Laredo, Texas had a different history from what it has become now. When the city was founded, it was only a little town, but later it emerged as the 10th most populous city in Texas and the third most populous U.S. city on the Mexican border, making it a popular destination for tourists. Once, Laredo was also the capital of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Like a typical Texas city, Laredo is populated with Hispanic people and is connected to major transportation firms. It is mostly known for international trade.
Distant Early Warning [DEW]
UFO Crash In Laredo, Texas
However, in 1948, a strange UFO crash in Laredo occurred. A UFO was tracked by the Distant Early Warning [DEW] on July 7, 1948. DEW is a series of radar installations that give early warning of air attacks. The alleged UFO entered the US airspace from Washington state and moved directly towards the southern region of Texas. According to the DEW, the speed of the UFO was more than two thousand miles per hour.
When two F-94 jets were dispatched from Texas’s Dias Air Base to pursue and attack the UFO, the UFO made a sharp 90-degree turn without slowing down and headed towards eastern Texas. After that, the UFO was again chased by the fighter jets, but this time the UFO began to show some trouble. The speed started to slow down and increase and the UFO started wobbling in the air. Finally, it crashed 30 miles south of Laredo, Texas, in Mexico.
The Mexican government was told that a top-secret U.S. “Special Test Vehicle” had malfunctioned and crashed. In no time, a recovery team was dispatched to the area where the item had vanished from radar in order to fence the area and examine what had happened. When the team arrived at the crash site, it was evident that this was no experimental aircraft, but rather a completely round object with a smooth metallic surface and no discernible seams, windows, doors, or portals. The UFO suffered huge damage because of the speed at which it crashed. It measured about 90 feet in diameter and about 28 feet in thickness at the center. Willard McIntyre, a UFO researcher with the Ohio UFO Investigators League (OUFOIL) and the Mutual Anomaly Research Center and Evaluation Network (MARCEN), heard about the object from a White Sands Missile Test Center photographer with special, high-security clearance.
What that team observed and photographed was an unearthly-shaped craft made up of earthly-looking debris. The basic structure looked as if it could not have been built by earthly hands. Things were badly burned by the time the photographers got to the site, but they noticed a complete absence of any type of wiring, rubber, glass, plastics, wood, or paper products. Our source noticed what was some supportive structures, which were held together by what appeared to be conventional bolts but when the mechanics attempted to unscrew them with wrenches, they would not turn at all. They had to be eventually chiseled off and the metal was very hard, The Army was using carbide and diamond drills and diamond saws for the final disassembly. There appeared to be two kinds of metal involved. The first and most abundant could not be cut by the oxyacetylene cutting torches brought in. The second immediately began burning when the cutting torches were used on it.
The structural skin of the craft was apparently blown away in the explosion when the device crashed as the whole valley was littered with fragments of what appeared to be foil, very much like our cigarette packages, only much harder. You could not bend the material. Before anyone could leave the site, the MPs searched them and confiscated all fragments that had been collected. As best the source could ascertain, the craft was nearly perfectly circular and was about 90 feet in diameter and about 28 feet in thickness at the center and tapering off to about 5 feet thick at the perimeter. There appeared to be 5 or six levels in the center of the craft and they were told some sort of instrumentation and machinery were removed before they had arrived. No propulsion system or mechanism was apparent to the source.
Special, high-security clearance photographer on the scene from White Sands Missile Test Center in New Mexico.
UFO crash in Laredo, Texas
Among all the debris from the UFO, the strange thing that caught the interest of the team was the burned body of an alien entity. The body was photographed for the report.
There was only one body, and it was badly burned at that, still in the structure. Our source photographed it in place in the structure as best he could with the intense heat from the still smoldering remains and the burning hot sand. After they had taken photos of the entire scene and attempted to use multiple flash guns and a tripod to record the overall scene from a nearby hillside, The Air Force crash and rescue firemen on the scene dragged the body from the craft and put it on a nearby bank so they could photograph it away from the intense heat. During their briefing, before photographic work began, one of the team members asked what this was and where it came from. The commander told him not to ask. An Army Captain who assisted them said the little fellow we were photographing did not come from this Earth. They only saw and photographed one body but rumors were floating around the site that two or more creatures had been blown out of the vehicle and were captured and taken away injured severely but still alive. Our source said he had no confirmation of this aspect of the case.
