New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

Westchester County UFO Sightings

Several bright balls of light were seen near the small co-op electric plant

Westchester County UFO Sightings have been reported for several generations.

James explains that his sighting occurred on a moon lit night in the summer of 1962 in his home town of Ossining. It was very early morning or “O” dark thirty as the soldiers sometimes say. He had stopped at the gas station to fuel up before driving to work for the morning shift.

While he was pumping gas everything died: the gas pump, his car, the gas stations lights, the street lights on the main street of the town. Everything was out.

He says that he could understand an electrical power outage taking out the city lights but what kind of outage takes out all the lights in town and makes the six or seven other vehicles out on the street quit dead and go dark. So he got out and put his hood up to see if there was anything going on with his car.

After about 10 or 15 minutes, suddenly his car radio started blasting, the car lights came on, the city street lights came back on and all the other car’s head lights lit up and the drivers were able to start their vehicles.

It was about this time several bright balls of light were seen near the small co-op electric plant a few blocks away. The bright lights rose up into the sky and shot away at great speed.

Roger says his sighting occurred in Ossining in about mid-July 1984. He was driving down Acker Avenue in Ossining with his eight year old son in the car. Suddenly he noticed an odd craft in the sky.

At first he thought it was an airplane because it had windows on the side. He pulled over to take a closer look and noted that the windows were huge, not like the kind you’d see on a commercial airliner.

Galaxy-177863478He rolled down his car window and was stunned to hear absolutely nothing, whatever this thing was, it was silent! He also tells us that he and his son were very close to it and should have heard something.
Louise said her sighting in the town of Ossining occurred in mid-March 1988. Call it feminine instinct but something made her look out her window that evening. She couldn’t believe her eyes, there it was hovering just above the tree tops a huge egg shaped UFO, “…it was the size of a football field!”

As it hovered it made a very audible humming sound and it changed colors many times; pink, blue, white and green. She says she was thunderstruck by what she was seeing and feared for herself and her young children that this thing was heralding the end-of-the-world. After a short while the UFO just vanished into thin air.
The UFO sighting reports above are not uncommon for Westchester County. The county is one of over a dozen New York counties that border’s the Hudson Valley. Ufologists will quickly tell you that the Hudson Valley has long been a hot bed for just about every type of UFO configuration that has been logged in the past 70 years.  Westchester has certainly had its fair share.

The MUFON database reveals about 55 reported sightings spanning from the early 1960’s to present day, with about 20% of those sightings being of the Triangle, Boomerang and Chevron profiles.


Let’s look at some other sightings from Westchester County over the years.

12 October 1967: at about 9:20 p.m. a mother and daughter were traveling in a car on Quaker Road in Chappaqua, NY and witnessed bright light on treetops to the right of the tree lined road. In stunned silence, they quietly watched the bright object until it disappeared! It made no noise, and moved very, very slowly. The lights on the object were bright white.

10 July 1978: at about 7:30 p.m. passengers in a car near Tarrytown observed a large metallic football shaped object hovering in the sky near the Tappan Zee Bridge. He says there were multiple sightings reported in the local newspaper that week.

28 March 2012: at about 11:30 p.m. a Pelham couple had turned off the bedroom lights for the night. Looking out the window they saw a single light traveling across the sky in an apparent arc. Taking a closer look at the window they watched in awe as four lights moving around very quickly in all directions, and then all of them suddenly came back together into one. They say this happened several time then the lights were just gone.

9 April 2013: at about 8:30 p.m. several Yorktown residents were on a local hill and observed four bright orbs floating around in the sky displaying extremely bright lights on and off for over a half an hour, before just disappearing.

24 July 2013: at about 11:30 p.m. a New Rochelle resident was leaving her car for an appointment when she saw a police car stopped, its officer looking at something. He looked up to see colored orbs of light “swooshing in all different directions.”

14 October 2013: at about 2:15 p.m. a Peekskill resident was in his backyard loosely scanning the sky when he saw an oval shaped object, traveling across the sky at a very slow rate of speed before vanishing.

15 Feb 2014: at about 2:30 a.m. a Mahopac resident went outside to retrieve something from his car. Once outside he heard a low humming sound. As the sound seemed to peak, he looked up and saw an oval shape blocking out the reflected light the moon was casting on the light cloud coverage.
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 CostaIf you have a New York UFO story to tell, Cheryl Costa would love to hear the when, where and what. Email it to [email protected]. The names of witnesses will be omitted to protect their privacy.



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