For years, UFOs have been fond of Long Island. Seekers have reported many unusual sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC). This year, two dozen sightings have been reported.
As the Long Island beaches have been frequented by many UFOs, right from West Hempstead to Hampton Bays, there have been hundreds noticed and recorded across New York state.
How many New York UFOs have been reported to the NUFORC right from the 1960s? Look at the long list.
The most recent recording was reported at Cicero. A bright, white pulse of light that quickly dimmed to "star intensity" was said to be moving for 15 minutes on September 21. Another bluish, cross-shaped UFO that was followed by a huge conventional aircraft was seen for two to three minutes. Thirdly, there were three reddish lights. Two of them bobbed around in front of the third. All of them were reported on the 22nd.
West Hempstead: About five solid amber/orange lights were spotted traveling "in an open formation", from the northwest to the southeast
St. James: Cone-shaped light surrounded by a cluster of lights. All the lights were orange.
Ronkonkoma: In a V formation, the reporter saw flickering lights, even as one was left far behind the group and disappeared in the sky.
Since 1974, the Seattle-based NUFORC has been recording a number of UFO sightings. If you spot any, you can give a report through a 24-hour hotline at (206) 722-3000, according to its website.
The group described what a good UFO report should include:
"Reports are most useful if they include an exact date, time, and location of the sighting. Other valuable information includes a description of the object(s) seen, what they were witnessed to do, how many of them were observed, what shape and color they were, how long they were observed, and any other facts the witness(es) believe were significant. The number of observers and a brief, one-sentence long description of their backgrounds are useful as well."
As far as photographs and video, here's what the NUFORC recommends:
"A photograph or video of the object is the most useful form of evidence in any sighting. Absent a photograph, an illustration of the object observed, even a simple outline drawing of its shape is very helpful. Also, a photocopy of an official map, indicating where the observers were located and what direction(s) they were looking is extremely helpful, and will permit a calculation of latitude and longitude."