Bigfoot sightings and UFO sightings are usually separate events, but sometimes these two enduring mysteries share the uncanny stage before an audience of perplexed witnesses, occurring simultaneously, or at least near enough in time and proximity to prompt the consideration that there might be a connection.
A sighting near Erie, PA, may have been just such an event. In July, 1966, on Presque Isle State Park, a woman, Betty Jean Klem, and her boyfriend were driving through the sand and had become stuck. Their wait for help had extended beyond sunset and they watched as a strange light descended from the sky. According to Betty, the car shook as a silvery object landed nearby between two trees. Betty also reported hearing something walk on the roof of the car, and seeing a “dark, featureless creature.”
Presque Isle State Park Photo by Robert K. Grubbs
Read the full story of the sighting at the Old Time Erie Blog.
Another encounter involving a UFO and Bigfoot sighting occurred on October 25, 1973 in North Union Township, PA. A man and two boys bore witness to a UFO landing in a field. At that time they also saw two “tall, hairy bi-pedal creatures walking along a fence line.” The man shot at the object which promptly departed leaving a “luminescent ring on the ground.” According to witnesses the creatures casually turned around and returned whence they had come. The man and boys did not pursue the tall bi-pedal creatures, and apparently they were not seen again. The witnesses returned later with a state trooper and they observed that, although its intensity had dimminised, the ring where the craft had landed remained visible.
Were the two creatures innocent bystanders? Maybe they were just as astounded by the UFO as the other witnesses. They were probably also astounded to see three upright walking creatures nearby, and maybe frightened away by the explosive blast of the gun.
Read more on that bizarre encounter and other sightings in Fayette County, PA, at The PA Bigfoot Society.
We at Mysterious PA are on the lookout for others, so stay tuned. If you know of any Bigfoot and UFO combined sightings in PA be sure to comment and let us know!
Happy Rounded Pi Day 2016! Here’s a bit of Pennsylvania UFO trivia for you. On Pi Day, March 14th, 2014, a Westmoreland County couple reported seeing a pulsing unidentified object as they looked out their window while having breakfast.
According to Stan Gordon’s UFO Anomalies Zone the couple was getting ready to head out for work when they noticed a “bright pulsating light.”
The report continues that the object was observed as it moved toward the northwest and was seen to contain of a series of lights, not just one. A large yellow light pulsated at the front of the object while a steady yellow light glowed at the rear, and the sides of the object were lined with multiple white lights.
The object moved overhead without a sound. No explanation has been found.
Read more about the Pi Day UFO and other Pennsylvania UFO and creature sightings at StanGordon.info.
December 9th 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of a strange incident in Kecksburg, PA. On that night in 1965 a firey object allegedly blazed across the sky over Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario. The bright object reportedly dropped debris which started small fires as it passed over areas of Michigan and Ohio and caused sonic booms over areas near pittsburg, PA.
Most witnesses described a flaming, glowing and smoking object consistent with a meteor or other debris entering the atmosphere, but witnesses in Kecksburg, PA, a small town about 35 miles or so south east of Pittsburg, claim that something actually crashed down in the woods. Officials isolated the area and searched for debris but reportedly found nothing.
In fact, as reported on page 4 of Bulletin 5 of the Meteorites of Michigan Geological Survey, end point references, which are widely separated observation points where the object seems to disappear, suggest that the object passed over Lake Erie from the southwest and landed north of Lake Erie in southwest Ontario.
Nowhere near Kecksburg. But why let the truth stand in the way of a good story? And that’s not meant as a joke, I love a good story. The so-called Kecksburg Incident is a modern folk tale.
Legends and mysteries like this have been around for centuries precisely because we humans enjoy them, whether they’re based on real events or not. We love to hear strange tales of the unknown and other weird stuff. They stir our imagination.
The Kecksburg UFO tale continues: A boy claimed he saw an object land in the woods, and his mother said she saw a wisp of blue smoke rising up from the area before she contacted authorities. Members of the local Kecksburg volunteer fire department reported finding an object shaped like a giant acorn with strange, hieroglyphic-like markings around the bottom edge.
Others heard noises and reported a strong U.S. Army presence. The initial conclusion was that it was a meteor, after initial suggestions of “a plane crash, errant missile test, or reentering satellite debris” were discounted by authorities.
Whatever, if anything, crashed or landed in the woods of Kecksburg, PA, we may never know. Nothing was found. So “they” say…
More info on the Kecksburg UFO Incident:
Kecksburg Incident at Wikipedia.
Kecksburg Update on Space.com
Kecksburg Incident Debunked?
Kecksburg Space Acorn on Roadside America