Stan Gordon was trained as an electronics technician, specializing in radio communications. He worked in the advanced consumer electronics sales field for over forty years. Gordon began his interest in the UFO subject and other strange incidents at the age of ten in 1959. In the late 1960s, he acted as the telephone UFO sighting report investigations coordinator for the UFO Research Institute of Pittsburgh.
Stan began in the field investigations of UFOs and other mysterious events in 1965, and is the primary investigator of the December 9, 1965, UFO crash-recovery incident that occurred near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. In 1969, Gordon established a UFO Hot-line for the public to report UFO sightings to him to investigate.
In 1970, Gordon founded the Westmoreland County UFO Study Group (WCUFOSG), the first of three volunteer research groups which he would establish to investigate UFO sightings and other strange occurrences reported in Pennsylvania. Since November, 1993, he continues to investigate and document strange incidents from across the Keystone state as an independent researcher.
Gordon is a former PA State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and was its first recipient In 1987 of the MUFON Meritorious Achievement in a UFO investigation Award. Gordon has been involved with the investigation of thousands of mysterious encounters from across Pennsylvania. He has appeared on numerous local and network news and documentary shows, including the Syfy Channel (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel), Discovery Channel, History Channel, and Fox News Channel. He has been featured on many television shows, including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and Creepy Canada.
Gordon has been the focus of numerous national and international newspaper stories and magazine articles, some of which include the Pittsburgh Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Denver Post. He has been a guest on many national and international radio shows, including the popular radio show Coast to Coast. Gordon is also the producer of the award winning 1998 video documentary, Kecksburg: The Untold Story. He is also the author of the books, Really Mysterious Pennsylvania, and Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook. He has written numerous articles about UFOs and strange encounters, and many books and publications have included his research as well.
Stan also writes a column for the quarterly magazine, The GATE To Strange Phenomena, and a monthly column for the online monthly Southwest Pennsylvania magazine, The Swerve.
Since the late 1960’s, Gordon has been lecturing to the public on the UFO subject presenting illustrated lectures locally and nationally to social and professional groups, schools, colleges, libraries, and conferences. Among others, some of his lectures topics include a synopsis of Kecksburg UFO crash case, UFO and Bigfoot incidents, and mysterious creature encounters.
He was the keynote speaker at the first World UFO and Paranormal Expo in Denver, Colorado in 2004. Stan was a keynote speaker at the 2011 McMinnville, Oregon UFO Festival. He was a speaker at the 2012 East Coast MUFON UFO Conference in Philadelphia and the 2012 Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He also did an interview for a new 2013 TV series for Discovery Canada. Stan will have a part in the new docudrama, Mountain Devil: The Search for Frank Peterson, to be released on DVD in 2013.