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Socorro, New Mexico: New Mexico's Other UFO Landing Site

Forgotten in the media blitz from Roswell. Rocks placed in circles in the desert mark the spot where a UFO's landing legs touched down in 1964 -- and it's only five minutes off of a freeway!

Address:
Fairgrounds Rd, Socorro, NM
Directions:
I-25 exit 147. Drive northwest a quarter-mile, then turn left at the gas station (no stoplight) onto NM-1, then immediately turn right onto Raychester, and then left at the stop sign onto Fairgrounds Rd. Drive about a hundred yards, then turn right (west) on dirt road to Baptist Temple. In 600 feet, the main dirt road curves into the temple parking lot; park at this curve and walk straight west on the the much rougher dirt road that continues to the north of the temple buildings. 200 feet beyond the temple buildings, the road dips through a shallow arroyo; the rock circles are in this arroyo about 50 feet to the right (north of the road).
Phone:
575-835-8927
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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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