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The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FIFTH KIND IN MONTERREY,
MEXICO - DECEMBER 1994
By Shari Adamiak ©1995
Executive Director of CSETI
The following is an account - from my point of view -
of events that occurred during a CSETI investigative
team activation to Monterrey, Mexico in Decemer of
1994. While necessarily somewhat subjective based
on my own experiences, every attempt has been made
to present an accurate depiction of events that were
experienced by myself and our team.
CSETI Reacts to Flap in Mexico:
After seeing a tape of a "Hard Copy" program
showing an active wave of UFO activity in
Monterrey, Mexico - the third largest metropolis
in Mexico - we made an effort to contact the
researcher who had taken those videos. Santiago
Yturria is a thorough researcher and skilled
videographer who, along with Diana Perla Chapa,
the host of a popular live talk show on Mexican
network television, has had a UFO group for over
20 years in the state of Nuevo Leone.
Dr. Steven Greer, international director of CSETI,
activated a CSETI Rapid Mobilization Investigative
Team (RMIT) to Monterrey to investigate this current
flap. Santiago, Diana, and the entire Ovni Club of
N.L. assisted us, took us to sites, shared their
evidence and graciously welcomed us to Monterrey.
Dr. Greer, myself, a woman from New York and a man,
also a videographer, from Minneapolis made up the
CSETI team. (Names furnished upon request.)
Lucid dream activity played a significant role
in the events that unfolded in Monterrey. Three
of the team had dreams that proved to be portents
of happenings on this project. I had a dream in
the early hours of December 13th. In it, the
extraterrestrials were showing us the spot where
we should come in order to have a meeting with
them. They showed me aerial views, in stop
motion - each one closer to the ground - and
marked the site with a strobing turquoise laser
pattern. They showed me a view from the ground,
looking up at some steep peaks, and showed it to
me both in day and nighttime views. The night
view revealed two stars in a particular
configuration over one of the peaks.
That very afternoon, Santiago and his friends drove
us to Las Mitres mountains, well known as an area
of many sightings of UFOs. As we approached, it
dawned on me that it was identical to what I was
shown in my dream. We decided to use the spot as
our field research site that night. When we came
to Las Mitres (so named because the mountain peaks
resemble a bishop's miter hat) that night, the two
stars were indeed in the sky in the same position
as I had seen in my lucid dream.
The Team Gets to Work:
The CSETI team had observed some anomalous objects
in the sky at two different sites on the nights of
December 11th and 12th, but the next two nights,
the 13th and 14th at the Las Mitres sites, proved
to be exceptional. The Las Mitres mountains contain
a large cave where the local investigators believe
that spacecraft conceal themselves when coming to
the Monterrey area. And, unusually dense low
clouds were known to form over the cave and other
parts of the peaks very quickly. On the night of
December 13th, the entire CSETI team set up camp at
the base of Las Mitres. We were joined by an
American woman who was a friend of one of our
teammates, who was married to a Mexican man and
living in Monterrey. She had arranged our lodging
and transportation for us.
Around 10:30 pm, following our first Coherent
Thought Sequencing (a CSETI protocol) session, we
observed a very bright light that appeared in the
zenith of the sky, traveling rapidly in an upward
arc that terminated in the center of the constellation
Orion. At 10:45 pm, very dense clouds materialized
within a minute on parts of the sheer mountain cliffs.
The Close Encounters Begin:
At approximately 1:00 am, Dr. Greer and another team
member were standing slightly down the gravel road
when they observed a bright, strobe-like white light
to appear at the edge of the mountain. At about the
same time, I had gotten up and walked closer towards
the brush at the base of the mountain. Dr. Greer
looked for me to tell me of the strobe light and
found me at the spot where it had appeared. As we
stood there, another round light came rolling down
the side of the steep slope. Just then, I felt some
invisible energy that felt as if it were gently
pulling me in deeper to the brush. Both Dr. Greer
and I felt there was a presence nearby that, from
past experience, led us to feel there was a
spacecraft and extraterrestrial beings very nearby.
Just then, I began to perceive small, square-
shouldered beings in the brush around us. They could
be sensed and dimly seen, but a clear view of them
wasn't possible. The little beings were extremely
shy and reticent. They would scurry close to us,
then backtrack quickly into the brush. We could not
hear any brush moving or footsteps but we could dimly
see them. To me, they seemed to have on uniforms
that covered their body and legs that were a dull
orange-rust color. They were very short, just up to
my knees (I am 5'7"). I became aware of a telepathic
message - they were concerned about our video camera,
behind me to the right. I turned my head and looked.
