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Kecksburg festival celebrates UFO incident


Posted on Monday, 3 August, 2015 | Comment icon 25 comments

An artist's impression of the object that crashed in the Kecksburg woods. Image Credit: Public Domain
Locals were out in force last week to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the famous UFO event.
The incident, which took place back in December 1965, started out with reports of a strange fireball that was observed by multiple witnesses as it streaked across six US states and parts of Canada.

Some observers reported seeing hot metal debris falling from the object while elsewhere there were reports of grasslands being set ablaze as the fireball whizzed over them.

Despite the sightings being fairly widespread however it would end up being the small town of Kecksburg in Pennsylvania where the incident would end up taking its most dramatic turn.

It started when a young local boy claimed that he had seen the object landing in nearby woods and his mother later reported it to the authorities when she saw strange blue wisps rising from the trees.
Several locals including members of the fire department went out to investigate the scene and came across an odd acorn-shaped object the size of a small car with strange writing on its surface.

Within a short space of time there were reports of an intense military presence at the crash site with army officials ordering civilians away from the scene while the object was being loaded on to a truck.

The incident was later played down as nothing more than a meteor impact however many people still believe that the military had been covering up something a lot more significant.

The event has since become so synonymous with the idea that the object was a crashed UFO that it is now often referred to as "Pennsylvania's Roswell".

Source: Triblive.com | Comments (25)

Tags: Kecksburg, UFO

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by BeastieRunner on 9 December, 2015, 20:34
I remember when Alton Brown had his "Feasting on Asphalt" series. At some point, he ate something like a breaded, fried pig brain sandwich. His comment was something like, "There's a reason local cuisine is local." Wasn't he on a boat (or something floating) when he ate that one?
Comment icon #17 Posted by some new guy on 9 December, 2015, 21:06
sorry to interrupt everyones meal and get back on topic but here is an article I read the other day about the Kecksburg incident - its way more interesting than the article quoted in the OP............................. Fifty years after the famous Kecksburg UFO streaked across the December sky and landed in a wooded hollow, two Westmoreland County researchers have put forth a theory that they say explains it. The unidentified flying object that came down Dec. 9, 1965, they say, was a General Electric Mark 2 Re-entry Vehicle that had been launched by the Air Force as a spy satellite, but fell o... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by Atuke on 9 December, 2015, 23:50
AWESOME! This is about 5 miles away from my house. Love the mystery and the festival around it. One of my fave theories is not an alien craft, but a satellite from the Nazi's or Hitlers famed Nazi Bell, that was in orbit for decades and crashed near my property.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Goodnite on 10 December, 2015, 3:33
C'mon Soviet spaceship. Case closed.
Comment icon #20 Posted by coolguy on 10 December, 2015, 4:04
Yeah something stange it could have been a Russian like a space ship of there's of maybe a ufo
Comment icon #21 Posted by Hawkin on 10 December, 2015, 4:31
AWESOME! This is about 5 miles away from my house. Love the mystery and the festival around it. One of my fave theories is not an alien craft, but a satellite from the Nazi's or Hitlers famed Nazi Bell, that was in orbit for decades and crashed near my property. I heard that theory also. Only Nazis time traveled to 1965 in the Bell and ending up in Kecksburg.
Comment icon #22 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 10 December, 2015, 14:26
Could be part of a satellite came crashing down
Comment icon #23 Posted by Calibeliever on 10 December, 2015, 15:30
I saw a fairly convincing show on this a while back arguingg it was an engine off of a russian spy plane. To a young person 50 years ago could russian letters have looked like hieroglyphs?
Comment icon #24 Posted by djfxw on 10 December, 2015, 21:48
I think it was the missing 'time machine' that disappeared when Germany was falling. http://martinjclemens.com/the-nazi-bell-wunderwaffe-or-time-portal/
Comment icon #25 Posted by Aftermath on 30 December, 2015, 3:17
sorry to interrupt everyones meal and get back on topic but here is an article I read the other day about the Kecksburg incident - its way more interesting than the article quoted in the OP............................. Fifty years after the famous Kecksburg UFO streaked across the December sky and landed in a wooded hollow, two Westmoreland County researchers have put forth a theory that they say explains it. The unidentified flying object that came down Dec. 9, 1965, they say, was a General Electric Mark 2 Re-entry Vehicle that had been launched by the Air Force as a spy satellite, but fell o... [More]


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