.See also Albuquerque Journal Web site for more Proctor testimony.


(1)  My name is Loretta Proctor

(2)  My address is:  XXXXXXXXXX

(3)  I am retired.

(4)  In July 1947, my neighbor William W. "Mac" Brazel came to my ranch and showed my husand and me a piece of material he said came from a large pile of debris on the property he managed.  The piece he brought was brown in color, similar to plastic.  He and my husband tried to cut and burn the object, but they weren't successful.  It was extremely light in weight.  I had never seen anything like it before.

(5)  "Mac" said the other material on the property looked like aluminum foil.  It was very flexible and wouldn't crush or burn.  there was also something he described as tape which had printing on it.  The color of the printing was a kind of purple.  He said it wasn't Japanese writing; from the way he dscribed it, it sounded like it resembled hieroglyphics.

(6)  Some time later, my husband, my brother, and one of his friends saw "Mac" in Roswell, surrounded by soldiers.  He walked right  by them, without speaking a word.  The Army kept him five or six days.  When he got back, he said that the Army told him the object he found was a weather balloon.  "If I see another one," he said, "I won't report it."  He was upset about them keeping him from home that long.  He wouldn't talk about it after he got back.

(7)  "Mac" Brazel was a good neighbor, usually pretty friendly.  He was not the kind of person who would tell a lie or create a hoax.  He knew what weather balloons were like, because he had found them before.

(8)  The piece of material I saw did not resemble anything from a weather balloon.  I had seen weather balloons before.  I had never seen anything like this.

(9)  I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement. It is the truth to the best of my recollection.

Signed:  Loretta Proctor
Date:  May 5 - 1991

Signature witnessed by:
Alma Hobbs

[Source:   Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994]