Sunday, August 20, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Was the Socorro incident an elaborate hoax ?

Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 | Comment icon 111 comments


Image credit: (PD)

 
Anthony Bragalia has been investigating the famous case of Officer Lonnie Zamora's UFO encounter.

In 1964, Zamora had been chasing a speeding vehicle near Socorro in New Mexico when he heard a loud noise and witnessed a flame in the sky about half a mile away. A short distance further along the road he observed a strange shiny object with two figures standing next to it and decided to stop to offer assistance. As he approached them the loud noise started up again, flames shot out from beneath the object and it took off in to the sky and across the countryside.

While the story has been regarded as a well known UFO/ET case for years, new research has revealed that the truth behind what happened that day may be more down to Earth. Anthony Bragalia believes he has uncovered enough evidence to conclude that the incident was actually a hoax perpetrated by students of the New Mexico Institute of Technology.

"For over four and a half decades many around the world have wondered about the true nature of the sighting of a landed unidentified flying object that was reported on the ground and then taking off by Officer Lonnie Zamora in Socorro, NM in 1964."

  View: Full article

 Source: The Bragalia Files


  Discuss: View comments (111)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #102 Posted by Kludge808 on 27 August, 2012, 8:10
Cheers Kludge Cheers, old friend. Thanks for the kind words mate. Dunno about kind. I'm just being honest as I always am. Well, except for some of the whoppers I had to tell to get the goat here. C-17 loadmasters are sooo picky! Capeo was a member here some time ago, and one sharp cookie, I do miss his insights. Sounds like one of the Good Guys and like someone I would have liked to have known. I think Zoser has guys like me all wrong, I would be as excited as Zoser to see aliens visit, I just do not like others dragging me into their fantasies, mine are twisted enough as it is. Twisted fantas... [More]
Comment icon #103 Posted by Cpl599 on 27 August, 2012, 22:38
Zamora was a cop. While some may take issue with this, police forces do not employ "blind confused idiots." You've never been to New Orleans have you?
Comment icon #104 Posted by Kludge808 on 28 August, 2012, 6:07
You've never been to New Orleans have you? ROFLMAO! Okay, most police forces don't ...
Comment icon #105 Posted by Tommy13 on 16 November, 2012, 15:09
In February 2011, I was on a boat about 200 miles WWN of Socorro heading to Clarion Island. At around 3am, I woke up and after using the head, I walked onto the open deck. There was a man suffering from low back pain and could not sleep due to the pounding of the boat. While facing the back of the boat and off to right, came a glowing disc shaped object from what appeared to be right out of the water. It went straight about 100kft and banked a 90degree turn out towards the pacific and disappeared with in 5 seconds. Both of us saw it, however the other individual remained calm, unexcited and no... [More]
Comment icon #106 Posted by Sweetpumper on 16 November, 2012, 15:21
I think you've got the wrong Socorro.
Comment icon #107 Posted by zoser on 8 September, 2013, 12:43
In July of 1965, In Valensole, France, a farmer named Maurice Masse claimed that he saw two children standing in his field. Masse was attempting to find a solution to why his lavender crop had bare spots of ground. As Masse approached the "children," he noticed an unusual object close by. Now with a much closer view, the children were not children at all, but "strange looking beings." Masse described them as having large, bald heads, pasty faces, and huge, slanted eyes that stared out at him. He also related that they were wearing coveralls of some sort, and one of them was holding a tube-like... [More]
Comment icon #108 Posted by Sweetpumper on 25 April, 2014, 18:19
Effort To Debunk Socorro UFO Landing Crushed http://www.theufochronicles.com/2014/04/hoax-theory-for-socorro-ufo-is-quashed.html http://www.theufochronicles.com/2014/04/egg-shaped-ufo-lands-and-takes-off.html Socorro UFO Landing; 50 Years Ago Today http://www.theufochronicles.com/2014/04/socorro-ufo-landing-50-years-ago-today.html
Comment icon #109 Posted by psyche101 on 29 April, 2014, 2:32
Effort To Debunk Socorro UFO Landing Crushed http://www.theufochr...is-quashed.html http://www.theufochr...-takes-off.html Socorro UFO Landing; 50 Years Ago Today http://www.theufochr...-ago-today.html Gosh that is an awful website, with my eyes still healing somewhat, it's become literally painful to view. Nasty colour scheme. Looks cheap. Anyway, here is Kevin Randles article at his website. I have to say I have respect for Kevin Randle, and this I thought from his article significant. LINK (Words, not Youtube, and actually readable) Finally I turn to my old nemesis, Dr. Charles Moore (seen ... [More]
Comment icon #110 Posted by Sweetpumper on 4 June, 2014, 14:52
On October 23, 2012, I received unsolicited contact by Richard T. Holder, Jr., son of Captain Richard T. Holder who was Up-Range Commander at the White Sands Proving Ground on Friday, April 24, 1964, when the Socorro CE III case occurred.My habit usually is, if I respond to unsolicited correspondence at all, to seek confirmation of who the writer might really be. Well, at my request, Captain Holder's son, provided me very good evidence of his identity. He confirmed that I was correct, telling me that his father, Captain Holder, had suggested to Lonnie Zamora that he publicly conceal the actual... [More]
Comment icon #111 Posted by DONTEATUS on 5 June, 2014, 2:10
ANd the Car Sucked too !


