UFO Expert to Speak About "Real Cowboys & Aliens" at McAllen Public Library
Author Noe Torres, a featured speaker at the 2017 UFO Congress in Arizona, will give a special presentation about UFO cases in the "Old West" at the McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas. The event is free and open to the public.
"After the Steven Spielberg movie Cowboys & Aliens was announced in 2010, my co-author John LeMay and I thought it would be interesting to look at actual UFO cases from the 1800s," Torres said. "While the movie is an enjoyable work of fiction, clearly it has little or no basis in reality, and we wanted our book to present actual, documented cases of UFOs in the Old West."
Torres emphasized that people in the Old West really did see strange flying ships streaking across the sky. Hundreds of UFO sightings were reported throughout North America in the 19th century, as documented in numerous newspaper articles and books of that time period. Farmers, cowboys, ranchers, and others reported seeing strange signs and wonders in the sky, and occasionally, they also claimed to meet beings that were clearly not human.
The book was praised by critics and a review in the Albuquerque Journal proclaimed, "Hey, Hollywood. If you're going to make a big-budget movie about extraterrestrial contact with Wild West cowpunchers, can't you at least try to get it right? … Of course spacemen explored our planet in the days of saddle-sore lawmen and swinging saloon doors. But it wasn't the cartoonish picture of evil planetary invaders, complete with hideous teeth and slimy hands emanating from their reptilian bellies that is portrayed in this Hollywood blockbuster…
Torres said, "It seems likely that UFOs were quite common in the 1800s, We have found hundreds of newspaper and magazine accounts about people seeing strange objects and lights in the sky. We have also found articles that mention face-to-face encounters with creatures that seemed human but were clearly not."
"What is especially interesting about these historic UFO sightings is that they took place before airplanes were invented and before flight of any kind was common. Although hot air balloons had been around since the 1700s, it was closer to 1900 before balloon airships became widely known."
In his presentation, Torres will discuss many UFO sightings from 1800s, including the most interesting cases from the book. Torres said, "I'll be presenting many bizarre stories, such as the one about a being from outer space whose spaceship crashed in North Texas and whose body was buried in a lonely Texas cemetery where it may still remain today. The audiience will also hear about a flying monster shot by two cowboys outside of Tombstone, Arizona. Another story deals with an underwater UFO that came up to the surface and nearly electrocuted two men - and much more."
A member of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and former state section director, Torres has written or co-written twelve books about historic UFO cases. He speaks frequently at UFO conferences and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, Coast to Coast AM, and more. He is a featured speaker at the 2017 UFO Congress to be held in Arizona this coming February.
For more information, visit the author's web site at http://RoswellBooks.com.