Felipe has always been a good place to drop your head
back and stare at the sky. Especially at night. Just a
few miles out of town the light pollution drops to near
zero and the sky looks like a Liberace costume (or is
that the other way around?).
Nearly every resident has a story to tell
about strange lights in the night sky. UFO's. Close Encounters.
Here is an article sent to Blueroadrunner
by Juliet Vega. It appeared on the NUFORC website (THE
NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER) which is a project
dedicated to the collection and dissemination of UFO data.
Rendering of the reported event.
Here is a story found on the internet:
I live in Vancouver BC, Canada. I returned home on
Sunday, after spending a couple of weeks in San Felipe,
Baja de California, Mexico.
On April 27, the night before we left,
we were sitting outside our tent-trailer in a campground
by the beach in the sea of Cortez (Mar del Sol) at approximately
9/9:30 pm, when my 9year old son- who was looking to see
falling stars- called out.
I was with my mother
((deleted)) and my father ((deleted)). As we all looked
up, my father shouted out loud: "Look up, everyone look
up in the sky!".
Other campers, from San Pedro (LA) California,
who camped beside us, also witnessed the same thing. Now,
explaining what we saw might not be so easy but... I will
try anyway! Initially we saw a V shaped formation of extremely
bright lights travelling at an incredible speed towards
north-east. These lights mantained an incredibly perfect
and fixed relationship to each other for a while, to the
point that my mom said: "they are like snow gheese" (Lit
by what?). After a few seconds some of the lights- which
seemed to have an aura or glow about them- made some strange
right to left and left to right movement, like a shuffling
a very quick and perfect shuffle, to them form a perfectly
straight line before reassuimg the V shape. We kept looking
up till we could no longer see them/it and the whole event
must have lasted at least 3 minutes.
I have worked in the film industry for
years and edited with video special effects... I have
looked up at the night sky many times in my life, admired
the stars from many corners of the globe. I have seen
satellites, planes, birds, Northern Lights, fireworks,
falling stars (and so have my parents) but this time we
all agree, we have seen something that we cannot explain!
If you wish to contact me please do:
((deleted)) PS: On Thursday Night I saw a show on the
Discovery Channel titled: "Into the unknown", The lights
shown seen and witnessed by hundreds of people over Phoenix,
Arizona and the V formation reported were exactly like
the ones we saw over San Felipe, Baja de California on
April 27/2000 the only difference was the speed of travel
and the shuffling. The brightness and spacing looked identical.
A few local and near-local sightings: