Guillermo del Toro is known for his great imagination and for conjuring monsters and mythological beings in his films. Previously, the Mexican director has talked about experiences with possible ghosts in his childhood, and recently told James Cameron a fascinating experience in which he spotted a UFO. Surely, these experiences stimulated his imagination early and made him open to the supernatural.
Speaking with Cameron about the power of science fiction as a genre that makes us think about the vastness of the universe, Del Toro mentioned an experience he lived as a teenager and that opened his mind to the possibility of a reality beyond than we know and even imagine, something that "is beyond nature ... There is no doubt in my mind that there is something more vast ... I saw a UFO."
When he was 15 or 16 years old, says Del Toro, he and a friend parked at the side of the road with a six pack of beers - which they didn't open, says the director. They were watching the stars and talking when "a non-linear light" appeared that moved everywhere on the horizon, obviously, with a technology never seen before. The young men honked the horn and threw the headlight on it, and the UFO reacted by approaching. Del Toro points out that the device was "poorly designed." It was a flying saucer with spinning lights. The typical UFO of the classical era. "I know it's a disappointment, but it was, " he says. The experience was not very pleasant: at first they felt astonishment, then panic, and in the end they ran away in their vehicle. Cameron says that surely the aliens - or who they were - had fun frightening them.
Via Daily Grail