New York boater reports underwater lights Sept 17, 2011 12:04:47 GMT 1
Post by uforn on Sept 17, 2011 12:04:47 GMT 1
New York boater reports Hudson River underwater lights
An elderly New York witness driving a 22-foot boat along the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge at Ossining reports watching multiple red and white lights moving quickly underwater that eventually began to spin before they disappeared, according to September 16, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The 75-year-old with a science background was returning from New York City in a newly-purchased Bayliner Cruiser when he reached the bridge in darkness about 8:30 p.m. on August 10, 2011.
"As I passed under the bridge and left it behind I saw in the darkness ahead of me about a mile - right off the bank of Ossining several hundred yards - there were two red lights and three white lights traveling just about the speed of jet skis going back and forth on the water," the witness stated. "There were no other boats in the whole area anywhere near. All i could see ahead of me was the expanse of dark water and these lights going back and forth just like jet skis racing with each other."
The witness at first tried to stay away from what he thought were jet skiers, but as he proceeded closer to the lights his curiosity got the better of him and he moved toward the lights.
"The closer I got I could see the lights were underwater as though someone was shining a flashlight up from below - and (they were) circular about the size of a grapefruit."
The witness continued moving closer to the lights - now just 20 feet and looking down on them.
"As I slowly approached closer to the lights - which were moving very fast back and forth - they suddenly came all together in a small circle about the size of a pizza and all of a sudden started spinning around each other - and just disappeared."
Ossining is a village in Westchester County, NY, population 26,060. The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the Hudson River. No photos or videos were submitted with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 16, 2011. The events occurred on August 10, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
New York is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. New York had 46 reports in August 2011 - the 5th highest reporting state - while California had 127 UFO reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If MUFON New York State Director Samuel A. Falvo investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
NY, August 10, 2011 - moving lights "on" hudson river. MUFON Case # 31851.
here is a copy of the message i just sent to the supervisor of ossining ny
i would like to make the following report to you prefaced by this disclaimer--i am 75 years old and in excellent health and do not drink or do drugs--i have a science background and am well experienced in nature observations being a hiker and birdwatcher for 60 years---
i recently purchased my first boat-- a 22ft bayliner cruiser and made a trip to the city and misjudged my time coming back to newburgh and by the time i got to the tappan zee bridge it was totally dark on the evening of wed aug 10 at about 8:30pm--
as i passed under the bridge and left it behind i saw in the darkness ahead of me about a mile --right off the bank of ossining several hundred yards there were two red lights and three white lights traveling just about the speed of jetskis going back and forth on the water--there were no other boats in the whole area anywhere near--all i could see ahead of me was the expanse of dark water and these lights going back and forth just like jet skis racing with each other---
as i proceeded north i said to myself --these guys must be crazy driving around at night on jetskis and i better not get to close to them--as i kept going north i veered to the left but as i got closer --to my surprise i could not see any body riding jetskis---only the lights that were racing back and forth--and these lights were not above the water line as i discovered when my curiosity made me go closer to see what in the hell is this---the closer i got i could see the lights were underwater as though someone was shining a flashlight up from below and circular about the size of a grapefruit--
as i slowly approached closer to the lights which were moving very fast back and forth they suddenly came all together in a small circle about the size of a pizza and all of a sudden started spinning around each other and just disappeared-
i must have been about 20 ft away looking right down at them in the water when that happened--i have never seen anything out of the ordinary in my whole life and have always been skeptical of all the reports of ufo's etc and now here i am having seen this unexplained phenomenon---the next day [thur]i saw a report on the ynn cable news that ossining had some problem with a sewage release off shore---could this incident be connected in any way?---very curious----sambuco sambuca
the mayor responded that he did not think the incidents were related but thought my experience was very curious indeed!