Mar 18 2015

Mystery Boom and other Odd Activity Reported from Fayette County, PA-March 16, 2015

Mystery Boom and other Odd Activity Reported from Fayette County, PA-March 16, 2015

Various sources have received information concerning some odd events which reportedly occurred during the late evening of March 16, 2015, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. First a large boom was reportedly heard and felt and shook houses in Connellsville, South Connellsville, Dawson, Everson and the Uniontown area.

Then strange lights reportedly appeared in the sky. This was followed by the appearance of numerous helicopters, some possibly military in the area as well. The next evening there was reportedly more helicopter activity around the area as well.

If you were a witness to any of this activity or anything else unusual on March 16-17, 2015, in this area please contact me via e-mail at: or 724-838-7768.



Feb 17 2015

Brilliant Fireball Meteor Lights up Early Morning Sky over Pennsylvania-February 17, 2015


Brilliant Fireball Meteor Lights up Early Morning Sky over Pennsylvania-February 17, 2015

At about 4:50 AM, numerous residents observed a brilliant fireball meteor moving across the sky over  sections of Pennsylvania and other states. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received reported sightings from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.

Some observers in the Pittsburgh area according to the AMS heard an accompanying boom along with the observation of the meteor. One report I received from the Altoona area in Blair County, described a blue fireball that lit up the area as it passed over.

The fireball and the luminous flash where darkness was turned to daylight for seconds as the meteor passed over, were recorded on the Accucam Webcam Network: Thanks to Ron Shawley and Accuweather Meteorologist Jesse Ferrell for their input and permissions.

Note: This video also shows light pillars, an atmospheric phenomena recorded in Pennsylvania.

I am recording Greensburg-Pittsburgh area observations of this meteor event so please
contact me with details of what you saw. I can be reached at 724-838-7768
Make your official meteor observation report to:



Feb 08 2015

Glowing Football Observed in the Sky from Butler County, Pennsylvania-February 6, 2015


Glowing Football Observed In the Sky from Butler County, Pennsylvania-February 6, 2015

It was late afternoon on February 6, 2015, when a man relaxing on his back porch located in a rural area not far from Cranberry, observed something unusual in the sky. He noticed a very large luminous object moving steadily from the south to the northeast.

The man thought at first that it was a satellite, but then realized that the object was much too large and was much lower in altitude than a satellite would travel. The man yelled for his wife who came out and observed the object as well. The object was described as an oval shaped object that looked like, “a glowing football.” The object was glowing white, made no sound, and no lights were observed on it.

The object moved at a steady fast speed but not like that of a meteor. As the two observers continued to watch the object as it moved off in the distance it suddenly “Blinked out” and vanished. The observation lasted about 2 minutes.


Feb 06 2015

Kecksburg V.F.D. UFO Festival July 24-26, 2015 Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO-Crash landing incident.

Kecksburg V.F.D. UFO Festival July 24-26, 2015

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO-Crash landing incident.

Remember to mark these dates on your calendar.

Come join us for this special weekend festival. Many new changes are being planned for this upcoming family event. The UFO Conference this year which will be held on Sunday afternoon will focus on the history of this local UFO case that has received international interest.

If you were a witness or involved in the 1965 incident, and would like to attend and take part in the Sunday afternoon event, please contact Stan Gordon at 724-838-7768 or via email at Keep checking back for details at this website and also at:

The crowds start to gather at the 2014 Kecksburg UFO Festival that begins with the annual parade.

The crowds start to gather at the 2014 Kecksburg UFO Festival that begins with the annual parade.


Jan 30 2015

Mysterious Creatures, UFOs, and other Strange Incidents Reported Across Pennsylvania During 2014


Mysterious Creatures, UFOs, and other Strange Incidents Reported Across Pennsylvania During 2014

Strange encounters reported from 51 counties across the Commonwealth.

