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UFO Believers Pursue Case

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:48:12 -0500
Archived: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:48:12 -0500
Subject: UFO Believers Pursue Case

Source: The Detroit Free Press - Michigan, USA


December 18, 2007

UFO Believers Pursue Case
Judge has told NASA to find the files

By Sean D. Hamill
Chicago Tribune

KECKSBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. government says nothing of note
happened in this small town in the hills of southwestern
Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 1965. A meteor may have passed by, but
no alien ship or Russian space probe fell to Earth.

Still, Bill Bulebush, 82, says he knows what he saw, heard and
smelled, despite the doubts of the government and others in

"I looked up and saw it flying overhead and it was sizzling,"
said Bulebush, a retired truck driver.

"I got to it 15 to 20 minutes after it landed. I saw it 10 to 15
feet away from behind a big tree -- because I was worried it
might blow up -- and it smelled like sulfur or rotten eggs and
was shaped like a huge acorn, about the size of a VW."

Other people said that dozens of Army soldiers and three members
of the Air Force showed up, and later that night a flatbed
military truck took the object away.

Despite such accounts, the government has been "trying to make
it out like we're a bunch of liars," Bulebush said.

But now he and his fellow believers may have their best chance
to prove their case. A recent settlement in a 4-year-long
Freedom of Information Act court battle requires NASA to comb
for documents about the incident and report back periodically to
the judge overseeing the case.

The lawsuit was filed in December 2003 in the District of
Columbia by Leslie Kean, a freelance journalist, with financial
support from the SciFi Channel.

SciFi had asked Kean in 2002 to find a solid UFO report, one
with credible witnesses and possible physical evidence, to serve
as a test case.

Kean pressed the case after she filed a Freedom of Information
Act request in 2003 and NASA said it couldn't find any documents
related to Kecksburg.

But Kean knew the space agency had documents. Stan Gordon, a UFO
and Bigfoot researcher with whom Kean was working, had
information he got in response to a request he sent NASA in the

The case boiled over on March 20 for federal Judge Emmet
Sullivan, who had tried to move NASA along for more than 3

According to a transcript of the hearing that day, Sullivan
angrily referred to NASA's search efforts as a "ball of yarn"
that never fully answers the request, adding: "I can sense the
plaintiff's frustration because I'm frustrated."

A settlement, reached Oct. 17, specifies how NASA will make a
new search for records. Both sides will be required to report
back to Sullivan periodically, starting this week.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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