UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 10 Number 40
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 10, Number 40
October 12, 2005
Editor: Joseph Trainor
ALIEN SPOTTED NEAR MEXICAN POWER STATION
Night watchmen at a power station in Altamira, a
town in Mexico's state of Tamaulipas, claim to have
captured the image of an alien on videotape. The image
was captured by the plant's security cameras.
According to the Mexican newspaper Hoy Extramex,
"Widespread panic has been unleashed in Altamira after a
strange creature was videotaped in the section containing
the energy-producting turbines of that city's
thermoelectric plant, spreading once more the theory that
there is an extraterrestrial base in the area, presumably
with designs on invading the territory."
Altamira has two large thermoelectric plants, which
have been designated Altamira 3 and Altamira 4 by
Mexico's Federal Electric Commission.
"According to Arturo Calcaneo, this newspaper also
published a report provided by fishermen who claimed
having cast their nets in the open sea and saw, to their
astonishment, how they did not sink and remained floating
on the water's surface."
Elsewhere in Mexico, "a strange unidentified flying
object flew over the eastern part of" Ramos Arizpe in
Coahuila state, "was recorded by the urban cameras of the
Municipal Public Security's O-60 security system."
"The 27-minute-long video was shown yesterday to the
media by Homero Duran Flores, head of the municipal
The UFO resembles "a round object with a grey-
colored ring and a black circle in the middle, roating,
and was recorded at different times as it approached and
"Duran Flores said that the video, recorded between
3:07 and 3:34 a.m." on Monday, October 3, 2005, "is at
the disposal of experts in the subject, since it is
'without doubt an important document, taking into
consideration the clarity and sharpness of the images.'"
"Mayra Gallegos Muniz, a radio operator of the O-60
system, who was on duty when the call came in, said that
upon looking out her office window, the unidentified
flying object 'appeared very large, four or five times
the size of a star.'" (See the Mexican newspapers Hoy
Extramex for October 5, 2005, "Extraterrestrials invade
Altamira," and Vanguardia for October 5, 2005, "Security
cameras record UFO over Coahuila." Muchas gracias a
Scott Corrales y Dr. Ana Luisa Cid Fernandez y Jesus
Jimenez pos esos articulos de diario.)
UFO DAZZLES THOUSANDS IN THE PHILIPPINES
"Thousands of residents in the towns of Milang,
Midsayap, Pikit, Alamada and Kidapawan City craned their
necks Monday night," October 3, 2005, "to witness what
many believe was an unidentified flying object (UFO)."
The sightings took place on Mindanao, the large
southern island of the Philippines.
"Vice Mayor Joselito Pinol of Milang personally saw
the flying object while on his way home from his farm in
"Pinol told radio stations DXND and DXMS that the
object flew over Milang for at least 45 minutes."
"The vice mayor described the flying object as a
vertical line, almost one meter (3 feet, 3 inches) long,
looking like the windshield wiper on a four-wheel-drive
"'I thought this was only seen in our town,' Pinol
said, 'But I was amazed when my friends in other towns of
the province called me and told me that the object had
been seen in Kidapawan, as well.'" (See the Filipino
newspaper Minda News for October 4, 2005, "What was that
unidentified flying object seen in NorthCot?" Many
thanks to Roy Lopez for this newspaper article.).
UFO FLAP BREAKS OUT IN PERU
A major UFO flap broke out in Peru last week, with
sightings near Chosica.
"Residents of the Puente Piedra and Ventanilla
districts were witnesses to an unusual event: two
unidentified flying objects were reported in both areas."
"The objects appeared in the night sky over one of
the many settlements along the Rio Chillon between Puente
Piedra and Ventanilla on Friday," September 10, 2005, "at
Witnesses described the UFOs as "two powerful lights
that could not be mistaken with airplanes, helicopters or
aerostats (balloons-J.T.). They ascended with such
swiftness towards the town that they absorbed energy from
several light posts, causing them to go out."
"'Those were UFOs and they caused the blackout and
interference with artifacts,' said Mario Zegarra."
"They tend to appear when disasters approach,'
Zegarra added, 'They are warning us of these tragedies.'"
