New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

UFO 1989: Saucer Craft Over Syracuse

Who knew a midnight dog walk would result in a sighting of a Saucer Craft.

Late October 1989, the weather was seasonal for Syracuse; in other words it was cold and windy. It was a little after midnight, Mark’s dog Ranger wanted a short walk before bedding down. Mark decided to have one last smoke before bed as well. As man and dog leisurely had their midnight stroll, under a clear sky, as Mark was puffing on his cigarette, he became aware of a sound that was increasing in volume.

“It wasn’t too loud but it was gradually increasing in volume. It sounded like a clothes washer.”

Mark looked up and saw a disk-shaped object with two antenna-like assemblies on each side of the object.

“Stunned by what I was looking at, I glanced down at my dog and his attention was also focused on the hovering Saucer Craft above us.”

Mark knew in his heart that this thing was like nothing he’d ever seen before. The object had what appeared to be two flaps on the top side, which would open and close in turn, one at a time, in five second cycles.

Mark tells us that the saucer craft initially appeared in the east, it was hovering perhaps 500 to 700 feet off the ground. He estimates the saucer-shaped object was about 200 feet long. He said he lost sight of the object as it moved to the west and was obstructed by tall trees.

This case is unusual, as most regular readers know most UFOs are silent but this “washing machine” sound has been noted several times over the years.

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

15 May 2015: at about 10 p.m. an Akron, NY resident observed an elongated cylindrical shaped object with bright red lights all around, descending from the north east night sky.

17 May 2015: at about 9 p.m. a Rockville Center, NY resident observed an object that appeared as a red burning ball with no tail, moving in the northwestern sky.

18 May 2015: at about 3 p.m. a Wellsville, NY resident was outside for a smoke and observed a couple of large black objects, hovering over the road. They had a shimmering energy quality about them. He estimates that they were a couple hundred feet long and not far above the tree line.

9 May 2015: at about 9:15 p.m. a Melville, NY resident witnessed what looked like small globes of very bright white and golden colored light that seem to encircle each other. Very large, easily seen –there were three of them but one split off, flew straight up into the night sky and disappeared.

23 May 2015: at about 11:30 p.m. a couple in Lowville, NY saw what appeared to be a circular like object. They describe it looked like a burning red ball of fire traveling  through the sky from left to right.

25 May 2015: at about 3 a.m. a Queensbury, NY resident observed something above the neighborhood lights. It was a soft-white orb, seemingly ephemeral, cloud-like. It went from nickel-sized to golf ball-sized. He said it brightened by two times in the space of a second and completely vanished. It did not blink off but faded away.

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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