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Dr. LaPaz activities in New Mexico, July 1947:

The article below was published in the newspaper Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, page 1, on July 10, 1947.

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Astronomy Prof Doesn't Think Discs are Hoax

Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, head of the department of mathematics and astronomy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, who is touring the state in an effort to discover evidences of the falls of meteorites, does not believe that the "flying discs" which have been reported from various sections of the United States, are a hoax.

He declares that he is convinced that when the individuals responsible for the missiles are ready to reveal their experiments, the public will be informed as to the nature of the whirling saucer-shaped objects.

He gave no indication that he is even considering the possibility that the discs are remotely connected with meteorology phenomenon.

But he is interested in locating any meteorites, or fragments of meteorites which may exist in New Mexico, and he came to Clovis today to check on a story carried in the New-Journal in June, 1943, about a "ball of fire" that was seen in the sky by Clovisites and residents of the immediate area.

His department at the University he says, is anxious to locate pieces of meteors, and adds that a test will be made of any speciment sent in for consideration.

Brief comment:

Researchers who worked on the "Roswell incident" argued more or less firmly that Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, a meteor specialist in New Mexico, had been involved in some way , or "in the know," of something extraordinary about the incident.

Others thought his interest in flying objects came later, about the more or less mysterious "green fireballs" seen in New Mexico and Texas in 1949 basically.

Thus, this is a very curious article; which might almost suggest that Lincoln LaPaz was not only interested "flying discs" in the first two months of their appearances, not only that he seemed to think that they are at least sometimes something else than hoaxes, but that in addition, some future "announcement" would confirm something about them...

However, it seems he was not "in the know" of some "alien UFO crash" since he was apparently thinking that the Army would reveal that the "flying discs" are one of their secret experiments.

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