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Was the Socorro incident an elaborate hoax ?

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

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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."

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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 Socorro UFO Landing; 50 Years Ago Today
Comment icon #109 Posted by psyche101 on 29 April, 2014, 2:32
Effort To Debunk Socorro UFO Landing Crushed 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 !

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