ET may not call, but he poses.
The National UFO Reporting Center reports that alleged alien vessel sightings in the Big Apple are up 4% this year – and for the first time, New Yorkers submitted images to the center to try to back up its cosmic claims.
In 2022, the center received reports of 28 sightings, up from 27 in 2021. And photos were submitted in a dozen of the new cases, thanks to a user-friendly “overhauled website.”
Whether the mostly fuzzy images are actually proof that the truth is out there remains highly questionable, but they do accompany testimony that interstellar tourists are visiting NYC in increasing numbers.
Manhattan reported all boroughs’ closest encounters at 13, including a 5:30 p.m. engagement on February 4 involving a motorist in front of a Gotham skyscraper.
“I took 4 pics of the Empire State Building while waiting for the green light – the next day I noticed 6 bullets on 2 pics in different positions,” the incredulous driver posted, adding, “The glare of the building light was so bright that I didn’t notice the bullets at the time, and I can understand why this might not have been noticed by anyone on the ground.
Just before 8 p.m. on June 18, two “shape-shifting objects stuck together” were sighted on the East River
“My father noticed the objects and at first I thought they were just balloons that someone released because they were quite high up. However, the more I looked, the more I realized that they didn’t behave like balloons. They would shine from all sides and then not at all. They moved in such a strange way that I can’t even describe it,” the poster explained.
Another true believer reported that just after 6:30 p.m. on August 23, a “large, silent chevron/boomerang-shaped vehicle” moved across the Manhattan sky. He was relaxing with his wife and 2-year-old son at the south end of Manhattan’s Central Park.
“It was above the clouds but still oddly visible and clearly not an airplane or any other type of aircraft that we had seen,” the stunned father said. “It was very large and absolutely silent, moving steadily, smoothly and quickly – no sound. . . Nobody else seemed to notice.”
A witness from Flushing, Queens, took what they believe to be a photograph on the morning of September 12 of a vehicle “changing direction and hovering several times (up, down, left, right) slightly by a aircraft could be distinguished”. Shipping includes a picture of an airplane and a UFO circled with a magic marker to make the case.
Queens reported six spooky contacts while Brooklyn had four extraterrestrial experiences, followed by Staten Island and The Bronx with three and two respectively.
In all, there have been 167 sightings of flying saucers across the state this year, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.
Across the river in New Jersey, 72 UFO incidents were reported in 2022, down 5% from the 76 the year before.
In Hamilton Township, a stunned resident walked out of his home around 7:40 p.m. on September 24, only to see “an amazing light moving across the sky from west to east.” The amazed gazer added, “There was an aura or haze around the subject” that “left a trail.”
The National UFO Reporting Center, established in 1974, “makes no claims as to the validity of the information in these reports,” the website states, adding, “Apparent false reports have been omitted, but most reports have been released exactly as received in.” the author’s own words.”
The center’s director, Peter Davenport, previously told the Post the truth is out there. “I believe we are routinely visited by these objects that we call UFOs – and I assume they are controlled by extraterrestrial intelligence.”
https://nypost.com/2022/12/17/aliens-among-us-nyc-ufo-sightings-see-uptick-in-2022/ Aliens among us! NYC UFO sightings see an upward trend in 2022