UFO Sightings

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These are reports to NUFORC 

Mohawk :

Occurred : 11/16/2004 19:15 (Entered as : 11/16/2004 19:15)

Reported: 11/18/2004 5:16:59 AM 05:16

Posted: 12/3/2004

Location: Mohawk, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:10 seconds

3 Golden Lights, Appear and Disappear

My daughter and I had just gotten in the car. It was about 7:15 pm. Still sitting in the driveway, I looked out of my window – northern horizon. I saw 2 golden glowing lights that I thought was an airplane. I said to my daughter, “Look at that airplane!” She turns her head to look, the light on the left dims and disappears, then just as it disappeared another appeared directly over the remaining light on the right. Then I said “What are those planes doing?” At that time my daughter and I both saw the upper light dim and disappear, the final light instantly disappeared.

We can see the beautiful night sky each night and we see lots of planes, meteors etc. But the location of these lights were out of the ordinary. Its the darkest part of the viewing sky for us, not many stars and even fewer aircraft is visible. It was a totally clear night.


Occurred : 5/28/2004 19:30 (Entered as : 05/28/2004 19:30)

Reported: 5/31/2004 9:27:03 PM 21:27

Posted: 6/4/2004

Location: Mohawk, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:2 minutes

White circular saucer, flashed an intense bright light, then disappeared.

At about 7:30pm I was observing a hawk flying when I inadvertently caught glimpse of a UFO, steadily flying in a straight line. With it having no vapor trail, no blinking lights like a normal plane or anything…I watched it travel in a straight line for about a minute, then it flashed an extremely bright white light all around it and it was gone.


Occurred : 7/27/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 07/27/02 22:30)

Reported: 8/4/2002 1:36:07 PM 13:36

Posted: 3/21/2003

Location: Mohawk, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:1 minute

A stationary bright light appeared and started getting closer, than reversed and quickly moved away.

While attending a professional party and camp-out, we (my wife, a friend and myself, all mid forties to mid fifties) were observing the sky to view constellations using a reference book our friend had recently obtained. We also like to look for satellites and shooting stars. The evening was about 70 degrees with humidity around 65%. We were approximately five miles from the nearest village, so light interference was minimal. The sky was clear. My wife and friend had gone into an open field ahead of me. As they were looking into the sky nearly directly overhead, they observed a greenish colored light, slightly bigger than most stars, but at quite a distance. No sooner had both of them spotted this when three white lights came out of the one green light and headed in different directions moving faster than satellites would and then all four quickly disappeared. They informed me of this observation upon my arrival only a minute or less later, but I gave it little thought. We continued watching the stars and saw a few shooting stars when we all turned to look at the north-east sky, not far from directly overhead when we saw a light which I initially labeled landing lights. Very shortly after saying that, I realized the light was not moving in any direction, but was coming closer and getting brighter. It had the appearance of a bright car headlight coming at us from a distance. Just about the time I thought the light was getting close enough and bright enough to almost cast a shadow, it immediately started moving away, but still not moving in any linear fashion. It became so dull in appearance that it resembled the satellites we’ve observed on numerous occasions. At that time, it began moving in a south-easterly direction much faster than any satellite until it disappeared. All three of us stood in awe of this site, not knowing what to think at that time. This particular event lasted about one minute from the time the light was first observed.



Occurred : 8/25/2011 08:25 (Entered as : 08/25/11 08:25)

Reported: 8/25/2011 6:46:56 PM 18:46

Posted: 10/10/2011

Location: Herkimer, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:5 minutes

orange bright light moving across sky chasing smaller bright white light

My wife and child and I were taking a bike ride going east down a long street. From the north came a bright orange light, maybe a fireball, but I did not notice any flicker or tail. It appeared the light was chasing a much smaller bright white light, which moved in various directions. The little bright light looked like a faint star in the sky but clearly moving. The big orange light seemed to follow but maintained it’s overall southern course. I am certain I have never seen a light in the sky like this before. It appeared to go to slow to be a fireball like you see in videos. Clearly faster than a plane though. I am not good with distance, but the orange light was above the clouds and I have no idea how far away the little white light was it may have been at the same altitude as the orange light, but because of it’s small size (very small) I could not tell.


