“This remains the most intriguing UFO case I have ever worked on,” said Uriarte, a 25-year veteran investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) who is currently the Deputy Director of Investigations - International Affairs, as well as state director for Northern California. “Noe and I have been investigating this case since 2005, and we have assembled a great deal of new evidence that we are presenting for the first time in The Coyame Incident.”
Torres, a MUFON member and former state section director in Texas, has co-written six books about famous UFO cases in the U.S. and Mexico, including the first book to focus on the Coyame Incident, titled Mexico’s Roswell, which he co-wrote with Uriarte in 2007. “We’ve spent the last six years gathering additional information about the case and talking to new witnesses,” Torres said. “The result is our new book, which greatly updates and expands the information we originally presented back in 2007.”
Among the new evidence, Uriarte said, is the startling testimony of California police officer Tony Ramirez who grew up in Coyame, Mexico, where the UFO allegedly crashed on August 25, 1974. Ramirez claims that shortly after the UFO crash, he came face to face with a small, thin being that suddenly walked out of a corn field near his family’s ranch in Coyame. “It was small in stature – about four feet tall, very thin, with long arms and legs. Its head was very big. It’s eyes glowed red, and the glow almost seemed to radiate out of the eyes.”
Ramirez first contacted Uriarte after hearing him speak on the national radio show Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Later, when Torres and Uriarte began working on their new book, Ramirez agreed to put his story down in writing for the first time ever.
The Coyame Incident also contains another important development in the case - the recently-disclosed eyewitness testimony of legendary West Texas educator Mrs. Johnnie Chambers, who was driving home with her 12-year-old son on the Texas side of the border when the tremendous fireball lit up the sky northeast of Coyame back in 1974. Mrs. Chambers and her son averted their eyes from the blinding flash that rose up into the sky like a mushroom cloud. “It was different from just a fire glow or anything like that,” Mrs. Chamber’s son John said, “It was like the sun going down on the other side of the mountain is the way my mom and I remember it. It was kind of like the sun going down, but the sun had already gone down – so it was almost like the sun coming back up.”
The new book also contains a number of other stories provided to the authors by witnesses. “Over the years, we’ve been contacted by additional witnesses,” Uriarte said. “We found a young woman in Brownsville, Texas, who told us that her uncle was one of the soldiers who took part in the recovery of the UFO after it crashed near Presidio. We also found a gentleman who lived at the Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, in August 1974, and remembers an unusually high level of security around one ‘secret’ area of the base. Their stories are also in our new book.”
Torres and Uriarte have also maintained a close working relationship with UFO investigators in Mexico, including Gilberto Rivera, Carlos Guzman, and Alfonso Salazar, who contributed important new research to The Coyame Incident. Guzman and Salazar have found evidence of a possible conspiracy within the Mexican government to hide and deny the Coyame UFO Incident. Among their findings: that a Mexican pilot died of massive burns in a Ciudad Juarez hospital at around the time of the UFO crash; that Mexican soldiers riding in a truck convoy near Chihuahua died in what was supposedly merely a traffic accident; and that U.S. president Gerald Ford contacted Mexican president Luis Echevarria five days after the Coyame Incident to urgently request a meeting between the two heads of state (which took place a few weeks later).
“Perhaps these incidents taken at face value and in isolation could be viewed as coincidental,”
Following the release of their first book about the Coyame case, the authors received praise from many quarters for their investigative efforts. National radio host George Noory gave the book high marks, saying, “Amazing! This story is wilder than the U.S. Roswell. This book is an amazing piece of work.”
The authors also received critical acclaim from newspapers throughout the country, including the El Paso Times, which commented, “Did a flying saucer really crash in the desert near the Texas-Mexico border? Maybe only the crickets and lizards know for sure, but this little book sure is fun to read and ponder.”
“The way you tell the story is very exciting, a great read. The prose really moves along and keeps the reader on the edge of her seat. Great job guys! ” said Elaine Douglass, a veteran UFO investigator and MIT graduate.
The MUFON UFO Journal proclaimed, “Torres and Uriarte are to be commended for tackling such an important case, whose impact on ufology may only now be coming to light thanks to the research they have undertaken. A definite must-read.”
The Coyame Incident, a 156-page paperback released on September 25, 2013, retails for $12.95 and is sold by major online book retailers, including Amazon.com. It is also available on the authors’ web site, http://RoswellBooks.com.