While driving South on the Arterial in Utica New York, one white rectangle took over the skies just hovering over Downtown Utica and East Utica.

This sighting was around 8:15PM on April 15th 2024. The sighting was by your author, yours truly.

I was driving from Marcy, back home to New Hartford. I noticed this weird tic-tac style light in the sky. At first, I thought it was either those massive lights over the Arterial in downtown, or a low flying plane. However, the object did not move. It just hovered over what appeared to be downtown. It appeared to be solid.

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As I drove more into the city, towards New Hartford, the light didn't move. At this point, it was like a solid light bar. No blinking, no nothing. Once I approached the first set of stop lights on going South Bound, the lights split into two. They hovered together for a minute, then quickly disappeared in opposite directions. It was crazy, and something I've never seen.

I tried by best to snap photos, but driving and taking photos isn't very safe. Once I hit the stoplight, the magic was gone, so I took photos of blank sky.

Did anyone else capture this? Did you see it? What do you think it was? Text us on our station app, we'd love to hear from you.

UFO Over Lowville March 7th 2024

One UFO report with the National UFO Reporting Database on March 7th, had very similar lights and video:

"The lights that appeared, and just as they came slowly in the frame, the lights went out I have seen star link and this was not that. I have also seen in person military exercises using flares at night and this was also not that. I am big into looking at stars and very aware of the world around me and I slammed on my brakes. The first time I saw it didn’t get my phone out in time. I waited a minute or two and then it appeared once more and got the video just after it started, I waited around another 10 minutes and did not appear again, it seemed like it lit up pretty much in the same spot as the first time."

Watch the video online here.

UFO Sighting Over Central New York February 24th 2024

It's been a busy end of February for Central New York and UFO sightings. Did you see these crazy lights over Utica?

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler

The Top 25 Most Baffling UFO Sightings Reported in New York This Year

When residents of the Empire State spot something unexplainable in the skies, they report it to the National UFO Reporting Center. There's been about 80 new sightings so far in 2023 that raised a few hackles.

NUFORC does investigate what people saw to determine if they actually witnessed alien activity or something else. Oftentime, these reports turn out to be false flags. For example; someone from NYC reported seeing a strange, square-like object in the sky on July 22. They provided a photo to NUFORC, who then ruled the person saw an "advertising banner behind a private aircraft."

However, there have been several creepy reports that couldn't be brushed off with a logical explanation. And some of these reports had photo or video evidence attached.

Scroll through New York's top 25 weirdest sightings of 2023.

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