It’s interesting that everyone seems to have their own UFO story, especially the older generation who lived at a time when the skies weren’t littered with lights. While we patiently wait to see if they’re just top secret government projects or actual extraterrestrial life (either confirmation would be welcomed), new evidence continues to leak online. What’s real and what’s our imagination?
Promoting the release of his Oscar-worthy The Shape of Water, director Guillermo del Toro shares an anecdote about the time he saw a UFO with a friend, and it chased him.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker del Toro’s taste for sci-fi and fantasy doesn’t come from nowhere. When he was younger, the acclaimed director recalls, “I saw a UFO,” explained THR.
“I know this is horrible,” del Toro continues. “You sound like a complete lunatic, but I saw a UFO. I didn’t want to see a UFO. It was horribly designed. I was with a friend. We bought a six-pack. We didn’t consume it, and there was a place called Cerro del Cuatro, Mountain of the Four, on the periphery of Guadalajara. We said, ‘Let’s go to the highway.’ We sit down to watch the stars and have the beer and talk. We were the only guys by the freeway. And we saw a light on the horizon going super-fast, not linear. And I said, ‘Honk and flash the lights.’ And we started honking.”
The UFO, says del Toro, “Went from 1,000 meters away [to much closer] in less than a second — and it was so crappy. It was a flying saucer, so clichéd, with lights [blinking]. It’s so sad: I wish I could reveal they’re not what you think they are. They are what you think they are. And the fear we felt was so primal. I have never been that scared in my life. We jumped in the car, drove really fast. It was following us, and then I looked back and it was gone.”
While not the best of stories, it’s interesting nonetheless. I think it’s funny how he described it as “crappy” looking, being that he probably evaluates the look of a UFO as how he would design one for a film of his…you know, not crappy.
What do you think del Toro saw? Do you believe in alien life?