Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the September 2017 installment.
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the September 2017 installment.
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This excerpt is from New Mexico Journey, July/August 2017. It refers to an incident that occurred in San Antonio, NM, three weeks after the first atomic bomb was tested at White Sands Proving Ground in July 1945.

"Jose Padilla, 9, and Remigio Baca, 7, were searching for cattle when they heard a loud crunching sound. They followed the smoke, where they found a partially buried, oblong craft, wrote journalist Ben Moffett in his Mountain Mail newspaper story. He reported that the boys said they looked at the aircraft from a distance through binoculars and were startled to see strange, distressed creatures.

'They had big, bulgy eyes; we don't know whether they were exactly 4 feet tall. It's just an estimate ... and they were real thin, [with] needle-thin arms,' said Baca, who was in his 70s ... when he recounted the incident in a 2010 interview with UFO researcher and writer Paola Harris....

Army personnel soon converged at the site, bulldozed a wide road through Padilla's ranchland, and loaded the craft onto a huge trailer over a period of days. Baca told the reporter that the military also asked the witnesses to remain silent about what they saw.

The official explanation? The wreckage was a downed weather balloon...."





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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 2010-2017.

This excerpt is from New Mexico Journey, July/August 2017. It refers to an incident that occurred in San Antonio, NM, three weeks after the first atomic bomb was tested at White Sands Proving Ground in July 1945.

"Jose Padilla, 9, and Remigio Baca, 7, were searching for cattle when they heard a loud crunching sound. They followed the smoke, where they found a partially buried, oblong craft, wrote journalist Ben Moffett in his Mountain Mail newspaper story. He reported that the boys said they looked at the aircraft from a distance through binoculars and were startled to see strange, distressed creatures.

'They had big, bulgy eyes; we don't know whether they were exactly 4 feet tall. It's just an estimate ... and they were real thin, [with] needle-thin arms,' said Baca, who was in his 70s ... when he recounted the incident in a 2010 interview with UFO researcher and writer Paola Harris....

Army personnel soon converged at the site, bulldozed a wide road through Padilla's ranchland, and loaded the craft onto a huge trailer over a period of days. Baca told the reporter that the military also asked the witnesses to remain silent about what they saw.

The official explanation? The wreckage was a downed weather balloon...."



See previously featured quotes on the following pages:
Voices Archives for the current year
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 2010-2017.

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