|Occurred : 8/20/2013 05:30 (Entered as : 08/20/13 05:30)
Reported: 8/20/2013 4:00:45 PM 16:00
Location: Pine Bush, NY
|Odd lights in the sky over Pine Bush: commercial or extraterrestrial?
This morning while driving south down NY route 302 I rounded a bend on that hilly and wooded road, and saw in the sky above the trees three widely-spaced white lights with a flashing red light underneath. My first thought at seeing the flashing light was "OK, FAA regulation lights" and didn't immediately pull over to really have a look (plus I was doing 60mph). But when I rounded the next bend about 5 seconds later and had a view of the same patch of sky, the object was gone.
So I started to really analyze what I saw for those 5 seconds before. If that was a man-made craft of some sort, it would've had a very long wingspan based on the positioning of the lights. Plus, the sky was just lightening for dawn, yet I could see no discernible fuselage, certainly not a full-size jet with a large wingspan, nor could I hear any aircraft propulsion.
Furthermore, those lights were far below normal commercial airspace, more at about private and small aircraft altitude. If it was a large transport flying into Stewart Air Base 20 miles to the east (Newburgh, NY), why did it have lights already on and why was it flying north and not east? Also, those lights were not nearly as bright as commercial landing lights. If it was a small private plane or ultra-light from Orange County (NY) Airport to the south, why would it be flying in the dark at 5:30am, with such a long wingspan, and traveling fast enough to disappear in 5 seconds? I am an art director at a leading aviation and aerospace magazine, and am well-informed in latest aircraft and UAV technologies. There was just something too odd about the lights I saw this morning. Plus, with Pine Bush's long history of sightings (the town itself has even adopted a "gray" alien character as the official mascot!), anything is possible.