AZTEC — A town known locally for its obsession with
extra-terrestrials will soon gain national publicity.
At 6 p.m. local time Monday, the History Channel will air a
new episode from the series "UFO Files" that will feature
interviews from the 2006 UFO Symposium in Aztec, said Scott
Ramsey, who organizes the yearly gathering.
The episode is titled "Hangar 18: The UFO Warehouse" and
will discuss what happens when a UFO crashes, according to the
History Channel's Web site. Many people believe the Wright
Patterson Air Force Base contains a top-secret facility named
"Hangar 18," where alien crafts are taken.
"They filmed just about all of it last March at the UFO
Symposium," Ramsey said.
The episode will explore several UFO crash sites in the New
Mexico desert and where the space vehicles were taken after
they landed, he said.
The city of Aztec gained prominence among UFO enthusiasts
after a crash reportedly occurred in March 1948, almost 12
miles outside of Aztec in Hart Canyon, according to the UFO
Twelve "crashed disks," which are alien space crafts, were
recovered in New Mexico, the Web site states. New Mexico ranks
highest in the world for UFO-related sightings.
"They interviewed me for over three hours," he said. "I
thought it was a very good interview. They had an interest in
documents I have that were declassified by the government."
During the 2006 UFO Symposium, Ramsey provided The Daily
Times with documents he claimed were declassified government
reports. The documents included a letter written to former FBI
Director J. Edgar Hoover, one written by the United States
Department of the Air Force and an investigative report sent
to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He claimed all of his
declassified documents were written internally by the U.S.
Ramsey said he does not know how much of the hour-long
episode will feature Aztec.
"I don't know how it ended up on the cutting room floor,"
he said. "The segment of the interview with me will be
included in the tape."
Ramsey said History Channel officials recently notified him
of their interest in conducting a follow-up interview.
"They haven't set a date for that yet," he said.
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