New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

The Snowboard UFO

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the 2009 account of a snowboard-shaped UFO that flew over Norwood, NY

The sighting of the UFO occurred on Sept. 14, 2009, at about 10 p.m. in Norwood, NY.

Jason and his fiance, Lisa, were outside that evening jumping on an outdoor trampoline with their dog. All of a sudden, the dog left the trampoline and ran to the house. The couple thought nothing of it at the time.

As the day wore on, they decided to lie down on the trampoline and stare up at the clear night sky. The two were talked about how beautiful it looked when, suddenly they witnessed an object.

“I could feel it. I was tense and she was tense; it was apparent,” Jason said. “We both seemed to be holding our breath.”

They noticed that, oddly, there were no noises. Lisa said that the UFO came across the sky just above the trees. She describes it as snowboard shaped, but as if someone took both ends of a snowboard and pushed them together, to make a shorter, wider snowboard.  The UFO was black and contained “weird markings.”

The couple said that the markings had a hieroglyph quality and they actually seemed more decorative in shape. They mentioned it was definitely lighter in color than the rest of the UFO.

“I can’t even begin to fully explain what this was like,” Lisa said. “it actually looked fake. It was like a bad movie prop floating across the sky.”

The couple said that that the object was horizontal to the ground, but the angle of the two ends angled upwards roughly 15 degrees.  It seemed to be moving slowly and disappeared behind the peak of the roof.

When it was gone, Lisa remained silent until Jason asked, “You saw that too, right?”

After digesting what they had seen for a moment, the couple said that the sound of the crickets and other night time noises returned upon the craft’s departure. They told their fiends the next day.

“They all thought we were crazy,” Lisa said.

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

Oct. 2, 2015: At 5:18 p.m., a Rochester resident observed five or six large, strange lights in the sky flying in a loose semi-circle formation.

Oct. 6, 2015: At 7:15 p.m., a Manhattan resident reported seeing 11 diamond-shaped UFOs flying over the city.

Oct. 6, 2015: At 8 p.m., a resident of Massapequa, NY, observed six UFOs over Long Island. The objects flew in a tight formation at a high rate of speed.

Oct. 7, 2015: At 5:30 a.m., a resident of Eden, NY, witnessed a slow-moving diamond-shaped UFO flying over the city.

Oct. 9, 2015: At 4:30 a.m., a resident of North Tonawanda, NY, reported seeing a bright white light in the sky near Gasport, NY.

Oct. 10, 2015: At 9:30 p.m., a resident of Mexico, NY, reported observing six airborne crafts. It was described as oval in shape, with red, blue, green and white lights. It hovered between fields and line of trees, flying in a darting motion, moving both up, down and side to side.

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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