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AZTEC — One of the most anticipated and out-of-this-world annual events in San Juan County is no more.
2011 marked the last year for the annual Aztec UFO Symposium, which has taken place for the past 14 years.
“The symposium actually went on four years longer than anyone expected,” said Katie McClure, event organizer and vice president of the Friends of the Library Board. “I think 14 years is a pretty good run.”
McClure cited declining interest in UFO gatherings as a reason for the cancellation, as well as lack of board members willing and able to put the intensive amount of time into planning and holding the event.
During the symposium’s prime years, 2002 through 2005, some of the best-known speakers on the UFO phenomenon spoke at the conference, with the Friends of the Library covering only travel costs. The popular events were accounts of firsthand experiences of those who claimed to have encountered UFOs or aliens.
“But with the advent of cable TV, you can watch shows about UFOs all day long,” said McClure, who added that other well-known UFO conferences also are scaling back or canceling annual events.
“I think there’s just a lack of anything new to talk about, and people are getting tired of hearing the same thing,” she said.
The main goal of the UFO symposium was to raise funds for the library, McClure said. Although last year’s symposium was successful, the cost of holding the symposium always is increasing.
“At the same time, we’ve noticed a decline in the amount of visitors to the event,” she said.
The symposium traditionally has attracted UFO enthusiasts from around the country and the world, filling the hotels in Aztec and spilling over into Farmington and Bloomfield hotels. Last year, however, McClure said the Aztec hotels did not fill up.
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Story and video here. Someone is going to have to tell me if the video is any good because I don’t have the right plug in to watch it.
by Norio Hayakawa:
New Mexico is officially the Land of Enchantment.
However, it seems that there are some who take this state motto almost literally and even believe that it is indeed the Land of Enchantment in more ways than one.
Some even seem to regard New Mexico as a state that has always been (and continues to be) filled with unexplained mysteries, especially when it comes to UFOs and paranormal phenomena.
Of course New Mexico has Roswell, world famous for its alleged 1947 “crash” incident.
What really took place in July of 1947 outside of Roswell no one knows for sure.
Perhaps there may be prosaic explanations to that incident.
But, again, no one knows for sure.
We have also heard about alleged crashes near Corona, also nearMagdalena and in the Plains of San Agustin, all in New Mexico.
The bottom line to me is that whether it really took place or not( i.e., the alleged crash of an “extraterrestrial” spacecraft, as had been so claimed and described by witnesses at that time) is really not what matters the most.
Besides, it seems that we do not have a single publiclyacknowledged solid, tangible, physical, irrefutable documentary evidence that we have ever been (or are being) visited by physical extraterrstrial aliens in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft.
But this does not mean at all that the UFO phenomenon does not exist.
In fact, the UFO phenomenon seems to remain a great mystery, even from time immemorial.
It’s just that we cannot come to any hasty conclusions equating this phenomenon with physical extraterrestrial visitations.
That’s the bottom line.
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Canadian ufologist Stanton Friedman knows exactly how many hecklers he’s had over his 50-plus years as a lecturer – 11.
“And two of them were drunk,” he said.
The rest weren’t intelligible, or mischaracterized his positions, he said.
He thinks he’s hard to heckle because he stands by his positions. Like many in the UFO movement, Friedman is concerned with appearing reasonable, but he’s certainly not an “apologist ufologist.”
“Flying saucers are real – that’s my thing,” he said. “Some people say ‘I’m not sure, I think we should look at all the options.’ I know damn well something’s out there.”
The evidence, he said, is overwhelming.
This weekend was the 13th Aztec UFO Symposium, the Friends of the Aztec Library’s biggest fundraiser of the year. About 300 people attended the two-day conference at the Aztec Masonic Lodge and took in the many tours and presentations – “exopolitics,” “cosmic messages and the dimensional shift,” “Eisenhower and the aliens.”
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FARMINGTON — “Indiana” Judy Cowan brought Aztec UFO Symposium attendees to an alleged UFO crash site Saturday as she has done the last three years during the event.Visitors to the site near Aztec often ask her questions about the size of the aircraft in the supposed crash and its survivors.
“I say, To a great extent it’s hearsay,’” said Cowan, a volunteer who drives them there.
Whether aliens actually crashed or a secret aircraft test mission by the U.S. government went wrong, “I know something happened out there,” she added.
UFO and alien enthusiasts descended on Aztec on Friday night and all day Saturday for the 13th annual symposium.
They heard lectures and visited the crash site on the Alien Run trail north of Aztec.
“I’ll be going in my full alien costume,” said Samantha Layne-Perkins, 11.
About 200 people attended, said Katee McClure, vice president of the Friends of the Library. Attendees paid $25 and bought alien T-shirts and trinkets, whose proceeds fund the Aztec Public Library.
“It has been a great success,” Katee McClure said.
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NAGEEZI — Last Wednesday, Marilyn Frank and her children traveled from their home in Aztec to land they own in Nageezi to check on their free-range horses.
But the ordinary day turned to horror for the family when it discovered one horse, affectionately named Sonny, dead, mutilated, its ears and reproductive organs missing and a trail of blood running through the nearby dirt and grass.
And it’s not the first time it’s happened.
“They even did that to my mom’s goats, too,” Marilyn’s son, Henderson Frank, said as he stood near the carcass Tuesday. Flies buzzed near the animal’s body, which has laid in the dust for nearly a week.
The Franks own dozens of goats, sheep and horses that they let roam the land they own near Chaco Cultural National Historical Park.
Several times a week, Marilyn visits the horses and checks on the family’s animals, which use a natural watering hole and grass in the area for food and water as they roam the land.
“We think about them as precious animals,” Henderson said. “We grieved about it too; we still are.”
The family called the Navajo Police in Crownpoint, who directed them to the Navajo Nation Animal Control in Window Rock, Ariz., but they have yet to receive a response.
And the lack of response from officials is leaving the Franks with unanswered questions.
“Who would do this thing to my horse?” Henderson said. “It’s just hurtful.”
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I actually saw this on the news last night. They haven’t posted the video yet, which is kind of weird because they normally post everything. Anyhow, I did NOT notice a trail of blood like this article describes. Maybe I missed it. I would like to see the video again.