New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

1967 UFO – Syracuse Hovering Saucer Event

She was just opening her drapes and never expected to see a hovering saucer UFO.

It was October and it had been an unseasonably humid night. Deborah awoke in the early morning in her college dormitory room. As she woke up she was aware of the local milk truck making noise in the alley below. She had washed her hair the night before; with the high humidity her hair was still damp. She decided to open the window to get some fresh air moving in the dorm room. She drew back the curtains and opened the window wide.

“It was then that I looked up into the sky and saw a hovering saucer shaped object. I was surprised and then became very scared as I was alone in the room. I thought I might have been dreaming so pinched myself.”

Deborah quickly walked around the room and grabbed her camera and began snapping pictures of the hovering disk shaped object. She tells us that because she was so excited and in a state of awe she didn’t notice that the camera was out of film.

“I felt privileged to be a witness to the sight of this craft”

Deborah says that she had always thought people who believed in this type of thing were foolish.

“All these thoughts crowded my head. I felt like going next door and waking up the girl who lived there, and telling her to look out the window. But I was afraid to even go into the hallway.”
So Deborah just quietly watched the object that was hovering over the city.

“The saucer was highly luminescent or polished, a silvery color. It had an illuminated quality, but I never saw any lights. When the hovering saucer left, it took off at a fantastic speed.”

She says she observed what appeared to be sparkling dust slowly sifting down after the hovering saucer left.

“I remember thinking how beautiful it looked. To be honest I have struggled to believe it was from a different planet.”

Deborah tells us that there was never a report in the local newspapers about it.

“…my friends, the ones I told, were very skeptical. Still, I didn’t tell everyone as I didn’t want to be known for seeing it; and I didn’t want to be mocked or made fun of.”

Reflecting back, Deborah says she was glad for the whole experience.

Let’s look at some recent UFO sightings in New York Skies:

12 March 2015: at about 8 p.m. a Manhattan, NY resident looked out his window and observed four helicopters hovering in place, apparently observing an unidentified hovering bright light.

17 March 2015: at about 11:15 p.m.  a motorist driving to work near Farmingville, NY witnessed a disc shaped object apparently attached to the underbelly of a large military transport aircraft.

18 March 2015: at about midnight a Clay, NY resident looked out of his window and observed white-ish glowing disc shaped object moving “low and slow.”

22 March 2015: in the midafternoon a NY state resident was out shooting photos and observed a black object hovering close to the clouds. He stated the black object had a glow surrounding it.

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.

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New York Skies



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