The Hudson Valley has quite a history when it comes to UFO sightings. But just how many of these so called flying objects that defy scientific explanation are reported across the state? How does New York rank compared to other states?

The database from the National UFO Reporting Center has some of the numbers from 2019, and according to these reports, New York is pretty high up the list when it comes to strange, unidentifiable things in the sky. In fact, New York is fifth in the entire country.

So far for 2019, New York has had 4,814 reported sightings. According to the database, the most recent was at 5:33 a.m., October, 2 in Oceanside, when "cigar shaped" objects were spotted for about 30 seconds.

The most recent sightings in the Hudson Valley were September 19 in Newburgh at 7:40 a.m., and 7:40 p.m., according to the database. The earlier report describes a massive triangle craft moving slowly near I-84, with three white lights and one red light.

Of course, many of these reports can be explained with more down to Earth answers. Perhaps they are commercial or military aircraft? A star in the night sky? Spotlights or other lights emanating from someone's property? Or maybe a drug lab exploded somewhere?

Still though, it is quite interesting to look at these reports and their descriptions. What state had the highest number or sightings? California, with 13,811, followed by Florida, Washington, and Texas. Pennsylvania was seventh, with 3,999. New Jersey was 14th (2,387).

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