Feb 24 2017

3 Daylight UFO Sightings Reported in Pennsylvania Recently-February 24, 2017

3 Daylight UFO Sightings Reported in Pennsylvania Recently-February 24, 2017

There have been a number of UFO sightings reported in the past few weeks. Some of the reports were observations of the bright Planet Venus in the evening sky. There have been however 3 independent UFO sightings reported during the day in the last week, from various locations in Pennsylvania. I am still gathering more details on these reports. The most recent sighting occurred this afternoon near the Suttersville area. If you have seen anything unusual please contact me at paufo@comcast.net. I will be posting more details on these reports in the near future.

Jan 17 2017

2016 Was Very Busy with UFO Sightings, Bigfoot and Cryptid Encounters across Pennsylvania


2016 Was Very Busy with UFO Sightings, Bigfoot and Cryptid Encounters across Pennsylvania

From Researcher: Stan Gordon

 Many Pennsylvanian’s reported encounters of the mysterious kind during 2016.  Witnesses reported strange formations of lights in the sky, and loud booms that shook houses in some areas.  There were also reports of strange footprints, odd animal screams and cries, low level sightings of mysterious objects in the sky, odd field formations, and close range encounters with Bigfoot and other cryptids (creatures whose existence have not been confirmed ) from across the state. Residents reported various paranormal incidents and in some cases, strange lights and images were captured on digital cameras.

Since I began researching and documenting such oddities from across Pennsylvania in 1959 as a curious ten year old boy, many thousands of mysterious incidents have continued to be reported, and such cases occur annually. I began to conduct on scene research in 1965 after the UFO incident occurred near Kecksburg, PA.  During the 57 years that I have been investigating these anomalies, I have never had a personal encounter with a UFO or Bigfoot.

It became apparent to me long ago, that many mysterious encounters, when properly investigated, are found to have a manmade or natural explanation. UFOs quite often are misidentifications of such things as bright stars and planets, meteors, satellites, searchlights, Chinese lanterns and drones. Some Bigfoot sightings were identified as bear, large shaggy dogs, and hunters in camouflage. There are, however, UFO sightings and other strange encounters reported each year that can’t be so easily dismissed.

There were many sightings of UFOs reported statewide throughout the year. Observers reported sightings of spherical, cylindrical and triangular shape objects. There have been an increasing number of sightings in recent years of large solid rectangular objects that have been seen at low level.

Those individuals who have reported such sightings come from all walks of life and age groups. Many are professionals such as police officers, military and commercial pilots, engineers, and educators. The vast majority of witnesses I have interviewed were not seeking any publicity. Many of these people did not believe in the existence of these phenomena until they had their own personal encounter.

I have been taking calls from the public since 1969, and I receive sighting reports on a regular basis via phone and email. Across the country and in Pennsylvania, there are many other researchers and organizations who also receive Pennsylvania sighting reports. Some of those sources include the Keystone Bigfoot Project, The Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society, The Center for Cryptozoology Studies, Jim Brown of Jim’s Destinations, Lon Strickler of “Phantoms & Monsters,” the National UFO Reporting Center, and the PA Chapter of MUFON. I continue to maintain contact with many sources from across the state and nation.

The following is a synopsis of some of the interesting cases reported during 2016:

 January 1, 2016- A man who was visiting in the area for the holidays, was traveling during the early morning hours between Trafford and Monroeville. The headlights of the car ahead of him struck a figure walking on the side of the road. The man noticed a brown hair covered creature that stood about 6 feet tall. Its arms hung down past the knees and it was walked hunched over. The most prominent feature was that the creature had two glowing red eyes. The witness said it was likely that the other motorists on that road also saw it.

February 4, 2016- Witnesses along Route 30 near Latrobe observed a formation of about 7 red-orange lights moving in the evening sky. Some observers reported that the lights broke formation and moved slowly up over the Chestnut Ridge and higher into the sky where they vanished from sight.

March 2016- The Lower Burrell area in Westmoreland County has had a history of sightings of what some witnesses have reported as “Black Panthers.” An animal sighted in a wooded area in March had an estimated body length with the tail at about 7 feet long. The animal had ears that appeared to be pointed and stood straight up. In September in this same general area, another witness came upon a series of what appear to be 4 inch cat tracks.

A rural road near West Newton, PA, where a witness reported encountering a Bigfoot in 2016. Copyright 2016 Stan Gordon

A rural road near West Newton, PA, where a witness reported encountering a Bigfoot in 2016.
Copyright 2016
Stan Gordon

April 17, 2016- During the evening, a woman was driving on a rural road near West Newton when she noticed ahead of her, a tall dark figure emerge from the right side and move up on the road just as she was approaching the area. She slowed down and looked at a 7 foot tall creature covered with long brownish-red hair. The witness noticed that the arms were very long and skinny, and that the creature had large red eyes that were glowing in the dark. The witness, who had no interest or belief in Bigfoot, became very frightened and left the area very quickly.

