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There's been a lot of earthquakes along the Reykjanes Ridge fault zone.
It's the longest fault zone in the world.
It's about 560 miles long.
It's an oblique rift zone.
Best way I can explain it it extends all the way from the Blight fault zone all the way up here to Iceland.
To the west we have the North American plate to the east the Eurasian plate.
It's a spreading center where continents are reorganizing originally.
Let me go up over here.
Iceland used to be part of probably Norway the Highlands of Scotland et cetera but because of this movement of the continents yeah it became its own little continent in itself.
During the last major magnetic pole reversal the continents actually moved.
We had great earthquakes we had volcanic eruptions.
And as the Earth magnetic field weakens even more nowadays for the next magnetic pole reversal we're going to see a lot more of these continents moving and shifting around.
And this is why we're having all these earthquakes.
50 in fact in the last week the largest being a magnitude 5.8 which was yesterday only 6.2 miles below sea level.
The spreading is actually slower down here at the southern end of the fall zone and it's actually faster up here by Iceland.
And that's why they have so many volcanic eruptions.
Yeah it looks like the plate boundaries are trying to increase in their reorganization and more likely going up towards Iceland.
There's going to be more volcanic eruptions more so than what we've had in the last year.
So I hope that answered all your questions about why they're having all these earthquakes down here or along the Ricky Jeans Ridge line.
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So today we are going to do a comparison between the Ridge and Aviator band wallets.
There are some differences but people wanted to know what they are so let's get into it.
All right we have the Ridge and the Aviator.
They're both band wallets and so let's unbox 'em here.
So the instructions here from Aviator.
We'll put the full reviews for these up top as well.
So we have the Aviator and we have the Ridge.
Both of course have torque wrenches which are utilized for the screws for each of these and something you'd expect every vendor to provide if they don't then we'd be concerned about that.
So let's go through a feature review of each of these.
Let's compare 'em a bit.
All right for a feature review we know that they both handle cards they do that very well.
There are some differences in actually how you put cards in how you get them out and so forth.
So let's look at the comparison.
So feature-wise for the Ridge the Ridge is a top-down card entry.
The Aviator is a side entry wall or a card entry here on the side.
And by way of extraction you know the Ridge has this thumb push down here at the bottom.
The Aviator uses a quick thumb push from the top in to push cards out that way.
Now the Ridge has on the bottom a elastic backstop here.
So as you put cards in from the top and if we do that here we can say we've got a bunch of cards throw them in.
They are going to run up against this backstop here to prevent the cards from coming off this side and then provide you the ability to push them through here.
Conversely of course the back of the Ridge also has a cash strap.
It also comes with an optional cash money clip which you can buy separately and install yourself or you can buy it with it.
And that is kind of how it keeps things in line.
And we'll get into how cards are pulled out of this.
The Ridge on the other hand like we said cards go in here on this side.
So we get our cards and we see how they come in.
There is a bevel here just like bevels on the Ridge and cards slip in here.
Now unlike the Ridge there is no elastic backstop here.
So cards you know you can push out either side really.
And it really depends on how your preference as well as utilization but there's no safety net over here.
I'm not sure that's really necessary or required but there are some differences of course in capacity which we'll talk about.
And the way the cards come out is that you it's this push here that actually pulls the cards and you can fan them to gain access to them.
And so the difference then now comes down to between the Ridge and the Aviator is coins.
The Aviator actually makes allocations for coins flip this over and now we have a tray.
And so from a tray perspective you can put coins in here.
And on the same back is where we actually have their cash strap.
Fold it over twice.
Currency goes in here and is protected that way and made it accessible.
And so that's a quick review of the features between the Ridge and the Aviator wallets.
Now on for the card and cash insertion and coin test in here.
We'll just kind of continue where we left off where we have eight cards to put in each of these and let's put in some cash.
So for cash here we have five pieces of currency.
Again you have to fold it over twice.
In the Aviator it is more of a...
It has a horizontal strap that comes down over stores it.
I'm thinking this is a little easier and we have access if we look at the Ridge.
The Ridge again fold over twice if you have to put in lengthwise here and kinda move it in which is a little more effort.
Now one thing to note is that both of them have mechanisms to sure that there's good gripiness on the currency.
You can see these little gripper nodules that are in here on the back of the strap on the Ridge is what helps hold cash in place.
So it just doesn't inadvertently move back and forth and fall out.
Same thing with the Aviator though they don't have grips but they actually have on the bottom underneath this strap on the plate itself a kind of felt bottom here.
And this actually helps grab the currency that is placed under here to sure that it's going nowhere once it's in there and doesn't actually fall out.
Now one thing that the Aviator does have that the Ridge doesn't is this coin tray.
So we'll put some coins in here.
We got some 50 cent pieces flash-back to a different time and it slides right in here.
And that is how we get a card and cash.
Now one thing that's different here is that the Ridge is recommended that you put in no more than 12 cards otherwise you begin to stretch out the elastic.
The Aviator however can hold up to 20 cards.
And the way that's achieved is through an adjustment mechanism of two rods that it has underneath one of these plates.
You can use the torque wrench get in there and do that.
And the picture here actually shows you what that looks like.
And by moving the rod in one it actually tightens it up by moving out one it provides more elasticity more give.
So you can actually double the size of the cards you have in here.
If you are a card hoarder then that's a way to do that.
And there we go with card and cash insertion test.
Now looking at both of these the materials available for their products.
And this is their main design for both of them are complimentary.
They have aluminum like what we see here.
They also come in carbon fiber and also titanium versions.
And of course the aluminum has multiple colors in this.
Now one thing I do want to point out is that the main difference between these two is the coin (coin rattling) can you hear that all right (coin rattling) The coin slot that you have in here the tray.
But you know what They actually sell this tray separately on their website if in fact you wanna put it in and have coins in your Ridge.
It's not just a one or the other you can accommodations.
