McCawley Park: Carbondale's UFO
On November 9, 1974, at approximately 1900 hours,
three Carbondale teenage boys reported to Carbondale
Police that they had observed a glowing airborne object,
traveling east to west rapidly. It descend[ed] and crashed into
a silt pond in the Russell Park area in Carbondale. A
crowd of 1,500 people quickly went to the crash site,
where planes and helicopters were flying low overhead.
The Carbondale's UFO has been the subject of many
studies and investigations by a wide range of Government
Officials. An excellent summary report, titled "The
Carbondale UFO Crash--the Reality, the Hoaxes and the
Legend" by Matthew Graeber, was published in May 2004
in the Ohio UFO Notebook, Special Limited Edition
Report, Number 139, by the Mutual UFO Network of Ohio,
Inc., Columbus, OH 43214.
Erected by Carbondale Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 41° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 South Main Street, Carbondale PA 18407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carbondale (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Carbondale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware & Hudson Passenger Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Global War on Terror Memorial of Remembrance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Jerome F. O’Malley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patrolman William F. McAndrew (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carbondale City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
Also see . . . Carbondale UFO tale rises again (The Times-Tribune, 2016). (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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