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Caracas UFO Sighting - July 31, 1974 Article

From: David Biedny <dbiedny.nul>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:48:14 -0400
Archived: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:47:14 -0400
Subject: Caracas UFO Sighting - July 31, 1974 Article


I have publicly spoken about a UFO sighting I was part of in the
summer of 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela with my brother Barry, my
parents, and many other people. I received an email today from
Hector Escelante, a Venezuelan UFO researcher, who was finally
able to track down the newspaper piece that showed up on the
front page of a paper called "2001", here is the scan of the
cover of the August 1, 1974 edition:


Here is a rough translation provided to me by Hector, I'll try
to clean it up in the next few days...


Mysterious Objects Caracas Sky
Thousands of people saw and radar captured nothing Maiquetia
By Eduardo Suarez

Caracas, Thursday August 1, 1974. Until this morning there was
no explanation for the phenomenon that worried last night
thousands of Caracas and was immediately associated with the
controversial idea of "flying saucers", when an overflight swift
four luminous objects crossed the sky of the capital in about 15

Further complicating the interpretation of the unusual fact that
version was not night flights of combat aircraft and the Radar
Operations Center in Maiquet=EDa, where objects were also spotted,
did not record anything on the screens of their various systems.

West-East Direction

The passage of unidentified flying objects was seen by thousands
of people and in the writing of "2001" is received after 11:30
last night dozens of phone calls requesting information.

This newspaper journalists returning from a fact-finding mission
in Maiquet=EDa, also noted the passage of luminous objects and
other people who sighted as far away as Catia or Prados del

One of the witnesses was a captain of a commercial airline,
whose name reserve and who provided a more accurate version,
according to your logic skills aeronautics.

Our informant explained that it was a formation of four luminous
objects-a main, tail, and three acting as "bodyguards" and left
a bright tail as it passes through the sky that appeared in the
south of Caracas 11:30 pm.

The formation was located at an elevation of ten to fifteen
degrees above the horizon and across the sky Caracas in West-
East direction, at an enormous speed.

The four items were lost-to our informant, which was located in
Prados del Este-after Petare Hills, La Lagunita sector. All the
way was covered by flying objects in no more than 20 seconds, at
a speed higher than that of any known jet without noise.

This version was confirmed by passersby on Avenida San Martin,
as well as by others in the center of the capital and even by
residents of Los Ruices.

In Miraflores And Maiquetia

The news of the sudden and inexplicable appearance of flying
objects was known even in the Miraflores Palace where at that
time the President Carlos Andres Perez and his Cabinet held a
long meeting, resulting in dozens of journalists waited. The
fact was the subject of many comments although there was no
formal interpretation of what happened.

Possibly official body, the Radar Operations Center in Maiquet=EDa
reported flying objects had been detected visually, but that no
electronic device recorded his stint as would have happened if
it had been airplanes.

The issue took incredible trim when it was established that no
commercial flight had passed over Caracas and self Aviation
General Command had asked about reports Maiquet=EDa, proving that
it was not the night exercise supersonic fighter-bombers "Mirage
"as some people thought.

This request for information have also been made, it was learned
in Miraflores, by the Ministry of Defense, which confirms the
absence of any flight over the skies of Caracas.

In the morning it was possible to know that the luminous objects
were seen minutes before 11:30 pm on Maracay and Valencia, where
the proximity of the Black Palo airbase also thought night

That version was discarded as the others and this morning there
was no explanation for the strange phenomenon, expected that
Cagigal Observatory report on the last possibility: that it is a
meteor shower, though many eliminate it in advance, since
meteorites fall into semiverticales paths and do not move
horizontally and less with changes, as happened last night.


And here is the link to the original Paracast episode with me
and my brother Barry:


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