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Former Mexican President's Nephew 1973 UFO Photo

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 09:51:10 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 06:56:53 -0400
Subject: Former Mexican President's Nephew 1973 UFO Photo

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
May 13, 2007

Date: 05.12.07
Source: www.analuisacid.com

MEXICO: Former President's Nephew Photographed UFO in 1973
By Ana Luisa Cid

In March 2007 I received several clippings from the "Novedades"
newspaper, dated October 26, 1973, from Ing. Hector Perez
Rodr=EDguez, making reference to a sighting by Mr. Juan David
Mateos Chanfreau, the nephew of (deceased) former Mexican
president Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos.

According to the publication, the witness gave his story to the
press and provided them with a copy of the photo he took with
his Polaroid camera. The snapshot was taken while he travelled
aboard his car along the road from Ciudad Camargo to Chihuahua

Ing. Perez, who kindly provided me a copy of the clippings he
has kept for 30 years, believes that it is possible that Mr.
Mateos Chanfreau's experience is possibly related to the Coyame
Case, which occurred in the same geographic region and on a date
relatively close to that of the alleged crash of a spacecraft in
the Chihuahua desert (1974).

In another news item from "Novedades" it is said that six UFOs
were seen in the USA, witnessed by over 50 people, among them
then-deputy sheriff Jim Taylor of Surrey County.

Transcript of the news item from Novedades, 26 October 1973:

"Mexican Tells How He Saw and Photographed a Flying Saucer"

The existence of flying saucers no longer appears to be a mere
invention of people with excessive imagination or feverish
minds. When mechanical means - such as photography - are brought
into play to determine their reality, only one question remains:
where do they come from?

Juan David Mateos Chanfreau, nephew of the deceased former
president Adolfo Lopez mateos, has asked himself this question
in vain for two months. But the issue of their provenance is
secondary, because there is something more important: he knows
that they exist, he has seen one of them and has photographed

The account he gives NOVEDADES shows the emotion the event
produced in him; his satisfaction at the experience surpasses
all limits.

Juan David was traveling from Ciudad Camargo to Chihuahua a
little over 60 days ago. The day was somewhat hazy but precisely
due to the lack of solar reflection, the landscape was clear and

Upon reaching the desert area between Villanueva and the city of
Chihuahua, he began to hear a strange sound coming from his car
radio. He suddenly looked upward and saw an object suspended in

He hit the brakes at once. He was invaded by a stupor and cannot
remember if he turned off the radio, but he fully recalls the
rigidity that took over his limbs for some seconds. He was
afraid that something bad would happen to him. However,
curiosity won out over prudence and his arm, guided as if by an
electric shock, reached for the glove comaprtment where his
photo camera rested.

"Before taking it, I had the sensation that someone was keeping
me from doing so," he says, "and I grabbed it cautiosly. I felt
afraid again, but the anxiety of having proof of what I was
seeing won out, and I stepped out of the car."

The craft, which produced a very slight vibration, rotated
displaying its colors of orange, purple and red. Parapeted
behing his vehicle, he was about to press the shutter. The
artifact, which was to the right of the highway at a distance of
some 60 meters and an altitude of 20, did not move. And the
photo was taken.

He immediately felt the urge to flee, but some internal sense
advised him not to move. Some minutes went by, which seemed like
centuries to Juan David. Suddenly the craft began to move.
Rising, it tilted until it remained sideways, rising vertically,
and taking off at a fantastic speed. He saw no smoke; he was
only able to hear an intense vibration that became more painful
as the intensity grew. The metal turned into a multitude of dats
that rose, blinding his riveted eyes. In a matter of seconds,
the saucer was lost to the immensity of space.

Reality took hold and thosands of questions spilled into his
mind: where did it come from? Was it terrestrial or not? But
among the lack of answers there stood an unquestionable fact:
something remarkable had happened and none other than he had
witnessed and photographed it. The amazement of the event would
suffice - perhaps some day he would find out the rest.


Translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, Inexplicata. Special thanks
to Ana Luisa Cid and Hector Perez

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