The first thing I did the day after was, obviously, to read thoroughly
the newspapers. After all this has always been my preferred source
for this subject. The main flaw is that it doesn't deepens enough
or misconstrue in some way the facts, but has the advantage that offers
fresh data, which have not had time to be twisted for any purpose. The books
about this subject offer a wider content but must be read standing a little off.
There was no new about. I was surprised because in such a place and time they
should have been certainly more people in a better position than I, for instance
around Pedralbes, coming down over any bulevard. It wasn't so, however.
May be we are too much absorbed with our daily duties, or perhaps if anyone
saw anything he decided not to say anything.
In fact I hadn't seen too much. Only some showy details.
It didn't make sense to tell my case to the press. Even, a funny guy used
by this time to call by phone at random to tell everybody he was from Ganimedes.
It was only by the end December when I read, in ABC, I believe, that near
Toulouse (south of France) the pilots of a commercial flight reported about two
planes at a lower level "landing backwards". No need to say that the planes
have a frontal light which forms a long and bright band on misty weather.
This light is used to enlight the runaway when landing in the dark.
The cases I mention here are mostly from the local press.
As long as I will not get any authorization to reproduce them I'll just outline.
Who could be interested will have to consult a newspapers library.
Daily "Avui", Thursday April 1, 1993.
Article of C. Sabaté and J. Serrat about some lights seen over Catalonia.
Ilustration of Balcells showing a long "trail" alike this one I saw.
El Periódico, Thursday April 1, 1993.
Lights, balls and trails over Barcelona city and L'Hospitalet (just aside).
La Vanguardia, Wenesday October 5, 1994.
Letters from the readers: Ufo above "El Vendrell"
Signed by Fernando Guirao, from Castelldefels.
Writes about lights and a trail.
La Vanguardia, Thursday October 13, 1994.
Letters from the readers: Ufo above "El Vendrell"
Signed by Teresa Cañizares, de Tordera.
Writes about lights and a trail, seen September 25, 1994.
La Vanguardia, Wenesday October 19, 1994.
Letters from the readers: Ufo above "El Vendrell"
Signed by José Alvarez López, de Oviedo.
Writes about lights and a trail, seen September 25, 1994, in travel.
Some days later:
The usual "know-it-all", killing the joy.(search him if you like)
Well, it seems nobody gives permission nor denies.
I shall also set myself up as reporter.
To begin, I'll tell the case of Joël Moraine, a joung
internaut I just met here, sitting at the next computer.
It happened in August 1980, in the south of France, in a middle point
between Toulon and Nice, more exactly between Ste. Maxime and St. Raphaël,
near the coast.
There was a training military center, Camp de Congers, were our witness
fulfilled his military service.
One night, around ten o clock, after dark, it was told in the camp
that a "light" had been seen falling behind a near hill.
With no much reflection, our witness and a friend decided
to venture field across taking advantage of the full moon, which
allowed to go. They climbed up the hill and once there they looked
around and didn't see anything special.
Our main witness has always been fond of looking the starring sky,
then he explored the vault and fixed on the left of the moon, some
diameters apart, one bright point more intense than he was used to see
and which varied in bright and size. It went on so for some 5
minutes, until, all of a sudden, in a fraction of second, "this"
turned into a white luminous ovale (at least so looked out to our witnesses)
"really huge" (they said), a little on the left of the previous direction,
covering the position of the point previously observed.
They felt as the "thing" just fell on them
and their reaction was to crouch among the rocks.
(Just hearing the tale is impressing).
Just a moment later, as they felt the danger was over, they turned
their eyes to the sky and the saw a luminous triangle. Two vertices up
and one down. All three vertices were lights of different colors and
the sides of the triangle looked like white beam lights. This traveled "frontally" to the
right. The witness doesn't remember exactly what happened with the white
ovale. Either desapeared (more likely) or still existed but they fixed their
attention in the surprising triangle.
They did not see any outline, but
this triangle could be part of a bigger object.
This the triangle went on to the right an then up very quickly until it
reached the starting point.
Once there, high in the sky, from this white point went out another one
smaller. It went apart towards the moon and then, from the
witnesses place of view, made a tour round the moon in a counterclockwise
path until it rejoined the first which remained waiting in place.
After, the point seemed to escape to the deep sky.
This last performance doesn't seem to have to much sense if not seen
just from the position of the witnesses, thus I would interpret it
as a message: "Bye, we go to the moon."
Out of the cases told in the newspapers this last years
one of them stands for me specialy out because his protagonist
happened to explain his case himself in TV.
As announced for this ocasion, he appeared just in time
in TVE (the only TV chain, the national, by this time, in the 70's),
in a very sober studio, without the fanfare of the present ones.
He was a very popular person: Mr. Rafael Peralta, well known, as well as
his brother, as "rejoneadores" (toreadors riding a horse, armed with a spear).
He told, quite calm, that, as he was traveling in his car from
Huelva to Sevilla (South of Spain), he saw some intermittent lights in a clearing
in a grove on his right. He thought it was an ambulance
helping some accidented, thus he decided to stop
and see if he could help in any way.
When he reached the place he discovered that the lights were of any
ambulance at all, but of a flying saucer landed on the opposite side of the field.
Perhaps at some tenths of meters.
Right after this he realised that at his right, a few meters apart, was standing
a vertical metalic cilinder of almost 2 meter high levitating at some 30 cm
from the ground. The upper end was round, the lower rather flat
with rounded borders.
