In this article we will be taking a look at the 50km area of desert close to Bolsón de Mapimí in Mexico, which locals now call the La Zona del Silencio, or the Zone of Silence.
Why are there so many strange legends about this area of desert?
What is the force behind it’s strange anomalies?
Are there aliens in the Zone of Silence?
Let’s take a closer look…
How it all Began…
The first rumours linked to this stretch of land started up back in the mid 1930’s when a pilot named Francisco Sarabia had to make a sudden landing when passing over the zone. He claimed that his aircraft’s dashboard went completely haywire and his radio equipment cut out.
Move on to 1964 and a PEMEX engineer named Harry de la Peña was working for a pipeline company in the desert. During his job out on the sands he encountered what he later called a ‘silent zone’ where all of his radio equipment died out on him.
He became obsessed with these dead zones and returned to the area to find out more after his job finished. His research concluded that these silent zones actually moved about, and there was more than one!
The Athena RTV V123D Rocket
On July 11, 1970, the Green River Complex in Utah launched it’s Athena RTV V123D rocket for a radioactive test over the desert of White Sands. For some reason the electronics on the rocket went completely offline and the rocket ended up crash landing in the Zone of Silence.
When the retrieval team entered the site to search for the downed capsule they realised that all of their work equipment was refusing to function properly.
The teams could not really contact base, or each other, and it took them a full seven weeks to finally locate the Athena RTV V123D rocket.
Are There Aliens in The Zone of Silence?
Over the years there have been numerous reports of strange lights over this desert area, and a mysterious rectangular aircraft that appears out of thin air. There has been no proof to back up these claims, but ufologists are certain something is going on there.
There have been testimonies about strange beings in the Zone: specifically, the same three people on a regular basis. This mysterious and spooky trio is made up of one female, and two males. All of them have bright blonde hair.
They are described as wearing uniforms that are not at all suitable for the desert environment, and are able to speak fluent Spanish like the locals. They have also been described as being really polite and extremely good looking.
A popular tourist ranch located in the Zone has apparently had numerous encounters with this strange trio. They arrive all smiles, ask to refill their canteens with water, and never really ask or want for anything else.
When staff have asked them where they’ve come from, they simply reply “from above.”
In September 1976 in Ceballos, the closest town to the Zone, a mass UFO sighting happened when locals reported a massive rectangular shaped object hovering in the skies above the desert. It gave off a strange humming sound and was about 300 meters in length, it also had a strange array of lights on it’s underside.
The appearance of this UFO seemed to have a detrimental effect on the town’s dogs, with all of them howling throughout the craft’s appearance, until it disappeared.
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