Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Reported to the North of Mérida

Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFO
Date: 08.27.2015

Mexico: UFOs Reported to the North of Merida
*Residents of Francisco de Montejo and Cordemex claim having seen UFOs*

By Jorge Moreno/ Milenio Novedades MERIDA – As a result of having published a report last week involving three sightings in the state’s coastal region, I received two phone calls from people in the city of Merida who saw what they believed to be UFOs in the Cordemex and Francisco de Montejo districts, both located to the north. These are the reports from Mr. Mario Cetina Alcántara and Rebeca Martínez Pérez, who do not know each other, but who did see very similar unidentified flying objects with a day’s difference between them.

Mr. Mario lives in the fourth stage of Francisco de Montejo. His home almost borders the northern Periférico (beltway), and he says the following: “Last Friday I went to pick up my son from football practice. It was nearly eight o’clock at night and when we stopped by the main avenue to do some shopping, I don’t know why I suddenly turned to look at the sky. At first I saw what I thought was an airplane, but upon looking closely, I notice that it zig-zagged and that its speed varied, thus dismissing any logical explanation. My son (age 23) also saw it and was startled. In fact, it was he who urged me to contact your column and make it known,” he said.

While he did not furnish any additional details, it is striking that his report is very similar to the one given to us by Mrs. Martinez in a case that occurred on Saturday – that is to say, a day later – and practically at the same time:

“I was hanging out the washing in my back yard. I have the habit of looking at the moon. I’ve always enjoyed seeing it and this time, when I looked at it, I saw a strange object, like a craft making “u” or “z” shaped turns. It speeded up, and then slowed down.” She adds: “I was startled, nearly agape, and since I was home alone I didn’t even had the chance to call my husband or my daughters to see it. I know that perhaps many will consider me deranged, but I’m sure about what I saw. It struck me, as I’ve always heard stories about UFOS and had never seen one. I always said I would believe it when I saw it, and now I finally have,” she concluded.

Moreover, Alejandro Vega and Manuel González, organizers of the “Alerta Ovni” (UFO skywatch) contacted us to say that the fourth installment of this event has already been organized and is scheduled for the month of September, tentatively Saturday the 17th, from 21:00 hours onward. As with previous skywatches, they shall be held simultaneously in several municipalities, mainly in Yucatán, but the presence of [the states] of Campeche and Quintana Roo is also expected. We shall have more information about this event for you next week. It has been held with great success in its three previous installments, with over 200 people participating for each skywatch.

[Translation © 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO

Spain: The Mysterious UFOs that Intrigued Robledo de Chavela in the '80s

Source: ABC (Newspaper) Madrid, Spain
Date: 08.26.2015

Spain: The Mysterious UFOs that Intrigued Robledo de Chavela in the '80s

This isn't the first time that Madrid has been described as a setting for UFO sightings. Its mountain range even forms part of the Ruta Extraterrestre Area Norte (Northern Area ET Highway), a sort of map of the municipalities of which seem to be prone to "close encounters of the third kind." In a previous installment we recalled the El Atazar Reservoir as one such site, now we shall do the same with Robledo de Chavela, which collected a number of eyewitness reports in the '80s.

The decade had barely started and three successive cases reached the press. The first case involved "four sparkling lights fluttering over the belfry" of a church before vanishing into the horizon toward the MDSCC (Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex), the satellite tracking station that has made its home in the municipality since 1964. In the second case, a halo of light crossed the community, following the same layout. What made this new report curious is that it was also seen over the Chamartín train station, causing a reaction similar to the one seen over the Gran Vía years earlier.

Shortly after, a sort of egg landed in a wide prairie between Robledo and Valdequemada. An enormous, strange-looking creature emerged from its interior, according to a witness. It proceeded to survey the terrain, unaware that it had been spotted. The veracity of these events is nil, aside from certain eyewitness reports and newspaper clippings. Such cases vanished from the domestic pages of the paper as years went by. The relationship between Robledo de Chavela and NASA, as well as subsequent statements made by the CIA, have given rise to this and other interplanetary episodes.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO) and the ABC newsroom]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UMMO: The Boys are Back in Town

"Guess who just got back today..."

Veteran researcher Ignacio Darnaude Rojas - a key figure in Spanish UFO research and particularly in the "UMMO Mythos" that became a ufological centerpoint on both sides of the Atlantic - has shared with us a postcard sent to him by a visitor from the planet UMMO operating on Earth. It is no less than DEI-99, son of DEI-98, one of the more prominent authors of the celebrated UMMO letters sent out in the 1960s and 1970s to a select group of scientists and researchers all over the globe.

The inexorable passage of time - and the confessions of Jose Luis Jordán Peña - eventually revealed that there was less to the admirable society orbiting the star Wolf-424 than was supposed. But many still believe that kindly, blonde-haired Ummites are looking over us, using the world's postal systems to reveal transcendent information to Earthlings. This postcard, with the trademark thumbprint and trident, proves that UMMO is still going strong as we enter the 21st century.

The postcard read as follows:

No. of COPIES 7

Greetings, carbon-based biped!
My father DEI-98, deceased, recommended that I should visit the prestigious universities of this country. I am taking this opportunity to tell you
something transcendent.
Following some changes on UMMO and its politics, now that isodynamic conditions have allowed us to return to your solidified celestial body, we have
authorization to act in a different manner.
Remain alert.


