Go Back Report # 739

08-23-1969               MISIDENTIFICATION


23 August 1969 (00:00) Mataró  (Barcelona, Spain)  Approximate date         

Two witnesses, Sr. Pedro Queralt and another person who were at the seaside, observed a luminous object that came down to the water level. It was just a light without structure, larger than a star, scintillating, and white. It disappeared, reappeared, rose at increasing speed, and was lost to sight. The sighting lasted about 10 minutes.  (CEI, EOF.)

Text deleted since subsequent investigation leads to belief that this is “not a close encounter; distant sighting; closeness to water because of illusion; probably in the horizon. Deleted from the landing catalog.                                                                                                                         

This per e-mail from Vincente-Juan Ballester Olmos who published the original catalog of sightings, A Catalogue of 200 Type-1 UFO Events in Spain and Portugal.           

UFOCAT PRN - 78297

UFOCAT URN – 078297 A Catalogue of 200 Type-1 UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, #114

UFOCAT URN – 176753 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 08932, © 2002      

Europe – Spain, Barcelona

Mataró             Latitude 41-32 N, Longitude 2-27 E (D-M)

Reference: Spain and Andorra Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1961      

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 41.53N, Longitude 2.45E (D.%)

                                      Latitude 41.57N, Longitude 2.42E [URN 176753]     


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