Kingman UFO Crash – Fact or Fiction?

The Kingman UFO Crash (May, 1953) has been largely discounted by the UFO community and UFO researchers as a hoax. New to the Kingman, Arizona area in the early 1990s, I heard the story and was intrigued, spending many a noon hour searching for the crash site but not having any success. I searched even into the late 1990s. Local legend had it that the event happened off of Stockton Hill Road, north of town. Finally I had a break by looking at a USGS map close to Stockton Hill Road. There was the clue staring at my face in plain sight!

I am not going to give the clue as it is so obvious and also, the crash site is on private land. Nonetheless, searching again with the clue in hand, still did not net me the desired results. I read more and more about the crash from various sources including the Wanderling posts which I find very believable. http://the-wanderling.com/kingman_ufo.html.   My local sources also indicated Native American involvement in some aspects of the crash and retrieval as did The Wanderling.

During my own wanderings, I noticed a striking vein of white onyx along Stockton Hill Road and it occurred to me that the aliens might have been searching for boron and thought the onyx was boron!  Just a wild theory maybe but it’s my theory. There has been speculation online that the UFOs are searching for boron. Finally I had to get my husband involved in the search and we did find the site one Sunday afternoon in the early 2000s.  The area is wiped clean of desert vegetation in an area about 500′ x 500′ (or larger – I am going strictly by memory now) and there is a former cattle tank which has been dug out and a former dam (now destroyed).  There would be no need to clear the entire area of vegetation in my opinion simply to dig out a small water pond for cattle! The crash site also nestles up to a small hill where, when reading about the crash, it is stated the craft flew into the side of a small hill.  It is also right next to a large valley which heads all the way to Red Lake (movie location for Mars Attack!) north of Kingman. The valley would be a perfect fly way for UFOs and other small craft.

Also, on one of the hills immediately adjacent to the crash site appears to be a small outcropping of white onyx, again were the aliens searching for boron?

This is on private land so I do not feel comfortable giving the coordinates but it is easy to find if you look for Stockton Hill Road on the USGS maps and just stare at the map awhile. You could also probably find the cleared area on Google Earth.  At the time we were at the site, there was not a fence up and there was also a dirt area where people had been driving to the site from the main road so I don’t think we were the only people to discover this unusual site.

Let me know what you think! Am I full of it or am I on to something?

Broken dam and tank. Tank is partially filled in.
Broken dam and tank. Tank is partially filled in.
Closeup of Broken Dam
Broken dam shows some vegetation growing back in the area
Cattle Tank at site of UFO crash
Cattle Tank at site of UFO crash
Cleared out area leading up to dam and tank
Small hill probable site of UFO crash
Huge cleared out area
Cleared out area going up to dam and tank.
Onyx bearing hill
Hill opposite dam and tank where I saw the vein of onyx
Look at all the vegetation
Weird grouping close to site. See the amount of vegetation.
Vegetation in neighboring properties
Typical vegetation for the site – plants every 3 feet
White Onyx
Onyx vein off of Stockton Hill Road. This is not the onyx vein on the small hill
Area around Red Lake - very flat flyway
Red Lake

2 thoughts on “Kingman UFO Crash – Fact or Fiction?”

  1. Overflew and mapped this entire area by drone 10 feet off the ground. This is not the 1953 Kingman UFO site. Land shown is combination US Gov & Private land. Wanderling story must be meant as entertainment, as the story-line claims details, actions, events and locations that ‘are not’ factually correct. © 2016 Harry J. Drew

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