New Mexico isn’t just a favorite of hammer wielding Thor and the Bifrost. It appears to be quite popular among other UFOs as well. There have been innumerable UFO sightings in New Mexico over the last hundred years, but not all of them are credible enough. UFO sightings in New Mexico had become famous and infamous following the Roswell incident. Here are some well documented and credible UFO sightings in New Mexico.
In 1947, a UFO reportedly crashed at a site about 30 miles from Roswell. Allegedly, the US military captured the crashed flying saucer and there are claims that the saucer had alien or extraterrestrial occupants. The incident became infamous because initially it was reported to be a weather balloon but two decades later the investigations of S.T. Friedman revealed otherwise. Since 1978, Roswell has been a hotly debated and a contentious issue. UFO sightings in New Mexico have since increased and many skeptics feel that there are more claims than actual incidents.
In 1948, one Frank Scully reported having retrieved a grounded UFO and the occupants of the aircraft. However, the claim hasn’t been followed up so the whereabouts of the UFO or its occupants are not documented.
In 1964, a police officer named Lonnie Zamora had a close encounter with an UFO at Socorro in New Mexico.
One of the most puzzling UFO sightings in New Mexico happened more recently. On January 15, 2015, a UFO was seen in the skies of Hatch in New Mexico. There were two other reports of UFO sightings in New Mexico in the next three days. An eyewitness account states that it was a large black object which hovered at a height of a couple hundred feet. The UFO was reportedly seen for almost an hour, hovering over the same area.
The second of these three UFO sightings in New Mexico was reported in Santa Ana Pueblo. It is a small town with less than five hundred residents in Albuquerque. According to an eyewitness who was staying at the Hyatt Regency, he was taking pictures of a dusky sky and when he reviewed the photos he could see unexplained lights in them. The eyewitness who is a licensed pilot and a former astronomer claimed that the lights were not visible to the naked eye and he is trained to observe such lights so he couldn’t have missed them at the time of taking the photos.
The third sighting was reported in Albuquerque by many witnesses all of whom claimed that they saw a diamond shaped aircraft. The third sighting has however been explained. Apparently, it was a solar balloon.