Location: New York, United States
the witness: "It was approximately the size of a
high school football field, but not quite as wide. It
had lights on each end and in the middle with blue square
lights all across the back end of the wings.... We noticed
that there was absolutely no sound at all and that it
didn't fluctuate or "flutter" and that it just
floated in the air. We saw structure, that is we saw the
body of the vehicle. No rivets or seams, just the silver/grey
color of the body."
Brian Vike, HBCCUFO Research (hbccufo.org)
York Thruway Northbound Football Field Sized Boomerang
September 8, 2004
Date: 1975 Time: Approx: 8:30 p.m.
of witnesses: 20+
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Boomerang.
Description of event/sighting: "I
was a truck driver on a trip from NYC to Albany. The fastest
way was to take the thruway upstate. As I was driving
I noticed that I really couldn't get much on the CB and
the AM radio was more static than anything else.
around 8:30 or so I started to notice that there were
occasional cars pulled off to the side of the road and
even some in the median.
I pulled under an overpass I saw this thing floating over
the road about 100 feet above the roadbed. I slammed on
the brakes and almost jackknifed right there!
was approximately the size of a high school football field,
but not quite as wide. It had lights on each end and in
the middle with blue square lights all across the back
end of the wings.
managed to get out of the cab of the truck and was standing
in front of my truck, looking up at it when a NY State
Trooper pulled up and got out of his cruiser. He and I
stood there for maybe two or three minutes just looking
up. We noticed that there was absolutely no sound at all
and that it didn't fluctuate or "flutter" and
that it just floated in the air. We saw structure, that
is we saw the body of the vehicle. No rivets or seams,
just the silver/grey color of the body. The trooper called
out to me and asked if I was seeing the same thing he
was and I assured him that I was indeed seeing the same
suddenly, it moved over the Hudson River, made a slight
turn kind of facing up, and then the next second - literally
one second - it was gone.
it. Total time was about 5 minutes, no more.
CB radio came back and so did the AM radio. From there
all the way up to Albany, I tried to make people believe
that I saw what I saw. No one believed me then and I don't
think anyone believes me now. Still, I saw it. I'll never
forget it. From time to time, I have a dream that I'm
seeing it again. But only in a dream."
- Can you please describe the weather conditions at the
time of the sighting. Was it Overcast? Raining? A clear
night? Full moon?
- "From what I can remember, it was fairly clear.
I don't remember the moon at all, but I think that it
was in the sky."
- In what part of the sky was the UFO located? North,
South, East, West? On the horizon or straight overhead
or somewhere in between?
- "I was headed north and it was just above me. The
trooper and I stood right underneath the thing."
- Can you please describe the area in which you made the
sighting. Is it near an airport? An Air Force Base? A
military or research installation of any kind?
- "There weren't any airports around. I don't think
I saw any air traffic at all before I saw it."
- The lights that were located on the ends, could you
tell me what color these were please ?
- "The lights on the ends were blueish/white and
were steady in brightness. They were kind of like the
new halogen lights on some of the newer cars."
- Also what color was the light that was in the middle
of the craft ?
- "Almost the same color as the ones on the end,
- Seeing the craft so was so low to the ground, did you
feel anything unusual from it. Dizziness or a feeling
of being light headed ? Or anything else that you found
out of the norm ?
- "This going to sound a little weird, but we (the
trooper and I) both felt light on our feet."
- At the time of the sighting, or just afterwards, did
you happen to notice any aircraft showing up in the skies
? if so did they follow the same flight path that the
object took ?
- "I only saw one airplane about 5 or 10 minutes
later. It was a small, single-engine Cessna or Piper.
I don't think it sat more than 4 people, it was that small."
- Was there any other kind of light source coming from
the craft ?
- "No, I didn't see any portholes or windows on it."
you very much to the witness for the report.
Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research