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Sunday, August 19, 2012

A nail in the Socorro Hoax coffin?

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Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca provides one more UFO sighting, from 1973, that seems to indicate that egg-shaped UFOs made appearances all over the place in a time-frame that surrounds the Socorro/Zamora encounter....confirming that iconic 1964 encounter as something more than a misinterpretation of a prototype Earth craft or a prank that Officer Zamora was taken in by.

Click HERE for the account, which Senor Caravaca found at  http://www.mysteriousaustralia.com/bluemountains-triangle-ch5.html

RR

8 Comments:

  • As I'm putting the final touches on my book, I came across this short passage, which may be of interest:

    "A salt-of-the-earth family I know in Prince Edward Island once told me a story about what appeared to be a silvery, egg-shaped object surrounded by a bright light that appeared in a field near their house in the mid-1960s. It was witnessed by several family members for a minute or two, and then flew away. They thought it was some sort of 'forerunner'. For those not familiar with the term, the legendary Maritime folklorist Helen Creighton defined it in Bluenose Ghosts as a 'supernatural warning of approaching events… usually connected with impending death.'

    Even when someone around here has described something to me that most people elsewhere would categorize as a UFO case, like the egg-shaped object in the field noted above, they often place it within a more supernatural framework. If someone in New Mexico had relayed the egg-shaped object story, it probably would have been aliens; in the Maritimes, it was viewed as a forerunner, but it just as easily might have been seen as a will ‘o the wisp, or a phantom ship. As Creighton wrote, 'The supernatural in Nova Scotia is… a part of our way of life.'”

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • Do you know if there was any death or other bad happenstance for those who saw the apparition, Paul?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • Indeed there was. Later that day a neighbour who was also a friend was killed in a car accident not too far from the farm (ironically, on his way to a funeral). Some would see that as pure coincidence. Others would see it as... well, a forerunner.

    I realize that some people have trouble with witness accounts of anything, but I knew these people very well, and they were of impeccable character. Unfortunately, I made a promise not to release their names - they were interested in what I thought of their experience, but didn't want any publicity, although they did give me permission to recount the story without revealing their identities.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • Thanks, Paul...

    This is the kind of story that has value, com
    ing from a reliable reporter, about reliable people.

    It would be great if all accounts, UFO and otherwise, were vetted this way.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • The one thing I didn't ask them was whether they thought it was a forerunner before they heard of the death, or whether they made the association between the two events afterwards. Next time I see them, I''ll have to do that.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • And, Paul, it might be interesting if some enterprising, energetic UFO newbie would do the legwork to see if some UFO sightings (some!) prefigure dire (forerunner-like) events, involving the observer(s).

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • Alas, if only UFO researchers had graduate assistants to do the real work for them, like tenured professors. :-)

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

  • Hahahaha....indeed.

    That would be Ufological boon.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 20, 2012  

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