Four hundred miles south of
Texas you’ll find the Durango
Desert in Mexico. As with all desert locales,
the arid conditions leave room for mysteries.
Weirdness can happen in the desert.
In the Durango
desert there’s a place called the Zone of Silence because this area gobbles up
radio and TV signals.
Farmers started to become aware of unusual happenings in this stretch of desert in the mid-nineteenth century when mysterious “hot pebbles” would fall from the clear blue sky. In 1930, an aviator from Coahuila
Mexico noticed his radio would lose
The “zone” received public attention in 1970 when a missile fired from White Sands Missile Base went off course and crashed in the Zone of Silence. The same thing happened with boosters on the Apollo project years later.
Engineer Henry de la Pena went to investigate. He found flat desert filled with thorny scrub brush and snakes like any other desert. People had been living there for centuries. A prehistoric watering hole, probably used by indigenous people, is still there. The closest settlement today is about twenty-five miles away in Ceballos
Durango, which is the
start of the Zone of Silence. Mr. Pena
and his group couldn’t communicate via walkie-talkie or any other way. There are no TV or radio signals in town, or
on neighboring ranches, even when radios are turned to full volume. Some magnetic force seems to exist in the
Incidentally, the “zone” lies just north of the Tropic of Cancer, south of the thirtieth parallel, putting it in line with the Bermuda Triangle. Until a few years ago there were still living people in the “zone” who claimed they had encounters with extraterrestrial beings in the early decades of this century.
This leaves one to speculate if there’s a vortex running around our planet just south of the thirtieth parallel. I wonder if this possibility has been researched by anyone.
There are many strange stories associated with the “zone.” Many people regularly report seeing lights and fireballs in the sky, changing colors and then taking off with great speed.
There’s no shortage of unusual rocks and fossils in the area. Physical traces of night time visits can also be found, such as the burned out vegetation after lights had been seen in the sky the night before.
Upon analyzing the desert sand collected, it was found that huge deposits of magnetite (iron ore) exists in the area and that’s what’s responsible for the change in electromagnetic waves. There’s also proof that uranium exists in the mountain ranges framing the Zone of Silence.
The region’s desolation stretches for hundreds of miles and yet visitors to the area come across strangers with no provisions to survive in the desert environment. And in a flash the strangers disappear. This happens with great frequency.
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