Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 3rd, 2012
This just in from Stan Gordon:
For Immediate Release
For Information contact: Ron Struble, Kecksburg V.F.D. at 724-423-9540 or Stan Gordon, 724-838-7768
2012 Kecksburg UFO Festival To Host “Mysterious Pennsylvania UFO and Creature Encounters” Conference.
The 2012 Kecksburg Old Fashioned Days & UFO Festival will be held July 28th and 29th, at the fire department festival grounds in Kecksburg, PA, located in Mount Pleasant Township. This will be the seventh annual such festival founded by the Kecksburg volunteer fire department. Join us for this two day event that will feature many special events including a parade, classic car show, and their famous Burn Out Contest.
Prizes will be awarded this year for the best UFO entry in the parade, as well as for the best alien costume. New this year will be additional contests for the Best UFO Alien Pet Costume, and the Best UFO Motorcycle. On Sunday the very popular “Out of This World UFO Hot Dog eating Contest” will take place at 1 PM.
On Sunday from 1:30-5 PM, The Kecksburg UFO Committee will host their second annual Kecksburg UFO Conference titled, “Mysterious Pennsylvania UFO and Creature Encounters”. The conference is free, but a donation at the door is appreciated to support the Kecksburg volunteer fire department.
The 2012 Kecksburg speaker line up includes: Stan Gordon, Author and UFO-Bigfoot Researcher. Gordon is the principal investigator of the 1965 Kecksburg UFO incident. He will be speaking about, “Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania”. This will be an illustrated discussion about the history of UFOs, Bigfoot and other strange creatures reported across the state including recent incidents.
John Ventre, Author and Pennsylvania State Director for the Mutual UFO Network, will discuss his recent appearance on the Anderson Cooper TV show discussing UFOs, and how they edited the program.
Eric Altman, Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, will talk about past and present Bigfoot encounters reported in Pennsylvania.
Dave Dragosin, Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society for Western Pennsylvania, will discuss the implication of forensic sketches in relation to Bigfoot investigations.
During the two day festival, various Pennsylvania UFO, Bigfoot and Paranormal researchers and groups will set up displays in the social hall.
Those who are expected to attend include, Stan Gordon-UFO-Bigfoot Researcher and Author, Eric Altman-Director of the PA Bigfoot Society (PBS), John Ventre-PA State Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Dave Dragosin-Assistant Director of the PA Bigfoot Society (PBS) for Western Pennsylvania, Dan Hageman-Director of the Butler Organization of the Unexplained (BORU), Brian and Terrie Seech-Center for Unexplained Events (CUE), Keith Bastianini-UFO Researcher and Graphic Artist, Jim Brown-Brown Electronics Lab-Independent Research Associates, and Joe Kosczuk-Westmoreland Paranormal Investigations.
Kecksburg located in Mount Pleasant Township in Westmoreland County, is located about 40 miles SE of Pittsburgh. This rural community has become a location of international interest after a mysterious object reportedly fell from the sky into a nearby wooded area on December 9, 1965. What that metallic acorn shaped object with strange hieroglyphic-like symbols may have been is still being debated. The military that arrived on the scene that night apparently recovered the device and hauled it away.
The Kecksburg festival will be held on the volunteer fire department festival grounds. The location is Claypike and Rt. 982. The address is 5128 Water Street, Kecksburg, PA. For more information and event details visit the Kecksburg V.F.D. website at: www.kecksburgvfd.com or www.stangordon.info or call 724-423-9540.