Jeff was very hesitant to share his UFO story with us, “I supposed nobody would believe us…”
It was early October in 1967 near Chaffee, NY in Erie County. Jeff tells us that he was camping with three of his friends near a rural duck pond. It was well after midnight when the four young men were talking around the camp fire and they noticed a strange light above them.
“As we watched the light it began to come closer and closer, within about two minutes the small light began to descend above the pond area, the closer it got the brighter it became.”
Jeff tells us that the “sphere shaped craft” descended to approximately 100 yards over the pond.
“The entire area of perhaps one half mile surrounding the pond perhaps a bright as daylight. The craft hovered above us for perhaps two minutes.”
Jeff explained that after a few minutes the sphere shaped craft began to slowly ascend. Then suddenly it was “just gone.”
The following day after their close encounter Jeff called the New York State Police to see if there were any other reports from other witnesses. He says the state police told him that they had a report that the NASA had issued a statement that a reflection from the moon had created this phenomena in Western New York.
“We all know what we saw, that was 48 years ago,” Jeff said.
Let look at some recent UFO sighting in New York Skies:
19 March 2015: at about 7:30 p.m. an Albany, NY couple were about to enter a local super market when they observed a very bright oval or disc shaped object. The husband reports that he pointed out the objects to three other people, all of whom refused to even look at the sky when he brought it to their attention.
22 March 2015: at about 11 p.m. a Staten Island, NY resident was working at his home office desk and glanced out the window and saw two bright spheres flying strange patterns.
25 March 2015: at about 7 a.m. a Holtsville, NY resident was getting her child ready for school and observed a bright, yellow/orange star shaped object.
1 April 2015: at about 10:45 p.m. a Rocky Point resident saw a bright green light go straight down above the tree line, then level off and disappear.
1 April 2015: at about 10:55 p.m. a Yonkers, NY resident reported seeing a ball of light that glowed green and blue, traveling at incredible speeds across the sky for about two seconds and disappeared.
If you are interested in joining a new monthly UFO discussion group in Onondaga County area drop Cheryl Costa an email for more details: NYSkies@DragonLadyMedia.com.
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.