NUFORC Sighting 180522

Occurred: 2021-11-13 16:50 Local
Reported: 2024-02-21 09:27 Pacific
Duration: Appr 5 Min
No of observers: 2 - Military

Location: Brewerton, NY, USA
Location details: I was located just west of the Plank Road Park and could see the objects to the south.

Shape: Orb
Color: Yellow/Green
Estimated Size: Based on Distance, Approx. 20'
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: South from my position and west of the witness on Rt 81
Angle of Elevation: 35
Closest Distance: Approx 3000 meters
Estimated Speed: 0 to supersonic
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Emitted other objects

I initially observed a bright light in line with the Syracuse airport. Then I realized it was hovering, not approaching the Airport.

On the afternoon of November 13, 2021, I left Happy Valley State Park after spending the day hunting with a friend. Exiting from 81 South at the Brewerton off-ramp, I continued west towards Clay, NY on VerPlank/Mud Mill Rd. Roughly a mile away from the Rt 11 intersection, I noticed a bright yellow light in the southern sky. Drawing on my military background as a paratrooper and Pathfinder, I've developed the ability to estimate altitudes and trajectories of aircraft. I immediately observed that this particular aircraft appeared to hover at an altitude of approximately 3,000 feet with no discernible vertical or horizontal movement. Curious about this unusual sighting, I contacted my friend, who would have been positioned to the east of the object, and asked him if he noticed anything unusual. After a pause, he confirmed that there was indeed an aircraft west of the airport, but it appeared to be hovering. Both of us were understandably excited but in agreement that the object remained stationary at roughly 3,000 feet. I attempted to record a video, but my device wasn't functioning correctly, which was unusual. Nonetheless, I managed to snap a picture, and to my surprise, the flash activated, even though I typically have it set to manual control. Following this "bigfoot shot," I continued to take pictures. As I did so, another object came into view, and the two objects appeared to engage in aerial maneuvers, almost like a high-G dogfight. Within a minute, one of the objects ascended rapidly, surpassing any speed I had ever witnessed, and disappeared from sight in an instant. The first aircraft then began to move westward, toward Auburn, NY, and once again became stationary near Skaneateles Lake. It seemed to blend into the western star system and remained in that exact position for about two weeks. I had friends verify the sighting, so I knew I wasn't hallucinating. Upon closer examination of the pictures, I noticed additional objects that I had not seen while looking through the camera. These objects clearly lacked wings, tails, or marker lights and did not resemble any aircraft I had ever encountered. I ruled out the possibility of ground lighting reflections, as the objects remained identifiable even when outside of cloud cover. While I didn't come across any news reports about these objects, it's worth noting that we had experienced a series of sonic booms over Syracuse prior to the sighting, which were attributed to meteor flyovers. Frankly, if there were that many meteor misses over Syracuse, it would likely have garnered NASA's attention. I cannot definitively identify these objects, but they were unlike any aircraft I had seen before.

Posted 2024-03-13

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