Published On: Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

First organized “UFO Alert” Meeting in Yucatán

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An “Alerta OVNI”, or “UFO Alert”, is an event that brings UFO enthusiasts and researchers together to spot unidentified objects flying in the sky.

“Alertas” are popular around the world; in countries like Spain, thousands of people gather simultaneously, often before television cameras. These meetups usually last all night long.

And now, for the first time in the State of Yucatán, on Saturday December 27th, at 8:30 pm, a “UFO Alert” meeting will take place in the city of Ticul, specifically at the  site known as “La Sierrita”, located in the Colonia San Benito of this city.

Attendants are expected to arrive at 8:30 pm and stay until 4 am.



The UFO Alert is a Rating System created in the United States and based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

The UFO Alert Rating System has previously only reported on the raw numbers by state to rate each state. Beginning October 2014, the rating will change to rank states by population.

This glowing orb is purported to be have been a craft flying over Progreso this year. Photo:

This glowing orb is purported to be have been a craft flying over Progreso this year. (Photo:

Yucatán has a long history of UFO sitings, so Alertas and the Peninsula would seem to be made for each other.

There has been a large number of reported UFO sightings this year all along the coast of Yucatán, especially in Progreso, and some people even believe the Maya recorded sightings of their own.

In fact, headlines associating Yucatán and alien encounters have been mainstays of the local press for years.

If you want to take part of this event, just contact Alejandro Mendiola Aguilar at

Part of the unwritten rules are that participants show up at the site without any food or drinks (only water is allowed, since it is not a picnic),
obviously alcohol is prohibited, because it is not intended to be a party.




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