And the sound (coin rattling) Well that would kinda get annoying in your pocket after a while but they actually have a kinda felt bottom that attaches to the bottom of this coin tray and reduces that rattle.
One thing to mention is that I'm sure a lot of people are wondering well heck who needs to carry coins Well if you're outside the United States coins are still used very heavily very heavily.
And so having coins in such a small footprint is a tremendous advantage if you are outside the U.S.
and you need that capability.
So there you go.
Now if we look at the usability of this.
As mentioned the Ridge has their push slot here at the bottom their thumb push which helps bring the stack out.
Of course the cards on the front and the back are most accessible because they're easy to grab from back or front.
You of course can push the whole thing out and you can also pinch and you know be able to gain access to cards.
Honestly though what you find and I've done a long-term carry on this is you end up pulling the whole stack out kind of doing something like this.
But really because you can just push the whole thing in so easily it's not a big deal to just say all right I'm gonna pull the whole thing out find the card I want use it grab that.
And then you're instantly just kind of pushing the whole stack back in.
It's not elegant but it is smooth and it does work well.
Conversely with the Aviator it's a push from the top out.
And so what happens is it's kind of a two-hand deal here where you push it out and you push the whole stack get it out to a point where you can because the elastic on these sides on both of these sides can flare this out.
You can pick the card you want once you're done you can put it back in and you can then put the cards back in their place without much effort.
The difficulty of course is if you're not keen with how you're pushing this out or careful you know you will accidentally or could accidentally you know pull the coin tray out at which point coins are gonna fall over the back.
(coin thuds) Like that which we don't want.
And so that's why it's a two-handed in operation here where you're kinda holding the back you're pushing and you're pulling the stack with your other hand out to gain access to your cards.
It's just a matter of coordination and you'd get the handle of it after a while per se no pun intended.
And that is kinda the difference of how they function between each other.
Now the price between these two is very comparable.
At the time of recording the Aviator aluminum $65 and the Ridge aluminum is 72.
And these prices have fluctuated even from the point of time when we did the full reviews of each of these.
And their counterparts in other mediums like titanium or carbon fiber are relatively close and really because it's competitive market that's what you'd expect.
So now let's look at these from a scoring perspective.
You can tell when the original reviews were done and these are the scores from the original reviews that they were done fairly fairly close.
From a quality perspective they both scored the same.
Price very close.
Features this is where the Aviator stands out because it has a coin tray in it.
And it is designed where card extraction is a little more elegant it's not as clumsy.
And so it wins in that category.
Same with usability again being able to pull cards out fan and pull then put them back in.
And the accessibility of the coin tray is well done.
And the adjustability for capacity really helps it win there.
Perception-wise Ridge has been around and pushing and advertising and making their product aware in the market more.
And that's where I think that it scores well.
And so you can see the final scores there 35 for Ridge 37 for Aviator.
They're very close in how they compete.
And honestly it comes down to the features that you like.
So there you go depending on what your requirements are.
I don't think either wallet is a bad choice and it depends on what your intent is how you use them what bothers you what doesn't that's all it comes down to like with most wallets.
But hopefully this comparison gave you a good idea of the differences between them and how they operate.
And of course the rattling (coin rattling) that goes on here which you can solve.
So anyway if you have any questions put it down in the comments we appreciate you spending the time.
Are places in the world where the boundary between the known and unknown is very thin.
Places whose natural and wild beauty hide secrets too incredible to be believed until those secrets begin to reveal themselves.
When that happens people react in wonder curiosity and sometimes in horror.
Humanity often commemorates these places by creating monuments such as Stonehenge.
Scholars suggest that it was a place from which to observe the heavens a place of burial a place of either human sacrifice or healing.
The Nazca Lines etched into the earth of Southern Peru carry the qualities of sacred symbolism.
The dessert southwest has kept its own disturbing secrets from the alleged crashes of craft from other worlds to the all-too-real testing of atomic weaponry.
Then there's the Bermuda Triangle a region of the Atlantic Ocean in which hundreds of ships and approximately 75 planes have simply gone missing along with passengers and crew.
Both scientific and supernatural causes have been proposed for these catastrophes but theories do little to ease the pain of those who lost loved ones in the Triangle.
There are places in the world whose mysteries call us to come and see for ourselves whatever the human toll might be.
Places like the Chestnut Ridge.
The Chestnut Ridge located in Southwestern Pennsylvania lies on the western edge of the Appalachian Mountain range.
The Ridge rises in Southern Indiana County and rolls to the southwest by way of towns like Blairsville Derry Latrobe Connellsville Mount Pleasant and Uniontown all the way into West Virginia where it gradually comes to rest near Morgantown.
Villages along the Ridge were founded as far back as 1770.
The rich limestone clay soil rewarded the efforts of early farmers and soon the communities could support iron furnaces whisky distilleries and general stores.
One family by the last name of Keck settled in the area to bottle and sell spring water and soft drinks.
They had no way of knowing that their town Kecksburg would one day become world-famous but not for ginger ale.
- Then I was 16-years-old when the incident happened near Kecksburg Pennsylvania.
Then I got involved with that that evening as it's breaking on the news and I've been out in the field ever since that time investigating UFOs and cryptids and other phenomena hear in Pennsylvania.
Kecksburg Pennsylvania's a small rural community in Mount Pleasant township in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania approximately 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
- Like many of the small towns in Westmoreland County Keckburg sits within the shadow of the Chestnut Ridge.
The Ridge is dotted end to end with these tiny villages many of them founded well over a century ago.
Each of them bears their own strange history of sightings and encounters with things not of this world.
Many wonder what it is about this particular stretch of land that beckons such mysteries.
For decades researchers of the strange and unknown have journeyed back to the Chestnut Ridge in search of answers.
Their quest isn't solely confined to present day.
For over a century mysterious circumstances have shrouded the Ridge in a fog of unease.
- I've been involved in the paranormal since I've been about 10-years-old and then I got into the field in 1997 investigating cases.