[For more information on UMMO, please visit "UMMO: Harmless Prank or Hoax of the Century?" at]

Mexico: Brilliant Spheres Over Yucatan

Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFO
Date: August 21, 2015

Mexico: Brilliant Spheres Over Yucatan

By Jorge Moreno/SIPSE - MERIDA, YUC - During the past week I received three reports of UFO sightings in the port towns of Telchac, Santa Clara and Chicxulub. Given the proximity between these three communities, all seems to indicate that the same unidentified flying object is involved.
Manuel Suaste says that he leased a vacation house in Telchach to spend the holidays with his family, when he suddenly heard the cries of astonishment of his nephews. "I thought they were only fooling around, but they were calling us to come and see a sort of spacecraft. The time was around seven in the evening, it was still light, and we could see it. In an instant, it took off vertically at a very powerful, supersonic speed," he explained.

This happened on Friday, August 14. He adds: "I was left holding my camera, since when I was about to take a photo, the UFO was already gone. In truth, it wasn't an airplane or a bird or anything that has a common explanation, much less given the fact that it shot away upward."

Moreover, Eloisa Valdez points out that she was on the road to Santa Clara in the company of her boyfriend and her sister-in-law when they suddenly saw what they believe was a spacecraft: "We left Dzidzantún heading for Santa Clara on Saturday, August 15, and suddenly, just as we were reaching the town, an object flew past at low altitude and crossed the road. Then it began to zig-zag. My sister-in-law said that it might be a drone, but I don't think so, because it began rising very high until it vanished into the heavens, and I know that these objects [drones] do not fly so high."

Finally, former municipal policeman Arturo Vaca informed me that he was on business at the port of Chicxulub on Wednesday, August 12 when he suddenly saw a sort of glowing sphere, but at low altitude. "Just as I became aware of it, it had already risen vertically in a 90 degree angle until it vanished in the sky. I do believe it was a spacecraft. I saw this right on the beach near the Casa de Cultura, that is to say, in the downtown area itself."

It should be noted that sightings also occurred in the area last year. Alexis Uicab, a correspondent for De Peso [newspaper] in Dzidzantún, reported a case involving a couple of youths who photographed and filmed an alleged spherical UFO in that municipality. This was in early January. They said that it flew at low altitude, coming from the northeast and heading southeast. They were in their father's ranch and while trying to saw off a tree branch, noticed a circular, glowing object plowing the skies. They decided to record and photograph it with their [Samsung] Galaxy cellphone.

While no conclusions can be reached from analyzing these photos, it is remarkable to learn of other similar reports in nearby municipalities like Temax and Cansahcab.

In Temax, the authorities interviewed prefer to remain anonymous. They state that several isolated UFO reports occurred over the past year, but not conclusive proof or photos, and no measures were taken, as this was only considered idle talk among the population.

The exception was the 29th and 30th of December, when the presence of circular spheres in the skies caused a certain amount of concern. It gave many people something to talk about, and they were seen by at least four, but no photos or videos were taken.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Puerto Rico: Adjuntas - A Mystery Lost in the Mountains

Adjuntas: A Mystery Lost in the Mountains
By Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology

Forty years ago, bringing up the subject of UFOs in Puerto Rico would elicit two responses as to where the phenomenon could best be seen. One was at the Caribbean National Rainforest – better known as the enigmatic, jungle-draped peak of El Yunque – and the other was a far-less known one outside the island itself: the municipality of Adjuntas, nestled in the island’s central mountain range.
The Caribbean island’s coffee-growing region, high in the Cordillera Central, is far cooler than the Atlantic or Caribbean shores: temperatures in the low sixties are common, with 40 degree minimums recorded in 1980 and 2012. Rich in vegetation, the municipality would acquire a reputation as a UFO hotspot – a characteristic that endures to this day.

The UFO presence in the center of the island, however, went much farther back that the 1970s. During the wave of sightings that precipitated itself over Puerto Rico in the 1950s, reports from the neighboring town of Jayuya described the presence of “a flying saucer of considerable size over” the community on October 9, 1952 at 7:30 pm. The light projected by the incredible object as it hovered over a sugar refinery was such that local schoolteacher Aida Reyes – hoping for a better look – had to close her eyes at one point, saying that the brightness was comparable to that of looking at the sun through closed eyelids. She would later go on to say that the object’s apparent size was larger than “a barrel lid” and oval shaped, moving silently across the skies.

Activity over Adjuntas proper began – according to journalistic sources – in October 1972 as part of the island’s nearly constant wave of paranormal activity, which was not to be replicated until the 1987-1995 flap. Local newspaper El Nuevo Día mentioned the presence of unidentified flying objects whose manifestations had caused a commotion in Adjuntas and caused concern among the population. Police sources told reporters that the object was orange-yellow, would appear in the night skies and then vanish, only to appear again. It also followed a regular schedule, manifesting between seven and ten o’clock in the evening. The more skeptical – and now defunct - San Juan Star sided with the opinions of the local weather service, which dismissed the sightings as a weather balloon launched from Isla Verde International Airport every night at 7 pm. The prevailing winds, according to the Weather Service, could have probably taken the balloon to the vicinity of Adjuntas, some fifty miles distant.

