A primary reason for that ongoing discussion more than 50 years later is the annual Kecksburg UFO Festival hosted by the local volunteer fire company.
In many communities without what many believe was an acorn-shaped craft engraved with strange symbols that crashed nearby in 1965, it would be a standard firemen’s carnival.
The event includes a corn-hole tournament, truck burnout competition, bed race, craft show, parade, food vendors and the other trappings of a community celebration.
However, in Kecksburg it also includes UFO, paranormal and Bigfoot speakers and displays. The UFO-Paranormal Conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.