A flash of light is not always just a flash of light

If there’s something strange
in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?

The Laredo Paranormal Research Society? Maybe, maybe not. This past April 22, 2012, they were called – but to be on the Jaime Maussan Show called Tercer Milenio on Galavision.

As for the TV show… whatever. I am not a fan; but, I am a fan of the local men and women who dedicate hours and hours of viewing footage to capture glimpses of light, the faintest of sounds, and document the slightest temperature changes.

Their captured UFO (by the way, that does not mean life from other planets, that only means it is not identified – YET) has drawn quite a bit of attention. Not only because the images caught were caught with military grade equipment but because of the clarity of the unusual shape of the flying object. What is not often talked about, though, is how many hours it took of viewing the night skies.

I’ve had the opportunity to go out and spend time with the team, to look up beyond the clouds. We may have been training our telescopes and cameras to Venus and the moon, but recording could begin at the first sign if something unusual was spotted. It was fun and I learned quite a bit.

I would venture to say that they are probably the only bilingual & bi-cultural paranormal research group in this region – so yeah, they can also understand both Mexican or American ghosts of generations past :). Just kidding – their goal is hard, physical recorded evidence and not personal interpretation. Here is a clip from the television show which highlighted the Laredo Paranormal Research Society:

Their popularity seems to be growing and their serious, professional approach sets them apart. It’s easy for many people to say, “I heard a bump in the night” and attribute it to extra-normal forces. This particular team is willing to dedicate the time and effort to check out what exactly that bump was.

That doesn’t mean I am suggestion that everyone who hears or sees something unusual should contact a group like the Laredo Paranormal Research Society. They do consider taking on new investigations but they are also very backed up with requests from many public and private locations. It isn’t a one day effort of going and videotaping. As I mentioned before, it takes hours and hours of volunteer work to comb through to find a two second unidentified something. It is definitely not a glamorous hobby, pero si esta interesante, esta interesante mis lectores fregados.

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Que Fregados is a quirky look at little things that strike us funny in Laredo and the unique Latino culture. Suggestions and comments are welcome. You can also email to quefregados@gmail.com.
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