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UFO Follows Car – Circa 1930

Orb Following Car - Circa 1930

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The UFO sighting account happened in the town of Waterloo, Ala., in Lauderdale County in late fall of 1930.

By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
8-14-17

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“Shortly after pulling up by the school, the occupants of the car saw a bright light that looked like a ball of fire,” Jesse said. “My grandmother was in the back driver’s side of the car, and she said that the light was approaching the car from the rear passenger’s side. They all assumed it was a flash light or car headlight of someone to come open up the door to the school. The light got brighter and it filled the car interior with light. It was so bright, my grandmother said it was as bright as daylight.”

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UFOs: Belief Vs. Knowledge

 Blogs UFOs: Belief Vs. Knowledge

     Over the four years of this blog’s existence, I’ve been asked repeatedly by fans and reporters whether or not I “believe in UFOs.” I am of the opinion that a person’s outlook on UFOs should not be put in the context of “belief.” I think the whole thing comes down to belief vs. knowledge.
By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
7-21-17

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In many societies we frequently associate belief with blind faith acceptance. Traditionally this sort of conviction usually falls into the category of dogmatic religious doctrine. You either believe or accept the doctrine, or you don’t.

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With regard to UFOs, our society carries this same sort of view, which labels or judges the character of those who state a position with respect to the existence of UFOs. I argue that UFOs and off-worlders are not a matter of faith but rather a case of knowledge based on some criteria of confirmation.

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Black Triangle UFOs



Black Triangle UFOs

     Triangle-shaped UFOs have been in the media for the past 20 years or so. Numerous television shows have reported cases from different parts of the U.S. and Western Europe. These craft are usually about the size of a football field and nearly two stories thick.
By Cheryl Costa
Syracuse Newtimes
3-17-17

They are typically reported as having three major glowing orbs on the underside. They are non-reflective and black in color, but they’ve also been reported as glowing orange or yellow. The strangest element is that most reports say that they are unnervingly silent.

The CNY region is not without its reports of these triangle-shaped crafts. Among the earliest-known upstate reports of a triangle craft was in January 1979 in Herkimer. One winter’s night, a snowmobiler who lived in the country went to visit a friend five miles away. He stated that suddenly it became quiet; he couldn’t hear his sled’s engine and the snowmobile’s lights went out. He looked up and could make out the outline of a huge black triangle blocking out the stars. It had no lights and was silent. He said it took about two minutes for it to pass over head. It was perhaps 100 feet off the ground and when it passed under the power lines, arcs began jumping from the wires to the top of the craft. He watched it continue moving away over a hill and then out of sight. When he got home, nobody believed him.

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Black Triangle UFOs



Black Triangle UFOs

     Triangle-shaped UFOs have been in the media for the past 20 years or so. Numerous television shows have reported cases from different parts of the U.S. and Western Europe. These craft are usually about the size of a football field and nearly two stories thick.
By Cheryl Costa
Syracuse Newtimes
3-17-17

They are typically reported as having three major glowing orbs on the underside. They are non-reflective and black in color, but they’ve also been reported as glowing orange or yellow. The strangest element is that most reports say that they are unnervingly silent.

The CNY region is not without its reports of these triangle-shaped crafts. Among the earliest-known upstate reports of a triangle craft was in January 1979 in Herkimer. One winter’s night, a snowmobiler who lived in the country went to visit a friend five miles away. He stated that suddenly it became quiet; he couldn’t hear his sled’s engine and the snowmobile’s lights went out. He looked up and could make out the outline of a huge black triangle blocking out the stars. It had no lights and was silent. He said it took about two minutes for it to pass over head. It was perhaps 100 feet off the ground and when it passed under the power lines, arcs began jumping from the wires to the top of the craft. He watched it continue moving away over a hill and then out of sight. When he got home, nobody believed him.

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The Experiencers: Not Your Dad’s Alien Abductees

The Experiencers: Not Your Dad’s Alien Abductees
     They used to be called alien abductees; these days they have rebranded and call themselves experiencers.

The earliest-known alien abduction that was extensively reported was the Betty and Barney Hill case in the 1960s. The New England couple’s experiences were widely reported, published in a book, and a movie was even made about them starring James Earl Jones.

Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
2-26-16

In the ’60s and through the ’70s, the topic was relatively obscure and it was folks like Dr. John Mack who did the early research on the topic, publishing several books of his own.

In the mid 1970’s, some loggers in Snowflake, Arizona had one of their members abducted while they were returning from some logging work in an isolated wooded area. For five days, the whereabouts of Travis Walton was the subject of television coverage and nationwide news stories. When Walton was finally found, he and his team were subjected to integration and lie detector tests, all if which they passed. In 1993, a major film titled Fire In The Sky was released about the abduction events. […]

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UFO Spotted Near Watertown, New York

Motorists Report UFO Near Watertown, New York

By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
10-2-15

     On Sept. 28, 2015, a couple from Syracuse witnessed a gray, circular UFO. Ethan and his wife, Shemlynn, were driving on Interstate 81 south and were about nine miles south of the Watertown exit. The couple said that the sky was overcast, with little sunlight still out.

