The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
May 8, 2008
Mexico: An Alleged Flying Humanoid (2008)
By Ana Luisa Cid
Lic. Daniel Sanchez Rosales, a resident of Mexico City, recorded an unidentified flying object that he describes as having humanoid characteristics.
The video was taken on February 28 of this year in the Moctezuma district, no far from Mexico City International Airport, at 6:50 a.m.
It should be mentioned that the first one to see it was his nephew Quique (Erik) as left home toward his middle school. It was then that he woke his uncle Daniel and they observed the phenomenon through binoculars, at first. During this observation, the witnesses described it as “a flying humanoid” resembling an astronaut. They claimed that it was facing them and it seemed to survey its surroundings.
As part of this investigation, I visited the household and interviewed the witnesses. Both seemed like honest people to me, and are not looking for either fame or fortune, merely a chance to share their experience. Daniel Sanchez Rosales,36, is a graduate of the UNAM School of Law.
After reviewing the video with filters, my conclusion is that it is authentic, but it is still necessary to determine the nature of what was recorded.
Objectively, we are aware that this could have an explanation: perhaps a balloon, but there are three aspects that draw our attention:
1. The recording has a 12-minute duation, and if we add to this the observation time through binoculars, the sighting was around 15 minutes, an uncommon period of time when we deal with balloons, as these are carried away by the wind, and it is hard to see them for an extended period of time.
2. At a given point in the video, the object or alleged humanoid makes descending movements, then remains static for a while and subsequently rises again. This ascending and descending isn’t quite so common with balloon.
3. At two moments during the recording, the dogs’ reaction can be heard. The appear to be keening or expressing fear. This does not occur when balloons are involved, unless it is a huge coincidence (the witness has 2 Labrador Retrievers).
The object remains close to an air corridor. The background information here is that researcher Alfonso Salazar had reported the presence of UFOs near MCIA.
Fragments of the video and the interview
This material was presented as an exclusive for Mexican television in Televisa’s “De Buenas a la 1” broadcast, hosted by Alfredo Adame (May 5, 2008)
The report in Spanish and more photos is at: http://analuisacid.com/28febr.htm
(Translation (c) 2008. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid)
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