Sure enough, unknown to me previously as I had not
seen it in the dark, was our teammate's professional
camera set up on a tripod. I send back the mental
message to them not to worry, the camera wasn't on
and we wouldn't let him touch it. They seemed to
trust my assurance, as the event continued to unfold.
I related this two-way communication to Dr. Greer,
who went back to the other three people and
instructed them to stay where they were unless he
called them forward.
These rich, rare exchanges with what appear to be
extraterrestrial life forms are very delicate
scenarios. Any sudden, rash or extreme emotion or
movement can thwart the entire event and bring it
to a screeching halt, and the extraterrestrials
vanish. Sometimes our second-guessing of what is
needed to allow an event to unfold in all its
possible fullness is accurate; sometimes it is not.
It is almost like hesitant dance partners, longing
but afraid to get closer. Until we as a people are
more accepting of close contact with extraterrestrials,
our interactions are likely to continue in this way.
I could mentally 'hear' concerned conversation going
on amongst the small beings. They eventually conveyed
to me the message, again mentally, that they were
having difficulty adjusting our energies in
preparation for a meeting because my physical energy
was concentrated on my stomach, trying to digest some
food. Just before all this began, I had eaten about
a half of a Power Bar, a dense protein energy food.
It was cold and hard from being in my gear bag for
hours and I could feel it kind of just laying in my
stomach. At this point, I sent a very deliberate
message to the life forms: "I give you permission
to take it out of my body". Suddenly, I felt as if
someone were standing some distance away with a
fishing line whose hook was inside my stomach. It
felt as if someone were slowing reeling in the line
as the food came back out the way it went in. Now,
I detest vomiting more than almost anything and I
was struck by the gentleness that was used in
removing this food from my body. It was only mildly
unpleasant. Dr. Greer, an emergency physician,
asked me if I was alright. I told him that I was
fine and that this was being done with my permission.
After this little purging, the energy felt softer,
with less intense vibration.
Soon the little beings sent both Dr. Greer and I the
message that if we removed our glasses, we would be
able to see them better. Although I normally use
contact lenses, glasses are preferable for field
work when wind and dust often gets blown into my
eyes, plus the fact that we are often in the field
until the wee hours of the morning. After receiving
this message, we each removed our glasses. One last
request from the little ETs - that we remove our hats
(it had been a chilly night.) At this point, I could
actually feel a harmonious flow of energy between us,
the little beings, and some other unseen source.
Another Being is Perceived:
At this point, the small life forms disappeared.
Shafts of golden light began to come from an unknown,
unseen source and lay across the bushes in front of
us. We learned later that the three other team
members behind us could see this as well, although
they had not been able to perceive the small beings.
I could feel one of these shafts of light approach me
and fill my torso with a warm, golden glow. After
the light rays faded, a large oval of bluish fog began
to form about ten feet in front of us. As the blue
mist began to coalesce, Dr. Greer and I became aware
of a being within it. Although again we could see him
only dimly, he appeared very humanoid, tall, with long
and straight silverish hair. He appeared to be clothed
in a light blue and silver uniform.
We learned later that one team member saw a tendril
of the blue fog travel along the ground towards her.
It frightened her a little until the mist reached her
foot and began to send wisps around her feet. She
later told us that there was a gentle kindness about
the fog and all misgivings vanished. However, our
American friend who was not an actual team member
became very frightened by the golden light and blue
We learned later that it was all too much for her -
something the extraterrestrial would tell us. For as
we stood there facing one another, the tall being
sent us a message that they would very much like to
manifest more fully in the physical to meet with us,
but that if they did so, one of our team members would
be dangerously frightened. Their caution and concern
were touching. And a far cry from the crying wolf that
goes on so often when extraterrestrials are said to be
heartless, devoid of feeling, and out to harm human
beings. We in CSETI feel that this type of encounter
points up the absolute need and appropriateness of
doing real-time field work in our efforts to learn
exactly what these beings are all about.