From Researcher: Stan Gordon

Daylight sightings of large cigar shaped objects, encounters with strange creatures such as Bigfoot, black panthers, mountain lions, and Thunderbirds (huge birds with massive wingspans) were among the odd incidents reported by Pennsylvania residents during 2014. Some people also reported strange footprints, fireballs moving across the sky, mysterious animal screams, mystery booms, and many types of UFO observations as well as other paranormal incidents. Numerous observers obtained photos and videos of various phenomena as well.

Crossing my desk were strange accounts from 51 counties of the commonwealth. I also received some reports from neighboring states as well. I have been taking calls from the public since 1969 on such unusual matters, and such reports continue to be called in or e-mailed to me on a regular basis.  Witnesses also report their sightings to other researchers or research organizations. I maintain contact with many researchers and UFO and Bigfoot organizations.  Some of these sources include the PA Chapter of MUFON, Peter Davenport’s. “National UFO Reporting Center,”, the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, And Lon Strickler at “Phantom & Monsters,”

It was in 1959 as a ten year old, that I began to keep records of mysterious events that made the news. In 1965, after the Kecksburg, PA UFO-Crash landing I began to conduct in the field investigations of UFOs and unusual animal encounters. In 1969 I began to take calls from the public who wanted to report UFO sightings or other strange incidents. In 1970 I established the first of three volunteer research groups that would investigate these mysterious events across the state for many years. Since then I have investigated thousands of oddities which continue to be reported on a regular basis. After some many years of investigation into these incidents, it might be a surprise to many that I have never personally seen a UFO or Bigfoot.

Since the time I began my on the scene investigations, I learned that while many incidents reported may initially seem quite strange and unusual, when proper investigations are conducted, many UFO sightings, strange animal observations and other paranormal events are determined to have a natural or man-made explanation. Many UFO observations are determined to be misidentifications of meteors, bright stars and planets, re-entering space debris, searchlights, launches of Chinese lanterns, or a meteorological event such as sundog. In some cases Bigfoot has been determined to be large shaggy dogs or bear, and some Thunderbirds were just observations of turkey vultures or blue herons. However not all such yearly reports of strange incidents can be so easily dismissed.

The Chestnut Ridge, which extends through Westmoreland, Fayette and Indiana Counties, has a long history of UFO and Bigfoot sightings as well as a variety of other strange incidents that have taken place, and additional incidents were reported during 2014.

The following are some of the incidents that came to my attention during that year.

On the afternoon of January 29th, two people traveling near Madison observed a cigar shaped object hovering in the sky that “looked like a cruise missile sitting still.” The silent object had no windows, propellers, or markings. In April, during the afternoon, a large solid black rectangular shaped object was observed at tree top level near Donora.

In May, two people traveling at night on a rural road near West Newton saw a tall, dark fur covered man-like creature with glowing eyes step out in front of their car. The driver had to swerve to miss hitting the creature, which stood in the roadway as the car continued on. Bigfoot activity reportedly occurred in Westmoreland, Fayette, Allegheny, Butler, and Schuykill counties.

On a beautiful afternoon in September, a man walking in a rural area of Indiana County observed a cigar shaped object going in and out of a cloud. The object was black in color and was hazy and not sharply outlined. The man was able to photograph the object. Other cigar shaped objects were reported throughout the year across the state.

Researcher Jim Brown investigated a UFO sighting which took place on September 24th, low on the eastern horizon over the Chestnut Ridge near Fairchance in Fayette County. The object was described as a huge hazy, gold-orange colored cigar shaped object. The object was observed for about ten minutes as it hovered over the ridge and then suddenly vanished from sight.

A man taking a walk near Elizabeth Boro on the evening of September 20th, watched a bright spherical object high in altitude quickly zoom across the sky from north to south. The object suddenly dropped straight down from the sky and was lost from view. It was about 15 minutes later when the man heard a loud jet engine noise and went outside to see what he believed was a military jet aircraft moving toward the area where the object was last observed.

