A few days ago we celebrated a famous UFOlogical anniversary. On Dec, 9, 1965, a UFO crashed near the little village of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, east southeast of Pittsburgh. The object had actually been seen by scores if not hundreds of witnesses as it streaked southeast from the Canadian plains, over Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. According to some witnesses who saw the object up close and personal, it was acorn-shaped, about 12-15 feet tall, about 9 feet wide, and a bronze-golden color. Some witnesses also described strange symbols or runic-like writing around the "rim" of the acorn. What made - and makes - the story very intriguing is not only the number of witnesses to the UFO and its crash, but also the number who maintain that within mere hours of the crash, the little village of Kecksburg was deluged with US military personnel and "men in suits", who promptly recovered the UFO and - according to some witnesses - carted it off to Wright-Patterson air base in Dayton Ohio, where it was briefly seen by a local worker who had been contracted to deliver ceramic bricks to the base.

The story, as readers of my books (and in particular, The SS Brotherhood of the Bell) well know, the story intrigued me because the size and shape of the Kecksburg acorn, not to mention the little detail about the ceramic bricks, sounded very much like the Nazi Bell story.  As far as I'm aware, no one up to that point had observed the similarity nor posited a connection.  Other explanations were offered, however, including that the object was a crashed Soviet satellite which was recovered by the US military. Possibly... but there's a difficulty: the Kecksburg acorn did not just "crash"; it maneuvered during its long flight from Canada to Pennsylvania, including, as we'll see, some maneuvers just before the crash.

All this is background to a recent article by Stan Gordon(shared by K.M.), the chief UFOlogy researcher into the Kecksburg mystery, and he has shared some more information:

Kecksburg, PA UFO Incident: Some Interesting Details 56 Years Later

Gordon writes:

Over the years, I tracked down hundreds of people who were involved with the Kecksburg case. In time, many individuals did break their silence and discussed what they had experienced. During my 56 years of research into this case I have learned a lot of details about what apparently did take place at the time but was never made known to the public. I have absolutely no doubt that an object did fall from the sky that afternoon in December of 1965 and was apparently recovered by the military. During my many years of investigating the case, there were some details that surfaced that were associated with the incident that were quite interesting. However, I never discussed those subjects publicly until years later when I had enough independent confirmation from other sources that could confirm that such an event did occur.

The following are just some of some very interesting details that I have learned about the case.

* The object was moving roughly SE from Allegheny county into Westmoreland county and over the city of Greensburg. It moved toward Route 30 east near what was then the Gee Bee department store and made a turn to the south. The object was observed from such areas as Margurite, Norvelt, Mammoth, over the outskirts of Kecksburg, and continued to move toward the mountains of Laurelville about 3.5 miles away. The object seemed to hesitate over the mountain, turned and began to travel toward the NE and passed near the outskirts of  Kecksburg, then turned again and dropped down into the woods. Area residents who saw the object fall said that it was moving quite slow and went down as though it was making a controlled landing. There were no parachutes reported at the site during or after the landing.

* Some witnesses reported seeing the fiery object as it moved across the sky. Some local witnesses, however, had a better view of the object as it passed low overhead before it fell. The late Randy Overly was playing near Norvelt, that afternoon when he heard a hissing sound and noticed an object in the distance moving slowly toward his location. The object passed only about 200 feet overhead giving him a good view of the object. The object was moving steadily, at about the speed of a single engine airplane. The object was acorn shaped with a goldish-brown color and had a vapor around it. The witness noticed green flames around the back of the object. He watched the object as it continued to move off in the distance. (Boldface emphasis added)

Note that some people indicate the object made a controlled, or at least, semi-controlled, landing, while other maintain that it crashed, though moved slowly.  Here the parallels with the Bell story again intrude, for the Kecksburg object apparently made a "hissing" sound and gave off "vapours," recalling the Bell's nickname, der Bienenstock, the "beehive" for the buzzing sound it made.

A key role in the Kecksburg  story was played by volunteer fireman Jim Romansky, who was the one who described the strange writing on the object:

* A team of firemen came across the object acorn shaped object. The late James Romansky, a young volunteer fireman at the time, stood only a few feet away from the object. According to Jim, the object was large enough for a man to stand up inside of it. The object was a bronze-gold color, and appeared to be one solid piece of metal, displaying no rivets or seams. At the back of the acorn shape was what Jim called the bumper area. Upon that section of the object were unusual symbols that Jim said looked similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics. Romansky, who was a machinist for many years, said the object itself looked as though it had been constructed from liquid metal that had been poured into an acorn-shaped mold.

