The following incidents were among the
sightings of alleged UFOs and the Unusual reported to
researcher Stan Gordon throughout Pennsylvania and
neighboring states (when available). These cases have
come to Stan Gordons attention from various
sources. Many sightings that have already been identified
as natural or manmade in origin are not listed. Some of
these reports are still being investigated.
DATE January 7, 2003
LOCATION Middlesex Township, PA
(NUFORC)-Oval shaped object hovered about 100 feet above
observer. It was moving back and forth for a few minutes
then zipped out of sight.
DATE January 10, 2003
LOCATION McKean County ,PA
Witness reported seeing in an area near Allegheny
national Forest a blue object in the sky that made a turn
DATE January 17, 2003
LOCATION Frackville, PA
(NUFORC)-Three round objects hovering overhead.
DATE January 27, 2003
LOCATION Doylestown, PA
(NUFORC)-Witness watched an object for three hours as it
traveled to a spot, corrected itself, and took an east to
DATE February 10, 2003
LOCATION Stroudsburg, PA
About 3 A.M., a couple living in a rural area heard an
unusual whoop-whoop-whoop type sound, which rose up and
down in intensity, and caused the house and windows to
vibrate. The sound seems to move around the house and at
times lasts for several hours.
This experience has occurred on several occasions,
along with a variety of other oddities around the
DATE February 12, 2003
LOCATION McVeytown, PA
(NUFORC)-Daylight sighting of crescent shaped object.
DATE February 20, 2003
LOCATION Between Latrobe and Greensburg, PA
Between Latrobe and Greensburg a woman was driving home
on a rural road about 6:30 P.M., when she observed a
bright red light which appeared to be stopped over a
field ahead of her. Approaching closer to the location,
the witness could make out the bottom section of a very
large square shaped object. The red light which could now
be seen better, was actually on a dome shaped structure
on the top of the object. The soundless object was
estimated to be about 40 feet long, and appeared to be of
a light gray, dull color. A bright white light was
positioned at each corner of the object, and around the
bottom of the object were steady white lights. The
witness got to within about 200 feet of the hovering
object, and was amazed when it suddenly just disappeared
in front of her.
DATE March 7, 2003
(NUFORC)-V shaped lights traveling quickly from west to
DATE March 14, 2003
(NUFORC)-Appeared in west, oval shaped with rotating
DATE March 18, 2003
LOCATION Myerstown, PA
A witness reported that at 7:55 P.M., she observed a
bright white softball sized light, very low in the sky,
moving from east to west.
DATE March 20, 2003
LOCATION Delmont, PA
About 7:30 P.M. witness reported what appeared to be an
Army helicopter following a bright single light across
DATE March 27, 2003
LOCATION Mount Pleasant, PA
A man walking a dog was startled by the sound of a rush
of wind, as though something large was going up into the
sky, yet nothing was observed.
DATE April 08, 2003
LOCATION Ford City, PA
Witness driving down a road about 8:35 P.M. observed a 3
bright round white lights in a triangular formation
moving across the sky.
DATE April 13, 2003
LOCATION Derry Township, PA
In the early evening, three witnesses observed a tall
light brown colored creature walking upright, with long
swinging arms. The creature took long strides as it
walked into a cornfield.
DATE April 14, 2003
LOCATION Indiana County, PA
A man who was hiking and fishing had an odd experience at
about 8:22 p.m., in the vicinity of Yellow Creek dam. He
heard a sound as though something was moving overhead
toward the west. He could feel the sound, like a
whirling, and at one point he nearly ducked.
He followed the sound which he could only feel, but
nothing could be seen. The witness said he expected to
see something like a big meteor coming down, but observed
nothing. The man stated that he has never experienced
such an oddity.
DATE April 30, 2003
LOCATION Pottstown, PA
(NUFORC)-Reflective white tube flying 100 feet or so
under passenger plane during daylight.
DATE May 03, 2003
LOCATION St. Clair, PA
(NUFORC)-Bright light hovers then shoots across sky at
DATE April or May, 2003
LOCATION Scottdale, PA
A man related to me how he and his young daughter were
riding on a motor bike on a dirt road in a rural location
near this community. At about 10 P.M., Their attention
was drawn to a strange creature which was described as
a hairy man that stood about 6 ½ feet tall,
and was covered in black hair. The creature had come out
of the woods from their right and ran until it was about
75 feet away standing in front of the two people. The
creature stopped for a few seconds and looked at the two
people, than ran off into the nearby woods. The creature
appeared slumped over, and it had very long arms that
hung down to around the knee area. Upon seeing the
strange creature, the two witnesses hurried home to tell
the other family members.