(Editor's Note: This was about a month before the
catastrophic earthquake in Kashmir, which measured 7.6 on
the Richter scale. It was the worst earthquake in the
Himalayan region in more than a century.)
"'They were two oval-shaped objects. They flashed,
but at a given moment, we were able to see them clearly,
and they were definitely neither airplanes nor anything
remotely similar. We saw them in the sky,' said Isabel
Tafur, a resident of Puente Piedra."
"Sra. Tafur's testimony was corrobrated by the
custodians at Public School No. 2081, who specified the
time of the sighting as 10 p.m."
UFOs were also seen in the town of San Juan de
Lurigancho, near Chosica and Lima, the capital of Peru.
"Residents of the Avenida Weisse in San Juan de
Lurigancho have also seen UFOs in recent days. These
witnesses indicated that the saucers remained motionless
in the sky for several minutes before taking off toward
Chosica." (See the Peruvian newspapers Panamericana
Noticias for October 4 and 5, 2005, "Residents of Puente
Piedra and Ventanilla see UFOs" and "We saw them in the
sky!" Also, El Comercio for October 6, 2005. Muchas
gracias a Scott Corrales y Monica Gaetano de Silva por
estos articulos de diario.)
WOMAN SPOTS SEVEN ORANGE UFOs OVER THE NORTH SEA
On Sunday, September 18, 2005, Marcela Krystkova
reported, "I was flying from Prague," the capital of the
Czech Republic, "to Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). The sky
got cloudy somewhere over the Netherlands. Over the
(English) Channel, the clouds were a bit torn. I felt
sleepy as I had to get up at 4 a.m. and didn't get to
sleep too well at night. And just seeing clouds became
boring after a while. Also, my seat was at the window
but near the wing, so the wing and the engine took a lot
of my view. If I wanted to see something, I had to lean
forward and look out the farther window."
"Then, around 1 p.m., I looked out again and saw we
were still over the (North) sea. There was a gap between
clouds so I could see the sea. Down, deep under me, I
could see some round orange things. They looked like
round rubber lifeboats on the sea. There were seven of
them. They seemed to be floating on the surface. I
noticed that they created a perfect boomerang-shaped
"That attracted my attention. They were moving
quite fast for something that big on the sea. I could
swear that at the beginning they were a bit scattered but
now they were very much giving the impression of a single
body. That's how perfect the formation was. Was it
military training? I tried to have a better look to
identify what it was, but suddenly there were two white
clouds bursting out of two of the circles like an
explosion, and all the formation, like one body, moved
forward with great acceleration, leaving just two white
double lines (contrails?-J.T.) The lines were short,
just about double the size of the triangle."
"At high speed, all the formation disappeared under
the cloud, and I had the feeling that it wanted to hide,
not to be seen. I hoped that it would come out the other
side of that large cloud before (her jetliner's) engine
and wing covered my view, but it didn't."
"After the cloud, I saw a ship, looked big, at least
a ferry, maybe bigger. And still the length of the ship
would make only about two-thirds of the side of the
boomerang. And the circles were slightly bigger in
diameter than the width of the ship. So the object must
have been huge."
"Soon after, we approached the east coast of
Britain, and, at 1:40 p.m., we were landing at Edinburgh
airport." (Email Form Report)
TRIO SIGHTS A UFO IN MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
On Sunday, October 2, 2005, at 8:10 p.m., eyewitness
Paul S. reported, "Me and my two roommates were out on
the porch" of their home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(population 544,832), "when one of them noticed two very
bight stars in the eastern sky where the city lights are
bright. They were distanced apart approximately like two
stars on the Big Dipper (constellation Ursa Major-J.T.)."
"As we were trying to make sense of why these stars
caught our attention, they started to fade exactly in
sync and disappeared completely in about six seconds. To
the lower left remained a dim star or planet that was of
the solar system, as it did not appear out of the
"Throughout the next few hours, we would check to
see if the two bright stars had returned. The flickering
red one seemed to move up to the south slowly as the
night progressed. We doubt it was airplanes because they
did not move, and why would they fade in sync? (Email
THREE RED UFOs SIGHTED OVER VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA
On Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at 8 p.m., eyewitness
Ronald J. reported, "My friend and I were driving past
the tree farm" in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
(population 31,817) "when we both said at the same time,
'Look at those weird lights!'"