Some posited that what Romansky saw and described as "hieroglyphics" was perhaps Cyrillic lettering one what they assumed was a crashed Russian satellite. There is a problem with this explanation and anyone familiar with the culture of Pennsylvania will know what it is, and it's suggested by Romansky's surname itself: the heavy presence of people with Slavic background; onion domes of Orthodox and Eastern Rite Roman Catholic churches dot the landscape in Pennsylvania, and most people there are familiar with Cyrillic script. Romansky would have been unlikely to have confused "hieroglyphics" with "Cyrillic." And as far as the Bell story goes, here the similarities break down, for there is no source that maintains there was any writing on the Nazi device. Would they have written on it: very possibly. But again, there's no source or alleged source describing it.  The other parallels - shape, dimensions, sound - remain.
And so does the Kecksburg story. Gordon concludes his article with perhaps the most pertinent aspect of the Kecksburg story:

 My investigation of the Kecksburg case started as the news was breaking that evening in 1965 and has uncovered a massive amount of information from many independent sources that an object did fall from the sky into a wooded area near Kecksburg and was recovered by the military. What that object was remains undetermined. I never tried to prove that the object that fell was ET in nature. For years I  suggested the possibility that the object could have been a highly advanced man-made space probe with some controlled re-entry capability or a secret military or government experiment. It also should not be ruled out among other more common explanations the possibility that the object was an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

It has been 56 years and the government has not told the public what the object was that was recovered near Kecksburg that day in 1965. Many witnesses have now passed away and never learned the truth about what they saw or experienced. The public deserves an answer.

What's intriguing to contemplate here is the contrast between the Kecksburg case, and the contemporary narrative of "openness" and "disclosure" from the government about UFOs. We've seen the various newspaper articles from the New York Times and the Washington Post, we've seen the television interviews, the pictures, the films and a certain segment of the UFOlogy community has jumped on the narrative bandwagon that perhaps this new "openness" and willingness of the government to discuss the UFO and the alleged extra-terrestrial nature of the phenomenon signals a new era.

Perhaps, but I remain skeptical, and not simply because this government lies, and lies constantly. I remain skeptical because of cases like Kecksburg - now over half a century old - that there is a clear case of a crash and retrieval of "something" and of military involvement, as anyone familiar with Mr. Gordon's years of research on the subject are aware. Fifty-six years later, we're still left wondering, was it a crashed Soviet satellite? a crashed bit of post-war Nazi technology (and if so, what the heck was it doing in Canada and the upper mid-west? and who was flying it?)  Was it extra-terrestrial? Crypto-terrestrial? Santa Klaus? We simply - and to this day - don't know.  If it was a recovered technology, is it so advanced that it must remain classified even today?

But one thing remains certain: Kecksburg and cases like it give lie to the government's so-called "new openness" regarding UFOs.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

1 Comment

  1. unclejed on January 11, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Here’s a curve ball:

    Considering it was defined as part of Project “Chronos”, let’s say the NAZI’s dispatched the device in MAY 1945, and moments later it was recovered in PA, on DEC 9th 1965 ….

  2. cameroncaps on December 19, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Hidden in plain sight…..why am I reminded of the space shuttles fuel tank, whenever I read stories like this?

  3. Westcoaster on December 16, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Dr. Farrell makes an excellent point…if we are indeed experiencing a new period of “openess” from the fedgov, then what about these older cases that we’ve never been given a straight answer about?
    Truth as I see it is, the Fedgov probably knows enough to realize we have no way of fighting whatever this is, so rather than erase their reason for existence (protection from potential enemies), they lie about it.
    And right about now we’re seeing how they intend on controlling us from now on…with pandemics.

  4. Zorost on December 16, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Most likely possibility is the Gov is setting up a situation where DeepFake technology will be used to hoax an alien landing. The aliens will offer us Infinity and all we have to do is unite in a world government… Tucker Carlson will be used to certify it is legit for those on the Right who might be hesitant. This is why he is allowed to say the stuff he is, to make him believable for the real lie.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 16, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      Because it just might be true!

