10 Things You Never Knew About The Kecksburg Incident: The Most Mysterious UFO Crash Of The 1960s
By Sarah Norman | September 1, 2023
Let's Just Say It Was A Meteor
Prepare to be captivated by an astonishing exploration into the enigmatic and little-known Kecksburg Incident, an extraordinary UFO crash that sent shockwaves through the world in the 1960s. In this gripping journey, we will unravel the layers of secrecy surrounding the mysterious crash site, delve into compelling eyewitness accounts, and examine the intriguing government involvement that has shrouded this event in a veil of mystery for decades. Get ready to immerse yourself in a tale of unidentified flying objects, conspiracy theories, and unexplained phenomena, as we seek to unveil the truth behind one of the most perplexing UFO incidents in history. Are you brave enough to venture into the unknown and uncover the secrets of the Kecksburg Incident? Let's embark on this thrilling quest together.
After a few days of searching the woods outside of Kecksburg, with the help of of state troopers, the Air Force failed to recover anything that looked like it came out of the sky -- alien or otherwise. Researchers were quick to state it was most likely a meteor, while some astronomers noted that it could have been a satellite.
At the time, officials rallied around the meteor theory because it explained the lack of, well, anything in the woods. But when has a meteor ever created sonic booms and shockwaves like what happened in Kecksburg? Did the Earth come close to an extinction level phenomena, or were researchers just trying to make sense out of a seriously strange night?
Too Many People Witnessed Fire In The Sky
While there's disagreement about what flew across the sky on December 9, 1965, authorities admit that something from outer space invaded the small town of Kecksburg that night. It wasn't just that Kecksburg locals; people from Detroit, and Canada saw the fireball. And the sights and sounds that surrounded this unidentified flying object sighting that make this such a mystery.
In Pittsburgh, there were sonic booms when the fireball passed over Kecksburg. In Ohio and Michigan, pieces of debris started fires in fields, and in Kecksburg, locals reported wisps of blue smoke, vibrations, and a "thump." The military showed up immediately. It was clear that this wasn't just an asteroid. On December 10, 1965, the Greensburg Tribune Review wrote:
The area where the object landed was immediately sealed off on the order of U.S. Army and State Police officials, reportedly in anticipation of a 'close inspection' of whatever may have fallen ... State Police officials there ordered the area roped off to await the expected arrival of both U.S. Army engineers and possibly, civilian scientists
After a thorough search of the area the military and their researchers came up empty handed. Whatever fell, it seemed, had disappeared into thin air.