Go Back Report # 366


       Four days 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 "buzzing" sound.

       When 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 pattern.

This reference: UFOs Over The Americas, by Jim & Coral Lorenzen, pp. 54-55, © 1968         

UFOCAT 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 - Venezuela

Salina               Latitude 10-36-32 N, Longitude 62-16-39 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/

Arrecifes           Latitude 10-35 N, Longitude 67-05 W (D-M)

Maiquetía         Latitude 10-36 N, Longitude 66-57 W (Near Caracas)

Reference: 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]  


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