Long Island’s 2016 UFO Sightings [MAP] – Patch.com

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The skies above Long Island were apparently pretty busy this year, as residents reported more than two dozen sightings of strange objects flying overhead.

Residents all over Long Island have reported UFO sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) for decades. It seems little green men like visiting Long Island beaches as much as everyone else. Reports have been sighted from West Hempstead to Hampton Bays. But that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds that have been reported across New York state this year.

For the complete list of sightings reported to the NUFORC for New York, going all the way back to the 1960s and earlier, click here.

Some highlights from the Long Island reports include:

  • West Hempstead: Group of five solid amber/orange lights, traveling in an open formation from northwest to southeast.
  • St. James: Cone-shaped light with cluster of lights around it, orange lights.
  • Ronkonkoma: Flickering lights in a “V” formation, with one trailing far behind, disappearing into the sky.

You can see where all the Long Island incidents this year have taken place on the map below. Click each icon for more info.

HOW TO REPORT A UFO

The Seattle-based NUFORC has been operating since 1974 and gets many of its reports via a 24-hour hotline at (206) 722-3000, according to its website.

The group described what a good UFO report should include:

“Reports are most useful if they include an exact date, time, and location of the sighting. Other valuable information includes a description of the object(s) seen, what they were witnessed to do, how many of them were observed, what shape and color they were, how long they were observed, and any other facts the witness(es) believe were significant. The number of observers and a brief, one-sentence long description of their backgrounds are useful as well.”

As far as photographs and video, here’s what the NUFORC recommends:

“A photograph or video of the object is the most useful form of evidence in any sighting. Absent a photograph, an illustration of the object observed, even a simple outline drawing of its shape is very helpful. Also, a photocopy of an official map, indicating where the observers were located and what direction(s) they were looking is extremely helpful, and will permit a calculation of latitude and longitude.”

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