Between the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila in Mexico there is a mysterious area of land that has numerous legends and myths associated with it. It’s called La Zone del Silencio or The Zone of silence in English, some refer to it as The Mapimí Silent Zone.
The area called “El Bolsón de Mapimí “, is a closed basin covering a great part of the Chihuahuan Desert: an immense arid zone that extends from the Sierra Madre Occidental to the East, and from south to north extends from the Mexican states of Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo, to Durango, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Chihuahua, and extends to the United States covering Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, reaching the Rocky Mountains.
Radio waves do not propagate normally in the area, anomalous magnetic properties are attributed to the zone of silence which has resulted in phenomena of absolute radio silence, even if both the sender and receiver are located only a couple of feet away. Curiously the mysterious phenomena do not occur in the entire area of the zone, but only in certain places.
In prehistoric times this large piece of land was submerged under the waters of a Sea called Thetis, evidenced of this are a large number of marine fossils found in the area. Towards the Eocene period of the Cenozoic Era, about thirty million years ago, strong orogenic changes caused the land to emerge from the sea. The central part of El Bolsón de Mapimí is referred to as the “Zone of silence”, yet there isn’t a precise location.
One of the first mysteries surrounding the Zone of Silence was in the 70’s when a NASA rocket apparently lost control and crashed into the Zone of Silence. Immediately after the crash a team of US scientists and military personnel arrived at the area in an effort to try and locate the rocket. According to the locals from the area, the US team even hired some locals to help comb the area. Interestingly, despite all the resources used, including aircraft, the search went on for several weeks. Finally, the rocket was found but the entire operation was highly classified, no one managed to see the remains the mysterious rocket.
Some believe that these mysterious occurrences are attributed to the high concentration of iron in the area. In the distant past, this area was actually submerged under water and a great number of meteorites have crashed into the area. Today, the zone of silence is considered as one of the most mysterious places on the planet.
The phenomenon was investigated by experts from the city of Torreon. According to researchers, these anomalies are caused by the existence of a magnetic cone that causes ionization in the atmosphere blocking the transmission of radio waves.
One of the most mysterious experiences occurred in 1975 when Ernesto and Josefina Diaz travel through the Zone of Silence by car. A sudden flood left the couple cut off from the road without the possibility of going anywhere. While trying to get out of the car, they were surrounded by a group of strange humanoid creatures that had blond hair, pale skin, and strange clothes. These “strangers” moved the car with ease allowing Ernesto and Josefina Diaz to drive away safely. When the couple left the car to thank their saviors, the mysterious visitors vanished without a trace.
According to locals, these mysterious humanoid creatures are found frequently in the region. A tourist visiting the area managed to talk to these creatures and asked them where they came from, to what they answered: “from above”.
Since the 19th century, there have been numerous reports of meteorites crashing into the area. Mysterious lights have been reported both by tourists and locals who believe that these lights are actually vehicles from otherworldly beings who have underground bases in the area. Even skeptics admit having seen lights, stating they are a common phenomenon.
Scientists can not find a logical and rational explanation for all the strange phenomena that occur in the Zone of Silence. Although one of the latest theories suggests that there is an alignment between the Zone of Silence, the Bermuda Triangle and the pyramids of Egypt, creating a kind of energy vortex.
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