Saturday, 26 July 2014, was a relatively clear night, perhaps that why so many folks witnessed the New York Lights. The pattern of fireball sightings covered a flight path spanning from Long Island, NY to Ontario, Canada.
The New York Lights were first noticed by various folks in Long Island. At about 8:45 p.m., Tom, a motorist in Islip, NY on the southern coast of the island, saw the bright yellowish fire balls through his car’s sun roof.
A little bit after 9 p.m., a resident of Northport, NY on the north side of the island reported the bright glowing fireballs.
At about 9:20 p.m., a motorist and his wife in Middletown, NY witnessed the bright objects flying in a loose formation as they moved across the sky. If you held your arm out they were about the size of your thumb nail. “They were slightly smaller than the moon.”
About the same time, Holly, another resident of Middletown remarked, “I watched in awe as they flew in the clear sky.” The glowing objects seemed to be disappearing then reappearing.
In Syracuse, NY George on Onondaga hill was in the back yard enjoying a summer night and saw them. “They were very bright yellowish and there were bunch of them, they appeared to be very high over downtown Syracuse.”
At about 9:30 p.m., Zach and three friends were driving on Interstate 690 east near Fairmont, NY when they saw the bright yellowish fireballs roughly above the City of Syracuse. “There were four bright yellow balls in a formation with two more off to the right, perhaps little bit to the north of the other four.” Zach says that the bright lights were about the size of your little fingernail. The passengers of the auto watched them until they exited the interstate. “That’s when three of the objects then just seemed to, winked out.”
Approximately a 140 miles west of Syracuse, at about 9:40 p.m., a resident of Hume, NY was walking his dog and saw three of the bright lights flying in a triangle formation. Another five of the bright yellow objects just started appearing one at a time. The lights seemed to be moving northward.
Later about 10 p.m. the lights were reported over Toronto in Ontario, Canada and later that night near Port Hope also in Ontario, Canada.
Let’s look at some other New York sightings:
31 July 2014: at about 9:30 p.m. a motorist on the New York State thruway, somewhere near exit 20 (Saugerties), witnessed three bright lights in the sky in a perfect Triangle formation. It hovered over the highway and made no sounds. Traffic was driving right under it.
1 August 2014: at about 10:20 p.m. an Auburn, NY resident observed solid bright red circular object descending and headed south. He reports that the object was descending at a very slow speed. It appeared to be under intelligent control, it was not free falling or flying erratically. The object had no visible flashing lights; it was only bright red in color and was totally silent.
1 August 2014: at about 10:30 p.m. a Staten Island, NY family witnessed approximately 20-25 orange glowing fire balls. They report that the objects appeared to be moving faster than a jet in the sky. Some of the objects were flying in formation, others were not. They all began to just disappear.
1 August 2014: at about 11 p.m. a man and his son in Freeport, NY observed what appeared to be three bright colored red/orange lights flying steadily over their neighborhood. “The objects just vanished into thin air.”
2 August 2014: at about 10 p.m. a Greece, NY resident witnessed bright Fireballs hovering in the sky. He reports that they were yellow or orange and that objects would wink out and reappear somewhere else.
Cheryl Costa would love to hear the when, where and what of your New York sighting. Email it to NYSkies@DragonLadyMedia.com. The names of witnesses will be omitted to protect their privacy.