Luis Maldonado Trinidad, a police commander for the island’s southern area (and who would become a notorious police commissioner in the future), supposedly forwarded a report to his superiors, ascertaining that police personnel had in fact seen these unusual objects. His report describes them as “balloon-shaped yellow lights travelling at considerable speed while remaining noiseless, giving off a luminosity that lasts between fifty and sixty seconds. They travel from one side to another and vanish into the mountains.”

Sebastián Robiou’s Manifiesto OVNI gives us a more specific case from these saucer-ridden times. Around nine o’clock in the evening on October 10, 1972, Milton Kleber and his nephew were driving along one of the narrow roads to the north of Adjuntas on their way to Dos Bocas, a lake created in the 1940s as part of the island’s hydroelectric network. As they drove, uncle and nephew saw an object, “rounded and flattened like an oyster” following a trajectory parallel to their vehicle. “To the left of the highway we saw the dark silhouette of a mountain against a sky filled with low, black nimbus-stratus clouds. Between the mountain and the highway, at an elevation of nearly a thousand feet, at a 60-degree angle with my car, we then saw the outline of an object moving in the sky along the horizon, at a speed equal to that of the car and matching it. It was pale orange, not shiny, but rather a matte color.”

The experience does not end there. The passengers continued to observe the object and Kleber ultimately decided to pull over. “The time was now past nine o’clock in the evening. We were at kilometer marker 5.6 between two houses facing each other. The object also halted in the sky, keeping ahead of us but always to the left. Its orange light had turned bluish-green like that of a mercury lamppost. It then moved to our eleven o’clock position as the pale orange hue returned. It kept moving until it placed itself in front of us at a considerable distance.”

It was then that Kleber decided to flash its headlights at the unknown object, which proceeded to disappear and reappear four times in succession. “What impressed us the most was not that it had responded to our signals, but the way in which it did so. It seemed to slowly absorb all of its own light until it became invisible, and then issue it gradually until it regained its former luminosity. Something like pulses of light in slow motion.”

The travelers resumed their journey, reaching the town of Utuado, where they learned that police officers had been called out to investigate a series of phone calls from local residents, reporting the presence of a strange things flying around in the heavens.

The Importance of October

On October 12, 1972 another island newspaper, El Mundo, published photos allegedly taken in the Adjuntas, linking these images to the story of a teenage contactee in the city of Ponce who had entered into “telepathic communication” with otherworldly beings. On the next day, the newspaper ran a communiqué from the Arecibo Atmospheric Observatory, stating that the flying objects seen over Adjuntas and Ponce were little more than “gases emitted by the observatory into the atmosphere to clear the atmosphere when it is overloaded.” One would think that the observatory’s press officer delighted in posting such releases: in the 1990s, UFO sightings in the same area were explained away as “the observatory engaging in the de-orbiting of satellites.”

But no amount of explaining away could allay local fears and excitement. Rigoberto Ramos, the mayor of Adjuntas, told the press plainly: “Had I not seen these things with my own eyes, I would have never believed in flying saucers.” The politician had been driving to San Juan at night with his entourage when he was bemused by the sight of three discs resembling the full moon, varying in intensity as they crossed the heavens, vanishing behind the mountains. “There was no doubt in my mind,” Ramos continued, “that I was witnessing something I had never seen in my life.”

This affirmation of belief by the elected official caused all eyes to turn toward Adjuntas, and for thousands of curiosity seekers to jump into their cars and visit the mountain-girt community. Newspapers now devoted entire features to the sightings. A local factory worker declared that he too had seen the objects, describing them as oval-shaped, orange and silver colored, noiseless and flying from east to west, losing themselves amid the jagged mountains. An agricultural worker would describe the objects as looking like the sun, travelling at average speed before vanishing. A college student claimed having seen a “coffin-shaped” flying object from his grandmother’s country home, flying at considerably altitude.

Researchers Noel Rigau and Sebastián Robiou visited the community during this critical period of the three-week long flap and managed to speak to dozens of witnesses, even securing an interview with Mayor Ramos, who in turn provided them with a list of reputable persons who had seen objects in the sky, ranging from the town priest to the school principal, including an array of students, merchants and farmers. Among them was Nino González, who reported an interesting CE-2: his television set and all of the electric appliances in his home went dark as a “flying saucer” flew overhead. Another local resident, William Serrano, would also claim seeing a light as he walked toward his house one evening, noticing how the lights within the structure browned-out as the strange light grew closer. When the light appeared to “head straight toward him”, Serrano jumped into a nearby pile of brushwood to avoid it. Renowned ufologist Stanton Friedman apparently visited the area without obtaining any satisfactory evidence, following a presentation at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.

The 1972 Adjuntas flap petered out toward the end of October, as the island was gripped by another kind of fever – political campaigning – and turned out in droves in November to elect Luis A. Ferré to the governor’s office.

A refractory period of UFO activity would ensue for nearly eleven months, followed by some of the most startling cases ever recorded in Puerto Rico during the worldwide “year of the humanoids”, of which we have written elsewhere.