May 10, 2016- Two men were riding on a rural road in Fayette County outside of Fairchance. It was a foggy, and rainy evening when this incident took place.  Suddenly, an upright 7 feet tall hair covered creature emerged from the bank on the left side of the road and stopped in the path of the car 20 feet away. The driver slammed on the brakes, while the creature stared at the car with its glowing red eyes.

After a short time of staring at the creature, the driver slowly moved the car forward, and both men felt the car make slight contact with the hairy being. At that point the creature placed its hands on the front of the vehicle, with the bumper against its legs. Soon after, the creature removed its hands from the car and walked into the woods below the road and was not seen again. This area has had a history of other Bigfoot encounters. Researcher Jim Brown investigated this incident.

June 11, 2016- In a rural area near Jeanette, several people observed a series of orange objects that looked similar to meteors. However, they had no tails and were slow moving. While under observation, one object broke apart and separated into two similar objects that moved across the sky in different directions. A similar sighting occurred near Leechburg in Armstrong County on June 16th, where other witnesses reported up to 10 luminous objects in the sky that were blinking orange then white in color. At one point, two of the objects joined together, then separated and moved off in different directions.

September 15, 2016- Witnesses saw what looked like a silver disc in the clear morning sky moving towards the southeast. About 20 seconds after the object was lost from sight, what appeared to be 5 military jets approached and circled over the area. Just three days earlier in Ohio, a witness I had talked with observed a semi-circular object that appeared to be metallic and gray in color. About 20 minutes later he heard the sound of a military jet in the area.

October 16, 2016- During the afternoon, a couple was driving down Route 43 in Fayette County outside of Uniontown. They were approaching the crest of a hill when a black misty smoke cloud appeared above some trees and began to form into a large black rectangular object. The object moved over the two left southbound lanes of the highway. It then quickly moved over the northbound lanes that they were traveling on towards Pittsburgh. As the object nearly cleared those lanes, it suddenly stopped and formed a circular shape that was not as solid as the rectangular object had looked. It quickly reformed back into the rectangular shape and moved back over the southbound lanes of the highway then suddenly just vanished from sight and was not seen again.

Video capture photo of object seen in downtown Pittsburgh in November of 2016. The picture is used with permission of the witness.

screen shot capture photo of the object seen in downtown Pittsburgh in November of 2016.
The picture is used with permission of the witness.

November 8, 2016- Pittsburgh-During the afternoon a man had just left work and was walking to his car in downtown Pittsburgh. He noticed high in the sky what appeared to be a cylinder shaped object that looked as though it was hovering but had some movement to it. The object then seemed to drop from that altitude and smoke appeared to be emitting from the object. As the object fell, it was blocked from view by the parkway.

The man started videotaping as he ran in that direction. The object was blocked from view at its lowest level but the witness saw it for a second over the Monongahela River. The object appeared to descend fast yet almost gliding.

The witness had the opinion that the object was metallic and he noticed some type of triangle near the rear section. The witness believes the object fell into the river. The witness was able to capture some screen shots of the object from the video footage he had taken.

Sketch of triangular object sighted in York County, PA. Sketch used with permission of the witness.

Sketch of triangular object sighted in York County, PA. Sketch used with permission of the witness.

November 11, 2016- A man located in York County was outside talking on his phone that evening when he noticed an unusual object in the sky that appeared to be gliding. The object was three dimensional and looked like a very large metallic triangular object. The object was dark gray in color and appeared to have a white foggy mist surrounding it.

The witness could clearly see the side of the craft that was visible to him. He also had a very good view of the underside of the object. There were a number of lights seen on the object, including three white circular ones that were evenly spaced straight across along the rear underside.

The witness also noticed two bluish rectangular configurations which he felt may have been an exhaust system on the back of the object. The object made a slight sound similar to the low growl of a high performance sports car. (Sightings of these large solid triangular objects have been reported for many years across the state. During the last two years I am aware of a number of low level sightings of similar objects and some were observed in daylight.)

November 2016- During this month and occurring for about 4 months prior, residents that live along the Derry side of the Chestnut Ridge report having seen a luminous sphere of light about the size of a softball and sometimes accompanied by other small lights of various colors come up to a window of the house and slide across the glass and then move away. (The Chestnut Ridge has a long history of UFOs and cryptid encounters and similar smaller round objects have been reported for years.)

I received information concerning many cryptid sightings from widespread locations in the Keystone State. Bigfoot sightings were reported from many areas including Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, and Fayette Counties. There were Black Panther, thunderbird (huge birds with massive wingspans) and other  strange creature accounts reported.

There were some accounts from wide spread areas of an animal that witnesses were unable to identify.Some said it looked like a cross between a wolf and a very large dog. During a July morning, a motorist traveling on Route 66, between Greensburg and Delmont saw a strange animal emerge from the brush along the road. It was a dog-like animal that was running low to the ground. The hair on the body looked like that of a deer and it had a long black non-bushy tail. The witness noticed that the head was like a dog, but it had a long snout and a very pointed nose. The ears were pointed and stood upright. The animal ran up an embankment and moved out of sight.

