Stan Gordon: The Elusive Bigfoot

Stan GordonStan Gordon has over 40 years of experience investigating unexplained phenomena. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and is recognized as one of the premier experts on UFO’s, Bigfoot, Cryptids, and unexplained events.

Mr. Gordon will be at the Scottdale Public Library on March 23, 2023 at 6:00pm to hold an informational seminar about the elusive Bigfoot. Spaces usually go quick for Stan’s seminars so be sure to click the link below to register.


Born October 30, 1949 in Pittsburgh, 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. Stan’s interest in UFO’s and other unusual happenings began at age 10.

Since 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. P ASU 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 (1987) of the annual MUFON “Meritorious Achievement in A UFO Investigation Award.”

Stan 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 of Experts, Authorities, and Spokespersons, formerly called the Talk Show Guest Directory. He is also listed in The International Who’s Who in UFOlogy Directory.

Stan has been featured in dozens of news stories about his investigations. He was featured in an April 29, 1982 Associated Press 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 Globe.

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, The MUFON UFO Journal, Pursuit, and the GATE.

Stan has been recognized for his paper published in the 1974 MUFON 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, published quarterly. For information on the GATE. write: Beth Robbins. Editor, P.O. Box 43516, Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143.


Since 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. Stan has been the primary investigator of the event for many years.

Additional Media and Publication Exposure

Stan has appeared on Inside Edition, and A Current Affair, and has been invited on other TV talk shows as well. In 1989 Stan was visited by a TV crew from NIPPON TV of Tokyo, Japan, who interviewed various witnesses about UFO encounters in Pennsylvania. He also was featured in other TV specials including Prime Time on PBS. He also appeared on Sightings for the FOX network.

Stan was featured in NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries Season Premiere on September 19, 1990 concerning the Kecksburg incident. The program was rerun on February 27,1991, and many times since then. Evening Magazine, Westinghouse Group W Broadcasting for CBS produced a special report on the Kecksburg crash also in 1990. Time Life’s book series, Mysteries of the Unknown featured the Kecksburg incident of 1965 in its edition Alien Encounters, published in August 1992.

When a major UFO or other unexplained phenomena event occurs in Pennsylvania, quite often it is Stan Gordon that the media looks to for an answer. Many of the UFO reports which Stan receives are quite often a referral from a news media, law enforcement, or a state or federal agency source. Stan continues to be the subject of many news items and publications. He was featured in Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine and a two-part series in the Scene Magazine. In March 1992, news of his research was carried on the AP news wire. In March of 1993, he assisted Paramount Pictures with the promotion of their new movie “Fire in the Sky” when it was previewed in Pittsburgh.

Biographical Information provided by: UFO EVIDENCE – Scientific Study of the UFO Phenomenon

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