|Occurred : 1/4/2012 19:30 (Entered as : 1/4/12 19:30)
Reported: 4/12/2012 1:08:48 AM 01:08
Location: Selden, NY
|triangular hovering unknown "tracked" by multiple craft
I am a gazer and enjoy a clear night to locate and identify many objects and position in my little section of the sky. In 20+ years I have become familiar with an assortment of craft sharing our LI skies. I can recognize the difference between the Yaphank and South Hampton US military equipment performing maneuvers(usually during late evenings) and know where their insallations are located vs passenger liners en route to and from Islip Int'l Airport, JFK and LaGuardia airports by regulated identification marker lights. I know the distinctive nightime sounds of chopper blade rotation and winged craft props, jet exhaust rumbling, etc. operated by NY Suffolk County Police and various NEWS choppers, instantly, when vectoring over my "area". So, I have become unimpressed by their appearance due to familiarity.
On Jan. 4, 2012 at approximately 7:30 pm EST I became aware of the unusual amount of aircraft traffic flying in unfamiliar patterns over Western LI .
I was alarmed by the number of visible craft flying in a seemingly congested space at various altitudes and unusual patterns ranging from N-S, W-E, W-N, NE-S. During the next few hours, I watched multiple craft flying varying directions in distances of 1 mile to 5 miles(ed. guess)from my location.
The patterns, criss-crossing pilot maneuvers, low altitude banking and deliberate circling about kept my attention and was unsettling.
Description of moving craft "lights" varied from single solid amber to solitary white strobe, some( I think they may have been choppers) strobed white AND red flashers. There were low flying, fast-moving craft outfitted with huge double tiered solid red lights positioned aft.
It was hard to distinguish which craft made which sound.
On Jan. 5,2012 (night #2) I again witnessed multiple white and amber lights in the W-S/W sky at approximately 7:30 pm. I am aware that Venus was low in the evening sky at similar location. This was not Venus......unless Venus can somehow switch from her familiar bright, head spotlight look into an upturned, spinning triangular shape with the ability to hover over the same area.
Many craft were "scrambling" in all directions, again. Why? I have no idea.
I blogged News12 on Jan. 6, 2012 asking if I was alone in my sighting - if someone could tell me what was that?? I continue to watch multiple craft (I think military) in the sky from dusk 'till 2:00 am EST. After that, its quiet.
Any information would help
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))