In early December near Blairsville, a person driving in a car saw an animal that looked like a very large dog. However, it had some wolf-like features. The animal had medium gray fur that was thick like that of a wolf. It also had a tail similar to that of a wolf. On the same day, but on the other side of the state another strange animal was observed. In a rural area of Dauphin County, Two people saw a strange animal run in front of their vehicle. The animal was covered in a gray fur unlike that of a dog. It did however have features of both a wolf and a canine and it moved very fast on four legs. The animal reportedly had a large snout and wolf-like ears and an arch on its back. Some of these could be coywolf sightings however, some of the reports that are being received by various researchers seem somewhat stranger and are being investigated.

To report a UFO, Bigfoot, Cryptid or other unusual event from Pennsylvania, you can contact me at: 724-838-7768, or email me at: paufo@comcast.net. Keep checking my website: www.stangordon.info for updates on recent sightings. If you have any information on the 1965 Kecksburg UFO incident please contact me as well.











Oct 02 2016

October 2, 2016-An Update of Some 2016 PA UFO and Cryptid Reports:

October 2, 2016-An Update of Some 2016 PA UFO and Cryptid Reports:

There have been many UFO and cryptid incidents reported from across Pennsylvania since the start of 2016. Since March, there has been a surge unusual incidents being reported from many locations in the state, but much of the activity has been in the southwest region. I have been in touch with other researchers who are also hearing reports of such incidents as well.

The following is a synopsis of some of the reports that I have received, and some cases are still under investigation.

March 27, 2016-A very large cat-like creature reported near Lower Burrell, PA. (Westmoreland County)

A witness reported seeing a large cat-like animal in a rural area outside of Lower Burrell. The entire body was dark in color and the length of the animal including the tail was about 7 feet long. The ears of the animal were described as pointed and stood straight up. (A few years ago, another witness reported seeing two Black panthers together in a field in the same general area.)


April 17, 2016-Bigfoot walks near car outside of West Newton, PA. (Westmoreland County)


May 1, 2016- Bigfoot Observed in Butler County.

During the afternoon, a witness watched a tall creature covered with reddish hair and a brown spot on its back section. The creature had its back toward the road and turned its shoulders and head toward the right side.

May 10, 2016-Bigfoot Touches Car in Fayette County, PA.


Mid-May 2016-Bigfoot Observed near Harrison City, PA (Westmoreland County)

An 8-9 feet tall creature covered with black hair was observed among trees on a rural road.

Mid-May 2016-Odd Field Formations in Derry Township. (Westmoreland County)

Reports received of unusual field formations being observed in fields in rural Derry Township. It is possible that these formations could be weather related.

June 10, 2016-Robinson Township-Teardrop Shaped Object (Allegheny County)

During the evening, a white-purple colored teardrop shaped object was observed in a suburb of Pittsburgh. The object would be observed in a section of the sky then suddenly within seconds appear in another location across the sky. The object appeared to be very large and gave the impression that it may not have been a solid form.

June 11, 2016-Formation of Objects near Jeanette. (Westmoreland County)

Several people between Greensburg and Jeanette observed a series of strange lights just after 10 PM. The orange objects looked similar to meteors with no tails and were slow moving. During the observation, one of the objects broke apart and separated into two similar devices which moved across the sky in different direction. Witnesses also saw what looked like molten metal at times falling from the objects.

June 11, 2016-Allentown, PA (Lehigh County)-Orange Dots Observed

Around 11:45 PM, witnesses observed three silent orange objects moving steadily across the sky. They formed into a triangular pattern and disappeared one at a time.

June 14, 2016-Ring of lights over the Laurel Ridge (Westmoreland County)

Witnesses observed towards the Laurel Ridge outside of Ligonier, an oval ring of lights. The formation appeared to be moving slowly across the sky and at times moving up and downward.

June 16, 2016-Leechburg, PA (Armstrong County) Ten Objects In The Sky

Witnesses reported up to 10 objects in the sky that were blinking orange then white in color. The objects were disappearing into the clouds and were erratic in motion. During the observation, two of the objects joined together then separated and moved away in different directions.

 June 24, 2016-Near Harrisburg (Dauphin County) Sky Sounds?

There was a report of strange “Trumpet” sounds reportedly heard coming from the sky around the area.

July 3, 2016-Monessen-(Westmoreland County)-2:30 AM-Object moving E-W-red light-round opening in it. It stopped looked like molten orange metal falling from it. It moved off towards the west. (This could possibly be material falling from disintegrating sky lantern type devices.)

