I read a several part comment from David Rudiak at Kevin
Randle’s blog [kevinrandle.blogspot.com
] about the Kecksburg event, which was
discussed by Kecksburg “expert” Stan Gordon on Kevin’s X-Zone Boardcast [sic]
(I think Kevin meant to type X-Zone Broadcast.)
David provided one of his extensive commentaries, fraught
with details and “facts” that only he can bring to the UFO table.
But did I care? Nope.
Kecksburg is one of those UFO incidents, like Roswell,
Socorro (my favorite, misinterpreted UFO case), Shag Harbor (to be discussed in
the next X-Zone show), and Rendlesham, that cause me to nod off when I see
anything about them online or in a TV program.
While, arguably, Socorro and maybe Roswell, can tell us something
about the UFO phenomenon or its mythology (as skeptics see it). Kecksburg, Shag
Harbor, and the Rendlesham episode(s), corrupted by egregious witness
Those UFO accounts (Kecksburg, Shag Harbor, and Rendlesham),
coupled with the Cash-Landrum incident and a number of other UFO stories, have
caused ennui in many UFO circles.
Why? They are boring, and without exciting or sensational
Who cares what the Kecksburg thing was? It profiled nothing
exotic or intriguing.
Rendlesham, likewise, is a snore, the contrived insertions
by those who say they were there, mucking up a weird but, when examined, not
very interesting UFO tale.
Shag Harbor? A thing plops in the water and then scoots off.
So? Hayden Hewes and Don Ledger have kept the story on life support, when it
should have been snuffed out long ago.
The stories take us nowhere. Even if they turn out to be as
There comes a time (and that time came long ago) when the
wheat needs to be separated from the chaff.
[Image above from micahackerman.com]