So…. I was on the internet and stumbled upon something and I felt the need to share it with you. Supposedly in October of 1979 during a Steelers – Cowboys day game UFO’s appeared above Three Rivers Stadium and were visible on a national broadcast. The announcers and crowd even took notice.
Just let that all sink in for a second…..
Well I wanted to believe so badly, but come on. I made the assumption that these were the ranting words of a yinzer who had just been introduced to the internet in 2010. He came on the internet, he told a story about the time he saw aliens during a Steelers game on a defunct Angelfire message board, he learned there was porn on the internet, he got real into it for like three days, and then his lady caught him and he wasn’t allowed to use the internet anymore. That was it for him. The only trace of his internet presence was a rant and it had somehow spiraled into an urban legend.
But then I saw it…. there was actual video of the broadcast. Not only was there video but there was a man who had been looking for it for years. He goes by the handle InterjunctionEast and the video below is from his YouTube page. If you like this story go and subscribe to his channel. He seems like a pretty interesting dude.
Anyway Interjunction East found the video and posted it online and then he posted more…
First the video….Skip to around 50 seconds. The gist is that the broadcast was on commercial break and suddenly cut back to the game. On screen, clearly visible, are two UFO’s hovering above the stadium. The broadcasters make mention of it and they go back to the game. For the next minute or so there is a weird vibe in the stadium and an odd penalty occurs.
Towards the end they go back to the UFO’s and one announcer says, “There it is! Now what is that?” The other announcer answers.. “it’s saying take me to your leader….I don’t know…”
For more clips of the UFO’s visit InterjunctionEast’s YouTube site.
The story is more interesting than that though, as it seems InterjunctionEast isn’t the only one who remembered. While not much has been written about the event the story and video made its way to AboveTopSecret.com, and the person who posted the story who goes by the handle Elouina added some more details.
After the video resurfaced on YouTube in 2011 Elouina used them to craft her story. She introduced the situation to the internet like this:
In 1979, I was told of a UFO being seen over 3 Rivers stadium. The man that told me was a neighborhood man that I chatted with sometimes. He told me to not tell a soul! And seemed very concerned that I kept my promise. But I was perplexed as to how a stadium UFO would be a secret. No one ever could provide any additional information. And I remained in the dark for over 30 years.
Elouina than finds another description that she found online in which another person had told a story about seeing UFO’s at the game. I am posting this story below, but I am leaving it as is. Pittsburgh is misspelled every time and as a native Pittsburgher it is hard to look at. So is Steelers. Also, it’s not really well written at all. It’s better if you read the person’s actual writing though than read a version that I cleaned up. This way it still has its “I might be a crazy person, but only maybe” charm.
Someone using the handle XPOSE UFO TRUTH 1970’s wrote:
I was watching the game on TV in Santa Barbara CA. between the Pittsburg Stealers and Dallas Cowboys in October 1979 from Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburg PA. During a commercial break around the 2 minute warning while Chuck Conners was sales pitching a toy gun, the commercial was cut abruptly and the picture went back to the stadium. The screen showed a metallic disk (10-30 ft.) spinning like a coin (1-2 rev per sec) on a table at height about equal to the top of the stadium. Pat Summerall’s excited voice came on saying “We don’t know what it is we are showing you…it just appeared in the sky”. He repeated several time “I can’t believe what I am seeing”. Tom Brookshire ,the color man, said “Oh that…that’s just an illusion”. Summerall disagreed and said “Well if they land, they’re gonna say “take me to your leader”. The crowd got very quiet…you could hear a pin drop in the place. A penalty was called on a Dallas player because he failed to get into his stance …was just looking up at the sky. Pittsburg was winning 14 to 3…they had the ball and were running out the clock. The game ended with the camera on the disk till the end. I never heard or read a word about in any media. I didn’t want the game to end…I wanted to keep looking at the disk. I felt sad when the picture changed. I was attracted to it some strange way. It changed the way I look at life and the creedance I give our government and media.
This is the first mention that I saw of language such as “It changed the way I look at life and the credence I give our government and media.” It was not the last.
On a blog called BravoNewWorld an unnamed blogger lays out a case that after the story resurfaced a half decade ago the media and government used WTAE’s Sheldon Ingram in a disinformation campaign, basically arguing that Ingram was doing the bidding of the illuminati and media and you know, whoever it is that owns them. They end their rant, which also uses the video from InterjunctionEast as evidence, by saying “Question Everything.”
Here is the WTAE “cover up” story and here is BravoNewWorld’s blog post:
It was only a matter of time. Once a recording of live NFL coverage of two UFOs over a 1979 match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys hit YouTube, there was bound to be a coverup in the local media for the Pittsburgh market.
Uncharacteristic of a television news station, a story completely bereft of video has shown up on their website. The focus of the story is an interview with Bridgeville resident Scott Wethli who claims his uncle invented kites fashioned from mylar designed to look like UFOs, and that the objects in the video are those very kites.
“This is a UFO kite,” Wethli said. “It’s intended to look like a UFO, exactly.”
“The ones he flew over the stadium are the ones he’s made, with that Mylar,” Wethli said. “That’s why they’re shiny up there.”
There’s no video or image supplied by WTAE.com for their viewers’ reference. If there were, they’d immediately be confused. Those two objects were clearly emitting rapid flashes of actual light in a constant pattern, not just reflecting the sun as their alleged mylar surfaces twisted randomly in the wind. In fact, the footage suggests these objects were traveling at a decent clip. Did Wethli’s uncle pull them behind his car?
Honestly, a few good points, but perhaps more interesting is that the only comments on the site are from InterjunctionEast, who wrote: