Behind Roswell – PART II: The San Antonio UFO Crash

“The evidence is overwhelming that the Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled vehicles from off the Earth.” – Stanton T. Friedman

On August 16, 1945, just 30 days after the detonation of the first atomic bomb test, two young boys, Jose Padilla and Reme Baca, witnessed the crash of an oval-shaped spacecraft, near the township of San Antonio, New Mexico.

Journalist and UFO investigator Paola Harris was the first to investigate the crash site and published a book about it, titled Born on the Edge of Ground Zero, Living in the Shadow of Area 51.

According to Harris, the six and nine-years old boys were looking for a cow in the vicinity of a New Mexico ranch a few miles away from the Trinity Site, when they heard a loud explosion similar to what they heard one month earlier. Following the sound, they witnessed what they described as an “avocado-shaped” craft, measuring about 25-30 feet in diameter that crashed into a brick tower which had an antenna on top of it, and fell to the ground.

With binoculars, the two boys saw four beings with non-human characteristics through a hole in the craft, three of which appeared injured but were able to move, and one was lying on the ground and couldn’t move at all. Hiding in a distance, the two boys observed them for almost two hours.

Jose and Reme described the beings as small in height, about 3 and ½ feet tall. They had long arms with four fingers, elongated eyes and no hair or ears on their head. All of them were wearing silver-like uniforms that were tight to their bodies.

two days after the incident, military personnel arrived at the crash site. Jose and Reme hid and watched them work for several days, waiting for an opportunity to grab a souvenir from the craft to remind them their experience even though at the time, they had no idea about what they witnessed. On August 20, they loaded the ship on a truck and drove it to an old barn in San Antonio where they left it for the evening. It was there that one of the little kids went inside the craft and took a piece of metal – which was attached to a panel, that they kept hidden for more than 70 years.

Shortly after, the military noticed something went missing from their inventory and showed up at their homes, but could not find anything.

Two pieces of metal extracted from the crash site. Credit: Paula Harris

According to an interview with Reme Baca conducted by journalist Jaime Maussan, the piece was taken to a laboratory in England for analysis and scientists remained baffled by its incomprehensive properties. Apparently, the piece contained carbon nanotubes, a technology that was only discovered in 1952. They also found what appeared to be circuits of such sophisticated design integrated into the metal that could’ve been connected to a mainframe computer in the ship.

Analysis show the integrated circuits found inside the metal. Credit: Paula Harris

Other evidence of the strange characteristics of this metal was discovered when a second piece of metal recovered in the crash site was exposed to high temperature.

According to Reme, when this piece was exposed to an acetylene torch with a temperature up to 2,000 degrees, the heat was conducted from one end to the other, causing the metal to melt out on its other side. It is still not known how the metal could maintain such a cold temperature despite the application of high intensity heat.

After the death of Reme, the first piece that was extracted from inside the ship was sent to Jose Padilla in New Mexico. With the aid of Maussan and his investigation team, they took samples of the piece and sent them to the Analytical Educational Centre in Mexico for further analysis. 

Fluorescence analysis and digital radiographs were performed to analyze the chemical composition and the internal structure of the metals. It was determined that the components correspond to two aluminum alloys; A332 and A380 that contain 88.71% aluminum, 6.97% silicon, 0.82% iron, 0.18% manganese, 0.19% nickel, 0.63% zinc, and 0.04% tin.

The analysis was performed by a Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer.

AEC’s examination result. Credit: Jaime Maussan

The examination result confirmed an alloy based on aluminum. It was even identified as an alloy of duralumin. However, 15% of the compounds were not identified, possibly because they are non-organic materials.

Such an unconventional finding showed that the piece would have been impossible to make in 1945, as the production of aluminum-based alloys was only around in the 1970s.

The materials present in this article are provided by Jaime Maussan in his ‘Nuevo’ series published by Gaia.


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