A New York witness at Duanesburg reported hearing loud engine noises and seeing four bright lights under 20 feet off the ground, according to testimony in Case 82249 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The incident occurred beginning about 10:55 p.m. on January 31, 2017.
“We live in a rural area with a couple of acres of land and woods bordering the back yard,” the witness stated. “My fiancé and I were home in bed talking when we heard an unfamiliar engine-like noise growing louder and louder as if on approach. The sound was not quite like a train, a plane, a helicopter, or ATV, but all crossed my mind because the noise varied in its characteristics, but always sounded like a motor.”
As the noise grew to a roar, the two wondered what the object was and moved to the window.
“Each of us saw four very large, bright, yellow lights - they were in a row, in the woods, about 120 feet from us. The lights were evenly spaced, spanning maybe 15 to 20 feet. I also think they were 10 to 20 feet off the ground.”
“We both assumed the lights were mounted on some kind of vehicle or craft, but neither of us saw anything other than the lights. As we contemplated what could possibly be out there in the woods (did a small plane come down? should we call someone?), the noise recurred giving us another moment of pause before bright white or yellow lights rapidly flew by the bedroom windows about 20 feet away and 10 to 15 feet off the ground.”
The sound was heard only when the lights were lit.
“Each time, the sound preceded the lights and ceased when the lights disappeared. We only moved here in the past month and do not know our neighbors, so we have not asked if they heard/saw anything odd that night. I did have the opportunity to ask the nearby sheriff's office and the state police about it a few days later - both denied having had any calls/reports pertaining to the event. Interestingly, our two dogs, both always ready to bark, did not stir at all.”
New York MUFON investigators Ronnie Milione and Nicholas Voulgaris investigated this case and closed it as Information Only. The above quotes were edited for clarity.