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Really Mysterious Pennsylvania. UFOs, Bigfoot & Other Weird Encounters Casebook One


Sightings Archive — 2004

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 Gordon’s 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.

January 3, 2004
Lancaster County

10:50 P.M. Mysterious loud boom shakes homes in a large area.

January 9, 2004

At About 5:05 P.M. two people reported observing a very bright white long cylinder shaped object with no wings. The object was observed from the Carbon area, moving towards Greensburg, then turning more in a direction towards Delmont. No sound was heard as it passed through the sky.

January 10, 2004

According to a report from another associate, a man driving through a very rural area of Somerset County observed a Bigfoot. The witness said that the creature was walking upright like a man and was covered in dark brown hair. The creature came from the right side of the witness as it walked up from a creek area, and crossed the road in front of him.

January 12, 2004
Lancaster County

According to information I received, two more mysterious booms shook homes in this area on this date. The first boom was as 10 A.M., the second at 3 P.M.

January 16, 2004

(NUFORC) Witness saw 3 strange objects outside the house. The next morning strange tracks were found in the snow covered yard.

January 20, 2004

PA Bigfoot Society: www.pabigfootsociety.com. Huntingdon-People report hearing noises outside of house. 14 inch long footprints with 5 toes, and long stride were reportedly found in the snow.

January 29, 2004

(NUFORC) A disc shaped object with blue and red lights was reportedly observed in the SE sky for a long period of time before an aircraft approached the area.

January 29, 2004

(NUFORC) Two witnesses report seeing two triangular shaped objects with bright lights at their bottom. The objects appeared very close together and moved out of the area at slow speed.

February 2, 2004

Witness observed three round white circles that formed a triangle moving slowly across the sky. A long thin beam of light was emitted from the right side of the object.

The beam scanned the roadway then rose up into the sky.

February 13, 2004
Mount Pleasant

A bright orange light appeared stationary in the west for about 20 minutes before disappearing.

February 14, 2004
Derry Township

At about 7:30 P.M.-A witness reported seeing a round blue circle of light in the direction of New Derry. The light which was brighter than Venus, dropped straight down from the sky and disappeared below the trees, and was not seen again.

February 14, 2004
Blue Bell

(NUFORC) Green glowing object followed by a long luminous tail moved across the sky at about 7:30 P.M.

February 14, 2004

(NUFORC) Witness reports glowing green object moving across the sky at a fast pace.

February 17, 2004
Beaver County

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 19, 2004 edition, gives details about a reported mountain lion sighting reported in this area.

February 25, 2004

At about 8:16 P.M.-Witnesses reported a formation of small blue lights moving across the sky. Additional other lights joined others that were already visible. No sound was detected during the 20 minute observation.

February 26, 2004
East Springfield

(NUFORC) Witness observed two separate glowing objects with various colored lights hovering with an appearance like a firefly.

February 29, 2004

(PA Bigfoot Society) Members of the PBS found 30 footprints in the snow measuring 9 inches in length. The tracks began and ended abruptly.

February 29, 2004
Eastern Westmoreland County

(PA Bigfoot Society) Numerous tracks are found in a remote area. The tracks are to numerous to count and appear to show three different sized tracks.

February, 2004

A trail of large footprints with a long stride was reported in the snow.

March, 2004

(PA Bigfoot Society) Reported to the PBS, a man walking down his driveway reports a large dark colored hair covered creature run through his yard and pass him. The creature ran down a hill onto the road and in front of a car before disappearing into the wood line.

March 8, 2004

(PA Bigfoot Society) Reported to the PBS from a north of Freeport. While working to patch a sewage pipe from the main road to the witness property, the witness describes feeling being watched. When he turns to look, he observes a tall hair covered creature which was dark in color, standing on the road and watching him from about 300 yards away.

As the witness approached the creature, it took three steps across the road and stepped over a guardrail and went down an embankment disappearing into the woods. The man stated before the creature stepped over the guardrail, the creature turned its whole body and looked at him. The witness described the chest and head of the creature as having lighter colored hair. The witness claimed to have found a four toed footprint which he photographed.

March 20, 2004
Pittsburgh area

I was contacted by a person concerning the alleged sighting of a huge bird with an estimated 15 foot wingspan. I am trying to obtain more details.

March 22, 2004
Fairfield, PA

(NUFORC) -Slow moving lighted object moves across sky and suddenly vanishes from sight.

March 28, 2004
Abington, PA

(NUFORC)Witness reported to NUFORC observing what appeared to be a diamond shaped object with 5 lights, one in the center, and one at each corner. The object was moving slowly, and no sound was heard.