Occurred : 10/29/2010 05:15 (Entered as : 10/29/10 05:15)

Reported: 10/29/2010 2:33:59 AM 02:33

Posted: 11/21/2010

Location: Herkimer, NY

Shape: Fireball

Duration:20 seconds

orange fireball passed stars

I went outside to have a morning cigarette. I looked up at a low horizon star constellation as i have been daily. A orange fireball flew by the stars slowly. I could not tell it’s distance, but i believe it was quite far away.

The event took place West of my location (of Herkimer). I watched it for maybe 15-20 seconds and seen a flash. Nothing further to report.


Occurred : 8/31/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 08/31/2004 20:00)

Reported: 8/31/2004 9:13:29 PM 21:13

Posted: 9/1/2004

Location: Herkimer, NY

Shape: Other

Duration:30 to 40 minutes

“H” shaped object, green mist all around it, Upstate NY

I was going with my girlfriend to get a late night car wash and I looked up into the clear sky to see the weirdest sight I’ve ever seen. In the shape of an “H,” way in the sky an enormous green mist in the shape of the letter “H,” I have never seen anything like it before, it was very high up in the sky and very large space it took up.My girlfriend was very nervous and I ran inside to get her mother and brother and show them, we looked in the sky for quite a while and observed the event, we were all in astonishment and in awe. We live in central New York, so it’s not like our eyes were playing a trick on us like the Northern lights or something. I just hope more people saw this it was truly strange.

((NUFORC Note: Result of earlier missile launch. Please see:




Little Falls:

Occurred : 8/1/1979 21:00 (Entered as : 08/01/79 21:00)

Reported: 12/9/2002 8:07:53 AM 08:07

Posted: 3/21/2003

Location: Little Falls, NY

Shape: Fireball

Duration:1 second

Fireball at high altitude, at night

I do not remember the exact date of what I saw, but remember the event very well. Reading one of your past reports from July 31, 2000 at 9:24 am jogged my memory and I thought I’d add this to your database.

Back when I was in high school, my father and I were out in the yard one evening around 9:30, using a telescope I had recently gotten. My dad was looking down at the the telescope, trying to adjust it, but I was looking nearly due west and about 75 degrees up from horizontal, over the top of our house. Suddenly a very large, spherical fireball, about twice the size of a full moon, seemed to drop into the sky and roll to the west across an invisible shperical dome, then vanish as if had burned out. That was the most amazing sight. There was no sound, no enormous amount of light (just a soft orange color), no blast. It seemed to all take place at extremely high altitude. The event lasted about 1 second, but was burned into my mind. My father never saw anything. In my own mental analysis, it seemed to me that something had entered the atmosphere and exploded at extremely high altitude. I figured the invisible dome I mentioned, to be the curve of the atmosphere and that the fireball just rolled off of it. One detail I clearly recall is that the fireball had a “firey” texture to it, much the same as the texture seen on close-up photos of the sun. There was no residual contrail, etc. left behind by the event.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))



Occurred : 7/10/2009 02:30 (Entered as : 07/10/09 02:30)

Reported: 7/11/2009 12:52:59 AM 00:52

Posted: 8/5/2009

Location: Frankfort, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:2 Hours

Flashing lights in Central NY sky

My cousin was sitting on the front porch when he witnessed some blinking lights in the sky and called me outside to observe them. In the northeastern part of the sky there was a circular object which seemed to be flashing many lights that were red, white, blue and green in color. The object started low in the sky and rose as time passed by. After further sky watching we were able to see to more of these objects flashing the same type of lights. All three if the objects rose in the sky and seemed to get farther away as time passed by. We watched the objects for a couple of hours travel farther from us. The next night my cousin once again checked the sky to see if the objects would appear again and all three objects were again visible the next night. We are unsure of what these lights could be and can’t find many answers with online research thus far.


Occurred : 8/10/1993 21:00 (Entered as : 08/10/1993 21:00)

Reported: 9/21/2004 8:50:06 AM 08:50

Posted: 9/29/2004

Location: Frankfort, NY

Shape: Disk

Duration:30 seconds

Multicolored disk across the street.

