Legendary New Mexico

The Aztec UFO

Roswell isn’t the only New Mexico town famous for UFO’s. One year after the incident in southern New Mexico, the northern New Mexico town reportedly witnessed its own out-of-this-world occurrence. 

The legend purports that a nearly 100 foot saucer crashed, containing 16 alien bodies. The remains were recovered by the US military, possibly taken to Hangar 18 on Wright-Patterson AFB. 

The incident was reportedly debunked in the 1950’s as a hoax, but strange stories continue to abound, including the Hottel Memo, which alleged a UFO crash in our state. The memo never actually mentions Aztec by name.

Dozens of books have been written about the incident -both for and against its validity- continuing a long-running quest for the truth of what really happened.


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