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New Mexico witness finds UFO in photo

A New Mexico witness in Santa Fe County recalls a UFO event from 1995 when a disc-shaped UFO was caught on camera, according to testimony in Case 75628 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was taking photos of a double rainbow just after a thunderstorm on August 15, 1995.

Witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)

“I took several photos, about six,” the witness stated. “I was directly across the street from the National Cemetery. I did not notice the object when photographed.”

The witness then took the film to be developed at the Fox one-hour kiosk in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“When I went through the photos is when I saw this object in just one photograph. I took the photo to the Sun Spot Observatory in New Mexico. They told me that I was about 500 feet from the object. They told me that the object was going at least 500 mph. They told me that shadows were consistent with all other objects in the photograph. They told me that the camera I was using, a Kodak Instamatic, that this photograph could not have been faked.”

The witness stated that he also received a warning.

“They told me not to show it to people, because I could get into trouble.”

But that warning did not stop the witness from attempting to get more opinions.

Cropped and enlarged version of the witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged version of the witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)

“I went to Kirtland Air Force Base where a friend of mine was a helicopter mechanic. I showed the picture to some pilots. They became very angry with me and told me to get the hell off the base, and that if I ever came back there again, they would report me to base security. One pilot told me that I was a trouble maker, and that he was going to inform base security of my address and have me put in jail. I did not go to jail, and no one ever contacted me about the photograph.”

About two weeks later, the witness stated that he gave the photograph, the original, to a man named Dr. Greer.

Cropped and enlarged version of the witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped, enhanced and enlarged version of the witness photo. (Credit: MUFON)

“He told me that he had friends in the area that would examine the photo and that he would contact me in about two weeks to tell me about what it was. I never heard back from Dr. Greer. In the past years I have attempted to contact Dr. Greer, but he has never returned my phone calls. I also sent a copy to a man, Stanton Freidman. He told me that the photo was interesting.”

New Mexico State Section Director David Hillendahl is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Interesting item.

    Don’t bother trying to get ant joy out of Dr Greer! I have tried tried twice from the UK which would have given him the opportunity of prime ”air tine’.

    Dr Greer is making mountains of money through his ‘organisation’ by delivering lectures and articles selectively peddling items of interest to himself.

    MUFON are your best bet if you wish to be taken seriously.

    I have had two close sightings in the South of England in the last two years in broad daylight and in the company of highly credible witness’.

    Don’t expect to be believed! Some people still think the earth is flat…

  2. I believe the witness is reading this article so this is my message to him. Sir, I’m not an investigator but I don’t have to be one to tell that what you captured on this photo is a bird. You will not believe me now, but after the investigators complete their hard work, they’ll confirm my assumption. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is a typical photo and most investigators are very familiar with this sort of bird photos, the shape, the conditions etc. Why they kept you in the dark about this, for such a long time is beyond me, but I believe sooner or later they’ll come to you with the same conclusion.
    And to the author of this media report – you know, it doesn’t hurt sometimes to share your personal opinion. Or, if you are short in good UFO reports to write about, then just write about something else. In ufology quantity doesn’t affect quality. It kills it.

  3. Izabela, where do I start?
    1. You said it yourself, “I’m not an Investigator.” That is the only thing you have correct. You are not!
    2. You said: “they’ll confirm my assumption.” Assumption! Assumptions are of NO analytical value
    at all. Plus, you know what happens when you ASS-U-ME something right?
    3. This is a typical photo? Are you a MUFON Photo Analyst? Possibly you work with Jim Delatosso?
    4. Why did they keep him in the dark? If you knew anything at all about Dr. Steven Greer you would
    know he is not the definitive person to contact regarding sightings of any kind. He has a finite agenda
    and this sort of thing is not it. It was the wrong place for the request.
    5. You said: “In ufology quantity doesn’t affect quality. It kills it.” And you know this from what?
    Are you a recognized authority with credentials in this field? I’d say your “knee-jerk” response to this
    article and photo qualifies you for your own statement.

    Did you expend any effort at all in technical analysis before you felt compelled to inappropriately and incorrectly offer your unwanted opinions? I have. This photo is a little more than trivial to me. I have stood almost in the same exact spot at this National Cemetery where this shot was taken, while I was laying a family member to rest last year. I have my own photos for reference albeit without anything anomalous like this in them. Your comments and tone so incensed me that I spent some effort to acquire a little better quality copy of this photo. I used two different analytical software packages I have on it and my own expertise.
    1. It is NOT “Photo Shopped”.
    2. It is absolutely NOT a bird! It definitely is “anomalous”. I do not know what it is.
    Guess entitlement and empowerment coupled with your compulsion to denigrate people gives you solace. It is certainly your right as an arrogate with a computer to comment on anything and everything but you have only left a negative impression on myself and I suspect the good folks here at Openminds.
    (Are you the one from Tel Aviv or Bulgaria? You don’t represent them well either).
    Do us all a favor and redirect your attention elsewhere.

  4. I have only recently become aware of my true surroundings in this world. Dr. Greer was kinda my introduction through his “disclosure” projects. It saddens me that he would show up, take the photo and never get back to you. His “story” was one I believed to be genuine, the buck falls on me and its now my job to save the world. However, as I stated I am a newbie. I know they have to raise money somehow to fund the kinds of things they do, but it would seem to me they should have plenty of support in that department without taxing the already taxed people in this world who just want answers.

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