A few years back, my wife, son, and I had plans to travel upstate to go to the Pine Bush UFO Fair with my cousin Cheryl and her husband, John. I had long-known about the UFO flaps of the 1980s in the area (and in fact, all up and down the Hudson River Valley), from books like Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings by Dr. J. Allen Hyneck, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt. Sadly, the festival that year was rained out due a terrible storm that left the town (and festival) without power, and we were unable to make the rain date. We still haven’t made it there, with subsequent years proving difficult for us to get away, and this year, the festival has been postponed to Labor Day Weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. But I really do hope to get there someday, especially with this news that a permanent museum is in the works for the area.
Personally, I think a UFO museum in Pine Bush is a great idea, and reminds me a lot of the annual Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The Mothman Festival is usually a huge affair, thanks in large part to their museum. So keep an eye out for more news about the Pine Bush UFO Museum.