Aug 13 2014

Did an Experienced Bird Watcher observe a Thunderbird in Pennsylvania?

Did an Experienced Bird Watcher observe a Thunderbird in Pennsylvania?

July 21, 2014-Indiana County, PA

From Researcher: Stan Gordon

When I received this call from the witness, it was apparent that he was still having difficulty dealing with the fact that he had observed something that he could not identify. The fellow had been watching and studying the birds of Pennsylvania as a hobby for many years. He knew that what he saw was very strange and he went back and studied his bird reference books before contacting me.

It was late afternoon on July 21, 2014, when the witness was driving through a rural area of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, that he noticed something in the sky that attracted his attention. In the distance, he observed what he first thought was a low flying small aircraft. That was until he noticed the wings were flapping very slowly.  He soon realized that he was watching the largest bird he had ever seen.

The gigantic bird was dark brown in color, and he could see a broad semicircular tail/rump area. The witness, who is very familiar with the birds in the state such as the egret, heron, crane and eagle, said that the wingspan dwarfed that of an eagle and he estimated the wingspan of this huge bird to have been longer than twelve feet. He watched the bird fly over the wooded area until it was lost from sight. The man stated that he was in a state of slight disbelief but estimated his total sighting to have lasted  about 20 seconds.

A note of interest is that there are a number of power lines close to the area of observation. Also, the location of the sighting is within a mile and a half of the Homer City power station. I have mentioned this before, but I have noted for years that many cryptid encounters as well as low level UFO sightings quite often occur in the vicinity of energy sources.




Jul 23 2014

Strange Reports Continue to Surface from Westmoreland County, PA and Surrounding Areas June-July, 2014

Strange Reports Continue to Surface from Westmoreland County, PA and Surrounding Areas

June-July, 2014.

For several weeks now, I have been receiving both actual sighting reports as well as hearing rumors of various odd activity from Westmoreland County and other areas. Reports of strange footprints have come to my attention. I have also heard of alleged Bigfoot encounters as well as a number of UFO sighting reports. One detailed possible Thunderbird sighting is currently being researched. It is my understanding that witnesses have been reluctant to report what they saw- fearing ridicule.

If you have seen anything strange please contact me at 724-838-7768 or via e-mail at You can remain anonymous. I am interested in the information of what you observed to compare with other details I have accumulated over the years.


Jul 14 2014

Strange Gold Object Seen near North Huntingdon, PA-June 24, 2014

Strange Gold Object Seen near North Huntingdon, PA-June 24, 2014

It was late evening when two people were walking a dog near North Huntingdon Township when one of them noticed what appeared to be a huge almost round object that was bright gold in color. While the pair watched the strange object it seemed to change in size and pulsated at times.

One of the two ran to get other witnesses. Soon two more people arrived outside and saw the object. Their first impression was that the object was a helicopter since they could at that time see some blue lights that were flashing and other red steady lights. The original observers at that point also thought it was a helicopter until it began to move in their direction and passed about 30 feet ahead of them.

They realized that the object made absolutely no sound and was of a very odd construction. They could see the main body which was the large hazy gold colored sphere of light, but at each side there appeared to be a triangular configuration. There was also some type of shape in the center of the body but it was not discernible. The silent object continued to move out of the area at a high rate of speed.

Jul 11 2014

Metallic Disc Over Youngwood, PA-June 11, 2014

Metallic Disc Over Youngwood, PA-June 11, 2014

It was about 6:30 PM as a storm was moving from the Greensburg area towards Youngwood, that a witness noticed something unusual. The man observed what looked like a perfectly round metallic disc that appeared to be flying ahead of the storm. The object seemed to be positioned below the clouds. The object moved from right to left and at one point seemed to turn from top to bottom giving the impression that it might have been flying sideways. The object appeared silent and was only observed for about 10 seconds.


Jul 11 2014

Bigfoot Comes to Penelopes Gift Shop-Greensburg, PA

My latest grandson Elijah is reading "Really Mysterious Pennsylvania."

My latest grandson Elijah likes “Really Mysterious Pennsylvania.”

Bigfoot Comes to Penelopes Gift Shop-Greensburg, PA

If you are visiting in downtown Greensburg, PA during July, 2014, stop by Penelope’s Gift Shop located at 101 S. Pennsylvania Avenue. They have a display of Bigfoot and UFO related items in their front display window.

On July 18, 2014, from 5-8 PM I will be there having a discussion about UFOs, Bigfoot and other strange encounters reported from around the area. I will be doing a book and DVD signing as well.

July 18, 2014-Penelopes Gift Shop-UFO & Bigfoot discussion and book & DVD signing

5-8 PM

101 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, downtown Greensburg, PA 15601-info-724-838-7030


Grandson Peyton will soon be reading,"Silent Invasion."

Grandson Peyton will soon be reading,”Silent Invasion.”

