Pine Bush Travel Guide
Big name saucer sites like Area 51 and Roswell may have more merchandise and X-Files appearances but for convenient proximity to the New York Metro area, Pine Bush is as good as it gets. Just a two hour drive north of Manhattan, this Hudson Valley hamlet is famous (with a small "f") for strange lights, wisps, orbs, streaks and the occasional close encounter.
First reporting unexplained night lights back in the 1950s, Pine Bush experienced a lasting wave of regular UFO sightings from the 70s on until the early 90s. During this time, curious visitors became a fixture along country roads in the immediate area surrounding Pine Bush. Residents still report bright lights streaking through the sky at impossible speeds, although not with the regularity of previous peak years.
While its UFO spotting heyday may have passed, Pine Bush still maintains an active community of investigators of the paranormal. Visitors looking for the latest info on UFO activity are advised to check out the local group United Friends Observer Society (U.F.O.S.) for tips on where to gawk at possible interstellar tourists. While in town, look up the Cup and Saucer Diner for its alien inspired decor and Butch Hunt's barber shop/mini-shrine to local UFO sightings for some firsthand local history and a quick trim.
[Photo: John and Sue Mann]