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Surviving UFO invasion in La Yacata

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you might remember I’ve already written about alien contact in Valle del Santiago, Mexico. (See Valle de Santiago).

Believe it or not, those giant vegetables were not the only legacy left by galactic visitors in Mexico. Many of these alien-human interactions have been recorded by history for us to examine at this time.


Pictured above is a 7000-year-old petroglyph discovered in the province of Queretaro, Mexico in 1966. There are 4 figures with outstretched arms below a large oval object radiating what appear to be beams of light.  Looks like aliens to me!

Mayan artifacts dating back at least 1300 years show what appear to be flying disc shaped vehicles along with representations of aliens. Fancy that!

In 1883, astronomer Jose Bonilla reported more than 300 dark, unidentified objects crossing before the sun while observing sunspot activity at the Zacatecas Observatory. Unfortunately, these were later proved to be high flying geese, but at the time, they did qualify as unidentified flying objects.

In 1974, residents of the town Coyame reported a mid-air collision between a UFO and a small airplane followed by a military investigation and cover up. It appears that this was little more than the military recover of a Cessna aircraft used for drug trafficking. No live aliens nor alien bodies were recovered at the crash site.


In 1984, an alien from the constellation Orian named Herulayka, visited Raymundo Corona and commanded him to build a temple in the form of a pyramid. Herulayka had honey-coloured eyes, long white hair and claimed to be from a plant called Nefilin. Sr. Corona built the 22 foot stone temple outside the town of Monclova in the state of Coahuila.

In 1991, residents of Mexico City looked to the skies to see the solar eclipse but instead saw a UFO. There were several independent videos taken of the sighting. Two months later, there was another sighting in the area during a military air show.

In 2004, the Mexican Air Force recorded 11 unidentified flying objects over southern Campeche while conducting a search for drug-smuggling aircraft. The Mexican Defense Department released a video that showed moving bright lights at 11,500 feet. Mexican UFOlogist Jamie Maussan believes the video as proof of alien visitation. However, other experts say that the lights were most likely burn off flares from oil platforms. (See Toxic cloud).

In 2016, strange lights were spotted above the Popocatepetl volcano. Some have speculated that aliens are monitoring the Earth’s geothermal activity, possibly in an attempt to cause eruptions. Others say that the lights are nothing more than plasma that glows at night and only appears to be metallic. This isn’t an isolated sighting. (See also Mysterious UFO captured passing over a volcano seconds before eruption, UFOs over volcanoes in Mexico, Strange footage captures mysterious object flying close to volcano in Mexico just days after it erupted.)

And how these?

Giant UFO moves over Mexico City

Aliens guard Pope as he enters Mexico

Mass sightings in Mexico

Daytime UFO sighting in Puebla Mexico

Flying saucer photographed over Mexico

UFO drop off and pick up point discovered in Mexico

UFOs during halo phenomenon

Ring-shaped UFO over Mexico City

Alien recorded watching family in Mexico

Looking at the evidence, is it so far a stretch to say that UFOs might visit again in the future, this time with less than friendly objectives in mind?

Stephen Hawkin has been quoted as saying ““If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

We all know how that turned out for the Native American. So what should you do in the event of a UFO invasion?

Do your normal prepper thing. Stockpile food, water, and medical supplies.

Become self-sufficient in case the grid goes down due to alien energy interference. (See EMP attack)

Avoid meteorite crash sites. There might be alien ships there!

Prepare for biological warfare. (See Pandemic) Of course, this could work both ways. In “War of the Worlds” the aggressive and man-eating alien beings were overcome when they were exposed to the common cold.

Have adequate shelter. If your house is blown up in the ongoing struggle, find another one.

Unless you are trained in tactical maneuvers and weapons, don’t try to take out the mothership on your own. It might be better to include people with those particular skills in your newly formed community, though.

Don’t trust anyone.  It could be an invasion of the body snatchers time!

So why is La Yacata the best place to be in the event of an alien invasion? For all of the same reasons that it is the perfect place to be in the event of any other catastrophic disaster. It’s low population, the abundance of foraging food, small hovel-like dwellings and talented community of multi-taskers in residence, of course!