7-29-16-12:40 AM-Bigfoot near Acme, PA. (Westmoreland County)

Acme, PA-A man was in the kitchen during the early morning hours and was looking out a window. He caught something out of the corner of his eye by the  trees and woods didn’t pay much attention as he thought it was a deer.  He reportedly saw a creature walking about 40 feet away from house. It was illuminated from the side by an outside spotlight. The creature was about 5-6 feet tall. The hair in the outside lighting looked to be blonde or tan (but could have been lighter he stated.)  The hair over the body looked to be about 3-4 inches long but not matted.

7-29-19-Between Greensburg and Delmont. Strange Animal sighting-(Westmoreland County)

At about 10:40 AM-On Route 66 between Greensburg and Delmont heading north, a driver saw the head of animal coming out of brush. Animal crossed road right to left about 50-100 feet away. He approached and slowed down. Animal turned head and looked at him then went straight and ran up embankment on the right of the road. He got about 50 feet away at closest point.

Dog-like animal, about 3-4 feet long running low to the ground. Body color of a deer, tail was black and long similar to a cat but not bushy. Tail about 1 ½ feet long. Very muscular looking in the shoulders, looked healthy. The head was like a dog, with very pointed nose (long snout.) Ears were pointed and stood up. Could not see facial features. Observation about 5-8 seconds.

7-30-16 McMurray, Washington County-UFOs over Area

Two friends were outside in field about 11:50 PM, when one happened to look up in sky. They observed two green objects described as portals. One was positioned horizontal the other one was positioned in a diagonal position below. Suddenly in the sky appeared a solid looking metallic bullet shaped object that appeared to jump through the two green lights and seconds later all of the objects just disappeared.

8-5-16-AcmePossible Bigfoot-(Westmoreland County)-11 AM-Possible Witness in a vehicle saw something in fog going into woods. It was dark color, walking upright, estimated about 7 feet tall, was able to see the head, shoulders and upper body.

8-9 and 8-10, 2016-Hunker,PA-(Westmoreland County)-Mystery Boom?

Report that a large boom shook homes in the area on two consecutive days. The loud blast sounded like it was coming from the sky.

8-16-Reports from Laurel ridge and Armstrong County of loud screams and howls.

8-21-16-North Huntingdon (Westmoreland County)Two Lights Join In sky

At about 11:15 PM-Two objects SSW sky with many colored lights including orange and yellow moving around on them. At one point one object moved away from other object then rejoined the second one. Later both object moved across horizon together and went out of sight.

 8-22-16-Uniontown-(Fayette County)-4 Objects Reported

 At dusk, four objects in sky at dusk. One went straight up in sky, one appeared low overhead. Video tape being studied.

9-3-16-Mount Pleasant-Morning disc moving slow through the sky. It appeared to be solid and chrome and moving very slow.

9-4-16-Lower Burrell-(Westmoreland County)-Large Cat-like tracks found

A series of what appear to be 4 inch cat tracks were discovered in a rural area near Lower Burrell. Photos and casts were taken of the tracks. There has been a history of possible black panther sightings in this area.

9-12-16-Ohio-UFOs and Military Jet sounds-1:45 PM-Witness saw dark rectangular spot in cloud. Soon after, a semi-circular shape that looked gray and metallic was observed. It appeared to be casting a shadow on the cloud. Man went down the road it was gone. 20 minutes later he heard sound of a military jet in the area. (I had the opportunity to meet with this witness in person. Even though this case occurred in Ohio, I thought it was of interest due to the next report just a few days later.)

9-15-16-Mount Pleasant-(Westmoreland County)-Silver Disc and Military Jets

During the morning a silver disc was seen moving slow towards the southeast. About 20 seconds after the object left the area what appeared to be five military jets approached and circled around the area.

9-19/20-16-Connellsville-(Westmoreland County) Loud chattering monkey-like sounds-and other loud screams reported. (Reports from other areas of strange monkey-like chatter has also being reported.)

9-20-16-Jefferson Boro-(Allegheny County-Mystery Boom reportedly shook homes around Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Boro.

Addendum: The previous incidents are among numerous other cases that have been reported. There have been other cryptid (strange creature incidents also reported such as thunderbirds.) Some of the cases I am looking into would fall into the “High Strangeness Category.” If you have seen anything unusual in Pennsylvania, please contact me via email at: paufo@comcast.net.






Aug 10 2016

A Surge of UFO, Bigfoot, & Cryptid Encounters In Pennsylvania-March-July, 2016


A Surge of UFO, Bigfoot, & Cryptid Encounters In Pennsylvania-March-July, 2016


Many strange incidents have been occurring around the mountainous regions in the area.

Many strange incidents have been occurring around the mountainous regions in the area.

This year started off on January 1, 2016, with a Bigfoot sighting reported during the early morning hours. Since then UFO sightings, mystery booms, Bigfoot encounters, and other strange events have been reported from widespread areas of the state, with much of the activity occurring in the southwestern region of the state.

