25, 1986, at about 9:00 A.M., in clear weather, Joaquin U.A., a
forty-year-old farm manager, and Ronald-Alberto L.A., a twenty-three year-old
farmer, saw an object
above the surface of the lake. Interviewed two weeks later at the site
by Ricardo and Carlos Vilchez, they drew pictures
of what they had seen and gave a detailed description of the events.
saw, about 1,800 feet away, a row or post-like cylinders reaching about three feet above the
surface of the lake, which was quiet and flat as a mirror. Then they
again saw a series of objects sticking out about three feet above the water
and three feet apart. By then they had driven their tractor much closer to
the lake, and they could clearly observe the cylinders, which were of a dark
hue, either gray or coffee-colored. After five or ten minutes the objects
disappeared, the emerged portions tilting together as if they were attached
to a single submerged
structure, and the whole thing disappeared with much turmoil and waves.
This reference: Confrontations, by Jacques Vallee, p.
52, © 1990
Original reference: February 1979 edition of “Notiziario UFO”, journal of Italy’s Centro Ufologico Nazionale.
UFOCAT PRN – 114189
UFOCAT URN – 114189 Confrontations, by Jacques Vallee,
p. 60, © 1990
UFOCAT URN – NONE
The UFO Enigma by Peter A. Sturrock, pp
Note: This lake “Lago de Cote, Costa Rica” was also the site of an earlier
important sighting with photographic proof. It is not included here as it was
not water related. The date of that sighting was 09-04-1971 (See The UFO
Evidence, Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, pp. 289-291)-CF-
Central America – Costa Rico
Lago de Cote - Latitude 10-35 N, Longitude 84-56 W (D-M)
This reference: Gazetteer of Costa Rico, Names approved
by the United States Board on Geographic Names, Defense Mapping Agency,
Washington D.C., June 1983, p. 29.
UFO Location (UFOCAT)
Latitude 10.53 N, Longitude 85.17 W (D.%) [Arenal]