Zapata’s UFO sighting

The Examiner (Not the most serious of news sources, but that is just my opinion) ran a report straight from MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) about drivers heading from Laredo to South Padre Island on June 24, 2011. With so many other area sightings and older more famous stories of Laredo UFOs, and even local video… you don’t know, anything is possible 😛 .

TX, June 24, 2011 – UFO near Zapata, Tx. around midnight. MUFON Case # 29803.

We were driving to South Padre Island from Laredo, Texas, on Friday around midnight. We were near Zapata when sudennly my uncle, who was driving about 65 miles/hr, got startled by an object with bright non flashing lights. He told my cousing who was sitting in the front seat about it. Then, I rushed to open the left window and looked out. To my amazement there was a round object moving west bound no higher than 2 to 3 stories over our head next to the road. I could not hear a sound. I couldn’t see it take off it just disapeared out of my sight. My cousin who saw it first approaching our vehicle described it as a silver triangle. When I was able to see it more clearly, it was already overhead and it looked like a disk with a lot of lights underneath. I was trying to explain what was going on to my 11 year old daughter but I couldn’t identify the object as any of the known aircrafts. The three of us who saw the object felt very confused and surprised as none of us could explain what we saw. When we got to the hotel we asked my cousins, who were driving in another suv in front of us, if they saw anything unusual but said that they didn’t.

But you must not forget the disclaimer from the Examiner:

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Texas MUFON State Director Steve Hudgeons investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to


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10 Responses to Zapata’s UFO sighting

  1. kbinldo says:

    What a coincidence! I was just talking to some friends at lunch about a meteorite explosion I witnessed in Edinburg back in the ’80’s. It lit up the night sky as bright as daylight, twice, as it exploded again & again. It made a very loud noise, like fireworks, only much much louder. The news reported the next day that remains of the meteorite were found about 20 miles north of Edinburg, close to Sal del Rey. That set off the UFOlogists, because there have been many many UFO sightings there & along the coast, speculation being that the “aliens” use the salt marshes for fuel.

  2. daisy says:

    I was on a night drive quite recently (last like month) when out of my peripheral vision i saw what looked like a weird hoovering pulsating lighted vessel that varied in speeds. (it was freaking fast, then would get freakishly slow) it was flying parallel to the street i was on headed on and looked like it was flying directly above rio grande westbound given the proximity of where I was at… then it just shot away out of sight. o_O

    • daisy says:

      oh yeah and being the daughter of an air-force test pilot & nasa engineer i know what to look for. i would have been able to discern what it was but wasn’t able to get a clear view in the dark ;o)

  3. Anonymous says:

    It was 1974… we had stopped right outside the Tivoli movie theatre a few blocks west of The Plaza theatre… my father was getting us kids hot dogs from the concession stand/ When we came out of the theatre we saw a red then a green then a white light come down from the sky. It seemed they landed over by the Laredo Junior College area…and we drove over to find police cars and area residents looking up at the sky over on Evans and Zaragoza street. No one ever found out what the lights were…and I have never met anyone who was in the crowd of onlookers. This was back in 1974 and it seems like only yesterday when I take a moment to remember those strange lights.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    3 nights ago me and ma’ wife saw it by da south area of Laredo Texas from 1:30-4AM… it wus one white blinking light, would turn into two den back to one.. it also had a small red and blue/green light either around it or on da back. . . around 3:30am the white light went off and i could only see da lil blue/green light which would turn red at times….
    and trust me, this was no helicopter! we live in Chacon and helicopters go back and forth day and night… this was SILENT!!!

  8. Benito Boshart says:

    Crazy! It’s like the X-Files.

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