Published: 11:40 AM 8/10/2013
By Cheryl Costa
Triangular UFOs have been in the media over the past 20 years or so. Television shows have reported cases from the USA and Western Europe.
These craft are usually about the size of a football field, being about two stories thick. They typically are reported as having three major glowing orbs on the underside.
They are usually a non-reflective black, but they’ve also been reported as glowing in orange or yellow. The strangest element is that most reports say that they are unnervingly silent.
Central New York is not without its reports of these craft. Among the earliest known Upstate reports of a black triangle craft was in January 1979 in Herkimer. One winter’s night, a snowmobiler who lived in the country was going to visit a friend five miles away.
He states that suddenly it became very quiet; he couldn’t hear his sled’s engine, and the snowmobile’s light went out.
He looked up and could make out the outline of a huge black triangle blotting out the stars. It had no lights and was silent.
He says that it took about two minutes for it to pass overhead. It was perhaps 100 feet off the ground, and when it passed under the high tension wires, arcs began jumping from the power lines to the top of the craft.
He watched it continue moving away over a hill and then out of sight. When he got home, nobody believed him.
There was a sighting a few years later, in October 1982, in Owasco, near Owasco Lake. In October 2010, one was reported in Skaneateles, observed by people at a football game. In December 2011, near Sylvan Beach, a family observed two of these craft. Several of these triangle craft were observed in Syracuse:
One was seen over Hiawatha Lake moving northwest in June 2012 in the zero-dark thirty hours.
This year, a small cluster of sightings of black triangles happened in May in the New York City area.
The most recent report was logged in Earlville, on July 15. A young woman was called outside by her excited boyfriend. She reports that he pointed up in the sky and some distance from them was a huge, orange triangle. They watched it for a few minutes as it slowly moved away and disappeared.
A curious aspect regarding these black triangles is the frequency of their sightings. When I examined the sighting data for the 20 years between 1979 through 2000, there were a total of 34 sighting reports for New York. Yet from 2001 to 2013, the number of black triangle sightings has more than tripled.
In the past 12 years, the reported sightings of black triangles in the state have jumped to more than 120 events – and 2013 is not over.
The names of witnesses will be omitted to protect their privacy.