My main base of operation in Pennsylvania is the southwestern part of the state namely this particular area where we're at here Westmoreland Fayette County Armstrong Indiana Washington.
Probably about 80% of my investigations and cases that I've worked on have been here in the Chestnut Ridge area.
- There's been a long history of various phenomena along the Chestnut Ridge especially along the Westmoreland County side and Derry township.
We have many reports from those small communities such as Derry and New Derry and Hillside and Superior and Brenizer and all throughout that area and many sightings from around the Keystone State Park.
- Without a doubt there's an atmosphere to this area.
You can drive these back roads and you just get a weird feeling.
Some of these places you go into some are very dark and secluded they just give off a really ominous vibe.
- Something very strange has been going along the Chestnut Ridge for many many years and in fact the earliest firsthand account I have of a Bigfoot encounter where I actually interviewed the witness goes back to 1931 near Indian Head in Fayette County.
And of course Fayette County is one of those areas that has year after year phenomena being reported.
- There are newspaper articles I've found that date back to the late 1800s that talked about people experiencing wild men of the forest or even gorillas or monkeys in this area.
It's not just Bigfoot related there's all kinds of weird phenomena from UFOs strange lights in the sky cryptid creatures haunted locations.
There's just a really concentrated area right here.
There's a lot of weird activity that goes on.
- So there's been a lot of history of all kinds of strange phenomena that's happened all around this area through Mount Pleasant township and throughout the community around here.
- UFO sightings in this area have been rampant.
As I said earlier it's a very high volume of reports.
Even all the way up to Kecksburg in the 1960s.
- There probably was a time when the residents of Kecksburg felt far removed from the tension of the Cold War and obsession over UFOs.
While the televisions movie theaters and drive-ins were full of nuclear wars or countered by fantastical aliens and flying saucers this tiny burg remained blissfully detached from the near hysteria that was gripping other areas of the country.
In late 1965 that sense of security would be shattered.
(dark atmospheric tones) - I'll remember it all my life.
It's something I'll never forget.
That night we was actually out playing football and we didn't actually know about it until we walked back in the house and Mom and Dad said that there was a thing on the radio that something crashed in Acme.
My mom looked out the window and she seen all the vehicles and stuff on the road she says well this is right behind the house that ain't in Acme.
- I remember that evening just like it was yesterday.
It was a Thursday evening December 9th 1965.
I was listening to a radio station in Pittsburgh.
There was a breaking news story coming on the radio about this brilliant fireball this fire object was seen from the tip on Ontario Canada over Michigan Ohio and Pennsylvania.
- That night a radiant fireball was seen streaking through the skies over Detroit and Windsor Ontario moving in a southeasterly direction allegedly dropping hot metal debris over Michigan and Northern Ohio before hitting the ground near Kecksburg.
All sorts of explanations were proposed.
Some thought they were witnessing an airplane accident.
Others thought a missile test had gone awry or that a satellite was re-entering the atmosphere.
The most common assumption was that a meteor was the brilliant light in question.
None of those however seemed to square with what was happening near the Chestnut Ridge.
Local witnesses reported feeling the impact of the object's crash landing seeing a wisp of blue smoke rising from the woods and some even claimed to discover what it was that had fallen to Earth.
An object shaped like an acorn approximately the size of a small car with hieroglyphic-like writing around its base.
The ravine in which it fell quickly became the center of curiosity and controversy.
- And it got more exciting during the evening as reports were coming in that the military was now arriving in the Kecksburg area to search for an unidentified flying object.
- We started watching out the windows and stuff and I seen people coming in and out and going down into the field down to where it was at.
And then we started seeing people come in.
We seen cars lying in our driveway.
People going up and down through the fields and then people coming to the house.
They used our house as a command post.
- People actually believe that they saw a small military presence within maybe the first hour after the object fell.
But it was during the next few hours during the evening that most of the military begin to arrive on the scene.
And many people throughout this area reported seeing what looked like a military convoy military trucks coming in from different roads into the Kecksburg area.
So what we learned was the fact that as reports of this object coming down in the Kecksburg area began to circulate on Pittsburgh area radio and TV hundreds of people descended on the small rural community to try to get a look at the object down in the woods.
- An alarming scene was beginning to unfold around the crash site residents of Kecksburg claimed that armed soldiers were present and were preventing people from approaching the wooded ravine.
In one instance a witness reported that a member of the military instructed two neighborhood boys to deliberately misinform curiosity seekers.
And the youngsters gladly complied by giving people false directions to the impact site.
Things took a decidedly more serious turn though the closer one came to the downed object.
A well-known jazz musician from the Pittsburgh area claimed that US soldiers aimed their rifles at him and his friends ordering them off a country lane as an army flatbed truck hauling a tarp-covered acorn-shaped object made its way out of a field.
Others who were teenagers at the time reported that the military response left them fearing for their lives.
- Some of the local residents who saw this object come down that afternoon they went down into the wooded ravine to see what had fallen from the sky and they came across this large metallic acorn-shaped object semi-buried in the ground.
There was actually two important locations there was one it was on top of the hill what is now called Meteor Road which is where hundreds of people were jamming the road that night that's where most reporters were that's where some military other authorities were.
Far on the opposite side of the woods was an old dirt road a farm lane which a number of people found themselves on that was closer to the crash site the impact site and that's where a lot of the military presence and other authorities were on that lane over there.
- There was people in black suits came in and those people they was actually seemed like they was in charge of everybody.
We see some people coming down in a white suit carrying a big box.
One had a NASA patch on his arm and they took this box down into where that was at.
I seen him go down in with the box.
Never seen it come back out but I seen the truck go down in and I seen it come back out with something on it.
- There was a lot of talk around this community that people had seen a large military flatbed trailer truck carrying a large tarped object out of the area late that night but that was in the news.
- The next day me and my brother went down in the woods.
We seen where they had covered up a hole.
