Go Back Report # 1577


May 2, 1978; Escazu, Costa Rica         
6:30 PM.
Eduardo Enrique Lacayo, age 10, was out playing in the front yard of his uncle's house when he saw a cat. He decided to chase it as it ran towards a large empty lot across the street. As he ran towards the field, he suddenly noticed a hovering, silvery, disc-shaped object that emitted a strong yellow light. The UFO resembled two soup plates placed together and was about 15 meters in diameter, and it was hovering at about 200 meters above the ground with a slight wobbling motion. A gray cloud-like mist emerged from the object and descended towards the ground. Stunned, Enrique watched as the mist-like vapor assumed the shape of a human-like figure that remained suspended above the ground. The figure wore a kind of "cape" or long tunic that did not reach its feet, since the witness was able to observe gold-colored, laceless shoes on the figure's feet. The figure was about 170 [centimeters?] meters tall [which would be 5 ft. 7 in. instead of 557 ft. tall]. The cat also apparently observed the spectacle, since the animal's fur stood on end and it quickly scurried from the scene. Eduardo did not notice any facial features on the figure except what appeared to be thin lips. The figure extended its arms at him, as if beckoning him to approach, and it appeared to open its mouth. At this point the boy became afraid and ran quickly away. Looking back, he did not see the figure again, and the UFO rose up into the sky at very high speed.  

(Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Carlos Vilchez.)

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1978 UFO Chronology:            

UFOCAT PRN – 216055        
UFOCAT URN – 216055
NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases by Joan Woodward, © 2009           

Central America - Costa Rica, San José           
Latitude 09-55-08 N, Longitude 084-08-24 W (D-M-S) [populated place]     
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

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