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Return of the X-Files

By Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca

Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them? NASA agreed over the weekend to go back and search its archives for information about a UFO incident in 1965 in Pennsylvania as a result of a journalist's lawsuit. New York-based Leslie Kean sued the space agency four years ago for information pertaining to the crash, saying the public had a right to know. It now looks like a judge agrees with Kean.

What is known is that something moved across the sky and crashed in the woods near Kecksburg, about 65 kilometres southwest of Pittsburgh. Soldiers kept the curious away from the site while the Air Force explained it as meteors. A flatbed truck, however, was spotted driving away from the site towing something acorn-shaped and the size of a Volkswagen bus.

Kean has argued that documents turned over by NASA so far have not been relevant and U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has agreed, forcing the agency to reopen its books on the matter.

We applaud Kean's determination; our only advice should she visit the archives would be to avoid using any entrance where cigarette-smoking men might be laying in wait.

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