Flushing Meadows Zoo opened in 1968 on the grounds of the 1964-1965 World’s
Fair. Located in Flushing Meadows Park that featured in the Men in Black film and which is also home to Shea Stadium and the Billie Jean King National
Tennis Center .
During the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, there were several UFO reports in the area that were brushed off as aircraft lights and natural phenomena. In
1966 a luminescent blue-green object was sighted over the park. Multiple witnesses described a glowing object descending into the lake around
7:40pm. Believe it or not swamp gas was mentioned as an explanation.
Since opening, the Zoo has allegedly been associated with a number of strange incidents.
Late November 1977 saw a number of UFO sightings above the park. On November 30th
official reports said that twelve wolves clawed their way through a chain link fence surrounding their pen. They killed several other animals until
parks department personnel, assisted by police, rounded them up.
Mysteriously, a caretaker employed at the zoo, claimed that he found several animals missing on his round ,aside from the wolves. He claimed the dead
animals did not look like they had been killed by predators and that the animal pens showed no signs of being unlocked, damaged or tampered with.
In 1987 the same caretaker saw green and white balls of light hover above the zoo causing notable distress to the animals inside. Staff vacated the
zoo around 11pm as security was provided by local police. The morning after the two nights of UFO sightings in 1987, the caretaker and several of the
staff opened up the zoo and were horrified to find every animal in the zoo
bizarrely mutilated whilst still secured in their pens.
Despite these deaths and mutilation, little or no blood was present. The zoo was closed down. Officially, the deaths never happened at that point
and the press showed no interest in the matter if it was even reported to them at all. With plans already in the works to refurbish the zoo buildings,
it was not that hard to arrange for the entire zoo property to be rebuilt from the ground up with new ground.
The zoo employees claimed that the animal deaths and mutilations were explained away as the work of vandals or ritualistic killers in an internal
report. Although no alarms sounded, there was no sign of damage and park police on the night in question heard nothing.
UFOs were once again spotted over the zoo in 1991. No strange deaths were noted on this occasion but a number of animals appeared to have vanished.
Again, the zoo was closed with “No Trespassing” signs placed around the perimeter. Once again an expensive upgrade of the zoo was implemented
along with the addition of hi-tech security devices. Local media did make inquiries on this occasion, but were told funds had been made available for
improvements . The zoo reopened again in June of 1992.
Now it’s an interesting story. However I cannot find any other reports of substance to corroborate this story. The original source comes from
Almost every other internet link refers back to the story written up by Bill Knell which I've basically paraphrased and condensed.
Does anyone else have knowledge of this and whether there is any truth in it?
Perhaps some New Yorkers remember the zoo closures, the UFO reports or the wolves escaping?
edit on 26/5/13 by mirageman because: corrections