Presidio hosts UFO festival Oct. 19-20
By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
PRESIDIO – On August 25, 1974, US Air Defense caught an unidentified flying object coming from the Gulf of Mexico, crossing US airspace near Corpus Christi. The UFO then entered Mexican airspace near Brownsville, Texas.
The UFO was then tracked for about 500 miles to the outskirts of the town of Coyame in northern Chihuahua State – and 40 miles from Presidio – where the blip on the radar suddenly disappeared.
At the same time, a flight headed en route to Mexico City from El Paso was lost on radar… in the same spot.
Mexican authorities led an aerial search the next day and reported the wreckage, noting that there were two downed air vessels; one of which was circular and, despite the impact, still whole.
US authorities, after supposedly intercepting Mexican radio contacts, offered assistance to the Mexican government, who declined the offer.
The US ignored their dismissal and sent a team of aerial vehicles, which discovered the Mexican recovery envoy with all personnel having contracted a severe case of death.
The US government then allegedly recovered the wreckage and transported it to US territory without knowledge or permission from the Mexican government. They then destroyed the fallen Mexican convoy with explosives.
So the story goes.
In exploring this event more thoroughly, the city of Presidio presents the first BorderZone UFO Festival on October 19-20 to commemorate the little-known UFO crash and its subsequent cover-up, which has been dubbed “the Mexican Roswell.”
The event will include lectures from UFO experts Stanton Friedman Noe Torres, Ruben Uriarte, Dennis Balthaser, Ismael Cuellar, and Gilberto Rivera.
Torres and Uriarte have written two book on this particular UFO crash, “Mexico’s Roswell” and “The Other Roswell: UFO Crash on the US/Mexico Border.” They are also coauthors of “Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter.” They have both made appearances on the History Channel’s “UFO Hunters” and “UFO Files,” as well as work the UFO Festival circuit.
Stanton Friedman is a nuclear physicist with degrees from the University of Chicago. He has written more than 90 papers on the subject of UFOs and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including Larry King Live. He has released five books on the subject of UFOs and was one of the first civilian investigators of the Roswell crash.
Friedman has provided the US Congress with written testimony and has twice appeared at the United Nations on matters pertaining to UFOs.
The UFO coincides with the Dude of the Dead Festival and La Junta Gathering number 4 in Presidio. There will be fun on both sides of the border, so the festival organizers insist you bring your passport for some events in Ojinaga. Admission is free and vendors, including David Beebe and the extraterrestrial Boyz 2 Men crew, will be on site for out-of-this-world tacos y mas.
A high-powered laser will also be used to point at the Marfa Lights on October 18 in an effort by the Laredo Paranormal Research Society to crack the mystery of the lights. UFO abductions are not the responsibility of the festival, though they will investigate.
For more information, visit www.ufoborderzone.com.
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