Oct 07 2009
Socorro: The Battle Heats Up!
This just in from Ray Stanford:
SURPRISE NOTICE TO ALL, WITH AN INVITATION TO SHARE WHAT YOU READ BELOW ON-LINE OR BY LETTER.:
Bragalia and Sterling Colgate are going to end up with egg on their faces from promoting the unfounded ’student prank’ rumor concerning the Socorro CE-III case. Their claims are of such character as to be unacceptable as testimony in any US court of law. The egg on their faces will be facts about the egg-shaped (albeit an unusually elongated ‘egg’) vehicle which displayed two distinct modes of sophisticated propulsion technology (also seen in cases describing the same thing, from as much as ten years earlier, in 1954) that actually landed at Socorro after being observed by five Colorado tourists because it almost took the roof off their car, so they reported it to Socorro service station operator Opal Grinder and his son BEFORE the Zamora encounter was ever known publicly.
For some well-researched facts (instead of 45-years-after-the-fact totally unsubstantiated silliness) about the case from the only other person (me) who investigated the Socorro case with official USAF investigator, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, click The Paracast link, below. My in-Socorro investigation began on April 28, 1964 (the fourth day after the event), and next day, I was on-site participating, at Allen Hynek’s unsolicited invitation, in the public-barred official USAF in-depth investigation involving, other than me, only Hynek, the central witness, Socorro police officer Lonnie Zamora, and N.M. State Police Sergeant Samuel Chavez (first person to arrive at the landing site after the object left), details of which are explained below:
I can substantiate the facts presented there, and except for more recent and highly important physical-evidence findings described on The Paracast, I substantiated those facts in my 1976, 211-page book on the case titled Socorro Saucer [a pun, not the actual object shape, chosen for use in context of the rest of the title]in A Pentagon Pantry, subsequently praised in a now-published letter. To see it, click the link below and scroll down to Hynek’s letter:
A hard-bound copy of my 211-page, well-documented report on the Socorro case was donated to the technical library of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center by J. Allen Hynek. Personally, I’ll take that as a recommendation, along with Hynek’s praise letter, which you may have already read via the above link.
To anyone who can convince me that he or she is a bona-fide and relevantly-engaged employee of any of the main-stream TV, movie, radio, or print media, who provides me a ’snail-mail’ address, I will quickly mail a like-new, never-read First Edition copy, with postage paid by me, of that hard-cover, 211-page, 1976 book. Just request the book and provide me evidence of employment status acceptable to my offering conditions, to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Now, MOST IMPORTANTLY:
I hereby challenge Anthony Bragalia and/or Dr. Sterling Colgate to A DEBATE ME ON THIS MATTER, provided that George Noory is agreeable, on Coast-to-Coast AM, and, that is, if both the prank proponents doesn’t chicken-out.
But, hey, George, if they chicken out, I’d be happy to present evidence for that important case on your show, anyhow. Heck, in that case, we could share chicken barbeque, or just an old fashioned chicken plucking good time. )
From what I hear, I’m not the only person tired of seeing third-generation make-believe mislead a poorly-informed but UFO-interested public about the important Socorro CE-III (“Close Encounter of The Third Kind”, Hynek’s terminology) case of 45 years ago.
Founder and Director, Organization for Physical UFO Science
Author of the 1976, 211-page out-of-print (except for copies in my possession) book on the Socorro case.
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