Go Back Report # 326


Note regarding this date: Although Sanderson dates this sighting as 09-06-1965, this was only a general article on UFOs in that year. The date that was assigned is that of the newspaper publication date (See reference at end of article).-CF-           

Outer Space Visitors Rife in Mexico

Tourist Traffic Figures Boosted by Flying Saucers

       MEXICO CITY (UPI) -- Tourist traffic to Mexico has increased greatly this year, and judging from some reports, at least half the increase has come from outer space.

       The current epidemic of flying saucer sightings is nowhere as strong as it is in Mexico.

Non-pertinent text deleted – CF         

Air Force Denial

       The Air Force just as quickly denied that any unidentified flying objects were flying around over the country. But just in case, the high command emphasized that air base commanders have standing orders to intercept and force down any UFOs in their area. Residents of the Texcoco area, on the edge of Mexico City, swore they saw a saucer land on Lake Texcoco. The lake is a vast expanse of dry flatland most of the year, having dried up many years ago. During the current rainy season, there are several lake-sized pools in the low areas, and residents say the saucer sank in one of these.

       One unfortunate Mexico City reporter was assigned by his editor to spend the day on the wind-swept lake bed, which is lashed daily by small dust storms. He reported no sign of the submarine saucer.                                                                                                                  

This reference: Newspaper - The Los Angeles Times, September 06, 1965. With thanks to Barry Greenwood for providing the articles. 

UFOCAT PRN – 76802 [DOS: 09-06-1965]

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Newspaper - The Los Angeles Times, September 06, 1965

UFOCAT URN – 076802 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 228, © 1970    

UFOCAT PRN – 178955 [DOS: 09-15-1965]

UFOCAT URN – 178955 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 06950, © 2002      

Central America - Mexico

Texcoco            Latitude 19-31 N, Longitude 98-53 W (D-M) [Town]

Lake Texcoco   Latitude 19-30 N, Longitude 99-00 W [Lago de Texcoco]

Mexico City       Latitude 19-24 N, Longitude 99-09 W [Ciudad de México]

Reference: Mexico Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1956.      

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 19.42 N, Longitude 99.16 W (D.%) 
                                      Latitude 19.50 N, Longitude 99.00 W [178955]       


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