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UFOs In Mexico City During Recent Blackout?

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:36:04 -0500
Archived: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:13:39 -0500
Subject: UFOs In Mexico City During Recent Blackout?

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
December 12, 2007

Source: www.analuisacid.com
Date: 12 December 2007

UFOs In Mexico City During Recent Blackout?
A report from Ana Luisa Cid

On Tuesday, December 11, 2007, dozens of districts in the
Mexican capital and some municipalities in the state of Mexico
were affected by a 25-minute blackout. According to reports, the
causes were simultaneous explosions in three electric power

Reports from the Ministry of Civil Protection indicate that said
explosions, whose causes are still unknown, took place at the
substations of the Nonoalco and Tlatelolco plants, as well as
the one located in Ecatepec.

The incident was reported at 23:30 hours and people living next
to the Tlatelolco Unit stated that they heard loud explosions
within the plant shortly before the blackout, which in turn
caused several flashes. The possibility of a  terrorist attack
against the facilities of the Luz y Fuerza company has been
officially discarded.

This information was obtained from the El Universal newspaper,
where the picture taken by Valente Rosas was published, showing
a luminous object over the skies of the nation's capital during
the blackout.

While the use of pyrotechnics around this date are common due to
the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the structure does not
correspond to that of fireworks, in my opinion, due to its size
and morphology. In any event, I think that the possibility of an
airplane with a sweeping effect must also be dismissed.

Until contact can be made with the newspaper's photographer and
more information offered, it should be noted that two possible
UFO sightings occurred that day: the first in the Coapa area to
the south of the city, and the second toward the airport.

I had a personal sighting at 11:30 at night as I drove along
Avenida de los Cien Metros in the Gustavo A. Madero district.
What I saw, in the company of my family, was an object made up
of two shining lights, resembling the planet Mars, but double--
one sphere above and another below, both of them very large and
shiny, traveling at relatively low altitude. The object remained
static. It was, however, difficult to capture it on video due to
the motion of the car and the impossibility of pulling over on
an expressway.

It should be noted that this is not the first time that the UFO
phenomenon is linked to blackouts in Mexico. Renowned researcher
Pedro Ferriz states that then-president Luis Echeverria told him
that he and his wife were witnesses to a sighting during the
blackouts in Cuernavaca, Morelos, on September 23, 1965,
describing the object as similar to a mechanical pencil. The
president added that they were in the company of Amalia
Hernandez, founder of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.

Do UFOs cause blackouts? We really don't know. Those who support
this theory opine that UFOs exert powerful electromagnetic
influences, particularly near power stations.

[Translator's note: More information on the Mexican blackouts of
the 1960s and 1970s can be found in "Forbidden Mexico" by Scott


Translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU
Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid

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