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Kecksburg Incident Continues To Intrigue

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:21:09 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:21:09 -0400
Subject: Kecksburg Incident Continues To Intrigue

Source: Connellsville Daily Courier - Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA


Monday, June 11, 2007

Kecksburg Incident Continues To Intrigue

By Marilyn Forbes

Sometime close to 5 on the evening of Dec. 9, 1965, a bluish
object was spotted over several American states and parts of

The unidentified flying object was reported to seemingly change
course until it finally plummeted to Earth, resting in a densely
wooded area in Kecksburg, Mt. Pleasant Township.

What was the object and why was the military called out?

Was there a government cover up?

What was the acorn-shaped object that was reported to have been
removed from the area, under a taut tarp on the back of a flat
bed truck?

What fell from the sky that winter night?

Greensburg native Stan Gordon has been studying these very
questions since the incident occurred and has become a devoted
researcher and popular lecturer on the subject that has come to
be known as "The Kecksburg Incident."

In keeping with the Mt. Pleasant library's program "Get a Clue @
Your Library," Gordon was asked to be a guest lecturer.

"We thought he would be a good choice and people are interested
in his talks," librarian Jamie Falo said. "We hoped for a good

And Gordon did draw a good crowd, showing his video
presentation, and fielding a question and answer period for a
crowd of about 40.

Gordon, who has been fascinated by the occurrence for more than
40 years, has spoken across the country on the subject, and is
continually compiling facts as new people come forward with

"There is a huge amount of interest in the Kecksburg incident,"
Gordon said, "but so many people didn't come forward at the

Television programs about the Kecksburg incident have been shown
on the History Channel and on the series "Unsolved Mysteries."

"After the shows air, we'll have people from all over the
country contact us," Gordon said. "Many of them heard things
from family or from friends and many of them moved right after
the incident."

The crowd enjoyed the video presentation that included a mixture
of photographs from the scene and of eyewitnesses to the UFO and
the aftermath.

"He's always so interesting," said Sue Wallace, of Indiana
County. "I grew up in the area and now my grandchildren are
fascinated by the whole thing."

Wallace herself did not see anything that December night, but
that's not unusual for people intrigued with the subject.

"I've spent many years gathering information on a number of
things," Gordon said. "I've researched Bigfoot and many UFO
sightings, especially in Pennsylvania, but I've never seen
anything myself."

Other upcoming programs at the Mt. Pleasant Library include a
1:30 p.m. June 30 presentation of "Mysteries, Tales and Truths"
with Michael List; a 6 p.m. July 9 discussion of the book "Meet
You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter
Partnership that Transformed America"; and a 2 p.m. July 17
presentation titled "The Egyptian Mummy."

For information, call 724-547-3850.

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