Researcher Stan Gordon
October 4, 2008, two hunters in Elk County, Pennsylvania,
encountered something strange which they are still
trying to find an explanation for. The two men entered
the woods at about 4:45 a.m. It had been raining,
and it was very dark. For lighting they had only a
"hat light" and a mini mag light.
the fellows walked further into the wooded area, they
heard the sound of a coyote howl and the two men stopped.
A short time later, they heard coyotes howling from
various locations all around the woods. It appeared
to be three different packs of the animals. The men
had hunted quite often. The one witness told me that
he had never heard so many coyotes howling like that
before. At times, it was hard for the two men to communicate
with each other.
about 150-200 yards ahead on the other side of a field,
they noticed two very dim glowing lights. The lights
were about the size of a baseball and about two feet
apart, and estimated to be about 15 feet above the
ground. They glowed, "like the indiglo color
of a watch." The two men thought the lights were
odd, but considered that maybe there were some hunters
ahead. The men shut off their lights. As they walked
forward, in the distance toward where they saw the
first glowing lights, they now observed what looked
like a flashlight beam flashing back and forth between
the tree line.
did not think this was odd, since it was archery season,
and there was the possibility that other hunters were
in the area. Within minutes of seeing the single light
beam, about 10 individual white beams of light suddenly
appeared. These light beams which "flashed around,"
seemed to originate from one point, and were not moving
around as if being carried by someone. The beams appeared
to be about 10 feet above the ground, and projected
parallel with the ground, and extended straight out
from the originating location.
other hunter asked out loud, "how many are there?"
It seemed odd to the two hunters that these lights
did not seem to be trying to find a path through the
woods. The men were confused as to what they were
seeing. Their attention was then drawn to a glowing
figure, moving from the area of the beams of light.
"It seemed as though one light beam led it to
the field." The glowing human-like form moved
about 20 feet out into a grass field. The grass in
the area was about six inches tall. The other beams
of light suddenly went out.
witness described the being as similar to "a
silhouette of a person just glowing, completely glowing."
The man said the best way to describe what they saw
was if someone took glow in the dark paint, and rubbed
it on a person's body. The being was estimated to
be about three feet tall, the head may have been a
little larger than a human, and the upper part of
the body seemed to lean forward.
arms appeared to hang straight down, and were longer
than that of a human. The legs were hard to see, as
the glow was blocking out the shape. The color of
the glow was described as a light green, lime color.
The being seemed to be moving at twice the speed of
the two men, who were walking fast. It actually gave
the impression that it was gliding, and no sound was
one man recalled that he was becoming quite shook
up during the incident, and he began to whistle out
loud. Moments later, the being, which had been moving
steadily, just"stopped on a dime." It remained
motionless for about 30 seconds. It then moved about
20 feet into the field, "then suddenly just vanished."
It disappeared in front of their eyes, and was not
seen again. Within about two minutes after the being
disappeared, all of the coyotes in the area suddenly
stopped howling. The entire incident lasted a total
of about five minutes.
one witness told me, "I know what I saw. I just
don't know what it was." The men went back to
the location later that day and looked around for
any traces where they had seen the lights and the
mysterious being, but nothing was found. The men tried
to rationalize what they had experienced, and would
be interested to know if anyone has seen anything
similar in that area.
incident occurred amongst a series of other UFO reports,
which have been ongoing across Pennsylvania in recent
weeks and months. Actually, UFO activity has been
active all year across the state. My PA UFO Hotline,
as well as the National UFO Reporting Center, and
the PA MUFON, have all been receiving sighting reports.
While there have been numerous observations reported
in the eastern part of the state, there has also been
UFO activity in the southwestern areas as well. Among
the recent UFO sightings which I have been investigating
are the following.
2 a.m. on the morning of August 12, 2008, a witness
who lives in a rural area between Greensburg and Youngwood,
PA, in Westmoreland County, observed a bright light
shining in a window. Upon looking outside, the witness
observed what was described as two huge double headlights
side by side. The lights, which had a yellow cast
to them, were just across the road in front of another
house, and very low above the ground. At first the
observer thought that it must have been a helicopter,
but there was no sound, and no rotor blades were apparent.
After several minutes, the lights rose very slowly,
and moved off into the sky over the trees.
were a number of independent UFO reports from Allegheny
and Westmoreland counties, reported during the early
morning hours of September 5, 2008. About 12:30 a.m.,
near New Stanton, a witness observed some oddities
in the sky. In the distance, what looked like a fire
in the sky above a tree line was observed. (Another
similar report came in later from another area.) The
luminous display soon disappeared, and a strange object
was soon observed in the western sky. This object
was round and glowed white, with flashing blue and
red lights at the bottom area. The object suddenly
vanished, as though someone turned off a power switch.
second object soon appeared toward the south. This
object was moving and was larger in size than the
first, and somewhat football shaped. This object moved
rather fast, and appeared to drop close to the ground
in the distance. With binoculars, the glowing white
object, appeared to be perfectly round, with glowing
red rectangular lights that did not flash, and were
evenly spaced around the outside perimeter.
almost the same time, another report was received
from a man who was driving near South Park, outside
of Pittsburgh. The driver suddenly observed two brilliant
lights which were equally spaced, which he noticed
as they came into view above his windshield. The lights
came from the back of his car, and had moved towards
the front. Within seconds, a second set of similar
lights came into view. These lights were about three
feet in diameter and did not blink.
The driver indicated that the layout of the lights
would mimic the proportions generally of a standard
piece of typing paper with a large light at each corner.
The lights seemed to be attached to an object, which
was estimated to be about 20 feet wide, and 50 feet
long. The object was no more than 100 feet above the
ground and was completely silent. The object made
a sharp bank and accelerated into the sky above some
about 2:50 a.m. that same morning near Jeannette,
a large orange ball of light was observed moving slowly
across the clear sky. The light was estimated to be
about a 1,000 feet up, moving east to west, and seemed
to be almost floating. It suddenly vanished from sight
as though someone shut off a switch.
I am looking into a number of other recent UFO reports.
If you have any information on these cases, or if
you have seen anything strange in Pennsylvania, please
get in contact with me.
PA UFO Hotline: 724-838-7768
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org