UFOs FROM OUT OF THE SEA
Discussing the widely held belief
about underwater bases, the press interviewed a Sr. Julian Hidalgo Montezuma,
a night-watchman, who said he recently saw UFOs over Macuto and Naiguata. He said he had seen several "orange
lights," tubular in shape, "like our rockets," rise up out of the water far
out at sea and vanish into the sky. On other occasions he had also watched them emerge and then
fly off eastwards along the Venezuelan coast. Sometimes he has seen
them emerge several times in one night, and, like many others in Venezuela, he
advanced the view that there might be a vast submerged
"mother-ship" out there.
the night of March 25/26, 1973, the craft were seen again over La Guaira and various other coastal towns. Some witnesses spoke of seeing
UFOs rise out of the sea and fly southwards over Venezuela. Others spoke of
seeing them flying them East to West.
At 6.30 p.m., from near the great Maiquetia International Airport,
witnesses saw a luminous UFO at great height over Macuto.
It then came over the Airport, halted there for about half a minute, and then
made off rapidly towards the El Avila Range (southwards from Caracas and La Guaira).
witness, Pedro Pena, who lives close to the Airport and so is well acquainted
with aircraft, said that he saw a UFO, which was at first of a bright
light-green colour. Then it became an opaque orange
while stationary over the Airport, finally turning to a vivid white as it
moved off and vanished. He had the impression that it was rotating.
Carmelo Panfri Salazar,
a municipal sanitary employee, also said he saw a UFO rise up out of the sea and move south towards
El Avila Range. Nor, he added, was this the first time; indeed, anybody could see it
happening, any evening, between 6 and 7 p.m. He said the craft rise from the
sea far out, opposite the La Guaira Marine
Passenger Terminal, and head at incredible speed southwards towards El Avila Range.
concurred with Pedro
Pena about the colour-change sequence, running from red via orange to
vivid white, and also on the apparent change of shape to oval, as mentioned
by the night-watchman Montezuma.
Pedro Pena's statements were
backed by fellow-witnesses: his brother Carlos
and his friend Luis Perez, and Salazar's were backed by Donato Garcia who, from a window of his
flat saw "a thing like a saucer" emerge from the sea.
Reference Is The Original: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 21, No. 1,
January/February 1975, p. 11, Underwater UFO Base Off Venezuela? by Gordon
PRN – 86748 [DOS: 03-??-1973]
URN – 86748 Flying Saucer Review, June 1975, p. 11
PRN –86749 [DOS: 03-25-1973]
URN – 86749 Flying Saucer Review, June 1975, p. 11
South America – Venezuela
10-37 N, Longitude 66-53 W (D-M)
10-37 N, Longitude 66-44 W
La Guaira Latitude
10-36 N, Longitude 66-56 W
El Avila Range Unable
Reference: Venezuela Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of
Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington,
D.C., August 1961.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude
10.62 N, Longitude 66.88 W (D.%) [Macuto]
N, Longitude 66.94 W [La Guaira]