How many years ago? What a terrific experience. I think also you may have solved a mysterious problem I recently discovered with my VW.
Thanks for sharing the story Michael.
Some years ago I was driving with two female friends way down in the
desert of central Mexico going to the Zona de Silenco:
We never made it. The VW suddenly went kaaboooom in the middle of the
desert. There was nothing but desert as far as the eyes could see with
mountains in the distance. All kinds of weird phenomena at the �Zona�.
They are very open about UFOs in Mexico and call them Ovnis.
The only thing we passed was about 70 miles back, some Federales with
automatic weapons, (AKs I think?). No traffic, just now and then a truck
going 90mph. No way would they stop. Suddenly out of the desert comes a
pick-up truck. One girl spoke Spanish well. I can a bit. The beat up
pick-up had 3 oregano pickers. They tied a rope to the bumper and I
thought for sure they would take us down the road. They did not but
instead suddenly pulled off into the desert. It took me by surprise and I
thought for sure we would going to have our throats slashed. But they
pulled us across a ridge and into�
OMG�.!!!! We went into heaven. Suddenly everything turned green in the
most productive oasis ever. Here in the middle of the desert is a town
growing everything, a canal of water running through. It was heaven. I
thought I stepped into Shangri-La or Brigadoon. Everything was growing
from pineapples to sugarcane and marijuana throughout all of it. Some
cute little donkey carts and smiling people.
We were pulled to the only garage. The young mayor who spoke English came
right over. They inspected the car. The head gasket was blown. Some
cars with US Arizona plates came over to check us out. They did not seem
happy with us there. The mayor said, �No problem, we will get you out.
We just need parts�. Off we went to the next big town. Thank God we had
a VW as that is the most common car in Mexico and parts easy to get. When
we got back four mechanics stripped and rebuilt the entire engine. For
what would have been an easy $1200 to $1500 in the states was a mere 80
bucks including parts and labor!
I spent hours in heaven.
Later we did get to the Zona and that place is hell. Animals grow
deformed and the general atmosphere is sick.
There is real hell in Mexico.
And there is also real heaven.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]