New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

UFO 1988 – A Reddish-Orange Thing, the Size of an Aircraft Carrier

It’s high season for sightings

Grace never expected to see a UFO, the size of an aircraft carrier

Grace was working at a TV commercial film shoot in upstate New York. The various crews had just wrapped the shooting for the day. In Grace’s van there were ten members of the crew; everyone was anxious to return to their hotel in Middletown, NY.

While driving on NY State Route 12, most of the crew members on the left side of the van nearly in unison remarked, “What is that?”

In the sky was a reddish-orange object and it continued to get closer and closer to their van.  At first none of the folks could really make out what it was they were looking at.

Graces says, “We all agreed it was not a plane or anything else we had ever seen.”

The only thing everyone in the van certainly agreed on was that the object was getting bigger and bigger, and it was getting increasingly darker outside as the sun was setting.

“Some of the folks in the van were on the verge of freaking out,” Grace explained.

The road began to be curvy and led into a forested area where they lost sight of the object. As their van came around a small turn in the road, there was one of the other crew vans stopped. All of its crew members were out of their truck standing in the middle of the road looking up in a dazed manner.  The driver of the van slammed on the brakes. After the vehicle, stopped the engine died, and everybody got out.

“Above us was this unbelievably enormous ship, silent hovering just above the tree line,” Grace said with a tone of wonder in her voice.

Grace clarified what it looked like very specifically, “it was a dark metal, it was larger than an aircraft carrier, when we saw it at tree height.  The circumference had baseball diamond shaped colored lights that changed color, but not in a pattern, they just changed colors, pink orange, blue, and yellow.”

The group of film artists and technicians stood huddled together gazing up in awe for about 5 minutes.

“…and then in a second, it pulled away, without a sound and it did so, incredibly fast.” Grace explained.

After the craft disappeared, the van the other crew had been driving in started up. One of the crew electricians told us their truck had stopped when the craft had gotten close to the tree line.

Later at the hotel the two van loads of crew shared their encounter story with the rest of the shoot team.

“They just thought we were all nuts.” Grace moaned.

Interestingly enough the local newspaper reported that a large crowd in the parking lot of the local supermarket had also seen the UFO. Grace says, “I still talk occasionally to a few of my fellow witnesses and we are still all freaked out, because it was so unmistakably huge, so close and so real.”

After a moment to reflect, Grace remarked about the long term impact of that night 26 years ago.  “… It has left a huge mark on my life, and on how I see our place in the universe. I think of it in a very good way. It really forces you into a bigger perspective!”

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

What follows below is known as a cluster sighting event.

19 June 2014: at about 11 p.m. a Rochester resident observed five reddish spheres flying in an “X” formation, traveling to the south west over Rochester.

19 June 2014: at about 11 p.m. another Rochester resident reported very bright object traveling toward north east.

21 June 2014: at about 10:00 p.m. a resident of Williamson, NY reported one bright, non-blinking white light moving at a slow speed and low altitude moving in a east-southeast direction.

21 June 2014: at about 11 p.m. a Buffalo resident reported very bright fire ball like objects that were moving very fast, then just disappeared.

21 June 2014: at about 10:30 p.m. a resident of Buffalo observed what appeared to be five bright balls of fire.

21 June 2014: at about 10:30 p.m. several residents in Lockport, NY witnessed bright, white light in the sky above Buffalo.

21 June 2014: at about 10:30 p.m. a Syracuse resident, saw three red spherical objects forming a large triangle and then disappear!

21 June 2014: at about 11:30 p.m. a Wayland, NY resident spotted a fireball like object moving across the sky in the Finger Lakes Region.

22 June 2014: at about 1:30 a.m. a motorist near Valley Stream, NY observed bright orange fire balls moving across the sky.

24 June 2014: at about midnight, several Manhattan residents witnessed a brilliant orange fireball over Manhattan.

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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