PINE BUSH UFO CAUGHT ON CAMERA!
by Thomas M. Sipos, managing editor.
[May 7, 2005]
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rick Lavon has worked on many features and
documentaries -- but none so amazing as his close encounter in Pine Bush,
New York -- filming a true-life UFO!
"I had a UFO experience about
1997 or '98 while doing a story on the Pine
Bush UFO sightings of the 1980s," said Lavon -- exclusively to the Weekly Universe!
Lavon was producing
a pilot for a proposed cable TV series to be called Weird New York.
He thought the Time-Warner Cable System might wish to cablecast Weird
New York on their Metro channel.
"I wanted to cover
unusual phenomena in the tri-state area," Lavon said. "I live about
fifteen miles from Pine Bush, so I interviewed a bunch of people in there,
and we went to the locations they mentioned. There was one particular
area they said where many UFOs were sighted.
"It was at night.
A quiet country road without any lights whatsoever. The only light
was on my camera.
"We had finished
the interviews. I was rolling the tape on the camera to get wild
some sound of crickets and such. My camera was pointed out at a field.
I was not watching through the viewfinder as I was just rolling for sound.
"When I returned to the
studio and was logging the tape, I got to the part where I'd rolled for
sound -- and then I saw a small light appear on the right hand side of
the screen! It moved horizontally about a quarter of the way in,
then up and around, and then disappeared off to the right again.
"I cannot explain it.
did not see this when we were there, and there were no cars or street lights.
It was silent, as you only hear crickets."
Pine Bush is in
New York's Orange County, about 70 - 80 miles north of Manhattan.
Weird New York never became a series, perhaps partly because of an unenthusiastic hostess.
"Time-Warner wanted this good-looking blond to be the host. Unfortunately,
she was nice but not too bright. She did the narration, but really
wasn't into it."
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