Since the advent of the term “flying saucer” in 1947, rumors about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) taking an occasional nosedive on Earth have circulated as swiftly as these saucers themselves. These speculations propose that these UFOs, in addition to visiting our planet, may have had encounters with accidents, malfunctions, or, in some unfortunate cases, Earth’s military defenses.
The saga started in July 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, when a rancher stumbled upon peculiar debris on his property, triggering a swift response from the US military. While the military insisted it was a weather balloon, skepticism abounded. Given the surge in UFO sightings at the time, it seemed plausible that eventually, one of these UFOs might experience an untimely mishap.
In 1950, Frank Scully’s book ‘Behind The Flying Saucers’ fueled these speculations, claiming that a Texas oilman named Silas Newton and his associate ‘Dr. Gee’ possessed inside information about the US military detaining three UFOs and 16 extraterrestrial beings. However, Scully’s story was later debunked by journalist J.P. Kahn, and his sources, Newton and ‘Dr. Gee,’ were exposed as frauds.
Fast forward to April 1976 when Raymond Fowler’s article ‘What about crashed UFOs?’ introduced Fritz Werner, a technician who claimed to have personally inspected a crashed UFO in Kingman, Arizona, in 1953. He described an object around 10 meters in diameter with an unharmed humanoid body nearby. Another account from a metallurgist named Daly, who worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, reported examining a metallic craft with no earthly origin markers. Intriguingly, a woman cataloging UFO material at the same base mentioned seeing two humanoid bodies with notably large heads. While inconsistencies exist in these accounts, they add to the mystique.
Further incidents included a UFO crash in Mexico on Mount Chitpec, where locals considered it a divine gift, and a dual-object sighting in Tarija, Bolivia, in 1978, which resulted in an unexplained explosion and a security blackout.
In 2017, The New York Times reported on a $22 million US military project to study UFOs, including secret facilities in Las Vegas housing “metal alloys recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena.” While this information tantalizes, it’s critical to approach it skeptically. The alloys might be advanced Earth-made materials, part of an aerospace tech project, rather than extraterrestrial artifacts.
So, have UFOs indeed crashed on Earth? The debate continues, with some believing fervently and others awaiting concrete evidence. Until an unequivocal discovery emerges, the enigma of UFO crashes remains, perpetually captivating yet elusive.