Kecksburg UFO

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
Due Jan. 13, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records on The Kecksburg UFO incident that occurred on December 9, 1965, at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, United States. 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, Canada area, reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan and northern Ohio, starting some grass fires, and caused sonic booms in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. 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. However, eyewitnesses in the small village of Kecksburg, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, claimed something crashed in the woods.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Lloyd

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Mr. Lloyd,

Do you have any information about who in the AF is processing this case; eg., name of office, name of Action Officer, a case number, or have you received any correspondence from the AF--if so, from whom? This information will help us to try to assist you. Please respond by 2 Aug 2017 or we will consider this issue withdrawn.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

From: Joseph Lloyd

Haven't received any information from the Air Force about this request (prior to your email today) to be honest I thought the email had got caught in your spam filter or something. So i'm afraid I don't know if the request has/is being processed or by whom.



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