Classic Mysteries

Recollections of UFO activity in Pine Bush, New York

The following interesting letter came to me (Brent Raynes) back around the mid-1990s from Larry (Butch) Hunt, a barber of UFO plagued Pine Bush, New York:

“We’ve had a lot of publicity on Pine Bush since ’92 when Ellen Crystal came out with ‘Silent Invasion,’ all about sightings in this area. This has been going on as far back as the 60’s, even abductions which were covered up. I’ve had two sightings in ’68, one daytime, cigar shaped, 3:30 p.m. Another one at 9:30 p.m., over a country bridge. A saucer-shaped craft as big as a bank with windows around the rim and figures inside. Six of us in the car, we all got out and watched it as it watched all of us. A car come up behind us and it tilted back, shot straight up and vanished. I often wonder if that car hadn’t been there, we all might have been abducted.”

“We have a UFO group that meets 1st Wednesday of every month at our local V.F.W hall. We’ve had 6 or 7 top-shelf speakers (including Budd Hopkins) and get a standing crowd (85+) every time we have a speaker. We also have an abduction group who meet the 1st Sunday of every month. We had a father and son abduction three years ago on Labor Day, 10:10 p.m. The father found out he had been tagged years ago (through regressive hypnosis). His son remembered the entire abduction the next day. Seeing the light, being drawn up and helped by the grays and being shown around the craft by aliens who looked like us taking to them. No examinations. They feel they wanted them to be spokesmen to tell others (in this area) they meant no harm. A week later the intimidation started, MIBs, black helicopters and strange telephone calls and interference. How the government black groups find out, but they do. We still have our meetings, sightings and encounters. We’ve had numerous visitors from all over (worldwide) including TV crews and reporters.”