A New York witness reports watching a “large, silver, round, disc-type object in the sky” over Port Jefferson, Long Island, while Hurricane Irene approached, as he watched a broadcast from a camera at a local marina that monitors the area, according to August 30, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness has a boat moored at Port Jefferson and was able to locate a “CCTV camera that is about 5 miles from my boat.”
The witness logged into the camera beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011, to check local weather conditions near the boat – and saw the hovering object.
“I watched it live for a few minutes as it hovered in the same spot rotating around.”
After ruling out a manmade theory to the object, the witness took three screen captures.
“My first thought was that someone might be launching a weather balloon but I soon realized that the object had lines and a structure that didn’t look like a balloon,” the witness stated. “I took three screen shots of the live camera view. The three screen shots were taken about 10 seconds apart. It appears in the pictures that you can see the craft rotating toward the camera.”
The witness then contacted the marina where the camera is housed.
“I spoke to the marina to see if the live cam is recorded, but it is not. At the time of this sighting most of the area was evacuated and no planes were flying in or out of ny airports.”
The witness submitted the three screen shots: Image # 1, Image # 2, and Image # 3. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Port Jefferson is a village within the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, NY, population 7,837. The MUFON report was filed on August 30, 2011. The event occurred on August 28, 2011.
New York is a current UFO ALERT 4 rating, with a higher than average number of UFO sightings nationally. New York had 14 reports in July 2011 – while California had 54 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If New York MUFON State Director Samuel A. Falvo investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
NY, August 28, 2011 – silver craft over flooded long island bay during hurricane irene. MUFON Case # 31318.
I have a boat moored in Port Jefferson, Long Island. As Hurricane Irene approached NY I found a cctv camera that is about 5 miles from my boat to monitor the storm, flooding, wind….. The camera i was monitoring is at Defeo Marina and can be viewed live at their website.
At about 2:30 pm on Sunday i logged into the camera to check the flood conditions. I witnessed a large silver round disc type object in the sky over the flooded bay. I watched it live for a few minutes as it hovered in the same spot rotating around.
My first thought was that someone might be launching a weather balloon but i soon realized that the object had lines and a structure that didn’t look like a balloon. I took 3 screenshots of the live camera view. the 3 screenshots were taken about 10 seconds apart. It appears in the pictures that you can see the craft rotating toward the camera.
I spoke to the marina to see if the live cam is recorded but it is not. At the time of this sighting most of the area was evacuated and no planes were flying in or out of ny airports.