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 Folks, 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: http://tinyurl.com/lhzckjl 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 seconds. 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 Este. 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 exercises. 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: http://www.theparacast.com/podcasts/paracast_060328.mp3 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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