later, on the 8th, Evangelic Pastor Estanislao Lugo
Contreras of Salina, Venezuela, was at the shore shortly after dark when he
saw an object which he described as disc-shaped and giving off a very bright
orange glow. The disc rose out of the sea at about 500 meters (1650 feet)
from shore, hovered for a few seconds, then, as in the Yepes
incident; rose obliquely into the sky, disappearing within seconds. Unlike Yepes, Pastor Contreras heard what he described as a
he first noticed the phenomenon, Contreras was attracted by the fact that the sea started to
"wrinkle up" or "stir up" in a vast round area.
The color of the water in that particular area--Salina is six miles north of
the resort city of Arrecifes--is much darker than
elsewhere nearby, so the change was easily noticeable. A few moments after
the stirring up was noticed, the water began to turn a lighter hue, then a
light-blue shade which was very intense. The area continued to grow lighter,
then turned whitish, then yellowish, and lastly a brilliant orange shade.
Contreras then noticed the sound of the object, which he described as
"intense and deafening"; he also felt a tingling sensation in his feet. At this point
the huge "pancake"-shaped object emerged from the sea, hovered,
and left toward Maiquetía in a slanting ascending
reference: UFOs Over The Americas, by Jim & Coral Lorenzen,
pp. 54-55, © 1968
PRN – 56825
UFOCAT URN – 056825 UFOs Over the Americas by Jim and
Coral Lorenzen, p. 54 © 1968
UFOCAT URN – 045801 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J.
Vallee # 867 © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 045802 Special report on 1968 cases © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 045800 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2682
by L Schoenherr. No © date.
UFOCAT URN – 170798 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # XXXXXX © 2002
South America -
Salina Latitude 10-36-32 N, Longitude
62-16-39 W (D-M-S)
Arrecifes Latitude 10-35 N, Longitude 67-05 W (D-M)
Maiquetía Latitude 10-36 N, Longitude 66-57 W (Near
Venezuela Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the
Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1961.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 10.60 N, Longitude 67.15 W (D.%) [URN 170798]