[Name and address deleted]
MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO
26 October 1952
SUBJECT: Report of Unusual Aerial Observation
TO : Civilian Saucer Investigation, Box 1971, Main Post Office
Los Angeles, 53, California
On the evening
of October 6, 1952, my
wife and I were driving along the Guanajibo Road
(which follows the shoreline) of Mayagüez. At
exactly 7:20 p.m., I became aware that there was a very bright light, white
in color, in the sky out
over the ocean just off the shore of the Columbus Landing Housing
Settlement. Closer observation showed that the light was moving in the
general direction of Cabo Rojo,
or more specifically in a southwesterly direction.
drove out [on?] the road almost to Punta Guanajibo, and by that time the light was over the ocean,
apparently near the horizon, at a point somewhere west of Punta Cabo Rojo, or the Cabo Rojo lighthouse.
light approached the horizon, a very unusual thing occurred. The light hung
motionless in the air for several minutes and began to change colors. The
change of colors, however, was a gradual blending off (sic-of) from white into a red, into a green, into a blue, and
back into a white, etc. A
bright reflection was cast across the water, and a wide area around
the vicinity of the light was illuminated with a luminous glow.
fact, the wide, brilliantly illuminated area on the horizon seems to indicate
that at that time the
object was either very near to or relatively near to the ocean.
After perhaps five minutes, the object dropped either
behind the horizon or into the water, for the object itself disappeared.
The brilliant, luminous glow continued, however, constantly changing its
colors. The object itself was out of sight, at my point of observation, for
about twenty minutes, but the luminous, brilliant glow was visible all of
again appeared above the horizon as a bright point of red light and began to
work its way northwestward along the horizon and quite close to the horizon.
impossible to estimate the speed of the object, although its speed was not
constant, since we could not possibly know how far away the object was.
However, the maneuvers it performed do, I am convinced, eliminate the
possibility of it having been any conventional aircraft.
At times it
would move straight upward, hover in the air, move sideward, drop straight down, move horizontally, etc. At one point
it moved upward by a series of zigzags, completely reversing its direction on
each time. Occasionally it would hover in the air in an indecisive manner,
just as a butterfly does while hovering above a flower.
of erratic, apparently purposeless maneuvers continued with the object
constantly working its way northwestward until by 8:00 p.m., the point of
light became so dim that it could no longer be seen.
has not been submitted earlier, since I have attempted to locate other
persons who might have been in a better position than I to observe this
phenomenon. I went to the lighthouse at Punta Cabo Rojo and discussed this with the lighthouse keeper. He
informed me that he had not seen the phenomenon I described, but that at that
date and time, he was not in a position to have seen it.
reference: Letter to Civilian Saucer Investigation of Los Angeles,
California. With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO
Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
America – Puerto Rico, Mayagüez/ Cabo Rojo. Body of water - Caribbean Sea
Mayagüez Latitude 18-12-04 N,
Longitude 67-08-23 W (D-M-S)
Cabo Rojo Latitude 18-05-12 N, Longitude 67-08-45 W
Cabo Rojo Latitude 17-56-16 N, Longitude 67-11-23 W
Guanajibo Latitude 18-09-55 N, Longitude 67-11-05 W
Columbus Landing Housing Settlement
Columbus Landing Latitude
18-11-55 N, Longitude 67-09-06 W