“All of a sudden, Shemlynn pointed out a gray mass in the sky,” he said. “The UFO was circular shaped, and it came twisting out of the clouds for about 5-10 seconds, then receded.”

Shemlynn said that when the UFO came out of the clouds, it seemed unstable or like it was experiencing turbulence.

“The UFO had was making an almost twisting motion.” she said.

Ethan said that the surface texture seemed rough and first took it to be a meteor. The craft then receded to the clouds. The event lasted about 5-10 seconds.

The couple said that the UFO had no lights and was certainly not a weather balloon, as it was much too large. They added that it was not a conventional aircraft. […]

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UFO Sightings: Where is the Proof?

UFO Sightings: Where is the Proof?

By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
9-11-15

     […] Before we dismiss these eye witness reports as pure hooey, we need to consider that in courts of law all over our beloved New York State, eye witness testimonies are highly regarded.

North America has about 400 UFO sightings a month, or approximately 4800 a year. On an average month, New York State residents report about 40 UFO sightings, or about 500 per year.

Experts and experienced investigators will say that only a tiny percentage of sighting reports are hoaxes or delusional people. Some sightings turn out to be natural phenomena and others are simple misidentification of other things. On the other hand there is the rather large body of sightings that just can’t be explained. Ultra conservative numbers say it’s about 3 percent. The experts I’ve spoken with said the number of unexplained sightings sits in the 10 – 20 percent range.

What should also be pointed out is that many experts in the field of UFO investigation say many reports of unusual aerial phenomena are made by trained observers, pilots and law enforcement officers. […]

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Couple Spots UFOs Flying in Formation Over Clinton, New York

Couple Spots UFOs Flying in Formation Over New York

2015 UFO: Bright Orange-Red UFOs

By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
8-21-15

     They had just returned from a mud run and never expected to see orange-red UFOs!

A couple weeks ago on July 25, a couple of Clinton, NY residents had just participated in a mud run. Tom’s wife Peggy had gone inside their residence, when Tom’s attention was captured by a group of orange-red UFOs. He stopped to take a closer look and thought the occurrence was most strange.

“They were flying in a diamond formation,” Tom said. “But then, even more odd, they were closely followed by another group of three orange-red UFOs flying from Southeast — northward at about 20-30 degrees above the horizon.”

Tom called his wife back outside to witness what he was seeing. …

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The Herkimer Black Triangle UFO

The Herkimer Black Triangle UFO

By Cheryl Costa
7-24-15
www.syracusenewtimes.com

     Who knew that a simple winter’s night snowmobile ride would result in the sighting of a black triangle UFO?

Triangular-shaped UFOs have been in the media over the past 20 years or so. Numerous television shows have reported cases from different parts of the U.S. and western Europe. These craft are usually about the size of a football field, being about two stories thick. They typically are reported as having three major glowing orbs on the underside. They are usually a non-reflective black in color, but they’ve also been reported as glowing in orange or yellow. The strangest element is that most reports say that they are unnervingly silent.

The CNY region is not without its reports of these triangle-shaped crafts. Among the earliest known upstate reports of a black triangle UFO was in January of 1979 in Herkimer, NY. One winter’s night, a snowmobiler who lived in the country was going to visit a friend five miles away. He stated that suddenly it became quiet. He couldn’t hear his sled’s engine and the snowmobile’s light went out. He looked up and could make out the outline of a huge black triangle blocking out the stars. It had no lights and was silent. He said it took about two minutes for it to pass over head. It was perhaps 100 feet off the ground and when it passed under the high tension wires, arcs began jumping from the power lines to the top of the craft. He watched it move away over a hill and then out of sight. When he got home, nobody believed him. . . .

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Saucer Craft Over Syracuse | UFO CHRONICLE – 1989

Saucer Craft Over Syracuse

By Cheryl Costa
www.syracusenewtimes.com
5-29-15

     Late October 1989, the weather was seasonal for Syracuse; in other words it was cold and windy. It was a little after midnight, Mark’s dog Ranger wanted a short walk before bedding down. Mark decided to have one last smoke before bed as well. As man and dog leisurely had their midnight stroll, under a clear sky, as Mark was puffing on his cigarette, he became aware of a sound that was increasing in volume.

“It wasn’t too loud but it was gradually increasing in volume. It sounded like a clothes washer.”

Mark looked up and saw a disk-shaped object with two antenna-like assemblies on each side of the object.

“Stunned by what I was looking at, I glanced down at my dog and his attention was also focused on the hovering Saucer Craft above us.”

Mark knew in his heart that this thing was like nothing he’d ever seen before. . . .

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