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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/9/1965 (Entered as : dec 1965)
Reported: 5/21/2006 10:35:19 PM 22:35
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1700hrs
DEC 1965 NEWTOWN SQUARE PENN FLAMING BURNING OBJECT MOVING ACROSS THE SKY VERY LOW AND SLOW

I am 56 years of age and currently live in southwest arizona where I moved to some 27 years ago. In the year 1965 I was living in southeastern Pennsylvania in a small suburb town 35 miles west of Philadelphia called Newtown square, in those days i had taken a part time job after school in a new music store, i got done work about 5 pm , i was standing on a small stone wall outside the store waiting for my mother to pick me up. i remember i was facing east when over my right shoulder i heard what seemed to be that of a jet engine or a very roaring fire overhead, when i looked up i saw a large very low flaming object moving in a northwesterly direction i could hear it burning through the air and could easliy see the flames whipping off the the back of it i remember thinking it looked like a flaming ice cream cone on its side the way the flames looked fanning around from the front of it and meeting in the back of it i remember there seemed to be some kind of a nipple shaped object on the front of it kinda like whata bell has, the object kept going in the direction until it had passed over the buildings and wasnt outta sight , while seeing it i started yelling to the various people on the street to look at that thing i fell back wards off the wall on my butt while i watched it go out of sight ,again it was very low ,moving slow, not like a meteor which moves fast , i could easliy see the flames and hear it . my mom picked me up and i told her about it when i got home i called the local nike sight to report what i saw and ask about it as usual noone new nothing.

as the years passed i never forgot what i saw in fact i can still see it to this day but never heard anything about it until in 1990 on the tv show unsolved mysteries the story popped up then again just a few years ago on bryant gumbles special, this is a true story and id swear on a stack of bibles as to what i saw , also that night the sky was still in thetwilight stage and i remember it as being unusualy warm for that time of the year as i remember now, that christmas season was in the 50 degree range.


((NUFORC Note: Witness may have been witness to the object, which caused the Kecksburg Incident. That incident occurred on December 09, 1965. We have amended the date above, to reflect that possibility. PD))