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Analysis of Central New York UFO Sightings

Columnist Cheryl Costa presents her findings from a study of New York state UFO sightings.

The Central New York region has been robust in terms of UFO sighting reports during the past 15 years. Those not familiar with the region should know that Central New York is known for being part of the Eastern Finger Lakes region as a popular tourist spot year-round.

The region is comprised of nine New York counties, which had 478 UFO sightings during the sample period between 2001 and 2015. This amounts to a 9.48 percent of the New York’s overall 5,041 sightings.

The largest sighting totals were reported in Onondaga, Broome and Oswego counties. Oswego also has the added edge of being on Lake Ontario and benefiting from the UFO Lake Ontario effect. All the rest of the Central New York counties have populations of approximately similar size.


Let’s look at some recent UFO Sighting in New York Skies:

Aug. 2, 2016: At 10:35 p.m., a resident of Centereach observed two objects over the town, both of which were lit up with blue lights.

Aug. 3, 2016: At 11 p.m., a resident of Cold Spring reported seeing two objects hovering over the Hudson River.

Aug. 6, 2016: At 9:30 p.m., a resident of Windham saw 15 orange balls flying in formation.

Aug. 6, 2016: At 11 p.m., a resident of Saugerties reported seeing a circular object that appeared out of nowhere in the eastern sky and traveled south before winking out.

Aug. 7, 2016: At 7:45 p.m., a resident of Yonkers observed a bright orange circle in the sky in broad daylight.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in the 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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