(Hey everyone - UFOJane here. I'll be visiting the location of this UFO sighting later this week, as part of the Edinburg UFO Festival. You can buy tickets to the event here. Or you can stay at home and follow along for coverage on Instagram and YouTube!)
Although no photos or videos were taken of the amazing encounter, eight witnesses in total lived to tell about it. In the fall of 1966, eight male construction workers were digging in a rural area north of Edinburgh, Texas when a UFO approached them. The men panicked and it's possible that they shot their guns up at the UFO. The mysterious craft then reportedly shot down beams of light onto their construction site, which subsequently caught on fire. The entire site, including two vehicles and a small mobile home or RV, was destroyed. Another local reported seeing a cigar-shaped UFO in the area around the same time, and so this may be the same UFO that caused all the destruction. Scroll down for photos, video and more about this incredible Texas UFO case:
The sheriff of Donna, Texas at the time (just 25 minutes from Edinburg) later shared that he had been approached by people dressed in military uniforms who asked about the UFO report. Sheriff E. E. Vickers believed the people were from the nearby Moore Air Base.
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4/16/2019 02:34:16 pm
I appreciate you posting this incredible story that I've been investigating for about 10 years after the son of the principal witness came forward. Deputy sheriff Milo Ponce was a highly respected local law enforcement agent and jurist who later became the county judge for Hidalgo county. Now deceased, he has a county park named after him. His son, Joe Ponce, remembers vividly the story of this UFO encounter told by his dad, and Joe remembers visiting the site of the incident the morning after it happened, where he witnessed the devastation. If anyone has questions, feel free to contact me through my web site, RoswellBooks.com. Thanks!
4/20/2019 09:55:17 pm
This situation is not uncommon. There have been a number of reports in which UFO's have fired back at individuals who have fired upon them even if one would think small arms fire should not pose a threat to the craft in question.
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