(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.
J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
ALSO: Last paragraph from
Dr. Vallees 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,
115567 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0454 by D. Webb, no © date
164820 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002
North America North America, United States, New York
Falls Latitude 43-05-40 N, Longitude
79-03-25 W (D-M-S)
Depew Latitude 42-54-14 N, Longitude
UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.90 N, Longitude 78.68 W
Latitude 42.90 N, Longitude 78.70 W