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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dex" <dexxxaa@...> wrote:
> Date: 01.31.08
> MEXICO: Luminous UFO Lands at Cerro Pie de Minas.
> *** A report by Ana Luisa Cid and Jesus Martinez Castro ***
> The city of Chilpancingo (state of Guerrero's) La Cronica Vespertina
newspaper reported the sighting of an unknown light that landed at
Cerro Pie de Minas, emitting flashes for over 30 hours and causing
alarm among the locals.
> The event took place in the early morning hours of December 31, 2007
in the town of Mezcala, Guerrero. According to the news report from
journalist Francisco Rangel, dated January 10, 2008, the phenomenon
was observed by the entire town, cutting across all ages ranging from
children to senior citizens and including mining engineers and
laborers at the Los Filos gold mine.
> Eyewitness accounts suggest that drivers halted their vehicles all
the way to the Federal Highway in order to take a look at the intense
light source that traveled across various parts of the locality at an
estimated altitude of 300 meters. They describe a saucer-shaped craft
that passed over the town square slowly and silently before landing on
a hill known as Pie de Minas, where it emitted flashes for over 30 hours.
> According to the newspaper story, witnesses to the phenomenon
complained of eye irritation despite the fact that they saw it at a
considerable distance. Not only that, but there is also talk of
fluctuations in the level of electric power in spite of the fact that
no voltage changes were detected at the electric substation belonging
to the Comision Federal de Electricidad.
> Many people took photos and videos with their cameras and
cellphones, but their recordings were affected and distorted by an
alleged magnetic force. They added that even the pictures taken with
analog cameras were overexposed.
> According to the newspaper article: "The object was seen by most of
the population, ranging from small children to the elderly and entire
families, seen at considerable distances by the luminosity that
affected the eyes of many residents and the fact that the electric
levels of all the homes dropped whenever the light's intensity
increased, ranging from a soft shade of light blue to a white and
phosphorescent blue, acquiring yellow, orange and soft red tones...."
> Many video recordings exist in spite of this, taken by people who
managed to record it from their homes at a distance of 4 or 6
kilometers away. The footage shows a round light, whether white or
light blue, with strange figures at its core that were described-- by
those who peered at the object through binoculars as something
resembling a cat or a being with horns, causing the greatest degree of
fear among the locals, rendering them unable to sleep for the two
following nights. The sighting was not made known beyond the confines
of the town until the first days of this week, although reports of
alleged meteorite activity had been received from Amojileca and
Xochipala on January 1st. Residents of Mezcala say that the inclement
weather strong, cold winds could have been caused by the luminous
UFO which appeared to have landed on the hill known as Pie de Mina in
the wilderness known as "La V", from where it was filmed by many
locals with their diminutive Handycams and who were clearly afraid
that something awful would happen, or that the vehicle's crew would
> Alfonso Ramirez Maya, 35, a farmer and board-layer, had a chance to
film the UFO with his video camera and his daughter's cell phone. He
showed us the images taken, and those in which the light can be seen
moving, but with deformations of the images on the cellphone. The
white light resembles a balloon that changes shape, despite their best
efforts at remaining steady. The images were obtained from their house
on Calle Francisco Villa n/n, Colonia Cabeza de Culebra, 5 km from the
sighting one kilometer distant from the Mexico City Acapulco Federal
Highway that passes through Mezcala.
> Another person who had the opportunity to record a video was Jesus
Santana Hernandez, who filmed the UFO as it flew over the community,
but sent the video to Houston so that a relative could make it known
through a local TV station, since some thought they could profit from
selling the images. However, the majority of the locals who have the
evidence are hesitant to disclose it, as they do not wish to earn
themselves a poor reputation or be dismissed as lunatics.
> However, they are all willing to discuss the experience after being
told that an effort is underway to document the sighting, and even
willing to accompany a research group to the site, as it is a rugged
terrain filled with rattlesnakes and scorpions. Many of the people
interviewed, among whom were serious individuals of all ages, youths
and even children, offered interpretations of the story that agreed
with one another's regarding the sighting of the light on the hill and
its transit over the community of Mezcala, further agreeing with the
fear and consternation they experienced for the 30-hour span in which
the "flying saucer" was present.
> Many residents of this community stated that there were several
occasions in which some people tried to reach the place where the UFO
touched down. In the night and evening of January first, when up to 20
or 30 pickup trucks laden with people tried to reach the sight were
the light could be seen, the light simply went dark. There exists,
however, the report of a group that came within fifty meters of the
vessel described as a flying saucer, whose color was similar to that
of brilliant, galvanized sheet metal, with a whitish or light blue
light. These people brought with them video and still cameras, but
their vehicles were left without power, with no electricity and
stalled engines. Furthermore, camera batteries were inexplicably
drained despite having been charged, and returned to normal operating
conditions later on.
> Bold youths who dared approach the UFO clearly heard two dry,
metallic sounds emerging from the interior of the alleged craft. This
spooked them into hiding under their pickup trucks and even made them
weep like children, as they believed the occupants would emerge to
seize them. This fear prompted them to flee the site as best they
could, and they refuse to talk about it.
> Closer images were obtained from videos taken from the slopes of Pie
de Mina one kilometer distant where the object can be seen as
larger, resembling a large white circle of encapsulated light. Symbols
can be made out, and even the shape of a face drawn on a card by
another witness, having the shape of a feline or a horned being that
appears to be at the center of the light.
> To many businessmen in downtown Mezcala, and food vendors who
witnessed the phenomenon from the early hours of December 31, also saw
the gathering of people who had set out to see the UFO phenomenon and
who offered their versions about what it could be. There were many who
recorded videos or took photos, but after the novelty wore off, they
became disaffected after making the trip in groups of pickup trucks
accompanied by two local sheriffs without finding anything. To calm
the populace down, they said [the sighting ] had been caused by the
clash of high voltage wires that entwined in the strong wind.
> The owner of a budget store says that sales declined because people
became frightened, and that Mezcala looked "like a ghost town" as many
of its residents fled out of fear, believing that harm would befall
them because the vehicle remained on the hillside, emitting powerful
flashes skyward even in broad daylight. There are even those who say
that another light above appeared to blink, as if communicating the
one below. This made them fear the worst, and contributed to restless
sleep for two nights.
> There is much more evidence of the extraordinary event, known as a
Close Encounter of the 2nd Kind (CE-2), a variety of eyewitness
accounts from an entire community stricken with terror by the
tremendous light that lit all of the nearby hills, and even caused the
city's own electric lights to dwindle, all of this amid strong winds
and the cold nights of early 2008.
> In order to reach the landing site of the luminous UFO, it is
necessary to walk for several hours or reach the site on all-terrain
vehicles, since there could be evidence of some sort to be found where
the UFO remained for 30 hours, all the while flashing its lights.
> It should be noted that the area has various mineral and metal
deposits, such as uranium, cobalt, gold, silver and copper. [...] A
more thorough investigation of what appears to be a genuine UFO case
must be performed, verifying if there were any traces left behind at
Pie de Minas hill, in the "La V" wilderness of the community of
Mezcala, Municipality of Zumpango del Rio, state of Guerrero. Other
reports involving strange phenomena have been received from other
municipalities early this year.
> (Text submitted by reporter Javier Francisco Reyes)
> Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU - Special thanks to Ana Luisa
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