Josie Estrada, now 78-years-old, lives in San Antonio, New Mexico. Her UFO encounter occurred in 1947, when she was 14-years-old. It was a hot July afternoon, and Estrada had been out herding goats on the mesa. At approximately 2:00 pm, she saw something very bright and shiny out of the corner of her eye. When she turned towards the object, she saw the sun reflecting off something disc-shaped. She described the object as being so shiny that it resembled a mirror.
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Estrada said the UFO descending straight down from the sky until it landed approximately one quarter mile away from her position. To her, the object appeared to be the size of a house, or perhaps slightly smaller than that. She was fascinated and curious, so she excitedly rode her horse at a gallop towards the object. When she approached the bright object, it silently ascended, then shot straight up and disappeared.
San Antonio New Mexico is 154 miles from Roswell, NM. It is a nondescript town with a few taverns, general store and a few agricultural outlets. It is located in Socorro County and is roughly in the center of the state. The entire population of the county is around 18,000 and the exact population of San Antonio is unknown because the area is ill defined. This makes an ideal location for a UFO sighting or in this case a UFO landing.
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