It was a different kind of dirt and seeing all the trees broke off and walked there over to the other side of the hill and it was all burnt off.
There was some guy over there with a Geiger counter.
At the time we thought it was a treasure-finder.
We was kids we didn't know any better.
He asked us what we was doing down there told him oh we live here we're down here all the time.
He says well you know there's a chance of radiation being down here.
What the heck is radiation You know we didn't know.
So we sort of ignored him and went along our way.
- So early the next morning I went to the local news stand to see if there was any of the stories about what was seen last night in the local papers and there it was in all the local papers the Pittsburgh Press the Post Gazette.
The Greensburg Tribune Review had two editions and the early morning edition had Army Ropes Off Area.
Unidentified Flying Object Falls Near Kecksburg.
The later edition of the paper had several different stories including one that caught my attention which said searches failed to find object.
And it went on to say that yes there was a search in the early morning hours but they found absolutely nothing and that the official explanation was that it was people's imagination they had seen a bright meteor in the sky but nothing had fallen to the ground.
And that's officially where the case remains today.
- I can picture it in my head.
The people coming in.
People keeping quiet about things and people I know that was there and seen it and denied it.
I'll never forget that you know it's something...
Something that sticks with you.
- Kecksburg to me seems like it was almost the catalyst for people becoming comfortable enough to share their experiences and the newspaper media following these encounters and reporting on them.
- The Kecksburg experience turned the eyes of those who lived in the area to the skies over the Chestnut Ridge and what they saw over and over again was more mysterious than they ever expected.
What they saw was unidentified.
In the spring of 1966 a woman in Latrobe was awakened from sleep by her dog which had become highly agitated.
Upon taking the dog outside she saw a silver object hovering no more than 80 feet above the roof of her house.
The object looked and spun like a top and was bathed in a redish glow.
After several minutes the top-like anomaly shot up into the sky and was gone.
The witness faced ridicule from her family and friends when she spoke about what she had seen.
Later that same year two women were approaching Adamsburg on Route 30 when they noticed a strange aerial craft almost touching a series of high-tension power lines.
As they drove closer the object went under the power lines and began to dive towards their car.
Fortunately there was no collision and as it flew off the women observed its dark-colored oblong shape with a type of tail in the back and deep groves on its surface.
The driver of the car who to that point had been a UFO skeptic suffered repeated nightmares about the incident.
In the months and years to follow reports like these would become more and more common along the Chestnut Ridge.
Eye-witnesses were left to speculate about what they had seen and wonder what normal life was going to be like now that they knew something was out there.
- I know what I saw it stayed with me all these years.
I haven't told a lot of people about it.
At this point in my life it happened and I'm just here to tell you about it.
I grew up in Derry on Ridge Avenue.
This happened back in it was either the late fall of 67 or early winter of 68 it was still dark but daylight was coming.
I was sitting at the table in the kitchen when my mother was in the living room.
I heard her call Tom come here.
When I walked into the living room we were looking out the picture window in the living room above Chestnut Ridge out of the picture window we saw a circular UFO is what I'm gonna call it.
Multiple lights spinning around the bottom red green white orange it was just strange.
It was something that I had never seen or experienced before and while we're standing there it was in the one spot and then all of a sudden it shot across and you never saw it shooting across but it was in another position in the sky above the Chestnut Ridge.
This went on I thought for a lifetime but it probably wasn't that long I'm gonna say one minute to two minutes.
And we just stood there in amazement neither one of us said anything to each other we just stood there and watched it.
All of a sudden it just shot straight up into the sky and it wasn't like a sparkler but there was a trail of red and silver lights that came off the bottom of it and it just disappeared.
I've looked into the sky in the last 50 years looking for something similar to this.
I've never witnessed anything like that since then although I keep looking.
- Strange sightings around the Chestnut Ridge have never been limited to the skies.
There's a long history of earthbound bizarre activity especially on the Westmoreland Fayette and Indiana County side of the Ridge with witnesses reporting subterranean sounds strange lights black panthers and unusually large birds.
And then there's Bigfoot.
Accounts of hair-covered man-apes can be found in Pennsylvania newspapers dating back to the 1800s and these creatures have never really gone away reemerging from time to time in the southwest highlands of the state.
In the late 1960s a young man named Stan Gordon began to actively research the Bigfoot phenomenon.
Like many he was excited by the search for an unknown primate living in the Pennsylvania forest.
- So it was my determination to set up a volunteer group of research people to go out to investigate these reports.
So that's what I did and I decided in 1969 to set up my own hotline for the public.
So I'm getting calls on haunted houses and ghosts and flying saucers and Bigfoot and strange creatures and weird noises anything unusual the calls were coming in.
By 1973 we expanded to cover the whole state of Pennsylvania.
To our surprise we were beginning to get referrals from the state police and from the news media and other agencies so when they getting reports they would refer the number of my group to investigate the report.
And it was very lucky that we were already established because 1973 comes around and here's this major UFO Bigfoot wave which nobody could have ever predicted and we were extremely busy during that time period.
- It was fortunate that Stan Gordon had assembled the Westmoreland County UFO Study Group prior to the events of 1973.
The volunteer unit would come to include medical professionals law enforcement officers pilots educators engineers former military specialists and scientists and they were united by a desire to gather information as quickly and thoroughly as possible about the odd happenings on the Chestnut Ridge.
Researchers like Barry Clark could be dispatched to the scene of a strange occurrence within minutes of it happening thanks to Gordon's state-of-the-art two-way radio system.
The group's field work was conducted as often as their full-time jobs permitted and many risked their professional reputation by being associated with this pursuit.
But with their aptitude for technology and their vast range of vocational expertise the members of the Study Group shared a basic optimism that they would eventually uncover the truth about the outlandish sightings that seemed to multiply by the day.
(moody electronic music) - Barry Clark I went out to investigate different sightings and events for people who saw Bigfoot UFOs that type of thing back in the early 70s.
