UFOs / Aliens

NEW MEXICO

ALAMOGORDO
2/14/51
(NICAP)
Two Air Force piolts saw a flat, round white object hovering at high altitude while they were watching a balloon.

ALAMOGORDO
10/7/52
(Bluebook)
8:30 p.m. Witness: USAF Lt. Bagnell. One pale blue oval, with its long axis vertical, flew straight and level for 4-5 seconds, covering 30 in that time.

ALBUQUERQUE
2/24/50
(Bluebook)
1:55 p.m. Witnesses: Municipal Airport Weather Observers Luther McDonald, Harrison Manson. One white, slightly elongated oval was watched for 1.5 minutes through a theodolite while it flew straight and level.

ALBUQUERQUE
8/25/51
(Bluebook)
9:58 p.m. Witnesses: Sandia Base Security Guard Hugh Young and wife. A flying wing- shaped craft passed over their heads at an estimated 800-1,000' altitude with no sound. Size estimated at 1.5 times wingspan of B-36 bomber,or 350'. Dark, chordwise stripes on underside, and 6-8 pairs of soft, glowing lights on trailing edge of "wing". Speed estimated at 300-400 m.p.h., object seen for about 30 seconds.

ALBUQUERQUE
5/28/52
(Bluebook)
1:45-2:40 p.m. Witnesses: two city fire department employees. Two circular objects--one shiny silver and the other orange or light brown-- were seen three times performing fast maneuvers.

ALBUQUERQUE
6/5/52
(Bluebook)
6:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt T.H. Shorey. One shiny round object flew 5-6 times as fast as an F-86 jet fighter for 6 seconds.

ALBUQUERQUE
6/7/52
(Bluebook)
11:18 a.m. Witnesses: crew of B-25 bomber #8840 at 11,500'. One rectangular aluminum object, about 6'x4', flew 250-300' below the B-25.

ALBUQUERQUE
6/8/52
(Bluebook)
10:50 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Markland. Four shiny objects flew straight and level in a diamond formation.

ALBUQUERQUE
11/27/52
(Bluebook)
12:10 p.m. Witnesses: pilot and crew chief of UAAF B-26 bomber. A series of black smoke bursts (4-3-3-4-3), similar to antiaircraft fire, was seen over a 20 minute period.C. 12:30 a.m. Witnesses: radar

ANTHONY
4/28/64
(Magonia)
Numerous witnesses, including a policeman, saw a reddish, round object hover at low level, then take off very rapidly towards the west.

ARREY
4/24/49
(McDonald)(Bluebook)
Charles B. Moore, Jr., was with four enlisted Navy personnel making a pilot balloon observation preparatory to release of a Skyhook balloon at the White Sands Proving Ground in the middle of the morning of 4/24/49. The balloon was airborne and was under observation by one of the men when Moore became aware that a white object which he took to be the balloon was in a part of the sky well away from where the theodolite operator had his instrument trained. As Moore has explained directly to me in discussing this famous case, he thought the operator had lost the balloon. Moore took over, swung the 25-power scope onto the "balloon" he had spotted, and found that it was in fact an ellipsoidal white object moving at a rapid angular velocity towards the NE. With stopwatch and recording forms at hand, it was possible for the team of five men to secure some semi-quantitative data on this sighting; Moore disengaged the vernier drives to track manually, and followed the object as it sped from the southwest into the northeast skies. At its closest approach, it was moving at about 5 degrees/sec. Just before Moore lost it in the distance to the northeast, its angular elevation began to increase, as if it were climbing, a quite significant point. The object had a horizontal length about two to three times greater than its vertical thickness. Moore never got a sufficiently clear view to identify any finer details if any were present. Another balloon was immediately released to check the slim possibility that a high-speed jet from SW to NE might have carried some airborne obJect across the sky; but the winds were blowing more or less at right angles to the object's path to the 93,000 ft level, and were rather weak (Ref. 10). The angular diameter of the object was estimated at about a minute of arc (which in the 25-power theodolite would appear to Moore as about three-fourths the apparent size of the moon).

ARTESIA
1/16/51
(Bluebook)
Time unknown. Witnesses: Two members of a balloon project from the General Mills . Aeronautical Research Laboratory, the manger of the Artesia Airport, and three pilots. The balloon crew was observing their 110' balloon at an altitude of 112,000' when a dull white, round object was spotted. It appeared larger than the balloon, but made no movement. Later, the balloon crew and the others saw two objects from the airport; flying side-by-side, they circled the balloon and flew away to the northeast. The second observation lasted about 40 seconds. Note: there is confusion over the date of this case, with some USAF records showing it as 1952; however, 1951 appears to be correct.