Check out the Bigfoot & UFO display at Penelope's

Check out the Bigfoot & UFO display at Penelope’s

Jun 06 2014

Bigfoot Sighting Reported Near West Newton, PA-May 17, 2014


Bigfoot Sighting Reported Near West Newton, PA-May 17, 2014

On May 19, 2014, I received a report of a possible Bigfoot encounter from Westmoreland County. During my first interview with the witness the next day, I learned that the man and his teenaged daughter were driving on Route 201 towards West Newton on the evening of May 17, 2014, when something strange occurred. It was after 11 PM as they were driving down the rural road that the father who was driving the vehicle caught a glimpse of something off to the right side of the road.

At a distance of about 15-20 feet away, the man saw what appeared to be a person crouched down on the roadside. It suddenly rose up from the ground and began to walk onto the roadway in the path of the vehicle. The driver had to swerve slightly into the left lane to avoid hitting the dark figure. His daughter responded at the same time, “Did you see that dad?”

What they observed was a tall man-like creature, which appeared to be covered in black fur from head to toe. As it crossed the road, they could see its arms swinging. No odd sounds or smells were reported during the observation. The feature that stood out to both observers was the glowing eyes of the creature. The man remembered that the glowing eyes were bright white with a bluish tint, while the daughter remembered they were more of a greenish color.

The man watched the figure in the rear view mirror as they continued down the road. The creature was standing in the roadway looking toward the car. The driver said he could still see the glowing eyes of the creature, but they didn’t appear to be as bright at that time. The father was curious and told his daughter he was going to turn around to try to see the creature again. His daughter was frightened by the experience and told him to keep going, that she didn’t want to go back.

On June 1, 2014, Eric Altman, Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society and I were able to meet with the father and look over the location where the encounter had taken place. There had been a lot of rain in the area and no tracks were found. The witness was credible and Eric and I were familiar with the general area since there had been a history of other Bigfoot reports near there over the years.

I noticed many years ago while investigating that many Bigfoot sightings and UFO encounters quite often seem to occur in the vicinity of energy sources. It was noticed that a series of high tension power transmission towers were located close by. The high tension wires actually crossed over the road near where the creature encounter occurred.




Jun 06 2014

Stan will be speaking on July 4, 2014-11 am till Noon at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at the Hillside stage

Stan will be speaking on July 4, 2014-11AM till Noon at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at the Hillside stage.

July 3-6, 2014-Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival-Twin Lakes park, Greensburg, PA

On July 4, 2014, from 11 AM till noon, Stan will be giving a talk on the history of UFOs, Bigfoot and strange creature encounters from Westmoreland County and surrounding areas. The event will take place at the Hillside stage in the festival area.

Stop by and visit Stan on the Heritage Trail, in the author’s section. Stan will be attending all weekend with a display of UFO and creature information, and doing book and DVD signings.

For information:


Jun 06 2014

Big Cat Sightings in Fayette County, PA?-June 6, 2014


Big Cat Sightings in Fayette County, PA?-June 6, 2014

For about a week now I have been hearing reports that a big cat, possibly a cougar has been seen on a number of occasions in an area of Fayette County. I have interviewed one witness and I am aware that others have reportedly seen it. If you have seen this animal or have any details concerning these reports please contact me.


Apr 29 2014

2014 Kecksburg Old Fashion & UFO Festival-July 25 (26-27) Fireworks Saturday night !!!


The 2014 Kecksburg (PA) Old Fashion & UFO Festival will be held July 25-27, 2014 at the Kecksburg V.F.D. grounds. The event officially opens on Saturday with the parade and continues all day with many unique family events. The free UFO Conference will be held on Sunday afternoon with other events also taking place that day. Keep checking this website and the Kecksburg V.F.D. for updated information at: .


Researchers and organizations with displays in the social hall.

Stan Gordon-researcher

Eric Altman-PA Bigfoot Society

Brian & Terrie Seech-Center For Unexplained Events

Fred Saluga-W. VA MUFON State Director

John Ventre-PA MUFON State Director

-Cheryl Alsippi-ALKO PSI-paranormal research group

Legend Hunters-Ryan Cavalline, Dave Rupert


2014 Kecksburg UFO Festival Conference Speakers-  1:30-5 PM

1:30-2 PM-Stan Gordon-An Update on recent UFO, Bigfoot, and other Mysterious Encounters reported from Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania.

2-3 PM-Eric Altman-”Westmoreland and Fayette County Bigfoot Encounters”

3-4 PM-John Ventre-“The Case for UFOs”

4-5 PM-Brian Seech-“Strange Cryptids of the Ohio River Valley.”

Apr 11 2014

Breaking News! UFO Activity Reported in the Greater Pittsburgh (PA) Area-April 10, 2014

UFO Activity Reported in the Greater Pittsburgh area on April 10, 2014.

Pittsburgh area, North Huntingdon, Irwin, Latrobe areas.

I am receiving reports of what appear to be some significant UFO sighting observations that occurred at different times and from different locations in Westmoreland and Butler Counties. I am gathering information on these reports and will have a follow up when more details are available. If you saw anything unusual, please contact me.

Update: April 13, 2014: I am continuing to receive more details about some unusual activity that took place on this day. If you saw what appeared to be a large aircraft at very low altitude over the North Huntingdon-Irwin, PA area on April 10, 2014, please contact me via e-mail at or at 724-838-7768.

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