Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Socorro Craft – Before 1964 – and a 1957 Soviet-Built UFO

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Rich Reynolds By Rich Reynolds
The UFO Iconoclast(s)
© InterAmerica, Inc.
Fate March 1958
     Fate magazine issues of the late 1950s in articles by Frank Edwards, John C. Ross, and Curtis Fuller (Fate’s editor) contained a number of egg-shaped UFO sightings in the Southwestern corridor between Levelland, Texas (outside Lubbock, where the famous lights were photographed) and the UFO hot spots in New Mexico: Roswell, White Sands at Alamogordo, Socorro, et cetera.

We and our Spanish colleague. Jose Caravaca, have covered the many egg-shaped UFO sightings in the literature.

It seems that Lonnie Zamora witnessed one of the penultimate [sic] egg-shaped UFOs in our time.

Did Police Officer Zamora see an extraterrestrial craft that was unique to a certain race of alien visitors, who no longer sojourn here?

Did he see an Earth-created prototype that was abandoned by the end of the 1960s?

We can’t know.

And then in that Fate issue, pictured above, there is this bit of news:

Russian Saucer

Fate cites legitimate sources for its succinct story, about a Russian flying saucer.

But nothing more was written about it.

Were there egg-shaped and flying saucer prototypes extant in the 1950s and early 1960s; prototypes that account for numerous UFO sightings but which have no bearing on the UFO phenomenon, as it exists, in toto, in the literature?

How can ufological researchers discern what was or is prototypical from what is a real enigma?

The UFO topic is saddled by the accumulated data and reports about it.

Can a clarifying, scientific approach be applied to UFOs.

We don’t think so.

The mysterious phenomenon has been besmirched beyond sensible scrutiny by the nature of its attraction to all kinds of loony conjecture.

Fringe elements have corrupted the phenomenon so very completely that any deliberate deconstruction of it is impossible.

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