On the border of the United States and Mexico, 400 miles from El Paso, is a deserted place, within which for some strange reason, refuse to work televisions and radios. It is called the zone of silence.
In the next town Ceballos, located 25 miles from the anomalous area, unknown force from time to time jamming signals to television and radio, despite the absence of visible noise. In the area of radio silence finally calms down, and other devices invariably fail: stop watch and a compass spinning like mad.
The story goes that back in the middle of the XIX century, local farmers are often seen as a completely cloudless sky fell to earth, "hot rocks" … In the 1930s, the Mexican pilot Francisco Sarabia in flight over the desert refused radio. He reported to his superiors about the problem. But then, no one has given due importance to this.
In 1964, the San Ignacio conducted geophysical exploration expedition led by chemical engineer Harry de la Peña. Going into the wilderness, Harry suddenly found that his walkie-talkie did not work. He returned to the base, and then it turned out that the machine is quite serviceable. At the next visit to the area radio again stalled. The same thing happened to Harry and his comrades.
Later, in the 70s, the American experimental ballistic missile "Athena", launched from White Sands test site, suddenly off course and crashed in the zone of silence. A few years later exploded over the desert is one of the stages of the rocket "Saturn."
Having reviewed a number of mysterious incidents, the U.S. government has come to the conclusion that it is difficult to explain the coincidence. The military department has sent a team of scientists in the area.
Since then, the district has repeatedly visited the scientific expedition. The Mexican government has built a small town in the middle of the desert "Biosphere", the researchers employee base camp. The very silent area was code named "Tethys Sea" (in memory of an ancient ocean that covered these places millions of years ago). Campers studied occurred in the area paranormal.
And there were many such events. Another Harry de la Peña reported that in the area of unusually frequent falling meteorites. Recorded here and in a strange UFO lights, leaving behind a scorched and parched tufts of grass, and colorful balls, still hovering in the air, and then quickly disappearing in front of witnesses. One day, two farmers watched as the sky came down a huge ball of light came from the same bright creatures and went to the people. Those in fear fled.
Encounters with strangers
Among the indigenous people goes a lot of tales about aliens walking about on the region. One such episode in the mid 70-ies of the last century.
October 3, 1975, Ernesto and Josefina Diaz, spend your free time in archeology, went to his pickup truck into the territory of the zone of silence in the hope of finding something interesting.
On the way back they found the heavy thunderstorm with heavy rain. Pickup truck stalled, and then slowly began to sink into the mud. Suddenly his wife, who tried in vain to move the car from the scene, noticed that they are approached by two men in yellow coats and hats. Came and offered to passers-by Ernesto and Josefina help. They agreed. However, they face unexpected helpers seemed unusual.
Strangers asked spouses Diaz sit back in the car, and themselves moved somewhere before. And then … Pickup itself literally flew out of the muddy puddles! Hardly recollecting himself in surprise, Ernesto jumped out of the cockpit to thank the rescuers. But strangers are gone, as if melted in the air in the middle of the desert naked …
In 1976, the photographer, have wandered into the zone of silence in search of sensationalism, it was possible to film silver object in front of him taking off into the sky and quickly out of sight …
In November 1978, journalist Luis Ramirez, along with his photographer went to a research camp area to gather material for the newspaper. The path led through the wilderness, and they soon noticed that have gone astray.
Ramirez suddenly saw that wander towards some people. Having decided to ask them for the road, he told the photographer who was sitting behind the wheel of the jeep stopped next to three passers-by. But he drove past without slowing down. Comrade's surprised he said that on the road … no one!
After a while, a journalist again noticed ahead of those three. This time, he insisted that the driver stopped the car, even though he still claimed that in addition to them, there's nobody here.
Passersby look like ordinary people, and Ramirez took them for local residents. "Natives" is very cleverly explained to him how to get to the "biosphere", informing that they are farmers and are looking for the missing goats and sheep. Journalist, meanwhile, was surprised that the travelers do not bring any jars with drinking, no special equipment needed in the desert.
When they reached the camp, Ramirez told a meeting with the "farmers" Harry de la Peña, by the time the director of a research laboratory. He said that in the area there is no one, except employees of "biosphere" and visiting correspondents, and the animal in the desert no one will rule. Who were these mysterious strangers?
One night, a local businessman Ruben Lopez was driving through the desert in Ceballos. Suddenly the engine stalled, and Lopez said the road five dwarf figures in silvery overalls and helmets. Midgets moved to his car. Startled, Lopez pressed the gas. This time the engine is started, and when he heard the noise, the newcomers rushed into the darkness. Future path businessman has done without incident …
Owners of a ranch on the border of the zone of silence told that to them regularly frequented by two men and a woman — all three beautiful long-haired blondes. Visitors were oddly dressed and well-spoken in Spanish, even though their voices had some unusual musical timbre. They have always turned to his hosts with the same request — to fill their jars with water from the well. On questioning the guests responded that came from somewhere "above". By the way, similar long-haired blondes have seen in California, near the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees, where they reportedly exchanged with locals bread and milk on … gold bullion.
Another mystery of the quiet zone — the ruins of an ancient stone structure, found in the desert by archaeologists. Apparently, this is the remains of an astronomical observatory, built thousands of years ago. But by whom? In that distant era of this region was inhabited by a primitive Indian tribes …
What is hidden inside the "Tethys Sea"?
One of the researchers area, Dr. Santiago Garcia, is inclined to think that all the strangeness occurring there have nothing to do with the supernatural. Perhaps, in the depths of the desert hidden magnetic ore, which is the cause of man-made anomalies. A UFO — neither more nor less than the probes launched by the military in secret experiments. But how then to explain the numerous meetings with humanoids?
"Secrets of the twentieth century" in March 2013