The Aztec Incident: The lesser known cousin of The Roswell Incident.
The story of the Aztec Incident first surfaced in the book Behind Flying Saucers, written by former gossip columnist Frank Scully. The book appeared in 1950. The incident itself was said to have occurred two years earlier, in March, 1948. Scully told of a flying saucer which had landed in a remote part of New Mexico, near the town of Aztec. Oil drilling was about the only thing that went on in that part of the world, and the UFO had first been spotted by some oil workers. They passed the word and soon the authorities arrived on the scene and sealed off the area.
Teams of expert scientists were present and, for a period of two days, examined the object only from a distance using a variety of instruments. The disc was around 100 feet in diameter and, at its centre, sat a cabin. Eventually, the scientists moved closer. They could see a number of what appeared to be glass portholes around the circumference of the cabin. One of the portholes was broken. Peering through the broken porthole, they could see the inert bodies of sixteen small humanoid beings lying around. The occupants were dead. Inserting a long stick through the broken porthole, they were able to press a button which opened a door on the exterior of the craft.
Moving inside, they examined the dead bodies of the aliens more closely. All wore dark blue overalls and bore no sign of rank. Each being was between three and four feet in height. The bodies were charred. The investigators surmised that the aliens had died either in space or while in the earth’s atmosphere, possibly as a result of the broken porthole. It appeared the vehicle had landed itself using some kind of automatic pilot mechanism. Scully speculated that perhaps secret radar facilities in the area had been the source of the problem.
In the craft, sheets with indecipherable alien writing were found as well as assorted other strange objects. Scully was told that some of these were pilfered by soldiers as souvenirs.
Since the craft was too large to be transported as it was, it was decided to dismantle it. The disc was broken up into sections and each section transported to Wright Field air base in Ohio on the back of a lorry. There the saucer was extensively analysed, though scientists reportedly learned little of its internal workings.
More here: http://www.ufoencounters.co.uk/the-aztec-incident.html
The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon.
Beginning excerpts/chapter from the book. http://www.theaztecincident.com/TheA...entPreview.pdf
Here is an in depth interview with George Noory, Linda Moulton Howe and Steve Ramsey on The Aztec Incident - The Recovery at Hart Canyon.