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FARMINGTON — A smashed watermelon is spread out in the middle of a dirt road in Upper Fruitland, a community where everything from giant pterodactyls to walking lizards to furry children have been reported.
The watermelon happens to be for Bigfoot, another one of the inhabitants of the bucolic town on the outskirts of the Navajo reservation.
“My grandma left it for him,” says Felicia Frank, who lives nearby. “I said, “Grandma, you’re feeding Bigfoot?’”
Down the road, Frank points out where several people have sighted the legendary, hairy being, along with other odd species.
“Things like this happen all the time on the rez,” she says, noting that it is not just in Upper Fruitland that these extraordinary sightings occur.
It’s just a matter of getting people to talk about it.
Talk about taboo
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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Bennie Armenta clearly remembers the nuclear explosion that shook Farmington to its roots — from the bottom up. He should. He helped move into place the rig that drilled the 4,222-foot hole where the bomb was detonated.
“I didn’t think twice about the radiation then,” said Armenta, who returned to remove the drilling equipment after the explosion. “These days with all that’s going on, I would probably be a bit more worried.”
Armenta was 18 when the federal government performed the underground atomic test approximately 55 miles east of Farmington in Carson National Forest on Dec. 10, 1967. The detonation was part of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace campaign.
Code-named “Gasbuggy,” and part of Operation Ploughshare, the goal of the 29-kiloton nuclear test was to see if a small nuclear blast could stimulate the release of difficult-to-extract natural gas trapped in shale deposits deep below the national forest.
Atoms for Peace and Operation Ploughshare promoted the idea that nuclear explosions could be used for peaceful projects such as mining, canal building and dams.
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I think with so much attention on things like Roswell, Aztec and even Dulce we sometimes forget The Farmington Armada which was likely the most witnessed UFO event of modern times.
You can check out Norio Hayakawa’s great post about it at his blog.
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.