"Directly ahead, around 20 meters (66 feet) down the
road, there were three very bright red lights. The first
thing I thought of was car tail-lights, but they were too
high above the ground, as my friend pointed out."
"We observed them for about 15 seconds, when they
passed around a slight bend in the road to our left, the
lights did not change direction, as fading tail-lights
would, they seemed to pass around the bend. At the bend,
the road drops, but the lights did not descend but
remained at the same height."
"I sped up slightly to see what kind of car this was
(and) rounded the bend, and there were no vehicles at
"The road is straight, with no turn-offs, and you
are able to see vehicles for almost a few kilometers at
that point. There was just nowhere for it to have gone
that quickly. We were only a couple of seconds behind
those lights. Both my friend and I became frightened at
this point because of the reality of the situation."
"There was just nowhere the vehicle could have gone-
steep shoulder, fenced, on the left and steep drop on the
right, with fields all around. There were just no more
The UFOs "moved around the slight bend in the road
to the left, but it was strange because it did not rotate
as car lights would. It just stayed as three lights side
"I continued on to my friend's home, turning at the
bottom of the road right into Okangan Landing. We didn't
see anything else after this." (Email Form Report)
TWO CRAZY CROCS CAPTURED IN QUEENS, NYC
Two youthful out-of-place alligators were captured
Friday, October 7, 2005 in Queens, the easternmost of the
five boroughs of New York City.
"A Queens mechanic got the shock of his life when he
discovered alligators in the back seat of an abandoned
car in his shop."
"The youthful pair were seized by the city yesterday
and will soon find a more reptile-friendly home in an
"Nicknamed Left and Right, the feisty young things
had been languishing in a glass tank shoved into the back
seat of a dilapidated car."
"The vehicle had been towed to the Corona garage,
said Mike Pastore, manager of field operations with (New
York City's) Animal Car and Control."
"They 'looked pretty good,' Pastore said. The
mechanic 'gave them some small fish and steak pieces.'"
"And they're frisky in their own reptilian way."
"'They're not as adoring as puppies; they don't like
to be hugged,' Pastore said, 'It's more like a little
hissing and snapping of their tails.'"
"The city normally confiscates one alligator a year,
he said-often after someone's idea of an interesting pet
gets big enough to climb out of the bathtub."
"But so far this year, officials have confiscated
three of the scaly creatures. And last year (2004) broke
recent records with six reptile seizures."
(Editor's Note: In Forteana, this phenomenon of out-of-
place alligators being found in locations far from their
native habitat is called the crazy crocs or the crazy
croc syndrome. For more crazy croc stories, see
recent issues of UFO Roundup.)
"People mail-order the creatures from Florida or buy
them for about $100 at trade shows in Pennsylvania, where
anti-alligator laws aren't as stringent as in New York
"People sometimes like reptiles as pets because
they're exotic-looking, 'something you can show off,'
"But alligators make dumb pets, he said, comparing
them to monkeys in a studio apartment or tigers in
"'They can be aggressive and endanger the public,'
he said, 'When they're big, there's no question they can
kill a small child or a person. Certainly they can take
out a hand or an arm if they're in a tank.'"
"New Yorkers simply can't provide the right habitat
for them, such as a large swimming pool, he said."
"They could also eat a baby, he added."
"'If they're hungry, they're going to strike a warm
source, similar to a snake,' Pastore said, 'Think about
it: When they get to be 10 feet, that's pretty big.'"
"The reptiles will spend the evening in a city
animal shelter before traveling to a sanctuary, probably
in Pennsylvania." (See the New York Post for October 8,
2005, "Mechanic rescues reptilian refugees," page 7.)
(Editor's Comment: Stay tuned, readers. The Crazy Croc
Flap of 2005 is still going strong. Here's a report
CRAZY CROC SPOTTED IN CORNWALL, UK
"A crocodile which was spotted in a village pond in
Cornwall is probably an unwanted pet, according to an
"Stacey Clayton spotted the two-foot (61-centimeter)
caiman on Saturday," October 1, 2005, "at St. Andrew's
Pond in St. Blazey," Cornwall, UK.
