God is always giving bread to the toothless, man!
Last night, at about 10:15 pm, as I was just about to walk out of the office and head home (more on that later) I received a call on my cell phone. It was my cousin Fernando, all excited, who wanted to inform me that he had just seen 3 UFOs.
His report was sketchy, and I admit I wasn't in the mood to ask a lot of inquisitive questions, but it seems he was with some people and suddenly a little girl exclaimed "hey! what's that?" and he looked up, and there were these 2 "orange-yellowish lights" in the night sky. There were soon joined in by a third "faster one". At the end the lights faded away, which he seems were the result of getting further away from his observing position.
"These were no airplanes", he said adamantly.
I did ask how long he was able to observe these lights. He said about 5 minutes. I asked "why the hell didn't you try to record them with a video-camera or something?", and he said he doesn't own one —and the man just came back for a holiday trip from LA with his family, where they were gonna specifically spend the time "shopping at the malls", according to his wife!
To add insult to injury, you know why I was still at the office so late? you know what I was *doing* at that time? Watching UFO clips on Youtube.
And the worst is that this is by far not the only UFO sighting among my family members, no sir! Just last December my sister Angélica told me she and my mom observed a very peculiar white object "hovering" very near to the Torre Latinoamericana. My family also observed a strange white light one other time during a road trip some time ago; and even my aunt Martha —Fernando's mom— told me of another time when she also had a UFO sighting.
Hell right I'm jealous! I'm the one who owns the books*, watches the clips, searched on the web, peruses on the night sky looking for something out of the ordinary. I'm the one who's known as the "goofy" one who believes in flying saucers. I'm HARDCORE, man! and why do I see? NADA.
God dammit, it's like they're doing this on purpose, those little bug-eyed pendejos.
(*)To be fair, my cousin Fernando does have a certain interest on the subject, and even lent me some books when I was younger; but as time has gone by his family & career obligations do not allow him to get involved with the UFO gig as much as he once did.
PS: OK, I'll come clean: I did observe a weird bolide-like object once, several years ago, one Xmas night when we were stepping out of mass. But it was so unremarkable and dull (the bolid never performed any sudden moves, it just crossed the sky in a straight line in total silence) that to me it doesn't count! —you're reading this, you deceitful bastards? IT. DOES. NOT. COUNT!