About an hour north of New York City
lies the Hudson Valley the events that would happen there over a five-year period are still a mystery to this day.
On New Years Eve just before midnight on
Dec. 31, 1981 a series of sightings would begin to occur that would last until 1986 with as many as 5000 people from all walks
of life reported seeing the V shape object. These sightings would also occur in neighboring Connecticut as far north as Brookfield,
and as Far East as New Haven.
A few minutes before midnight, a retired
police officer was out in his backyard in Kent, N.Y. when he observed a group of strange lights off to the south. They were
colored White, Green and Red. His first thought was that they belonged to a plane that was in trouble, but as the object passed
approximately 500 feet over his house he realized it was moving way too slow to be that of a plane, plus it made hardly any
noise just that of a humming sound.
On March 26th, 1983, a front-page story in the Westchester-Rockland
Daily Item read HUNDREDS CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN UFO
The article recounted the many sightings
on March 24, about the UFO. This Got the attention of some researchers associated with the late Dr. J Allen Hynek, acclaimed
scientist and founder of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS).
They then began a thorough investigation
into the sightings. They began by setting up a hotline for people to call about the sightings. Over 300 people called about
the sighting on March 24. The descriptions of the V shape object were the same if not identical.
While most reports described the UFO moving
at a very slow speed, hovering, or turning slowly like a wheel, a few reports described the object as suddenly zooming away
at fantastic speeds, or just disappearing They were described as being larger than a football field with multicolored flashing
lights. Most witnesses reported that it was a solid object made up of some type of very dark, gun-gray material the object
seem to take on a Boomerang shape, but at times it also appeared circular. In some cases there were reports of the object
being at two locations at the same time, suggesting there was more than one. That same evening the object apparently cruised
over the community of Yorktown.
On the Taconic parkway people pulled over
and some got out of their cars to watch the object as it slowly moved across the skies. One observer estimated it was "as
large as an aircraft carrier."
One of the most unsettling reports that
they received was from guards at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant. Where the UFO hovered over an active nuclear reactor coming
as close to 30 feet from the reactor dome. The security supervisor at one point even considered having the object shoot down.
One guard described it as being the length of over three football fields or 1000 feet long. Another observer witnessed the
object over the Croton Falls Reservoir where it seemed to use a red beam to probe the surface.
Skeptics suggested that the sightings were nothing more then planes,
satellites moving across the skies or the planet Venus. This was true in some of the cases the researchers also found evidence
that some of the reports of the V shape object were that of a small group of planes flying out of the Stormville Airport in
a deliberate attempt at a hoax.
However that only cleared up a small number
of the reports. None of the observers who had seen both the planes and the object thought they were the same.
With all the information they had available
they could only find one object that could mimic that of the reports they had on the UFO.
So they contacted all blimp operators and
manufactures, and could find no cases of the blimps in any of the areas on the nights of the sightings.
and more were later documented in a book by Philip J. Imbrogno and the late Dr. J Allen Hynek titled Night Siege: The Hudson
Valley UFO Sightings