In writing about the Adjuntas flap of 1972, the late Gordon Creighton of Flying Saucer Review (FSR CH 1973 No. 17) had the following to say:

"The number of people in the Adjuntas area who claim to have seen UFOs is remarkable. There, as all over the island, newspaper offices and TV stations and police stations were inundated with phone calls. [...] The crowds flocking to Adjuntas have caused the bars and amusement centers to flourish and everywhere great excitement has prevailed. Puerto Rico's last UFO wave (1968) was also over the central, southern and western areas. An interesting point that has emerged is that these rural areas of Puerto Rico, which appear to have been under inspection, are on, or close to, zones of high natural radioactivity in the soil, as has been confirmed by consultation of the U.S. Geological Survey's Map, National Gamma Aeroradioactivity of Puerto Rico. In all cases, the UFOs allegedly seen at close quarters are less than 16 ft. in diameter. An unusual, striking feature is that so many have been seen in close vicinity of reservoirs, dams, electric plants, high-voltage power lines and radio installations.”

Sightings in the 1990s

In the tenth month of the year 1990, UFO activity returned to the mountains of central Puerto Rico, following the renewal of activity in Cabo Rojo (on the island’s southwestern corner) in the late ‘80s. Residents of Adjuntas and Utuado began contacting newsrooms much in the same way they had done in 1972, reporting unusual craft settling on the surrounding mountains. One particular claim described a large, spherical object that disgorged smaller ones, all of which vanished in a westward direction.

Julio Víctor Ramírez, staff writer for the El Vocero newspaper, featured the story of watchman Heriberto Acosta in his column on UFOs. The watchman, a resident of Lajas, to south of Adjuntas and the mountain range, reported seeing a strange craft whose lower section was fully illuminated, and had the general configuration of “a turtle’s shell”. From his post at the Lajas municipal dump (we would do well to remember at this point the UFO phenomenon’s affinity for such places), the watchman gazed incredulously at the huge object from a wooden bench on the ground.
“I looked to the sky and saw this thing above me, some sixty feet above, and I got scared. There was nothing I could do; I couldn’t take off running,” he explained, adding that the unknown vehicle remained static for an unspecified period of time before suddenly ascending. “That thing looked like a giant turtle, and I saw that it looked whitish underneath, but it had no lights. Still, it cast light as though it were daytime.”

Those citizens of Adjuntas who remembered the madness of the early ‘70s were not exactly pleased to witness a resurgence of the phenomenon, especially when it seemed to bring with it other anomalies like the “snowfall” which turned out to be a spectacular hailstorm that dropped ½ inch stones on the population for half an hour. But not even the atmospheric phenomena could keep the curiosity-seekers away, who clustered by the dozens, becoming witnesses to the strange objects that made free with the area’s airspace. It was interesting that both spectators and unknown lights should be drawn to this spot: the location of the test pits for potential mining operations in central Puerto Rico, known to contain considerable quantities of copper and to a lesser extent, gold. It has been speculated that this mineral wealth has attracted non-human interest as well, or that it serves as a beacon for anomalous activity.
Elderly residents of Adjuntas’ Barrio Pellejas alleged that bizarre vehicles and even stranger-looking “people” could occasionally be seen in the region containing the copper mines. In an interview, Mrs. Rafaela Hernández indicated: “My father would tell us that there was something strange there, a great mystery. That those people supposedly from another world had a base there, and that late at night, saucers would land and a great glow could be seen down there.”

A Thrilling Skywatch

Recordings provided to INEXPLICATA by Willie Durand Urbina of the Puerto Rican Research Group (PRRG) attest to the excitement of the skywatches during the 1990-91 flaps. An unidentified UFO enthusiast can be heard saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, now we are seeing another object! Two minutes after an airliner fly-by, we are now watching a triangular object, heading out of Utuado, stopping over Pellejas, on its way to [the district of] Juan González. It is currently over Juan González. This is incredible. How is it that so many objects are being seen in the area? It isn’t an airplane. It flies very slowly, and it’s about to fly past the antennas [TV masts] that can be seen from here. This object is heading toward Jayuya. What we do not know is why they wait for airliners to go by before they come out.”

The unidentified male voice asks a female companion: “Machi, what is it you’re seeing?”

“Well, right now it looks round, through these binoculars,” she replies, “and curtailing its speed.”

In the following seconds of audiotape, a hurried description is offered as to how an airplane – not a commercial airliner – appears to be engaged in reconnoitering the unidentified object, which pulls away. “The UFO is above the plane, flashing its lights. The plane is trying to find it.” A confusion of voices ensues, with another man saying that the unknown quantity “is heading off toward Cerro Maravilla”, Puerto Rico’s fourth highest peak (3,500 ft.). A sighting captured forever in time.

A Letter to the President

In October 1991, residents of the Jardines de Adjuntas urbanization began reporting UFOs flying over their community toward Barrio Guilarte. Noel González, a respected local civic leader, reported seeing a strange object of impressive proportions. The object projected a white beam of light and moved slowly and noiselessly.

