Paranormal investigator to speak on Latrobe area sightings
As far back as the 1800s, people along Chestnut Ridge have been reporting strange sightings, said local author and investigator Stan Gordon.
“We've never came up with a good reason. There's all kinds of theories out there,” he said.
The paranormal investigator from Greensburg is scheduled to speak about some reports he has fielded from the area, including Bigfoot and UFO claims.
Gordon will give a lecture and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Memorial Library at 1112 Ligonier St. in Latrobe.
He has been investigating allegations of unexplained phenomena since 1959 when he was 10 years old, he said.
“My position as an investigator” is to collect and evaluate information, Gordon said.
Library director Tracy Trotter said she invited Gordon because she knew many library patrons have an interest in books about the mysteries of these sightings.
“Sometimes there is a story behind a story, but sometimes it's unexplained,” she said.
Many requests have been filled for old newspaper clippings about a 1965 incident in Kecksburg, Mt. Pleasant Township, in which an acorn-shaped object was believed to have crash-landed.
Even the History Channel requested images from the library's archives for a special including information on the incident, Trotter said.
After speaking with witnesses — including young, old, state troopers and military officials — Gordon said most don't want any recognition for what they have seen, but only want to try to determine the cause.
“There are a lot of things out there that you can explain away,” he said, but some cannot be determined.
Gordon said he has never seen Bigfoot footprints or the lights of a UFO, but he believes the unexplained phenomena might be beyond the capabilities of human understanding.
“We might be dealing with something that is interdimensional,” he said, offering that these sightings may have physical and non-physical elements, some of which are not visible to the naked eye.
Gordon has authored two books, including “Really Mysterious Pennsylvania” and “Silent Invasion,” and produced a documentary, “Kecksburg: The Untold Story,” which will be available for a discounted purchase price and signed after the lecture.
To register for the event, call 724-539-1972.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or email@example.com.
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