Mexico: The Zone of Silence
La Zona Del Silencio, or the Zone of Silence, is a patch of desert near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, in a place known as the Trino Vertex.
The first incident here occurred in the 1930’s when a pilot by the name of Francisco Sarabia was flying over the area and claimed his instruments went wild and his radio stopped working. Later, in the 1970’s, attention was drawn to the area when a faulty American missile was fired from the White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico and crashed—or perhaps was pulled—into the region. The Mexican government allowed U.S. Air Force officials to investigate the crash at the site, which is when the cause became apparent. It was discovered that no signals of any sort are able to penetrate the area—including radio and satellite signals—due to local magnetic fields that create a dark zone, thus attributing to the popular name of the site.
Research has since been done at the site, and the Mexican government has constructed a research complex said to be studying the unusual local habitat and wildlife. Theorists speculate the government is studying more than it is admitting, and there are plenty of anomalies to research in the Zone. One of the many unusual observable properties in this area is its high levels of magnetite and uranium deposits, to which scientists attribute electromagnetic pulses that are said to be the source of the disrupted signals. The area is also a hotbed for meteorites, the remnants of which scientists theorize exude magnetic properties that may explain why so many iron-rich objects from space end up here.
Other, more unexplainable, activity of this nature is reported here, such as the area’s reputation for strange lights, UFO sightings and alien encounters. Some even believe it has been used in the past—and present—as a portal for aliens. Ranchers have cited tales of strange lights and odd strangers that appear from nowhere and claim to come “from above”. In fact, the same three blonde strangers have often been spotted by multiple witnesses. Also, the witnesses of some of the unexplainable flying objects—some being described as ‘disc-like’—that were thought to have landed found physical evidence in the form of burned brush and vegetation at the touchdown sites.
On an interesting note, the Zone of Silence is geographically parallel with the Egyptian pyramids and the Bermuda Triangle, and is located just north of the Tropic of Cancer. Scientists at the Mexican research center have coined the area the Sea of Thetys because it lay at the bottom of an ocean millions of years ago. Can any of this explain the numerous strange incidents here?
No concrete evidence has been found to support the claims of extraterrestrial activity in this area, though there are undoubtedly several occurrences that cannot be explained. If the Zone has a rare magnetic pull, one has to speculate the extent of the effect it has on the happenings in the area. Could this area possibly be another Bermuda Triangle of activity? It certainly exhibits much of the same behavior. Add to that the countless testaments of extraterrestrial sightings and this area is certainly a hotbed of activity that requires considerable exploration.