    • pete clark on December 17, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Sounds dead right to me!

  5. zendogbreath on December 16, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Ivor Cummins got me on to this one. Perhaps we’re do for a bit more review of Klaus Bum Schwab and friends?—Uncovering-the-Corona-Narrative—Aug-2021:8

    It’s getting censored fast so here’s a second link


    • Robert Barricklow on December 17, 2021 at 12:05 am

      Great video about the Technocratic Totalitarian Bankster dictatorship in cahoots w/Big Tech; using the scamedic to destroy the world economy, and to replace it w/digital programmable currencies[really digital coupons]. The problem is; they’re narrative is getting more & more ridiculous, and falling apart day by day.

      Great German narrator[easy to read captions].!

    • Loxie Lou Davie on December 19, 2021 at 11:54 am

      Gone!!! I didn’t get to this til the 19th!! 😉

  6. marcos toledo on December 16, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    The NAZI connection is brought up on an episode of Dark Matters hosted by John Noble aka Walter from Fringe. But our elites have been hiding things from their citizens for over a century and a half at least be Giants skeletons, Bigfoot, UFOs you name it assassinations it’s down the memory hole never to be seen.

  7. Stan Del Carlo on December 16, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Flying object that landed in Kecksburg :
    Color photo image of UFO loaded on flatbed Army truck

  8. Richard on December 16, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    The “Kecksburg” thing and its likeness to a potential cousin a couple of decades earlier, “dei Glocke,” adds to its mystery. Attempts of others to distract any interest in its causality lingers no matter the timeframe.

  9. Stan Del Carlo on December 16, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    The “Black Knight” visits San Jose, Ca. April 2011.
    “It does look like that Thing!” Yes, it does. This is an excellent video once the videocam gets focused in with a 100x power lens.

  10. Kevin Ryan on December 16, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for this update and comment about this “new era of disclosure.” Gun sight video from Naval aircraft and balls of light in the sky? We’ve barely passed the stage of disclosing WW II Foo Fighters. Gun sight video that shows no detail of whatever the unknown objects are? Wow. Disclosures that pretend this is all still a mystery and that we don’t have better evidence disingenuous, to say the least. We are so far from the meat and potatoes stage of disclosure. Let’s see the Kecksburg craft in the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum, along with the 1945 Trinity craft, Roswell craft, and ten or twenty more with the prototypes we’ve built based on what we learned from reverse engineering. Over the past 40 years there has been a huge decline in our trust in our federal government. The government’s treatment of the Kecksburg craft recovery is a clear example of the secrecy that breeds mistrust.

  11. Robert Barricklow on December 16, 2021 at 11:59 am

    If nothing makes me loose my cool – like shooting innocent five-year old’s
    w/life changing deadly genetic bullets; my response won’t be moderated.
    [yesterday’s blog, still under moderation]

    I have to say; when reading about UFO’s after 1940’s, I think of Nazi UFO’s; and then after 1960’s, it’s been Nazi developed in – what’s now become the USSA. But, there is that possibility of a real UFO.
    Rare as hell…
    Oops! Hell on Earth; isn’t as rare, as I once thought.

    In reading this; I immediately thought of my father, who had been stationed to Wright Patterson beginning in 1965. I went from a very large city high school to a village sized farm high school. My Dad thought at the Air Force Academy a class in Strength & Materials. West Point & Stanford educated. I wonder…?

    Then reading on, I remembered a sci-fi novel, I just recently read; that tied the 1965 incident to a time travel story from 1944? Nazi Germany to Kecksburg.

    As far as any government telling the truth about UFO’s?
    I Think of Robert De Niro’s Good Fellows, “Fuggetabout1t!”
    [left out the i between two t’s; don’t want two days in a row;)

  12. RonK on December 16, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Have been reading Dr. Farrell’s “Nazi International …” : The Curious Incident: Reinhard Schmidt’s Contact with German-Speaking UFO Occupants. Timing on reading this article is interesting.

  13. anakephalaiosis on December 16, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Harry Potter’s broomstick is plastered with runology.


    Nick Flame was celestial agrarian,
    and runological planetarian,
    with his cloud castle
    on Avalon isle,
    in walking distance of heaven.

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