Since March, there has been a surge of unusual incidents being reported from widespread locations, mostly from southwestern locations in Pennsylvania.  There have been detailed UFO observations and close encounters with Bigfoot and other cryptids. I am looking into two Bigfoot reports from July.  Several Bigfoot encounters have reportedly occurred at very close range. See the following two reports.




I am still following up on various incidents and I will provide a synopsis of the occurrences when more information is received.

If you have seen anything unusual in Pennsylvania, please contact me via email  at: paufo@comcast.net

or at 724-838-7768.


Jul 21 2016

Chilly Billy Cardille Has Passed Away-July 21, 2016.

Chilly Billy Cardille Has Passed Away-July 21, 2016.

Bill Cardille and Stan at the 2012 Monster Bash Convention

Bill Cardille and Stan at the 2012 Monster Bash Convention

Bill Cardille, famous Pittsburgh Broadcaster and the iconic host of the “Chiller Theater” show that began in September of 1963, and broadcast on WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh for many years, passed away today.  Bill will be missed by his many fans and the Pittsburgh area public in general.

When Bill started hosting Chiller Theater in 1964  I quickly became a fan. Every Saturday night was  a Chiller Theater party night. I really enjoyed those black and white sci-fi movies that stirred my fascination even more as I began my search into the UFO and Bigfoot phenomena.

Bill Cardille also hosted another program that was broadcast, as I recall, during the late night-early morning hours on WIIC-TV. The show was called, “Mysteries Beyond”. On that interview show, Bill talked with local residents who had encountered UFOs or had other paranormal experiences.

It was my privilege to have known Bill for a number of years. When we would have a brief moment to reminisce, I always reminded him about the great memories that I grew up with concerning his hosting of Chiller Theater. We discussed the role he played in influencing me to conduct first hand investigations into UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Paranormal as a result of his interviews he conducted on that late night TV interview show.

Bill was one of the kindest personalities I had ever come in contact with. He always made time to talk to his fans and followers. He will surely be missed, and the memories he left with me will never fade. My prayers are with Bill and his family.

Stan Gordon

Jul 13 2016

2016 Kecksburg UFO Festival Schedule of Events

DSCN74402016 Kecksburg V.F.D. UFO Festival

July 29-31, 2016

Claypike & Route 982

5128 Water Street

Kecksburg, PA








Jun 21 2016

Another Pennsylvania Bigfoot Close Encounter with a Car-April 17, 2016

Another Pennsylvania Bigfoot Close Encounter with a Car

From Researcher Stan Gordon  www.stangordon.info

Date of incident: April 17, 2016

Location: West Newton, PA

Westmoreland County




Recently I learned of another Bigfoot encounter when I was giving a presentation on UFOs and Cryptid reports.  A woman and her daughter approached me and told me about an experience that the mother had on April 17, 2016. The witness, who was quite upset after the incident, called her daughter soon after it occurred. She gave her daughter a lot of details on the phone and her daughter proceeded to write them down.

Her daughter had brought along her note pad and shared that information with me. I had the chance to talk with the witness in detail and later that day, I went with the witness and another relative to the sighting location just a short distance outside of West Newton. I searched the immediate area, but nothing unusual was observed.

The incident occurred during the evening on a rural road just a short distance from West Newton. The woman was driving about 35 miles per hour and traveling towards West Newton. As she drove along the stretch, on the passenger side of the road to her right, she saw a tall dark figure come out of a clearing and walk up on the road just as she was about to pass that area. She slowed down to look and saw the creature was at the passenger side of the car. What she saw stood approximately 7 feet tall. It was covered with long brownish-red hair. The arms were long and skinny.

What frightened her the most were its large shiny red eyes that seemed to be luminous. The creature was looking into the passenger side window at her. The woman told me she was very frightened and hit the gas and sped down the road to get away from the creature. The witness mentioned that she doesn’t like scary things and had no interest in Bigfoot or watching such TV programs about the creature. She also stated, “I never thought it would happen to me.”


The West Newton area and other nearby Westmoreland County communities have had a long history of Bigfoot encounters. In the late 1960s, local residents reported encountering the “Lowber Monster.”  A white hair covered creature was reported by locals and strange footprints were found. There have been many other reports since that time including this encounter from 2014. http://www.stangordon.info/wp/2014/06/06/bigfoot-sighting-reported-near-west-newton-pa-may-17-2014/

This is the second  report in recent months where a Bigfoot came very close to a vehicle here in Pennsylvania. http://www.stangordon.info/wp/2016/05/12/bigfoot-touches-witness-vehicle-in-fayette-county-pa-a-report-from-researcher-jim-brown/


May 12 2016

Bigfoot Touches Witness Vehicle in Fayette County, PA. A report from Researcher Jim Brown


Bigfoot Touches Witness Vehicle in Fayette County, PA. A report from Researcher Jim Brown

From: Stan Gordon

 There have been continuous reports in past years of encounters with Bigfoot throughout many locations in Fayette County, PA. The earliest firsthand Bigfoot account I have on record dates back to 1931. Additionally, going back to the early 1970’s, some of the strangest Bigfoot incidents on record occurred in this area. Many Bigfoot sightings continue to occur in this area, and quite often along or near the Chestnut Ridge.

