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CFI & Kean Win NASA Kecksburg Lawsuit

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:08:40 -0400
Archived: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:08:40 -0400
Subject: CFI & Kean Win NASA Kecksburg Lawsuit 

Source: Yahoo News - Sunnyvale California, USA


Fri Oct 26, 5:25 PM ET

NASA To Search Files On '65 UFO Incident

WASHINGTON - NASA has agreed to search its archives once again
for documents on a 1965 UFO incident in Pennsylvania, a step the
space agency fought in federal court. The government has refused
to open its files about what, if anything, moved across the sky
and crashed in the woods near Kecksburg, Pa., 40 miles southeast
of Pittsburgh.

Traffic was tied up in the area as curiosity seekers drove to
the area, only to be kept away from the crash site by soldiers.

The Air Force's explanation for the unidentified flying object:
A meteor or meteors.

"They could not find anything," one Air Force memo stated after
a late-night search on Dec. 9, 1965. Several NASA employees also
were reported to have been at the scene.

Eyewitnesses said a flatbed truck drove away a large object
shaped like an acorn and about the size of a Volksawagon bus. A
mock-up based on the descriptions of local residents sits behind
the Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department.

UFO enthusiasts refused to let the matter die and journalist
Leslie Kean of New York City sued NASA four years ago for

The agency has turned over several stacks of documents which
Kean says are not responsive to the request, an argument that
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan agreed with.

In March, Sullivan rejected NASA's request to throw the case out
of court, resulting in negotiations that led to the agency
promising last week that it will conduct a more comprehensive

Kean said Friday that she sued NASA rather than the Army because
the space agency a decade ago released some relevant documents
on the case.

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