was born on October 30, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Stan was trained as an electronics
technician who has specialized in the area of radio communications.
He has worked for over twenty five years in the advanced
consumer electronics sales field.
interest in UFOs and other unusual happenings began at
1965, Stan has been conducting on scene investigations
of mysterious encounters in Pennsylvania. He has been
involved with the examination of thousands of UFO and
other strange reports from across the Keystone State.
During the late 1960's, Stan acted as a telephone report
sighting coordinator for the UFO Research Institute of
Pittsburgh. Stan has been internationally recognized as
an authority on the subject of the UFO and Bigfoot phenomena.
He gained prominence from his first hand investigation
into the well remembered 1973
Bigfoot/UFO series of sightings and encounters
which occurred in Pennsylvania. This outbreak brought
worldwide attention to the subject, and was a major news
story in the media for several weeks.
Stan was the Founder and Director of the Pennsylvania
Association for the Study of the Unexplained. He organized
PASU in 1981 to serve as a statewide clearinghouse for
these reports. PASU was an all volunteer research unit
which ceased operation in November of 1993. Stan had previously
founded the Westmoreland County
UFO Study Group in 1970, which was expanded
to the Pennsylvania Center for
UFO Research in 1975. Stan was also the Pennsylvania
State Director of the Mutual
UFO Network for many years. MUFON
is the largest international UFO research organization
now based in Denver, Colorado. Stan was the first recipient
(1978) of the annual MUFON
in A UFO Investigation Award."
November of 1993, Stan remains active in this field as
an independent researcher and investigator, and as time
permits. Stan also continues to investigate information
concerning the controversial UFO
crash/retrieval case which occurred on December 9,
1965 near Kecksburg in Pennsylvania. As
the primary investigator, he has continued delving into
the case and found additional witnesses and facts. The
case has provided him world-wide TV exposure, stating
with NBC's Unsolved Mysteries
on September 19, 1990.
has conducted an adult education course on the subject
of UFO's at the Westmoreland County Community College.
In addition, he has presented numerous lectures on these
subjects to professional and civic organizations and he
has received many requests from schools, colleges, and
organizations both locally and nationally for similar
presentations. Stan has been listed in the Directory
and Spokespersons, formerly called the Talk
Show Guest Directory. He is also listed in
The International Who's Who in
Stan has been featured in dozens of news stories about
his investigations. He was featured in an April 29, 1982
national news story. Over the years both the AP and UPI
news services have carried news items on cases that Stan
has investigated. Stan was featured as the cover story
of Pittsburgh Renaissance Magazine
in March of 1974. Numerous other magazines and publications
have done feature items, or have recognized Stan for his
research efforts. Included among these are the Pittsburgh
Press Roto Magazine, The
Greensburg Tribune-Review FOCUS, The
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sports
Illustrated, The National
Enquirer, The National
Observer, and The
Stan is also quite often invited to appear on radio and
TV talk shows as a featured guest. Among the dozens of
stations he has appeared on are KDKA radio and TV in Pittsburgh,
WBAL Radio in Baltimore, Maryland, WFAR in Dallas, Texas,
WIND in Chicago, Illinois, KFRC, San Francisco, California,
and WBZ, Boston, Massachusetts.
Stan has also appeared on programs such as UFO's
Tonite, hosted by Don Ecker, and 21st
Century Radio, with Dr. Bob Hieronimus. He
has also been featured on numerous radio and TV news shows
including: KDKA, WPXI, WTAE, and KQV in Pittsburgh. He
has also been featured on some syndicated TV shows such
as Evening Magazine
for CBS, and PM Magazine
for NBC. In 1982, Hollywood television producer Alan Neuman
who has done such shows as Kraft
Theater, The Academy
Awards, and Meet the
Press, came to Greensburg to film Stan for
a proposed series on the Unexplained to be filmed worldwide.
Stan has written numerous articles on the unexplained
covering topics from UFO's to black panthers seen in Pennsylvania.
Most of these articles have been in publications devoted
to this study. Dozens of articles which Stan has written
have appeared in such publications as SKYLOOK,
UFO Journal, Pursuit,
and the GATE.
Stan has been recognized for his paper published in the
UFO Symposium Proceedings titled "UFO's
in Relation to Creature Sightings in Pennsylvania."
This paper has been quoted extensively by other researchers
worldwide. Many books have given Stan credit for his research.
Among these are: Creatures of
the Outer Edge, by Clark and Coleman; UFO
Dynamics, by Dr. Berthold E. Schwarz; The
Bigfoot Casebook, and Alien
Animals, by Bord; Bigfoot,
by Slate and Berry; and Bigfoot
On the East Coast by Rick Berry.
Stan was the Editor of the PASU
Data Exchange, a newsletter covering current
cases of phenomena being investigated in Pennsylvania.
The newsletter was basically an exchange publication,
and for keeping researchers, the news media, and law enforcement
agencies aware of current activity. Stan is a regular
feature columnist for The GATE,
a magazine covering many types of strange occurrences,
1998, Gordon released a 92-minute video documentary on
the Kecksburg Case, which he produced titled Kecksburg
The Untold Story. This was the winner
of the 1998 EBE film award as the "Best
Historical UFO Documentary" by the 8th
Annual International UFO Congress in February
MUFON 2000 International UFO Symposium