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1947 At Roswell, Corona And Other Places

From: Loren Coleman <lcoleman.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:19:40 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:37:06 -0500
Subject: 1947 At Roswell, Corona And Other Places

Theo Paijmans writes to a Fortean List (and has given me
permission to forward his remark and my reply to UFO folks):

"Roswell? Other than a crash of a Mogul balloon and Goddard's
early rocket experiments, I can't seem to recall any remarkable
occurrence that would merit the place being 'notorious for the

Before I get into the heart of this, here's an interesting
series of photos showing the rural nature of the alleged crash


Without becoming lost in the whole "crashed saucer" debate, I
think it is worth pointing out that since this discussion is
about Fortean locations, to be specific, more mystery seems to
surround what happened at Corona, New Mexico, some 45 miles
north of Roswell. I really don't have any idea what the
prevailing Ufological feeling is about the importance of Corona
versus Roswell. But the "site" of more significance in the
investigations of the 1947 crash, it seems the crash researchers
talk about "the unidentified craft" skipping on the ground at
Roswell and ending up at Corona, true?

Being more interested in "the locations," what I do see is that
while Corona is in Lincoln County (!), Roswell is actually in
Chaves County. From east to west are the counties of Chaves,
then Lincoln, and finally Socorro. Of course, Socorro County is
a "hot" location - for more than 1947 UFO reasons. The White
Sands Missile Range covers the SW corner of Lincoln County, SE
corner of Soccoro County, and others, such as the eastern edge
of Otero County, home of Alamogordo, NM. Alamogordo is most
often associated as being "near" the Trinity Site, the location
of the first atomic bomb explosion, but it is 85 miles from
Alamogordo to the Trinity Site and the nearby McDonald ranch



Of note to certain Forteans is these locations being so near 33
degrees latitude. Even a mainstream online place like CNN
Interactive enjoys pointing out that, near Soccoro:

"It was here - 33 degrees, 40 minutes, 31 seconds north
latitude, 106 degrees, 28 minutes, 29 seconds west longitude -
 where the world changed on July 16, 1945, at 5:29 a.m. Mountain
War Time." See:


That JFK would be killed near the Trinity River, on the way to
the Triple Overpass, at the old Masonic Temple location known as
Dealey Plaza (on a ley-line, so to speak), ten miles north of 33
degrees north latitude is chilling to some. Merely an intriguing
coincidence to others.

And some people even think that JFK was killed from the Grassy
Knoll. Okay, hold on. I just had one of those Fortean moments. I
was concurrently examining the "Timeline of the BTK killings":


to forward to associates interested in such matters. And what
did I notice? That the first victims were members of the Otero
family. I don't recall running across the name "Otero" before
today, only having see it earlier this evening as the county in
which Alamogordo is located. Therefore, taking the next step, I
wanted to see what "Otero" means, via the handy AltaVista Babel
Translation tool. Well, alright, the word Otero = Knoll.

Just another evening of Fortean coincidences, I guess. ;-}

Thanks to Theo for sending me on this little sidetrip.


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