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UFO Sighting Report


November, 23, 1983


Newburgh, New York, United States


Watched triangular shaped ship follow Hudson river Northbound. Then turn West. Then turn South for a landing in the back forty swamp.

Date Reported:

2/5/2006 2:16:29 PM

Sighting Time: 

10:00 PM ?



No. of Witnesses: 



20-30 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

see above

Size of Object(s)

250 ft wide?

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

see above

Description of Area / Surroundings

See above. Newburgh does/did have an Air Force Base.

Full Description & Details

I was twenty-one just before Thanksgiving 1983. Was at an old farmhouse in Walkill NY, went out with my Dad at night to look for deer in the field. We had a flashlight taped to the barrell of a .22 rifle. Noticed lights moving among the stars as we went out to the field. After spending some time in the field we walked back to the farmhouse and saw the lights again so I asked my Dad what it was. We watched the lights follow the Hudson river North then turn West, then turn South and come right at us. The ship had 5 lights (guessing) in a triangle shape. The ship was completely silent as it made it's approach to land in our swamp. My Dad said we were walking out there to meet it. I told him I was going to get my 12 gauge. He then said the words he would regret the rest of his life. "Signal it it's safe to come in". I pointed the .22 at the ship (all I could see were the lights) and turned the flashlight on and off. The ship stopped 50 - 100 feet above the ground, and the lights that were pointing down on the ground pivoted up toward us. We were standing in a different kind of illumination. Then the ship reversed direction and went straight up in total silence. After getting 200 (?) ft altitude we watched the ship take off out of sight travelling at a speed impossible for human technology and in total silence. Thank you.

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

No. Human machines can't travel that fast without making noise.

Witness Background


Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Little knowledge before and after.

Other Comments

The next day this was in the local newspaper. That's how I said 50 witnesses but i don't know for sure.

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