UFO Conjectures

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Why all the confusion about the 1964 Socorro UFO sighting?

Noted Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca has been looking, for a while now, at the 1964 Socorro "UFO" sighting which is currently on tap at Kevin Randle's site [kevinrandle.blogspot.com] where the insignia/symbol is being discussed.

As many of you know, that symbol has been a prime interest to me (as it is to Jose, and Kevin too).

For me, it is the "smoking gun" that will source the object seen and reported by police officer Lonnie Zamora.

In Jose's diligent pursuit of a meaning for the Zamora/Socorro event, he was able to get comment from Richard Holder Jr., son of Captain Richard Holder Sr. who, allegedly, had Officer Zamora alter a drawing of the Socorro symbol to prevent copycat "UFO witnesses" from using the drawing (recreation) of the symbol in a hoax attempt.

That rationale for altering the drawing eludes me. This is a photo of AF Captain Holder, Sr.:
Richard Holder Jr. has responded to Jose and Ray Stanford, the first ufologist to approach the sighting in 1964, writing an oddly named book that has become the "bible" (to many) for the 1964 event.

Here's Mr. Stanford's take on the matter, at Frank Warren's UFO Chronicles web-site.

While Holder Jr. doesn't wish to get embroiled, publicly,  in the symbol brouhaha, I won't include his missive to Jose Caravaca, except to quote the last paragraph, which should enthuse UFO buffs to get at the matter if they see Holder Jr.'s comment as significant:

"There is one additional resource related to my father that has never surfaced.  His original and full report that did include many more details including some not known to the public, for his superiors has never been mentioned or seen.  The short summary report by him in the Project Blue Book cases of the records that had been released is not it.  There are no questions about my father being involved, so where is the copy of his report now that it's public records?"


Another (better?) way to decipher the Ramey Memo

French UFO skeptic Gilles Fernandez thinks that the VISAR program I proposed to decipher the Roswell Ramey memo may not be able to do what I suggested, and he may be right.

VISAR used, in the Science Channel airing, a sequence of video frames to overlay imagery in such a way as to clean up the innate blurriness of the video being scrutinized.

(Nevertheless, I think the program is worth a try.)

But, again, let me emphasize that there are a number of programs that might be sought out to decipher the memo, if anyone (David Rudiak?) really wants to know what the Ramey memo "says."

Here's an item about a passage from a burnt segment of The Dead Sea Scrolls that Biblical researchers used to read the corrupted copy:
A burnt ancient scroll found in 1970 has finally been deciphered thanks to advanced digital technology. Four and a half decades after its discovery, the scroll was recently revealed to contain a passage from the Book of Leviticus. Excavated from the Torah ark of a Byzantine-period synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel, the scroll had been victim to a fire that raged through the entire village. The scroll is considered to be the oldest Hebrew Bible scroll discovered since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Furthermore, the discovery represents the first time a Torah scroll has been excavated from an ancient synagogue.

The article about his may be read by clicking HERE.