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Swinging Pendulum Object Reported In Pennsylvania

From: Stan Gordon <paufo@westol.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:30:16 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 18:28:28 -0400
Subject: Swinging Pendulum Object Reported In Pennsylvania

Swinging pendulum object reported in Pennsylvania
From: UFO researcher Stan Gordon
PA UFO Hotline (724-838-7768)
Website: www.westol.com/~paufo

This incident occurred near Latrobe, PA on the evening of April
10, 1999.  The witness who is a law enforcement officer for a
state agency, had taken a walk outside and at about 7:40 P.M.
noticed a brilliant star-like object very high up in the sky.
The observer indicated that what he saw looked similar to Venus,
which he is used to seeing later in the evening, but towards the
west.  The sun had just set, and the witness thought that it was
still to early to see many stars. He lined up the bright object
with the corner of a building, and confirmed that the object was
indeed moving very slowly.

Curious about what he was seeing, the man ran inside and
obtained his 10x50 binoculars. The object was moving slowly and
steadily from northwest to southeast.  In the binoculars the
actual shape of the object itself couldn't be determined, since
the sun was reflecting off the body and it was extemely bright.
But what was most interesting, was that hanging from the bottom
of the brilliant object was a long appendage that "looked like a
very long pole."  The witness felt that due to the very high
altitude of the object, this part would have to have been very
large for him to see it so clearly.

This straight device gave the man the impression of a pendulum,
since it was rotating under the object counter clockwise, but at
times would remain straight down and stop. This mechanism which
appeared solid, and always remained straight, was silver in
color. There may have been some bumps or irregularites along the

The object was observed for about 20 minutes. The witness was
distracted from the observation for a short time, and when he
tried to locate the object again, he was unable to locate it.
This witness has seen NWS weather balloon packages, and is sure
that this is not what he observed.

If anyone is aware of any similar recent reports, please contact

Stan Gordon

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