Popocatepetl UFO may be a meteor captured on video (UPDATED)

UFO Appears To Fall Into Mexico Volcano (VIDEO).

Televisa, a Mexican media company, said Friday it may have captured video of a brightly lit, cigar-shaped UFO appearing to plunge right into the top of Popocatepetl, an active volcano in Central Mexico, which experienced numerous explosions that produced ash clouds on Oct. 25, the day of the reported UFO event, reports Open Minds TV.

While some may think this was an amazing UFO event, there’s a more likely conventional explanation.

“There’s a tendency to quickly sign off on the video’s legitimacy. The problem is that, at this moment, we don’t have an exact pedigree detailing the video’s original source and the hands through which it has passed,” said former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen.

“It seems fairly obvious that the audio of the rumbling volcano accompanying the news story was dubbed in,” Hansen, the lead investigator of the Syfy Channel’s “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” series, told The Huffington Post in an email.

Also weighing in on this questionable UFO, but with a more astronomical explanation, is photo and video analyst Marc Dantonio of FX Models.

“I believe it to be far beyond the crater and, in fact, to be a meteor captured on the successive frames,” Dantonio told HuffPost.


I don’t know what this is but it’s growing in popularity. For many days now, it’s been floating around paranormal-themed sites with reference only to Spanish-language sources. Do I think it’s a UFO? Yes. We can’t currently identify it. Does it warrant the hype and insane speculation? No. It’s not going INTO the volcano, is not reactive with the environment, and likely has a mundane explanation, such as a meteor.

The official explanation is meteor:

A detailed observation of the images allows us to state that the object did not fall within the crater. Rather, it traveled along a much more distant plane. Its appearance in the upper part of the atmosphere, its trajectory and the increase in its brightness seem to indicate that it was a particularly bright meteorite, also known as a bolide.

  8 comments for “Popocatepetl UFO may be a meteor captured on video (UPDATED)

  1. rusty
    November 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Pity the video is blocked.

  2. November 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Is it blocked for you? One of those country restriction things, I guess.

  3. Gary
    November 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    It’s blocked for me, too. I’m in New York.

  4. snoma
    November 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Blocked for me too. Says it’s unavailable from this domain. Not sure what that means. Why have an embed code if it won’t work outside of the website it’s hosted?

  5. snoma
    November 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    And I can see the video just fine if I go to the source, so it can’t be a region block.

  6. November 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Fixed. I added a version from youtube from a news report. I can’t explain why HuffPo did that weird thing. But…

  7. Phil
    November 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Do you think it’s related to the giant stone head Mr. Burns gave to the Simpsons, Xtapolopacetl?

  8. Vin
    November 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    thanks for the fix! (and Huffpo prob didn’t want to pay royalties….but that may also mean that they have found the vids ‘owner’…I mean perpetrator)

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