UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Aztec -- not the culture, but the 1948 UFO crash


Mike McClellan had a copyrighted article in the October 1975 issue of Official UFO magazine (pictured above) about the alleged Aztec UFO crash.

Mr. McClellan’s piece led off with witness testimony by Robert Spencer Carr, and ended with a rebuttal of that testimony, resulting in the “hoax” epithet appended the (in)famous Scully tale.

The piece, if you can access it, presents a nice time-line for the story, with details about what was supposedly found – alien bodies (described as indicated below) – and what made McClellan dismiss the story as a hoax.
 The current Scott Ramsey book about Aztec, being discussed at Kevin Randle’s blog, brings on a renewed “hoax” evaluation.

But Frank Warren, like us, think that Aztec can’t be dismissed out of hand. It has as much cachet as Roswell and wasn’t buried in the same way as Roswell was after the Army presented its balloon explanation.

Paul Kimball, Mr. Randle and others kick Aztec to the side of the road, and provide their views in support of such dismissive action.

The Ramseys and Frank Warren are loath to follow suit.

I’ve always thought after reading Scully’s book (and using it for my first High School book report) that there was meat to the story.

And the allegations of fraud by Silas Newton (and Leo GeBauer), instigated by San Francisco reporter J.P. Cahn were a disinformation action proposed by government agencies.

If you find the Aztec “crash” story intriguing, and you should, whether it’s a hoax or real event, you would do well to get your hands on Mr. McClellan’s pithy piece in Official UFO magazine.

Aztec is as frothy as Roswell, just as the affidated (Fritz Werner) Kingman Incident is.

Such UFO events tell us how such stories gain and then lose ground.

The investigations and reportage are all the stories are subject to the vicissitudes of bias and/or belief, not scientific or objective scrutiny.

That has nothing to do with UFOs or flying saucers per se, but it does tell us why we’re beset by information that keeps us befuddled and without acumen in credible circles.

RR