UFOs in the Hudson River Valley

by Charles Lear

The Phoenix Lights is a classic case among UFOlogists and one of those where you quote the date (March 13, 1997) when mentioning it if you want to impress upon your fellows that you know your subject.  It involves a night of sightings by thousands of Arizona residents, including Governor Fife Symington, of a huge V-shaped craft that was defined by lights on it edges and blocked out stars as it passed.  It made national news and became the subject of the 2009 television movie, “I know What I Saw.”  The case was explained away as being a misidentified military flare drop, which happened two hours after the sightings reports.  The flare drop was localized, while the reported craft was said to travel across the entire state and, despite the incongruity, enough of the public accepted the explanation that the case was able to fade into history.

Similar sightings of huge V-shaped craft by thousands of witnesses along the Hudson River Valley occurred in the early 1980’s.  This was not just over a single night but over a period of years and should have overshadowed the Phoenix Lights in UFOlogical circles, but many don’t even know where the Hudson Valley is let alone that there was a fascinating series of sightings there which are being investigated to this day.  Even now there is still activity in the small area town of Pine Bush that holds a yearly UFO fair.  To give you an idea where the HRV is located, the Hudson River meets the ocean just past New York City.  The valley runs north up to Albany with New York State to the west. Read more

249. Free Show: Justin Barber

Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, our guest Justin Barber is the director for Phoenix Forgotten, wide release in US & Canada theaters on April 21st. Justin talks about his feet on the ground research into the true event of the 1997 Phoenix Lights, and his development of a fiction found footage based on some true events.

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244. Free Show: The Phoenix Lights, 20th Anniversary

Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates, former Phoenix City Council member during the Phoenix Lights Incident, Frances Barwood talks about her struggles just trying to speak to 700 witnesses who called in, she looked for answers and got into trouble. Support the show for $2 or more per month to listen as Dr Lynne Kitie comes on to speak about her experience during the sightings, her intense research and where things stand 20 years after the fact. Guest Steve Lantz talks about making the Phoenix lights documentary, his experience as a licensed pilot and his own personal sightings including what he thinks may have been telepathic communication. The Everything Else Show is including as a podcast for subscribers.

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Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates joined by our guest, Jason McClellan who informatively speaks on the topic of UFOs, as well as what got him into the subject, his own UFO sightings including the Phoenix Lights, plus he talks about working with rock star Tom DeLonge on the topic and his new book: , An Introduction to the Public’s Misconception of Unidentified Ariel Phenomena and Extraterrestrial Life. Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate from all of us at Podcast UFO!

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