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UFOs Photographed Over Erupting Mexico Volcano!
By Santiago Yturria, December 21, 2000

The long awaited eruption of Mexico's collosal volcano Popocatepetl (a name that means "Smoking Mountain" in old nahuatl language) that took place last Monday, Dec. 18, brought not only fear and uncertainty but also an unexpected event captured by mere accident. Today the main headlines of local newspapers, Milenio and Extramex, present a photograph of an unknown luminous object flying over the erupting volcano Popocatepetl located near Mexico City and Puebla. The spectacular photograph, taken by reporter Alfonso Reyes last Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6:10 AM while making a report of the violent awakening, presented a bright luminous object that contrasted with the black clouds of smoke emanating from the volcano crater. The photo was taken in a 20 second exposure time with a 24 mm angular lens according to Mr. Reyes's testimony. However, he didn¹t actually see the flying object and it wasn¹t until the development of the film that he discovered what the camera had captured. Because of the long exposure time, the camera captured the luminous object descending and then making a quick turn in the direction of the crater. The possibility of a meteor was discarded due to the described trajectory of the object and also no airplane or helicopter was present in that place for obvious reasons.
This is not the first time that strange unknown objects have been seen flying over this volcano. In June 29, 1999 the surveillance camera of the CENAPRED, the goverment agency for disasters prevention, was monitoring Mount Popo taking pictures at regular time intervals. At 1:20PM the camera captured a strange disk shape dark object very near the volcano's crater emerging among the smoke clouds. No explanation was given by the agency at the time but researchers continued gathering photographic and video evidence of the object's continued presence over the smoking volcano. Certainly the photograph taken by Alfonso Reyes deserves a serious and dedicated analysis. Meanwhile, this event as well as the others still remain unexplained.