On May 11, 2016, I received a phone call from Researcher Jim Brown who lives in Fayette County. Jim has been a long time research associate of mine. His fascinating website can be found at: http://www.jimsdestinations.com/

He advised me that he had received an interesting report concerning two encounters with large hairy creatures. Jim wanted to see if I had received other reports. I had not received other reports from the date of the occurrence.

The following is the report Jim Brown has submitted on the case.

Hairy Creature Sightings–Near Fairchance, PA on Mud Pike- 5-10-2016

I received a phone call on the morning of 5-11-2016 reporting an incident that involved two “large hairy animals” on Mud Pike in Fayette County, Pa.  This report covers the facts as reported in that case. (Witnesses have requested to remain anonymous, Name and address withheld)  There were two witnesses in the vehicle, both interviewed separately and details are in agreement with each other.

Weather conditions – Pouring rain, fog, Temperature about 52 degrees F.

Observations occurred from inside the vehicle that was involved in the incident. (Details follow)

Date / Time – 10 May, 2016,  Approximately 2300 hrs.

The following summary is based on both initial phone interview and personal interview with each witness. The witnesses were returning from visiting family on Chestnut Ridge on their way home.  About half way down Mud Pike the driver saw what appeared to be a large hairy animal cross the road walking upright.  He did not see it very clearly and could not rule out a bear walking on hind legs.  But it did get his attention and he slowed to a crawl as he passed the area where he saw it.  Using a flashlight, both witnesses were trying to catch a glimpse of it in the woods below.  They did not see that creature again.

Suddenly a second creature came from the bank on the left into the path of their car about 20 feet ahead.  The driver immediately slammed on his brakes and stopped with the creature clearly visible in the headlights about 10 – 15 feet in front of the car. Neither witness had a camera so no photos were obtained.  I asked them to describe the creature.  It was about 7 feet high, standing upright on two legs with arms well below the hips.   It stared directly at the car, eyes glowing bright red.  It was covered head to toe with long, black or very dark hair.  The hair was so long that no facial features besides the eyes could be seen.

The body also was covered to the point that no sexual features could be determined.  Also noted were the palms of its hands which were hairless and black.  No claws were seen.   Feet were not seen as at the angle of view the hood of the car blocked the ability to see the ground at this close of a distance.  No smells or sounds were noted, however the car windows were up and the rain was beating down hard.  It would have been difficult to hear or smell anything under those conditions.

The driver had stopped the car and the creature froze watching them for a few seconds.  At that point the driver put the car in reverse and slowly started to back up.  The creature took a couple steps toward the car keeping about the same distance away as before. The driver again stopped the car and the creature did likewise. After a short time, the driver put the car in low and began creeping toward the creature.  The creature stood still and did not move from the spot where it stopped.

It did put its arms forward as if to protect itself.  The car continued to move forward very slowly to the point where both occupants could feel the car make contact with the creature.   It put its arms out and placed its hands on the front of the car, with the bumper against its legs.  The driver stopped again and did not try to force his way through.   The driver said he was ready to shift to reverse again and “get the hell out of there”. It was at that point the creature removed its hands from the car, took about one step forward then proceeded to walk into the woods below the road.  That was the last it was seen.  The witnesses went home and I was contacted next day via my website reporting form.

I followed up and did a personal interview on 5-11-2016.  The above information was obtained at that time.  I also examined the car for any evidence of contact.  None was found.  The car was also checked using UV / IR light for evidence of hand prints or skin oils where the creature is alleged to have been in contact.  Nothing was found, however it must also be noted that they drove home about 7 miles in driving rain.  It is possible any residue could have been washed off.   I also went to the area on Mud Pike where the creature was seen in an attempt to find any tracks or other evidence however nothing was found.  Much gravel and other debris was washed into the road from the heavy rain so I would expect any such evidence, if it existed, was destroyed.

My impression of both witnesses is that they seem credible.  I detected no sign they were seeking notoriety or wanted publicity.  Both gave the same impression of the event; frightening yet both wanted answers to what they experienced.

No subsequent reports of any other sightings as of this time. If any come in they will be referenced to this report.

J. Brown   Investigator

Feb 10 2016

Many Strange Encounters with UFOs and Mysterious Creatures in Pennsylvania During 2015

Many Strange Encounters with UFOs and Mysterious Creatures in Pennsylvania During 2015

From Stan Gordon

A section of the Chestnut Ridge in Westmoreland County, PA where there has been a history of Bigfoot and UFO sightings.

(photo copyright Stan Gordon) A section of the Chestnut Ridge in Westmoreland County, PA where there has been a history of Bigfoot and UFO sightings.








