Welcome back. With the recent sighting of an unidentified flying object or “UFO” by an American Airlines pilot in the skies above Clayton, New Mexico, I’m headed that way. You regular readers know that I have been planning this trip to search for more information about UFOs in the north central New Mexico region and to follow up on the discovery of mutilated cattle that might be related to them. Over the next three weeks I will be sending you reports about what I learn but first a bit of history on these strange events.
UFOs were first spotted in the United States in 1896. Then in 1897 a Dallas-Fort Worth newspaper journalist reported that a UFO had crashed in Aurora, Texas and the alien pilot had been buried in the local cemetery. Another crash occurred in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1941 where first responders and a Baptist minister saw the crashed aircraft and the bodies of aliens. In Los Angeles, California in 1943 the strategic air command got involved in the pursuit of an unidentified flying object firing thousands of rounds at them and raising the wartime alert status for the state and there’s more.
In 1947 there were several UFO sightings, the most famous of which was the so-called “Roswell Incident” when the United States Air Force announced the capture of a flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico. There were additional sightings through the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s right up to today in Clayton. The people who have seen these flying objects aren’t deranged folks either, quite the opposite. U.S. Air Force pilots, college professors, cops, even President Jimmy Carter had a UFO experience.
More recently people have been abducted by alien visitors as was a Marshall County, Minnesota deputy sheriff. This doesn’t just happen in the United Sates, in Poland, Peru, Russia, Mexico and just about every other country in the world there have been reports of encounters with aliens and now there’s one in Clayton where there have also been a bunch of unexplained livestock mutilations over the years. My research has shown that these mutilations regularly coincide with the sighting of mysterious flying objects and parts of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado were hot spots for cattle mutilation back in the 1970s.Were these attacks the work of some strange cult or were they committed by a demonic animal as Utah rancher Terry Sherman claimed. Sherman lost several head of cattle and said he had seen a wolf like creature three times the height of a man eating his cows.
There have also been stories about the so called “giant midgets’, a family of people with small heads and short arms but otherwise normal bodies said to roam this part of the world. I’ve learned something else unusual about the little town of Clayton (population 3,000) which could have a bearing on all this. The “Bravo Dome” which is a million-acre carbon dioxide field is located on the outskirts of town. The Capulin volcano is close by as well and some people think these two things together could play a role in the flying saucers that are spotted in the area.
Stay tuned and till next time I’ll see ya down the road…