Paso de Ovejas
is a city in Veracruz
. Paso de Ovejas is bordered by
, and Puente Nacional
. It is on the railroad and on
Federal Highways 180 and 190
. José Cardel Murrieta
was born in Paso de Ovejas and died in
Some UFO sightings and alleged chupacabra attacks were reported from this area in early 2002. The government made little notice and claimed the attacks were made by coyotes, where locals said the wounded cattle could not have been hurt in such a fashion by normal coyotes. The attacks ceased after a few days, however, and the ranches there returned to normal operation.
The city of Paso de Ovejas, along with the city of Catemaco, Veracruz, was one of two cities used for most of the filming of Apocalypto (a 2006 film produced by Mel Gibson).