Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mexico: Camera Picks Up UFO in Chihuahua

Photo taken by Mr. Demetrio J. Ramirez on October 18, 2005 in Chihuahua, Mexico.

According to the witness, he was traveling by bus across the Mexican state in question on his way to a wedding. The bus crossed the village of Creel toward the region known as Divisadero in Barrancas del Cobre. As a panoramic view of the landscape can be obtained from a lookout on this tourist attraction of the Sierra Tarahumara, he decided to take some photos with his Sony DSC-P150 digital camera.

Lacking an additional digital card, he said that on that very same evening of October 18, he rented a computer in Creel to deposit the photos into files on his Yahoo account. It was not until November 3 that he had access to the Internet and realized that an object suspended in mid-air was visible in one of the images an object not visually perceived by Ramirez and his party.

Eyewitness Account of Mr. Demetrio Ramirez:
"I really don't know what it could be, as the object appears to be at a certain distance...I don�t believe that it's a tree leaf, since it appears to be very high up, nor insects, given the apparent distance. I'm also dismissing the possibility of a spot or dust on the camera lens, since it does not appear on the other images we took on that date.

"Unfortunately, we erased the photos from the camera�s memory, since we needed space for the following day. I say unfortunately as some have said that its a trick photo or that the object was superimposed.

"I didn't submit the photo earlier, since I don�t believe it to be of great significance when compared to other any event, regardless of its nature, I am sharing this image with Prof. Ana Luisa Cid, leaving the matter to her respected discretion."

Ana Luisa Cid's Opinion:

For the time being I believe the photo to be real and that it probably suggests the transit of an unidentified flying object over the Sierra Tarahumara, cautioning that this material was received by me on January 31, 2006.

Applying my basic knowledge of photography, I have been unable to find any digital alterations to the image and the automatic data put forth agree with Mr. Demetrio�s account, adding that the image was taken at 1:17 p.m., according to the date, employing a normal exposure setting and an ISO 100 speed.

The eyewitness's objective stance, as well as his openness toward research, lead me to think that this could be a genuine case.

(translation (c) 2006, S. Corrales, IHU, special thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid)


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