Born in 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 UFO/Bigfoot series of sightings and encounters which occurred in Pennsylvania. He founded the Westmoreland County UFO Study Group in 1970, which expanded to the Pennsylvania Center For UFO Research in 1975. In 1981 he founded the Pennsylvania Association For the Study Of The Unexplained. PASU was an all volunteer statewide research unit which ceased operation in November of 1993. Stan was also the Pennsy1vania State Director of the Mutual UFO Network for many years. Stan was the first recipient (1978) of the annual MUFON "Meritorious Achievement in A UFO Investigation Award." 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. .