posted on May, 20 2003 @ 01:15 AM
El Paso does seem to have more than its fair share of little green men as any search will tell you; but this DID happen taht year:
"MYSTERY METEOR CAUSES A
BIG STIR IN EL PASO, TEXAS
On Thursday, October 9, 1997, at 12:47 p.m., an
unusual meteor flashed through the sky over El Paso,
Texas, creating a massive explosion that shook homes
from El Paso to Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Robert Simpson, spokesman for the McDonald
Observatory in Texas, said the explosion was caused
"by what appeared to be a small meteor...about as
bright as the surface of the setting sun."
The meteor was thought to have impacted in the
West Texas "brush country" desert, south of the Hueco
Mountains, about 30 miles east of El Paso.
"A police helicopter flying 25 miles east of the city
spotted about an acre of scorched ground that might
be the area where the meteor hit."
Apologies for cut'n'paste