New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

1976 UFO – The UFO Spheres of Broome County

It sort of looked like a big disco sphere

For nearly forty years folks in Broome County have been seeing UFO Spheres.

It was early July 1976 in Endicott, New York, nine-year-old Sally and her friend Abby were riding with Sally’s father down an old country Road heading to a fast food joint for an evening treat.

All of a sudden Sally’s dad was all excited as he pulled the car off the country road and pointed saying, “look over there!, at the big house on the hill.”

The three of them got out of the car and Sally’s dad pointed at a large two-story farmhouse. Just above the left hand side of the house was a colorful UFO sphere hovering up 30 feet above the top story. Sally tells us that the three of them watched as the colorful sphere scanned a bluish white beam of light back and forth over the upper stories bedroom windows. As the beam swept back and forth there was a slight humming sound.

When the beam of light suddenly went out, Sally says that the sphere seemed to sway a bit backwards away from the house then took off at tremendous speed and vanished.

Sally tells us that the colorful sphere was perhaps the size of three large cars put together. She states that there wasn’t one single place on the sphere that wasn’t glowing. The colorful lights on the craft were all around it.

She says, “It sort of looked like a big disco sphere, it was actually quite beautiful.”

Sally tells us that since that day all three of them have believed in extraterrestrial life. She also says, “That when she and her father told other people what they saw, they were laughed at and nobody believed them.”

But what Sally, Abbey and Sally’s dad saw wasn’t an isolated incident. Perhaps these disco colored UFO spheres are making regular visits to Broome County.

Case in point, it was August of 2013, it was about twilight; Ron was out in his lawn looking at the night sky. He explains that it was a crystal clear night with no airplanes in the area. Suddenly a large bright sphere floated in from the north. At first he thought it might be a conventional aircraft except that this sphere shaped thing was silent and full of colorful lights.

Ron observed that the sphere stopped and hovered for a few moments. He says, that he thought in his mind, “There you guys are. What are you up to again?”  

He had no more made the thought, when the object abruptly changed direction and took off to the east, moving steadily faster, climbing slightly, when it finally just winked out.

As Ron states that from his mountain top location, he’s seen this type of disco ball colored UFO sphere several times in recent years. He says he’s very curious why they are visiting Broome County.

Let’s look at some recent New York State sightings:

31 May 2014: at about midnight a Buffalo, NY resident was sitting on her upstairs porch and noticed a cylinder shape object reflecting bright light. It just hovered silently for nearly an hour before it just vanished.

2 June 2014: at about 9:30 p.m. a resident of the Oneida was outside having a smoke and suddenly noticed a bright yellowish- orange orb flying in a North Eastern direction. She says that the orb’s height was perhaps about 200 feet above the trees. Since the sky was overcast this was the only that could be seen as it was traveling well below the cloud cover. It silently moved into the clouds.

4 June 2014: at about 10:30 p.m. four Altamont, NY residents observed approximately twelve blue-white orbs hovering over the local reservoir and the local radio tower. They report that every time an aircraft flew into the area several of the orbs would trail the aircraft then break off and return to the area near the reservoir. When a military C-130 aircraft flew into the area, the blue-white orbs were reported to have flown off in all directions. The observers state that after the military craft left the area the orbs began reappearing.

4 June 2014: at about midnight a North Creek resident witnessed three bright orb lights in the distance that kept getting larger as they drew closer to her position. “They were as big as basket balls in the sky!” She states that there were traveling from the South East. One of the orbs broke off from the formation and began flying a near tree top height.  She lost sight of them as they flew below the horizon.

9 June 2014: at about 6:15 p.m. a Buffalo resident reported observing a huge black triangle flying below the cloud cover.

If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: www.NUFORC.ORG or  www.MUFON.COM   – Both services respect confidentiality.

Cheryl Costa would love to hear the when, where and what of your New York sighting. Email it to [email protected]. The names of witnesses will be omitted to protect their privacy.

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