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Playing Tourist–Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato

craterThe other week we headed to the town on the other side of the Lake Yuriria, Valle de Santiago. The town itself doesn’t have any of the magic that Yuriria or Cuitzeo have, but what it does have is a kick-ass tianguis (flea market) on Sunday. We were able to buy two pairs of Levi’s jeans for my son, a pair of Dockers Corduroy Pants and Caterpillar Work Boots for my husband and a Spider Plant
for me, all at totally reasonable prices. AND since we had to go through Yuriria to get to Valle de Santiago, we stopped for a fabulous lunch in el mercado (market). Since the weather had turned chilly, I had an excuse to purchase my first ever rebozo. Wearing a rebozo is like wearing a blanket–and totally acceptable in public. My husband and son called me granny the rest of the day, but I was a warm granny!

So a little history here…


Valle de Santiago and the surrounding area was first settled about 2,000 years ago by the Purepechas and most likely conquered or otherwise absorbed by the Tarascos. Back then it was called Kamenbarhu (or Camembaro) which translates as roughly “lugar del estafiate” which then translates as “place of the estafiate plant.” Estafiate is also known as Western Mugwort, Western Wormwood, Louisiana Sagewort, Prairie Sagewort, Mountain Sage, Simonillo, and Itzauhyatl in Nahuatl and is used for digestive issues, as an analgesic, a decongestant, a sedative, a diuretic, an expectorant and an antioxidant, among other uses.

Kamenbarhu (or Camembaro) was renamed Valle de Santiago (Saint James’ Valley) and officially “founded” in 1607 by a bunch of Spaniards. In 1997, the state of Guanajuato declared the area a natural preserve.


Valle de Santiago

While the town of Valle de Santiago isn’t much to brag about–the drive there and back is spectacular. We already knew that Lake Yuriria is formed from an extinct volcano crater, so it was not much of a stretch of the imagination to see that the surrounding landscape also had a volcanic look to it. When we got home, I did some internet research–because asking the locals never gets us anywhere–and lo and behold, the area all around Valle de Santiago is known as the Siete Luminarias (7 lights) which refer to 7 distinct craters, although there are more than 30 craters formed by now extinct volcanoes in the immediate area.

Astroarchaeology (the study of how people have understood the phenomena in the sky and the role that understanding played in their culture) suggests that the Siete Luminarias align with the constellation La Osa Mayor (the Big Dipper) every 1040 or 40,000 years (there seemed to be a bit of a discrepancy on when that event actually happens) hence the name Siete Luminarias. It does appear to make the rough outline of the Big Dipper if you look at the map below.

forming the big dipper

The 7 craters are named as follows:

La Alberca, formerly known as Tallacua

Hoya del Rincon de Parangueo, formerly known as Liricua

Hoya de Flores, formerly known as Membereca

Hoya de Cintora, formerly known as Andaracua

Hoya de San Nicolas

Hoya de Alvarez

Several of these craters have been the site of strange phenomenon. The lake in the Hoya de San Nicolas turns red, much like Lake Yuririra does, and probably for the same reason.

chan bw

La Alberca is reportedly home to Chac (or Chan), the Loch Ness monster’s cousin. This creature is said to live in the underground tunnels that connect the craters. It supposedly resembles a sauropod dinosaur.The only picture of the creature was taken in 1956 from a plane, and it seems far from conclusive to me. But maybe you want to believe????

giant cabbage

There have even been various reports of extraterrestrial contact and UFO sitings in the area of the Hoya de Flores. A local resident riding his donkey saw strange lights in 1987. Crop circles were later discovered in the area (although I haven’t been able to find any pictures of them online.) Some UFO-ologists reported contact with a glowing silvery-blue man there. The most famous contact was with a local farmer, Jose Carmen Garcia Martinez, who grew enormous vegetables in La Hoya de Flores in the 1970s. He claimed that his astronomical success in creating his astronomical sized vegetables was based on agricultural methods he received from astral messages.

Well, I wouldn’t have expected aliens and monsters from our pleasant day in Valle…but then I have learned that Mexico is often not what it appears to be.





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