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1964 UFO Landing in Socorro County

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One spectacular UFO landing that will never go away is that of the 1964 UFO landing in Socorro County

New Mexico that was witnessed by a police officer named Lonnie Zamora. The events leading up to the landing started at 5:45 PM in the month of April. Zamora gave up a chase of a speeding car when he saw an orange, bluish flame in the sky coming from the area of a dynamite shack. He started heading that way and gave the information he had seen to his dispatcher.


What he saw next, would stay with him until the day he died. He was looking at an oval shaped object that was shiny, had no windows and no signs of a door. Zamora was looking at a space ship. He then saw two beings that appeared child size with white overalls. One of the beings jumped as if it was startled when it saw Zamora. What would happen next, it what makes this landing so famous.


He called his dispatcher to report what he was looking at and where he was. Then the oval object sent out a loud roar and bluish flames from the underneath side. It lifted off the ground and head to the southeast. After conducting an investigation, the officers on scene learned that other calls had come in about the bluish flame in the same area at about the same time.


A Public Safety Service worker in Las Vegas analyzed the sandy mixture from the area under the object and determined that it was an organic material that not identifiable. Shortly after the call, Air Force personal showed up and remove all materials and documentation. Two other witnesses described what they saw that night as they were passing through Socorro.


They described the one thing that made it apparent that they had seen the same thing as the officer. They had seen a red marking on the oval shape. They said that it looked like a "Z" and the officer saw the coloring, but could not say what it was.


A report released by Hector Quintanilla, who was the head of the Air Force "Project Blue Book" had this to say:


"There is no doubt that Lonnie Zamora saw an object which left quite an impression on him. There is also no question about Zamora's reliability. He is a serious police officer, a pillar of his church, and a man well versed in recognizing airborne vehicles in his area. He is puzzled by what he saw, and frankly, so are we. This is the best-documented case on record, and still we have been unable, in spite of thorough investigation, to find the vehicle or other stimulus that scared Zamora to the point of panic."


Although this appears to be a cover up by the Air Force, it would not be the first time. Remember Roswell and all the other strange things that happen in the dark of night that are swept under the carpet? This is just one of the first of many cover-ups that could prove or disprove life in outer space.