DATE May 3, 2003
LOCATION Jim Thorpe, PA
(NUFORC)-At about 9:40 P.M., witnesses reported fast,
high-flying sphere moving across the sky.
DATE May 19, 2003
LOCATION Coraopolis, PA
At about 5 P.M., a large white rectangular object, and a
second object which was flatter, were observed in the
distant sky by two witnesses using binoculars. There were
several helicopters reportedly hovering around the
vicinity of the objects.
DATE June, 2003
LOCATION Everson, PA
In early June, several boys were outside playing during
the afternoon. At about 3:30 P.M., they observed what
appeared to be a green luminous object, in the shape of a
heart, which was descending straight down from the sky.
As the witnesses watched, a long white probe appeared
from the bottom of the object. The object came to the top
of the tree line and hovered a few seconds, then dropped
below the tree line. In a few seconds the object rose
again, then suddenly shot straight up into the sky at a
very fast rate of speed and was lost from sight.
DATE June 20, 2003
At about 4:10 P.M., the witness was crossing 40th Street
Bridge (onto Rt. 28) as she was returning from work. The
witness observed a rectangular object to her left at a
very high altitude. The object looked dark gray in color,
and was moving quite slowly towards the southwest. There
is the possibility that a small plane was pulling this
object. The witness indicated that the object was very
high and would have been of little value for advertising
purposes at that altitude. It was much larger than the
small aircraft seen nearby.
DATE July 19, 2003
LOCATION Ford City
(NUFORC)-At 2:15 P.M., a witness reported seeing a fast
moving object crossing the clear sky from NW to SE. The
object was of a light color, and moved in a straight
line. The object seemed to change shape from box-shaped
DATE July 25, 2003
(NUFORC)-About 5:15 A.M., the witness reported observing
a red light which moved fast then stopped. As the light
stopped, it began to flash. The light began to dim, then
moved away until it was no longer seen.
DATE July 25, 2003
LOCATION Ligonier, PA area
Report of possible mountain lion sighting in the Ligonier
DATE July 30, 2003
Around 10:40 P.M., witness observed two bright flashes of
light in the sky. The flashes were originating from a
small round object. The two yellow-orange lights
approached from the NW then quickly turned towards the
NE. In the NE there were three more flashes, then the
lights turned directly E. All of this movement and
distance was covered in about 7 seconds.
DATE July or August, 2003
The witness was working outside in the garden during a
warm afternoon. Suddenly she felt something pass by her
right ear with a whoosh. Upon looking up, the
observer saw what she thought at first was a bird since
it was only about 6-8 inches in size. The witness
described the object as a vertical cigar shape as it was
flying in an upright position. The dark colored object
moved extremely fast and only about eight feet off the
ground and in an erratic fashion. The object which had no
wings, flew off into the sky.
DATE August 15,. 2003
LOCATION Derry Township
Late on the evening of August 15, 2003, I received a
report from a witness who sounded quite shaken as she
provided me with the details of what she had experienced
in the early morning hours of that day. I conducted a
detailed interview with the woman over the phone. I was
able to go to the scene to conduct an interview and
investigation on August 17, 2003. The following is a
brief summary of the information I was able to obtain.
The woman was making sandwiches for her husband's
lunch, when she realized that she had no lettuce in the
refrigerator. The family raised their own vegetable
garden which was close to their home, so the woman
decided to go outside at about 12:30 A.M. to gather some
fresh lettuce. The garden is off to the right side of the
residence, and there is some illumination in the area
from a light that shines from the rear of their home. The
woman picked the lettuce that she needed, then stood up
and turned, when her attention was drawn towards a tree
about 8 feet away.
Under the tree with it's back leaning against the
trunk, was a massive hair covered man-like creature whose
head was just touching an overhanging branch. The branch
when measured was 96 inches off the ground. The creature
was described as covered with long black hair, arms down
to the knees, and very broad shouldered. The woman only
seconds after seeing it, walked swiftly back into the
house where she awakened two other family members, who
responded within minutes with guns. When they went
outside, the creature was gone. The grass under the tree
appeared to have been freshly matted down.
The family noticed that their dog whose house was
about 50 feet away from the garden, was not barking, and
was hiding in the back of it's pen which was not normal.
