40 years ago witnesses saw a UFO crash in Philadelphia. The object was described as being metallic with strange markings. This Saturday there will be
a day long event to celebrate the anniversary of the crash.
A Westmoreland County town is planning to celebrate a purported UFO sighting 40 years ago.
People in several states saw a streaking light on December ninth, 1965, and residents of Kecksburg reported that something had fallen into a wooded
area just outside the town.
Some people say they saw a metallic object with strange markings half-buried in the ground.
Shortly afterward, the military showed up and some people reported being ordered to leave at gunpoint.
Authorities later said they found nothing and insisted that people had seen a meteor that likely burned up before impact.
Kecksburg's fire department plans to hold a day-long event Saturday and officials are hoping that people show up for food, T-shirts, ball caps and
DVDs for sale.
Rich Comp, co-chairman of the department's newly formed UFO and festival committee says the sighting is something the town can hold onto and the
department hopes to cash in on it.
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Hopefully ATS members in that area will be able to attend and give us a report .
Kecksburg is not near Philadelphia. Its close to Pittsburgh in the southwest portion of Pennsylvania. I'm from the region so the "festival" has
been in the local news. Below are some links for those not familiar with the Kecksburg Incident:
Wish I could go, but unfortunately some family issues will prevent it. Hopefully, the local news will have some coverage. The Kecksburg incident is
pretty interesting, and I didn't know anything about it until a few years ago when SciFi did a special on it.
No problem with the mix-up. I just didn't want someone in the Philly area wasting time trying to find the place.
Because the rural department played a role that night four decades ago and because it is struggling financially, officials are hoping that a crowd
with an interest in reports of flying saucers and aliens shows up with some cash to burn.
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