Observing everything in the bustling metropolis of New York, one may even catch a glimpse of the otherworldly. This year, sightings of alleged extraterrestrial crafts reportedly increased by 4%, according to the National UFO Reporting Center. For the first time, New Yorkers have provided photographic evidence to support their cosmic claims.
As of mid-December, the Center has received reports of 28 “flying saucers” within the city limits of New York. In a dozen of these instances, photos were submitted through a reliable, user-friendly website. The state of New York as a whole has recorded a total of 167 incidents.
“I am convinced that we are routinely visited by these unidentified flying objects, and it is my belief that they are controlled by intelligent beings from other planets,” remarked Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center.
Despite the fact that the majority of these images are blurry and lack focus, it remains uncertain whether they truly provide proof of otherworldly presence. However, they do correspond with witness accounts that suggest an increasing frequency of interstellar visitors in the city of New York, noted the New York Post.
Manhattan seems to have had the most encounters, with a total of 13 reports. One particularly noteworthy incident occurred at 5:30 pm on February 4, involving a motorist outside a skyscraper.
“I took four photos of the Empire State Building while waiting for the traffic light to turn green. The following day, I noticed six orbs-like objects in two of the photos, appearing in different positions,” the unidentified driver wrote in disbelief. “The luminosity of the building’s lights was so intense that I did not notice the orbs at the time, and I can understand why no one on the ground would have noticed it either.“
Across the river in New Jersey, there were 72 UFO incidents reported in 2022, a decrease of 5% compared to the 76 incidents recorded the previous year. One resident of Hamilton Township had a stunning encounter on September 24 at approximately 7:40 p.m., when they saw “an incredible light moving across the sky from west to east.” The observer added, “There was a halo or mist surrounding the object,” which “left a trail.”
The National UFO Reporting Center, established in 1974, clarifies on its website that it “does not confirm the validity of the information contained in these reports.” However, it also states that “obvious fabrications have been omitted, and most of the reports have been published verbatim using the authors’ own words.”
Despite any skepticism, the director of the Center, Peter Davenport, remains firm in his conviction that the truth is out there. “I am convinced that we are routinely visited by these unidentified flying objects, and it is my belief that they are controlled by intelligent beings from other planets,” he reiterated.