Go Back Report # 738


UFO Phenomena in Puerto Rico by Sebastian Robiou L.

Another interesting incident in Puerto Rico took place on August 18, 1968, at 2:30 a.m. at Ramey AFB, and involves Sgt. Thomas Carulli, who signed a statement for APRO. The statement, which was obtained through APRO Field Investigator John R. Artie, an Air Force member now stationed at Beale AFB in California, goes as follows:

"At approximately August 18, 1968, at approximately 2:30 a.m., off Borinquen Beach, Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, fifteen other security policemen and myself observed what was believed to be known as an unidentified flying object.

"Visibility was unlimited. The UFO seemed to be rising from the ocean but when first seen it was appearing to be at a 45-degree angle above the surface and rising. While also rising it seemed to yaw to its sides emitting a very bright, almost florescent light which was similar to that of an unblinking strobe light.

[as printed-CF] ward from within its structures. The reason why it seemed this way was because there appeared to be struts or bars or (you could say) window panes. These struts were verticle (sic) and there were about six of them. They reminded me of the crown on the Statue of Liberty but their greatest width seemed to be in their center.

"When it reached its zenith, which in itself appeared to be no more than 1500 ft. off the ground, it lingered there for a few minutes; all the while it emitted thin light which lit up the whole area which before was in complete darkness.

"It was circular or sphere-like, more like if you held only your fingertips and your wrists together not letting the palms of your hands touch, in fact, if you would do this with your hands and turn your hands to your face with the fingers at eye level this is what the UFO most nearly looked like.

"Its size was close to a half-dollar at arm's length. It emitted no sound. Lights around us didn't dim either. While in its zenith the UFO seemed to pulsate and fluxed from side to side or wobbled. Then another orb of light came from it.

"This was a light about the size of a dime held at arm's length. It stayed by the side of the first UFO, then it too fluxed or wobbled and shot straight upwards until it was nearly invisible. Then it just seemed to hang there almost indistinguishable from the other stars. After two or three more minutes passed, the first UFO wobbled, turned on its side and darted upwards and outwards in a north-north-westerly direction until it disappeared.

"This whole spectacular phenomenon took about 12-17 minutes in its entirety."

This reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, November/December 1970, pp. 6-7


UFOCAT URN 090439 The APRO Bulletin, November/December 1970, pp. 6-7 (Above)

UFOCAT URN NONE Manifiesto OVNI by Sebastian Robiou L., p. 192-3, date unknown.

UFOCAT URN 178846 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 08467 2002

Caribbean Sea - Puerto Rico, Aguadilla

Borinquen Point Latitude 18-29 N, 67-10 W (D-M)

Reference: Gazetteer No. 38, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands and Other Islands and Banks in the Caribbean, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1958.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 18.45 N, 67.20 W (D.%)


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