- María del Pilar Dávila, a resident of the
town of Llandosu, recorded a video in April -- broadcast by TVE -- showing
strange objects in the sky whose characteristics are similar to the ones
seen in Mexico.
- LANGREO - Last month, elements
of the 501st squadron of the Mexican Air Force detected 16 mysterious lights
moving at unheard-of speeds over the skies of that country. Military radars
also detected the presence of these strange objects in the Mexican sky.
Subsequently, members of the squadron informed their superiors of the
incident, and the Mexican government decided to transmit the images last
Tuesday in an unprecedented act by a military body.
- But in order to find strange events related to signtings
of strange flying objects it isn't necessary to go so far. On April 1st
of this year, a resident of the small town of Llandosu, in Langreo, saw
something unusual in the sky. María del Pilar Dávila is a
fan of astronomy and has always enjoyed scanning the constellations, planets
and whenever possible, won't miss an eclipse. On April 1st, at around
9:30 pm, she went out of ther house armed with binoculars and a camcorder.
The reason for this was an alignment of five planets -Mercury, Venus, Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn- visible to the unaided eye, something that will not
occur again until 2036.
- Maria's was startled when she took her binoculars and
tried to focus on the five planets and instead, found something altogether
different: Before her eyes were six lights that "attracted her attention".
Four of them were vertical and the other two were horizontal, forming "a
sort of inverted L". It was then that she decided to record it on
- "I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing. All I'm
sure is that it was something strange and for which I could not find an
explanation. The recording lasted a minute and a half "with what tape
I had left." She went inside for another cartridge and upon coming
outside again, "the lights had vanished».
- It was then that she called her husband and both examined
the recording. "As I looked through the camera viewfinder, in black
and white, it all seemed very strange. But once I saw it on a color TV
set, it looked even stranger."
- Aside from the "L-shaped" formation it was
possible to see "something like a series of tubes with an orange halo.
After seeing this we thought perhaps that it was the [International] space
- After discussing this with some friends, the matter was
forgotten until the Mexican events last week led her to "research
the matter a little out of curiosity, just to know what it was we had seen.
I have always been skeptical when it comes to this subject." Therefore,
she got in touch with experts from Television Española. Following
an analysis of teh video, the producers of the Por la Mañana morning
show decided to air it in a segment devoted to the Mexican sightings. On
Friday, Maria del Pilar Davila was also interviewed on the Milenio 3 program,
devoted to paranormal themes and transmited by the SER network, something
that she didn't care for very much. "We've only been living a short
while in the town, which its a wonderful place, and frankly, I wouldn't
want to be known as "the nutcase" or something like it, because
we've never believed in these stories. Now, with what has happened, I'm
filled with doubts, but I suppose there's a logical explanation for everything."
- For the time, Maria del Pilar Davila has only found out
what the object she filmed wasn't: "The TVE people have consulted
with experts in the field and we know that it was neither a meterorological
phenomenon nor the international space station as we first believed."
The recording shall be returned to them on Monday, but as regards the ultimate
explanation, "I'm not sure if we'll know them someday."