Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte

MUFON OC presents:

Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte


“Cowboys & Aliens”

July 15th @ 7:40PM


Long before graphic novels and Hollywood blockbusters, cowboys and aliens really did encounter each other, according to newspaper accounts and other historical documents of the 1800s. These unusual stories about UFO sightings in the Old West were revealed in a recently published book by Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres. The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West examines fourteen bizarre incidents, including the reported recovery in 1897 of a spaceship and its alien pilot in the Texas frontier town of Aurora.

Noe Torres, a member of the Mutual UFO network (MUFON) and former State Section Director in Texas, explains, “Many newspaper and magazine accounts from the 1800s tell of strange sightings and encounters from America’s cowboy era. What is especially interesting about these historic UFO sightings is that they took place before airplanes were invented and before flight of any kind was common. We have found hundreds of newspaper and magazine accounts about people seeing strange objects in the sky. And articles that mention face–‐to–‐face encounters with creatures that seemed human— but were clearly not.” After researching many UFO sightings from 1800s, Torres and his co–‐author picked the most interesting cases to include in the book. “We included many bizarre stories, such as the one about a being from outer space whose spaceship crashed in North Texas and whose body was buried in a lonely Texas cemetery. You will also hear about a flying monster shot by two cowboys outside of Tombstone, Arizona.

Noe Torres is an author, publisher and UFO investigator. He holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has also appeared at the Roswell UFO Festival multiple times.

Ruben Uriarte is a MUFON Field Investigator who is currently the MUFON State Director for Northern California. Ruben and Noe have written five books together:

Mexico’s Roswell, The Other Roswell, Aliens in the Forest, Fallen Angel, and The Coyame Incident. Both have appeared on the History Channel’s “UFO Hunters,” Coast to Coast AM, and the Jeff Rense program. Noe is the creator of the “Border Zone UFO Festivals,” which have been held in Del Rio, Presidio, Laredo, and Edinburg, Texas since 2009.

We are pleased both of these gentlemen are coming for a visit in July. Come and hear a passel of UFO stories from the Old West!

Neighborhood Community Center

1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa 92627

General Admission $15, Members, students with ID: $10


NEXT MONTH: AUGUST 19, our speaker will be PAOLA HARRIS

Event Details

July 15, 2015 @ 7:40 PM Room opens at 7:10 PM

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa 92627

General Admission: $15; Members of MUFON-Orange County and Students with ID: $10