Hermosillo coast near Puerto Libertad

January 7th 2005

[Please treat this report with extreme caution - John @ UFOINFO.]

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 11, 2005

SOURCE: El Imparcial
DATE:1/8/2005, 20:27 hrs

MEXICO: Hill Vanishes After UFO Event?

Change noted yesterday described as "strange"
Scientists startled by peculiar phenomenon involving coastal hill.

by Luis Gonzalez

HERMOSILLO, Sonora(PH) -- More than half of a hill located on the Hermosillo coast apparently "vanished". The event was classified by Sonoran scientists as "strange and surprising"

According to a series of images taken by EL IMPARCIAL which were classifed as "historically significant", a hill belonging to the Sierra de Cirios range near Puerto Libertad ceased to exist in a matter of hours.

At 08:54 minutes yesterday, a reporter and photographer from this newsroom saw what they took to be a UFO as they drove along Rt.36 North along the coastline. After this sighting there occurred a strange phenomenon in which rocky formations changed composition (sic).

At 14:08 hours, as shown by photographs taken from the site, a considerable part of said hill disappeared.

Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales,
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).
Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez.

More on Sierra de los Cirios Disappearance

Dear Readers--

With regard to the alleged "disappearance" of a hill near Hermosillo, Mexico, Ing. Marco A. Reynoso of FUNDACION COSMOS A.C. has kindly forwarded us the newspaper clippings that appeared in the local newspaper EL IMPARCIAL. The first photo bears the heading "SIERRA DE LOS CIRIOS APPARENTLY CHANGES ITS PHYSIONOMY" and bears the time stamp 8:56.

The second image, timed 9:02, reads: "Matter begins to fall from the object on the left before it lands on the hilltop. This is one of 12 images recording the changes witnessed."

The third image, timed 9:07 reads: "The change in elevation of the hill on the right can be seen here and the formations on the left have changed shape."

An optical phenomenon? UFO terraforming? A hoax? You be the judge.

Special thanks to Ing. Marco Reynoso of Fundacion Cosmos A.C.

More on Sierra de los Cirios disappearance

Newspaper clipping from El Imparcial showing the location of the Sierra de los Cirios phenomenon on a map and providing further information, such as:
Residents of the Puerto Libertad community explain that unidentified phenomena are often seen in the sky.
Location- Toward the northwest, near the Sesqui de la Candelaria communal farm (ejido)
Observation- From Route 36 North of the Hermosillo Coast
Position- Seen from Kilometer 38 or 39 of that route
Duration- 17 minutes elapsed from the moment the UFO was first sighted until it "mimetized'
Exposure- The first photo was taken at 08:56 hrs.
Comparison-at 14:14 hrs, when another photo was taken, the hill was no longer there
Theories-a.) An optical illusion created by the camera, although heat and humidity conditions were not the correct ones at the time; b.) A meteor crashed into the hill and shattered it.

Vanishing Mountain: Phenomenon Attracts Scientific Scrutiny

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 12, 2005

Vanishing Mountain: Phenomenon Attracts Scientific Scrutiny
By Shaila Rosagel – El Imparcial

Scientists qualified the phenomenon recorded at Sierra de los Cirios, near Puerto Libertad, as an optical illusion.

The strange event recorded on the Hermosillo Coast drew the attention of scientists who analyzed the photos and then camped out at the site to study the case.

Astronomy professors visited the site on Rt. 35 North of the Hermosillo Coast to observe—all night Saturday and early morning yesterday—and find an explanation of what was captured by the camera lens of an EL IMPARCIAL photographer.

The conclusion reached by astronomers and ophtalmologists is that it is an “optical illusion” caused by ambient temperature, the distance between the observer and the object, the angle of incidence of light and the intensity of the light itself.

“What appears in the photos is a mirage effect known as light refraction,” said Julio Cesar Saucedo Morales, a professor of astronomy. The astronomer discarded any relationship between this optical illusion and the meteorite fall that occurred on November 29, 2004.

“The phenomenon is due to the air and soil being at different temperatures. These optical illusions can be seen from diferent directions,” he stressed.

Saucedo Morales was joined at the site by Russian astronomer Anton Lipovska and his wife, as well as amateur astronomer Hector Ruiz Figueroa.

Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
Special thanks to Shaila Rosagel.

UFOINFO would like to thank Scott Corrales for granting permission to use these articles.


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