FALLEN ANGEL CASE: KECKSBURG 2011
On December 9, 1965, a large, brilliant fireball was seen by thousands in at least six U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. It streaked over the Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario area, reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan and northern Ohio, starting some grass fires and caused sonic booms in Western Pennsylvania. The object finally hit ground in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. Immediately it was assumed to be a meteor by observers. However those who had a better look at the object could see that it wasn’t a meteor. Many had stated that the object seemed to be under some control. The object did not fall but banked left and write and then streaked across the sky.
This created a buzz that the object was a plane, rocket, or reentering satellite.
Eyewitnesses gathered in the woods in Kecksburg, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, what they claim is that something unknown crashed there. A boy said he saw the object land; his mother saw a wisp of blue smoke arising from the woods and alerted authorities. Another reported feeling a vibration and “a thump” about the time the object reportedly landed. Others from Kecksburg, including local volunteer fire department members, reported finding an object in the shape of an acorn or bell and about as large as a Volkswagen. On the band or ring at the base of the object appeared to be writing that was described as Egyptian hieroglyphics. After the crash the area of Kecksburg was besieged with an intense military presence. The United States Army, secured the area, ordered civilians out, and then removed the object on a flatbed truck. The incident ended with the military claiming that after an extended search on the woods they found absolutely nothing of interest. The fire department had managed to get within 200 ft of the object before being told to leave. They described the object as having blue flashing lights and noticed a cutaway in the trees where the object traveled through.
A large flatbed truck was seen leaving the area with a large oval object—the destination of the cargo was allegedly Wright Patterson Air Force base. Two years after the incident a Truck driver who delivered ceramic bricks claimed that he delivered an order to Wright Patterson and he was asked to place the bricks in a hangar that housed what looked like a bell. He believed that they wanted the bricks to entomb the strange object..
For nearly 50 years the case has been investigated and declassified documents have been released by NASA and other government organizations. The documentation provided no new revelations and most of the documentation erroneously details a so called UFO or meteor as being sighted or otherwise observed in Acme Pennsylvania. The details of a downed “fallen angel” in Kecksburg were not found and it was said that the Navy investigated the case and not the army.
A reporter and news director for the local radio station WHJB, John Murphy, arrived on the scene of the event before authorities had arrived, in response to several calls to the station from alarmed citizens. He took several photographs and conducted interviews with witnesses. His former wife Bonnie Milslagle later reported that all but one roll of the film were confiscated by military personnel. WHJB office manager Mabel Mazza described one of the pictures: “It was very dark and it was with a lot of trees around and everything. And I don’t know how far away from the site he was. But I did see a picture of a sort of a cone-like thing. It’s the only time I ever saw it.”
In the following weeks, Murphy became enveloped with the incident and wrote a radio documentary called Object in the Woods, featuring his experiences and interviews he had conducted that night. Shortly before the documentary would have aired, he received an unexpected visit at the station from two men in black suits identifying themselves as government officials. They requested to speak with him in a back room behind closed doors.
The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. A WHJB employee, Linda Foschia, recalled the men confiscated some of Murphy’s audio tapes from that night, and that no one knows what happened to the remaining photographs. A week after the visit, an agitated Murphy aired a censored version of the documentary, which he claimed in its introduction had to be edited due to some interviewees requesting their statements be removed from the broadcast in fear of getting in trouble with the police and Army. The new version contained nothing revealing, and did not mention an object at all. Mazza, and also Murphy’s wife, remember the aired documentary was entirely different from what Murphy had originally written.
In February of 1969, Murphy was struck and killed by an unidentified car in an apparent hit-and-run while crossing a road. Murphy was in Ventura on vacation at the time of his death.
The mystery of this incident has been followed by investigator Stan Gordon. There are many UFO researchers that have abandoned the case saying that the UFO in question has been identified by NASA in a briefing that was released in December of 2005.
Just before the 40th anniversary of the Kecksburg crash, NASA released a statement to the effect that they had examined metallic fragments from the object and now claimed it was from a re-entering “Russian satellite”. The spokesman further claimed that the related records had been misplaced. According to an Associated Press story:
The object appeared to be a Russian satellite that re-entered the atmosphere and broke up. NASA experts studied fragments from the object, but records of what they found were lost in the 1990s.
Once again the report contradicted the Military that stated that there was absolutely nothing found in the woods at Kecksburg. In fact the NASA report seemed to parrot the once again erroneous assumptions of James Oberg who never seems to do anything of worth for NASA except make them look incompetent.
Oberg has stated on several TV appearances that the object in the Kecksburg Incident was debris from Cosmos 96, a Soviet satellite. Cosmos 96 was shaped like a bell or acorn.
However, in a 1991 report, US Space Command concluded that Cosmos 96 crashed in Canada at 3.18am on December 9, 1965, about 13 hours before the fireball thought to be the Kecksburg object undergoing re-entry was recorded at 4.45pm.
Which can give investigators in the case a snicker factor as the skeptical Oberg continues to do everything in his power to discredit UFO sightings. He is not above twisting the “facts” –something that he accuses UFO investigators of doing.
It is rumored that after there was an announcement about Roswell in the United States, Viktor Schauberger in Germany sat reading the paper one morning stunned at this and later reports of discs over the United States. He was telling reporters, and anyone who was willing to listen to him, that this was his technology. He talked about his antigravity engines and their distinct shape. One shape in particular was the Repulsin, a “bell” shaped engine that would create antigravity.
Twenty years after Roswell something shaped like a bell crashes at Kecksburg. Both crashes had the interest of the Military and both of the so called “alien craft” were taken to Wright Patterson air force base.
Is there a coincidence?