“Hoax or not?”
Heads up: This listing is merely for historical purposes. There's no plaque, no memorial, just an old Wells Fargo bank. Don't go in expecting to find pieces of a crashed alien craft. Though considered a hoax by some UFO investigators, there is an interesting account of a UFO crash that comes to us from Arizona. The facts are certainly worth a look. Famed researcher Raymond Fowler first broke the details of this event of May 20, 1953 in 1973, although it was known to UFO investigator Richard Hall as early as 1964. Fowler stated that his information came from engineer "Fritz Werner," later identified as Arthur G. Stancil. Stancil graduated from Ohio University in 1949 and was first employed by Air Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio as a mechanical engineer on testing Air Force aircraft engines. Dr. Eric Wang, who was suspected of leading a reverse engineering team on alien craft, headed the Installations Division within the Office of Special Studies where Arthur worked. Stancil signed a legal affidavit vouching to the honesty of his testimony, which was released by Ray Fowler in UFO Magazine, April 1976. He was working for a company that had a government contract at a nuclear site in Nevada. He was summoned by his boss on 5-21-53, and sent on a "secret" assignment. After being flown to Phoenix, Arizona, he was placed on a bus with blacked out windows, and taken to a point some four hours drive northwest of the city of Phoenix proper. The location was supposedly near the city of Kingman, Arizona.
I live in Kingman. The actual location of the alleged crash is waaaay out of town off of Route 66. At least 20 miles away from town. Who ever started this "4th St" location is a troll. That location is downtown and everyone in the town at that time would have known about the crash had it occurred downtown. Don't drink the kool aid.
Would love more info on this 1953 UFO "crash" here in Kingman.
But as I say, I live here and no one here has heard anything about a "downtown UFO crash". Downtown Kingman is certainly worth a visit, however! If you want to ask some of the locals in the antique stores like Sea Dog Merchants (on Beale between 3rd and 2nd St, just west of the Circle K), Gracie's Vintage, Vagabonds and maybe the Art Hub across the street (all near 4th St & Beale) you'll at least have fun and meet some kind and cool locals. THAT is worth coming to Kingman for! It would make fun conversation as well as people hear like conversation and are friendly. Visit Kingman for the locals! Not the "downtown UFO crash" please! :)
I frequently work in the Art Center (Art Hub) just across the street from this location. There is NOTHING there as many say, other than a small unused and unleased building behind the old Wells Fargo. Even that Wells Fargo is only an ATM machine now. There is no marker, nothing and no one around town has heard diddly about this...other than the "crash" that supposedly happened north east 8 to 20 miles (this is what I've read, accounts from 8 miles to 20) of the small Air Base here in Kingman (which is now a non-towered, airport and business park).
This location downtown has nothing to do with nothing as far as I can tell and it certainly wasn't a crash site. If it's connected with this UFO thing in some other way, no one hear knows a thing about it. Just an old building. Nothing more.
This is not a thing. Nothing to see. Wish I could change to 0 stars.
Old Town Kingman Arizona plays a part in this UFO story, but it is not central to to the story. The first of three UFOs to go down 'near' Kingman in May 1953 (according to first-hand eye witnesses) made a forced landing without damage on May 18, 1953. Disinformation about this UFO generally claims it was a crash, which it was not, and supposedly happened on May 20th and/or May 21st, which it did not, because the UFO had already landed days before on May 18th! Factually accurate information at: www.kingmanufocrashes.com. .
I live in kingman. I'm a real prophet of God. I was taught about flying saucers developed for the us air force. 1913 patent by Nickola Tesla, how to build one. Well the air force did. It's a very high transformer system. Light flows into the bottom and exits out the bottom or sides. Notice the light emitters on the bottom; this gives piloting stability so up and down wobbling doesn't occur. Or, the craft can turn side ways and crash. Very powerful light flow into the bottom out to the sides of the craft, so light is pushed away, this becomes light and radar hiding from viewing.
Don't go! My son says don't waste your time..... We went there only to find very old, unkept buildings. No marker - just an old building near a Wells Fargo bank.
Drove through downtown Kingman to the location pinned on this map but saw nothing. I thought there would be a marker of some type but apparently not. Lame.
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