News Reports and Articles
UFO In Mezcala (Mexico)
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
February 22, 2008
UFO IN MEZCALA (MEXICO)
By Ana Luisa Cid
The "La Cronica Vespertina de Chilpancingo" was the first newspaper to make the sightings in Mezcala known as an article signed by Lic. Francisco Rangel on January 10, 2008 with photos by Mr. Heladio Hernandez.
The article stated that a strange light accompanied by others of smaller sizes had caused panic among the residents of Mezcala, stressing that the event had a duration greater than 30 hours, witnessed by the entirety of the town's residents, ranging in ages from children to senior citizens.
The first reports indicated that the phenomenon started in the early hours of 31 December 2007 and was present until the first hours of February 2, 2008.
It is especially noteworthy that the electric power supply to the town was affected by this event. Some residents state that the strange light passed over the main square and then landed at Cerro Pie de Minas, where it remained, putting forth powerful flashes, especially at night.
Given the long duration of the phenomenon, the residents of Mezcala had the opportunity of recording the unusual event on still cameras and video cameras, so that dozens of images are available.
One resident told the press that he had seen a mark on the hill where the UFO had landed. He claims having found an area in which the grass was flattened into a circular shape.
There is no further information in this regard. It should be noticed that in the photos taken with my own camera, I did not notice any marks on the ground. Journalists, however, shall continue researching and trying to find the alleged mark on the hill.
Mezcala is a community in the State of Guerrero (Mexico) located in a valley surrounded by the Sierra del Sur and the Cadena de los Filos; it is the location of the mine that boasts the largest gold deposits in Latin America and there is abundant mineral wealth in the region.
Given the importance of this news item, I traveled to Mezcala to learn more about the mass sighting and the possible CE-2 event. I was in Mezcala and Chilpancingo on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February 2008, corroborating that the news item was legitimate and even more startling. All of the interviewed parties agreed in their accounts. No one denied the events or ignored them, including the elderly or children. Research on the Mezcala Case is being conducted as a team with Lic. Francisco Rangel and Mr. Heladio Hernandez from the "La Cronica Vespertina de Chilpancingo", whose valuable assistance I acknowledge.
At this time, I have two videos of the flying objects of Mezcala.
The first material was presented on television on 11 February 2008 and corresponds to the video taken by the Lopez Sanchez family. They gave me a copy outside the Televisa facilities on 5 February. The family lives in Mexico City and visited Mezcala during the winter holidays, staying with relatives. This allowed them to become witnesses to the event.
The second video was given to me by Lic. Rangel and its author is Alfonso Ramirez. The journalists -- who are aware of almost all of the videos taken in Mezcala -- believe that the Ramirez material is the best by virtue of the fact that it shows the three flying objects described by witnesses, and they can be clearly seen despite the nocturnal nature of the video.
Thanks to the Lopez Family and Mr. Ramirez, I was able to secure these images. I would like to thank them for the trust they have placed in my work.
The video can be seen at: http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=BttWeWvsBY0
(Translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid
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