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This excerpt is from UFOs over New Mexico:

Of all the states in the United States, New Mexico has one of the most complex histories of UFO and extraterrestrial encounters. Sightings began as early as 1880. However, it wasn't until the arrival of the Atomic Age in 1945 that UFO activity explodes. Perhaps because of its research into atomics, the state of New Mexico---in some ways perhaps more than any other state---became the focused target of the UFO phenomenon....

The first sightings to gather widespread attention occurred in 1947, when a gigantic UFO super-wave swept across the United States. In New Mexico, much of the activity was concentrated over military and atomic installations. This was also the year of the now-famous Roswell UFO crash, forever putting New Mexico on the front lines of UFO research.

In 1949 and 1950, New Mexico was uniquely targeted by a wave of mysterious green fireballs---causing great concern at high levels of the Air Force.

The 1950s and 1960s brought dozens of "classic cases" including the Farmington UFO display, the Socorro Landing, continuing visitations over White Sands, Holloman AFB, Kirtland AFB and other sensitive installations... . From 1948 to 1965, Project Blue Book investigated scores of New Mexico cases, more than two dozen of which remain unidentified....

New Mexico, although one of the less populated states, ranks well above average in the number of UFO sightings as compared to other states.




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This excerpt is from UFOs over New Mexico:

Of all the states in the United States, New Mexico has one of the most complex histories of UFO and extraterrestrial encounters. Sightings began as early as 1880. However, it wasn't until the arrival of the Atomic Age in 1945 that UFO activity explodes. Perhaps because of its research into atomics, the state of New Mexico---in some ways perhaps more than any other state---became the focused target of the UFO phenomenon....

The first sightings to gather widespread attention occurred in 1947, when a gigantic UFO super-wave swept across the United States. In New Mexico, much of the activity was concentrated over military and atomic installations. This was also the year of the now-famous Roswell UFO crash, forever putting New Mexico on the front lines of UFO research.

In 1949 and 1950, New Mexico was uniquely targeted by a wave of mysterious green fireballs---causing great concern at high levels of the Air Force.

The 1950s and 1960s brought dozens of "classic cases" including the Farmington UFO display, the Socorro Landing, continuing visitations over White Sands, Holloman AFB, Kirtland AFB and other sensitive installations... . From 1948 to 1965, Project Blue Book investigated scores of New Mexico cases, more than two dozen of which remain unidentified....

New Mexico, although one of the less populated states, ranks well above average in the number of UFO sightings as compared to other states.



See previously featured quotes on the following pages:
Voices Archives for the current year
2019 Voices Archives
2018 Voices Archives
[Voices Archives from 2017 were lost in a computer crash]
2016 Voices Archives
2015 Voices Archives
2014 Voices Archives
2013 Voices Archives
2012 Voices Archives
2011 Voices Archives


Photo Credits
Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.


Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2019.

Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the July 2020 installment.