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‘Foreign’ Debris Found Near El Morro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Relax, X-Filers, several “foreign” items found in a roughly 30-foot radius on a large property near El Morro National Monument doesn’t seem to be a UFO debris field, but solid rocket propellant materials, according to the Cibola Beacon.

“We have not been able to identify the items as ours,” a U.S. Army representative from White Sands Missile Range told a public meeting held last week to discuss the discovery of the material and its cleanup, the Beacon said.

Missile test flights had been performed over the El Morro area for many years, tests that haven’t always been logged, and tests performed on the suspected propellant by the White Sands Missile Range chemistry laboratory were unable to link the recovered material to any known to have been used, the paper reported.

The items were reportedly found in 2006 on the Ramah Ranch, about 10 miles north of the national monument on N.M. 53, and soil in five areas has been discolored by degradation of the propellant, the Beacon said.

The Army will begin its Military Munitions Response Program remedial investigation of the site later this month, and cleanup of the site should be complete by early April, the Army representative told the meeting.

“The landowner just wants it off her property,” the Army representative said.

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