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5969907
256953
168854

 
 Cryptozoology, Myths and Legends
  Sasquatch nests eDNA study
  In search of the Yeti
  Meet the squonk
 Stories, Sightings & Experiences
  I Need Help Understanding Myself
  Pulsating light
  Three knocks woke me up twice
'Apocalyptic' cloud hangs over town in Brazil
8-19-2017
Residents of Teixeira de Freitas were treated to a rather unusual and unnerving spectacle this week.
Mysterious doors appear across Nova Scotia
8-19-2017
The freestanding doors have turned up in several towns, leaving local residents scratching their heads.
Can the Yellowstone supervolcano be stopped ?
8-19-2017
NASA has come up with an ambitious new plan to cool down the supervolcano by using it as an energy source.
Mars rovers to focus on the search for life
8-18-2017
Two upcoming Mars rover missions will attempt to determine if the Red Planet was once home to life.
Other news in this category
Eden Project UFO revealed as publicity stunt
Posted 7-25-2017 | 14 comments
Videos and pictures of an alleged UFO over Cornwall have turned out to be part of a promotional exercise....
 
Mystery surrounds black 'smoke vortex' UFOs
Posted 7-14-2017 | 13 comments
A peculiar aerial phenomenon has been sighted in countries all across the world in recent years....
 
Diamond-shaped 'UFO' appears over Siberia
Posted 7-9-2017 | 21 comments
Footage allegedly recorded at the time of the sighting has since managed to make its way on to YouTube....
 
70 years on, Roswell continues to intrigue
Posted 7-8-2017 | 119 comments
Today marks 70 years since the recovery of a 'flying disc' at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico....
 
UFO dossier covered up using EU legislation
Posted 7-6-2017 | 10 comments
The Civil Aviation Authority has been using an EU law to withhold information about pilot UFO sightings....
 
UK UFO files have finally been released
Posted 6-24-2017 | 15 comments
The National Archives has published a collection of 15 Ministry of Defence files on the subject of UFOs....
 
Kurt Russell was mystery Phoenix Lights pilot
Posted 6-19-2017 | 15 comments
The pilot who famously reported witnessing the 1997 Phoenix Lights was actually actor Kurt Russell....
 
UFO drama 'Blue Book' inspired by real events
Posted 5-29-2017 | 5 comments
'Back to the Future' director Robert Zemeckis will be producing a new TV series about Project Blue Book....
 
UFO dossier may be released after UK election
Posted 5-22-2017 | 12 comments
A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future....
 
Australian UFO group quizzed over tax funds
Posted 5-19-2017 | 5 comments
An investigation has been launched after it emerged that the group had received almost $6,000 in grants....
 
California is home to the most UFO sightings
Posted 5-1-2017 | 13 comments
More UFOs have been reported over California than any other US state, claims a new book on UFO encounters....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