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UFO Over Mt Popocatepetl in Mexico
An unknown light, December 19th.
This photo, that shows a strange descending light that seems to turn very violently when approaching the crater of volcano Popocatepetl, was taken on Tuesday 19th, by 6:10 A.M., using a 20 seconds long exposure -usually
"On the morning of Thursday December 21st, 2000, local newspaper 'Milenio' front page showed a very impressive picture which could demonstrate the presence of UFOs surrounding Popocatepetl volcano.
"This picture was taken by photographer Alfonso Reyes from Notimex news agency. It could be noticed a speed object traversing on Tuesday December 19, 2000 at 6:10 morning. The picture was taken with a 4.0 diaphragm to let more light in by widening the lense. Also, the photographer used a 24mm. angular lense with delayed exposure time at 20 seconds.
"This photo, that shows a strange descending light that seems to turn very violently when approaching the crater of volcano Popocatepetl, was taken on Tuesday 19th, by 6:10 A.M., using a 20 seconds long exposure -usually time for an overexposure- with a 4.0 opened diaphragm -that is an aperture of the lens when more light is needed- , and a 24 mm angular lens.
"Picture footnote reads as 'strange descending light.' It could be appreciated a very good picture of Popocatepetl at dawn, with increasing activity of 'Don Goyo,' as it is called among local residents. It is a beautiful sunrise image.
"However, it is noticeable the light sphere path describing a uniform curve towards the mountain.
"As it is well known, since 1991 UFO presence surrounding the Popo was witnessed by Federal Agents of the State of Puebla. On July 7, 1991, while in duty chasing some suspects, they saw a flying object at 'Atlixcayotl' way and they thought it was the burglars plane, but when they processed their film they realize that this object has peculiar characteristics and that it was not a plane. Until now no further explanations have been given.
"During July and August 1991, many Mexican and foreign corresponsals alerted on the presence of spherical objects, making Atlixco, Metepec and Atlimeyaya new gathering spots for people trying to have their 'own UFO' on video or picture.
"On March 31st, 1992 Televisa’s [major Mexican TV company] '60 Minutes' team, headed by Jaime Maussan, descended to the crater lake to verify that volcanic activity was increasing.
"After several warnings which this team made since then, there have been numerous reports on UFO activity at this zone, being the ones with more 'traffic' between the years 1992 and 1994, as Atlixco, Metepec and Atlimeyaya residents came to witness this phenomena.
"On the late days of December 2000, increasing volcano activity has alerted local residents and authorities to be prepared in case of any major event.
"This time 'Milenio' newspaper could witness this strange facts. We at the UFO website share with you the amazing image shot by Alfonso Reyes from Notimex, as well as the front page of the newspaper, thanking them for their collaboration."
This article is also available in the original Spanish.
Photo by Alfonso Reyes/Notimex