights were a brilliant red, green, and white, and at first, he thought they could be coming from an airplane in trouble. It was common for him to sit and watch the big jets fly over at night. As the lights became closer, his opinion quickly changed. The lights were moving too slowly to be a plane, and now… they were too low, and there was no noise from an engine. What was the strange craft he was seeing? As the lights came closer, he could hear a humming sound, and now he could see that the lights were arranged in a triangular shape, and there was a solid object of some kind connecting the lights. No, this was no aircraft he had ever seen before! The solid part looked like…a fuselage. That’s what it was…a fuselage. He was looking at a UFO. To is type of report would be repeated many times in the Hudson Valley over the next few years. All of them were similar, a V-shaped row of lights connected by a solid object of some type. Literally hundreds of witnesses would see this same sight. There was definitely something unusual going on in the skies over the Hudson Valley. Something that moved ever so slowly, so silently. On March 26, 1983, an article about the sightings appeared on the front page of the Westchester-Rockland Daily Item. The article recounted the many reports of the strange phenomena. The cat was out of the bag. The press coverage drew the attention of a group of UFO investigators who were associated with Dr. J. Allen Hynek, acclaimed scientist and UFO investigator. A thorough investigation followed, and ultimately a book, “Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings.” The group began their inquiries by setting up a phone hotline. They received over 300 calls from individuals who had seen the strange V-shaped lights on the night of March 24, 1983 alone. Descriptions were very similar, if not identical. The object always moved slowly, and almost silently. It always had many lights, and they were always in a V-configuration. Some of the witnesses got a close enough look to say that the craft was large enough to be a “flying city.” On the same night, the city of Yorktown also came alive with reports of this giant flying craft. The police switchboard was jammed with so many calls about the UFO that they feared not being able to respond to “real emergencies.” Drivers pulled over on the Taconic parkway to watch the large object slowly make it’s way across the skies. All in all, about 5,000 reports were made during a period of five years, from 1982 through 1986. The object was seen by multiple witnesses at night, never daylight. The sightings ranged as far east as New Haven, Connecticut, and as far north as Brookfield, Connecticut. Several theories were put forth about whether there was only one object, or many. Some additional accounts would come forward stating that the object, though moving slowly, would at times make a rapid, fast maneuver from one location to another. Also the lights of the craft could change colors in an instant. A report made from guards at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant would be one of the most dramatic. The gigantic UFO was seen hovering over the plant for periods of time, and moved as close as 30 feet from the reactor. Security supervisors even once considered ordering in planes to have it shot down. The object over Indian Point was described by some of the guards as 1,000 ft. long. Another witness described the object hovering over the Croton Falls Reservoir, using a red beam as it seemed to scan the surface of the water. The Hudson Valley sightings are still a mystery today. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
POSSIBLE LANDING OF ALIEN CRAFT IN NARRAGANSETT BAY
JULY 25, 2015 ……….EAST PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND Shape: Fireball Duration:3 minutes
Red and Blue light UFO over Cranston Rhode Island landing vertically in Narragansett Bay. I had just got back from my local 24 hour gym and parked my car in front of my house, when I saw a strange looking object flying over what would be Warwick, and then Cranston, RI. This object was emitting red and blue lights pulsating lights, not the standard red and green lights you would see on a helicopter or airplane. This immediately caught my attention since I’m an Airline Pilot, and knew that blue lights should not be on an airplane. I got out of my car to watch this thing and it started to move really fast and at 90 angles. Too fast to be a helicopter because I estimated it moved from atop of Cranston to over Narragansett Bay in less than 10 seconds. Too fast for a helicopter. But then it stopped in Mid Air and started moving down vertically for a landing somewhere over the water of Narragansett Bay. Something that an airplane can’t do either. I took a pic of it but I’m afraid it looks like just another airplane because of the quality of my camera phone, and the distance from the object. I had to have been 10 miles or more from this object the entire time. I’m still submitting a pic to the site to give a frame of reference. I also made an attempt to video tape the object. but a street light got in the way, and the object was in the process of landing vertically out of sight, before I could get the frame in focus. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.