He decided to come near to see it closer and observed that the lower half
wasn't even, but regularly swollen ("michelin"-like). It seemed to have
two half lateral parts, like joined legs, as a vertical divisory line
could be remarked in this lower portion. Also, in the middle front zone
it had like a control panel with pilots and other accesories. Some
alike to a house gate intercom.
At this moment, the "panel" emitted a sound, similar to that one
we can hear listening short wave radio communications, facsimil-like (gli-gli-gli),
as seized by the witness. He imagined that a meningless message was been sent to him.
Then he answered "what do you say?" (southern speaking way), shaking at the
same time both arms (opening them and rising the hands).
As a result of this the cilinder took to his heels, keeping the vertical
stand, towards the "saucer" and in a few seconds reached its back side.
(Perhaps entered it across an entrance behind).
Inmediatly after the object left off and desapeared in the sky.
"I never saw in my life anyone running this way", said the witness.
I had the opportunity to review the local newspapers of these days and found
in ABC (I don't remember the date) the sketch of the cilinder drawn by the
witness itself. This cilinder could be a robot or a sound or, much better,
a pessurized capsule, analogous to a diving bell.
Inside it could have been an alien, which had emited the strange sound
through the intercom.
It is self-evident that it happened a miscommunication. The communication process
starts when the saucer announces itself with the intermittent lights,
which is not very usual. Usualy they prefer to remain unnoticed.
The witness answers to the lights by the fact of coming.
It looks as planned. There is a host waiting for someone strategicaly
placed. This accepts being approached by the witness,
what seems to agree with a previously established protocol. The cilinder
sends its message but the answer doesn't agree and the process aborts.
If the answer wasn't right could be because it wasn't given in the right
language. Perhaps they were waiting for someone with a similar look,
for the witness' appearance caused no reaction, but it could also
be that he was not the right one. Then it could be a first deceiving contact
or a failed meeting with a human (or disguised alien) who should
communicate in such a language.
One other case that I can remember, read in La Vanguardia, cited sources
of the NASA in a paragraph of a large article. It seemed that some
astronauts observed from the shuttle one bright point whose path
indicated it was in the way to enter our atmosphere to land.
In a given moment, from several points of our upper atmosphere
arose other luminous points converging to that one coming.
When they approached to it, this made a sudden move and took an escaping
path at high speed.
This reminds me the series Cosmos, of Carl Sagan, where this talks
about the posibility of being already part, without our knowledge,
of some galactic civilization, which could not be the only one.
May be the true galactic war is rather "cold", made of stealth, secrets
The video record made in Bogotá
in December 20, 1999, showing an object,
jet-propelled has been shown on TV worlwide. The record is said to be in
the hands of the NASA. Hopefully we see any day an improved version.
I've been able to see on TV only the jet, for some seconds. It looks
alike to that one I show in the main page.
I haven't seen the object itself. May be the object "encloses" itself
in a bubble from which ejects its physical presence in the tridimensional
space. The light coming from behind goes around and keep its normal
path on the other side, so that from any direction
appears transparent. Only the light generated inside (the trail)
could be visible from outside, superimposed to the background.
May be it puts out the inert and gravitational mass
(which are equivalent, according to the General Theory of the Relativity).
So they could afford the surprising accelerations,
feints and speeds observed, as well as the trips
between planets at the least cost.
The theory of the bubble for interplanetary travels was exposed
by Miguel Alcubierre, mexican physicist (See Science et Vie, Oct. 99,
and Scientific American).
In my opinion the relativistic contraction of the time could not be avoided.
If this posibility were true, the camouflage bubble could not be perfect,
because at its center should be a singularity:
the light passing through it could have a "doubt" to decide to pass by one side
or the other. The center of the bubble should be in some way visible,
either as a dark spot, or a misty or a shining ball.
(blue, white or orange balls have been seen many times floating in the air)
Past February 22, 2000, La vanguardia did an excellent coverage of a new
about two burned circles in a barley crop, in Els Omellons, a small village
of 270 inhabitants near Les Borges blanques, in the county of
Les Garrigues (Lérida). Placed at some 100 km westward
of Barcelone and 40 km before Lérida, near the highway
(some 20 km). As the publisher doesn't deign to answer, I don't know if I can
reproduce the article, but a facsimil can be found here.
After studying the coverage and the picture I am prone to believe that
it has happened a landing (or attempt) of two saucers. Imagining further, perhaps
for a change of crew. In the sketch here below I illustrate my guess. The black
circles show the area affected, but the crop is not really blackburnt, but only
"withered" and it looks like dry straw.
The newspaper "El Periódico" publishes on March 8, 2000, a short coverage
by Josep Tarragona offering the preliminary results of the
Instituto de Investigaciones Espaciales Exobiológicas (IIEE) and the magazine Karma-7.
They point out that the affected area seems to have been irradiated with microwaves.
The centered circle on the left
its suppoused to be 26 m in diameter.
The right one could have 36 m. It's reasonable,
according to the sketches of the saucers,
that they use periferic as well as central
propulsion. May be the small ones have only "central".|
|A better report, in spanish|
Otras marcas en un campo de trigo en Yugoslavia,
del 30 de Mayo de 2001, en Odzaci
In the islamic world the news about apparitions are
uncommon, but I remember a comment on TV years ago about some
smoke or vapor written signals hight in the Argelian sky,
in arabic writing and with a clear religious meaning.
Just notice that the Islam is against idols, what means that avoids
image's cult, while the calligraphy is highly appreciated.