Socorro, New Mexico: New Mexico's Other UFO Landing Site (In Transition)

Forgotten in the media blitz from Roswell. Nothing to see -- but it's right off of the freeway!
The site is in a gully at the south end of town. I-25 exit 147 onto California St. Make an immediate left onto El Camino Real/Hwy 1, then an immediate right onto Raychester Drive, then an immediate left onto Fairgrounds Rd. The site can be accessed by a rough dirt road just north of the Socorro Baptist Temple. If you're nervous about driving, stop at the top of the ridge and walk the rest of the way.
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New Mexico's Other UFO Landing Site

Went there and sadly couldn't see much of anything. No rock circles or flag or anything. Also, the road is in bad shape. Unless you have a truck, don't try it.

[James Kruth, 07/13/2012]

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