March 28, 2004
Lancaster, PA

(NUFORC) A rectangular shaped light described as bright but fuzzy, appeared in the western part of the sky, approached closer to the observer, then reportedly shot straight up into the sky and moved off very quickly.

March 30, 2004
Armbrust, PA

About 9:30 P.M., on a country road near Armbrust, two people traveling in a vehicle were startled when the headlights hit an object sitting on the roadway ahead. The object appeared to be cigar shaped, about a foot in length, and metallic silver in color. There appeared to be some type of support underneath the object which held the main body off the ground. The observers heard no sound. As they watched, the object rose straight up off the road for about 20 feet, then it moved to the right and the object flew out of sight.

April 4, 2004
California, PA

This case was investigated by researcher Jim Brown. The sighting occurred about 8:35 P.M. when the witness observed a large triangular object in the sky over a nearby home. The object glowed faintly, and it had blue lights at the corners. A second strange object appeared in the sky above the witness which looked like a glass rod. Even more unusual was when bright sparks suddenly began to fall from the sky from above the triangular object, and they passed in front of that object. The sparks seemed to fall to the ground. The first object moved off fast towards the north and could no longer be observed. The rod shaped object was no longer visible.

April 6, 2004
Northeast Philadelphia

(NUFORC) About 7 P.M. the witness from his 3rd floor window observed a black sphere moving upward in the sky. It then changed direction and moved quickly towards the northeast and moved away in the distance.

April 9, 2004
Ford City

(NUFORC) Around 9:15 P.M. a couple was sitting in their hot tub The husband and wife were looking skyward, when the man spotted two orange glowing disc shaped objects that looked as though they were positioned end to end. They were moving at a very fast pace from east to west. One object was behind the other and moving in a straight line, but at one point they were side by side. The entire observation was around 8 seconds.

April 9, 2004
Altoona, PA

(NUFORC) A witness saw a chevron shaped object in the sky moving very fast towards the northwest. The object appeared to have orange lights in three rows. The object was lost from sight behind some trees.

April 15, 2004
Plymouth Boro,PA

(NUFORC) For about 10 minutes a witness observed a formation of about six white lights in a cross shaped pattern.

April 16, 2004
Lititz, PA

(NUFORC) Witness reported seeing during the afternoon a black disc shaped object about 150-200 feet over the trees. The witness estimated that the object was about 10-15 feet across. The observation lasted about 15-20 seconds.

April 17, 2004
Slippery Rock, PA

(NUFORC) Around 3:30 A.M., hundreds of orange lights, some in a V formation reported for a 3 hour period of time.

April 17-18, 2004
Various in Westmoreland County

People reporting strange unusual odors similar to rotten eggs. Near West Newton, in an area where Bigfoot sightings have originated from in the past, residents reporting something heavy walking in the woods, and a strong odd smell.

April 22, 2004
Westmoreland County

Possible Bigfoot activity reported close to the Keystone Park area.

April 24, 2004
Derry Township

About 10:10 P.M. near Gray Station a fellow walking in the area spotted an odd light in the sky. The light which was later seen by others in the area blinked 3 times, then seemed to drop lower over some trees and was lost from sight.

May 16, 2004
Indiana, PA

(NUFORC) It was about midnight when the witness observed a hovering and hiding UFO (yellow -orange flickering disc) above the Jimmy Stewart Airport.

May 20, 2004
Pleasant Unity

Around 1 A.M., residents reported strong rotten egg smell in nearby woods. The family dog acted odd at the time.

June 9, 2004

About 11:30 P.M., the witness was looking outside to see if the lights were out around the area since her power had gone out in her home. Looking eastward the woman saw an odd light which was flashing about 30 feet off the ground. The light which was only about 50 feet away from her location, was shaped like a square and looked as thought it was made up of a mass of light bubbles. The odd light source which was like an ice cube shape, appeared just above her hedges, and was estimated at about 2 feet by 2 feet in dimension. The object gradually began to rise skyward, and soon looked just like a distant light high in the sky.

June 14, 2004
Cornwall, PA

It was near Midnight when the observer saw a huge reddish-orange object which appeared motionless in the sky. The object appeared to be on fire and had a bright vapor trail. The object appeared to set high in the southwest sky for about 5 minutes.

June 17, 2004
Ranshaw, PA

(NUFORC) Fast moving bright spherical object moved fast across the sky zig-zagging at times.

June 18, 2004
Philadelphia, PA

(NUFORC) A silver disc shaped object was observed at a high altitude. It appeared metallic, and appeared to have a black ring around the outside area, and the center of the object seemed to be hollow.

