April 13, 2002: Grey UFO sighted over Mexico City
At 2 p.m., Demetrio Feria was in the Oriente section of Mexico City, south of Villa de Guadalupe, when he spotted an unusual object in the sky. Immediately he grabbed his video camera.
footage Feria shot "shows the object flying from
north to south over Oriente. Feria reported, 'The strange
object was of an obscure gray color, and it moved slowly
at a high altitude above the capital. The UFO continued
its flight and lost itself in the haze on the
horizon.'" (See NotiOVNI for April 21, 2002. Muchas
gracias a Daniel Munoz para eso noticario.)
December 2001: Major UFO flap reported in Mexico City (From UFO Round-up)
On Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 3 a.m., an AeroMexico Boeing 727 jetliner encountered a glowing UFO over the city of Toluca, near Mexico City. According to Mexican ufologist Alfonso Salazar, "The radars of the control towers at the airports in Toluca and Mexico City detected the intruder at an altitude of 12,000 feet and circling the metropolitan region. An airport official, using binoculars, described the UFO as 'a circular, unusual object' which 'caused great excitement among the air traffic controllers.'"
On Sunday, December 16, 2001, at 7:30 p.m., Pedro Hernandez grabbed his videocamera and began shooting color footage of a UFO flying over the small town of Metepec, near Toluca. According to Hernandez, the UFO "presented bright lights at each corner of its triangular form. The front (of the UFO) was a reddish color but without any lights. The UFO darted about swiftly in the night sky, and we videotaped it for several seconds before it went flying off in the direction of the volcano (Mount) Popocatepetl. The object became lost in the haze of the horizon."
On Monday, December 17, 2001, a UFO "shaped like a sombrero (hat) and with three protuberances on its upper half was seen by various eyewitnesses in the area of Tasquena," another suburb of Mexico City. "According to reports, the UFO flew freely in the skies above the Distrito Federal, ascending and descending up to 200 meters (660 feet) during a period of ten minutes."
On Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at 10 a.m., "several fiery UFOs were seen hovering in the skies above Popocatepetl. Witnesses in Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos (nearby) said they saw five gleaming UFOs above the volcano."
According to Mexican ufologist Amado Marquez, "the UFOs moved about individually, and witnesses identified five of them during a five-minute viewing period. They were last seen crossing the sky in a triangular formation."
On Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 1:20 p.m., eyewitness Javier Guevara videotaped an oval UFO freely moving through the sky above Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl," a suburb just east of Mexico City. "The UFO was described as 'an obscure color and presented a dome in the center of its upper surface, with a small protuberance on its lower surface, alternately slowing and accelerating at a dizzying velocity."
Guevara said he videotaped the UFO for four minutes before it disappeared into the eastern horizon. (Muchas gracias a Alfonso Salazar y Eustaquio Andrea Patounas para estas noticias.)