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Rural New Yorker captures bright spheres on photo, video

A New York witness at North Creek reported watching and photographing three bright spheres slowly moving at the tree level, according to June 10, 2014, testimony in Case 56984 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness noticed lights in the sky at 2:02 a.m. on June 4, 2014, and stepped outside for a better look.

“I saw movement,” the witness stated, “three bright lights in the distance coming across the mountain from the southeast.”

The witness quickly stepped inside to retrieve a cell phone, set it to record video (seen above), and moved back outside.

“The objects were now the size of basketballs and kept getting larger. I aimed the camera at the first object, could not capture all three at the same time, and was able to get five seconds, and then the recorder stopped.”

The witness stepped back inside, reset the phone to capture still images, and then stepped back outside again and was able to capture the other two objects.

Witness photo of two orbs that appeared to be the size of basketballs. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo of two orbs that appeared to be the size of basketballs. (Credit: MUFON)

“I sat unbelieving and mesmerized for about 10 minutes. Then the first orb began to move closer and downward. I was convinced it was headed at me. Suddenly another dimmer, comet-like (had a tail) object streaked in near the orb towards the Earth. Both passed out of view around the edge of the house.”

The witness then began to focus on the other two orb-like objects.

“They were slowly moving down across the mountain, through the trees about 50-100 yards away. The one on the left sunk below my vision. The one on the right passed through the trees while descending. This caused it to appear to be blinking. I finally lost sight of it.”

The witness went back inside and a few minutes later sent a Facebook message to his daughters. The timestamp on that message is 2:21 a.m.

Main Street in North Creek. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Main Street in North Creek. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

North Creek is a hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, NY. Johnsburg has a population of 2,450. New York MUFON is investigating. New York has a current UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. New York had 31 UFO reports in May 2014 – the 3rd highest reporting state – while California had 102 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

The objects came from the nearby mountain area and appeared to move in a controlled manner. (Credit: Google)
The objects came from the nearby mountain area and appeared to move in a controlled manner. (Credit: Google)

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. About 15 years ago, we lived in Lake Placid, NY. My husband and I saw green orbs about softball size and the green material looked viscous out our back window. My husband saw them the first night (never mentioned to me). The second night we both stood looking out the window at them. The third night we both saw them and they left at a very high rate of speed. The really weird part is that we never talked about this until years later. Neither of us ever felt threatened, but the fact that we never mentioned them is definitely not like us. Where we lived, it would have been impossible (because of the height they were to be a person. We lived way out in the woods and over a mile from the nearest neighbor or highway. They did not move until they took off so no one could have held them that steady. Has anyone else seen these orbs and what do they think they are.

  2. I have photo I took today that has a strange light in it. Would love to show you. How do I do that. I’m in upstate NY.

  3. I believe in extraterrestrial life, but I am also a realistic person, it looks alot like (since the camera man was shooting with no light but the sphere) he/she is simply moving the camera back and forth, odd how you can capture them all in a picture but in a video just as large you only get one. Sounds like a phony to me.

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