An aerospace alloy not known to have been produced on Earth was found at the site of the famous 1947 “Roswell Incident,” according to a local geologist.
Frank Kimbler, an associate professor of geology with the New Mexico Military Institute, has spent nine years conducting research about the alleged UFO crash site on ranch land near Corona and using metal detectors to search the site. He said he has recovered World War II-era artifacts and some still-not-fully-understood materials, including the alloy tested by a California aerospace lab.
Kimbler gave a talk, “UFOs: The Global Quest for Physical Evidence,” Friday at the International UFO Museum and Research Center as one of the speakers at the 2019 UFO Festival.
“It is not on the books,” said Kimbler about one sample from the crash site that has been tested. “It is not something that we can’t make, because we probably could make it, but it is something that is not on any registry or anything anywhere.”
Kimbler said he reached his conclusion after he reviewed the results of tests on samples done by Atlas Testing Laboratories Inc., which did the work at the behest of a TV production studio.
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The TV group didn’t think the results showed anything interesting. But Kimbler said that, in fact, the data that is intriguing is not from the sample the TV production group was most concerned about, but another sample he provided, labeled as NI-0420, but that he also refers to as NP-0420.
Kimbler said he has become an expert on aluminum alloys during the past nine years and he knows that the combination of elements found in the NI-0420 sample indicates the material is very similar to 6951 alloys, known to be used in aerospace skins. But the small amount of iron found, among other factors, makes the material unlike anything ever recorded as produced on Earth.
“What we end up with is a brand-spanking new aerospace alloy that nobody has manufactured, at least that I’m aware of. Could it be of ET origin? Maybe,” he said.
Kimbler also said he has retrieved from the crash site some 1940s or 1950s-era military fatigue buttons and 50-caliber ammunition identified as military-issued. He describes the site as a “wide sinkhole” not near the monument on the ranch where others sometimes search for evidence. He stresses that he isn’t interested in commercializing his work, only searching for answers.
In a presentation that includes video and photos, Kimbler also looks at the physical evidence from three other suspected UFO sightings.
One is a Ubatuba, Brazil, incident in 1957, in which a young couple walking along the beach reportedly observed a flying object that appeared in distress. After being assisted by other craft, materials from the distressed craft fell onto the beach. Those samples have isotopes that are outside the range of known Earth-originated materials, Kimbler claimed.
Another incident is an alleged 1986 UFO crash on a mountain peak near the Russian mining town of Dalnegorsk, said to have been witnessed by more than 100 people. “It is an interesting story,” he said, but admits that a “smelting” town could produce some exotic materials with unusual test results.
The third incident occurred in 1975 or 1976 in Bogota, Columbia. Two University of Bogota students allegedly observed a UFO in distress that, after being aided by other craft, ejected molten materials. They then turned the items over to researchers. Tests on those materials found a composition of primarily aluminum with some phosphorus, iron and sulphur, Kimbler said.
Kimbler said that unlike other possible extraterrestrial incidents where physical evidence has been collected, these three incidents have a clear “chain of provenance” from the eyewitnesses to the labs, although materials in some cases were misplaced after initial testing.
Kimbler will present his talk again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 114 N. Main St.
Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 311, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.