Tuesday, July 20, 2010

UFO Sighting

It was Sunday when we were en route to West Point when we passed Indian Point power plant. We discussed whether it was a coal plant or nuclear when Todd settled the discussion with the iPad.

“Holy crap, you guys,” his eyebrows shot up as he scrolled through a story, “listen to this.”

It was 1984 when the local police station received some 60 calls about a UFO sighting over the power plant. A dozen of the plants security guards spotted the same thing and donned their body armor and whipped out their shot guns. They raced to get into position as the object hovered above them. They suspected the object was approximately 450 feet long; its lights, in a V formation changed colors.

The plant’s security system detected that the object had gotten within 30 feet of the cooling towers, and shut down the entire computer system. The guards readied to shoot; the police chief called in a helicopter from the local air force base.

The chopper didn’t arrive before the object shot straight upward from the cooling towers and flew away. The guards stood down.

To this day, nobody knows what that thing was. And the Air Force denies anything out of the ordinary ever happened that night.

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Blogger Unknown said...

That is awesome! One of the best UFO sighting accounts I have heard about...so many people confirm the sighting, and so close to the ground too!

August 23, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

I know, right Sean? I cannot stop thinking about this story. Todd and I think it must have been a Soviet aircraft casing the power plant which was common in the 70s-80s.

I wonder if we'll ever know...

September 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

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