A Wellsville, NY, witness reported watching a "sphere of light" at the tree top level that moved close and then quickly gained altitude and disappeared from view, according to February 10, 2014, testimony in Case 53999 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside walking dogs about 4:10 p.m. on December 4, 2013, when the object was first seen "over the trees above us."
The witness described the light.
"The object was a luminous ball of light that moved slowly to watch us and came toward me," the witness stated. "It was a beautiful light but, it did not seem natural and frightened me."
The witness moved away from the object.
"I walked back to the house and the dogs barked at it sending it rapidly up to space."
The witness is unsure what the object was.
"I do not know what it was or if it is some military spy technology being tested. This thing has returned since that date and it has been seen by another neighbor, too. It seems to want to communicate or get a closer look at us. Just hope it belongs to our government."
Wellsville is a town in Allegany County, NY, population 7,397. New York has a UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports. New York was the 7th highest reporting state with 24 reports in January 2014 - while California had 102 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or man-made. If New York MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.