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fishermen of this coastal community have undergone an amazing number of
experiences with unidentified flying objects ever since activity started up
once more during the late 1980’s. Researchers Jaime Franco, Jorge Martín and Argentina’s Guillermo Aldunati,
who happened to be on the island for a series of lectures, looked into the
claims of these individuals.
Ramón Váquez, one of the fishermen interviewed, informed the
researchers that in 1987,
he and his friends were fishing at a location known as El Manguillo,
near the Peña Blanca sector, at around half past
midnight. As they performed their work, a round “thing”, described as very large and bright,
plummeted from the starry skies into the ocean about a mile away from
the fishermen’s position. According to Vázquez, the
object hit the surface with a loud booming sound, sending up sheets of water.
He told the researchers that the “thing” remained “lit”, issuing a blinding
yellowish light reminiscent of a welding arc.
to be more specific in describing the object, the fisherman estimated its
diameter as between 400 or 500 feet, flat on top but convex underneath. Vázquez speculated that if what he and his friends saw
that night in 1987 had been a bolide or meteor, it
would not have glowed in the way that it did. Furthermore, the fishermen were
considerably upset by the event, heading for shore as quickly as possible,
leaving their nets behind.
This reference: Flashpoint: High Strangeness in Puerto
Rico by Scott Corrales, pp. 67-68, ©1998.
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
UFOCAT URN – NONE Flashpoint: High Strangeness in Puerto
Rico by Scott Corrales,
pp. 67-68, ©1998.
UFOCAT URN – NONE Enigma No. 27, pp. 56-60. “Pescadores
Ovnis En Aguadilla”, by Jorge Martín
America – Puerto Rico
Aguadilla Latitude 18-25-46 N, Longitude
67-09-16 W (D-M-S)
El Manguillo Unable to locate
Peña Blanca Unable to locate [White Rock]