There are fewer UFO sightings in NYC in 2021

Even E.T. isn’t visiting the Big Apple anymore. UFO sightings nosedived 41% in 2021, down to 27 from 46 the year before, according to the National UFO Reporting Center. Whether COVID put aliens on lockdown or Gotham gawkers just weren’t stargazing this year, the reason for the decline is unclear. Brooklynites reported the most close encounters with 11, including an alleged Nov. 1 visit with “glowing orbs changing color…from red to green and orange.” On Feb. 9, at about 10:45 p.m., another true believer said he spotted an “egg-shaped cylindrical object … with a solid light in front streak across the sky” over Brooklyn. The eyewitness added, “I can barely see anything in the sky in Brooklyn, and I’ve seen my fair share of shooting stars. It was too discernible to be one. … I’m a pretty skeptical person, but after an hour of thinking about the event, I have no rational explanation for it.” Two days later, on Feb. 11 around 7:15 p.m., two Staten Islanders were left spellbound while pumping gas. “I looked West and witnessed a fireball traveling from west to east not too fast,” said one of the X-filers. “I said to a man pumping gas next to me: ‘Do you see that?’ He answered ‘yes.’ ……

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There are fewer UFO sightings in NYC in 2021

Updated: December 18, 2021 — 9:26 am