Hudson Valley Sightings (1982 – 1986)

Hudson Valley Sightings (1982 – 1986)

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The Hudson Valley Sightings refers to a series of reported UFO sightings that occurred in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, primarily between 1982 and 1986. The wave involved numerous witnesses who observed large, triangular or boomerang-shaped objects with bright lights hovering or moving silently across the sky.

The sightings began in 1982 when a woman named Jane Green reported seeing a massive, silent craft with bright lights hovering over her car on a road in the Hudson Valley. Following this initial report, a surge of similar sightings occurred throughout the region over the next few years.

Witnesses described the objects as enormous, ranging in size from football fields to several hundred feet in length. They had rows of bright lights, typically white or yellow, along their edges or undersides. The objects were often reported to move slowly and silently, sometimes at low altitudes, and would occasionally hover for extended periods.

The Hudson Valley UFO sightings gained widespread attention and media coverage, leading to increased public interest in the phenomenon. The reports were investigated by various researchers, including ufologists and independent investigators, who interviewed witnesses, collected testimonies, and analyzed available evidence.

The wave reached its peak on March 24, 1983, during what became known as the “Great Winged Boomerang” sighting. Hundreds of witnesses, including police officers, reported seeing a massive, V-shaped craft with bright lights fly low and silently over the region. The sighting lasted for several hours and attracted significant media attention.


The Hudson Valley UFO Wave refers to a series of sightings in New York State between 1982 and 1986, where witnesses reported large, triangular or boomerang-shaped objects with bright lights moving silently across the sky. The wave gained significant attention due to numerous witnesses, consistent descriptions of the objects, and the lasting impact on the local community.