- Pennsylvania has historically been an active area of
the United States where UFO sightings are constantly reported. Residents
of the Keystone State have also reported many encounters with strange creatures.
There have been hundreds of Bigfoot encounters reported from many locations
in the state. The Chestnut Ridge which runs from Preston County, W. VA.
through Westmoreland, Fayette, and Indiana County, in Pennsylvania, has
been an area where frequent observations of giant hair covered man-like
creatures have been reported. Among the other strange creatures reported
in the Pennsylvania woods and countryside have been sightings of mountain
lions (which have been declared officially extinct in this part of the
country for many years), black panthers, and Thunderbirds (giant birds
with huge wingspans.)
- When I began to take calls from the public in 1969 concerning
UFO sightings, little did I realize how many other strange things were
reportedly going on as well. Those people calling in were reporting everything
from supposed haunted houses, to close range UFO observations. It was in
1970, that I founded and directed the first of three volunteer research
groups that investigated these matters over many years. Since 1993, I have
continued to document current reports, and investigate cases as time permits
as an independent researcher.
- Yearly sighting reports from across the state continue
to be reported on my PA UFO Hotline, or via e-mail. I also maintain contact
with many researchers and organizations who also are interested in these
reports. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) in Seattle, Washington,
also receives some Pennsylvania UFO reports as well. It's been 45 years
since I began to keep track of such oddities, and still I haven't seen
a UFO, nor have I had a first hand Bigfoot observation.
- Over the years I have been involved in the investigation
of thousands of strange incidents reported from throughout Pennsylvania.
From the time that I began to conduct first hand investigations into these
matters, I soon realized that many of the strange incidents reported could
indeed be explained. Many UFO sightings, some creature sightings, and various
other anomalous occurrences, commonly had a natural or man-made origin.
Some cases however, are not so easily explained away.
- Pennsylvania residents from 48 counties in the commonwealth,
reported many unusual incidents during 2004. UFO sightings, Bigfoot encounters,
and other creature reports, strange footprints, mysterious booms, and odd
ground markings were some of the anomalies reported. Some of the UFO sightings
were determined to be misidentifications of the Planet Venus, bright meteors,
and re-entry of space debris.
- Some examples of the incidents reported from Pennsylvania
during 2004 include:
- I received reports of some possible Bigfoot sightings
from several locations in Westmoreland County. The Pennsylvania Bigfoot
Society (PBS) which also investigates PA Bigfoot activity, received reports
of Bigfoot activity from various areas of the state including Armstrong,
Beaver, Carbon, and Fayette County. In January, in a mountainous area of
Somerset County, a frightened motorist reported seeing a tall dark hair
covered man-like creature walk up from a creek bed then move over an embankment.The
PBS investigated some Bigfoot reports which reportedly occurred from August
through October in Beaver County, located north of Pittsburgh. One sighting
involved a man who said he saw a hair covered man-like creature running
through the woods near his home. Another incident involved a lady who claimed
that she saw three such creatures moving through a field.
- Researcher Joe Nemanich provided me details of a Bigfoot
sighting he investigated which occurred in Tioga County on July 20,2004.
This sighting which occurred in daylight, was observed by a man working
at a construction site. The witness observed a dark, hair covered man-like
creature which he estimated to be 7 to 8 feet tall standing near a road
in this very rural area. The man watched in amazement as the creature took
three long steps and crossed the road. The creature continued to venture
into a swamp area. The ground cover along the path which the creature had
traveled, was found to have been smashed down. For more information on
PA Bigfoot sightings, go to my web site: www.stangordon.com or the PBS
web site: www.pabigfootsociety.com .
- In March, in a rural area of Westmoreland County, passengers
in a vehicle came around a bend when the vehicle headlights struck an object
that was sitting on the roadway ahead. The object appeared to be a small
metallic cigar shaped device. As the people watched, the object rose straight
up from the ground while illuminated by the headlights,then it moved towards
the right and continued off in the distance.
- Researcher Jim Brown investigated a UFO sighting which
occurred on April 4, 2004, near California, PA. A man observed a large
triangular object in the sky above a nearby home. The object which appeared
to glow, also had a blue light at each corner. While the witness continued
to watch the triangular object, another strange object also appeared in
the sky which looked like a glass rod. While both objects were in the sky,
a strange sparkling material began to fall from the sky towards the ground.
The first object moved off quickly towards the North. The other object
had also left the area.
- Near Punxsutawney, PA in early June, a woman was gazing
out her window during the evening when she observed a square shaped object
that looked as if it was made up of multitudes of light bubbles. The object
when it was first seen was about 30 feet above the ground, and only about
50 feet distance from the window. The witness observed the object for
while, and watched as it began to rise slowly upwards into the sky. As
the object gained in altitude, it soon looked just like a light off in
- On the night of June 26, 2004, at approximately 10:50
P.M., there were reports from witnesses in the Pittsburgh area as well
as around Greensburg, reporting the sighting of a bright orangish-red object
with a long fiery trail moving rapidly across the sky. The NUFORC also
received many reports from Lancaster to Tionesta in Pennsylvania. The NUFORC
also received numerous reports from other states of what was probably the
same object. What was observed was a re-entry of Russian space debris.
- To report a UFO or Bigfoot sighting, or other strange
occurrences in Pennsylvania, contact Stan Gordon.
- PA UFO Hotline (24 hours) 724-838-7768
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to Stan Gordon at: P.O. Box 936,
- Greensburg, PA 15601
- Visit Stan's web site at: www.stangordon.com