Did you see anything strange in the sky last year? Were you out in the woods and encountered a mysterious animal unlike anything that you had ever seen before? Did you experience an incident that you couldn’t find an explanation for? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you were not alone. Many Residents from across the state of Pennsylvania reported numerous observations of strange lights and objects in the sky throughout 2015. Some claimed to have seen formations of glowing lights, while others reported encountering spherical, cigar, triangular and rectangular objects from many locations of the Keystone state.

Even stranger were reports from many locations of encounters with mysterious creatures. Sightings of Bigfoot have historically been recorded for years, and these incidents continue to be reported annually. There were reports of huge birds with massive wingspans (thunderbirds) and even black panthers that are not common to this part of the world. Some creature reports were even stranger.

Citizens of Pennsylvania reported many types of strange incidents including seeing strange footprints, hearing frightening howls, whoops and screams from nearby woods, observing odd clouds, seeing fireballs crossing the sky, and experienced loud mystery booms that shook their homes. Some reported various paranormal experiences including capturing strange images on their cameras. As in past years, the majority of anomalies reported concern unusual lights and objects in the sky.

My interest in strange occurrences began in 1959, when I began to record and document mysterious incidents that were occurring in my home state of Pennsylvania. I was 16 years old in 1965 when the Kecksburg UFO incident occurred in Westmoreland County, and I began to document details about what had taken place. I began to conduct in the field investigations of UFO and cryptid reports after that incident, and set up a hotline in 1969, for the public to report UFO sightings and other unusual accounts. After so many years of interest in these strange occurrences, I still have never seen a UFO or Bigfoot.

I continue to record such incidents that come to my attention yearly via phone or email. Today there are many other researchers and organizations who also receive Pennsylvania reports. Some of these resources gathering this information include the National UFO Reporting Center, The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, the PA Chapter of MUFON, Jim Brown of Jim’s Destinations, and Lon Strickler of “Phantoms & Monsters.” I maintain contact with many UFO and Bigfoot investigators statewide and across the country.

When I began my field investigations many years ago into various phenomena, it became apparent that many incidents that initially sounded unusual, when properly investigated, were found to be explainable and determined to be of manmade or natural origin. Many UFO sightings are found to have logical explanations and over the years some observations were explained as bright planets and stars, brilliant meteors or re-entry of space debris, lights on aircraft, satellites, NASA high altitude tests, searchlight beams, lights reflecting off of insects, Chinese lanterns, and remote control aircraft. And now we have to deal with quadcopters (drones) with led displays.

Some Bigfoot sightings were only misidentifications of bear or large shaggy dogs. Others were camouflaged hunters in the woods. Many strange footprints were normal tracks that had been distorted by weather and ground conditions. The point is that many anomalies of various types can be explained. Not every UFO and cryptid encounter, however, can be so easily explained away.

While strange encounters are reported from many widespread locations from across the state, one of the most active areas for such unusual incidents continues to be along the Chestnut Ridge that covers sections of Westmoreland, Fayette, and Indiana Counties.

The following are some of the interesting incidents that came to my attention in 2015.

March 12, 2015- Two people had gone out to do some late night shopping near Monessen, located in the Mon Valley area. As they passed under a bridge, the car headlights struck a nine feet tall man-like creature that was covered with black hair that was standing along the side of a road. As soon as the lights hit it, the creature squinted its eyes and turned and tilted its head. The couple stared at the creature for about 15 seconds then quickly left the area. About 50 feet away from where they saw the creature, they noticed a terrible odor. The Mon valley has had a long history of Bigfoot sightings.

March 16, 2015- Numerous sources received information of a loud boom that shook houses that evening over a wide area of Fayette County from Connellsville to Uniontown. About the same time odd lights were reportedly seen in the area, which were followed by observations of an unusual amount of helicopter activity. A similar mystery boom was reported the night before in Allegheny County.

April 17, 2015- During the evening at a rural location in Westmoreland County not far from West Newton, two people were sitting off a country road and observed a bright white light in the sky moving in their direction which began to make a circular motion. The solid round white object, which made no sound, approached closer to them and hovered over some trees. Suddenly, the car and the area around it became illuminated by a dim white light that was emitted from the hovering object. The witnesses quickly left the area.

April 18, 2015- At a rural location in Greene County not far from Waynesburg, a driver observed what looked like a tall upright figure covered with hair moving quickly up a hillside near a construction site.

April 18, 2015- During the early morning hours, a witness located in a rural area near South Greensburg saw what looked like a tall dark figure in the yard. Later at that location, a large unusual footprint was found that measured approximately 16.5 inches long and 8 inches wide. In past years, other strange creature encounters have been reported from this general area.

April 21, 2015- Around 10:30 AM, a couple was driving between Parker and East Brady in Butler County when they saw a bright flash of light in the sky. The flash appeared to have been the sun reflecting for a moment off the surface of a very large solid object that appeared to be off in the distance over the Allegheny River. The witnesses pulled over to take a better look. The object looked solid black and rectangular shaped and looked to have 4 rows of windows or indentations on its surface. The object entered a large dark cloud that was nearby. The man readied his camera to photograph the object when it exited the cloud, but after 45 minutes, the object was never seen again.

