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Eldorado

70yrs since Farmington mass UFO sighting

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Eldorado

"Farmington has reached the 70th anniversary of one of the more sensational events in its history this week, but it's a safe bet to say few residents will pay much attention to that milestone – or even be aware of it.

"From March 16 to March 18 in 1950, the city experienced a mass UFO sighting, with some reports indicating "hundreds" of residents saw strange objects in the sky in broad daylight over the three-day period.

"Their accounts were reported in breathless fashion not just in this publication — "HUGE 'SAUCER' ARMADA JOLTS FARMINGTON" screamed the banner headline on page 1 of The Daily Times on March 18, 1950 – but in many others as well.

"Those include The Santa Fe New Mexican ("Farmington 'Invaded' by Saucer Squadron") and the Las Vegas (New Mexico) Daily Optic ("'Space Ships' Cause Sensation")."

Full article at the Farmington Daily Times: Link

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Tuco's Gas

Looks like a film anomoly, likely caused by sun glare on camera lens.

Why are the saucers not round?

Why is there apparent cloudy obscuration of discs when they were supposed to be below clouds?

The lack of depth in the pic, which makes the UFOs seem too low also hints that the anomaly was due to some sort of lens or film issue.

Just my two cents.

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Tuco's Gas
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9 minutes ago, Tuco's Gas said:

Looks like a film anomoly, likely caused by sun glare on camera lens.

Why are the saucers not round?

Why is there apparent cloudy obscuration of discs when they were supposed to be below clouds?

The angle of the "saucers" is also all wrong for flight: they look to be vertically oriented instead of horizontal and parallel to the ground. Indeed, few shapes of aircraft could be less aerodynamically optimal than a vertical disc.

The lack of depth in the pic, which makes the UFOs seem too low also hints that the anomaly was due to some sort of lens or film issue. As does the aforementioned horizontally situated saucer.

And with " hundreds of witnesses" this is the best pic?"

Just my two cents.

 

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Desertrat56
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My parents grew up in that area.  There was also a supposed crash in a canyon near the town they grew up in in 1948.   And calling Farmington a city 70 years ago was ambitious.  It is still a small town but has grown a lot because of the oil industry.

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Eldorado
2 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

My parents grew up in that area.  There was also a supposed crash in a canyon near the town they grew up in in 1948.   And calling Farmington a city 70 years ago was ambitious.  It is still a small town but has grown a lot because of the oil industry.

Hiya!  :st

Did they ever tell you about a mass UFO sighting?

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Desertrat56
31 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

Hiya!  :st

Did they ever tell you about a mass UFO sighting?

No.  My dad told about a newspaper article from the 50's headlined "Before Roswell had it's crash we had our own" and it detailed the crash.  It was on the wall of hoaxes at the Roswell museum in the 90's.  My dad said that the reporter had a monthly article that he would take from the New York Times and spoof, making it about Aztec, NM.  Everyone thought it was quite funny but nowadays the crash date is after the Roswell crash date and it is taken more seriously.  The library was able to earn enough money for a new building by hosting a UFO Symposium that included a tour of the crash site for 11 years.  They had a lot of the big names attend.  That is where I met Linda Moulton Howe, Timothy Good, Travis Walton and a few others.  My parents were kids in the 40's and teenagers in the 50's they did not pay attention to that.  I never heard any of the other relative mention it either.  But I have seen the article from the Farmington paper.

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