At the height of the flap, it was said that some of the enormous steel plates employed to cover some of the copper test pits dug by Kennecott during decades past had been torn asunder by an unknown force, possibly beams emanating from UFOs. Photo and video evidence alleging the destruction of the enormous steel plates covering the test pits was circulated around this time. The Adjuntas events reached such intensify that Rigoberto Ramos, the town’s mayor, felt the need to contact President George W. Bush to apprise him of the situation:

“Adjuntas is a little town in the Central Range of Puerto Rico, and at this moment, we are very intrigued by some unusual events that are affecting our daily lives. Some years ago, we noticed the presence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) in our skies. At first, we did not give great importance to this matter, but lately these things have appeared again and our citizens are distressed over this. Many, many persons have witnessed the presence of these objects in our surrounding space (evidence of these apparitions is included). Our purpose in writing you is to ask for your help to clarify what is really happening by ordering an investigation so that the people in our community can keep calm.”

Functionaries attached to the Adjuntas town hall did not say whether the White House had replied to the mayor’s missive.

[A political side note: The Hon. Rigoberto Ramos Aquino was reelected to the mayor’s office in 1976, having lost to his opponent in the 1972 elections. Undaunted, he ran again in 1976, winning another four-year term, losing the reelection during the 1980 campaign. He threw his hat into the race again in 1989, winning a third term until 1996. He died in May 2015, mourned by the leadership of the island’s New Progressive Party.]

In November 1992, journalist Julio Victor Ramirez reported on a fascinating – and frightening – incident in the mountain community: uncommonly large luminous objects were reportedly descending on a hill known as El Gigante in the precise sector of the municipality where the mining test pits were located. The witnesses to the event included members of the local police department, who would subsequently retell the experience to radio personality Edwin Plaza: “That thing had a set of lights beneath it, and a white ray of light issued from its bottom, lighting up the hill.” Despite its tremendous size, the vehicle made no sound whatsoever.

According to the law enforcement agents, the massive luminous object had appeared in the early hours of the evening, bathing the slopes of El Gigante in white light. The unknown object reportedly had lights underneath it and the source of illumination came from a single beam projected against the hillside. What made this sighting interesting – as if its magnitude were not sufficient to make it important – is that the object’s beam was apparently seeking a particular location: an agricultural school on the slopes of El Gigante that looked into “improved cattle ranching techniques”. With what we know about the presence of the UFO phenomenon in the world-wide epidemic of cattle mutilations, is it unreasonable to suspect a connection in this case?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Return to the Popocatepetl Volcano

Source: El Grafico and Planeta UFO
Date: August 15, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Return to the Popocatepetl Volcano
By Yohanan Diaz Vargas

Popocatepetl is one of 14 active volcanos in our country, and it has once again become the site for startling UFO sightings in its vicinity.

One of these objects occurred as recently as August 5th at 06:00 hours, when a television station camera captured the moment at which a large, white anomalous flying object passed over "El Popo's" crater.

These objects face a hellish amount of heat. According to experts, the mean temperature of the volcano's crater is between 500 and 600 degrees Centigrade. This is enough to severely affect any soft surface, which is liable to melt. For this reason, one would suppose that the aircraft would plummet in a matter of minutes.

When activity is on the increase and fumaroles issue from the crater, federal flight restrictions jump from 30 to 35 kilometers around the giant mountain.

On July 31st, the La Rueda Cosmica research group, led by Jose Luis Rueda, managed to capture on video the presence of an unidentified flying object that appears to exit Popocatepetl's crater. This was an incredible event, as the white object shot skyward, opposite to the location of the Izrtaccihuatl Volcano. The image, taken from the vicinity of San Baltasar Atlimeyaya in the state of Puebla, shows the presence of strange vessels in the interior and surroundings of the volcano.

In the broadcasted recording, one can hear great enthusiasm on the part of the persons gathered at the site, who could not believe what they were seeing. They realized it when the strange object let off a bright flash, which was recorded on video.

An extraordinary phenomenon occurred on the evening of March 8, 2015 involving the presence of an unidentified flying object that gave off three bright flashes as it practically flew over Popocatepetl's crater, which was emitting large fumaroles at the time, as well as expelling incandescent material. At 21:00 hours that day, UFO hunter Marco Antonio Rodriguez of the "Abducción México" research group was able to record an impressive flying object from Paso de Cortés in the state of Mexico. The object practically flew over the crater and emitted a bright flash. It would emit three flashes in less than one minute before vanishing entirely from the scene.

On January 1, 2015, a spherical UFO was also seen. It was not readily visible, and could only see using night vision on specialized devices like the Yukon Ranger, which has acquired significant importance among UFO researchers. It is also used in hunting.

José Luis Rueda presented images of an object with considerable luminous intensity which can be made out using high-tech gear. Rueda noticed this UFO passed over the volcano's crater when there were no fumaroles. It was an anomalous object that flew at constant speed in a well-defined directing, displaying certain intelligence. A close-up shows that it has a powerful light at its core and was surrounded by a sort of enveloping halo.

This year, researchers and scholars have met in the vicinity of the volcano, whether from the states of Mexico, Morelos or Puebla, and have captured strange flying objects with their devices.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Yohanan Diaz Vargas and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Near Uxmal

Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFO
Date: August 15, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Near Uxmal

Jorge Moreno/SIPSE Merida, Yucatan - To my surprise, I learned that part of the Mérida-Uxmal Federal Highway had become a site for "UFO watching", or at least this is what a group of citizens from Merida and Ticul have been doing since they met earlier this year during the "Alerta Ovni" (UFO skywatch).

