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A subsequent investigation by J. P. Cahn, a writer for True magazine, found that Scully's informants were Leo A. GeBauer ("Dr. Gee") and Silas Newton, veteran confidence artists, and their saucer story was part of an elaborate swindle to peddle bogus oil-detection equipment to unsuspecting buyers.
Neither the Scu11y book nor the Steinman book is persuasive. The critical information each presents is questionable. Everyone we contacted in Aztec, especially the older people who were adults in March of 1948, is certain that no crash ever took place. It is clear that the flying-saucer-crash story is part of Aztec's folklore but not its history.
originally posted by: ColeYounger
The story goes that in 1947 and 48, there were three crashes in New Mexico. Roswell, Aztec, and San Augustin.
In a very recent article by UFO researcher Dennis Balthaser, he claims there's
'no doubt that a craft came down in Hart Canyon a few miles east of Aztec New Mexico in March 1948, basically undamaged, containing bodies, was taken apart and transported off of the mesa, and remains covered up to this day, 64 years later.'
The craft supposedly suffered little if any damage.
The book he's touting looks interesting. Here's Balthaser's article:
The Aztec Incident