UFOs Over Yucatan Peninsula

Translation (c) 2004 Scott Corrales

Source: El Diario de Yucatan
Date: July 5, 2004


TICUL — The alleged lights that cross the skies over the Benito Juarez sector have been the subject of meetings and conversations among neighbors.

Some residents of Ticul believe they are Unidentified Flying Object and increasing numbers of locals are visiting the hills.

The appartions at midnight keep people awake to see "the lights that move and then remain still before continuing their journey." In the month of May, several residents claimed having seen UFOs over by Dzan, and some 3 or 4 years ago people ascended Santa Elena Hill for a better look.


SOURCE: Diario de Yucatan
DATE: July 5, 2004

UFO's: A Compulsory Subject of Conversation
** More people visit a neighborhood to see "the lights"

TICUL - The subject of the alleged apparition of lights in the sky have been a compulsory subject of conversation among local relatives. Skeptics and believers alike are visiting this locale and some even think they could be UFOs.

The remarks made in the county seat have not delayed long, especially among people who visit the site and residents of the Benito Juarez sector itself, located on the hill and one of the most isolated ones in the community.

Witnesses report that shortly after midnight the lights begin to appear. At times, they can see a very large light that crosses the skies several times. At times they remain motionless before taking off at high speed, they say.

The widespread belief is that [the lights] are UFOs.

Residents of the Benito Juarez neighborhood claim that the lights began to appear the very same night the earthquake occured. Others believe that the phenomenon occurs on given years and are not limited to a certain part of the state.

According to the information provided, these lights were also seen some 2 or 3 years ago along the road leading to the municipality of Santa Elena. Furthermore, some five or six years ago, the same strange phenomenon was seen along the road to Sacalum.

The fact is that the unidentified lights are the topic of the day -- one that is gaining popularity among every stratum of this community. Night after night, between 150 to 200 people have been reporting to the Benito Juarez sector and claim that they have indeed seen these lights.


DATE: July 5, 2004


Unidentified Flying Objects are the talk of the town in Ticul

28 years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA) recorded the manifestation of UFOs some 28 years ago in the skies over Merida, according to a recently declassified report by said agency.

In 1976, Robert S. Ashford, the U.S. consul in Merida, reported to the Department of State, and in turn, State apprised the CIA, of the apparition of UFOs in the sky.

Hundreds of persons visit the San Benito neighborhood on a daily basis for some 15 days, claiming to have seen UFOs. Visitors to the site are local residents who spend long hours gazing skyward and some claim having seen "a large saucer-shaped object with multicolored lights that moves across the sky at night."

The tenant farmers of the district leave their homes early in the morning to see the strange object. Given the curious nature of the event, increasing numbers of people have come to see this phenomenon, but very few have seen the flying object. Mrs. Maria Cardenas Ek and Lourdes Bojorquez claim having been witnesses to the event.

Mrs. Cardenas said that on Thursday, June 17, she was home when she noticed a shining object spinning around a tower belonging to the Federal Electric Commission. After a while it stood still in the air, and that was when the dogs began to bark.

The second time she saw it was around 1 a.m., when she saw the flying object in the skies again. Since that date, seeing this object at night has become a regular activity. The correspondent for the POR ESTO newspaper was on site for many hours to see if the object would manifest, but was unsuccessful. However, locals say that the UFO doesn't have a fixed schedule for its manifestations.

The fact of the matter is that expectations are on the increase among local residents on account of the strange lights in the sky, and the number of curiosity seekers is growing.


Translation (c) 2004 Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
Special thanks to David Triay Lucatero, CAFE

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