SOCORRO, NM. / ZAMORA UFO INCIDENT - 1964
Lonnie Zamora worked as a sergeant at the Socorro Police
Department. Friday 24 April 1964 he witnessed
the Socorro landing in New Mexico. The investigation
of the Socorro case was lead by Dr J. Allen Hynek with the FBI. The
report on the case ended up in the
Project Blue Book saying: "There is no doubt that Lonnie
Zamora saw an object which left quite an impression on him. There is also
no question about Zamora's reliability. He is a serious officer, a pillar
of his church, and a man well versed in recognising airborne
vehicles in his area. He is puzzled by what he saw, and frankly, so are
we. This is the best documented case on record."
Subject: Lonnie Zamora - Gary Wilcox- Coincidence?!!!
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 01:21:57 -0500 (EST)
Organization: WebTV Subscriber
Most people who have more than just a passing
interest in UFOs are familiar with the Zamora
incident which was alleged to have occurred just
outside of Socorro, NM on April 24, 1964. It is a
highly esteemed case except for/ to the most hardcore
debunkers, mostly because of the credibilty of
officer Zamora and the fact that indentations were
found in the extremely hard ground and some bushes
were burned. J. Allen Hynek remarked, " ...I
personally am willing today to accept his testimony
Anyway, Zamora reported seeing two, small aliens
standing beside a metallic, white, egg-shaped object
minutes before it blasted off. Not too many people
know, however, that earlier the same day, Gary T.
Wilcox reported practically the same event on his
farm near Tioga City, NY. He too claimed to have seen
two small beings near a metallic, egg-shaped object
in a field surrounded by woods. This case was given
less credibilty at the time because of one key
difference: Gary claimed to have talked to "his" two
There is no way that the two men could have known
about the other's report unless they knew each other
and there is absolutely no evidence that they did. If
we rule out collusion, however, with what are we
left? An extremely unlikely coincidence whether
either or both reports was (were) true!
|The experience of Lonnie Zamora on April 24, 1964 stands as one of
the most profound ufo events in the modern history of the phenomena. To
this day it remains a case in which all the facts involved support the
witnesses claims and it is this kind of case that makes the ufo phenomenon
such an enduring mystery.
Lonnie Zamora saw a highly unusual device of unknown origin, what can
only be described as a "craft" of some kind, and he reported seeing what
he believes were occupants. Despite the controversy which often surrounds
of UFOs, the incident at Socorro remains an example of what
the UFO phenomenon is, in fact, all about.
Sergeant Lonnie Zamora of the Socorro Police Department
was the individual who witnessed the Socorro landing in
New Mexico on Friday 24 April 1964.
The Project Blue Book investigation stated:
"There is no doubt that Lonnie Zamora saw an object which left quite
an impression on him. There is also no question about Zamora's reliability.
He is a serious officer, a pillar of
his church, and a man well versed in recognising airborne vehicles
in his area. He is puzzled by what he saw,
and frankly , so are we. This is the best documented case
Zamora's sketch of the UFO seen at Soccoro
- Patrolman Zamora, Socorro, NM,