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Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Socorro-like Sighting (in the same time-frame/locale)


Artist's (wrong) rendition of the La Madera sighting

26 April 1964 12:30 La Madera, New Mexico, USA

A bright, metallic, egg-shaped object was seen on the ground.

At 12:30 p.m. Orlando Gallegos observed a bright, metallic, egg-shaped object about 70 meters away, on the ground, north of La Madera, New Mexico . Blue flames appeared to circle the base of the machine, which was silent and about the length of a telephone pole. Scorch marks and four imprints were found, according to Police Capt. Martin Vigil.

Also on the same day, a thirty-foot wide silver, inverted bathtup-shaped UFO was sighted near Truth of Consequences, New Mexico by a Mr. Mitropolis. It was seen a quarter of a mile to the east, flew up over a mountain, then down out of sight near the Caballo Reservoir. Orlando Gallegos observed a bright, metallic, egg-shaped object about 70 meters away, on the ground, north of La Madera. Blue flames appeared to circle the base of the machine, which was silent and about the length of a telephone pole.

Scorch marks and four imprints were found, according to Police Capt. Martin Vigil. An object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. Ground traces were found. Animal reactions to the object were reported.

One blue-metallic ball, about 20 feet across, around 300 feet away, was observed by one male 35-year-old witness at a ranch for over one minute (Gallegos). No sound was heard.

Source

N.B. This sighting either confirms the lunar-landing hypothesis -- the lander being tested in other New Mexico locales (a bit far-fetched) or Zamora's craft made other appearances or landings, indicating something more than a lander was involved.

9 Comments:

  • There was another, less-appreciated, claim of a similar 'egg-shaped craft' in the hours before Socorro.

    The Gary Wilcox incident occurred within miles of Socorro, but included a claim of 'UFO occupants.' The two individuals identified themselves as 'Martians.' In the course of Wilcox' interaction with 'folk from elsewhere,' they warned of tragedy in the Space Race...alluding to astro/cosmonaut deaths 'within a year.'

    I uploaded an interview with Gary Wilcox (from the time) on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngMQ-BMSyTw

    Your CIA speculations will find fertile ground in his case. The incident and Wilcox' subsequent history are highly intriguing.

    Off-topic: I appreciate your comments on the Bob Taylor post and thank you for the kind words. Beyond the difference in views, you (all?) have my respect.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • Kandinsky:

    Thanks for the kind words, the comment itself, and the YouTube link, which I suggest others take a listen to.....it's interesting, as a story, as a fiction, or as a "report" by someone who experienced something strange.

    If this guy, Wilcox, is telling the truth, it's fascinating.

    If it's a hoax, then Wilcox is inventive, that's for sure.

    (I'll check out Wilcox's subsequent story too.)

    By the way, you see that your original post got through okay, even though Google/Blogger gave you an error indication. Blogger and Google are giving us fits lately...all screwed up.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • Aloha,

    Just curious : when Gary Wilcox case have been recorded at first ? I mean when appearing first in Ufology by an "evidence" we can date (by a personal letter, a newspaper, a soundband or dunno what) out this (rare ? anecdotical?) interview ?
    I ignored this case taking place the same day of Zamora sighting if I well understand -sic- and I'm a little "skeptic" without offense. Sorry :(

    Cheers,

    Gilles Fernandez

    By Blogger Gilles. F., at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • Gilles:

    Several people have told me that the Wilcox story and its aftermath will prove interesting in the context of a CIA inspired event.

    We're pursuing the details and will have more upcoming.

    Kandinsky's YouTube link should be accessed, to hear what Wilcox is relating.

    That alone is intriguing for a number of reasons.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • Oki doki Richie,
    Just in order to better known the "question" or problem from an humble SPH proponent concerning the UFO phenomenom I'm:
    Ufology often likes and/or prefers to present the UFO cases depending on when the observation is supposed to have occurred.
    The vilain UFO-skeptic I'm (but open mind I think) also, like to know when the testimony was recorded for the first time.
    After personaly having considered the wave of 1947 or the Belgian UFO wave, I think that nuance is more than important, if you know what I mean.
    To Classify cases based on when they appear for the first time too and not only when the observation is supposed to have occurred ;)
    Regards,
    Gilles Fernandez

    By Blogger Gilles. F., at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • Gilles:

    The YouTube audio was a "gift" from Kandinsky.

    I wasn't aware of its import or even if it had any, but it leads me to a further investigation of the episode and Mr. Wilcox.

    We'll sort through the minutiae for relevant material and keep you posted, as I indicated earlier.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, May 26, 2011  

  • I personally investigated an egg-shaped craft report from PEI in the 1960s. Not at liberty to reveal the details, but it was similar to these, although the description of the shape was a bit more spherical.

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Friday, May 27, 2011  

  • Another little thing.
    In the link provided ( http://www.ufodna.com/uf18/uf9/189433.htm ), we are not sure the location proposed by a "google map" link is correct ? It seems "La Madera" is more on the north east of Albuquerque city, and not in the south east of the city as proposed here.
    Someone can confirm if the location proposed is correct or not please ?
    Regards,
    Gilles.

    By Blogger Gilles. F., at Friday, May 27, 2011  

  • Gilles -- mon ami!

    Yes, La Madera is north-east of Albuquerque.

    We'll have an extensive posting about the sighting later today, once we get through our mishmash about the Jacobsen book, which we're working on for some UFO friends who want to see her book, Area 51, demolished because it's a fraud.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, May 27, 2011  

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