This week, I spoke with Stan Gordon about his investigation into the Kecksburg UFO crash/retrieval. Gordon began his investigation while still a teenager who lived in the area. Since the crash on December 5, 1965, Gordon has worked to learn what happened that night. You can listen the interview here:
This interview was an outgrowth of that I had with Robert Young several weeks ago. Gordon and Young are at opposite ends of the spectrum with Young sure that it involved no alien spacecraft and Gordon saying that such a crash is a possibility. You can listen to Young’s interview here:
Although I had asked for a quick synopsis of the events, Gordon started in a slightly different direction. He spoke about some of the things that Young had said before delving into the sighting itself. Frankly, his description, using the term fireball, seemed to reinforce Young’s opinion. I was surprised that he didn’t use a different term.
We discussed who had seen what, but it became clear that the information was gathered years after the event, which, given Gordon’s age in 1965, isn’t all that surprising. What I wanted to know more about was the military presence in Kecksburg on December 5, and if he had talked to any of the soldiers who would have been part of that.
I also was surprised to hear that there were many reporters in the area, but their stories the next day didn’t seem to reflect the scenarios that have been developed since. Gordon mentioned that they had been on the wrong side of the woods to see what the military was doing. I thought that the reporters would have been circulating through the area attempting to learn as much as they could, rather than standing around on the wrong side of the woods.
|Mock up of the Kecksburg UFO.|
We did discuss some of the witnesses who had seen the acorn-shaped object that was pulled from the woods. I had thought, but didn’t say, that there were no reports of an alien crew. Gordon had mentioned that one man had described the object looking as if it had been made by pouring the metal into a mold so that there were no lines, seams or rivets. As if it was a solid object.
Next week, we head back to Roswell and talk about the possibility that Albert Einstein had been called into the investigation. The guest will be Dr. Peter Strassberg, whose book, When Einstein Visited Roswell will be the topic, though as Dr. Strassberg said, the book also examines a number of topics that would be consistent with interstellar travel.