Saturday, December 31, 2005

Mexico: UFO Over Tampico Alto

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
December 5, 2005

DECEMBER 5, 2005

by Ana Luisa Cid and Alberto Garc?a ("Milenio" newspaper)

Police officers and reporters from "Diario de Tampico Milenio" were witnesses to the presence of an unidentified flying object in Mexican skies.

A light resembling a star was seen in Tampico Alto, Veracruz.

Evidence photographed by a team of reporters from "Diario Tampico Milenio", Victor Hugo Perez and Alberto Garcia, who decided to investigate the UFO reports they had received earlier from that area.

Alberto Garcia describes the light as standing out as a very large star, and that its brightness forced everyone to see it. Suddenly, to everyone's astonishment, the luminous object moved a few meters and vanished, as though entering a crack in the sky.

Also present were elements of the Tampico Alto Police under the command of Cmdr. Agustin Rivas Hernandez and Matias Castillo Altamirano, responsible for Emergency Services in that municipality.

Mr. Garcia describes the following with great surprise:

"The alleged star remained still. However, upon being observed, what it appeared to be waiting for, it simply moved and vanished, as though it had been erased. It wasn't a shooting star. We also saw some of those and the notable difference is that they appear to come out of nowhere and vanihs. This one was motionless; it suddenly moved and was gone."

"This reporter, Victor, two policemen and a third person, agreed upon observing its brightness, "look, that one's shinier than the rest". Suddenly, the "star" inexplicably moved a little. Our jaws dropped, and if it is possible to be even more surprised, we did it, because it suddenly vanished...right after the photograph was taken."

"This experience left us in the proper mood to continue our search for the UFOs that the inhabitants of Tampico Alto's rural districts mention so fact, it's quite the adventure."

Upon interviewing some of the locals, they agreed that UFO sightings are quite frequent, explaining that the "ships" hover above electric light posts, rock themselves on the wires and even shoot sparks, according to eyewitness accounts.

It is important to note that on days prior to the date in question, UFOs had been reported in this area and that the story was also published by "Diario Tampico Milenio" on November 26, 2005.

In Alberto Garc?a's interesting article, the reporter says that some officials have received accounts from the population. Alfredo Mellado P?lito, director of Civil Defense, states that electricity has been interrupted due to the alleged visitors: "They say that the lights go out because they come too close to the electric installations. I don't know if its true, but I can tell you that many people have said this," he noted.

Officials explained that they have no intention whatsoever to perform any kind of investigation, at least for the time being, regardless of comments made by fishermen, housewives and farmers.

Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).


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