By. Philip J. Imbrogno
Over the past five years the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area have been the scene of a massive number of UFO sightings. The numbers of reports are so great that I believe this area has the highest number of raw UFO sighting reports in the entire world. These reports are documented in my book NIGHT SIEGE THE HUDSON VALLEY UFO SIGHTS which I co-authored with the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Mr. Bob Pratt.
I have been asked over the years by many UFO researchers if there have been any close encounter-abduction type cases in the Hudson Valley. My answer to most was no. Only to few did I admit that there were abduction cases and plenty of them. This denial of such cases was at the request of Dr. Hynek since he wanted NIGHT SIEGE to be a documentation of the many UFO reports in the Hudson Valley.D. Hynek also wanted to keep these cases quiet until we had more data about the sightings in the area.
With so many reports over the years and with the sighting still continuing it was only a matter of time before the growing number of Abduction cases in the Hudson Valley had to be dealt with. To this date I have been contacted by at least 75 people who feel as if they had more than a sighting. Of the 75 there are 25 that would be suitable for further study. Of these twenty five ten come from professional backrounds. All do not want any type of publicity. I will explore two of these cases in this article. At the witnesses request, I have changed their names to protect them. I would also like to inform the reader that Whitley Strieber, author of the best selling book COMMUNION experiences took place in the Hudson Valley area. Since the publication of his book many people have come forward with incredible stories,people who would otherwise would have kept silent.
On July 2 1987 I received a call from a 36 year old woman from Toms River New Jersey who I shall call Gail. Gail was very troubled on the phone and insisted that she talk to me about a UFO related experience that she had. During the last part of June (1987) as she was lying down on her bed, she felt some what uneasy as if someone was watching her. The time was Ten PM. She then heard a voice say" We have come for you..You will not be hurt." She then realized that her entire body was paralyzed and that she could only move her eyes. Gail was lying on her back and noticed that three beings stood in the doorway to her bedroom. She was alone in the house at the time, but does live there with her seventeen year old daughter who was away visiting her father in Croton Falls N.Y. Gail is divorced.
Three beings were dressed in something that looked like tightly fitting jumpsuits and stood in a single row, one behind the other. The light in the hall was dim, and she could not see their features. She noticed they were about five feet tall with very long arms. The leader,according to Gail seemed to have a problem getting into the room. It was as if sometype of invisible sheild was blocking his way. He lifted up his hand and pressed them against the invisible sheild.
The leader then took some type of rod out from a side pocket and turned the bottom of it. The rod then glowed with a green light and he passed it over the doorway area. They then walked into the room without any effort. As they entered the room still in a single file she noticed that they had large heads and eyes that looked like a cats which wrapped around their heads. She never heard them talk but heard all kinds on buzzing noises in her head when the leader communicated with the others.
Gail tried to scream but could not,she could only move her eyes.The leader placed himself on her right side and then one of them went to the foot of the bed and the other on the left side of the bed. The beings on each side of her then placed their hands under her head and raised it up. She then noticed that the one on her left took a tube of what like like a narrow roll of white cotton and started pushing it up her left nostril. At that moment she felt extreme pain in her head and then started to lose consciousness. She felt as if she was falling from a great height,then she does not remeber anymore.
The next thing she recalls is waking up at 8am with a very bad headache. As she walked to the bathroom her nose (both nostrils started to bleed. She felt as if something was stuck up her nose,but nothing was there. She looked in the bathroom mirror and noticed her nose was swollen and puffy.She she noticed a rash on her neck, legs and slightly on her arms. She had hoped that the experience from that last night was a dream and tried to block it out of her head. When her daughter arrived home that night she told her about what happened. Gail told me that before she even finsihed with her story her daughter started shaking and then told her that on the same night, about the same time she and her father were followed by a UFO on route 116 near Croton Falls New York. She described to her mother a large dark craft triangular in shape that paced the car for five m inutes above tree top level.
I found this report very interesting since Croton falls is near the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and that loney route has been the site of more than one Close Encounter over the past five years. I also found it interesting that both mother and daughter had a experience with the paranormal at the same time.
There is more to this case than meets the eye. The daughter and father accrording to my findings may have had as much as thirty minutes missing time. If this is so and if both were abducted then the experience happened to father, mother and daughter at the same time!.
Gail's rash and headaches continued for a few days then disappeared. I plan to have Gail undergo hypnosis in the near future by a certified psychologist. The story does not end here. Several weeks latter I received a call from Gail telling me that it happened again. She said "Those creatures came back the same time and they did the same thing". She continued: "It was as if I was watching a movie of the first time they came,they did exactly the same thing. Including having trouble getting into the doorway to the bedroom. My daughter was once again away visiting her father."
This case is still under study, but intial findings indicate that both Gail and her daughter may have a history of interactions with the intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon.