[align=center]Thirty-nine years ago a UFO fell but not in an expected place. This UFO fell within Kecksburg , PA., of the United States. The
unidentified flying object was described as a metallic acorn which was as large as a Volkswagen which one man could fit inside of was flying through
the sky at tremendous speeds. Although there were a few witnesses who had gathered enough courage to venture into the barren woodlands most stayed
inside, for the short period in which it took the government to show up at the site. Though there is speculation (why shouldnít there be I even found
it at first to be a hoax) I have researched the subject for a little over two weeks and found that this is not a hoax.
The main story involving Kecksburg happened like this. It was a normal day for the people of Kecksburg on December 9, 1965. That is it was until it
was reported that a UFO flew out of the sky cashing in some nearby woodlands (see figure 1). The witnesses described it as a metallic acorn and fled
from it taking cover in the sanctuary of their homes. There were a few though that ventured into the woodlands searching for the mysterious oversized
acorn. One such as Jim Romansky, who would be the first to reveal the Egyptian like picture writing on the bumper part of the craft. Not long after
the government would arrive, taping off the area. Thus informing the natives of Kecksburg that if this area was penetrated, the perpetrators would be
shot at. Later after the many people cleared the surrounding area the government would be seen fleeing the area with flat bed trucks, which were
carrying something (perhaps the spacecraft) away from the territory covered by a tarp(see figure 1). There after government personnel abandoning the
area completely without the sign of any presence what so ever and sign of a UFO. Except for the fact that a trucker while delivering a load of bricks
to a government facility reportedly saw a bell shaped object being observed no more then a week later (see figure 3). Thus, forth opening up research
on the incident for generations to come.
Although from my research I as have others, who have researched it found two sources of which the UFO could have come from. A)It was a man-made
object that had the capability too re-enter the earth breaking through the atmosphere. This being from the fact that the object had the structural
capability to endure the wreck, and B)it was an extraterrestrial space craft which had originated from outside the earth. Which would support the fact
that the few eye witness accounts have described foreign symbols resembling ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics(I have put an example see figure three
The eye witness accounts also include the arrival of government personal arriving on the scene some two hours after the
incident. There are said to have shown up in relation to the Moondust project which was a government operation to retrieve foreign space and aircrafts
which reentered the earths atmosphere. Though this operation would involve the national aeronautics and space administration there was never any
evidence of them being associated with the incident.
When the government personnel arrived at the scene, they taped of the area. They also informed the inhabitants of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania that if
anyone would perpetrate they would be shot. With this information the villagers became curious also they were frightened. The area would be surrounded
with people. As the commotion died down, and the people went to sleep the government must have been doing something right? Well there were 40 pages of
documents released in November of two thousand three. These documents were not of NASA and were supposedly supposed to pertain to the crash. Although
some documentation did pertain to the fact that the national aeronautics and space association was involved in Moondust there was no real evidence
that could symbolize the associationís involvement with the Kecksburg case.
After the surfacing of these files other requests were made to the NASA headquarters requesting information on all other similar reports in witch
NASA could have been involved in. These documents were received although there were large gaps in these files possibly the ones partaking to Kecksburg
which were later found to be destroyed. Still though I believe they are just too revealing to be released.
Another that the space craft was that of Russian origin and was a failed project to put another technological advancement underway. Though Russia
pleads innocent to the action still today their actions could very well have been that of which sparked the great controversy of Kecksburg. Even now
though I believe that the great Kecksburg is a true fact which I will further explain.
Many other people have investigated Kecksburg and have also found its truth one such as Stan Gordon who has written his story which I will include in
my report. and has made a documentary known as ďThe Untold Kecksburg,Ē (please refer to the disk labeled archives to read Stan Gordonís Report 33
years ago today).
There are many eye witnesses to the report many of which include Stan Gordon, Randy Overly, Marble Mazza, Bill Bluefish, Jerry Betters, and Myron.
All of which are included in Stan Gordonís documentary. The first witness Stan has been researching the Kecksburg incident since the beginning and is
convinced that the government has had some if not a major influence in the Kecksburg case (and many others). Below I have included pictures of the eye
witnesses mentioned above.
ďThis essay was inspired by Stan Gordonís research on the Kecksburg incident, which was sadly closed in 1971 but was taken to trial to be reopened in
1998. It was finally opened in 1999 and stays open to this day. Although I put a lot of time into this report not all of the facts are available to me
but I continue to research in hope that someday I will be able to uncover the mystery of Kecksburg, PA and share the knowledge of the incident with
all the people of the world.Ē
33 Years Ago Today located below By Stan Gordon taken from www.westol.com/-paufo modified by changing text to Courier New.
ď33 Years Ago Today.- The Kecksburg, PA UFO Crash Incident From: Stan Gordon
PA UFO Hotline (24 hours) 724-838-7768
It was 33 years ago today, that an event occurred about 40 miles from Pittsburgh in a rural area of western Pennsylvania, that even now remains
controversial for some, and mysterious to others. At the time many people saw a brilliant object moving across the sky. The news media focused on a
young boy, who while playing outside, said he saw an object fall from the sky into some nearby woods. The media pursued his story since there were
numerous accounts from others, that an aerial object was seen over a large area including many reports from the greater Pittsburgh area. Besides the
police authorities, various newspapers, and radio and tv stations around Pittsburgh, had their phone lines jammed with calls about the object in the
sky. Coincidentally, author Frank Edwards, who had written some popular books on UFO's, was a guest on a KDKA radio talk show in Pittsburgh that
evening, hosted by the late Mike Levine.
During my years of investigation into the matter, other witnesses who saw the object go down into the woods that day have been located. It has been
stated that moments after the object fell, blue smoke rose up among the trees, but dissipated quickly. Many people say that the military, including
members of the Army and Air Force, began to arrive in the area around the village of Keeksburg within a few hours after the reported landing. During
the evening, reporters from numerous media sources went to Kecksburg to investigate the event. The area around the alleged impact site was cordoned
off, and a search for the object was conducted in the woods. Neither civilians nor reporters were able to get near the spot where the object had
reportedly fallen. Hundreds of spectators looked on from a narrow country road which circled around the area, unaware that the object appears to have
fallen on the opposite side of the woods.
As time passed that evening, many people left disappointed that they couldn't see the object. A few curious folks tried to sneak down into the woods,
and later told me that they were tuned back by the military. Late that night, others say they observed a military flatbed tractor-trailer truck,
carrying a large tarpaulin covered object, leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Reporters are among the many witnesses who verify that they saw
military personnel in the Kecksburg area that night. The front page of the Greensburg, PA Tribune-Review county edition dated December 10, 1965, ran
the headlines "Unidentified Flying Object Falls Near Kecksburg" and "Army Ropes Off Area." The city edition of the same paper however, on the same
day ran the headline "Searchers Fail To Find Object." Officially, no object was found in the woods by searchers. It was suggested that the most
likely explanation was that the brilliant object in the sky was a meteor. But word that something was removed from the site by the military that
night, quickly circulated around the county. The Kecksburg incident remained a topic for area radio talk shows for years as it does today. As the
years passed, I would receive various accounts from sources who claimed knowledge of the event. Many of those involved with the incident even today,
wish to remain anonymous. Others have gone public and stand by their accounts. Some have faced personal attacks and ridicule. Many important witnesses
have passed away.
What we now know is that there are individuals who say that they went down into the woods that December day in 1965, before the military arrived, and
came across upon a large metallic acorn shaped object partially buried in the ground. The device was large enough for a man to stand inside of it. The
object was a bronze-gold color, and appeared to be one solid piece of metal, displaying no rivets or seams. At the back of the acorn shape was what
witness Jim Romansky calls the bumper area.
Upon this area were unusual markings that Romansky says looked similar to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Romansky who has been a machinist for many
years, says the object itself, looked as though it had been made from liquid metal and poured into a big mold. Since the object was impacted in the
ground, the bottom portion was not visible, but what could be seen appeared well intact. The late John Murphy, was the new director of WHJB radio in
Greensburg at the time, and is believed to have been the first reporter on the scene. His former wife says that she was in radio contact with him from
the site that day, and that he told her that he went down into the woods and saw the object. Various informants have approached me with information.
Some of these were people who had military or government affiliation and wish not to be identified at this time. Some information is expected to be
revealed in the future, when these sources feel that they are safe to disclose what they know.
I have also received anonymous tips that pointed me in the right direction which helped to uncover other details. Before Unsolved Mysteries broadcast
their story about Kecksburg in 1990, 1 was contacted by a former Air Force security policeman who told me that he was among the unit that guarded the
object from PA, when it arrived in the early morning hours of December 10, 1965 at Lockbourne Air Force near Columbus, Ohio. He remembers extreme
security measures at the time, and says that the object was only a the base for a short time, and then continued on to Wright-Patterson Air Force base
near Dayton, Ohio.
