Monday, February 11, 2019

Deming, New Mexico Movie - November 1957

It’s happened again. While searching for something else I stumbled onto something that is interesting. I have been unable to find much in the way of additional information and thought that I would ask for some help.

According to NICAP’s The U.F.O. Investigator of January, 1958:
At 7:30 p.m. [November 3, 1957] at Deming, New Mexico, a large brightly-lit object swept in over the area. It was seen by Robert Toby, radio station owner and GOC [Ground Observer Corps] and CBS-TV cameraman Russell B. Day.
As the UFO maneuvered through the clear sky, Day recorded its movements on 35 feet of film.
The APRO Bulletin for November, 1957, gives a little more information. There I learned that:

On 3 November, 1957, at 7:30 p.m. CBS-TV cameraman Russell B. Day filmed 35 to 40 feet of film of a UAO at Deming, New Mexico while perched atop the fire station in the G.O.C. tower. Day had spent six nights on watch for a UAO. With him were Bob Toby, owner of the local radio station, a G.O.C. observer and two teen-age boys. The object, a light described as larger than the bright planets, but smaller
Blogs of light photographed at Tremonton, Utah.
than the moon, came into sight, maneuvered about, changing from yellow to orange occasionally. There were no clouds, and visibility was good.
What is believed to have been the same object followed the automobile of Kenneth Clear with his wife and two sons for 15 miles on State Road 26 at 8 p.m. the same evening.
Given what was reported by APRO, my guess is that the film either showed nothing at all or a point of light that could have been anything at all. There was no reason for them to follow up on what was, essentially, a sighting of a light in the sky, with none of the EM Effects reported in Levelland by so many people the day before and earlier that morning.

However, if anyone living in the Deming, New Mexico, area can learn anything else about this case, I would like to know. Of course, we’re talking about a sighting that is more than 60 years old, so the avenues of investigation are probably limited to the local newspapers and the like. It just struck me that a film had been taken and there was nothing more about it that I could find.

1 comment:

Curt Collins said...

I didn't find any media reports, but there was a Project Blue Book file of another case in the area from a few days later, though. It blamed Venus for those reports. The names are redacted, so I can't tell if there was any overlap of the Deming witnesses.