The Kecksburg UFO incident occurred on December 9, 1965 at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, USA. A large, brilliant fireball was seen by thousands in at least six U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. It streaked over the Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario area, reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan and northern Ohio, starting some grass fires and caused sonic booms in Western Pennsylvania. It was generally assumed and reported by the press to be a meteor after authorities discounted other proposed explanations such as a plane crash, errant missile test, or reentering satellite debris.
Similarities have been drawn between the Kecksburg incident and the Roswell UFO incident, leading to the former being referred to as "Pennsylvania's Roswell."
The 2008 Discovery Channel documentary series "Nazi UFO Conspiracy" looked at the links between the Kecksburg object and the alleged Nazi UFO, The Bell, claims also made by Joseph P. Farrell.
An episode of Dark Matters investigated several well known theories. One theory in particular, was the alleged connection of the Kecksburg incident to Nazi research into antigravity technology, specifically known as Die Glocke.
An unidentified flying object, or UFO, in its most general definition, is any apparent anomaly in the sky (or near or on the ground, but observed hovering, landing, or departing into the sky) that is not readily identifiable as any known object or phenomenon by visual observation and/or use of associated instrumentation such as radar. These anomalies were referred to popularly as "flying saucers" or "flying discs" during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The term "UFO" (or "UFOB") was officially created in 1953 by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to replace the more popular terms because of the variety of shapes described other than "discs" or "saucers". It was stated that a "UFOB" was "any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object." As originally defined, the term was restricted to those fraction of cases which remained unidentified after investigation, with USAF interest being for potential national security reasons and/or "technical aspects". (See Air Force Regulation 200-2) The term UFO became more widespread during the 1950s, at first in professional literature, but later in popular use. UFOs garnered considerable interest during the Cold War, an era associated with a heightened concern for national security.
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Die Glocke (it. "la Campana") è il nome dato a una serie di presunti esperimenti scientifici...