In 1965 residents of the town of Kecksburg, about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, watched a mysterious object fly across their skies and crash, then saw its wreckage taken away by tight lipped federal agents from the American Air Force, Army and NASA.
Sticking to their "it was a meteor" meme, the agencies had pretty much brushed the matter under the rug. But, get this: Pennsylvania's other official slogan is "Memories last a life time" and indeed, four years ago journalist Leslie Kean of New York City sued NASA demanding full disclosure on the mysterious crash. Surprise: the judge found in her favor!
At least, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected NASA's request to throw the case out of court. The resulting negotiations led to the agency promising last week that it will conduct a more comprehensive search.
Will they find anything? Stay tuned.
Thanks Shaun Saunders to bringing this to our attention