Numerous witnesses from different locations report observing huge birds with wingspans estimated to be twelve feet or more in width. The term “Thunderbird” has been used for years to describe these giant flying creatures.  In late March near Jeanette, a man taking an afternoon walk observed what at first appeared to be a dark small aircraft in the sky, but it was gliding too fast and the wings were turned up at their ends. He realized that he was watching a huge bird with an estimated wingspan of fifteen feet.  In July, a man who was an experienced bird watcher was taking a daylight drive through a rural area of Indiana County. He noticed what looked like a small airplane but when it began to flap its wings slowly, he realized it was the biggest bird he had ever seen, and estimated that the wingspan exceeded twelve feet.

In late September on the other side of Jeanette from where a huge bird sighting was reported in July by another observer, a man walking in his back yard that afternoon had a strange experience. He heard a strange rah-rah-rah animal sound coming from above. He looked up to see moving overhead at about 200 feet, a huge flying creature. The witness said that the creature was dark black and  had leathery skin instead of feathers and looked more like a huge bat than a bird. The body of the creature from head to tail was about six feet or more in length, and the wingspan appeared to be at least twelve wide. The witness reluctantly mentioned that what he saw looked more prehistoric than a normal bird. Other similar reports came to my attention from other areas of the state.

In early November, a man was taking a walk in a rural area of Fayette County. He was looking down at a creek and noticed in the distance a very tall man-like figure. What he saw appeared to be all black and the arms slumped down to the side. The head of the figure was hitting the top of a tree branch which the witness estimated would have made it stand to be between 7 and 8 feet tall. The observation only lasted about 20 seconds. The man stated, “no way a man could be that tall.”

I have been investigating the Kecksburg, PA UFO crash-landing incident since the day it occurred in 1965. I received several new leads on the case during 2014. December 9, 2015, will mark the 50th anniversary of this UFO event.

To report a UFO or Bigfoot encounter or any strange event from Pennsylvania contact Stan at 724-838-7768 or via e-mail at Visit Stan’s website at:






Jan 19 2015

Fireball Breaks Up Near Delmont, PA-January 17, 2015


Fireball Breaks Up Near Delmont, PA-January 17, 2015


On the evening of January 17, 2015, a family traveling on Route 66, about 5 miles north of Delmont, observed something in the sky that drew their attention. They noticed a bright white fireball moving fast across the sky. The fireball then broke up into two or three luminous trails. The entire observation lasted about 5 seconds and no sound was heard. If you saw this fireball, please let me know. Details suggest a meteor or possibly re-entering space debris. No major meteor event has been reported.


Jan 14 2015

Glowing Oval Observed Near Ligonier, PA-January 5, 2015

Glowing Oval Observed Near Ligonier, PA-January 5, 2015

On the evening of January 5, 2015, a motorist was traveling east on Route 30, and just past the intersection of Route 30 and Route 711 near Ligonier.  Near the intersection the witness observed an amber colored object moving slowly across the sky. The object which was bright and glowing appeared to have no other lights, and gave the impression of being oval or cigar shaped. The witness opened his window but heard no sound. The driver did take a picture of the luminous object with his phone camera, but it showed little detail. The object was observed for about 3-4 minutes.

If you saw this object please let us know.

Dec 09 2014

December 9, 2014-The 49th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO Incident

December 9, 2014-The 49th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO Incident

The Kecksburg UFO Incident: You Can Help Solve it.

By Stan Gordon

(Originally published in the July 25-27, 2014, Old Fashioned & UFO Festival booklet.)

Stan Gordon near the mockup of the Kecksburg UFO.

Stan Gordon near the mockup of the Kecksburg UFO.

It is hard to believe that we are approaching 49 years since the UFO incident occurred near Kecksburg on December 9, 1965. I was 16 years old when it occurred that day so long ago. I remember quite well as news about a brilliant fireball seen over Canada and several states was breaking on Pittsburgh area radio and TV that evening. More startling was news that the military was also arriving in the Kecksburg area and were going to search for whatever had fallen.

