Published: 7:08 AM 10/4/2013
By Cheryl Costa
Since I started writing this series in July, people I run into ask: Have there been any abduction events in upstate New York?
The answer is, yes! In the spirit of scary Halloween stories, for the month of October I will explore a handful of abduction stories from New Yorkers.
In the spring, there was a movie in the theaters titled “Dark Skies.” For those of you who were shaken by the abduction theme of the motion picture, I must remind readers that it was just a movie, and that UFO abduction events are very rare.
A friend of mine, the late Dr. Constance Clear, was a psychotherapist who had the opportunity to work with abductees during the course of her practice and wrote a book in 1999, “Reaching for Reality: Seven Incredible True Stories of Alien Abduction.”
I had the opportunity to interview Clear in 1999 when I hosted a radio program on WMET, in Washington, D.C. She told me that while being “taken” is exceedingly rare, there was evidence that there were many more than originally thought.
She also indicated that it wasn’t an uncommon experience for abductees who were missing for days to return with the wrong clothes on and sometimes even the wrong gender’s clothes on, miles from where they were when the event began.
Let’s talk about a New York abduction case.
One case that caught my eye was in Warrensburg. It’s in the Adirondacks just west of Lake George. On the night of Aug. 10, 2005, a few people witnessed some sort of UFO event. After all the excitement died down, one of the observers, while alone on the front porch, was suddenly overcome by an overwhelming need to sleep and fell asleep on the front porch.
This person woke up several days later miles from home, dressed in someone else’s clothes. The person was treated as crazy by both the state police, who were called, and later by the medical people who treated some minor medical issues. That person lives in New York City, to be around as many people as possible. Once again, please remember that alien abduction is exceedingly rare!
Let take a peek at this past week’s New York UFO sightings.
Sept. 20: At about 11:30 p.m. in Morristown, two visiting middle-aged women witnessed a rapidly moving UFO that had rotating lights that resembled “a ball of twinkling Christmas tree lights.” The craft silently flew from the northwest to the southeast. Both women report being awed.
Sept. 22: At about 7:20 p.m. in Brewster, a motorist spotted a neon green acorn-shaped or spherical object in the sky moving toward Putnam Lake. The object was reported to be very bright and moved rapidly until out of sight. Spooked, the motorist and the spouse called the police department.
Sept. 23: At about 8:45 p.m. in Webster, a motorist observed two bright red orbs hovering above the horizon. The orbs then began to fly eastward faster than known aircraft. The observer reports that as both orbs flew over his car, they both winked out.
Sept. 24: On a crystal clear evening at about 5:30 p.m. in Central Valley, a worker on a dinner break observed two silvery objects hovering. Moments later, one of the objects shot away at great speed. The other began descending toward the Central Valley country side and disappeared.
Sept. 29: At about 10:20 p.m. in New York City, a man and his wife were driving home when they witnessed five to eight bright orange orb lights over the city skyline. The couple pulled off the road and watched the objects, which were described as bigger than stars. The odd thing that they report is that the orange orbs kept changing position, disappearing and reappearing nearby.
Sept. 30: At 3:30 a.m. in New York City, a trained observer watched an object with multiple flickering lights that were stationary in the sky for 45 minutes. The multiple lights that cycled randomly were confirmed by the observer's fiancé as red, yellow, green, white and blue. The lights at times seemed directional, at times spherical, then at times rectangular/cigar-shaped or a cross as its aspect changed. Eventually, the object began moving slowly southwest over the city. The observers watched the object for nearly an hour.