Opening NASA’s X Files: The Kecksburg Incident

By | June 23, 2008

Opening NASAs X Files The Kecksburg Incident

Call it NASA’s X files if you must, but investigative reporter, Leslie Kean, is hot on the trail of what in the world (or out of it) took place in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania in December 1965.

It took the winning of a lawsuit against NASA in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, but now the investigator has her hands on a load of files that may — or may not — offer new clues about the Kecksburg incident.

For years, Kean has been seeking documents about the purported crash of an unknown object in that locale over forty years ago. Witnesses described seeing a fireball in the evening sky, some sort of a controlled landing, followed by a military recovery of a spacecraft-like object. As reported by local radio and newspapers, U.S. military personnel cordoned off the area, investigated the site, and left without ever providing a full report of the incident – other than to dismiss is as a meteor.

Since the settlement of the lawsuit in October, Kean has been following the steps laid out in the settlement agreement. Both sides needed extensions at various times due to the volume of work selecting which files to pull, and then for NASA to conduct the search, the investigative journalist explained to me. – livesci

The reader comments on this story are also interesting. At some point I’d like to take time to really review all the details about this case as I have done with the Roswell incident. I find the best way to get to the bottom of these thing is to use Google to collect all possible theories first, by looking at many different articles and people’s comments, then to collect the facts which are undisputed, then the facts which are in dispute… and so on. You can get a fairly good idea of what happened this way.

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