NAME: Person submitting, Female, did not want name released to public



This is a UFO experience not in the Mohawk Valley, but in Syracuse. I’ll tell it anyway.

I was attending SUNY Cortland in 1995. One sunny day in October, my friend (from Ilion) came to my room to see if I wanted to go to Carousel mall, it was my birthday or very close to it which is how I remebered the time period. So spent most of the day at the mall and started to drive home on the Thruway as it was getting dark. There were 4 of us in the car and we were actually debating UFO’s. One non believer pointed to the sky thinking there was a plane in the air and started to mock the rest of us. When we all looked up, we noticed a very strange sphere in the sky. It was colors of blue, green, white and red but it was far away in the distance and moving so slow that it was almost hovering. As we watched it for 15 minutes or so, I began to look around at the other cars around us. Many of the cars were also pointing to the object in the sky (we were on the Thruway westbound), so I know we weren’t the only ones to see it. Then it disappeared. A few minutes later it reappeared right over the car and I remember feeling so awed and scared I could barely breathe. No one talked in the car, it was as time stood still. I remember the lights blinking and being fascinated by it. It stayed there about 5 minutes and then flew away. By this time we were getting off the exit and so excited by what we saw. Of course no one believed us and thought we were high, but we hadn’t smoked all day. When we got out of the car the sky was lite up with jets, planes, whatever they were. They were flying all over the place almost like they were searching for something. I’ve told this story so many times and no one believed me. My kids always thought I was crazy, until 2 weeks ago. We took a family vacation to Myrtle Beach and they have a new UFO exhibit (which sucks) but we went in anyway.

I found an interactive webpage they had where people can report UFO sightings. So I went on it and searched for anyone who might have seen the UFO on that night, and I found it. Links are below.



UFO Report ID:55905

My private plane was followed by a ufo for over 50 miles.

Reported by:
nuforc_system at 2001-08-01 05:00:00 UTC

Approximate Time of event:
1995-10-22 02:20 UTCCoordinated Universal Time is the standard time common to every place in the world. It allows you to compare the time of an event across time zones. For example, 6:00 UTC in Los Angeles is the same time as 6:00 UTC in New York, whereas 6:00 local time in Los Angeles would be 9:00 in New York.
1995-10-21 10:20 PM Local Time

Utica, New York, United States

Time Zone: America/New_York

Primary shape of object: Disk

Characteristics of object:

Daytime/Nighttime sighting: Night

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Event Description

(NUFORC Case: S18771) My private plane was followed by a ufo for over 50 miles.I was flying my plane (a tobago (tb-10) from Rochester NY to Utica NY. I was at 5500 feet msl traveling at 115 kias. The weather was clear and the wind less than 10 knots.About 10 miles west of Syracuse I noticed an object off my left wing. It was keeping pace with me about 100 feet off the wing. It was […]


This report is filed at NUFORC – National UFO Reporting Center.

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3 responses to “UFO EXPERIENCE IN CORTLAND NY in 1995”

  1. Jake Tabor says:

    I seen them growing up in Speculator, NY all the time

  2. Patricia Smith says:

    Something is happening and we are the fools that know nothing! I want answers!!!

  3. Mom says:

    I saw one when I was 13 yrs old. It was so close that my friend and I were almost under it. I live in Cortland, NY. Funny part was it didnt make a sound. We were standing in the middle of the road in front of her house around 9:30 pm talking, it was hot outside but a little breeze. Rt 81 was just over the other side of the hill we were on. We heard cars start tooting their horns and we turned in that direction even though you couldnt see the highway and thats when we saw it. It was hovering just above and on the right side of a tree, it was so dark underneath. Then the lights on it came on on the bottom, there were different colors and went in a clockwise pattern around the outsode bottom of it. No noise what so ever. We were in shock at first just standing there looking at it until we actually realized what we were seeing. She ran inside her house and I had to run down this very steep hill half way down I had to turn right and down the bank behind my house across a ditch, through the back yard and in my house. I locked the sliding door and pulled the curtains across. My parents thought Id lost my mind. I was scared to death, they didnt believe me when I told them what I saw. That night I had the worst nightmare about it, I can remember it just like it was yesterday and Im 54 yrs old now.

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