Go Back Report # 441


Underwater UFO Base Off Venezuela?

On March 30, 1973, the papers carried an account of the experiences of Armando Silva of "La Salina," near Carayaca, who told the press that on March 28/29 he and his wife had had a strange experience at their country house, which is near the seashore. On the evening of the 28th, they had seen two elongated bluish objects flying at great height. Then, at about 1.00 a.m. on the 29th, they had both been awakened by a sensation of enormous heat. The wife went to the balcony and looked out towards the sea, and beheld "two long blue flying things like capsules, not very big; they were the same as we had seen the previous evening. They were of a vivid blue colour, and so close that I am absolutely sure of what I saw. When they came nearer to the shore they shone as brightly as the sun. One of them dropped into the sea, submerged, and then came out again. The second one also dropped into the sea, lay still awhile, and then moved nearer to the first one." (From Senora Silva's letter to the Editor of Ultimas Noticias, Caracas newspaper.)

Senora Silva said her sighting of these two objects lasted about fifteen minutes, and ended when she watched them both take off from the water and vanish in the sky at a staggering speed.

After the craft had departed the temperature in their house seemed to return to normal and the Silvas were able to sleep again.

The account given by the husband is even more interesting, for it seems that while his wife watched from the balcony, he went out of the house to take a closer look. As he described it to the press: "I was terrified when, at one of the small windows on the strange little object that came down from the sky and fell into the sea a few metres from the shore, I saw a tiny figure, like a five-year-old child, and wearing on its head what looked like a great gourd. I cannot say for sure that it was an intelligent being, since I only saw half of its body and its head which, as I say, looked like a gourd. Nor did I see any arms. And I didn't wait to see whether it made any movement, for I took to my heels and ran into the house, where my wife was watching, from the balcony, the two things which had come down from the sky and were bobbing up and down there in the water."

This Reference Is The Original: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1975, Underwater UFO Base Off Venezuela? By Gordon Creighton, pp. 11-12

UFOCAT PRN 86755 [DOS: 03-28-1973]

UFOCAT URN 086755 Flying Saucer Review, June 1975, p. 11

UFOCAT PRN 86756 [DOS: 03-29-1973]

UFOCAT URN 086756 Flying Saucer Review, June 1975, p. 11

UFOCAT URN NONE Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by J & C Bord, p. 172

UFOCAT URN 116703 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A1592, by D. Webb

No date

UFOCAT URN 171134 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX 2002

South America - Venezuela

La Salina Latitude 10-32 N, Longitude 67-07 W (D-M)

Carayaca Latitude 10-36 N, Longitude 62-16 W

Reference: Venezuela Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1961.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 10.57 N, Longitude 67.12 W (D-M)


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