Diego Rivera (1886-1957), the most
important Mexican muralist painter of the twentieth century, described an
interesting sighting that he had in August 1921. During a sea voyage from Hamburg to Mexico with his friend David
Alfaro, “an incident occurred that left a deep impression on me. It was a brilliant red sphere
that suddenly came out of the sea and, after flying silently above us,
settled on a distant bank of greenish white clouds.” Rivera added no more
information about his observation in his autobiographical notes.
reference: “El extraordinario encuentro de Diego Rivera” by Miguel Roberto Forero
García, Enigmas, núm. 33, p.24-29 (c.1999)
Note by researcher
Chris Aubeck: I have not been able to find any other reference to this case,
and the author of the article, Miguel Roberto Forero García, is equally
untraceable. The editors of the magazine where the story was published have
told me they do not remember who Forero García was (and one even hinted that
it was probably a pseudonym).
With thanks to Chris Aubeck for bringing this to my attention.
Translations and notes © Chris Aubeck 2001
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Unspecified. Between Hamburg, Germany and Mexico.