May 8, 2015- Two people driving up a hill during the afternoon in North Huntingdon Township observed a silver metallic “pill” shaped elongated object that was rounded on the ends. The object was moving rapidly across the sky and was soon blocked by trees. When they reached an open view the object was not seen again. There have been many UFO sightings reported around the Irwin and North Huntingdon areas for years.

August 28, 2015- In the distant evening sky over the Laurel Ridge near Ligonier, witnesses observed an object that looked like a clear bubble with a fuzzy looking outside edge. As the witnesses watched, the strange object suddenly dropped straight down from the sky towards the ground. They expected there to be an impact and explosion but they neither heard nor saw anything after that. Many strange events have occurred over the years around both the Laurel Mountain area and Chestnut Ridge.

Late August-Early September, 2015- This incident took place around 5 PM on a sunny afternoon as the witness was taking a leisurely drive in eastern Butler County. Suddenly, 15-20 feet ahead of the vehicle and about ¾ of the way across the road, a being that was hard to describe was moving from right to left in front of the car. Whatever this thing was, it had a skinny body, stood about 4-4 ½ feet tall, and was similar to the color of a deer.

The head looked somewhat like that of a deer but was not real pointy. It narrowed at the top then rounded off. The creature was observed only from the side. The arms were very short and were held close to the chest. The hands were quite small and looked as though they were carrying something or being held together. No legs or feet were observed. The driver said the thing just “glided” above the roadway. When the witness reached the location on the road where the creature had been, it was no longer seen. The witness could not understand how the thing was just gone in a matter of seconds.

September, 2015- A witness reported seeing a huge black bird with a wingspan estimated to be over 15 feet wide that wasn’t flapping its wings, but just soaring through the sky. The sighting took place near the Cedar Street exit outside of Greensburg. This area has had a history of thunderbird reports. There were other reports of giant bird sightings from across the state during the year.

September-October 2015- Numerous reports of triangular objects were reported from various locations.

On September 1, 2015, a witness near Springdale located about 18 miles NE of Pittsburgh observed a very bright white light toward the west that evening. As the light got closer, an unusual loud sound was heard unlike that of jet or propeller aircraft. As the object passed low overhead, it appeared to be huge and was not any type of aircraft the witness was familiar with. The observer looked up at the bottom of a solid boomerang shaped object that had evenly spaced dim white spotlights that were all non-blinking along the edge of the underside of the object. The underbelly of the object had a greenish tinge. The object moved toward the east, then banked to the south and moved out of sight.

In early October at a rural location between Fayette and Westmoreland counties, a man walked outside of his home around 11 AM and looked up to see the bottom of a very large solid black triangular object that had appeared to have four exhaust vents. The object was moving very slowly about 500 feet above the ground and was completely silent. The man grabbed his cell phone which was completely charged to take a picture. When he aimed at it, the phone reportedly lost all power and would not function. This effect has been reported by other witnesses over the years.

November 23, 2015- At about 2 PM, a married couple was driving on a rural road about 2 miles from Ligonier. The driver noticed some movement in the bushes to the right of the road. Suddenly, an animal began to trot from right to left about 10-20 feet ahead of the car. The car was stopped as both witnesses watched something quite strange.

The animal was four legged and looked somewhat like a fox. However, they could only see the outline of the animal, as this creature was not solid, and no color or fur was observed. The husband told me that the animal had a “smoky veil shape” but his wife who had a longer look at it stated that she could “see through it.” She also said that there was a specific area within the body shape that was like an energy pattern. They watched as the animal entered the woods to their left and never saw it again.

December 24, 2015- At about 9 PM, a witness was outside when he noticed a solid triangular object southwest of Greensburg. There were a number of non-blinking lights on the silent object which was approaching closer to the witness location. The witness grabbed a floodlight and aimed it towards the object. As soon as the light hit the object, it disappeared and was not seen again.

December 9, 2015, was the 50th anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO crash-landing incident. Late that afternoon in 1965, a brilliant fiery object was observed over a widespread area. That object reportedly fell from the sky into a wooded ravine near that Mount Pleasant Township community. Soon after the object fell, many eyewitnesses reported military personnel arriving in that area to search for the fallen object.

The object was reportedly taken away from that location on a military flatbed tractor trailer truck where it was transported first to Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio for a short stay over. The truck then continued on to Wright Patterson Air Force Base where it ended its journey. There have been many theories brought forth over the years as to what the object was that fell near Kecksburg in 1965. What that object was remains open for speculation.

To report a UFO, Bigfoot, cryptid, or any mysterious event from Pennsylvania, contact Stan at 724-838-7768 or email him at: paufo@comcast.net. Visit Stan’s website at: www.stangordon.info.



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