Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Transition: Pedro Ferriz Santacruz (1921-2013)

We have received word from our friends and colleagues at Mexico's C.I.F.E.E.E.A.C research organization that Pedro Ferriz Santacruz (1921-2013), the "Father of Mexican Ufology", has passed away at age 92. Known throughout the Spanish-speaking world for his UFO television program "Un Mundo Nos Vigila" (A World is Watching)in the 1960s and 1970s, Ferriz approached the mystery of UFOs with a sense of awe and respect, although with an undeniable sense of humor that came across in his written work: "The enormity of the universe, and the infinity of time, constitute challenges to the brief life span of man. But if our lives are small, our imagination is so great that we can scour the farthest reaches of the universe with even better tools. Man's fantasy is surpassed only by the infinity of time and the scope of the universe."