It is important, and interesting, to note that both
Dr. Greer and myself received nearly identical mental
messages each time there was a communication from the
Dr. Greer and I consulted one another and decided to
send a joint message. We told the tall being that if
they could not come to us, it was okay with us if they
could take us to where they were. We could sense this
was being discussed with a 'central command control',
or his more senior team members. Dr. Greer and I saw
a copper-gold sphere, ten to twelve feet in diameter,
begin to coalesce to the left of the tall being. It
never reached material solidity but soon began to
disperse. The tall being then sent us a message that
it would frighten our teammates just as much to see us
disappear in front of their eyes as it would for the
ETs to manifest right there. At this time, we had no
idea that any member of our team was having difficulty
coping with these events.
Soon Again, Soon Again:
Finally, after what seemed like a few moments, the
tall being sent us a message that they would not be
able to manifest fully in the physical this night.
But they sent a message: "soon again; soon again".
At this point, Dr. Greer went back to speak with the
other team members and I stayed put. For the next
five minutes, the being and I exchanged blessings to
each other, to our teams. It was poignant and lovely.
I cannot recall any of the actual 'words' or specific
communications; it was not a left-brained exchange,
but was beyond the bounds of linear thought.
Their Reluctance is Proven Out:
When I joined the others, I learned that our American
friend had become extremely frightened, so much so
that she had taken refuge in our vehicle. We had
designated the big Suburban as the 'safe area". We
do this on all our field research - setting aside a
specific enclosure that any team member can go to if
unfolding events prove fearful to them. In fact, it
is our policy to send a 'buddy' along, who remains with
them the entire time they wish to stay in the safe area.
We divide into buddies at the beginning of our field
session so that each team member is accounted for, and
accountable, at all times. She told us that if she had
seen anything more from the ETs, she would have run
screaming down the mountainside.
Preparation is Key:
Her reactions impressed upon us the importance of
training for each team member. It served as a strong
reminder to us to be more stringent in adherence to our
policies regarding untrained guests who wanted to join
our field work.
Much to my surprise, Dr. Greer and I learned from our
teammates that we had been standing there, exchanging
communication with the extraterrestrials, for nearly
two hours. We both thought no more than thirty minutes
had elapsed. By this time, it was nearly 3:00 am, so
we broke camp and went home.
The Encounters Continue:
The following day was a busy one with an appearance
on Diana Chapa's live TV show in the morning, a field
trip to another site in the afternoon, and a talk at
the Ovni Club that evening. It was about 11:30 pm
by the time we were driving up the narrow road to our
Las Mitres site.
Interestingly, our videographer teammate was absent
from field work. He had decided to stay in the city to
visit his friend and her son. As the Suburban headed
up the gravel lane, Dr. Greer and I simultaneously
observed a small, bright light on the side of Las
Mitres. We knew from the previous night that there
was no light normally in that area. Tonight we also had
with us our American friend's Mexican husband. He and
our driver assured us there were no houses, no power
lines, no roads, nothing on the sheer cliffs of Las
As we came to the base of the mountain, Dr. Greer
jumped from the Suburban while it was still rolling.
The other woman and I jumped out and grabbed the bare
necessities of field gear: a 500,000 candle power
portable halogen light, our night vision scope,
binoculars, a small camcorder, and a hand-held micro-
Because of the reaction by an untrained participant
the previous night, we sent our driver and his friend
down the road. We told them we could not afford any
panic this night. Unbeknownst to us at the time, the
men went to a spot at the bottom of the road where they
could clearly see the events that unfolded.
Are We in a Spielberg Movie?:
Dr. Greer grabbed the halogen light and sent a signal
to the star-like light on the hillside. Instantly, the
light transformed into a gigantic, brilliant round beam
that shot light down the entire mountainside! We were
astonished. It came close to being the time we always
joke about - when events are so incredible that we'll
wish we had on "Depends" undergarments! We continued to
have a Close Encounter of the Fifth Kind - a human-
initiated or human-interactive experience - with this
craft for the next two hours and fifteen minutes. An
exchange like this, with a team in the field, is
During the lengthy encounter, we sent light signals to
the craft. The craft would signal back to us in the
exact same sequence. Then its lights would extinguish.
Within a few minutes, it would again illuminate and
initiate a signal to us. This went on and on. Twice
during this time period, we saw the shadows of beings
walking in front of the blinding beam. At times, the
beam would rotate upon itself, appearing to the left of
its original position - then back where it was. Once
the light seemed to turn over on itself, illuminating
the sparsely forested slope behind it. This was one
of the times when figures were seen to move in the beam.
