August 20, 1984
Location: Mahopac Falls, New York, United States
Irene Lunn, the wife of a policeman, and her daughter
Erica were driving home when they saw a large object directly
over the pond at the Circle A Farm. The object suddenly
made a 90-degree left turn and came slowly towards them.
It stayed with them as they reached home, until it was
directly over their driveway. About one minute after it
started hovering, another UFO came out of the west over
Object A side view. (Illustration by Norah Bazzurro, based
on the witness' drawing)
Bottom view of Object A. (Illustration by Norah Bazzurro,
based on the witness' drawing)
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 11 (May 1985)
Sightings in New York"
Irene Lunn, the wife of a policeman, who lives at Mahopac
Falls, New York, has had several sightings of UFOs in
her area. Field Investigator Gerry Arena interviewed Mrs.
Lunn, and the following report in Mrs. Lunn's own words,
with illustrations by Norah Bazzurro, based an Mrs. Lunn's
own drawings, comprise a very startling case.
August 20, 1984 at 9 p.m., daylight savings time, my daughter
Erica and I were driving home from the store. As we approached
Deer Trail Drive, I looked to my west and saw a large
object directly over the pond at the Circle A Farm on
Austin Road in Mahopac. I stopped the car at the corner
and noted the time. The object was triangle-shaped with
an L-shaped tail piece with one red light, one green light
and eight white lights (see drawing). The object was traveling
south when suddenly it made a 90-degree left turn and
came slowly towards us. I drove home (around the corner)
and parked at the top of my driveway. The object stayed
with us, however, and I had approximately 25-30 seconds
to run into the house and get the binoculars. As I ran
out the object was clearing the end of my house and was
directly over my driveway. I looked through the binoculars
(10X50) and saw it appeared solid and appeared to be metal
which was a very dark grey to almost black in color. It
maneuvered left again and went across the street over
my neighbor's house and hovered for three minutes just
before her tree line. I would say it hovered over her
one minute after it started hovering, another UFO came
out of the west over my driveway. It traveled slowly and
was rectangular in shape with four white lights in each
corner. I looked through the binoculars and verified in
my mind that it, too, was solid with the same coloring
as the UFO (a). It traveled from west to east towards
UFO (a) and as it got closer it blocked (a) from my view
for approximately five seconds. Then UFO(b) just vanished
from sight and UFO(a) was still hovering. Neither UFO
made noise in fact, you could hear the crickets.
However, I noticed they seemed to be quieter as this incident
took place. In fact, everything seemed to be quieter like
there was nothing else except Erica, me and these two
objects. After three minutes of hovering UFO came back.
Before it started to move, hoever, all its lights went
from green to all red - to the original pattern."
came back over the driveway traveling east and as it approached
I observed through the binoculars a windshield similar
to an airplane except you couldn't see in. As it came
closer, I was totally permeated with this feeling that
it was letting me know that it knew I was watching it.
As it passed over the trees, my daughter went totally
hysterical and ran into the house. About 30 seconds later
it came back over the trees from the west and made another
90 degree turn to the right and proceeded south out of
my sight. I remained motionless, going over in my mind
the whole incident, and then I came in the house and immediately
called Peter Gersten at approximately 9:20 p.m. to report
what had happened."
just want to say that while this incident took place,
I was anxious but at the same time peaceful. The rest
of the night I was very elated but for three days following
the incident I was verydepressed and "down"
and couldn't stop thinking about the whole thing. In fact,
even at the writing of this report (September 3, 1984),
I still find myself constantly thinking about it and constantly
looking into the sky. I would also like to mention that
on August 8, 20 and 27, my two-year-old daughter was extremely
restless in bed and very awake although she had been asleep."