Thanks to technology we have the capability of sharing things as they happen all over the world. Technology also allows us to find similarities and coincidences where in the past we just might not have looked, and last week once again technology proved its usefulness in recording mystery UFO sightings.

On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, three unidentified flying objects appeared in New York City. Of course, we know the Men in Black are headquartered there, and New Yorkers have no problem with aliens. But all in all, the UFOs caused quite a stir in the Chelsea district of Westside Manhattan.

The My Fox NYC staff reported in the following video that a local street vendor saw some strange things happening, and crowds gathered, gasping in awe for nearly two hours at what appeared to be UFOs hovering in the afternoon sky. Some native New Yorkers called the UFOs a hoax while others thought they were viewing just typical weather balloons.

From a distance it was hard to decide what the object could be. The Fox cameraman zoomed in on it and said it appeared to have a row of flashing lights. The UFO hung in the air for about 2 hours, but of course, by the time police arrived, alas, it was too late! The mystery objects were gone so no police. The news crew also called the FAA who checked radar reports and said there was nothing in the sky.  So, everyone just shrugs their shoulders and goes on with their lives. Another day in the city of concrete!

Well coincidentally just 2 days later, the same thing happens in El Paso, Texas, and thankfully once again, technology was there and available to record another UFO sighting.

On Friday, October 15, 2010, in the night Texas sky this time a very similar event to the Manhattan sighting took place. First onlookers say they viewed what seemed to be meteors showering in the night sky, but then others thought it could possibly be fragments from a plane crash or explosion. But whatever this was…meteor or plane fragments…began to do some funny things. View the video below to see what you think.

What is really interesting is the parallels in the two UFO sightings. The Texas UFO sighting looks very similar to the one viewed in NYC. Even the El Paso newscaster agreed. He saw the very same patterns and reported it.

No information about radar was given in the Texas report, but apparently the airport was notified. The airport, however, had a very different story. They stated there was an air show nearby and also that airplanes could have been practicing manueuvers.

Interesting that no one questioned why air show planes would be practicing in the pitch dark! Air shows are usually day time events so the crowds can see them. So I dug a little, and lo and behold, the air show website (www.amigoairsho.org) shows the schedule as October 16 and 17 with gates opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

According to weather records, the sun sets in that vicinity at 6:30 p.m. The UFO video was captured at a much later time than six in the evening. And frankly, I’ve never seen air show planes that could appear as meteor showers and then split up and hover in the air.

So basically we have two sightings…authorities with questionable explanations…news reporters sort of fluffing it off as funny, and onlookers still puzzled looking for answers. Seems like business as usual when it comes to explaining UFO sightings. What do you think?