Book Signings

We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:

10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble

10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble

10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble

Sightings:

Sightings on Long Island come in two basic flavors. People reported seeing a ship or ball of light, or they reported finding animals mutilated in odd and disturbing ways. The actual craft sightings will vary. Mutilations were usually found in areas experiencing a lot of supposed UFO activity. I will cover mutilations first as these leave tangible evidence.

Mutilations:

I found a lot of information at the Patchogue Medford Library. They had a Long Island room with a thick file on UFO phenomenon. Inside the file was an article by a man named Don Ecker, photocopied from an unknown newspaper. Inside were some accounts that will make any animal lover's skin crawl. Do not take these accounts as proof of the existence of aliens on L.I. This could just as easily have been done by a cultist group and does not display any futuristic technology, just plain cruelty. Unfortunately, until someone is caught in the act, we will never know.

A german shepherd was found in Queens near Creedmore and the nurse who found it said the dog was "turned inside out"

There was a mutilation on the property of Southaven Park in 1988 that took place in the middle of a rash of UFO reports. The description was very similar to the Creedmore case.

One of the most remarkable instances occurred in an unnamed Suffolk County park with a lamb. Park employees found the animal and according to the article by Don Ecker, "bones had been stripped and piled neatly beside the animal, and the internal organs placed on the carcass." It was later discovered that Federal agents had been seen to focus on state parks at the time. It was mentioned in the article that most mutilations in other parts of the world describe the animals as lacking any blood but on Long Island this does not appear to be true.

Not to forget the infamous Mastic / Shirley area, there were a number of dogs that went missing around the same time as these mutilations, though no one has proven that the two were related.

Craft sightings and floating lights:

Sightings have been reported of cigar shaped craft, flying balls of light, and the always popular circular UFOs.

Two prominent LI researchers, Bill Knell and Preston Nichols claim UFOs were buzzing their homes at times. Preston Nichols is the author of many books concerning the Montauk Project and Bill Knell was involved with Island Skywatch. Preston claims he put some sort of EM transmitter on the top of his house and it diverted the craft.

In Chaury's Weekender there was an article dated 4/8/89 on p.7 that told of a woman in Bellport reporting balls of light circling her while she was sunbathing. Her husband also saw some strange light in the same yard.

John Ford maintains that Suffolk County Police actually drew guns on a craft flying over the corner of Hallock and Columbia in Pt. Jeff Station. He also reports a scout ship flying over Wildwood Lake Near Riverhead-Speonk Road.

I found an article in the National Examiner on July 1990 entitled "Star Wars! Long Island Family Sees Copters Shoot Down Gigantic UFO". A couple reported seeing a large object with amber lights hovering in the sky over Moriches Bay. It had six round lights and they were blinking in some sort of pattern. Helicopters surrounded the object, propellers chattering away. The couple also reported seeing a bluish white glowing thing on the shore. The craft approached the blue glow and then suddenly disappeared. This was supposedly backed up by a man who contacted John Ford wishing to be anonymous and claiming to work in a government lab. He supposedly admitted that his lab had shot down the craft. UFO's are reported to disappear suddenly all the time, so it might be just as likely that it winked out of its own accord than it was shot down.

Southaven Park - the crash

The most Coherent information on Southaven was located in the LIUFON Press Release on August 3 1998. The actual crash occurred at 7:00pm on Nov. 24th, 1992. A man was driving east on Sunrise Highway heading toward WIlliam Floyd Parkway. There was a patch of trees separating Sunrise from Montauk Hwy. To the south of Sunrise he saw a large craft that he describes as, "tubular in shape with two large bright blue lights on each end with a bright white light in its center whose structure was composed of a dull metallic grey texture". He saw the object make a very tight right angle, cross the highway, and crash into the woods of Southaven Park. When it hit, the object emitted a dazzlingly white beam that was said to turn night to day for a moment.

The same man turned and came back on the other side of Sunrise to backtrack and find the source of the crash. He saw helicopters near the exit to William Floyd Pkwy. Neither the helicopters or the personnel that came to block off the westbound exit to William Floyd bore any markings or insignia and the men were dressed in plain black. Finally he went west on Victory which was closed off later, and reached the second turn on Gerard Ave. This street and its neighbors would soon report all manner of electrical glitches, phone ringing with no one there, and TV static. At this time though our witness could see a huge fire back in the woods.

At the same time someone also driving east on Sunrise saw an oval shaped object fly over the town dump hill, "on a descending course 30 degrees to the horizon which was leaving a green ionization trail as it passed". Could this have been part of its crash trajectory? The oval craft or one like it may have been scouting out the local area because there was an incident "reported over Islip Town which were seen on the Channel 12 News in March 1992 at the Bagatelle Road Exit of the Long Island Expressway".

Some researchers say even now that there are areas of Southaven that have the trees bent as if almost torn out of the ground at some point in their growth. On a scouting mission we think we found such a site. We also found a good aerial shot of the area that shows a large roundish area that has no trees at all. The photos are below.

     

Southaven Park - the crash

The most Coherent information on Southaven was located in the LIUFON Press Release on August 3 1998. The actual crash occurred at 7:00pm on Nov. 24th, 1992. A man was driving east on Sunrise Highway heading toward WIlliam Floyd Parkway. There was a patch of trees separating Sunrise from Montauk Hwy. To the south of Sunrise he saw a large craft that he describes as, "tubular in shape with two large bright blue lights on each end with a bright white light in its center whose structure was composed of a dull metallic grey texture". He saw the object make a very tight right angle, cross the highway, and crash into the woods of Southaven Park. When it hit, the object emitted a dazzlingly white beam that was said to turn night to day for a moment.

The same man turned and came back on the other side of Sunrise to backtrack and find the source of the crash. He saw helicopters near the exit to William Floyd Pkwy. Neither the helicopters or the personnel that came to block off the westbound exit to William Floyd bore any markings or insignia and the men were dressed in plain black. Finally he went west on Victory which was closed off later, and reached the second turn on Gerard Ave. This street and its neighbors would soon report all manner of electrical glitches, phone ringing with no one there, and TV static. At this time though our witness could see a huge fire back in the woods.

At the same time someone also driving east on Sunrise saw an oval shaped object fly over the town dump hill, "on a descending course 30 degrees to the horizon which was leaving a green ionization trail as it passed". Could this have been part of its crash trajectory? The oval craft or one like it may have been scouting out the local area because there was an incident "reported over Islip Town which were seen on the Channel 12 News in March 1992 at the Bagatelle Road Exit of the Long Island Expressway".

Some researchers say even now that there are areas of Southaven that have the trees bent as if almost torn out of the ground at some point in their growth. On a scouting mission we think we found such a site. We also found a good aerial shot of the area that shows a large roundish area that has no trees at all. The photos are below.

 
           
       
Aerial from 2000 reveals a swatch of trees missing.
 
           
       
Map of location above.
 
   
 
One area of the park appears to have trees growing at an angle.
 
   
             
   
     
               
     
     
Yet seen here other areas have trees growing normally.
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