June 26, 2004
Pittsburgh to Greensburg, PA

At approximately 10:50 P.M., witnesses from Pittsburgh to Greensburg, PA observed a luminous orangish-red object with a long fiery trail moving at a fast pace through the sky. The NUFORC received numerous other sighting reports from Pennsylvania, ranging from Lancaster to Tionesta. The NUFORC also received sightings from out of state of what appears to have been the same object and which was later identified as the re-entry of Russian space debris.

July 3, 2004
East Vandergrift

A witness on this evening reported a sighting of a huge bright red cigar shaped object which appeared over the Kiskimentis River.

July 9, 2004
Altoona, PA

(NUFORC) Several people walking through a wooded area observed odd lights rise out of the woods about 25 feet way and move up into the sky. A loud gush of wind was heard at the time.

July 15, 2004

(NUFORC) Several observers reported seeing a large diamond shaped object moving through the sky. There were white non-blinking lights at each point of the diamond which changed to orange in color while under observation.

July 18, 2004
Titusville, PA

(NUFORC) Over a 30 minute period the witness watched a silver sphere move over the tree line in the distance. The object changed from a silver to a red color, and moved around in different positions before moving up in the sky. The object disappeared from view in the clear daylight sky.

July 20, 2004
Tioga County

Researcher Joe Nemanich provided the following information. A witness was working at a construction site during daylight hours when he observed a tall hair covered man-like creature which was estimated at 7 to 8 feet tall, standing near the side of the rural roadway. The creature crossed the road in three long strides and entered into a large swampy area. There was a large area smashed down of the ground cover where the creature had traveled through into the swamp. The witness who didn't want identified, said he was amazed at the creatures's size and speed.

August 3, 2004
Pottstown, PA

(NUFORC) Around 2:30 A.M. as the witness noticed interference on his tv, he saw 3 yellow lights in a row in the sky. The object was making an odd humming sound. The object was moving straight up into the sky. The witness reported that when the object was over his house, he noticed the tv interference. The tv cleared up when the object moved away.

August 11, 2004
Denver, PA

(NUFORC) It was around 9 P.M., when the witness saw a fireball zig-zagging as it moved across the sky and disappeared.

August 19, 2004
Pittsburgh, PA

(NUFORC) About 9 P.M. the witness saw a white light appear near a skyscraper. The light zig-zagged through the sky not like an aircraft. A short time later, three similar lights which also moved in the same manner appeared in the sky then soon disappeared.

August 19, 2004
York, PA

It was about 10:10 P.M. when a witness sitting on the patio saw a very bright solid orange sphere move from west to east across the sky.

September 2, 2004
Belle Vernon, PA

Witness was loading some equipment in the car at about 9:30 P.M., when he observed a series of 4 lights moving overhead from SE to NW. Several other people also watched the lights as they moved in a close straight line formation at the approximate speed of a slow moving jet. A few minutes later, a second series of lights approached from the SE and moved side by side. The light sequence appeared to be made up of 1 red and 4 white lights. The a few minutes later, a 3rd set of two lights in a row moved across the sky and was lost in the distance.

September 18, 2004
State College,PA

(NUFORC) State College,PA-Witness saw what looked like a meteor in the western sky. She pointed it out to a friend who also observed it. The light according to the witness suddenly changed direction and zig-zagged across the sky and disappeared towards the north.

September 26, 2004

Reports from various locations around 8 A.M. concerning a bright ball of fire and a long trail moving through the early morning sky.

September 26, 2004

(NUFORC) Around 10:15 P.M., witnesses saw three lights flying in a triangular formation. They at first thought it was an aircraft, when the two bottom lights appeared to weave, and move around. The formation moved away towards the west.

October 3, 2004
Perkasie, PA

(NUFORC) Around 7:45 P.M. the witness observed two dull orange lights which appeared to be side by side, move from south to north in the clear sky.

October 24, 2004
Greater Pittsburgh

Around 11:15 P.M., observers throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area reported a luminous blue light move across the sky. The light was so bright it turned the dark night sky into daylight for a few seconds. The object appears to have been a bright meteor associated with the annual Orionid meteor shower.

November 3, 2004
Bradford, PA

(NUFORC) Witness saw green fireball which appeared slow falling towards the southern part of the sky. The sighting was estimated to last for 15 seconds.

December 1, 2004
Fayette County,PA

Witness was outside talking to a neighbor when he saw a bright light in the eastern sky. The light appeared brighter than Venus and was moving in a NE to E direction. The light seemed to be descending as it curved downward and it appeared to be moving faster than a aircraft. The object had no trail behind it.

December 4, 2004

(NUFORC) Witness saw a bright luminous orange light source moving at a fast pace across the sky around 12:45 A.M. towards the northwest. The object then moved at very high rate of speed from west to east.

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