MUFON report posted: 09-16-2011
Note: I have made some minor corrections in punctuation and capitalization. (CF)
Here is a copy of the message I just sent to the supervisor of Ossining, NY. I would like to make the following report to you prefaced by this disclaimer: I am 75 years old and in excellent health and do not drink or do drugs. I have a science background and am well experienced in nature observations being a hiker and birdwatcher for 60 years. I recently purchased my first boat—a 22 ft. Bayliner cruiser—and made a trip to the city and misjudged my time coming back to Newburgh, and by the time I got to the Tappan Zee Bridge, it was totally dark on the evening of Wed., Aug. 10 at about 8:30 p.m. As I passed under the bridge and left it behind, I saw in the darkness ahead of me about a mile—right off the bank of Ossining several hundred yards—there were two red lights and three white lights traveling just about the speed of jet skis going back and forth on the water. There were no other boats in the whole area anywhere near. All I could see ahead of me was the expanse of dark water and these lights going back and forth just like jet skis racing with each other. As I proceeded north I said to myself, “these guys must be crazy driving around at night on jet skis and I better not get to close to them.” As I kept going north, I veered to the left but as I got closer, to my surprise, I could not see anybody riding jet skis, only the lights that were racing back and forth, and these lights were not above the water line as I discovered when my curiosity made me go closer to see what in the hell is this. The closer I got I could see the lights were underwater as though someone was shining a flashlight up from below and circular about the size of a grapefruit. As I slowly approached closer to the lights which were moving very fast back and forth, they suddenly came all together in a small circle about the size of a pizza and all of a sudden started spinning around each other and just disappeared. I must have been about 20 ft. away looking right down at them in the water when that happened. I have never seen anything out of the ordinary in my whole life and have always been skeptical of all the reports of UFOs etc., and now here I am having seen this unexplained phenomenon. The next day (Thursday) I saw a report on the YNN cable news that Ossining had some problem with a sewage release off shore. Could this incident be connected in any way?—very curious—...The mayor responded that he did not think the incidents were related but thought my experience was very curious indeed!
Reference for the above text is: MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) case files from CMS (Computer Management System), Case # 31851, Log # US-09162011-0014.
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
North America – United States, New York, Multiple counties. Body of water is the Hudson River.
Newburgh Latitude 41-30-12 N, Longitude 074-00-38 W (D-M-S) [populated place]
Tappan Zee Bridge Latitude 41-04-12 N, Longitude 073-53-28 W [bridge]
Ossining Latitude 41-09-46 N, Longitude 073-51-41 W [populated place]
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