We later learned that the object was allegedly sealed up inside a building at that base. After years of searching for government documents relating to
this event, the only official record located was in the Air Force Project Blue Book files. Included in the report it was stated "A further call was
made to the Oakdale Radar site in Pennsylvania. A three
man team has been dispatched to Acme [Some residents not far from the site have an Acme mailing address] to investigate and pick up an object that
started a fire." While the report shows a lot of interest from various agencies concerning the aerial object, the report also indicates that the
search found nothing. I have learned a lot about the Kecksburg case over the years, yet there remain many unanswered questions. I surely don't have
all of the answers.
Based on the accounts of multitudes of eyewitnesses which I have interviewed, I am convinced that an object did fall from the sky and apparently was
removed by the military. Other witnesses say they saw NASA personnel at the scene that night also involved in the search. Many have asked me what I
believe that the object was, and my reply still is "I don't know." As I have stated in the past, the two most likely possibilities are (1) a highly
advanced man-made space probe with some reentry control capability (2) an extraterrestrial spacecraft. It has been confirmed that a faulty Soviet
Venus probe identified as Kosmos 96, reentered in Canada on the same date, but at about 3:18 A.M. The sightings around Kecksburg occurred at about
4:47 P.M. many hours later. The Russian's have told me that Kosmos 96 was not the source of what fell that day.
Other researchers have provided me with interesting but unverifiable information, that they have talked with former NASA sources who claimed to have
examined the object which fell in PA, and determined it to be Soviet in origin. I have also talked with two former military men who are unknown to
each other, that told me that during different years, and at different installations, they saw the recovery report on the Kecksburg object, and both
said the report indicated that the object was extraterrestrial. From what the observers tell us, the object whatever it was, appeared to be slowing
down a few miles before it impacted. During it's flight, it appears to have made some turns, and those who saw the object drop from the sky, say it
was moving quite slowly as it moved towards the woods. This might account for the good condition of the object itself, and the little damage at the
impact site, except for trees which were reportedly knocked down. One question we must ask is what was it that fell which was so important that it
caused the military to act the way they did at the scene? Various witnesses have now gone public confirming that armed solders were around the
village, and were preventing anyone from trespassing near the crash site. Jerry Betters, a popular jazz musician from Pittsburgh, has gone public and
told his story that soldiers aimed rifles at him and his friends, ordering them from a back road, as an Army flat bed tractor-trailer with an
acorn-shaped object on board, was making it's way up from a field. More recently, a prominent businessman contacted me and told me how he and his
friends, then teenagers in 1965, tried to get near the site and were stopped my military personnel. He was frightened at the time of the experience,
he thought the soldier was going to shoot him. Would armed soldiers respond to the scene of a meteorite crash? Who issued the orders for such an
operation to take place?
Some of you are aware that earlier this year, I released a 92 minute video documentary on the incident called "Kecksburg The Untold Story" which I
produced at my own expense. Many key witnesses are getting up in years, and some are not in good health. This was an opportunity for those involved to
tell their own experiences about what occurred. For the first time some new and startling information is revealed about what allegedly occurred. Some
of these people reveal details which strongly suggests a coverup. Also included in the video, are audio excerpts from the original 1965 WHJB radio
broadcast "Object In The Woods." One man details his claim of seeing a partially covered body inside a building at Wright-Patterson, at the same
time the Kecksburg object was being examined.
This case is much to involved to cover here in detail. One good source of information on the case can be found in Kevin Randle's book "A History of
UFO Crashes." The Kecksburg mystery remains. Was the object a man made space device or did we receive a visitor from outside of our world? Recently
while visiting an area business, a worker recognized me and asked about the Kecksburg case. He told me that he has had an interest in the incident for
years since he had a relative who worked at the pentagon at the time, and this relative had made a special trip to this area to investigate that
matter. When this person asked his relative about what had happened, he refused to give any details, but his words were remembered "There was more to
it then you'll ever know." I have no doubt that there are other individuals who have important information on this case. It's time that the truth
is revealed, regardless of what the source of the object was. It's been 33 years, it's time to break the silence. If you have any information and
would like to talk with me confidentially, contact me by email or mail and we can make arrangements to communicate, Those who would like information
on how to obtain the Kecksburg video can see ordering information by connecting to my website at www.westol.com/-paufo
My mailing address is P.O. Box 936, Greensburg, PA 15601. UFO Hotline 724-838-7768
Winner of the 1998 EBE Award for "Best Historical UFO Documentary."
Kecksburg: The Untold StoryĒ
This case is one of the most interesting cases in my opinion and I recommend it that anyone look into it and help to find the real answer about UFOís
by uncovering the existence of The Kecksburg Incident!!!
By: Travis Brodie
(With Source from Stan Gordon Publications)
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