"The animal has not been found, but the RSPCA (Royal
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
believes it could be hiding in nearby marshland and has
warned local people to be careful in the area."
"A reptile expert from Newquay Zoo believes the
caiman could be an unwanted pet which has been dumped."
Caimans are native to Central and South America.
"'It's certainly not going to attack or chase a
human being, but, if you tried to get hold of it, it
could bite you,' said John Meek of Newquay Zoo."
"Ms. Clayton said: 'I noticed this big log bopping
up and down in the water, but, as I got closer to it, it
blinked, and I could see its eyes.'"
"'I wasn't sure if it was alive or not, so I threw a
small stone near it and, as it moved, I could see that it
was a caiman-about two feet long-so I dashed home and
called the RSPCA.'"
"John Meek, a reptile expert from Newquay Zoo, told
BBC News the recent fine weather could be in the
"He said: 'It would possibly still be alive on a
lovely hot sunny day like today, but with the cold
evenings coming in, it's not going to last very long.'"
"Caimans can grow up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) long,
but Mr. Meek said a small caiman should not pose much of
a threat." (See BBC News for October 5, 2005, "Snapper
warning issued to village." Many thanks to Robert
Fischer for this report.)
MEN FINED FOR KIDNAPPING GHOST
"A village council in eastern India has fined two
brothers for keeping a pet ghost."
"Iswar and Haripada Murmu , of Akshaypur, West
Bengal, India, were accused of owning a ghost after one
of their wives died."
"An exorcist summoned by villagers claimed the
brothers' pet ghost was 'responsible for a recent
outbreak of disease in the locality."
"Village elders said they were bringing evil to the
village and fined them" about $725 in U.S. dollars. The
Murmu brothers reportedly had to mortgage their
agricultural land to raise the money to pay the fine."
"They now risk losing everything unless they can pay
back the money within two months."
"District magistrate Mukul Sarkar said: 'I will
immediately inquire into the matter, and, if there is any
truth to it, the district administration will take the
necessary action." (See the Indian newspaper Deccan
Chronicle for October 4, 2005. Many thanks to Krishnari
Bai Dharapurnanda for this newspaper article.)
SOLAR SYSTEM'S NEWEST MOON IS NAMED FOR TV HEROINE
"A moon circles the '10th Planet' recently
discovered beyond Pluto, astronomers report."
Located "about 9 billion miles from the sun, the
moon (dubbed 'Gabrielle') circles the planet (called
'Xena' or UB313) once every few weeks, says Michael Brown
of the California Institute of Technology, who announced
the planet's discovery in July 2005."
"Xena is larger than Pluto, and its discovery has
triggered discussion among astronomers about rethinking
how planets are defined."
"The moon could be the product of a collision
between objects in the comet belt (Kuiper Belt-J.T.) near
Pluto, and scientists say such crashes were once
"The names Xena and Gabrielle are taken from the
fictional TV series Xena: Warrior Princess." (See USA
Today for October 4, 2005, "'Planet' beyond Pluto has a
moon," page 7D.)
(Editor's Note: Xena's arch-enemy, Callisto, long ago
gave her name to a moon of Jupiter.)
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
On Thursday, October 6, 2005, I completed my trek
east across the USA from Duluth, Minnesota to
southeastern Massachusetts. That's why there was no UFO
Roundup on October 5, 2005. However, with a lot of help
from our correspondents and friends here in New England,
I was able to make deadline this week. So, many, many
thanks to Robert Fischer, Mary Lou Jones-Drown, Scott
Corrales, Monica Gaetano de Silva, Roy Lopez, Krishnari
Bai Dharapurnanda and others for compiling all those
paranormal reports and making them immediately available
Hopefully, we will have no more interruptions in
service, at least for the remainder of this year. Along
the way, I picked up a couple of feature stories which I
will make available in a couple of weeks. Our weekly
feature story, "From the UFO Files...," will return in
short order. I still have a lot of unpacking to do.
Have a great week!
And we'll be back next time with more UFO, Fortean
and paranormal reports from around the planet Earth,
brought to you by "the paper that goes home, UFO
Roundup." See you next week!
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