Great UFO Wave of 1973:
Dozens of reports of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were reported last night throughout central Westmoreland county, with the majority of the reports originating in the Jeannette-Norwin area. Between 9 and 9:30 p.m., reports of a formation of five to six round objects, very bright, and orange in color, were observed hovering over the area for more than 10 minutes.
Preliminary reports from the witnesses indicated that the objects broke up into two separate formations and then moved in the direction of McKeesport. About 30 minutes later, witnesses near Derry and Pleasant Unity reported similar sightings as well as reports of a large cigar-shaped object appearing low in the sky that made a complete stop, then reversed its direction while remaining completely silent.
Between 10 and 11 p.m., several other reports from the Apollo area were received of three amber objects in formation. Other reports were received throughout the area from the Greensburg, West Point, Carbon, and Latrobe areas.
UFO investigators from the Westmoreland County UFO Study Group were dispatched to the areas within minutes after the calls were received. It was evident, however, that the witnesses did not report the sightings until the objects departed from the areas. Because of the large number of reports that the study group has to check out, witnesses to last night's sightings are asked to send a detailed written report with sketches of what was seen to the Westmoreland UFO Study Group, 6 Oakhill Avenue, Greensburg.
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