One morning in January 1981, Mexican photographer Carlos Diaz drove into an abandoned car park in Ayusco Park near Mexico City. He was on assignment from the magazine where he worked and made an appointment with a journalist who had not yet arrived.
Diaz got into his car, preparing the camera for the work ahead. Although it was early morning, the air was thick with humidity, which made even sitting uncomfortable. Diaz looked at his watch impatiently.
Suddenly his attention was attracted by a strange yellow glow emanating from the valley below him. At first he thought it was a wildfire, but a moment later the light source turned out to be a large orange oval UFO hovering slowly about 30 meters from his car.
In disbelief, Diaz quickly grabbed the camera. Keeping it on the steering wheel, he began to take pictures. Then, without warning, his entire car began to shake violently.
Diaz got out of the car and took two more photographs before the ship took off vertically into the sky, leaving Diaz in a state of shock. This meeting marked the beginning of what was to develop into one of the most fascinating and enduring contactee endeavors in ufology history.
Today, this case remains among a small number of alleged extraterrestrial contacts, which have been confirmed by video experts and not one specialist, but a number of experts.
Indeed, the apparent credibility of Diaz’s claims has caught the attention of some of the world’s leading UFO researchers, including the German writer Michael Hesemann and abduction researcher Dr. John Mack. Both concluded that Diaz’s story was entirely believable.
Hesemann shares the views of most researchers when he states: “The Carlos Diaz case is the most important documented human-alien contact that has occurred in our time.”
The transition from routine UFO sightings in an area now recognized as a UFO hotspot to one of the key incidents of recent years occurred only a few weeks later. In the days following this January observation, Diaz remained elated and pondered what had happened.
Unable to forget what he saw, he repeatedly returned to Adjusco Park, hoping to get more UFO photos. After a series of fruitless visits, Diaz began to think he was wasting his time. But then, on March 23rd, his patience was rewarded.
Wandering through the thicket, Diaz was again alerted to the presence of a UFO by an orange glow that he could only dimly see through the fog and rain that covered the forest in Ajusco Park. He managed to get within 45 meters of the object. Diaz watched the “ship” hover above him, emitting a bright orange light.
According to him, it was domed with a smooth ring in the center. The UFO, according to Diaz, was covered with several hemispheres about a meter in diameter each. Crouching behind the rocks, Diaz thought that his actions had gone unnoticed, but as he continued to watch the ship, he felt someone grab his shoulder from behind.
Diaz immediately lost consciousness, and when he woke up, it was dark and the UFO disappeared. He was shocked to find that despite the heavy rain, his clothes were completely dry. At that moment, he knew that something strange had happened to him. When he returned to his car, Diaz noticed another car parked in front of him.
At that moment, a humanoid creature similar to a woman with blond hair approached him and she told him that if he wanted to know more about what he had just experienced, he should return to the same place at noon the next day. When Diaz returned the next day, he found the same entity sitting on the grass.
The creature then turned to him and explained that it was she who had grabbed his shoulder the day before. Before leaving, the creature also informed Diaz that he was then on their ship and that Diaz would gradually regain his memory of what happened while he was unconscious. Indeed, over the next few months, Diaz’s memory returned piece by piece.
According to him, he remembered a ship hovering directly over his head. When he tried to touch the ship, his hand seemed to pass through the yellow light, and he seemed to merge with it. The next thing he remembered was a ship standing on a platform inside a giant cave.
Diaz was overwhelmed with trepidation when he remembered what he saw inside: “It was full of stalagmites, some of which were carved into sculptures and they seemed very similar to ancient Mayan sculptures.”
“I saw a lot of people in the cave, some of them waved at me, and in a state of shock I waved back.” CARLOS DIAZ
The creature Diaz encountered in the park led him to a smaller cave containing seven egg-shaped glowing spheres, one of which Diaz was asked to enter. Upon entering, Diaz initially only saw a yellow light.
But then he found himself surrounded by the image of the forest. “I could see all the details of the forest, as if I was walking on it,” Diaz said. “I couldn’t touch anything, but I could feel the temperature and humidity.”
“I could see and experience everything, but physically I was not there.” CARLOS DIAZ
Then his guide told him that the balls are also a system for storing information and that certain data has been transferred to him. Diaz was then returned to the ship, and eventually to the park.
According to Diaz, this was only the first of a series of contacts with the same beings that continue to this day. Since 1981, Diaz has stated that his experience within the realms has allowed him to “travel” to various regions of the Earth’s ecosystem – forest, desert, jungle, coastline, even arctic regions – with the help of alien technology.
Thanks to this contact, Diaz was imbued with an awareness of the interconnectedness of all living things and the need to preserve the environment.
