Ruben Uriarte: Mexico's Roswell

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Authors Torres and Uriarte relate an amazing tail of a mid-air collision on August 25th 1974, just south of the Rio Grande River, between a light airplane out of El Paso Texas and a UFO traveling at 2,000 miles an hour. The flaming wreckage of both aircraft are said to have fallen into the Mexican desert near the small Mexican village of Coyame, Chihuahua, where upon both United States and Mexican authorities set about retrieving the crash debris.

This book claims that after recovering the UFO and loading it onto a truck the Mexican military convoy was found stopped in the desert with all members of the Mexican recovery team dead, and that the United States military recovered the object and incinerated the convoy and the bodies. Now that's a pretty serious charge and a charge that certainly should be of interest to a lot of investigators of many agendas, and dictate a lengthy, in-depth investigation by multidiscipline, scientists and investigators.

While the authors do an excellent job of documenting and describing the circumstances leading up to the incident as well as the incident itself, their investigation into the facts presented left me more than a little disappointed. The authors relate their visit to the area and their investigation in a manner that reads more like a travel guide that a crash investigation. It seems they didn't allow themselves enough time for an in-depth investigation, and as a result, have only scratched the surface and left the reader wanting for more. They go into briefly describing anomalies in the area, other reported crashes, and US/Mexican relations, none of which have much to do with the subject other than through implication.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte at the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas Nevada in November 2007, as well as hearing their presentation on the incident. Both men are very nice, articulate, and obviously intelligent individuals and there is no doubt in my mind that both are sincere and believe what they relate in their book. Torres is a writer, but Uriarte has over 20 years experience in leadership roles with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), so I'm puzzled why they would perform such a superficial investigation. If time and funding were the issue as they implied in their presentation, I would think that MUFON could come up with the necessary resources for a more rigorous shot at it. Hopefully something along those lines is in the works and will be the subject of their next book.

This crash happened over thirty years ago and many people living then are now dead, and those who still survive aren't getting any younger. Further investigation needs to happen now or Coyame will recede into the mists of time like Roswell has.

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