...A similar incident, extremely important for its details, happened early one morning in December 1995 when another unknown flying object, of ovoid shape, was encountered by a helicopter (belonging to the Rapid Action Air Division (F.U.R.A.) of the Puerto Rico Police) in the vicinity of the island called Caya [sic-Caja] de Muerto (Dead Man's Chest) lying to the southeast of the town of Ponce.
A high-ranking officer of the police, as he was driving at about 2:00 a.m. along the old highway from Ponce to the port of Santa Isabel, noticed a luminous object flying near the island in question (Caya [sic] de Muerto). He immediately contacted the Ponce Police Hqrs. by radio and ordered that a unit of the F.U.R.A. should go up to investigate that unknown flying thing as he felt it might be an aircraft engaged in illegal drug-smugggling [sic].
At once a full team, including a captain and several FURA men, plus a "gunner," boarded one of the Rapid Action Police Division's powerful helicopters based at the Mercedita Airport. What they encountered was a big, beautifully illuminated flying saucer which, as they approached, performed a "leap" in the sky and took up position near the Caya [sic] de Muerto Island. Then, at tremendous speed, it did a second jump, and was there right in front of them, stationary! Then the helicopter seemed to come under the UFO’s control, for it too was held there, stationary, despite all the efforts of the panicking crew. The helicopter still continued simply to hang there, with its rotor blades still revolving.
This situation lasted for a few minutes, until suddenly the force from the UFO that was holding them seemed to end and they were once more able to control their craft. Simultaneously the huge UFO vanished in the night sky.
The crew flew back to their base, landing there with some difficulty as there was a problem with the helicopter. On examination after landing, they found that one of its turbines was burnt out.
Alarmed and thoroughly shaken, they put in a full report to the police and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
Following that, however, they were subjected to intensely unjust treatment, harassed, reprimanded, given psychiatric and psychological tests and, on top of all that, forbidden to speak of what had happened — especially about the huge UFO! And they were also forbidden to do any flying for six months.
Reference for the above text is: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 44/1, spring 1999, p. 11, “The Alien Presence in our Seas” by Jorge Martín.
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
Central America – Puerto Rico
Caja de Muerto Latitude 17-53-42 N, Longitude 066-31-16 W (D-M-S)
Ponce Latitude 18-00-40 N, Longitude 066-36-51 W
Santa Isabel Latitude 17-57-58 N, Longitude 066-24-18 W
Mercedita Airport Latitude 18-00-28 N, Longitude 066-33-40 W
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