To many ufologists, these statements may seem far-fetched. Nonetheless, Diaz is viewed by many researchers as a very reliable source, not least because of the large amount of photographic evidence he has gathered to support his claims.
Mexican television journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan, who has been at the center of UFO investigations in Mexico since the tide began in 1991, believes Diaz’s UFO photos are some of the most impressive he has seen.
Maussan turned over the photos of Diaz to Jim Dilettoso, an imaging expert at Village Labs in Tucson, Arizona, who concluded they were genuine. After making sure he was not dealing with the hoaxer, Maussan visited Diaz at his home in Tepoztlana, Mexico. There he spoke to a number of other witnesses who claimed to have seen the exact same type of UFO.
The apparent credibility of the Diaz case also attracted UFO researchers from more distant places, who tried to glean insight into alien interests from the claims of contactee Diaz. The German writer Michael Hesemann, who first interviewed Diaz in June 1994, is convinced of the authenticity of Diaz’s account.
“He not only contacts these creatures through meetings on ships,” Hesemann says, “but he claims to meet these creatures in real daily life, since some of them live among us.”
However, according to Diaz, the creatures do not want to fully disclose their origin and the fact of their presence among humans.
“They explained that they had been visiting Earth for thousands of years and were particularly interested in our evolution, which, compared to their own, was much faster. They are trying to understand why. “
Another UFO researcher intrigued by Diaz’s case is Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor John Mack. Mac has a long history with abductees and contactees and considers Diaz’s case to be one of the most compelling he has ever encountered.
In his book Passport to Space, he states: “Of all the people I have worked with, it was Carlos Diaz who seems to have developed the most profound understanding of the interconnected web of nature. Diaz’s experience with sentient beings is so powerful that it seems that he literally became what he describes. “
Mack argues that Diaz’s experience represents an “awakening,” a process he says is common among abductees. Diaz told Mac that his contact with aliens inspired him to preserve the environment and the ability to “enjoy a beautiful planet.”
Whether extraterrestrial influences were involved or not, Diaz’s newfound concern for the environment certainly became a driving force in his life. he made this environmental warning publicly and passionately publicly, especially at the 1995 UFO conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Diaz said that through his contacts he was informed that the alien civilization, previously threatened with complete self-destruction, they behaved the same way as people behave “playing with fire”, but somehow they managed to survive.
He remains convinced that the disturbing predictions of his contacts about our future are all too real – predictions that state with almost certainty that humanity is on its current course towards total extinction.
This frankness, combined with the public nature of his experience, has allowed Le Diaz to gain the status of a visionary both in his hometown of Tepoztlan and in UFO research circles. however, Diaz was quick to dispute this, claiming that he was not a unique visionary, but simply a “messenger.”
Aside from the true nature of Diaz’s current incarnation, for many ufologists, the Diaz case remains one of the most compelling in history. Indeed, there are few UFO reports that boast such impressive and abundant photographic evidence.
The expert analysis of the UFO images of Carlos Diaz was extremely thorough. Mexican ufologist Jaime Maussan handed over the originals of the transparencies to Professor Victor Quesada of the Polytechnic Institute of the University of Mexico for study.
“We were shocked to find that the light spectrum from the object was different from anything we have ever seen, it violated all previous parameters and did not match anything in our data banks.
The light was unusually bright. There was no evidence of overlap or deception. According to our estimates, the diameter of the object ranges from 30 to 50 meters. Interestingly, the photographs were also analyzed by Dr. Robert Nathan at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Nathan, a notorious UFO skeptic, said he could find no evidence of a fake.
Undoubtedly, for many who have studied the three images, the first image is most impressive. In it, an orange glowing ship can be seen through the windshield of a car, and light from the object is reflected both from the hood of the car and from a metal fence on the side of the road. These are, in particular, details that experts say are extremely difficult to fake.
Mexican ufologist Jaime Maussan was so intrigued by Carlos Diaz’s account of his experiences that he provided him with a video camera and asked him to see if he could record the UFO on tape the next time it appeared. A few weeks later, Diaz woke up at 5am and grabbed a camera. He went out and waited.
A few minutes later, the ship appeared and hovered over the house, where Diaz filmed it. When Mossan saw the wonderful footage, he asked Diaz if he could get even closer to the ship during filming. Two months later, Diaz was able to film the ship again, this time hovering directly above him without moving.
However, Diaz’s third attempt at capturing the ship on video is the most impressive. In these shots, Diaz, with the camera on a tripod, walks to the edge of the field, waving his flashlight.
In response, the ship suddenly materializes directly above Diaz’s head and sends beams of light at him. The unidentified object then remains stationary for 30 seconds and then blinks. It is widely accepted that this video contains some of the best UFO footage ever captured.