10 Things You Never Knew About The Kecksburg Incident: The Most Mysterious UFO Crash Of The 1960s
By Sarah Norman | May 12, 2023
People actually saw the craft
Locals who made their way to the crash site found a bronze, bell-shaped vehicle about the size of a car with no clear propulsion system. To make things a little more strange, the vehicle featured what looked like hieroglyphics carved around the outside. It's easy to see how locals who rolled up on this craft believed that it was from somewhere beyond the stars.
The Kecksburg UFO incident that occurred on December 9, 1965, may have happened over Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, but it was seen by people across North America. On that night, a fireball streaked across the sky that was so bright it was seen by people in six states, and in Windsor, Canada. This isn't a story about two people who claim to have seen little green men, it's a real deal close encounter that's never really been explained.
Because of the volume of reports of something in the sky, and the ever-changing story from U.S. government officials, the Kecksburg Incident has lodged in the minds of believers and skeptics alike as ... something. There are simply too many accounts from witnesses on that night for it to be a hoax or hallucination. Whether what fell from the sky was man-made or of a more exotic nature -- that's a matter of debate. But the Kecksburg Incident has inspired such fascination over the years that it's sometimes called the "Roswell of the East," a reference to the site of an alleged 1947 UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico.