During the past several years, Mexico has been the location of several amazing UFO sightings and encounters. The well-known “Mexican UFO wave of the 1990s,” produced a wealth of amazing video and photographs of unidentified flying objects. It created relations between American and Mexican researchers as huge amounts of information reached the world. Indeed, the country of Mexico is no stranger to the overwhelming amount of extraordinary aerial objects that continuously fly through its skies to this day.
Yet, long before the 1990s UFO wave over Mexico occurred, another high-flying body was seen passing over the country of Mexico that also amazed countless numbers of watchers. This high-flier, not an extraterrestrial being by any means, is a robust man who actually hails from Mexico City, Mexico. He is wrestler great Mil Mascaras, known as the “Man of a Thousand Masks” and the man of a thousand holds and maneuvers.
Mascaras, whose real name is Aaron Rodriguez is a body builder, trained wrestler and martial artist and recognized by many as the greatest scientific wrestler of our time. Throughout his career, he held the Americas Heavyweight Championship, the Americas Tag Team Championship and the coveted International Wrestling Association Championship belt. In Latin America, Mascaras is also a well-known movie star who portrays a caped hero, never in need of body padding for his part.
Most interesting though, Mil Mascaras has actually hidden the identity of his face behind those thousand illustrious masks for the past 45-years. During his entire wrestling career, Mascaras was never unmasked in the ring and as a movie star; his face has still never been seen on the screen. For several decades, the high-flying masked man traveled throughout the world and wrestled to countless sold out crowds. Using his patented “Plancha” and “Tope” maneuvers, Mascaras has thrilled his millions of fans in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States.
Recently, the semi-retired wrestler known as the “Man of a Thousand Masks,” made a rare appearance in the United States from his native homeland of Mexico. On September 11, 2010, Mil Mascaras appeared at the “Wrestling Reunion” convention held in Rahway, New Jersey at the Rahway Recreation Center. Attending the jam-packed event were Mascaras fans, author/illustrator Frank C. Feschino, Jr. and his 14-year old nephew Alexander Feschino.
The Feschinos met with New Jersey promoter Thomas Rivera, who promptly escorted them to Mascaras’ table at ringside where they were introduced to the legendary masked man. The soft-spoken masked superstar courteously greeted Frank and Alex and then chatted with them for a while. After several photos and a few autographs later, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. then signed a copy of his UFO book, “Shoot Them Down,” to the interested Mexican superstar and presented it to him. These are some of the photographs from Frank and Alex Feschino’s meeting with Mil Mascaras that afternoon in Rahway, NJ.
Frank and Mil Mascaras shake hands at ring-side.