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A V-2 rocket crash mystery in October 1947?

The article below was published in the newspaper The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, page 3, on October 16, 1947.

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Mexico Mystery 'Reminds of Discs'

EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 15 (AP) -- Brig. Gen. Philip G. Blackmore today accounted for the possibility that a mysterious object reported to have fallen Sunday near the border in Mexico could have been a V-2 rocket.

"In fact," he said, "thinking back to the flying discs, one wonders if it was anything at all."

General Blackmore's comment was on report from Mexico City that the Mexican War department sais investigation indicated the object was a V-2 launched from a Texas experimental station of the U.S. Army.

Blackmore is commandant of the White Sands Army proving ground, less than 100 miles from the Mexico border.

He addd, "The White Sands proving ground is the only installation that launches V-2's."

Brief domment:

Some researchers of the Roswell incident wondered whether the incident might have somthing to do with a rocket crash, or whether confused memories of such a recovery entered the minds of some elderly witnesses later.

The article here is too ambiguous for one to get much certainties from it. It seems that Blackmore felt that the "discs" had no real existence. It is also a little strange that Blackmore could not or would not say whether or not the rocket that fell in Mexico came from White Sands; it seems that he does not confirm it since he thinks that this crash may not be real at all. If a White Sands rocket had fallen there, he would have known. It seems that the Mexicans investigated and found something, a V-2 rocket according to them. So what was it?

V-2 firings from White Sands were generally announced in the PRess; the May 20, 1947 V-2 crash in Mexico was widely reported in the U.S Press.

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