September 5th of 1981 around 10:00 pm of the Saturday night,
in Corona, Queens. At least ten people said they saw a bell-shaped
UFO with flashing multi-coloured lights making a beeping
noise while hovering through the New York skies. The object
hovered over a tenement block, a triangular-shaped ray of
green light shot out from the bottom of the object and shone
on the face of a teen-aged girl observing the object from
the window of her friends house. She cried to her
companion that she felt she was being taken
by the UFO before she was pulled away from the window.
UFO was observed near 104th St. and 44th Avenue in Corona,
Queens. It was described as bell-shaped with a flashing
green light on top and swirling coloured green and yellow
lights around the bottom edge. Centred in the bottom part
of the bell was a green triangular light surrounded
by white circling lights. It was also said to have triangular
windows lit with white light around the upper part of the
bell and was making a beeping noise. Witnesses described
it as flying about 40-50 stories above their tenement homes.
The mysterious craft moved slowly towards the end of the
block of 108th Street, then it came back and hovered over
a three-story tenement building located at 10447 44th Ave.
the UFO moved over towards 108th St., witnesses heard a
airplane engine noise approaching. This airplane had two
strong beaming searchlights, when the jet lights where
beamed at the UFO, at that moment the object shot out of
sight. Witnesses said they knew the jet was not a commercial
airliner coming into nearby LaGuardia airport because the
normal airport flight pattern was in a different direction.
The noise of the jet was also said to be unusually loud,
indicating it was flying lower than commercial jets. Three
members of the Colon family and their cousin Lewis Alya
and Diana Martinez, who was hit with the green ray. and
Dianas grandfather waited until Sunday morning to
tell their story of the UFO to Jayne Turconi, who delivers
the News World and Noticias Del Mundo
in the area. They did not call the police for fear of being
their story, they emphasized how terrified they were during
Martinez. 14. was at the home of Oneda Colon, 13, when she
saw the object out the second-floor window. As she was looking
with her head out the window, a green ray shot out from
the triangular light at the centre of the object and shone
on her face. She then cried to Oneda. Smack me. smack
me! Its taking me! Oneda hit her face and pulled
her away from the light. Diana said, For two minutes
I looked away. Everything went blank for me. Onedas
mother. Carmen Colon. 31, saw the UFO also. She said The
girls were screaming. So I ran to see what was happening
and I saw it. Diana said. The UFO was about
ten stories high above the ground when the green light hit
my face. She said it appeared to be as wide as 2 1/2
city streets side by side(approx. 110 feet).
Colon, 13, Onedas brother, said he saw the object
when he was standing on the corner of 104th St. and 45th
Ave. It was about 5O stories high I above the ground,
making a circular pattern around our area. The UFO rotated
in circles. It had green light that beeped on and off.
The noise he described as whoo-whoo. sounding
as the light flashed and stopping when it dimmed. It
went around three times and then I came home and it disappeared.
Before it disappeared it was still rotating but in the same
spot and then after it had advanced a little bit. it slanted
upward so fast I couldnt see it. and it disappeared.
said Jimmy. He also said when the object stopped, it hovered
over a power line.
Colon. 13. said she saw it after Diana and Oneda. She said
the UFO took up an arc of the sky about three feet wide.
I saw a three-foot object with different colour lights
swirling around the bottom with a green light lining on
and off. It seemed to circle the area around our block.
It went pretty last. She said it lasted about 15 minutes.
The Colons cousin Lewis Alya also said he saw the
object. Other witnesses said they saw some coloured lights
and heard the jet coming and saw the search lights from
Lebelson, New York researcher for the Aerial Phenomena Research
Organization (APRO) said that UFOs with similar characteristics,
notably the triangular structures, were sighted in upstate
New York in recent months. Lebelson said APRO would probably
investigate the sighting, perhaps using a dermatologist
to see if the reported beam of light left traces of radiation
on Dianas skin.