Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Pittsburgh UFO Conference - The Kecksburg Case

The Pittsburgh UFO Conference will descend upon Westmoreland County Community College on Oct. 17. It will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Science Hall, 145 Pavilion Lane, Hempfield.

The conference is just outside Youngwood, a few miles from where a fabled UFO landed in the village of Kecksburg on Dec. 9, 1965.

Pennsylvania Mutual UFO Network will present this conference and one at Montgomery Community College, outside Philadelphia, on Oct. 9 and 10.

MUFON claims that more than 350 UFO reports have been filed statewide over the past 12 months -- 51 from Pittsburgh east through Westmoreland County.

Seven speakers are planned at WCCC, including Stan Gordon, 59, of Greensburg, who has investigated the Kecksburg case and has spoken about it a number of times on TV and radio.

Nearly 44 years ago, a number of locals said they saw a flash and that a metal object was found afterward in a gully outside Kecksburg.

Some contend that a large number of military personnel arrived and the object was taken away, never to be seen again, and that a record of the event is sealed in government files. Others say there were no more than three military people and there was no flash, no metal object.

Admission at WCCC will be $15. For more information, contact John Ventre at, or 724-836-1266.


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