Apparently hundreds of people from around the Pittsburgh area and elsewhere jumped into their vehicles and sought out the wooded location in Mount Pleasant Township to try to obtain a look at a mysterious object that had reportedly fallen into the woods.  Among the crowds were also reporters from newspapers, radio, and TV stations from the Pittsburgh region.

The next day the story made the front page of area papers and was also printed in newspapers all across the country. The news also indicated that the search found nothing in the woods and the official explanation was that bright object observed in the sky by multitudes of people was only a meteor, but nothing had fallen to the ground. Word at that time was circulating around the area that some locals that night had observed a military flatbed tractor trailer truck carrying a large tarped object out of the area.

I started making inquiries the next day trying to learn more detail but information was scarce. During the years since the incident occurred, I have had the opportunity to interviews hundreds of people who have information about the case. Among those I talked with were former Kecksburg volunteer firemen who took part in activities dealing with the incident that night. I talked with people who went down into the woods soon after the object fell who came across that mysterious metallic acorn shaped object with odd hieroglyphic-like symbols that was semi-buried down in the wooded ravine.

A former military source told me he was a part of the Air Force security team that guarded the object when it arrived from Pennsylvania during the early morning hours of December 10, 1965, at Lockbourne Air Force base near Columbus, Ohio. It then continued its journey to Wright-Patterson Air Force base.  Many of the people that I interviewed about the case were former residents from around Kecksburg and the Mount Pleasant area.

Sadly many of those people are now deceased, and others are getting up in age and not in good health. As we approach the 50th anniversary of this historical local event that has reached international interest, it’s time for those of you who were involved that day in 1965 to share what details you recall with me so it can be recorded for historical reference.

More importantly, I believe from information that has surfaced over the years that some local people still have in their possession black and white photos of the object down in the woods, as well as pictures of military personnel and trucks taken that evening in 1965.

Before it is too late after so many years, won’t you share this information and evidence with your neighbors and community and help solve this mystery? Anyone contacting me can remain anonymous. I am interested in the details of what you recall and any evidence or photos that will give us clues as to the origin of that mysterious object that fell near your local community so many years ago.

I can be reached via e-mail at Please write to me at P.O. Box 936, Greensburg, Pa. 15601.






Dec 03 2014

Breaking News: December 3, 2014-Brilliant Streaking Light Reported Over Westmoreland County, PA

Breaking News: Brilliant Streaking Object Reported Over Westmoreland County, PA.

At approximately 8:27 PM, a brilliant streak of light was reported west of Greensburg and from the Jeanette area. The luminous trail of various colored light was moving steadily across the sky and was observed for several seconds before going out of sight. Initial reports sounds like a meteor or possible re-entry of space debris.

If you saw the light, please send me your report at or call 724-838-7768.


I have received several sighting reports of what appears to have been a brilliant meteor moving across the sky from various locations in Pennsylvania. Observations have been reported from around the Greater Pittsburgh area as well as other locations.

The American Meteor Society is reporting that a bright fireball meteor was observed over numerous states and has so far received over 200 sighting reports. You can report your observation and look up details of the this observation at:






Nov 24 2014

Stan is back on “Coast To Coast” Radio-November 28, 2014

Stan is back on “Coast To Coast” Radio-November 28, 2014

Stan will be discussing the history of UFO sightings in Pennsylvania as well as the numerous encounters with cryptids such as Bigfoot, Thunderbirds, Black Panthers, winged humanoids, and other strange entities.

The program will be heard locally in the Pittsburgh area Saturday morning 1-3 AM EST. The show can be heard nationally, however In the Pittsburgh area tune to WJAS-AM 1320 Khz. or WWVA 1170 khz. Wheeling, W. Va.

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