Somewhere along the line I bet you if you talked in the Derry area especially Derry to Lake Tiberias you'll talk to somebody who's either friends with related to or know somebody that had some kind of an experience.
- Of course 1973 Bigfoot was the big story.
There were multiple reports of Bigfoot sightings all along areas of the Ridge especially along the Westmoreland County side and Derry township.
- What's interesting about those reports from the 1970s 73 74 some of those reports literally took place a couple miles from where I lived.
- An older lady lived kind of not secluded but by herself and the state police were there the night before I got to go there the next day to talk to her.
She had a little yappin' dog and it was carrying on and carrying on.
She looked out and she saw this thing and the more the dog barked the more agitated.
It literally picked the end of her trailer up on the corner and dropped it and there's no skirting around it.
When I looked the next day you could see that it was not back in the same position it was.
- In the early 70s the nation was still enthralled by stories of the Abominable Snowman but was now even more enamored of his homegrown cousin Bigfoot whose presence in the Pacific Northwest seemed to be corroborated by a shaky full-color film obtained by Roger Paterson and Bob Gimlin.
But to the shock of all involved a similar figure massive hairy sometimes leaving large thee-toed footprints in its wake was appearing on farms along wood lines and crossing roads throughout Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.
Most distressing was the creature's fearlessness in approaching civilization and the damage it sometimes caused.
- But as these events of 1973 are coming to our attention we begin to see some unusual patterns.
For example we would have a UFO sighting in a certain area within minutes to hours to days later we would have a Bigfoot sighting or vice versa.
And then the reports got even stranger.
That's when we began to have reports with UFOs and Bigfoot seen together at the same time and place.
As reports were unfolding during that time some of the stranger reports begin to come to our attention.
One case was September 27 1973.
This was out in an area where two women were waiting for a friend to pick them up.
Suddenly they see this huge seven eight-foot-tall huge man-like creature with white hair running across the road towards the woods.
Strangely enough in one of its hands it had a glowing ball of light.
It runs off into the woods and a short time later this object comes across the sky projects a beam of light down into the woods where the creature ran into.
So these reports were getting very odd and then we had the case that occurred up in Fayette County.
It was the case that convinced me and my team that there was a lot more to Bigfoot than any of us had any idea about.
- There were several young men at a farm in Fayette County not far from here that in October of 1973 saw a very large light in the sky come down in a farmer's field.
- What we found out was that about nine o'clock that night about 15 people in that rural community observed this object in the sky it was only about 100 feet off the ground.
It was as big as a barn it was bright red and like a big ball.
And it was only about 100 feet up and it was slowly moving down towards the ground.
- After he was done shooting at them they ran back to their truck went back to the farmhouse told the family what happened took them to a neighbor's and called the state police.
- And then a state police officer was called in and he was called in after the fact after the craft disappeared.
He even mentioned how large the area was illuminated.
There was a very large area illuminated by this craft or whatever it was that you could literally sit down and read a newspaper in it how bright it was.
Unfortunately there was some ramifications that happened to one of the witnesses where he was walking through the field and there were investigators with him and all of a sudden for no reason he dropped to his knees and apparently having visions.
Visions of end times visions of the end of the world destruction chaos and that sort of thing and it psychologically messed the guy up.
- Some of the most bizarre cases on record erupted from the Chestnut Ridge in 1973 and 74.
One family was chased from the woods by an aggressive ape-like creature with prominent fangs.
A motorist reported hitting a bipedal monster which vanished at the moment of impact.
Another person claimed to shoot a Bigfoot that had been stealing apples from a bushel basket on his porch.
In many cases the unknown figures announced their presence with an unsettling wail that witnesses compared to a crying baby as well as a distinctive smell like ammonia or sulfur.
These things happened with such frequency especially during the summer months that Gordon's investigative team sometimes responded to multiple calls on the same night with local newspapers providing coverage of each disturbance.
One location where repeated oddities were reported was the Superior mobile home court.
In August of 1973 the police were called to investigate a close-range Bigfoot sighting and they even located and preserved some unusual tracks for Gordon's team to analyze.
For reasons still unknown this incident attracted some unwanted attention from a peculiar source.
- The incident at the trailer court happened on a Friday night we come home from Westmoreland County Fair and the whole neighborhood was abuzz.
I was trying to figure out what was going on and they said the woman who lived across from me heard a noise at the back of her trailer and she opened the door and Bigfoot was standing there.
- The people who lived in that trailer heard like scratching on the end of their trailer they heard like a baby crying sound from close by.
They opened up the back door and only a few feet away here's this large very broad-shouldered hairy Bigfoot creature standing there.
One other witness saw it running between the trailers out of the area.
- Everybody scattered and people were tripping and falling over each other.
They were all the whole neighborhood was shook up.
- Four days later after the incident happened I get an emergency call from an operator.
Well it happened to be the woman who lived in that trailer who four days before had seen the Bigfoot.
What she called was she was very upset.
She said I think maybe I did something wrong.
And I said well what's that She said well this odd-appearing man came to our trailer.
He was asking all kinds of questions about what we saw that night.
- I come from home work and there's this car sitting there and it had Ohio Government plates on it.
- He had some kind of an ID on him about Ohio and UFO but she didn't pay a lot of attention to it.
He had an Ohio license plate on the vehicle and he wanted to know all about what had happened here.
- And there's a footprint in the sand and he's about to take pictures of the footprint and the boy who lived there the older boy he went and got his camera.
- As time went on that evening he was going over and looking at the footprints and I guess there were several local people looking at the tracks there.
There was a young boy he had one of those Polaroid Instamatic cameras.
- And he started doing the same taking a picture and the government guy said no pictures.
Started taking pictures anyway and he ripped the camera out of his hand I don't know if he ripped the film out I don't remember that part he took the camera.
- He had just developed a picture and he said I just made a picture.
And this mystery man whoever he was grabs that picture from that little boy's hand wrinkles it up and puts it in his pocket and said you just made a picture for us.
