UFO’Real? A Historical Review
By William Pullin, UFO Historian
Greetings! Conclusions. In the course of UFO investigations, whether from behind a desk or in the field, coming to specific conclusions can be quite difficult, at times virtually impossible. The Socorro, New Mexico landing case from April 24th of 1964 comes to mind. We have multiple witnesses to the event, a law enforcement officer being among them, documents which corroborate the testimony, and physical traces left behind, environmental effects. Despite this impressive cache of evidence, we as investigators cannot prove that what landed in Socorro, New Mexico was an extraterrestrial construct. We don’t have what we would need to come to that conclusion; a piece of non-terrestrial technology or a sample of non-terrestrial organic material, a body. That is the situation we are living with. The Roswell, New Mexico event from July 1947 is quite similar in some respects. Here we have multiple first-hand witnesses, all of which are retired military personnel from the Roswell Army Air Field, and some newspaper clippings chronicling the event. Whilst physical evidence of the event has not surfaced as of this writing, the search for it continues thanks to the herculean efforts of Frank Kimbler in Roswell. So once again we are unable to definitively assign an explanation to the Roswell event; at best we can state that the data and evidence we do have strongly suggests the extraterrestrial, but without a piece of non-terrestrial technology or a sample of non-terrestrial organic material, a body, a definitive explanation is beyond us at this point in time. Professionally frustrating. The search continues. Thank you for your time and support.