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The UFO/UAP Shapes of Onondaga County

Columnist Cheryl Costa discusses the UFO and UAP Shapes of Onondaga County.

The folks of Central New York’s Onondaga County see their fair share of UFO and UAP phenomena. During the past year, my national UFO/UAP magnitude study has revealed some eye-opening statistics. From 2001 through 2015, Onondaga County reported 3.13 percent of the UFO/UAP sightings for New York.

While most New York counties have sighting rankings of under 1 percent, Onondaga County sits comfortably in the top 20 counties for UFO/UAP sightings and actually ranks No. 9 in the state.

I’ve had regional Native Americans write me over the past three years and tell me that strange, unidentified lights in the sky have been the topic of folk lore for many generations of their people.

Over the past 15 years, Onondaga residents have reported 161 UFO/UAP sightings in all shapes and sizes. Chief among these reports are sightings of spherical and circular objects. The region is also well known for its sightings of triangle-shaped objects. I had the unique experience of sighting a triangle UFO at about 3:30 a.m. on a summer’s night in 2011. The object was traveling at leisurely speed and silently flying over Onondaga Park, headed northwest.

At the 2015 International UFO Congress, I had the occasion to describe and discuss the triangle sighting with triangle UFO researcher and author David Marler.

Of course Onondaga County sky watchers have reported an inventory list of other UFO/UAP shapes. The chart below will give you a very accurate accounting of types of UFO/UAP sighting we have here.

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

July 19, 2016: At 2 a.m., a resident of Oswego reported observing a bright object with multicolored lights.

July 24, 2016: At 11:30 p.m., a resident of Mexico saw an orange & red sphere flying at great speed upwards.

July 24, 2016: At 1:25 a.m., a resident of Kingston witnessed glowing white rectangle.

July 25, 2016: At 3:30 a.m., a resident of Fulton observed fast-moving, bright lights flying over Fulton until they silently vanished.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in the 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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