Model of the crashed object
The incident took place in December 9, 1965 at Kecksburg in Pennsylvania. Thousands saw a large, brilliant fireball in several USA states and Ontario in Canada. It streaked over the Michigan/Windsor, Detroit, Ontario area, and also dropped hot metal debris over northern Ohio and Michigan, causing grass fires together caused sonic booms in the Western side of Pennsylvania. The authorities, however, discounted other proposed explanation like errant missile test, plane crash, reentering satellite debris among others. This caused the press to report it as a meteor.
Eyewitnesses in one of the villages found 30 miles southeast of Pittsburg gave a claim that something crashed between the woods. A boy confessed to have seen the object land. His mother also saw wisps with blue smoke arising from the wood, which made her alert the authorities. Another person felt a vibration about the time of the object landed. Others together with those from local volunteer fire department also talked of seeing an object that had the size of a Volkswagon Beetle and had the shape of an acorn. There were writings like those of Egyptian hieroglyphics around the object’s base. Witnesses further said that there was intense military presence mostly from the United States. They secured the place before ordering the civilians out and removing the object on a flatbed truck. Unfortunately, the military claimed to have searched the woods and found nothing.
John Murphy, a news director and reporter of the local WHJB radio station, got to the scene before the authorities. This was because of several calls by alarmed citizens to the station. He was able to take several photos and interview witnesses. His former wife Bonnie later gave a report that they were all confiscated by military personnel except one. The WHJB office manager gave a description of one of the photos. He said he it was dark with a lot of trees around and everything. He could not tell of how far the site was, but said he saw a cone-like thing.
In the next weeks, Murphy could not stop thinking of the incident and wrote a radio documentary known as object in the woods. It featured his experiences together with the interviews he conducted. Shortly before he would air the documentary he received an unexpected visit. This was from two men who were in black, and claimed to be the government officials. They requested him to speak with them in a black room that is behind closed doors. The meeting took 30 minutes. Linda recalled the men confiscating the audio tapes from that night but could not tell of what happened after.
One week after the visit, Murphy aired a censored version of the documentary that he claimed its introduction to be edited because of some interviewees who requested their statement to be removed. This was due to fearing trouble with the police and army. The documentary neither had anything revealing nor any object.
After the airing, Murphy started to stop all investigations on the case and refused about again without giving any reason. In February 1969, unfortunately, a car struck and killed him in and apparent hit-in run as he crossed the road. After a television show on unsolved mysteries, two witnesses also came forward. The other was a building contractor, asked two days after to take 6,500 special bricks to Wright Patterson Air Base.
In this case, most of the witnesses reported of having seen an acorn shaped UFO crash-land among the woods in Kecksburg during the night of December 9th, 1965. NASA officials, however, insist to be with no records documenting its recovery, origin or supposed removal by the military. Many witnesses said that the US Army, USAF, NASA and some government agents at the scene managed to cover up the incident as they recovered something. Some researchers think the case is the second Roswell while others see it as nothing but conventional cover up of a soviet space probe. The Americans and Russians, however, rejected the scenario. Many people seem to be satisfied that it was a meteor, but the case will probably never be closed.