Ufology’s “smoking guns” – the Socorro insignia (this time)
Over at our friend Kevin Randle’s blog is a posting about the 1964 Socorro event, witnessed by Police Officer Lonnia Zamora, one of the exemplary witnesses in all of UFO lore.
Kevin presents the episode in his meticulous way, as usual, and then the UFO crazies are allowed their say in his commentary section.
Comments by UFO buffs is where the whole topic of UFOs falls apart. Those who have an opinion lack logic, common sense, and realistic loquacity.
Kevin believes in democracy and lets stand such obvious idiocies.
But it’s infuriating to us who try to be as intelligent as possible when it comes to examining UFO stories, old and new.
In the case of Socorro, the smoking gun, as I keep nagging, is that insignia that Zamora saw and drew.
The problem is that the symbol or insignia has two interpretations and no one knows for sure which one is the authentic insignia:
Ray Stanford insists it’s the inverted V with three lines through it. Others, including me, think it’s the haloed arrow.
The search for the source of that insignia has been grueling and long, once linked to a story of a balloon expedition by a paper company that allegedly landed in Socorro on the date of the Zamora-witnessed UFO.
Whether it’s the inverted V or the haloed arrow, the point is that the symbol connects us to the source of the thing seen by Officer Zamora, whether Earthly or not.
A fellow once gave us an interpretation based upon the logo used by Howard Hughes’s Toolco and/or aircraft company.
But that turns out not to be conclusive. (See responses to Zoam Chomsky’s ideas put forth at Kevin Blogs. Zoam, and others, seems unfamiliar with our long-ago dissertations of the Hughes’ efforts hat might explain the Socorro incident.)
At any rate, like the Ramey memo, if one can decipher the Socorro symbol, they will have solved the sighting, just as they might solve other classic UFO episodes by seeking the “smoking guns.”