Miguel Medina and Antonio Poot are natives of Merida and for a few months now have been meeting every 15 days with three others from the capital city and four youths from Ticul, heading to the Muna on-ramp (near the Yac Chal falls) to try and see UFOs.

"We have been told that UFOs can be seen in this area, and since it's a quiet area, we have already gone several times, inviting others who share our liking for extraterrestrial craft, people whom we met during the first and second skywatches held recently," Antonio said.

For the time being they have only been able to see satellites and shooting stars. They say they're patient and hope to see a UFO soon. The federal highway leading to Uxmal, from the segment that includes the local police station at Yaxcopoil to the municipality of Muna, has practically become a "UFO sightings corridor", since over 10 reports have come to me from this area, on different days and times.

The most recent of these incidents occurred in late July last year, when a family from Merida visited the Uxmal archaeological site one Sunday.

"We left Mérida very early, around 7 a.m., since we wanted to have breakfast at Muna before getting to Uxmal. Around 8 a.m. we were going past the town of Abalá, it was already daylight, when we suddenly saw three spheres travelling single-file," said Zenaido Rodriguez, the father of the family, who was at the wheel.

"My wife was in the passenger seat. She saw them first and told me about it. Next, my son, my niece and my brother, who were in back, also saw it. I even stopped and put on my blinkers to be able to look at it carefully. In fact, they were three white orbs moving slowly, looking like they do in the UFO documentaries on TV. They looked metallic on their undersides and somewhat darker. Yes, they were flying rather high, but were clearly visible if you stared at them. My son tried to take a photo with his cellphone, but there was nothing to be seen, as the objects were flying sunward and couldn't be made out," he explained.

"They kept moving until they vanished. I think we'll never forget this trip, and although we had fun that day and afternoon at Uxmal, I think we'll remember it more for the UFOs than anything else, since my family is interested in the subject and we had never seen one. We couldn't have imagined, though, that we'd have a sighting together," he concluded.

Only months earlier, a couple heading for Ticul was driving along that very same highway but only some kilometers before, near the Yaxcopoil Estate. Both saw a spacecraft which characteristics that differed from the previous report, since it was a single craft and physically elongated. It was also travelling at higher speed and they only saw it for an instant."

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Friday, August 14, 2015

Argentina: Shadows and a Winged Man in Quilino

SOURCE: Cadena and
DATE: 08.13.2015

Argentina: Strange Shadow Terrorizes Residents of Quilino

08.11.15 | 16:26 | Residents of this community in the province of Cordoba have been reporting manifestations of a shadowy human figure for the past 15 days. It was seen by volunteer firefighters last night in the downtown area.
Residents of the community of Quilino, in northeastern Cordoba province, are terrified by the strange manifestation of a shadow. There is even a call for evidence before the courts.

The Head of the Ischilín Department, Chief Constable Jose Ceccarelli, told Cadena 3 that the first ones to report the situation were residents of Barrio Tigre, and that volunteer firefighters had become aware of a strange presence.

"It is publicly known that those claiming to have seen certain spots, shadows or human-like figures were never in close contact with such presence," Ceccarelli explained.

He further added that a call for evidence was opened as soon as the situation began, so that if a perd +son is eventually arrested, the prosecutor's notice may be alerted. "But no crime or violation [of the law] has been recorded as a result of this supposed presence," said the constable.

"According to them (the neighbors), shadows similar to those of a human being were reported, which then disappeared," he explained. Ceccarelli stated that complaints were received 15 days ago in the Tigre area, "where locals had phoned the police to say they had captured it, but upon the arrival of police personnel, it was nowhere to be found. Last night we had an alleged manifestation of these characteristics in the downtown area, near to the where the fire fighters are located," he stated.

"Winged Figure" Causes Commotion in Cordoba

According to local media, firefighters claim having seen a hunched figure descending from a tree across from their station. The stunned men followed it with their flashglights and the mysterious figure scurried to the location's back yard. The men reached the side in disbelief, and were soon startled by a new sight: when cornered, the human-like figure assumed a winged form and escaped.

This strange phenomenon has occurred repeatedly in the community of Quilino itself, and all agree that the figure resembles a "human form with wings."
The Quilino Police Department is also surprised by the rumor, which has spread panic throughout the community, and has been the source of many complaints.

The following is the transcript of the interview with Carlos Sanchez, one of the firefighters, as it appears on


-Carlos, you claim to have seen a winged man last night while you were on duty?
-Tell us what happened
-It was approximately 0:30 hours at night on Moreno Street, on the curb, which you can see if you pull back slightly. There was someone standing there, a person, who slowly headed for a house behind the fire station.
-Carlos, you were here, in this sector, when the entity appeared.
- Yes, it came from over there, it passed through here, and went to the back, following a little trail that can be seen over there, and went to the back. When the fellow told me...I don't think it's their kids, because everything's closed. So I pointed my flashlight back there, near the station, and there was something moving. So my companion said: "Carlitos, let's go. I think I saw something. When the fellow went this way, I went around the other way, around the other block. He lit something up, and...
- Fine, but it came up to here looking like a human being.
- It walked like a man.
- And then it transformed into...
- Then it was something else. The figure was no longer human.
- Thanks, Carlos

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[Translation and transcription (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Daniel Ubaldo Padilla]

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mexico: A UFO Over Morelia

Our friend and colleague Claudio Mora of La Esfera Azul informs us of the following: "In the early morning hours of August 4, 2015, around 7:00 a.m., an unidentified flying object was seen and photographed - in two separate images - over the Altozano region of Morelia (Mexico). A strange, loud and long explosion was also reported, and was heard in various parts of the city."