And then he went over to the tracks and with his foot he destroyed the footprints.
And the people were very very upset over that started yelling at him and said we're calling the police and he ran to his car and they said he sped out so fast he almost turned the car over.
That's the last time anybody saw that fellow and we never found out who he was.
- The incident at the Superior mobile home court was extremely strange yet ambiguous enough to resist explanation.
It would become far more clear that the United States government had knowledge of the incidents being reported around the Chestnut Ridge and knew who to talk to about them.
On September 20th 1973 Stan Gordon received a phone call from a man who identified himself as a US Government official.
The caller indicated a strong interest in the Bigfoot sightings taking place in Westmoreland County and then to Gordon's surprise asked that any convincing evidence be sent to a facility in Washington DC.
The spokesman even provided a mailing address and phone number for what he called the Bureau of Sports Fisheries Birds and Mammals Lab.
Less than two weeks later Gordon would be contacted by and would meet with two men from the office of Congressman John H.
The visitors wanted to learn more about Gordon's research group and their findings and were courteous enough that Gordon kept in contact with them while the wave of sightings continued.
Later on Gordon would be stunned to discover that the government may have taken a decidedly more active approach in their information gathering.
- So while we're interviewing this witness backs years later probably in the 1980s and we bring up the fact we might have to hypnotize him again and he said why do you wanna hypnotize me again And he goes on to say that these two men came to his home to interview him and he thought they were part of our group and we said well tell us about what happened.
He said well these two guys come to my home.
One's in a dark suit one in an Air Force uniform.
The one in the Air Force uniform has a briefcase with him.
They wanted the witness to tell the story of seeing the UFO and the Bigfoot.
And then apparently he was hypnotized and they told him thank you very much that they believed what he was telling them that they would be in touch with him.
He never heard from this fellows again.
- While Bigfoot seemed to be lumbering through the woods of Southwestern Pennsylvania if eye-witness testimony is to believed the skies above the Chestnut Ridge were filled with all manner of lights craft and inexplicable shapes flying under their own power.
In August of 1973 alone witnesses reported seeing an hourglass-shaped object a sphere dropping fiery debris a circular craft with illuminated windows a bright orange ball red green and white lights that looked like Christmas tree bulbs and a boomerang-shaped object all floating through the air.
- Another really significant UFO case was September 3rd 1987.
And this was on a major highway Route 30 near Greensburg.
And that evening numerous witnesses in the area including law enforcement they see this huge cylindrical object metallic about 300 feet long only about 300 feet up with multiple lights on it.
I don't recall anybody reporting any sound.
It's moving across coming across Route 30 across from the old Greengate Mall where there is a power substation.
So this object is moving horizontally across the sky and then it turns vertical in the sky and when it does all the power in the area goes out for a short time.
Behind that mall was an annex where they had movie theaters and that was all blacked out and when the engineers went to examine it to investigate they found all three of the master fuses had been blown.
Something that's apparently unheard of and they were very interested in what caused those fuses to go that day.
- In September of 1973 the aerial activity seemed to intensify over specific locations in Derry township.
At one of these locations called the Bell Farm a family and their friends claim multiple eerie encounters with both UFOs and hairy humanoids.
Investigator Barry Clark a colleague of Stan Gordon spent a number of nights staking out the Bell Farm and soon found himself at the center of events that by his own admission he found haunting.
(dark atmospheric tones) - Three times we got a call from different people saying that if you looked up in the sky at 10 o'clock in the eastern part of the sky you would see a real bright large star just all of a sudden turn on.
So the one night I left interviewing one family and I went back out to the farm sometime after 10 we were sitting there maybe 10 minutes after 10 all of a sudden there was this bright star.
And we were watching it and all of a sudden that thing it would turn blood-red and then it'd go back to silver.
Turn blood-red go back to silver.
And then there were five flashes like an arc from a welder and they were about a second apart and then there were just multiple small silver objects went to it that looked like bees going to a beehive waiting their turn to go in.
But when they got there they either reflected the red or they turned red.
So we stood there and watched it in awe.
The guy's wife she screamed jumped in her car.
She wouldn't come back out.
And I said there's something it's doing something.
And then we realized is was actually coming down it was getting bigger and at that point we all left.
- After the incident at the Bell Farm Barry Clark decided that he was finished with the paranormal.
Shaken by what he saw he never investigated another case.
But evidently the paranormal was not finished with him.
After stepping away from the research group Clark experienced an episode of missing time while making what should have been a short drive between communities on the Ridge.
This sensation that only a short time has passed when in fact many hours have elapsed is most commonly linked to alien abduction scenarios.
Clark does not suggest that he was abducted but neither does he have any answers for what happened to him.
Only the disturbing reality of time for which he cannot account of which he has no memory.
And along with that comes the suspicion that when one peers deeply into the darkness there's actually something looking back.
- I've had some things go on through my life after that and what bothers me is I have a grandson who was born in 1986 and from the time he was like eight nine 10 years old he kept telling us about people that were coming into his bedroom through a hole in his ceiling.
Now he has had lapses of time you know can't explain which I have had.
I've had incidents where I have lost an hour an hour and a half he doesn't.
So I don't know if what I was doing back then triggered something and then it carried on to my grandson.
I don't know how that works.
All I know is it was about 1975 when these things started.
I talked to one other person that was involved back then that said that they were afraid that they were telling about seeing things in the mirror when they looked at themselves and incidents like that but it's quite scary when it happens to yourself.
It's nice to read about it by somebody else but when it's really your life...
(dark atmospheric tones) - I became friends with a guy named Sam Sherry.
He lived right in the heart of the Chestnut Ridge up in Ligonier Pennsylvania a little town called Wilpen.
It was 1986 and he was fishing at a place called Sleepy Hollow.
It's a popular spot for fishing and it's a little breezeway or a crossover between Route 30 East and Route 30 West and one night Sam was out there fishing and he heard some noise to his left and he looked over to see a figure standing on an embankment a little further down the creek from where he was and this was Loyalhanna Creek that he was fishing on.
