Even ET doesn’t visit the Big Apple anymore.
UFO sightings fell 41% in 2021, from 46 to 27 the previous year, according to the National UFO Reporting Center .
The reason for the decline is unclear, whether it’s a lockdown of aliens or a lack of stargazing by the people of Gotham this year.
Brooklynites reported the most close encounters with 11 of them, including an alleged November 1 visit with “bright orbs changing color…from red to green to orange.”
On February 9, at approximately 10:45 p.m., another True Believer reported seeing a “cylindrical egg-shaped object…with a solid light in front, crossing the sky” over Brooklyn.
The eyewitness added, “I can hardly see anything in the Brooklyn sky, and I’ve seen my share of shooting stars. It was too discernible to be one. … I am a rather skeptical person, but after an hour of thinking about the event, I have no rational explanation to give. »
Two days later, on February 11 at around 7:15 p.m., two Staten Islanders were left speechless as they filled up with gas.
“I looked west and witnessed a ball of fire moving from west to east, not too fast,” one of the X-filers recounts. I said to a man pumping gas next to me, “See that? He replied “yes”. … It certainly wasn’t fireworks or a flare. Because it kept the same steady trajectory until it was out of sight. He made no noise. »
Another Staten Island resident said he was mesmerized by an air show on Aug. 3 at 9:27 p.m.
He said he was using a night vision camera “trying to film shooting stars and all of a sudden – boom – 3 UFOs/UAPs went up and down and they did a full 180 degree turn putting each other in phase and moving away.
“All the hairs on my body stood on end. »
Staten Island reported six strange episodes, while Manhattan had five, followed by Queens and the Bronx, with three and two sightings, respectively.
Reports to the Washington State UFO Center provide the time, location, and wacky snippets of space — but no hard evidence. Anonymous observers, like UFOs, are almost always unknown and rarely provide confirmatory photos or video.
A total of 156 flying saucer sightings have been recorded in the state this year.
“I think we’re getting more credible reports than ever,” Center Director Peter Davenport told The Post on Friday. “I believe we are regularly visited by these objects that we call UFOs – and I suspect they are controlled by extraterrestrial intelligence. »