The Lonnie Zamora case concerns the Close Encounter of the third kind of Officer Lonnie Zamora on April 24, 1964 in Socorro, New Mexico.


Lonnie Zamora, a policeman, saw two figures walking near a strange alien spacecraft with four legs. Soon, the aliens spotted Zamora. Once they did, they boarded their craft and left the planet.[2]

Afterwards, they took photos of the landing marks the craft made and the scorched ground the craft made when it took off from Earth.[2]

This case may be associated with the Maljamar incident that happens the next day, just to the southeast.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 UFO Case Book, KRQE News 13: Could 1964 UFO be lunar lander?
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tales of Horror: Aliens, Jim Pipe, page 9
  3. Blue Planet Project, p.8-9—Maljamar is spelled how it sounds, Mollomar, but is an incorrect spelling. The site is presented as an AFB; meaning that it’s operated by the USAF, but the site is unofficial.


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