Friday, February 23, 2007

Mexico: Object Causes Astonishment in Merida

SOURCES: "Por Esto" (newspaper) Mérida, Yucatán;"El Diario de Yucatán" (newspaper);
DATE: 02.02.07

Mexico: Object Causes Astonishment in Merida, Yucatan

On the evening of January 27, 2007 at 8:30 p.m., dozens of people informed the local media of Yucatán, Mérida of the presence of unidentified flying objects in the sky, which they described as having a circular shape with eight surrounding lights, adding that the object made oscillating movements and that it vanished into the horizon after a few minutes.

This sighting was captured on video by Mr. René Couoh Chacón from the Vicente Solís district, showing the evidence to reporters from the "Por Esto" newspaper and Mexican researchers Gustavo Aleman and Prof. Silvestre Leal of the OVNI MERIDA group.
According to the witnesses, around 6 p.m. and before the sighting of the alleged UFO, a kind of shooting star crossed the firmament from west to east, but it had a rectangular shape and a trail of light.

Victor Lara Martinez, a reporter for the "Por Esto" daily, says that one woman interviewed stated that some onlookers heard the alleged UFO make a noise similar to that of helicopters, although its shape did not correspond at all to the means of transportation in question.

Researchers from OVNI MERIDA are currently analyzing the video, saying that they wish to ascertain if a UFO or a balloon was involved, moreover because said community manufactures large "Cantoya"-type balloons surrounded by luminaries. However, and without dismissing the possibility a priori, we believe that residents of the town in question can identify one of those balloons correctly and the sighting would not have been the cause for such a commotion, one that was even worthy of mention in the press.

It should be noted that reports of nocturnal UFOs over Mexico were received on this same date.

(translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid, Gustavo Aleman and Prof. Silvestre Leal)


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