Mike Allen joined the Ethan and Lou Show Tuesday (04/20/21) for its regular weekly segment called “Where you live“. Mike delves deep into a local story each week and this week it was all about UFO sightings. In particular, sightings that took place in the Hudson Valley in New York and the Greater Danbury area of CT in the 1980s.
Mike shared astonishing information about a savage group of independent sightings during a single night in 1987. Allen says there were hundreds of reports describing a similar device taken by state and local police in the area. Greater Danbury region.
Here’s what Allen told us:
“But the real big deal was May, not March, but May 26, 1987. I remember that because I was here at I-95 that night and we got calls here from people who got it. Whatever it was, it was uh, and I went back and looked at the weather statistics for that night.
It was a clear night, it was between 9:30 am and 10:15 am at night, a clear night, visibility of 15 miles, the wind speed was practically nonexistent.
There have been 200 calls received by state and local police, we have received calls here. Something, whatever that thing, was flying over I-84 near the Newtown / Southbury border which is right where the Housatonic River separates the counties.
It was a huge object, bright lights, a somewhat curved structure, the size of a football field. Now two guys in particular that saw that, one whose name I have, uh, a guy by the name of Randy Etting in Newtown at the time, in 1987 was a 30 year veteran pro pilot.
And, he and his son was in the yard, the neighbors were out, he went to get his binoculars, he looked at this thing for ten minutes before it disappeared and he said there were eight lights, different colors, one object, clearly not multiple objects, so sound coming out of it, he said there were heat waves, there were heat waves distorting the lights around the edge. So he said, what he saw was clear.
And, meanwhile in Middlebury, not too far away, a retired Navy pilot also saw it and said it was a craft, and like no other plane I’ve ever seen in my life. . “
This is an image captured by Randy Etting that evening.
UFO over USA: “Randy Etting captured this image of lights over Newtown, Connecticut, in 1987.” by r / pics
As with all UFO stories with several, or in this case, hundreds of independent sightings, an official explanation will follow. CT State Police provided this response, explaining the sightings as ultralight planes. The first police reported that the ultralight flights originated from the small airstrip at Candlewood Farms and then changed its story by saying the planes originated from Stormville, New York.
Authorities provided additional information on these ultralight planes in particular, saying the bottoms of them were painted black and they hung lanterns below them, while flying in formations to fool people.
The man from Newtown who saw and reported the Randy Etting craft responded to this explanation by saying it was “idiot chatter”.
Mike Allen told us that Ultralights can go between 20 and 65 mph and come in all shapes and sizes and you don’t need a license to ride one. These factors make the police response plausible, but Allen has a problem with that. This problem has nothing to do with the capabilities of an ultralight aircraft, instead he said the following:
“The reason I have trouble with this explanation is that no one has ever been arrested for doing this. Now it violates so many air regulations, if that is indeed what happened. “People should have been arrested, brought to justice if they knew this had happened. No one has ever been arrested for doing this.”
And, that’s not the kind of prank you say no one was affected by it and that’s OK. You throw the book at someone like that because it created a lot of confusion and the police were taken out of routine business to follow UFOs, you know, the arguments. “
This May 1987 incident was by no means isolated. Allen told us that there were 7,000 reports to police from the Hudson Valley in the 1980s. Many reports contained similar descriptions of a semi-circular, triangle or triangle shaped craft. boomerang, covered in lights and about the size of a football field.
Don’t miss “The Place You Live” with Mike Allen every Tuesday from 8 am, only the Ethan and Lou Show on I-95 and the I-95 Rock mobile app.
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