The Journal of Hispanic Ufology-September 1, 2006
On Monday, August 7, 2006, the Cruz Molina family witnessed the transit of a possible UFO that traveled at low altitude over the district of Culhuacán, southeast of the Mexican capital.
The video has a duration of 13 seconds and was recorded by Mr. Arturo Cruz Granados at 15:30 hours using a Sony TRV-328 camera.
The exulting voices of the eyewitnesses are heard on the recording, as well as the propeller sounds of a helicopter flying over the area.
Almost at the end of the video, it can be seen that the object rotated on its own axis until it lost itself behind a house.
The first to become aware of the event was Aldair de Jesus, 13, who was looking through his bedroom window. When he noticed that something was flying over the trees, according to his own account, he reached for binoculars in order to see it better. Subsequently, his parents did the same. Mr. Cruz shot the video tape and says that he lost a great deal of time in preparing the camera. Therefore, the probable sighting had a duration in excess of the video.
As part of the investigation, I interviewed the witnesses on two separate occasions, inspected the original recording and visited the site of the events, concluding that it was a real occurrence. The video is not a hoax and does not show signs of digital manipulation.
Since the time I presented the video on Mexican television, I have received many e-mails from other people who claim having seen [the object] and who ratify that it was a UFO. However, no further evidence has been presented.
It is worth noting that a similar object was recorded in Azcapotzalco in northern Mexico City in September 2004.
Considering the possibility that it could have been some sort of balloon, it would have had to be one of considerable size, with a specific reason for moving horizontally over various sectors of Culhuacán, according to reports, further executing rotations at various speeds.
As a general rule, very large balloons are promotional in nature and are almost always moored. Very large “cantoya” type balloons are used for special festivities or religious holidays of the Catholic church, which are usually celebrated on Sundays.
For this reason, and unless another explanation for this video can be found, it is my belief that the Cruz Molina family obtained significant evidence for the investigation of the UFO phenomenon.
(translation (c) 2006 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology)
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