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UFO Sighting Report


August, 1974


Port Chester, New York, United States


Summer 1974...Brightly lit orb flying high above the E.J. Korvettes's shopping mall during a clear, blue sky afternoon. The flying orb was nearly as bright as the sun.

Date Reported:

4/1/2013 12:36:33 AM

Sighting Time: 

Afternoon....2 or 3pm.



No. of Witnesses: 

Hundreds of people witnessed this ufo sighting.

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The flying orb appeared round, saucer-like in shape. It glowed very bright, sort of pulsated as it hovered high above, dodging through and around the few sparse clouds that shown on that bright sunny day. It moved extremely fast. And glowed as bright as the sun. At first I'm thinking this is impossible...there's the sun (which I consciously marked as a reference point), and here's this glowing orb whisking above in short quick bursts of speed, dodging in and around the few clouds in the clear blue sky.

Size of Object(s)

In my recollection, the flying object appeared to be the size of a fighter jet, although it was of a circular/saucer like shape.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Urban area, large, open outdoor shopping mall parking lot, slightly hilly environment.

Full Description & Details

I didn't have a camera with me on this day, yet I sure wished I did. I walked along the parking lot area of (then known as) E.J. Korvette's shopping mall and the first thing I heard was hundreds of car horns sounding off... Drivers were purposely blowing their car horns to bring attention to the event that was happening in the skies above. Between the huge outdoor mall parking lot, the people in the stores running out to witness the ufo, and the countless drivers riding along the connecting highways (i287, i95), there had to have been literally hundreds of people who witnessed this phenomena, yet no one has ever mentioned it afterwards.

My only reference towards the time/date, strange as it sounds, is that it was the summer of 1974, and during that time, I remember one of the hit songs on the radio was the Paul McCartney & Wings single "Band On The Run." What I saw in the skies that day...what hundreds of people were witness to that day...it was like sci fi in broad daylight. What I felt as I watched this object was a sense of awe. Does anyone out there remember this? The uncanny thing is that, even as I watched this object, I got the sense that it appeared lost...as if it was trying to gain it's bearings, before it suddenly warped away at high speed.

It was incredible. People were yelling and screaming. I saw some people kneeling on the ground with their hands raised up as if in praise... Cards literally stopped on Boston Post Road with people getting out of their vehicles to look towards the skies.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

At first, you have to ask yourself if what you saw was a man-made object...or a shooting star, or something, yet this was not the case. And here's the downright corny thing about it...the very next day, and for a few days after, there were odd shaped blimps and hot air balloons flying over the same Port Chester area, as if the government was trying to pass it all off as some sort of gag.

Witness Background

I'm a graphic designer by career profession.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I was and still am an enthusiast of sic fi movies and television shows, and have always been in belief that we are not alone in the universe. Yet this opened up my mind to an incredible experience which I thought I'd never see in my lifetime, yet I did.

Other Comments

I'm sure this incident was reported at the time it happened...with literally hundreds of witnesses that afternoon in the E.J. Korvette's open air parking lot, how could it not have been reported?! Hundreds of lives were changed that day.

Reported Sighting? 


Your Location: 

Brooklyn, NY



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