Hudson Valley UFO sightings

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  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I've heard the 'Hudson Valley UFO wave' mentioned by various guests (on various podcasts) and it is invariably referred to as one of the most iconic inexplicable series of events in ufology.

    This is an open - and entirely serious - question to anyone out there: anybody actually see any of these things live? I've been searching through local newspaper archives.

    I am looking for a fellow witness. Not expecting much but this forum has a broad reach and just wanted to (politely) ask.
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Hello and welcome to AE...q37

    It's possible a member or two have seen this first hand, I have not but some members are from that area...

    ...
     
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  3. Standingstones

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    It’s too bad that Phil Imbrogno has been discredited from the UFO field for falsifying his resume. He initially did some research on the Hudson Valley UFOs.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    Hi everyone. No I am not a troll, some sort or plant or an a**h**e-human hybrid, in case this is a factor. Real person. Real interest. Genuine question.

    I really do live in the Hudson Valley and saw the very thing that created the fuss. True I am of a skeptical viewpoint but I would really like to find someone - anyone - out there who actually SAW the damned thing when it happened. Not a second hand account or any of that - actual witness. I'd kind of like to corroborate my own experience.
     
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  5. Standingstones

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    Are there any military bases in your area?
     
  6. pigfarmer

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    Quite a few. I also live next to the only commercial airport in the county. When the local air traffic controller was interviewed regarding the strange lights he was sitting in the airport tower less than two miles away from me right now. Actually, I was not necessarily looking for proof that the incidents happened rather the account of someone who actually witnessed it.

    Here's the thing. I have always been fascinated by this stuff and have seen a few really strange things, all of which I have been able to explain. I do look constantly but not through rose colored glasses.

    So flipping through the channels the other night I heard the 'Hudson Valley wave' mentioned with great drama. I have heard it mentioned as absolute fact by various podcast guests/hosts. Drives me nuts. I saw 'the object' during one of the two summers this was happening and admit it looked startling to say the least but after the adrenaline surge calmed down I heard the faint drone of a gasoline engine. I've fixed enough of them I ought to know what they sound like. Those of us who lived right here at ground zero never thought it was a big spacecraft (or whatever) we all knew it was a bunch of nitwits flying small planes or ultralights. Stormville airport? Yes. Sky Acres too, but who mentions that?

    I also believe that there were some very large military transports conducting some sort of night time maneuvers and became the cause of a number of UFO reports at roughly the same time. Stewart-Newburgh ANG is only a couple of minutes away by air and I was told by one of the guardsmen there that it houses something like 10% of the Army's heavy lift capacity. Takes a while to get used to seeing them and at night sometimes they look like flying oil refineries straight out of Project UFO. Not hard to understand how a visitor might get a little surprised and also not hard to see how it adds to the 'mystery' of the area.

    I spent some time digging through the local newspaper archives and hate to say it, they tend to corroborate what I am saying. It seems that if you drew concentric circles every 20 miles or so away from this area the credulity multiplies and the descriptions get more fanciful. Years later this has become a sort of a Roswell - an iconic event that doesn't hold up all that well under scrutiny. Separate lights - which you could tell weren't connected - became a solid craft. The drone of small gasoline engines became a powerful hum and so forth.

    So this one is home base to me. I have yet to encounter someone who actually witnessed it who failed to see what I saw yet I hear others repeat the stories with great sincerity. Was really hoping someone could pipe up with a credible account. Guess I'm just doing my part to say the king is naked.
     
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  7. Wade

    Wade Stare..... They are always staring

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    @pigfarmer I did not realize you had joined up here. How long have you been aboard?
     
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  8. pigfarmer

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    Hey Wade. Only found AE recently and decided to register just a couple of days ago. Nice to see a few familiar folks here. That other forum is .... problematic.
     
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  9. Standingstones

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    You are too diplomatic.
     
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  10. pigfarmer

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    March 4 1983
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    December 7 1984 Guess what? Not illegal
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    March 1 1985
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    March 9 1985 Connecticut is pissed! Very uptight & rectangular little state over there
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  11. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    Welcome to, AE! always good to see a familiar face.
     
  12. Rick Hunter

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  13. Sheltie

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    Thanks for sharing this, pigfarmer. I was not familiar with the Hudson Valley Wave prior to this. I've lived in Virginia my entire life and I know several people who claim to have witnessed huge aircraft capable of gravity-defying maneuvers flying over the Hampton Roads area.

    Norfolk is the headquarters for the US Navy's Atlantic Fleet. After the carriers dock in Norfolk, they often fly their aircraft to Oceana NAS where the craft are stored temporarily. Even though the area has a tremendous amount of military aircraft, there is no justification for the military to be flying large experimental aircraft over such a densely populated area.

    It sounds very much like your situation in Connecticut -- such a heavily populated area should be the very last place in the world the military would want to test large experimental aircraft! :eek:
     
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  14. ImmortalLegend527

    ImmortalLegend527 The Messenger Of All Gods old and new

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    The Hudson Valley incident is the only proof, solid proof that I have what happened to me.

    This incident is the only proof of evidence that those 3 entities can open up space snd time.

    This event to me is really the only event in ufology history that personally I will ever believe.
     
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  15. pigfarmer

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    Been to Norfolk several times - lots of cool stuff for a military geek like me. No, pretty sure they don't test experimental aircraft over heavily populated areas. As for CT - we're near the border and the Danbury airport air traffic controllers were just getting pissed from all the UFO reports the idiots in their planes were causing. As far as I know most of the sightings occurred in NY.
     
  16. pigfarmer

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    Not quite sure what you mean. You were here and witnessed something during that period?
     
  17. ImmortalLegend527

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    What exactly do you want to know about this event?

    Specifics
     
  18. humanoidlord

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    but we shouldn't throw his book out of hand just for that, he co-authored it with hynek
     
  19. humanoidlord

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    how it looked like? a huge ass boomerang shaped thing? or just like a bunch of lights in a string?
     
  20. Standingstones

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    Imbrogno lied about attending MIT and another university . He lied about his military service record. I doubt very few people care to sift through what is true or false with this guy. Hynek is dead, we can't ask him about the lying Imbrogno.
     
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