In 1984, a mysterious document appeared allegedly disclosing that a UFO crashed near El Indio, Texas on December 6, 1950. This crash reportedly occurred along the Rio Grande River.
What occurred that day has been argued by skeptics and those who believe to what occurred in Maverick County back then.
Some experts including Kevin D. Randle a respected and prominent Ufologist is reported to have stated that the incident was the second most authentic cases of a Unidentified Flying Object crashing into the Earth next to the Roswell case.
The El Indio story gathered steam when an alleged document of the crash was given to television documentary producer Jaime Shandera. It was supposedly addressed to President Dwight Eisenhower from CIA Director Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter mentioning both the Roswell UFO crash of 1947 and a “second” crash near El Indio-Guerrero in 1950.
Past investigations into the matter including Project Open Book from 1990 to 1994 along with OMNI’s Dennis Stacy found a man by the name Rosendo Flores who claimed to have witnessed the alleged UFO crash. The team was led to an area where the man stated a “ball of fire fell from the sky” that day. Reports show the area marked was El Rancho del Griegos. The team however did not find anything conclusive that could elaborate the story.
Another claim is that that on December 6, 1950 the United States military was reported to be in a national emergency . This supposedly occurred at precisely the same time as White House phone records show a dramatic increase in switchboard traffic. The FBI was briefed that the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps had been placed on Immediate High Alert for any information related to flying saucers.
Another Air Force pilot Robert B. Willingham claimed that he had seen something fall close to the border as well.Investigators questioned inconsistencies with his stories.
As a reporter I understand that with every U.F.O story there will be believers and nay-sayers. We may never know if there was an actual U.F.O. crash in Maverick County. But what we can safely say is that we will forever be tied to the mystique that is one of the most famous alleged U.F.O.crash incidents in world history which is the Roswell, New Mexico U.F.O case.