Monday, March 21, 2011

Mexico: More "UFOs" Seen Over León

Source: Periódico A.M.
Date: 20 March 2011

Mexico: More “UFOs” Seen over León
By Jose Luis Ramirez
Photo credit: Fernándo Fernández

Some people in Parque Metropolitano saw lights in the sky that they ascribed to UFOs.

Residents of the city of Leon claimed seeing such objects in the Downtown area; even one person managed to record the alleged sighting.

Juan Antonio Lopez professed himself as completely skeptical, but changed his opinion on Friday when he saw around 50 luminous objects in the sky moving in an orderly fashion toward the Parque Metropolitano before vanishing from slight.

“In fact, many of us even referred to these lights as brujas (witches) in the sky, but after what I’ve seen, now I believe in them (UFOs).”

María Sandoval says that she also saw the lights in the sky last Friday night. “I was able to see them in the vicinity of El Rosario. They’re neither balloons nor airplanes, because they move in formation, and a balloon wouldn’t fly so high or move [in such a way].”

A resident of Gran Jardín says that around 0200 yesterday she saw five lights flying in formation at high speed. She made it clear that these could not be airplanes due to their high rate of speed. Another resident of León said that three red spheres forming a triangle have been visible since January from the parking lot at Plaza Galerías.

Videos have been uploaded to the Internet. For over a month, sightings of alleged unidentified flying objects over León have been posted to YouTube. The videos have over a thousand hits and according to the description offered, were seen over Ibarrilla and the El Coecillo district.

Images show some lights that remain static before moving swiftly, and later disapperaing. Others show circles of light in the sky before nightfall. A three-part video was taken in mid-February, looking toward Cerro Gordo, and according to the person who took it, a “UFO Flotilla” is in evidence.

Another video is dated 15 February and was taken around 0750 hours near Ley de Torres Landa. “We thought it was a balloon, but when it got closer we saw its shape,” says the author of the video posted to the website.

Photo caption: With his cellphone, Fernando Fernández captured the lights that startled people strolling through the Zona Peatonal at 2200 hours.

(Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)