Tuesday, 6 November 2018

UFO News Article:
“New Planet or Huge Shooting Star
Is Seen in Sky at Santa Fe, N. M.”

13 October 1906
(The Albuquerque Evening Citizen, New Mexico)

Source: theufochronicles.com

The whole article:
“Considerable excitement was caused here late yesterday afternoon and last night by the appearance of a strange planet in the heavens to the south of the city. The object was first seen by the Indians at the United States school, two miles south of here. They reported it to Frank Crandall, chief clerk at the school, who immediately focused a large glass on the object. When first seen the object had the appearance of a large star, but so rapidly did it approach the earth that by night the planet looked like a large white electric light globe and was surrounded by a wide circle of light. The strange object was visible in this city from the capitol and federal buildings, the two largest structures in the city.

Many people watched the ball of fire from 6 o’clock until after 9 o’clock when it was hidden behind the clouds. This morning it was not visible. It is not believed that it was a comet, since, apparently, it had no tail and throw off no fire, appearing more like an incandescent electric light, with a soft glow. The local weather officials are unable to give any information about the object except to advance the theory that it might be a falling planet, which in all probability it was. The Indians were terrorized by the strange sight and would not enter their homes until after it had been enveloped by the clouds.”


Satellite photo of Santa Fe, New Mexico (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)