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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/2013 14:00 (Entered as : 6/2013 14:00)
Reported: 1/28/2019 6:54:50 PM 18:54
Posted: 2/1/2019
Location: Putnam Valley, NY
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 minutes
Huge disc hovers over Valley, then takes off vertically.

It was late afternoon & I was driving north on the Taconic State Parkway, headed along the ridge just south of Peekskill Hollow road, my intended exit. Looking ahead through the trees a large bright light hung. My brain kept trying to register it as a large street lamp, but that didn’t make sense given its position in the middle of the valley. So I thought I was getting glimpses of a plane’s headlights.

There is a point where the road heads down hill into the valley (before disappearing back into the hills on the other side) & the trees get sparse. Then the exit for Peekskill Hollow road off to the right at the base of the hill; a wide left-banking loop around a large open space of gravel. It’s an extremely sharp right-hand exit, so my attention was on that despite the large object in the sky above the exit.

As soon as I pulled off the exit I had to stop to stare up into the sky. I stuck my head out the window as far as I could to look up. A HUGE disc shaped object hung in the sky above the valley. HUGE. So huge I could not tell if it was twenty feet off the ground or 100 feet. But it almost entirely blocked my vision of the sky from where I sat! There was a center opening, different metal, I’m not sure. I stared at it for a few moments as I tried to take it all in. Then in an absolute split second it rose vertically & disappeared. Not silent exactly but not loud at all, like a soft smooth whirrrrrrrr.

I drove home, less than a mile away. No one was home. I sat in the living room going through every single thing I’d done that day to see if there were any time gaps, “was I dreaming?” “Did I fall asleep & this is a crazy detailed dream?” I hadn’t lost any time. I hadn’t fallen asleep. It was real. I’ve never forgotten!

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))