Build a home close to an active volcano and you should expect to see lava, smoke and evacuation warnings. Build it next to one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico and expect these to happen often – which explains why the Popocatepetl volcano is surrounded by video cameras to catch the slightest hint that the legendary ‘Smoking Mountain’ is about to blow again. Those cameras are also a great aid for UFO spotters – making Popocatepetl one of the most active UFO hotspots in the world. Is it an alien base as some have speculated? Are these the signs that inspired the Aztec legends of the warrior Popocatépetl and the princess Iztaccíhuatl – also the name of a nearby volcano? Are these the ghost of those who have died tragically on Popocatépetl in the plane crash of 1949? All those questions are being asked as a new video of a UFO over Popocatépetl appears on the Internet.
“The video of the UFO prowling the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano was captured by a family in Puebla. A new sighting UFO surprised the inhabitants of Mexico. On this occasion, a group of young people captured the exact moment in which one of these unidentified objects “prowled” the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano. The images shared on social networks by journalist Arturo Luna have generated an intense debate. Those who recorded the alleged UFO assure that it is not the first time this phenomenon has occurred.”
The story appeared on the UK Media site The Saxon which credits “Mexico Minute” as its source. It appears the sighting occurred on November 24, 2021, and was recorded on a cell phone, not one of the surveillance cameras monitoring Popocatépetl for eruptions. While the headline includes “UFO” and “beings from other worlds,” the story notes that another ‘UFO’ video on November 9, 2021, turned out to be the SpaceX Dragon capsule returning to Earth from the ISS, and a commenter points out that the light looks similar to a plane coming towards the camera. A non-alien explanation – plane, erupting rock, bird, etc. — is generally the case for most Popocatepetl UFO sightings.
However, there’s no question that there are many unusual sightings, like the one in January 2020 or this video which shows a number of them, or these in 2017 (here and here). While the ‘alien base’ is a popular theory, another is that alien UFOs are refueling on ‘liquid gold’ from the volcano. There have also been sightings of giants and Bigfoot on the mountain, leading some to believe there’s a connection to the UFOs.
Is this a case of ‘If you stare at something long enough, you’ll see what you want to see’ or is Popocatépetl really a UFO hotspot whose unidentified objects have an unconventional explanation?
All we can do is keep watching.