I was five at the time that I saw the craft, so memories of the incident are hazy. I was in my house when I decided to walk around, there was nothing to do. My house has a small room in which people take off their coats and shoes and put them away, the entryroom. I walked into the entryroom and approached the window to the side of the door. The windows are tall and thin and are to the sides of the door, and have a white lace-like cloth over them. I pushed the curtains asid to see any traffic. There’s a tool factory in front of my house across to street, with a small wooded section blocking the factory’s veiw. In a large central brak in the wooded section is where a disk shaped craft slowly crpt into veiw. The craft had multicolored lights to its side, which didn’t seem to shine like a beacon, yet there was a definite shine to them. The craft, as it was disk shaped, had a side to it where the lights were atached, streching all around the craft. The craft did swirl a bit, and I can remember a soft beeping noise, like when you dial-up onto the internet. After about twenty-five, thirty seconds, the carft dirfted the west, where i wasn’t able to see the craft agian, do to the width of the window.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))





Occurred : 6/30/2012 22:02 (Entered as : 06/30/12 22:02)

Reported: 7/2/2012 5:01:02 PM 17:01

Posted: 7/4/2012

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:2-4 minutes

We observed three round globes over a portion of East Utica.

This occurred on June 30, 2012 at about 10:02 p.m. There was almost a full moon with the sky cloudy but bright.

While traveling by car East on the Parkway in Utica, NY my wife and I observed three orange round lights that looked like they were moving in a Northeasterly direction. I pulled the car over on Pleasant Street and both of us got out to observe them more.

The lights looked to be the size of soccer or smaller basketballs from where we were standing. They were traveling in a straight line, one behind the other left to right. There was absolutely no sound at all from them that we could hear.

The first one separated from the other two and the light slowly dimmed from view. The remaining two continued going in a Northeasterly direction.

Then the first one (if it was the first one or perhaps another one) came back around (we did not witness it coming back around as we were in the process of getting out of the car; it was just there again)and continued to follow the other two in the same direction. We watched until the lights on all three slowly dimmed and then all three disappeared. The duration of this was probably 2-4 minutes.

We called the FAA Flight Service Station (my wife went on line to try to see who we should call when we got home to report what we saw) and spoke to a gentleman who assisted us. He was going to report this sighting to his superiors and gave us the wind velocity information we understood that you may want. He also gave us the number to report our UFO sighting.

We called at 11:40 p.m., no answer.

The gentleman from FAA called back and left your web site for us to contact you.

From the Doppler Radar Operation: Wind velocity up to 10,000 feet – Direct observation of winds: 2,000 feet – 2.70 @ 10 knots 3,000 feet – 2.70 @ 20 knots 4,000 feet – 2.80 @ 20 knots 5,000 feet – 3.00 @ 20 knots 6,000 feet – 3.10 @ 25 knots 7,000 feet – 3.20 @ 25 knots 8,000 feet – 3.10 @ 25 knots 9,000 feet – 3.30 @ 25 knots 10,000 no observation About 9:52 p.m. 3.40 @ 30 knots On Monday, July 2 we called the Utica Police Department and asked if there were any reports of unidentified sightings in that area. We spoke to an officer who said several complaints had come in about fireworks in that vicinity going off. After listening to us he felt confident in claiming that what we saw were fireworks.

Respectfully we have to disagree with him. We know what we saw. Having witnessed countless firework displays over the last 60 years, neither one of us have seen anything resembling what we witnessed (unless something new is out there that explodes silently into perfect round balls and continues to hold it’s shape, color and follows in a straight line until it dims out after 2-4 minutes).


Occurred : 7/29/2011 22:15 (Entered as : 07/29/2011 22:15)

Reported: 7/31/2011 8:22:41 AM 08:22

Posted: 8/7/2011

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:5 minutes

8 orange glowing lights in the sky over Utica, NY

There were 5 orange colored circular objects in the sky that were moving very slowly and across the sky. 3 additional lights appeared at the tail end that moved slower than the proceeding 5 lights. The night was cool, cloudy and breezy. The objects were behing the cloud covering.


Sighting Report

Occurred : 11/8/2011 18:15 (Entered as : 11/8/2011 18:15)

Reported: 11/8/2011 4:57:04 PM 16:57

Posted: 12/12/2011

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Unknown


Three Objects in differant parts of the sky, All changing color and two that moved around.

I was out looking for the near Earth asteroid when I saw three seperate objects in the night sky. One was not moving and in the northern sky, a second was in the SSE sky and went from be still to moving erratically very fast and moving in a straight line. The third object was in the SSW sky and was still and then started moving erratically very fast then moved off.

All three objects had lights that changed colors, The colors that I remember were blue, red, green and white.


