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UFO. Mexico

ID #1673435885
Added Wed, 11/01/2023
Author July N.

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Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
08.01.2023 07:52
вулкан Попокатепетль

A stunned medical worker shared an image of an erupting volcano, over which something similar to a UFO hovers.

Carla Garcia's boyfriend Luis Guerra photographed the Popocatepetl volcano, which is located near her home in Atlisco, Mexico, early on Sunday, January 8.

It shows a 10,000—foot—high volcano with a plume of smoke drifting lazily out of its crater, and -slightly to the right- a disc-shaped object.

"Since my boyfriend is not a fan of social media," Carla said, "I asked him if I could upload his photo to Twitter, and he agreed."

Unfortunately. Carla uploaded only one image of the unusual sight to her Facebook account, so it's hard to understand how fast the mysterious object could move.

She captioned the image, "Today's photo at 7:52 a.m. Popocatepetl, the moon and possibly UFOs..."

While Carla declares herself agnostic about alien visitors, Atlisco is known for her long association with the paranormal.


A resident of the Mexican town of Atlixco decided to photograph the Moon, but accidentally captured a UFO flying over the volcano Popocatepetl.

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A resident of Atlixco (Puebla, Mexico), Carla Garcia, told a local news portal that her boyfriend Luis Guerra woke up early in the morning and decided to cook breakfast. At that moment, they heard the eruption of the Popocatepetl volcano.

According to Carla, her boyfriend took out his mobile phone and started taking photos and videos, focusing on the full Moon that peeked out from behind the mountainside.

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"Then he sent me a photo via WhatsApp, and when I woke up, I saw it and shared (the photo) in my WhatsApp status," Carla said.

Later, Carla started receiving messages from friends telling her about UFO-like objects flying near the volcano.

"Since my boyfriend is not a fan of social media, I asked him if I could upload his photo to Twitter, and he said yes," Garcia added.

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The famous ufologist Scott Waring studied this photo material and decided to comment on it in his blog. The researcher stressed that the Popocatepetl volcano has become the most famous volcano in the world due to the fact that UFOs are often observed near it.

According to Waring, the photo has amazing detail, so much so that you can see the metal on the ship, the shape, the seams along the material. Previously, it was not possible to see such a thing. He also draws attention to the fact that a light trail of clouds stretches behind the object, which he creates.

Original news

A stunned healthcare worker has shared an image of an erupting volcano with what appears to be a UFO hovering above it.

Karla Garcia’s boyfriend Luis Guerra snapped the photo of the Popocatépetl volcano, which is near her home in Atlixco, Mexico, early on Sunday, January 8.

It shows the 10,000-foot volcano with a plume of smoke drifting lazily from its crater and – just to the right – a distinctly disc-shaped object.

“Since my boyfriend is not a fan of social networks," Karla said, "I asked him if I could upload his photo to Twitter and he said yes”.

Unfortunately. Karla only uploaded one image of the extraordinary sight to her Facebook account, so it’s hard to get a sense of how fast the mysterious object might have been moving.

She captioned the image “Today's photo at 7:52 am. Popocatépetl, the moon and possibly a UFO…”

While Karla declares herself agnostic about the subject of alien visitors, Atlixco is known for its long association with paranormal phenomena.


Date of sighting: Jan 2023
Location of sighting: Atlixco, Mexico


This just in, a person was taking photos of the moon and accidentally caught a UFO over the volcano. The volcano just happens to be Popocatepetl, which is the most famous volcano in the world due to how often UFOs are seen near its mouth on live cam. However this was taking by a photographer in the area. Just amazing detail, so much so, you can see the metal on the craft, the shape, the seams along the metal like never before. Also note, the light trail of clouds behind it, as I have said many times, UFO can make clouds, usually to hide within. 

Scott C. Waring - Taiwan 

News states: Karla Garcia told the news portal that her boyfriend, Luis Guerra woke up early one morning recently at their home in Atlixco, Puebla to prepare early breakfast when they heard the eruption of the Popocatepetl volcano. Karla said, Guerra took out his cell phone and started taking pictures and videos and focused on the full moon visible on the side of the mountain. "He then sent me the photo via WhatsApp and when I woke up, I saw it and shared (the photo) on my WhatsApp status," Karla said. However, Karla, who remained in bed, began to receive messages from friends telling her about objects that looked like a UFO flying near the volcano. "As my boyfriend is not a fan of social networks, I asked him if I could upload his photo to Twitter and he said yes,' added García.


BANDAR RAYA MEXICO – Sepasang kekasih peminat hobi fotografi terkejut melihat kehadiran objek terbang dikenali (UFO) ketika merakam gambar sebuah gunung berapi aktif di tengah Mexico, lapor portal berita semalam.

Karla Garcia memberitahu portal berita itu bahawa teman lelakinya, Luis Guerra bangun awal pagi baru-baru ini di rumah mereka di Atlixco, Puebla untuk menyediakan sarapan awal pagi apabila mereka terdengar bunyi letusan gunung berapi Popocatepetl.

Kata Karla, Guerra mengambil telefon bimbitnya dan mula merakamkan gambar dan video dan menumpukan perhatian pada bulan purnama yang kelihatan di tepi gunung itu.

“Dia kemudian menghantar foto itu kepada saya menerusi WhatsApp dan apabila saya bangun, saya melihatnya dan berkongsi (gambar itu) di status WhatsApp saya,”’ kata Karla.

Namun, Karla yang kekal berada di katil mula menerima mesej daripada rakan-rakan memberitahunya tentang objek yang kelihatan seperti sebuah UFO sedang terbang berhampiran gunung berapi itu.

“Ekoran teman lelaki saya bukan peminat rangkaian sosial, saya bertanya kepadanya sama ada saya boleh memuat naik fotonya ke Twitter dan dia berkata, ya,’ tambah García.

Dia kemudian melampirkan gambar tersebut kepada seorang wartawan tempatan yang terus berkongsi imej itu di rangkaian tempatannya sebelum ia menjadi tular di media sosial. – Agensi


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Beetles and other insects

Flying insects in photos and videos can be mistaken for UFOs.

Shooting can take place in the daytime or in the evening. When moving, the outlines of the insect can be both blurred and clear. Depending on this, dark spots or spots of bizarre shapes can be taken for UFOs. The video shows UFOs hovering in the sky, flying in a straight line or moving along a complex trajectory (for example, shooting May bugs near a tree against the background of the evening sky). Insects can be mistaken for UFOs by accident, or given out intentionally. At night, they can be highlighted by a flash.

Objects in motion, captured on a long exposure

Most often this artifact is called skayfish if the lens gets a passing bird or insect. It is based on the discrepancy between the speed of the video and the frequency of the flapping of insect wings. Essentially, each video drops a few strokes of the wings of an insect, which when viewed looks like "arrow", provided with long protuberances. The motion of the insect by its translucent body seems to "boom" and vibration of the wings give the appearance of bumps.

Objects and light sources out of focus

When the objects are out of focus, their silhouettes blurred and poorly recognizable. They can look like dark or colored translucent stain. This is often the cobwebs, spiders, insects in front of the camera.


In connection with the peculiarities of the bird in the photo you can capture the moment when a normal bird will resemble the shape of a "classic" UFO.


Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

Most likely, this is a bird (or insect) flying in the frame, accidentally caught in the frame.


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