POSTED: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:18am
McAllen, TX (News Center 23) — This McAllen high school librarian likes books, but he's passionate about UFO's.
"This has been a life long interest for me. Ever since I was a child, my mom told me a very unique experience that happened to her when she was young person. She was in the woods alone one night and she had an encounter," said Noe Torres, UFO expert.
From the age of nine on, Torres began reading anything he could get his hands on about UFOs and the paranormal. And then just few years later, he experienced a possible extra-terrestrial.
"I had kind of a far away sighting of something I could not explain, back around 1968 when I was a teen," said Torres.
Now over 40 years later, Torres is now nationally known for his studies on UFOs. He's done several documentaries with the History Channel. One of the most famous was his joint-discovery on a possible encounter just over the Mexican border near west Texas.
"Well out there in 1974, people say that a small plane and a UFO crashed in mid air, right above, just north of the town of the Mexican town. It is right across the international bridge from Presidio," said Torres.
It was there, Torres and a friend found parts of the old aircraft. The History Channel hired a metallurgist to break down the elements of those remaining parts and the results weren't all normal.
"They also found some elements in there that could not be identified by the equipment in the lab. So in other words, there were trace materials of substances unknown," said Torres.
Torres keeps those artifacts at hand and now has published most of his findings.
He has authored and co-authored several books.
Torres also helps put on several UFO festivals across the state. In March, he will help coordinate Edinburg's first 'Out of This World' Conference. It will kick of March 2013.
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