Indian Point nuclear reactor
|Date:||June 24, 1984|
|Location:||Indian Point Nuclear Plant, USA|
|Appearance:||Triangle, 450 feet|
|Sources:||Book "Night Siege"; Philip Imbrogno; CUFOS; NICAP|
|Summary:||UFO hovered over an active nuclear reactor|
Security guards at the Indian Point nuclear power plant (near Peekskill, New York) claim that a UFO hovered over an active nuclear reactor, coming as close to the reactor dome as thirty feet (10 m). The guards said the UFO was 450 feet (150 m) long and hovered over the plant for 15 minutes. It was first white, then changed to blue to red to green to amber in color.
According to one of the guards, the lights on the UFO were at least 10 times as bright as the plant's security lights. "I could walk and keep up with it, so it must have been going at slower than 5 to 10 miles per hour. It took a long time to pass over us, maybe 5 minutes. All this time, you could see the structure behind it."
Local police in Peekskill received numerous UFO sighting reports during the same evening. One of them, Sgt. Karl Hoffman, said the UFO he observed included a "dozen white lights" in V-formation that slowly moved towards the power plant at Indian Point.
The plant's security systems shut down as did all of its alarm systems and communication systems.
The security supervisor even considered ordering guards to shoot the UFO down.
Carl Patrick, a spokeman for NYPA, operator of Unit 3, confirmed the sightings.