Extras Wanted For Kecksburg UFO Film – Details

Interested in being an extra.


Where:  We will gather at Veterans Park in Mt. Pleasant, PA at 10 a.m. on October 6th.  Veterans Park is located across from Leo’s, located at 51 West Main St, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.


Parking: Please do not park in the nearby lot of Leo’s even though it is metered. We want to be respectful of the town, residents and businesses.  There is metered parking all over town which you may use.  However, the street right in front of Veterans Park will be closed during filming from 2 to 4 p.m. for the scenes with military vehicles.  If you park in front of Veterans Park, you must move your car prior to this scene.


When: October 6th from 10 a.m. until dusk.


What to wear: It is December 9, 1965.  It was cool, but not snowing.   We will have a limited amount of wardrobe to dress selected actors.   If you are capable, please come dressed for the time period.  Suggestions are shown at https://www.pinterest.com/elapisardi/kecksburg-street-scene/

No tank tops, shorts and such as it is December.    If you are unable to find appropriate clothing, don’t despair, we will find a way for you to be part of this. 


Hair and makeup: Women will have their hair done in period hair styles and selected background actors will have their makeup done.  If you are able to come with your hair and makeup already complete, that will enable us to spend more time on others, but we will make sure that you have the right look.  Priority will be given to named cast, featured extras, and then background extras.


Cell Phones: Cell phones must be turned off during filming, no exceptions.  Even on silent, they can interfere with microphones used for filming.  There is a lot of preparation time before actual filming, so you will have lots of time to send messages and make necessary calls before filming starts.


Photography:  You may take photos of yourself and your friends/family prior to filming and are welcome to share them on social media.  However, please do not take photos of the main cast or crew or disturb them; they are concentrating on their work.  Also, do not take any photographs or video while our cameras are rolling.




Your work on Kecksburg is voluntary.  Hundreds of people have already donated thousands of hours to bring the story of Kecksburg to the screen and we are honored that you are joining them.    


Contact:  If necessary, you may contact the production company on the day of filming only at 724-350-0127.  Prior to that date, all questions should be directed to kecksburgufo@gmail.com.


Kecksburg is the fifth feature film by producer/director Cody Knotts, whose prior work includes Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies (starring Roddy Piper, Kurt Angle, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Matt Hardy, and Shane Douglas) and the award-winning Gore Orphanage.  He has directed Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief), and Richard John Walters (My Bloody Valentine 3D) and his films have received international distribution. A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Cody currently resides in New York.

AUDIO: Pilot Reports Puzzling UFO Encounter Over Long Island

A remarkable recording recently appeared online featuring a bewildered pilot reporting a UFO sighting over Long Island to an air traffic controller. The intriguing exchange occurred a little less than a month ago, on May 26th, as a man flying a Piper Saratoga cruised at 6,000 feet over the town of Huntington, New York at around 1 PM in the afternoon. On his approach to JFK International Airport, the pilot suddenly spotted something out of the ordinary and radioed air traffic control for assistance.

“I have an object in front of me,” the pilot reports, “and I don’t know what it is.” Sounding somewhat confused, the ATC operator responds, “like a drone or something?” The witness then tells him that he doesn’t think that’s the case because the object is “bigger than a drone.” The incident then gets even stranger as the air traffic reporter tells the pilot that he does not see anything on radar that could account for the literal unidentified flying object.

Nonetheless, the pilot asks for and is granted permission to make a slight left turn, since he would otherwise be heading directly for the object. Once he’s avoided any kind of collision, the man is queried as to what he had just seen and responds that the object has seemingly disappeared behind a cloud, but “definitely something was there.” The confounded controller replies that “we have to assume it was a drone … I don’t know if that’s a safe assumption or not, but that’s what we’ll go by.”

In a testament to the pilot’s honesty and willingness to endure what might come next, he contradicts that assessment by saying, “actually, it looked like it had lights on it.” Confounded by this observation, the ATC operator slowly answers, “that’s really interesting,” confirms again that the object is not on radar, and muses, “I don’t know what to say.” Wrapping up that part of the conversation, the pilot answers with a statement that will ring familiar to UFO enthusiasts everywhere: “I know I’m not delusional.”

One additional aspect of the case comes up shortly thereafter as the air traffic controller contacts the pilot with something of an unsettling-sounding request. He tells the witness that “one of the managers” would like him to, upon landing, call air traffic control to further detail his experience. After the pilot jokes about being in trouble, the ATC operator assures him that he is not, but also includes the somewhat creepy caveat that “they’ll be expecting your phone call.”

Aside from the recording, little is known about what specifically happened on that afternoon in May over Long Island. According to website The Drive, the FAA confirmed that a pilot had encountered a “drone-like object,” but offered no other details about the event. Attempts by the site to obtain the pilots report were met with resistance and the suggestion that they file an FOIA request for it. The entire affair echoes a similar case which took place back in February where audio of two pilots reporting a UFO to air traffic controllers popped up online.