AZTEC
1948
(Casebook)
A UFO was purportedly tracked on radar before it crashed near here. Later said to have been proven to be a hoax.

CANNON AFB
5/18/54
(Magonia)
Two persons witnessed the landing of a lens-shaped object the size of a house. It came to the ground near the railroad tracks, kicking up a small sandstorm in the desert. One witness first decided to approach it, then ran away in fear.

CARLSBAD
3/1944
(NICAP)
An Air Force pilot saw a fast-moving UFO speed out of sight over the horizon.

CLOVIS
4/24/52
(Bluebook)
8:10 p.m. Witness: USAF light Surgeon Maj. E.L. Ellis. Many orange-amber lights, sometimes separate, sometimes fused, behaved erratically. Speed varied from motionless to very fast during 5 minute sighting.

COCHISE
1/1/55
(Bluebook)
6:44 a.m. Witnesses: instructor and student pilot in USAF B-25 bomber/trainer. A metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face, and 120- 130' in diameter, paced the B-25, showing both its edge and its face, for 5-7 minutes. Only item in case file was summary form.

COCHISE
2/1/55
(Bluebook)
20 miles east of Cochise, New Mexico. 7:55 p.m. Witnesses: Instructor Capt. D.F. Ritzdorf, aviation cadet F.W. Miller in TB-25 bomber/trainer. One red and white ball hovered off the left wing of the TB-25 for 5 minutes, then made a very fast climb. Total time of sighting was 8 minutes.

CORALLES
6/23/66
(RDUP6/16/96)
At 3:42 a.m., NASA employee Julian Sandoval saw a UFO near his home. Sandoval was working at the time for the Apollo moon project as an electrical power and environmental control engineer. Sandoval served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot/navigator with over 7,000 hours of flight time.

FARMINGTON
3/17/50
(McDonald)
Unidentified aerial objects moved in numbers over Farmington on 3/17/50. One witness, Clayton J. Boddy, estimated that he had observed a total of 20 to 30 disc-shaped objects, including one red one substantially larger than the others, moving at high velocity across the Farmington sky on the late morning of 3/17/50. John Eaton, a Farmington realtor, described being called out of a barbershop when the excitement began and seeing a high, fast object suddenly joined by many objects that darted after it. A former Navy pilot, Eaton put their height at perhaps 15,000 ft. "The object that has me puzzled was the one we saw that was definitely red. It was seen by several and stated by all to be red and travelling northeast at a terrific speed."

Eaton also spoke of the way the smaller objects would "turn and appear to be flat, then turn and appear to be round", a description matching an oscillating disc-shaped object. No one described seeing any wings or tails, and the emphasis upon the darting, "bee-like" motion was in several of the accounts.

FT. SUMNER
7/10/47
(McDonald)
A midday sighting by a University of New Mexico meteoriticist, Dr. Lincoln La Paz, and members of his family was summarized by _Life_ magazine years ago without identifying La Paz's name. At 4:47 p.m. MST on 7/10/47, four members of the La Paz family nearly simultaneously noted "a curious bright object almost motionless" low on the western horizon, near a cloudbank. The object was described as ellipsoidal, whitish, and having sharply-outlined edges. It wobbled a bit as it hovered stationary just above the horizon, then moved upwards, passed behind clouds and re-emerged farther north in a time interval which La Paz estimated to be so short as to call for speeds in excess of conventional aircraft speeds. It passed in front of dark clouds and seemed self-luminous by contrast. It finally disappeared amongst the clouds. La Paz estimated it to be perhaps 20 miles away, judging from the clouds involved; and he put its length at perhaps 100-200 ft.

HERMANAS
8/24/53
(UFO Encyclopedia)
Colonel Carl Sanderson, flying an F84 jet at 35,000 feet, sighted two circular silvery UFOs, one of them making an extraordinary right turn right in front of him. The objects disappeared at high speed, then reappeared over El, Paso Texas.

HOLLOMAN AFB
4/5/48
(Bluebook)
Afternoon. Witnesses: Geophysics Lab balloon observers Alsen, Johnson, Chance. Two irregular, round, white or golden objects. One made three loops then rose and disappeared rapidly; the other flew in a fast arc to the west during the 3O^second sighting.

