- Dear Jeff,
- This story certainly has been causing a great stir here
in the city of Monterrey, N.L. Mexico and I would like you to know the
facts involving a police officer , a flying humanoid entity and a mobilization
of police forces in a bizarre, unprecedent incident. - Santiago.
- It was very early in the morning 3:15 AM on Friday January
16, 2004 when police officer Leonardo Samaniego from Guadalupe, N.L. Mexico
was doing his daily vigilance routine in his patrol car around Colonia
Valles de la Silla not knowing the shocking experience that he was about
to live, a true drama that he will never forget.
- The night was cold and dark and the streets were empty
when Samaniego made a turn onto Alamo street and immediately noticed something
- A huge, black object fell from a tree beside the street
but it stopped just before touching the ground...and then slowly landed
and turned itself to face the patrol car. At that moment, officer Samaniego
knew that something was wrong. So he turned on the high beams of his car
to try to see what was this black object that fell from the tree was.
- That's when Samaniego's nightmare began.
- "It was a woman...all dressed in black that fell
from the tree but she didn't touch the ground, just remained floating several
feet from the ground, declared officer Leonardo Samaniego. I saw her very
well and then she landed softly on the ground and stood there looking at
me. She was trying to cover her face from the lights of the car, I think
they were bothering her. I could see two big black eyes on her, completely
black without eyelids, and her skin was dark brown. She was all dressed
in black with cloak and cape like a witch and she seemed very upset by
- In a matter of seconds, the scene turned into a terrific
sequence of events almost like a horror movie...but all too real. The being
jumped very fast over to - and onto - Samaniego's patrol car trying to
get at him while the shocked police officer tried to runaway in reverse
while shouting desperately for back-up assistance on his radio.
- Stunned Officer's Eyewitness Description
- Here is officer Samaniego's testimonial of these terrifying
seconds that for him must have seemed like a never-ending nightmare.
- "As soon as I realized it was a kind of woman being,
or a witch, very strange standing there trying to cover her face, she threw
herself against my car very fast, falling on the car and hitting the windshield.
She was flying very fast and it took only a second to hit the windshield
glass. I was so shocked by this action that I put the car in reverse and
pushed the accelerator trying to get away while requesting backup assistance
- According to officer Samaniego's statement, the female
being was trying to grab him with her hands right through the car's windshield.
She was separated from the officer by only the few centimeters of the car's
windshield. It was at this moment that officer Samaniego got his best visual
look at the being he described as a "witch".
- "It was a woman with big black eyes, everything
was black, no eyelids. Her skin was dark brown and her expression was horrible.
She was furiously trying to get me with her claws while I was running away
in reverse calling desperately for backup assistance to any units around.
When I finally hit the end of the street, I was so shocked that I covered
my eyes and then I fainted."
- Officer Leonardo Samaniego lost consciousness after he
covered his eyes trying not to see the frightening being still glued to
the windshield trying to get to him. The severe amount of high stress experienced
by him caused him to pass out.
- Some minutes later, two police units arrived as well
as an ambulance that was nearby. When they got to the patrol car they found
officer Samaniego unconscious. Fortunately, he was not injured, perhaps
due to the fact that he never abandoned the car during the incident. That
decision may have prevented a tragedy.
- After several minutes, he regained consciousness and
was attended by the paramedics on the ambulance. A tv camera crew that
arrived with a police unit recorded officer Samaniego's first interview
just minutes after he felt calmed enough - during the interrogation by
his police colleagues. All this occurred at the same place of the bizarre
incident. Officer Samaniego stood firmly on his account, insisting that
the being was a witch that could fly and attacked him and his patrol car.
- Note - One look at the young officer's stunned and shocked
facial expression speaks volumes. -ed
- An extensive search was done around the area by the police
units trying to find any tracks or evidence of the mysterious female being
but nothing was found. The ambulance took officer Samaniego to the Hospital
Universitario for a medical evaluation and he remained there all day.
