A professional photographer for the Mexican newspaper Milenio took a remarkable photograph of a brightly lighted object racing toward the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:10 AM. The photograph is a 20 sec. time exposure taken with a 24 MM lens. This accounts for the streak that reveals the object’s trajectory. It was not a digital photograph. No aircraft were present in the area at the time. The photographer did not see the object while he was making the shot, only observing it after the picture was developed.

On Wednesday, as reported by Whitleysworld, the volcano, which had been expected to explode into a major eruption that could have had devastating consequences, mysteriously shut down. Whether this will be permanent or not is unknown, but the volcano does not at the moment appear to be dangerous.

It is unlikely that this photograph or this story will be published in US media as anything except a joke, a hoax or “otherwise explained” but it remains a very genuine mystery.

The photograph was taken by Alfonso Reyes/Notimex and appeared in Milenio

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