This was the same UFO that LaPaz stated was definitely not a meteorite either.
Subject: AFOSI Case 18; Green Fireball Event Witnssed in New Mexico
Date: January 30, 1949
Location: Near Amarillo and Lamesa, TX
This case is listed for the record, since it has been incorrectly listed as a New Mexico case for so many years. Sighted and photographed in New Mexico, this event took place in Texas. It is listed in the updated catalog of BB unknowns by Brad Sparks:
Jan. 30, 1949. Near Amarillo (at 34°50' N, 104°5' W) to near Lamesa (at 32°48' N, 102°22' W), Texas. 5:54 p.m. (MST). Thousands of witnesses over several states saw spectacular green fireball, N-S trajectory triangulated by Dr. Lincoln LaPaz as 12 mile altitude over Amarillo area descending slightly on nearly horizontal 143-mile path to near Lamesa disappearing about 8 miles altitude. No noise except slight hissing. 100+ witnesses interviewed. (Sparks; FOIA).
Edited by TheMacGuffin, 23 November 2012 - 07:18 AM.