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Hudson Valley Sightings

The Hudson River valley of New York state was the site of one of the most widely witnessed and extended episodes of UFO activity ever. Literally thousands of witnesses observed the objects, and many photos and videos were taken. The "siege" begot over 7,000 documented and investigated sightings of a boomerang-shaped craft or crafts moving silently through the sky over New York and Connecticut between 1982 and 1995.

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Connecticut Sightings Of The Hudson Valley "Boomerang" As Investigated By Mark Packo

Mutual UFO Network Of Connecticut

Mark Packo documented the series of UFO sightings in Fairfield County on 3/21/85 and 8/31/89.  R

Extraterrestrial Contacts in the Hudson Valley sightings?

Philip J.Imbrogno

In the Hudson Valley area alone, there has been more than 7,000 reports of UFOs over the past seven years. To my surprise many people in the area felt that they had contact with a non-human intelligence from another world. R

Government Cover-up of a Classic UFO Case?

Philip J. Imbrogno

Discussion of a possible government cover-up of the Hudson Valley sightings. R

Hudson Valley Sightings

UFO Casebook

A brief overview and synopsis of the Hudson Valley sightings.  R

Incident at Indian Point

Vicki Cooper, UFO Magazine

The threat of UFOs compromising reactor security, as if the nuclear industry didn't have enough to deal with already, became a very real concern in 1984. Although officials won't admit it, several researchers have information That New York 's Indian Point Reactor complex endured such a UFO problem during the long siege of sightings that happened throughout the state's Hudson Valley area.  R

Incident At Indian Point

Philip J. Imbrogno

In-depth report on the very dramatic sighting of a UFO by New York State Power Authority Police officers stationed at the Indian Point Nuclear reactor in Buchanan, New York. The guards at the Indian point complex had a close encounter with a UFO that has been appearing in the Hudson Valley area of New York for the past six years.  R

Indian Point Close Encounter

Excerpt from: Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings

A thirty-five-year-old New York State Power Authority police officer that worked as a security guard at the Indian Point nuclear reactor complex located on the Hudson River at Buchahan, New York just south of Peekskill, tells his incredible story.  R

Like a Boomerang in the Sky

Loy Lawhon, About.com

A firsthand sighting report from the Hudson Valley sightings, as well as an overview of characteristics of the sightings. R

Night Siege Update: UFOs Over Central Connecticut

Philip J. Imbrogno

An update to the Hudson Valley UFO sightings reported in the book Night Siege (by Philip Imbrogno and J. Allen Hynek). "Since the publication of Night Siege, I have often been asked if there has been any more reports from the point where the book leaves off. The last reported sightings in Night Siege took place late in 1985, since then there has been continued activity in the Hudson Valley area, also most of Connecticut is now involved. Hundreds of people in the Connecticut area have now gone on record as seeing the strange boomerang shaped UFO."  R

Related sightings: Continuing History of Sightings of Triangular-shaped Craft in the Wallkill River Valley of New York State

Dr. Bruce Cornet and W. Marc Whitford

In-depth research, investigation and study of the sightings of "black trianges" in the Pine Bush area of New York, related to the Hudson Valley sightings of the 1980s.

Reports from Hudson River Valley, NY& CT

Temporal Doorway

There are so many reports from this mini-flap that it would be impossible to summarize them all. A few examples will have to suffice.

Statistical Analysis of the Hudson Valley UFO "Boomerang"

Mark Cashman, Temporal Doorway

The Hudson River valley of New York state was the site of one of the most widely witnessed and extended episodes of UFO activity ever. A book was written on the case, and the book included a section summarizing statistics on the recorded observations. However, those statistics were not collated into a single table or a graph for easy determination of trends and changes in the observations over time. Therefore, I have undertaken that task.

The Hudson Valley Boomerang

Bob Pratt

An overview of the Hudson Valley sightings by Bob Pratt, co-author of Night Siege (with J. Allen Hynek and Philip Imbrogno), one of the primary books on these sightings. R

The Hudson Valley UFO

The UnMuseum

A good, brief overview of the Hudson Valley UFO sightings. "In a place you would hardly expect, just one hour north of New York City, lies the site of one of the most widely observed and yet most unexplainable set of UFO sightings ever seen. The place is the Hudson Valley, and the story of its strange UFO started on New Years Eve, 1982." R

The Rise and Fall of Pine Bush

Scott C. Carr, The MUFON Journal, Nov. 1998

America's most uncelebrated UFO hotspot first came into the public perception in 1987, when it was mentioned in passing in Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Philip Imbrogno's, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings. Though Pine Bush played only a minor role in the Hudson Valley UFO flap of the mid-1980s, it was just outside of Westchester and Putnam counties, where the bulk of the sightings were taking place. The Pine Bush sightings, however, would continue to grow, both in number and frequency.  R

The Roots of Complacency

Dr. J. Allen Hynek

The final essay of J. Allen Hynek on the Hudson Valley sightings. It was meant to be the preface to Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, but was edited in the final form. It denounces the lack of media and social response to the "astonishing" events of Hudson Valley. R

While society has embraced aliens as part of our modern mythology, are we ready to handle biological competition of that magnitude?

Stefanie Ramp, Fairfield Co. Weekly

An in-depth local newspaper article looking back at the Hudson Valley sightings and other aspects of the UFO phenomenon and research. "It was 17 years ago this month when the phenomenon known as the Hudson Valley UFO commenced its high-profile tour through the Northeast." R

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Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings (book)

J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, Bob Pratt

New Year's Eve 1982 marked the beginning of one of the most puzzling UFO cases in recent times: the Hudson Valley "siege." The siege begot over 7,000 sightings of a boomerang-shaped craft or crafts moving silently through the sky over New York and Connecticut between 1982 and 1995. Night Siege is the collaborative effort of Hynek, Imbrogno, and Pratt to report the data gathered from witnesses of this mystifying experience, without speculation of what it might be.

Photograph of 1987 Waterbury, CT UFO sighting

MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) of Connecticut

A quality photo case of a large ring of lights; part of the Hudson Valley sightings. According to analysis by Dr. Bruce Maccabee, the object was huge, perhaps a thousand feet across.


Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, Bob Pratt,The late Dr. Hynek was a famous astrologer who was a consultant to the Air Force's "Project Blue Book" UFO investigation and later had a cameo in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." He began the research that was continued by science educator Imbrogno and journalist Pratt. What they uncovered was that thousands of people have been seeing strange objects in the sky-and sometimes even contacting strange beings-in the Hudson Valley just north of New York City. The first edition of Night Siege is widely known as a classic in the UFO field for its in-depth reporting. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...