Occurred : 9/13/2010 12:00 (Entered as : all nigths 12:00)

Reported: 9/13/2010 9:41:31 AM 09:41

Posted: 11/21/2010

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:30 sc

every night i sit in my porch and look to the sky n i always see a light moving slowly i dont know if its a satelite but when an airplane goes closer to that light it dissapeare n then other night i was riding bike whit my friend n i have my puppy with me n he was barking to the back of me then when i see there was a big light and it suddenly dissapeare behind a cloud my friend see it too we were shock


Occurred : 6/25/2010 23:35 (Entered as : 06/25/10 23:35)

Reported: 6/28/2010 10:49:13 AM 10:49

Posted: 7/6/2010

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:about one minute

Fast moving light seen from passenger jet over upstate NY

Object seen during United Airlines flight 200 from Chicago to Albany, NY. I was a passenger on the left side of the cabin, with a view to the north out my window. Lights in the cabin were dimmed aside from a few reading lights and television screens for the inflight entertainment. It was probably sometime between 11:20 and 11:50 pm. The weather was mostly clear, with the stars and moon easily visible and a very small amount of light left from sunset at the northwestern horizon.

Our flight was beginning to make its initial descent to the Albany airport, but still very high- as the cruising altitude of the flight was announced to be 39,000 feet. As a former resident of Upstate NY, I could determine when we flew over Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

When we began approaching what I believe to be Utica, and possibly Rome to the North, I noticed a bright point of warm white light which at a quick glance would apprear to be a bright star or planet (no blinking ! to indicate it was a commercial aircraft,) to the north. It was moving significantly faster than our aircraft to the ENE direction. As it was to my eyes, simply a small, steady light, there was no way to determine how large or far away it was from our jet. It is entirely possible that it was a high-altitude aircraft, or satellite, but it seemed to be moving much more quickly than satellites I’ve observed from a stationary position on the ground. I was only able to observe it for a minute or so, as it flew somewhat parrallel and higher than aircraft, then quickly away. There was no change of speed during the sighting. The light appeared to be flying in a straight line, although I may have seen it swerve slightly a couple of times- possibly due to air movement between myself and the object, or the movement of our aircraft. No other passengers that I was near seemed to notice anything, and as I was traveling alone, I did not alert anyone around me to what I saw.

I consider myself a skeptic, and I am making this report simply because it was something that I could not easily identify. It did not look the same as other commercial or military aircraft I’ve seen from an airplane, and it was thousands of feet higher than necessary for a plane to use landing lights.


Occurred : 10/4/2009 23:00 (Entered as : 10/4/09 23:00)

Reported: 10/5/2009 3:04:33 PM 15:04

Posted: 12/12/2009

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Light

Duration:10 minutes

A swarm of lights moving and making different shapes.

I was at home at the back porch when I noticed up in the sky some bright lights, I ran to the front of the house and there were all my neighbors looking and pointing at the lights.

I called mi friend to tell her about it since she lives in Utica too, she came out and saw them too, she took her camera out and took a video of them. There were about 30 lights or more, all together forming a swarm of lights just moving around and making different shapes, they were brighter than the stars that were around them and some of them changed colors, from white to baby blue. Some of the lights kind of got bigger and smaller , they moved around other lights at high speed.


Occurred : 8/21/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 08/21/2004 22:30)

Reported: 8/21/2004 8:18:52 PM 20:18

Posted: 8/24/2004

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Triangle

Duration:45 seconds

triangle shape over utica ny aug 2004

After work in the parking lot, i noticed a triangle shape that i thought was stars, staring at it i noticed it was moving, there was a faint white light at each point of the triangle, It moved in a strait line with no sound that we could hear, we lost it in the light pollution from the city. at first we thought it was a plane, if it was a stealth fighter or bomber, it was flying sideways. as the greatest lenght was front to back rather than side to side.


Occurred : 4/8/2005 17:00 (Entered as : 04/08/2005 17:00)

Reported: 4/8/2005 8:26:19 PM 20:26

Posted: 4/16/2005

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:>5 seconds

Shiny, circular craft flying in a straight line.

I was looking into the sky and saw a round craft flying very fast in a straight line, It was very shiny and reflected the sun. I kept my eyes on the sky for some time after, and only saw a few planes. In relation, the airplanes I saw were flying alot higher than the craft. This object seemed to be flying quite low.


