Do you know there is much about our world that we still do not understand? Theorists or scientists say that natural mysteries exist in every corner of the Earth, from the lifeless desert of Chile to the bottomless depths of the Pacific. There are things we simply do not comprehend. One such place is a Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico. Here radio signals or electronic devices don’t work, and compasses spin out of control when placed near stones on the ground. It is also called as Zone of Silence.
This place came to light when a pilot by the name of Francisco Sarabia was flying over the area and claimed his instruments went wild and his radio stopped working in the year 1930. Later, in the 1970’s, attention was drawn to the area when a faulty American missile was fired from the White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico and crashed—or perhaps was pulled—into the region. It was then when Mexican government got aware of the place and allowed U.S. Air Force officials to investigate the crash at the site.
It was then discovered that no signals of any sort are able to penetrate the area—including radio and satellite signals—due to local magnetic fields that create a dark zone, thus attributing to the popular name of the site.
More interestingly, the Zone of Silence is geographically parallel with the Egyptian pyramids and the mysterious Bermuda Triangle and is located just north of the Tropic of Cancer. It is believed that the place is a spot for UFO sightings and alien encounters. Throughout the 20th century, large meteorites landed in the area in 1938 and 1954 respectively. A third fell in 1969 in the Allende Valley, just to the west.
This place gets its name, Zone of Silence in 1966 by Pemex, the national oil company. The company sent an expedition to explore the area. But their devices stopped working and they didn’t get any radio signal. The leader, Augusto Harry de la Peña, was frustrated by the problems so he named the place the Zone of Silence.