A witness at Binghamton, NY, reports observing an object “as large as a football stadium” hovering over nearby Vestal that “shot up and vanished” and appeared again 20 to 30 minutes later and was photographed over Johnson City, according to August 4, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON
) witness reporting database.
MUFON Assistant State Director and Field Investigator L. Behr filed the report for the witness after the witnesses’ photos appeared on the WBNG-TV Web site.
The original sighting occurred when the witness was standing in a parking lot at Lourdes Hospital along Riverside Drive in Binghamton.
“He observed the object over the hill, across the river in what would be Vestal, NY,” the MUFON investigator stated. “The object appeared huge at this point, ‘as large as a football stadium’. Object was stationary and then shot up and vanished.”
But 20 to 30 minutes later, the same witness was driving home along Riverside Drive in Johnson City when the object was seen again, but higher in the sky.
“Witness pulled onto a side street and took two pictures. He observed the object for approximately two minutes before it again shot straight upward and away.”
The witness reported that there were additional witnesses in the hospital parking lot, but did not know their identities and that others had posted reports at the television station Web site saying they had seen the object too.
Binghamton is a city in Broome County, NY, population 47,376. Two images were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on August 4, 2011: Image # 1 and Image # 2. The events occurred on August 1, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
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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.
I am filing this report for the witness, with his permission, after our phone interview. I initially contacted witness after his pictures appeared on the WBNG-TV website. L. Behr ASD/FI
NY, August 1, 2011 – UFO spotted in Binghamton. MUFON Case # 30607.
Witness was in the parking lot of Lourdes Hospital on Riverside Drive in Binghamton NY. He observed object over the hill, across the river in what would be Vestal NY. The object appeared huge at this point, “as large as a football stadium”. Object was stationary and then shot up and vanished.
This upset the witness who called his mother. He then finished his business at the hostial and was on his way home, approximately 20-30 minutes after the initial sighting.
He was traveling on Riverside Drive toward his home in Johnson City when he observed the object again to his right, this time much higher in the sky. Witness pulled onto a side street and took 2 pictures. He observed the object for approximately 2 mintues before it again shot straight upward and away.
Witness stated that there were other people in the hospital parking lot who observed the object but, he did not know who they were. He also stated that people have posted on the WBNG web site that they also saw the object. I will follow up on this. L Behr