With the permission of Peter Davenport, I have downloaded, from the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO Database all 2000 plus UFO sightings in New York from January 1st 1998 (NUFOC had few reports from earlier) to August 2010. August is all he had up so far. Is New York Still Active? Well, in July and August of this year (NUFOC is not caught up) the state was very active in UFO reports and produced at least thirty to forty sightings. I don’t know if any of them were investigated. Now I also retrieved from MUFON database fifty UFO reports from the New York area, two of them are below with photos. MUFON’s database is up to date and has a real time report actions center on their web site where you can look at their most recent reports in real time.
Below are some interesting NY cases from National UFO Reporting Center:
Occurred : 8/30/2010 01:30 (Entered as : 08/30/10 1:30)
Reported: 8/30/2010 12:07:18 AM 00:07
Location: Mountaindale, NY
The objects were glowing red and white and moving about slowly
we saw three circular objects glowing white to red hovering in the sky. The objects were moving slightly left, up, down, right. Then at times they would move great distances away and back around the area where we first spotted them.
Occurred : 8/28/2010 20:30 (Entered as : 08/28/10 20:30)
Reported: 8/28/2010 5:55:59 PM 17:55
Location: Ardsley, NY
My husband and I observed seven separate lights in an almost symmetrical formation but then the lights began to rotate and to me it appeared that the lights almost took the form of the constellation Ursa Minor or Major. Then the lights began to fade and disappear one by one. We were headed to our friends house a few blocks away and as we turned the corner there was a car stopped in the road with the doors open. Three teens were outside and were on a cell phone and I could hear the driver telling her mother that she really did see something. At that point I rolled down my window and asked if they had seen the lights too and they excitedly said they saw the lights and that there were seven of them.
Occurred : 8/13/2010 22:45 (Entered as : 8/13/10 22:45)
Reported: 8/14/2010 1:35:26 PM 13:35
Location: Pompey, NY
Object seemed to be towing another object over Pompey
I'm not sure what I saw fly over my house tonight, but it was different from anything else I've ever seen… Where I live I have a really wide open view of the western sky...around 10:40-10:50 PM this evening my wife and I were enjoying the night sky from our hot tub when I noticed an object moving in the northern sky...at first, I thought it might be a satellite but soon realized it was too big and too low...it flew right over our house heading towards the southeast...what made it different was the shape (outline) - it seemed to have two sections to it...my wife said it looked like it was towing something...unlike most commercial aircraft, there were no flashing lights - only solid lights...3 lights on the forward section and 2 lights on the second section...it was extremely quiet - not like any other jets that have flown over our house...not sure if anyone else in the area saw it.
Occurred : 7/10/2010 23:20 (Entered as : 071010 2320)
Reported: 7/10/2010 10:35:44 PM 22:35
Location: Orangeburg, NY
Long cylindrical row of round white lights observed for about 1 minute. Object disappeared in a flash of yellow light .
I observed one object a long cylindrical row of round white lights about 10 in all. The object was in a stationary hovering position about 1000 to 2000 feet high. I saw it as I was traveling North on the Palisades Interstate Parkway at the New Jersey / New York border. As I was traveling downhill I saw a row of lights at what I thought were on the mountains/ hills ahead of me. I thought it was a new building or athletic field all lit up at night. As I was descending the hill I realized it was in the sky. All of sudden there was a flash of yellow light and the object was gone. The flash was just centered around the object. It did not light up the whole panorama of the sky like a sudden flash of lightning does. That's when I
realized I had probably just seen a UFO. I traveled another 15 Minutes on the same road and saw nothing in the way of lightning or flashes in the sky. I am a 55 year old Television Director that lives in Rockland County, New York.! I have a BA degree in History and Art. I was not drinking prior to the sighting and was fully alert.
The line below will bring you to NUFOC state by state breakdown just click New York:
Below is some recent cases from the MUFON database, w/photos.
I was in the car beside my girl when i saw an object in the sky going downwards followed by maybe smoke.As we rode on i could see a couple more going in different directions. The closeup pic i zoomed in and the other i didn't touch. After about twenty minutes i could no longer see because of trees. I didn't feel shocked because this was my third time seeing aUfo.
I was in the parking lot of a music venue on Long Island, tailgating with friends prior to the show, on the 3rd of July 2010. I had my cell phone out and was taking a picture of the venue and the sky at 7:00pm (note: not a single cloud in the sky). Approx. 1 minute later (7:01pm) a typical commercial jet/airplane (i.e. 747) appeared in the sky and was passing overhead. It looked cool in the all blue empty sky so I aimed my camera phone and took a pic. As soon as I pressed the shutter I saw in the corner of my naked eye (and on the screen of phone) a object approx. the same size as the tail of the 747, moving very rapidly from left to right, at least 2 - 3 times faster than the airplane. By the time I tried to take a second picture it was gone from view over the horizon.
The “New York UFO Meeting Group” goes on night UFO spotting throughout the tri-state area using night vision equipment. We have a hotline which is listed on my blog. We use Gen 3 and Gen 1+ and Supervision to do the spotting. If you are seeing UFOs on a continual basis maybe we can help. Give us a call and we will get back to you the same day.
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Thanks to MUFON and NUFORC for giving their kind permission post these.