- Drug Tests And Psychological Tests All Negative
- The Secretary of Public Security of Guadalupe, Mr. Hamlet
Castilla Garcia, informed that several drug tests as well as other examinations
were conducted on officer Leonardo Samaniego to check for any toxic substances
in his body like alcohol or any kind of drug. All tests were negative.
- Also, Dr. Edelmiro Perez Rodriguez who is coordinator
of medical services in Hospital Universitario informed that after several
psychiatric and psychological examinations they found officer Leonardo
Samaniego mentally and physically healthy.
- Guadalupe mayor, Mr. Juan Francisco Rivera, declared
the next day that Samaniego is a fine police officer in the department
and there is no reason whatever to think that he would have invented such
a story. But he added that maybe it was an excess of work or too much stress
that made him believe what he saw, not necessarily what really happened.
He said that life sometimes puts people in weird situations that we can't
- Needless to say that the story broke in the television
headlines the next day and a the people of the community awoke to a great
controversy. Local tv channels 2 and 34 took the story very seriously and
decided to cover all the incidents and follow the case in a huge display
of information through all of their newscasts for the next days. The people's
response was great and literally hundreds of reports and testimonials of
similar things sighted arrived at the tv station. Several witnesses were
interviewed saying that they saw the mysterious black being flying over
- Other Officers Saw The Same Being 3 Days Earlier
- A police officer from Santa Catarina, N.L., Mr. Jorge
Contreras, declared that he and two more policemen from the Regia Police
saw EXACTLY the same flying being that officer Samaniego saw, but three
days before. They saw it flying and decided not to say anything - until
they heard about this case.
- Norma Alicia Herrera who lives in Colonia La Playa declared
in a tv interview that she and her brother saw also the being flying at
daytime and that it looked weird. She said that her brother was so stunned
by the sighting that he was sick for almost a week afterwards.
- A neighbor in that sector also videotaped, several days
before, a strange flying humanoid being and gave the video to the tv station.
The footage was released the same day during the newscast of channel 34
and later on channel 2 causing even more commotion among the people.
- The story was also released by major newspapers like
El Norte and Milenio. The same Friday, January 16, special surveillance
units were stationed where the incident took place and streets surrounding
as an operative to protect the neighbors in case an eventual new attack.
At the same time, an investigation was initiated by the Public Security
Corporation in Guadalupe. Police officer Leonardo Samaniego remained in
seclusion receiving his treatment for the next two days when he was interviewed
again on tv, maintaining his story in every detail.
- Further Research
- According to the being's description and characteristics
as given by Samaniego - especially those of the eyes - I looked in my archives
for any similar cases trying to sustain the theory of the humanoid encounter.
I found the classic case from Flatwoods, West Virginia in 1952. The drawings
are very similar to what officer Samaniego declared attacked him. Of course,
the Mothman story came to mind, also from West Virginia but in 1966 - a
still unsolved case of a strange humanoid. These are famous cases that
remain an enigma.
- Reviewing the footage taken by a witness of the strange
flying entity, I found the shape of this being or object very unusual in
terms of any ufological analogy but not so in my dossier of evidences of
cases in which I have found similar reports of humanoid shaped entities
or beings. Here in Mexico, we have been witness to several cases of extremely
rare humanoid-shaped flying things, objects, entities, beings or whatever
the definition may be. We simply don't have any idea what these strange
figures are that resemble a human flying in the sky without parachute or
any propulsion device, defying all known laws of physics.
- These kinds of things have been witnessed and taped more
than a few times here in Mexico and we still don't have any clue of what
this next level phenomena may represent. The case of officer Samaniego
is now another challenge to confront and most probably will remain inconclusive
- But we have witnesses, evidence and testimonials that
something very real and weird is happening in the sky, and now among us,
maybe a frightening menace or just an encounter with the unknown. In any
case, Friday January 16, 2004 will remain seared in officer Leonardo Samaniego's
memory as the night that he confronted the horror of encountering the unknown.
- Santiago Yturria
Monterrey, N.L. Mexico s