HOLLOMAN AFB
8/25/52
(Bluebook)
3:40 p.m. Witnesses: civilian supervisor Fred Lee, foreman L.A. Aquilar. One round silver object flew south, turned and flew north, made a 360 turn and flew away vertically after 3-5 minutes.

KIRTLAND AFB
7/26/52
(Bluebook)
12:05 a.m. Witness: Airman lst Class J.M. Donaldson. Eight to ten orange balls in a triangular or V-formation flew very fast for 3-4 seconds.

KIRTLAND AFB
11/4/57
(MCD#2 - 4)
Two CAA control tower operators observe a lighted egg-shaped object descend to and cross obliquely the runway area at Kirtland AFB (Albuquerque), hover near the ground for tens of seconds, then climb at unprecedented speed into the overcast. On radar, it was then followed south some miles, where it orbited a number of minutes before returning to the airfield to follow an Air Force aircraft outbound from Kirtland. See
Kirtland AFB Sightings, Part 1

KIRTLAND AFB
8/8/80
(Casebook)
Multiple sightings over Manzano Weapons Storage Area and Sandia National Laboratories test site, Coyote Canyon. See Kirtland AFB Sightings, Part 2

LA MADERA
4/26/64
(Magonia)
A man observed a bright, metallic, egg-shaped object north of La madera. Blue flames appeared to circle the base of the machine, which was silent and about the length of a telephone pole. Scorch marks and four imptints were found, according to the local police.

LAS CRUCES
8/20/49
(McDonald)
At about 10:00 p.m. on 8/20/49, The noted astronomer Dr. Clyde Tombaugh (Discoverer of Pluto), his wife, and his mother-in-law were in the yard of his Las Cruces home, admiring what Tombaugh described as a sky of rare transparency, when Tombaugh, looking almost directly towards zenith, spotted an array of pale yellow lights moving rapidly across the sky towards the southeast. He called them to the attention of the two others, who saw them just before they disappeared halfway to the horizon. The entire array subtended an angle which Tombaugh put at about one degree, and it took only a few seconds to cross 50 or 60 degrees of sky. The array comprised six "windowlike" rectangles of light, formed into a symmetric pattern; they moved too fast for aircraft, too slowly for a meteor, and made no sound. Tombaugh was quited as saying, "I have never seen anything like it before or since, and I have spent a lot of time where the night sky could be seen well."

LORDSBURY
4/22/64
(Magonia)
Three people were driving west, about 20 km east of Lordsbury, when the entire area was illuminated by a bluish light "as bright as day", and a round object flew about 3 meters above the car, making a whining sound.

LOS ALAMOS
2/25/50
(Bluebook)
3:55 p.m. Witnesses: Twelve Atomic Energy Commission security inspectors. One cylinder with tapered ends, silver and flashing, flew slow and hen fast, fluttered and oscillated, and changed course. observations by individuals varied from 3 seconds to 2 minutes.

LOS ALAMOS
7/22/52
(Bluebook)
10:50 a.m. Witnesses: control tower operator Don Weins, and two pilots for Carco. Eight large, round, bright aluminum objects flew straight and level, then darted around erratically during 25 minutes.

LOS ALAMOS
11/12/52
(Bluebook)
10:23 p.m. Witness: security inspector. Four red-white-green lights flew slowly over a prohibited area for 15 minutes.

MT. TAYLOR
3/27/53
(Bluebook)
7:25 p.m. Witness: pilot of USAF F-86 jet fighter at 600 kts. (700 m.p.h.). One bright orange circle flew at 800 kts. (900 m.p.h.), and executed three fast rolls. Pilot chased object for 4 minutes.

OROGRANDE
11/4/57
(Casebook)
James Stokes, an employee of Holloman AFB, was driving toward El Paso when car began to sputter and his radio to fade. He saw that several other people had pulled their cars to the side of the road and were looking at something in the sky. Looking up, he saw a large, oval-shaped object pass over the coolection of onlookers and then disappear. Exposed parts of his body later turned red and itched as if sunburned. He made a report to the Air Force. None of the other witnesses was ever located.

POPE
6/27/47
(UFO Encyclopedia)
W.C. Dobbs reported a white, glowing object over Pope.

RADIUM SPRINGS
11/6/57
(Bluebook)
10:50 p.m. Witnesses: one Las Cruces policeman, one Dona Ana County Deputy Sheriff. One round object--changing from red to green to blue to white-- rose vertically from a mountain top. Sighting lasted 10 minutes.

RODEO
9/25/65
(Bluebook)
10 p.m. Witnesses: Dr. George Walton, physical chemist, and wife. Two round white objects flew side-by-side, at 30-50' altitude, pacing the witnesses' car for 6 minutes.

ROSWELL
07/04/47
(various sources)
See Roswell, Part 1

SANTA FE
11/5/57
(Magonia)
Two men saw an egg-shaped object coming toward them at low altitude. I t moved slowly, illuminating their car and producing a humming sound. The car engine, the clock, and a wristwatch stopped. The object shot away toward the southwest.

SANTA FE
4/6/96
(RDUP4/14/96)
At 2:14 p.m., a teenaged boy standing in his yard on Los Arboles Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico spotted an unknown white object high in the sky. He said, "I thought it was just debris until I saw another one circling the one I saw previously...The lights were snow white."

The youth immediately called his father and older brother to the scene. The brother had no trouble spotting the UFOs. It took the father a bit longer, but he saw three white UFOs darting about in the upper atmosphere.

The youth ran into the house to fetch a pair of binoculars. When he returned outside, he saw three F-16 jet interceptors approaching the area from the Nacimento Mountains northwest of the city. The jets flew over their neighbor's house. By then, the UFOs had gone.

SILVER CITY
6/25/47
(UFO Encyclopedia)
A dentist, Dr. R.F. Sensenbaugher, reported seeing a saucer-shaped UFO about half the size of the full moon.

SOCORRO
4/24/64
(Bluebook)(UFO Encyclopedia)
Police officer Lonnie Zamora saw some sort of craft land. He stopped his vehicle and saw a shining egg-shaped object with two people standing beside it. When they saw him, the two people got back inside the craft and flew away. Investigation showed burn marks and other traces at the site.

SPRINGER
10/3/96
(RDUP10/16/96)
At 8 p.m., traffic halted on Interstate Highway 25 just south of Springer, New Mexico, as "a large, cigar-shaped object" landed in a nearby cow pasture. Springer (population 1,696) is located in the northeastern corner of the state, about 120 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

Five cars pulled over to the highway's shoulder, along with two tractor trailers, and the drivers and passengers emerged to watch the UFO. Described as "covered with very bright lights," the object "estimated to be at least two stories tall... was seen dropping out of the night sky and hovering over an area west of the highway." The UFO then "extinguished its lights and apparently settled on the ground."

One youthful witness "became emotionally upset" at seeing the object and "was still in shock" when cruisers of the New Mexico State Police arrived at 8:20 p.m. By then, the large UFO had vanished.

TAOS
10/17/52
(Bluebook)
9:15 p.m. Witnesses: Four USAF officers One round, bright blue light moved from north to northeast at an elevation of 45* for 2-3 seconds and then burned out.

WALKER AFB
6/16/52
(Bluebook)
8:30 p.m. Witness: USAF maintenance specialist S/Sgt. Sparks. Five or six greyish discs, in a half-moon formation, flew at 500-600 m.p.h. for l minute.

WHITE SANDS
6/27/47
(UFO Encyclopedia)
Captain E.B. Detchmendy reported a white, glowing UFO passing over the White Sands missile range and reported it to his commanding officer.

WHITE SANDS
6/29/47
(NICAP)
A Naval rocket expert at the test grounds reported seeing a silvery disc.

WHITE SANDS
4/05/48
(NICAP)
A group of scientists watched a disc-shaped UFO, 1/5 the size of the full moon, streak across the sky in a series of violent maneuvers.

WHITE SANDS
6/10/49
(NICAP)
Two round white UFOs maneuvered around a missile in flight. (Confirmed by Captain R.B. McLaughlin, USN)

WHITE SANDS
4/27/50
(NICAP)
A UFO was spotted by ground observers just after a test missile had fallen back to the ground.

WHITE SANDS
5/29/50
(NICAP)
A UFO was spotted by two theodolite stations just before the firing of a missile. The object was tracked and photographed by both stations.

WHITE SANDS
7/14/51
(NICAP)

A UFO which sped near a B-29 was tracked on radar, observed visually, and photographed. WHITE SANDS
11/3/57
(Magonia)
At "Stallion Site", an army patrol (two witnesses)in a jeep saw an orange, "apparently controlled," luminous object on the ground near the site of the first A-bomb explosion. It was first seen as a sunlike source 50 meters above the ground, descending to ground level after 3 minutes, and landing several km away at the northern end of the testing grounds.