|Syracuse Giant Insects|
The Syracuse Giant Insects were seemingly enormous animals which emerged from a crashed craft in a high-strangeness extraterrestrial encounter that took place in 1958 on the New York State Throughway near Depew.
All information comes from an informant who met with and confided her story to UFO researchers Otto Binder and Jacques Vallee, as well as to Fortean Times magazine. Vallee, in particular, noted her conviction in the face of disbelief from her family. Her account follows;
"In January of , I was traveling west at about 1:30 A.M. in a bad snowstorm, going to see my son who was in the army. I believed the Throughway was closed and I was trying to find an exit. As I drove carefully along, I suddenly saw what appeared to be an airplane wreck on the center parkway. A large shape was visible and a slim rod at least 50 feet high was illuminated and getting shorter as though it were sinking into the ground. My motor slowed down and as I came closer, my car stopped completely (by itself). I became panicky and tried desperately to start it as I had no lights (anymore).
"My first thought was to get out and see what was happening, but I suddenly saw two shapes rising around that slim pole which was still growing shorter. They seemed suspended but moving about it. They seemed to be like animals with four legs and a tail but two front feelers under the head like arms. Then before I could even gasp, the things disappeared and the shape rose and I then realized it was a saucer. It spun and zoomed about 10 feet off the ground and up into the air and I couldn't even see where it went.
"My lights suddenly came on. I started the car and it was all right. I pulled up to where that place was, got out with a flashlight, and walked over to where it was sitting. A large hole was melted in the snow about a foot across and grass was showing. The grass was warm but nothing was dug up around there.
"I drove to a motel for the night. When I told my 18-year-old son, he cautioned me not to repeat it and looked at me with sympathy which discouraged me from talking about it."