UFO Sighting Report - USA
February 9th/10th 2009 : I-495, Long Island Expressway, Long Island, New York
I-495 Long Island Expressway Long Island, New York Triangular UFO
Date: February 9 or 10, 2009
Time: Approx: 7:45 p.m.
HBCC UFO Research Note: I like the witness stated in his report below, there surely has to be others who are witnessing some of what had been reported, yet they are not coming forward. The witness and myself would be grateful to hear from anyone who saw what this fellow observed. If so please do drop Brian a line with a detailed report over what it was you witnessed. Brian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Brian, I submitted two reports on your web site a couple of months ago. The first was a sighting of an object that looked like a black triangle over Northern State Parkway near the Route 110 exit and the second was a report of a series of sightings of objects on the south side of the LIE in Nassau County. All sightings were on Long Island, New York.
For some reason, I'm having a difficult time communicating this and I'm not really sure why. While these previously reported sightings encouraged me to change my perspective. I just don't know.
This past week, perhaps Monday or Tuesday, I was driving eastbound on I-495 (Long Island Expressway) at approximately 7:45pm EST when I saw a triangular formation of lights pass over the expressway approximately 2 miles west of exit 40. This formation of lights traveled from north to south.
It was an overcast night and the clouds were visible due to the overwhelming amount of light pollution in Nassau. The formation of lights was traveling below the cloud coverage. At first I thought it was an airplane traveling in an unusual direction at an unusual altitude (in fact, I had never seen an aircraft flying that low and in that direction over that part of the LIE). If you were to hold out a dime, it would have fit nearly perfectly between the three lights.
As the object passed over the expressway, I couldn't make out any real shape except for what I think I'm going to identify as the top edge and part of the nose of it. The part of the nose I saw look like a vertical surface that curved up into part of a flat top. By curve, I mean that it looked like a rounded corner, a steeply rounded corner, as opposed to the type of angles you would expect in commercial aircraft. As the object passed over the expressway and continued south, it became obvious that it wasn't a normal aircraft. The back end had three or four blue lights lined up in a horizontal row evenly spaced over what I was vaguely able to make out as the backend of the aircraft.
The aircraft itself looked triangular in shape but, it was not like the other triangle I saw. The other triangle looked as if it was a triangular (isosceles) slab with a light at each point and a light in the center of the bottom while this new triangle wasn't quite an isosceles triangle and had an apparent power source, which is what I'm assuming the blue lights on the back of it were as the blue lights seemed to radiate light as an exhaust as opposed to simply being a feature illuminating light.
Since my initial reports, I've actually been spending a good amount of time looking skyward. To be honest, I have often doubted what I was witness to yet, this new experience still seems unreal. I have, in fact, been sitting on reporting it to you. I felt that I shouldn't report this object; I almost felt that filing yet another report would cast shadow over the validity of my previous sightings given that the airspace over Long Island is so busy. But I can assure you that none of these objects is a typical or known aircraft.
Surely if I saw these things, I can't possibly be the only person who saw them as there has got to be other people who spend their time sitting in bumper to bumper traffic looking up. There has to be other people around here who are stargazers. Yet there's nothing on the local news about it, no one out of what must be over ten thousand people in this area happened to have a camera pointed skyward and took pictures that they shared, no one else seems to even be discussing these things. I even tried Googling "LIE UFO sightings" and different permutations of that and found nothing. In fact, the only reports I found that seemed relevant were my previous reports.
I try to be a reasonable person but, the lack of other reports makes me feel kind of, well, it makes me question what I saw. On the other hand, I feel like the images of these things is burned in my mind. That fact convinces me that there is something going on here but, if that is the case, then why aren't there more reports coming up for the same objects on search engines? If that is the case, what exactly does "something going on here" actually mean? Are these things Air Force aircraft? Are they some sort of well know aircraft that I just for some reason don't know about? Could they be some sort of kit aircraft that some local bought and built and is joyriding in? Could they be something else? I honestly have no idea but, I don't think I want to see these things or be involved with whatever they're tied to, but then, on the other hand, here I am telling you about it.
I'm sorry this message has become so wordy and I hope that someone else out there saw this object and reported it.
Thank you to the witness for their sighting report.
HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]