No sounds or smells were reported. The woman was so
shocked to see the creature that she didn't watch it long
enough to notice many details. She was quite upset by the
experience and said that the height and body size of the
creature stuck in her mind. The witness stated to me that
after the encounter she cried all night and was
While I looked over the area for any possible
evidence, about 50 feet away in another garden area, I
found two possible footprints that had apparently been
there for a while. There has been a lot of rain in the
area, and the weather had indeed affected the condition
of these prints. The tracks were about 15 inches long,
but no toes could be discerned. There was a distance of
about 42 inches between the two possible prints.
This is the same property where a Bigfoot was reported
on two separate occasions last September. The family
wishes to remain" anonymous, and has asked me not to
identify the location of the occurrences other than to
state that this is in Derry Township in Westmoreland
County. This is a very wooded area with a large deer
population. The area is not far from the Chestnut Ridge,
a mountain range where numerous Bigfoot encounters have
been reported for years. This woman has now had two
encounters with a similar Bigfoot creature, and she has
indicated to me that this last experience had really
DATE August 16, 2003
At 7:30 A.M., a witness was walking to her car in a rural
location outside of the city. On the steps along the side
of the house she saw a large single footprint about 13
inches long and with several toes. It looked as though
whatever made it was heading for the nearby woods. This
is an area where other Bigfoot related activity has been
reported in the past.
DATE August 21, 2003
(This report via researcher Jim Brown.) For more details
on this case see the full report at: www.hhs.net/jbrown.
Two amateur astronomers had their telescopes set up to
photograph Mars. One man went inside to get some items.
The other witness was looking up into the sky with his
eyes when he observed three star-like objects in a line,
a position in the sky where nothing should be. The
objects were white in color with a mild yellow tint.
Suddenly another light appeared to the east of the
other three lights. This light was red-orange in color.
This fourth light moved to a position about 2 degrees
east of the other lights. At that point a red beam of
light emitted from it towards the center light. That
center light appeared to explode as fragments emitted
from it and descended. After the explosion, the witness
saw what looked like a pale blue bubble encompass the
area all around the other lights. Soon it appeared to
collapse and it appeared as though nothing remained.
DATE August 30, 2003
(NUFORC)-At about 9 P.M., a reddish object sits still for
ten minutes, then shoot across the sky.
DATE September 13, 2003
During the evening, several people reported seeing a
large cylinder shaped object about 300 yards away, which
appeared to be at tree top level. The object which had
various lights on it, made no sound and moved slowly off
through the sky after being observed.
DATE September 15, 2003
(NUFORC)-Several people observed a triangular shaped
object which was accompanied by another smaller object.
DATE October 13, 2003
About 8 P.M., the witness was looking SW and noticed a
bright star-like object in the sky. Suddenly the witness
watched this light burst and fall The object
then looked like a ball with a tail on it. No sound was
DATE October 14, 2003
(NUFORC)-A triangular shaped object which was reported
low and hovered in the sky, emitted a white beam of light
while under observation.
DATE October 21, 2003
LOCATION Salem Township
Around 6:45 A.M., a teenage girl was on her way to school
when she said that she saw a circle of lights at tree top
level across the road from where she was located. The
witness reports that this lighted object began to move in
her direction and moved low overhead. An odd steady sound
was emitted from the object as it hovered nearby. The
object quickly ascended into the sky and began to move in
the direction from where it first originated. The girl
reported the account to her family after returning home.
DATE November 4, 2003
(NUFORC)-A cylinder shaped object, yellow and orange in
color moved across the sky from SE to NE.
DATE November 8, 2003
Two witnesses near the Route 30 bypass observed a bright
white solid rectangular shaped object hovering in the
DATE November 11, 2003
A man with many years of tracking experience, reported
seeing a trail of large cat tracks which he believed were
made by a mountain lion.
DATE November 11, 2003
(NUFORC)-Two people reported observing a triangular but
more delta wing shaped aircraft moving slowly over the
area at a low altitude.
DATE November 29, 2003
(NUFORC)-Several witnesses reported a triangular object
with lights on each corner, and red light which was
flashing in the center area.
DATE December 31, 2003
A witness was driving on Route 30 west of Ligonier. The
weather was good in the area. At about 1:30 P.M., The
woman driver noticed an object flying through the sky
about 10 feet off the ground moving up the right lane of
the highway. She at first thought it was a bird but no
wings were visible. As the object began to move closer in
her direction, the witness could see that the object was
about a foot long, shaped like a cigar, and it appeared
to be metallic. On the side of the object were several
dark, possibly black bands. At a distance of about 15
feet, the object changed direction and began to keep pace
with the vehicle. The object then hovered above the
vehicle, then moved to a position about 12 feet away in
front of the vehicle. The object then suddenly flew off
overhead and was no longer observed. The entire
experience lasted about 15 seconds.