So as he's fishing and doing his thing he notices this figure's moving closer and closer to him.
And it got to the point where it was so close to him that he could out very good detail of this thing.
And as he described it it's not your typical Bigfoot creature that he saw.
It was an upright-walking creature that had very sparse hair on its body almost like it had mange.
It appeared to have a mohawk on the top of its head.
And this creature was very tall had long arms hanging down well past its knees.
Sam saw this thing walking closer and closer to him ambling closer and it kind of unnerved him.
So he got in his vehicle to leave and just before he was able to leave this creature stopped the vehicle from leaving put its hands on the driver-side door stuck its head in the window and he was literally face-to-face with this thing.
He said this thing actually opened its mouth he could see there was no teeth in its mouth or it was missing a lot of teeth.
It was pushing down on the car preventing him from driving away.
He hit the horn on his car to scare this thing this thing stepped back like oh-my-gosh kind of expression.
Sam took off and left.
And he said in his tail lights as he driving away he could see thing waving at him as he drove off.
Although the Chestnut Ridge has yet to see another outbreak of reports quite like the flap of 73 and 74 unusual sightings have not stopped and if anything they've become more bizarre in variety.
Otherwise sober-minded individuals professed to have seen enormous dark-colored birds in flight and on the ground which are sometimes referred to as Thunderbirds as well as Black Panthers upright-walking canid creatures known as Dog Men winged humanoids and even a 22-foot-long flying lizard resembling a dragon.
In many cases observers struggled to describe what they have seen because there are no categories that correspond to what they have perceived.
All they can do is react to the invasive presence of what appears to be a monster.
- But there's all kinds of strange creatures that have been seen.
The most recent was the Dog Man sighting that took place literally miles down the road from where we're at here in 2015.
Four women were going to a place called Ruringrun Park and they pulled into a pull off at the trail head to get out of the vehicle to start hiking the trail and as they got out of the vehicle they started into the trail head and they noticed a figure walking towards them.
The one woman claimed that this thing wasn't a person.
It was actually a very tall muscular salt and pepper hair-covered creature that had a large snout like a wolf or a dog had pointy ears and had a tail on it.
And it was standing upright on two legs and it just approached them out of the forest.
Three of the four women got back in the car.
She stood there watching it and it stood there watching her and the stare-off went on for several minutes before this thing turned and walked back off into the forest.
- There have been many reports over the years of not only Bigfoot sightings but reports of Thunderbirds those huge generally dark brown or black birds with massive wingspans like a small aircraft.
- A Thunderbird basically is a large bird with anywhere from eight to 20 feet in length of wingspan.
Some witnesses describe the Thunderbird as having black feathers all over its body while other describe the Thunderbird as having like a reptilian-like membrane skin on its body almost like a Pterodactyl-like thing flying through the sky.
- I only ever heard one that came from a guy that said that he was up on the Derry Ridge and this large Thunderbird well didn't name it a Thunderbird but this very large bird flew right over the top of him.
(dark atmospheric music) - Yeah I grew up in Lower Burrell I joined the army and then in 2005 I retired moved out here to Derry.
I just got done cutting my back field.
My family was down at Keystone State Park there.
I went down to get them to bring them up to show them what the field looked like.
I came back up to the field I'm looking out there at the end of the field and it looked like there was a tree stump.
So we drove out there to the tree stump.
I go that isn't a tree stump it's a deer.
It looked like a big deer about this tall maybe five five and a half feet tall sitting up on its butt.
You know it was like this.
And I'm getting closer and I'm thinking that doesn't look like a deer anymore.
And it picked up its head and it was staring at me like this like it was mad.
Huh so I stopped 50 yards maybe from it.
I'm looking at it.
That's a bird.
It got up and it took one swipe and it starts coming towards me and I'm like oh Judas Priest.
Came over top of our bus and my yard is shaped like a rollercoaster and when it hit that it came up like that into the air.
It was big-chested just claws like this.
If it wanted to and it swooped down I'm not saying it's gonna pick you up.
It'll pick you into pieces and take those pieces away.
- Strange events like this go on all across Pennsylvania.
And there's certain areas where sometimes you get more activity than others but the one area of course that year after year we seem to get more than normal activity is areas along the Chestnut Ridge.
There's been all kind of anomalies up on the Ridge such as underground sounds and mystery booms and strange lights and people seeing small little lights coming near their homes.
- And they appear as I said very close to the ground or very very high up in the trees.
There's no rhyme nor reason nor explanation for the pattern they move or why they move or direction.
They just they move and it seems almost as if like they're intelligent enough to move so they don't want you to see it.
Like you see it over here and you'll be focused over here and then it'll appear over here and then when you look over here it's gone and it's back over here again.
(dark atmospheric tones) - To this point that is the biggest event that's happened in my life that I have no understanding of.
In August of 2015 myself and a friend of mine Eric we were on the West Virginia side near Preston County in a very remote location about two miles off of anywhere that would have been near any civilized area.
- Well there's a couple times where I've experienced this and I don't know what it is.
I really don't have an explanation and I don't think anybody does at this point.
We were out doing a Bigfoot investigation in this very active area.
- This night was pitch-ink dark.
I couldn't even see Eric I couldn't even see my hand.
I mean there was no Moon that night.
You couldn't see through the canape of trees.
No residual light from the stars.
So we were in total ink-darkness.
- And I noticed off in the woods to my left probably about 100 yards away this light.
And it first looked like someone just carrying a lantern.
If you would swing a lantern as you're walking through the forest you could see it moving back and forth rocking.
- What appeared to be a light permeating underneath the canape of trees was moving around very slowly but erratically at the same time almost balloon-like but it would stop and then it would move again.
- And as more people focused on it and more people started to see this light moving through the trees and we were trying to figure out where it was emanating from where it was coming from if maybe there was somebody over there in the woods with us that night.
