New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

2012 UFO: Purple Mothership

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares and account of a UFO sighting of a large, brightly-colored mothership

A purple mothership was the last thing Lenny expected to see when he went out four-wheeling.

The clouds were large and full on an April day in 2012. Late in the day, many of the clouds took on a pinkish cast as the sun began to set.

On a farm near Greenwich, NY, 11-year-old Lenny was enjoying some last-minute fun on his four-wheeler. Suddenly, the youth began to hear an odd humming noise. Thinking there was a problem with his vehicle, he stopped to see what was wrong. But, when Lenny shut off his ATV, the humming continued, but seemed to be above him.

“I looked up and there it was, directly above me,” he said. “A huge UFO was coming out of a cloud toward me.”

The boy said it took several minutes for the object to leave the cloud.

He described the UFO as purple in color. He also mentioned the back of it was round and had long neck attached to it with a cockpit-like structure on the end. The craft had three markings on its side.

Lenny’s eyes got wide as he further described the UFO. “It was enormous,” he said. “It was longer than our 10-acre field.”

As the huge craft hovered above the field where the youth was standing, something remarkable happened.

“Another smaller purple UFO, a smaller one, came out of the bigger craft,” Lenny said.

He described the smaller of the two objects as the size of the family’s Cape-Cod farm house. He also said the craft was shaped similar to a conventional airplane.

“The smaller craft flew off in a westward direction,” he said.

Shortly afterward, Lenny noted that the mothership did a dip toward the ground. It then brought itself up vertically and started spinning in a 360-degree motion. He saw what he described as a blueish glow around it. As the craft spun faster, Lenny could hear an odd noise building up as the spin got faster.

“Suddenly, there was another loud noise, and the mothership craft shot straight up into the sky and was gone in a matter of a minute.” Lenny said.

“My son was 11 at the time,” Lenny’s father recalled. “He was scared and in tears. In the time since the sighting, he hasn’t changed his story. Every detail, from start to finish, he tells the same regardless how many times you ask him about it. He is a good kid who would never make this sort of thing up. He thought he was going to die right there in our backfields.”

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

July 27, 2015: At 3 a.m., a resident of Diamond Point, NY observed three motionless triangular objects high in the evening sky near the Lake George area, which had a reddish glow on the tip of craft.

July 29, 2015: At 8:30 p.m., two Weedsport, NY couples were outside having a cigarette and noticed three red lights in a triangular formation to the west moving southeast to southwest. After about 20 minutes, they disappeared one at a time in the same position in the sky.

July 29, 2015: At 9:00 p.m., a Castleton, NY resident went outside, looked in the sky and saw a triangle shape with bright lights. It moved slowly, but suddenly stopped and disappeared.

July 31, 2015: At 7:00 p.m., a Long Beach, NY resident and several relatives saw two stationary lights hovering over the ocean. They were horizontal and triangular.

July 31, 2015: At 9:00 p.m., an Auburn, NY resident witnessed an orange flaming ball of fire flying west to east, with no sound or navigation lights.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in Onondaga County area, drop Cheryl an email [email protected]. If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: or 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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