Occurred : 10/9/2003 11:30 (Entered as : 10/09/2003 11:30)

Reported: 10/10/2003 6:35:50 AM 06:35

Posted: 10/15/2003

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:1 min. +

Large bright white circle. Moved upward irregularly, stoped for a good 15 seconds, then began moving southerly, went to get camcorder and it was gone.


Occurred : 3/11/2003 13:00 (Entered as : 03/11/03 13:00)

Reported: 3/12/2003 7:15:49 AM 07:15

Posted: 3/21/2003

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Sphere

Duration:7 minutes

a medium sized sphere with no windows or visible doors it was making sharp turns and angular movements


Occurred : 8/2/1999 18:15 (Entered as : 08/02/99 18:15)

Reported: 8/11/1999 01:04

Posted: 3/21/2003

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Oval


Oval/egg shaped object, white translucent color observed appearing to hover/vibrate moving slightly to the West. Turned away, looked again-object was gone. Then appeared again moving East at high rate.

I was getting into my car when I heard the sound of a low flying airplane. I looked up to see a single engine plane trailing a banner. This plane was traveling out of the South to the North, and traveled directly over my head. I looked away from the plane, unlocked by car, and then looked back up to the plane which was now turning West. I also noticed another plane flying at an altitude higher than the first and traveling out of the Nortwest traveling Southeast, their paths intersecting momentarily. At this time I noticed the object at an altitude between the two planes, at an approx. 30 degree angle behind the first plane and almost directly below the second. I looked back toward the first plane which was now traveling directly West to try and read the banner it was trailing. Thinking when I first noticed the object it was a reflection, I looked back toward it, the second plane having now traveled out of view. The object was still in the same spot that I first noticed it or very close to it, and it appeared to be hovering but moving slightly to the West. I looked away again, trying to process what I was seeing, and then again looked up. The object was gone from the spot I had last seen it. I gazed the skies to the West and as I was turning my gaze to the East, the object appeared coming out of the West going directly East, moving at a very high rate of speed and out of my view. This object while traveling at such a rate of speed made no sound and produced no contrails. I know of no conventional aircraft capable of such speed and able to move off its original spot in one direction, then change direction, and then accelerate to the speed at which I saw it traveling, in the time that it took for this object to do so, and in the small area of space/sky I was able to see. This occurred on a sunny day, with some clouds in the sky. However, the clouds were the big, puffy “cotten ball” type, not the thin, wispy type.


Occurred : 10/15/1966 20:00 (Entered as : oct 1966 20:00)

Reported: 4/4/2003 9:44:46 AM 09:44

Posted: 4/22/2003

Location: Utica, NY

Shape: Triangle


i and a friend were coming home one cold fall evening outside of Hugh R. Jones Elem. School . There was a triangle of a red, green, white, yellow light. the strange thing was tht in a mater of seconds it went from one part of the sky hovering and flash in a second to another it lasted for maybe 3 minutes maybe less….its like a triangle viewing the area . We ran home as fast as we could . the next day the radio staion said their were sighting of a weather balloon..Trust me this was no weather balloon..It moved so fast by a second from one spot to another and to another and a 3rd.. No we were not on drugs …WE were young probably earl teens…..I beleive and know it was a UFO the government trys to hide to many things trust me ..I will remember it as long as I live. Pluse the lights went around and vanished into thin air..Now you explain that?

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))




Occurred : 8/18/2012 20:25 (Entered as : 08/18/12 08:25)

Reported: 8/19/2012 9:02:32 AM 09:02

Posted: 8/19/2012

Location: Rome, NY

Shape: Circle

Duration:7 minutes

Two fire ball like balls floating high in the sky!!

Last night at 8:25 pm I was walking the dogs before bed. Looked up into the sky and saw what seemed to be two balls of fire floating. One right behind the other going kind of slow at first and then sped up then again back to slow. I ran inside and got my girlfriend who saw it to then she ran inside and got her three kids who also saw the event.

Seconds later the ball that was in front just kind of phaded away and then maybe two seconds later the last ball did the same. It was the craziest thing I have ever saw in the sky. I thought maybe it could have been hot air balloons or something but after doing re-search, I see a lot of people have seen this take place also!


Occurred : 8/5/1982 20:30 (Entered as : 08/05/82 20:30)

Reported: 11/28/2005 6:33:43 PM 18:33

Posted: 12/16/2005

Location: Rome, NY

Shape: Cigar



((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))