- As it got a little bit closer you could see if you've seen the lava lamps of the 70s it has this pulsating light change going on inside of this spherical object.
I know for a fact it was within 60 feet of us when the next thing happened.
Well I didn't see Eric and he couldn't see me.
Well he has a 500 lumen flashlight.
He lit it up with a flashlight.
This window opened up in this black darkness.
It was a translucent silvery almost like it was light projecting out of it.
This thing went in this window shut and then we're standing there in total darkness again.
- I have no idea where it came from.
I started talking to other people about it seeing if they had seen it other people researched up in that area and little by little I began to hear people talking about seeing these floating light in that area.
- Is there a simple cause for the glowing orbs being detected in the forests of Pennsylvania Perhaps an atmospheric condition or weather-related anomaly is to blame.
Or is there something more than natural generating light in those dark places What is it about the Ridge that seems to produce a parade of the monsters Do these creatures crawl forth from the belly of the Ridge itself And what about the strange lights that appear in its skies Are they terrestrial in origin somehow generated by the great earthen mound Do we even know the right questions to ask about this window into the unknown In this region mysteries tend to layer one on top of the other.
- People they sort of the connection between Bigfoot or UFO or UFO along with Bigfoot.
I am no expert by any means I think there are power sources in the area and I think there might be a link to power sources having something to do with this.
- I know if you look on the internet after that I started looking on the internet what I seen.
There's a lot of stuff that goes up on the Chestnut Ridge.
Is it strange Probably it's everywhere they just don't pay attention.
But density of forest I'm not sure.
- I don't know why this area seems to attract the phenomenon I really don't but it seems to be concentrated in the state in this area.
- It seems like the mountain areas around here and the West Virginia area have a lot of strange things happening.
- Over the years we saw certain patterns emerging and we thought gee we're getting close to some answers then another case would show up that would completely dismiss your thoughts and theories.
And you're always hopeful that you're gonna finally come to a conclusion but the more I receive reports even the last few years some of the cryptid reports we're getting are so strange and so unusual.
They're not even close to the normal Bigfoot or Thunderbirds or Panthers and other anomalies we get reports on so there's a lot more out there going on than any of us have any answers for and I think we're dealing with something very strange and unusual and right now beyond our scientific understanding.
- Some who have encountered the inexplicable along the Chestnut Ridge have been able to go on with their lives.
The occurrence becomes an intriguing footnote in their personal history nothing more.
But for others the experience has a profound and lasting effect shifting their world view changing their thoughts about what is possible what is real.
Like Sam Sherry they become obsessed with having just one more encounter to justify what they've been through.
To prove it to the skeptics and maybe to themselves that they're not losing grip on reality.
Or like Barry Clark they would rather not know what happened to them.
They'd prefer not to remember but to forget.
- And maybe if I went and had regression maybe I would understand more but like I said now I don't know if I wanna know any details.
I know what's happened happened and I've had some physical stuff left behind but do I really wanna know If I did do that would it be worse than not knowing It's kind of...
Kind of a Catch-22.
- Today the village Kecksburg has embraced its enigmatic past hosting a UFO festival each summer that has attracted thousands of visitors.
Families bring children to play in the shadow of the UFO replica once used in the filming of a TV program about the crash.
Locals are somewhat used to camera crews in town as media interest in the incident never wanes for long.
The people of this community have done their best to turn the events of 1965 into a positive.
- Once again I started this when I was 10-years-old in 1959 so this year is gonna be 58 years of research.
Why do this Well I guess it's just the fact that I'm continuing to be curious I'm still learning more and more about the phenomena out there I've learned that this is a very strange world and there's a lot of ongoing things out there that we have yet to understand.
And I guess I'm always hopeful that that next phone call that might come in on my hotline or the next email I get might be the case that once and for all gives us the evidence that will prove that at least one of these phenomena really do exist.
- But countless questions remain.
What fell near Kecksburg and what does the United States government know about it What was unleashed on this region in 1973 and did it ever really stop How do we talk about phenomena that are continuously shifting always just out of reach How do we describe the apparition already disappearing in the mist It seems that the rolling slopes of the hills the silent presence of the Chestnut Ridge itself is the only thing permanent.
That and the persistence of human curiosity.
(dark atmospheric music)
We're dropping into Blood Ridge.
One final chance to stop the federation offense.
If we lose here— All aboard.
Hey don't mind us.
You guys are all just a memory of war.
Don't tell them that they won't fight right.
I think it's best if we ignore this.
Oh this rules.
No it doesn't.
Neither does that.
Why would you not revisit this Oh I don't know.
Maybe uh the ending Oh yeah! Best friendship ever! So the rest of our life is just more of that right That— That kicked ass.
That set piece won't stay put for long.
For real that shit was cash.
Why would you not— Damn that shit was cash.
It was extremely badass.
The Battle of Blood Ridge is over.
The federation lost.
I am in your debt.
Come with me.
To somewhere nearby Anywhere.
Rick I don't expect you to keep fighting but this war is ...
Far from over I know.
Dude I share this with almost nobody but I could take you right now to this same battlefield in a universe where we lost.
Or another where we won.
Or another where the war never even happened.
All equally real all equally unreal.
None of it matters.
Then why did you help Because I respect you.
And I wanted you to know you could respect me.
Even though nothing matters Okay you matter to me.
Uhh the relationship that we have— I never used that word.
is not worth my integrity.
Oh my God! It's not a complicated transaction my man.
Would you like to join me doing awesome shit that matters No I would not.
I would rather be a judgmental dork.
Really no need to drag it out.
If you need me use the beacon.
Yeah I'm gonna use that beacon a lot.
I hope— hope I don't wear it out.
Okay got it.
It wasn't the battle that went wrong.
Why the f*** are you risking your life for that asshole Because you love him.
You do maybe.
You're real cool.
Now come help me save his life or f*** off because I don't need you.
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