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Forteana: A Witch in Mexico's Bosque de Heno?

Forteana: A Witch in Mexico's Bosque de Heno?

Prof. Ana Luisa Cid has posted a video interview with Daniela Flores, a tour guide who takes visitors on nocturnal excursions of the forest known as Bosque de Heno in Huasca de Ocampo, state of Hidalgo. During one of these jaunts, she saw a fireball on one of the treetops and managed to photograph it. These lights are known as "brujas" (witches) and are commonly seen in forests and hilltops. The anthropologist Oscar Lewis - in his landmark study of urban poverty in Mexico, Los Hijos de Sánchez - mentions the effect that these "brujas" had on pilgrims to the holy site at Chalco, as the objects bobbed from one hilltop to the next.

"The photo was taken in Bosque de Heno and is approximately 15 days old," Ms. Flores tells Cid. "I stayed behind with the group, and then we saw that a fireball was over the trees. Then I took a photo, and that thing came out." She adds: "I was rather skeptical, until I got to see certain things. One of them was the fireball." She goes on to recommend a visit to the forest to undertake "la caminata de los duendes" (the Goblin Walk) for possible sightings of fairy folk. Prof. Cid inserts a blurry photo into her video showing what appears to be a traditional gnome sitting cross-legged.


Monday, August 03, 2015

Forteana: An Argentinean Springheel Jack?

Forteana: An Argentinean Springheel Jack?
By Gustavo Fernández - Instituto Planificador de Encuentros Cercanos

[A note to INEXPLICATA readers: Our older followers will recall articles by our good friend and colleague Gustavo Fernández on a variety of subjects involving UFOs and the paranormal. He is among the few researchers who can claim having had a close encounter – strike that: an up-close-and-personal encounter – with a paranormal entity, delivering a well-aimed martial arts blow against it and plunging his hand into the entity, feeling the coldness of its substance. Here shares with us the “darker” side of Mount Uritorco in Argentina’s Capilla del Monte, a major place of pilgrimage for UFO devotees from all over the world. – SC]

[…] There have also been decidedly paranormal manifestations in the vicinity of Uritorco, but with truly horrific aspects. One of them involved the case of the “Uritorco Vampire”, on which a more complete narration can be found in the book “Hechos y relatos fantásticos de Capilla del Monte”, Chapter: “El extraño incendiario” (the strange arsonist) by Mario Gustavo Guevara. Ed. Del Prete, 2004.

September 1989. A fierce conflagration that had its origin near Cruz del Eje penetrated the jurisdiction of Capilla del Monte. It had a six kilometer long fire line and moved in a north-to-south direction, pushed by winds from the northern sector with thirty to forty kilometer per hour gusts, threatening the central part of a residence, the focus of the incident we are about to describe. Two squads from the local firefighting brigade headed to the area, requesting immediate backup, resulting in the summoning of personnel from other localities and support from the Argentinean Army, which contributed two Bell 212 H1H helicopters and several Unimogs to convey the “Orange Brigade’s” personnel.

Once all the personnel had been transported and the operating base established at the center of the ranch, fire extinction tasks commenced in a coordinated fashion, with the intended goal being promptly achieved.

By mid-morning, after part of the fire had been extinguished, new outbreaks erupted in the area where the fire had already been point down, causing delays in the firefighting personnel’s undertakings, forcing them to break into groups. It was precisely one of these groups that made visual contact with an individual, clad entirely in black and of considerable height, who was deliberately lighting the fires.

Upon seeing this, the squad leader sent three of his toughest men to find and apprehend the arsonists while the rest kept fighting the fire. When the main group was some 200 meters away, the three firefighters saw the figure some fifty meters distant from them. These were the brawniest members of the group, who shed their firefighting gear and grabbed their wilderness machetes. They headed straight for the character, willing to carry out the order they were given, completely unaware of the turn that events were about to take.

When they stood scant meters away from what at first sight seemed to be a man dressed in black, wearing a sort of cape and a broad-brimmed hat of the same color, it noticed them, breaking into a swift run through the wilderness, heading toward a promontory overlooking a creek. The three firefighters gave chase, their own speed and agility exceeded by that of their quarry – something utterly unnatural, as they would admit later. The chase continued right up to the promontory. The strange character got there first, taking a prodigious leap into the void, vanishing from the sight of his pursuers, who found a vertical drop of some eighty meters when they arrived. Below, they could see the silhouette of the strange being running at full speed down the watercourse, only to vanish into a cave set in one of the creek banks.

Astonished by the display of agility, and unable to understand how it had survived the fall, the small group rejoined the rest of the firefighters, advising their superiors of the situation. The higher-ups promptly contacted the military, requesting protection to insure the safety of the firefighters. Fire extinction duties proceeded normally and the strange arsonist’s presence was not noticed the rest of the day. As night fell, work came to an end and the firefighters regrouped at the operating base for dinner and to rest up for the next day’s efforts. Of course, the arsonist was the main subject of discussion, which had caused the higher-ups to assign an armed escort to each group.

