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Dr. Lincoln LaPaz on flying discs, August 1947:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, page 3, on August 24, 1947.


LaPaz Says Disc Reports Probably Have Good Basis

"If hundreds of people through out the United States say they've seen 'flying discs', chances are some of them are right," Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, director of the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico, said Saturday.

Dr. LaPaz believes that although 99 per cent of the "discs" reports were probably hoaxes, the other one per cent were the result of unpublicized experiments and he says authorities will unveil the secret in due time.

"The common man is not easily fooled," Dr. LaPaz said. "The first person who saw the Japanese balloons in the U. S. was a rancher's wife and her reports were laughed at until official reports proved her right."

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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