Leslie Kean is a widely published investigative journalist and author of the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record, a New York Times best seller. With a foreword by former Clinton chief-of-staff John Podesta, the book includes exclusive contributions from generals, a former governor of Arizona, and other high level officials from nine countries. These sources have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations, for the first time.
Leslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist who has been published nationally and internationally. She is coauthor of Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit. Kean began publishing on the UFO subject in 2000, when her feature story about the French COMETA Report appeared in the Boston Globe. In 2002, she co-founded the Coalition for Freedom of Information (CFI), an independent alliance advocating for greater government openness on information about UFOs and for responsible coverage by the media based on a rational and credible approach. As director of the CFI, she began working on the Kecksburg UFO case in 2002, with the cooperation of Stan Gordon. Kean was the plaintiff in a successful, four-year Freedom of Information Act federal lawsuit against NASA, in which the agency was required to release hundreds of documents under court supervision. She and her coalition have launched an ongoing initiative to affect U.S. government policy so that scientists and aviation authorities can gain greater understanding of the still-unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean was a producer for the 2009 independent documentary I Know What I Saw directed by James Fox. She lives in New York. www.ufosontherecord.com