Hoaxability Ration - Low to Zero:
It must be emphasized that this is a very remote area
devoid of roads. For anyone to have hoaxed this event
would have required something on the scale of a major
motion picture crew. There was simply no way to have
moved equipment like this onto these sheer slopes.
It would have caused quite a commotion in the suburbs
below if a crew of that magnitude had traversed those
sheer cliffs that day. The area would have been
swarming with lookie-loos.
At the end of the two hours and fifteen minutes, the
light, which by now had split into two candle-flame
colored round lights, turned to brilliant red, shot
out a lightning bolt of energy and vanished. We saw
a golden streak shoot through the sky towards the
direction of the ancient volcano, Topochico. And the
energy was gone. It was not until this point that we
fully appreciated that 1) we'd been standing up for
all that time, and 2) our hair had stood on end the
entire time. As a side note, I want to report that
when we first got out of the vehicle at the base of
the mountain, I heard crickets chirping in
stereophonic synchronicity. One would chirp on our
right, then one would chirp on our left. The chirping
was loud and distinct. When I heard it, I told my
teammates that it was significant. I had heard
similar chirping prior to another major encounter in
the past. It was moments later that the gigantic
craft illuminated before us.
Eventful Trip Home:
We signalled to our drivers to bring up the Suburban.
When they arrived, we learned that the men had gone
to a vantage point and had seen everything, giving us
two independent witnesses. In fact, from their extra
distance the light was not so blinding and they were
able to discern the craft. They both reported seeing
a very large disc-shaped craft with a domed top. The
men were extremely excited. They said they felt
bonded now, like brothers. The American's husband
said that his life would never be the same again.
As we were riding on our 30-minute drive home, Dr.
Greer remarked that he felt the ETs would follow us.
Within a minute, the man in front was exclaiming,
"la luz, la luz!" (the light, the light!) We could
then see that the gigantic light was visible from the
road, showing itself to us on the opposite side of the
mountain from where it had been at our field site! We
stopped at a closed gas station, signalled and videoed
(which came out fuzzy and blurred). You will recall
that, of all nights, our videographer was not with us
this night. Coincidence or orchestrated by the ETs?
So many such things happen that we have to ponder the
possibility. This time, the light was not appearing
as two lights side by side. Instead, they were two
lights stacked one on top the other. We continued to
observe it on the remainder of the homeward ride,
stopping twice more to observe.
When we arrived home, we climbed up to our flat roof.
We could still see it, even though the entire valley
of the city of Monterrey was now between us, the back
side of Las Mitres and the rest of the range. The
lights were still there. They had changed position
again and were now staggered, one atop the other.
They had been so bright that we could see the rock
face behind it illuminated. As we watched, the lights
dimmed down to about half their luminosity.
The Craft Revealed:
At this point, we could clearly see the structure of
the craft. It was indeed a large disc with a sloped
dome on top. By measuring with fingers at arm's length,
Dr. Greer determined that the craft was between one-half
to one full city block in size.
As the birds began to sing and the sky began to lighten,
we bid goodbye and heartfelt thanks to our visitors for
these remarkable experiences and went inside to sleep,
and dream of them.
Executive Director, CSETI
Final Notes: I wish to advise that the three persons
who interacted with the craft as described above
included three very responsible and stable individuals.
Dr. Greer is a practicing trauma physician, father of
four, world-renowned expert on extraterresrial
intellignce. He is the founder of CSETI, and the
visionary and guiding force of it. Our teammate from
New York is cofounder of a research foundation, and is
personal friends with world leaders in both the
political and private sectors. And I myself have been
educated in the sciences and the law and worked for
many years as a paralegal, which gives me a logical
mind upon which to base my ongoing extraterrestrial
- Shari Adamiak
Membership in CSETI is available to anyone who
supports the efforts at establishing a mutual,
sustainable dialogue and relationship with
visiting extraterrestrial life forms, and doing
so in a manner lacking prejudgment, ridicule,
accusation or terror.
CSETI has developed a training kit for those who
are interested in field work using CSETI's proven
protocols. The kit includes three audio tapes
and over 200 pages of printed material. The
transcript of an entire training session given by
Dr. Steven Greer, International Director of CSETI
is complemented with a hands-on field guide
written by Shari Adamiak. There is an
introduction to field work written by Joseph
Burkes, M.D., our Los Angeles area coordinator,
along with many articles and treatises written
by Dr. Greer.
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