KECKSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Kecksburg UFO Festival kicked off this weekend, celebrating Laurel Highlands’ paranormal past.

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The event is hosted by the Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department, and this is the 14th year the festival has been celebrated.

The paranormal-themed UFO festival is features guest speakers, costumes, fireworks, games, and vendors with souvenirs for UFO enthusiasts.

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More than 50 years ago, on Dec. 9, 1965, some people claim they saw a UFO smash into the woods outside of Kecksburg. Others say it was space junk, a meteor or nothing at all.

Either way, Kecksburg isn’t missing the chance to celebrate. The festival stretches from July 26 to July 28.

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