As another year draws to a close, more New Yorkers have claimed that they're seeing unexplainable phenomena. But are these lights in the skies really beings from another world, or something with more of an earthly explanation?

New York Near the Top 

Sources say New York once again is near the top when it comes to UFO sightings in the country. Unidentified Flying Objects (or UFOs) have been documented and reported since early history, and have become deeply rooted in our culture.

Often, these sightings and strange encounters can be simply explained as other things like weather balloons, commercial or military craft, or even just a bright star in the sky. But some other reports just don't add up. What is out there in this huge universe we live in?


According to reports filed by the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings have gone up by 4% in 2022. New York ranked 5th in the nation for sightings, with only California, Florida, Washington, and Texas ahead of us.

Recent Hudson Valley UFO Sightings

So where are we so far in 2022? It is still early in the year, but the National UFO Reporting Center website lists several sightings across the Hudson Valley over the past few months. The website allows you to file your own reports which can then take several weeks to be posted for the public to view.

The most recent report from the Hudson Valley was September 24 in Tuxedo Park, when a witness said they saw a "bright light (or) white object moving through the sky with large illumination of light traveling behind it then disappeared." the total duration of the event was about 5 minutes.

It can take a few months for these reports to be listed on the database, so there may have been more since.

New York Also Ranks 5th in Another Very Weird Category

Someone like Fox Mulder should move to our state because he'd have quite a time researching all these bizarre reports. Do you believe in Bigfoot? In fact, Whitehall, New York is known as the "Bigfoot Capital of the East Coast". Read HERE.

New York Has Its Own Area 51

It's just a day trip away from the Hudson Valley. Read HERE.

Check Out the National List and Some History Of UFO Sightings Below

LOOK: The states with the most UFO sightings

For each state, we’ve also included details of famous UFO sightings in that state. Of note is that almost three-quarters of all UFO sighting reports in the United States occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, and tend to peak between 9 and 10 p.m. Food for thought next time you're out scoping for alien life. Keep reading to see which states have had the most UFO sightings.

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