Go Back Report # 878


Syracuse (NY) Post Standard, Feb. 12, 1966

With thanks to Barry Greenwood

       The next experience with a landed UFO and its occupants is even more incredible.

       "Your daily space featuring flying saucers came to my attention (in the Syracuse Post-Standard). I believe you will show respect and concern for a sighting which I saw in 1958 on the New York State Throughway near Depew or in the vicinity of Niagara Falls.

       "In January of that year, I was traveling west at about 1:30 A.M. in a bad snowstorm, going to see my son who was in the army. I believed the Throughway was closed and I was trying to find an exit. As I drove carefully along, I suddenly saw what appeared to be an airplane wreck on the center parkway. A large shape was visible and a slim rod at least 50 feet high was illuminated and getting shorter as though it were sinking into the ground. My motor slowed down and as I came closer, my car stopped completely (by itself). I became panicky and tried desperately to start it as I had no lights (anymore).

       "My first thought was to get out and see what was happening, but I suddenly saw two shapes rising around that slim pole which was still growing shorter. They seemed suspended but moving about it. They seemed to be like animals with four legs and a tail but two front feelers under the head like arms. Then before I could even gasp, the things disappeared and the shape rose and I then realized it was a saucer. It spun and zoomed about 10 feet off the ground and up into the air and I couldn't even see where it went.

       "My lights suddenly came on. I started the car and it was all right. I pulled up to where that place was, got out with a flashlight, and walked over to where it was sitting. A large hole was melted in the snow about a foot across and grass was showing. The grass was warm but nothing was dug up around there.

       "I drove to a motel for the night. When I told my 18-year-old son, he cautioned me not to repeat it and looked at me with sympathy which discouraged me from talking about it.

       "P.S. I would appreciate your not mentioning my street address as I do not want people calling me." — Mrs. N. L. Collins, Syracuse, N.Y.          

       It is this repetition of specific phenomena, such as the electromagnetic effects that stopped cars and blacked out lights, coming from all over the world that provide the most arresting "evidence" in favor of the reality of UFOs.

       However, the two strange beings or animals with feelers in this report are not a repeat so far as I know. ***                                                                                                                              

This reference: Fate magazine, Vol. 21, #2, February 1968, pp. 57-58.

With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/  

ALSO: Last paragraph from Dr. Vallee’s rendition:

       The lady, who met only with disbelief when she told her story to her family, reported the case in a letter to Otto Binder when his syndicated series "Our Space Age" began to appear in a number of newspapers.                                                                                                                   

This reference: Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, pp. 15-16, © 1969    

UFOCAT PRN - 30694

UFOCAT URN – NONE    News clip of the Syracuse Post-Standard, February 12, 1966

UFOCAT URN – 127040 UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference by Mark Rodeghier, p. 14,
                                       © CUFOS, 1967

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Fate magazine, Vol. 21, #2, February 1968, pp. 57-58

UFOCAT URN – 030694 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee, # 454, © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 080369 Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 15-16, © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 030693 Data-Net Report, March 1970, p. 5

UFOCAT URN – 157352 Vehicle Interference Project by Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA, 019-08, © 1979

UFOCAT URN – 082132 Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings by Ted Phillips, p. 125,
                                       CUFOS, © 1979
UFOCAT URN – 150348 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0834, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 128517 Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact by Jacques Vallee, p. 20, © 1988
UFOCAT URN – 126298 Field Guide to Extraterrestrials: A complete overview of alien lifeforms
                                       based on actual accounts and sightings by Patrick Huyghe, p. 76, © 1996

UFOCAT URN – 030695 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1159 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 064254 Ted Phillips investigation files, 125

UFOCAT URN – 115567 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0454 by D. Webb, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 164820 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002    

North America – North America, United States, New York

Niagara Falls    Latitude 43-05-40 N, Longitude 79-03-25 W (D-M-S)

Depew             Latitude 42-54-14 N, Longitude 78-41-33 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form  

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.90 N, Longitude 78.68 W (D.%)

                                     Latitude 42.90 N, Longitude 78.70 W


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