By Mary Joyce, website editor
Michael Johnson has been surfing since he was 10 years old and his passion for riding the waves has taken him to the shores of many countries.
In the 1980s, when he and a friend were on the coast of Belize, they decided to travel inland to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala. They experienced so much more than they ever expected.
“We just happened to arrive there when a big full moon ceremony was going on,” Michael explained. “It was kind of a magical place and real primitive then.
“Just before sunset, we climbed up Temple Four which is the highest structure in Tikal. A lot of people were up there – a sundown party almost.
“So the sun goes down and the full moon pops up and the triple canopy jungle about 120 feet below us came alive with animals, birds, flocks of toucans and monkeys. It was all so enchanting. We were the last ones to leave.
“As we were climbing down the pyramid, here come the guards. They asked us ‘Is anyone else up there?’ We said ‘Yeah,’ and as the guards climbed up the pyramid, we took off into the jungle and hid. We were supposed to be out of there by then but we stayed at the ruins all night taking photos.
“As it was getting toward sunrise, we were sitting in the Plaza Major thinking we should leave when animals from the jungle – coatimundi, small foxes, marsupials – started coming out of the jungle and checking us up. I guess they felt we were no threat.
“When we looked over toward one of them, we saw two very tall Nordic ETs, a male and a female, walking toward us. It wasn’t like they were actually walking or hiking; they were gliding along toward us. They obviously knew we were there but they made no attempt to look at us or acknowledge us, they just glided around us.
“They were about seven feet tall. The man and the woman both had long silver-blond hair. Their clothing was almost like plain Guatemalan clothes, maybe to better blend in. They were definitely different.
“After the couple disappeared behind the ruins, my friend and I looked at each other and we both said, ‘Wow, did you see that?’
“Why they made their presence known to us, I don’t know, but I have had an interest in UFOs since I saw my first one in Wilmington, NC when I was 14 years old.”
FOOTNOTE: Michael Johnson (L) has made El Salvador his home since 1994. Evelyn Gordon, co-founder of this website, and I met with him when he was in Myrtle Beach, SC in June 2016.
He was in the U.S. taking care of family business and fixing up an old ambulance for the people
of his village in El Salvador. He is known by the villagers as Senor Pescado, or Mr. Fisherman, because he’s the owner of a fishing business.
He says he loves helping “God’s flock of poor humble people,” adding that “they are very spiritual and appreciative and by helping them, their spiritual light can grow bigger.”