The body they photographed was 4′ 6” long. Its head was extremely large for the body size by human proportions. The eyes were gone from the fire but the eye sockets were much larger than in humans and were almost wraparound as if to give 180-degree vision. There were no visible ears or nose but there were openings where ears and nostrils would have been in humans. There were no lips and the mouth was just a sort of slit with no teeth or tongue. There were two legs of normal proportions with short feet having no discernible toes. The two arms were longer than in humans and the hands had four claw-like fingers each with no apparent thumbs. The arms and legs appeared to have joints in approximately the same places as in humans. As soon as a complete set of 8″x1O” prints were made, Commander Smith took them and left for Washington with the photo people never saw him again. The source of the two photos furnished claimed he had 40 negatives in all showing this crash scene.
It was unfortunate that there was no photographic documentation of the medical examination of the creature or its anatomy during its autopsy, but McIntyre claims to have received a glossy print of the photograph of the burned remains of the head and torso of the entity from the photographer and another showing a burned body lying in vegetation on a hillside.
Medical Examination Of The Alien Body
There were two Army doctors that arrived on the morning of July 8th and they made a superficial examination of the body. Cur source listened to them while taking photos of their work. There was no teeth or tongue in the mouth and no apparent duct connecting the mouth to any part of the digestive system. There was no reproductive organs visible by human standards. The most remarkable thing he overheard was that no stratified (sic) muscle fiber was discovered in any of the extremities. The tissue, which was gray in color was extremely smooth and the doctors compared its consistency to the tissue of a human female breast. They said that the bone structure in the extremities too was more complicated than in humans and speculated that motion may have been accomplished through the supporting bones instead of muscles. The entire abdomen was encased by a rib-like structure all the way to the hips. The doctors were amazed that the right arm extremity had a metallic joint at the elbow, No external examinations were made at the site.
The hands each had four digits, longer than human fingers, and they tapered to an almost claw-like appearance at the tip. There were no opposing digits like thumbs. There was no visible evidence of toes and the feet came to a blunt point. The body appeared to have been clothed in a metallic-like material, most of which had been burned away. The doctors said there was no evidence of hair growing on the head or other areas of the body as they found no immediate evidence of hair roots. The only fluid found in the apparent veins in the extremities was colorless with a slight green cast and a strong sulfurous odor. Our source noticed a strong sulfurous odor and an ozone smell when working around the burning structure.
The photographer was then sent back to the White Sands and was warned not to tell anyone about the incident. But before returning to the White Sands, he secretly made 40 copies of the photograph from the original photograph. He remained silent for decades until, in 1979, he finally contacted McIntyre with his information and photos. At that time, the corpse of the alien was transported to an undisclosed location, maybe a military installation in San Antonio, Texas. Also, the images were leaked to the general public, but they thought that the images were fake.
The above case comes down to just two possibilities. Either the claim is valid as an extraordinary event, or it is a hoax. The simpler explanation clearly favors this to be a hoax. One could argue that ET uses some of the same hardware as “Earthlings.” Maybe you are thinking, “Why go through all this trouble with a hoax?” or, perhaps, “The source was confused on some of the finer details.” I could also interject that maybe there is a clandestine movement within the United States to cover-up this episode. Perhaps this is disinformation, a ruse to hide facts regarding another covert operation. As I previously stated, I cannot prove nor disprove these statements. What we will say is that the above incident could not have happened with the information given. Our investigations indicate this to my satisfaction. This was a photograph of a light aircraft crash and its dead pilot. Whether it was military or not is still an issue open for debate. This report is meant to be more of an educational tool for researchers. In the future,you may be presented with a similar account. As an objective investigator, you should pursue every avenue at your disposal, much like we did. Bear in mind, that not all the crash saucer stories have this many errors. It may take time to weed out all the evidence, pro or con. After all, the first step to defining Ufology as a worthy study is to collect all the trash and dump it from the database.
Ufologist Ron Schaffner, of the former Ohio UFO Investigators League (OUFOIL).
Even though the strange UFO crash in Laredo has received much attention, there is no evidence or little to support it. The incident faces skeptics right away as it is only based on an anonymous statement from a UFO researcher and some photos. There are a plethora of such incidents out there, so it is really hard to believe such claims without any proper evidence or official reports. However, the claims are not made by ordinary people; rather, they are made by respected members of society, who have also attempted to provide proof in the form of photographs. All this leaves the public in a dilemma. No one knows what really happened that day in Laredo, Texas.
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