After dinner – a delicious rice dish – the firefighters got together with the caretaker of the property, an older man endowed with enviable vitality, who welcomed them warmly and offered them the local wine. After the usual small talk, conversation turned to the subject of the strange character. The caretaker told them, in a very sober tone: “You must have a care with certain things.”
The firefighters grew interested and asked the man to tell them anything he might know about the subject. The caretaker nodded, drew a breath, had a drink of wine and started his story:

“This happened two or three years ago, when dead cows began appearing in the fields. The cows appeared to be exsanguinated, without any other injury aside from a small incision to the nape of the neck. One day, while surveying the property to round up the animals, I found a print which led to the far side of the creek along the edge of a hill. But when I reached the summit, the horse got nervous and refused to go further. My hounds began wheedling pathetically and back off, as if wanting to avoid something on the other side. I dismounted, grabbed my double-barreled shotgun and climbed along the trail. On the other side, I came across an indescribable scene – there was a cow on the ground, kicking, and standing over it was a man dressed in black, crouched over its throat. I thought he was a common rustler and shouted at him. At that moment, he stood up straight and turned around.” The caretaker paused for another sip of wine, and his facial expression changed.

“Fellas, I swear to you that I’d never seen anything like it my life. The man’s face could not be described. It was dark, with shining yellow eyes and a crooked grimace showing sharp teeth. He took a step toward me and all I could think to do was point the shotgun at him. This didn’t stop him, so I opened fire. The shot should’ve knocked back a bull, the man only wobbled. I fired again, and this time he fell backward to the ground, without making a single noise. After I recovered from the shock, I got to thinking about what I should do with the body. I couldn’t take him to town, because the horse refused to carry it. I didn’t want to leave him lying there, since I was afraid some wild animal would drag him away and people would call me a madman, so I decided to tie him up and drag him to a cave at the side of a creek.

"Once there, I buried him in a cave and sealed the entrance with stones, promising myself that I would never tell anyone about it. I broke my silence today, when I heard you talking, to make sure you watch your step. Don’t provoke that which shouldn’t be provoked.

“The last thing I’ll tell you – and you’ll decide what to do about it – is that a few months ago I found another dead cow like before. So I went to the cave and found it open, with the stones overturned from the inside out, and the grave empty and without dirt. Nothing but the hole I’d dug.”

A collective shiver ran across his audience. What mystery was concealed in this place, hidden in the heart of the sierras? The rest of the night was a tense vigil, made worse by the sounds of nature and the wild thoughts of my companions, who were made to see and hear unreal things, keeping them from sleeping.

The arrival of the new day brought with it an uncertain tranquility, tinged by what could happen. Armed groups were assembled to quench the fire and all the firemen set off with a degree of nervousness, accompanied by their military escorts, who were in the same state as the rest by being young men.

Helicopters flew over the area, conveying manpower to the most remote areas and conducting aerial surveillance to report any developments.

The strange character reappeared as it had at mid-morning the previous day. This time, the difference was that all groups had contact [with it]. Even the helicopters could see it, unable to follow the character’s movements, as he vanished into the verdant gorges.

The groups watched the figure watching them, some from a distance, while others were startled by its swiftness and speed, never giving the armed escorts a chance to take action. It always vanished toward the creek.

The firefighters closer to it were in such a state of nerves that most of them had breakdowns. It was necessary to relieve them from duty and evacuate them from the area. Others feigned accidents, dehydration and other excuses to be evacuated. Encounters kept occurring uninterruptedly and consternation was widespread, but at no point was personnel attacked by the strange character. There was not, and is not, an explanation for the simultaneous manifestations at different locations, some at considerable distances from others.
In the afternoon, and despite the nuisance, the fire was extinguished. A brief ash vigil was held without the character’s presence being reported or new outbreaks either. At sundown, all personnel withdrew from the area. While the column of vehicles pulled away from the heart of the property, they could see the figure in black standing on a hilltop, watching them as they withdrew from his domain.

Linking this apparition with “Springheel Jack” is inevitable. This entity prowled the London nights in the 1890s, jumping from one rooftop to the next before the startled eyes of the Bobbies, the British police who were unable to do anything at all to stop his absurd antics. Absurd because he only appeared to be interested in doing precisely that – leaping from roof to roof until vanishing. But the descriptions are largely unanimous: tall and very thin, fully clad in black, with a wide brimmed hat that concealed his face, a cape, and – the only difference from his counterpart in Córdoba – a bright white light at the center of his chest that could blind anyone coming near. With a century’s difference between them, both characters mark the intrusion of a strange reality into our everyday lives.

In the case of Mount Uritorco, two constants known to researchers of the paranormal can be added: cattle slain under strange circumstances (impossible not to associate the oft-mentioned Chupacabras to all this), and unexplained fires such as the ones we discussed in a recent podcast. The inexplicable mysteries endure.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Gustavo Fernández]

For readers interested in similar phenomena, please refer to our earlier article "The Hopping Phantom of Calchín" (2010):