ABDUCTION AND UNDERWATER
EXCURSION OF FILIBERTO CARDENAS
Abduction case by Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo
summary by Richard H. Hall
Cardenas of Hialeah, Florida, was a gift shop owner, and later owned an
automobile service center. He was married with children. After his abduction
experience, he sold his business to devote full time to what he concluded was
the mission assigned to him by alien beings to communicate important truths
to the world.
.......His UFO-related experiences began on January 3,
1979, investigated by Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo, an attorney, and other
professional people starting the next day (January 4).
p.m. On January 3, 1979, Cardenas (then 46 years old), was driving along U.S.
Route 27 with three members of another family (the Martis) in his 1970
Chevrolet station wagon when his car developed electrical problems. The
lights went out and the engine stalled. The starter did not induce any
electric current. When they raised the hood of the car to inspect the engine,
they were enveloped in multi-colored lights and heard a strong buzzing sound
like “thousands of bees.” Cardenas felt paralyzed, and could hear the women
in the car screaming. He found himself suspended in the air and rising. When
he was about 10 feet above the car, everything went dark and he had no memory
of what happened next.
consciousness returned he was on his hands and knees and saw bright lights
rushing toward him, then the screech of brakes. He was helped off the road,
which proved to be 16 miles away from where his car had stalled. Police were
called and picked him up at about 8:15 p.m.
His friends had observed him being lifted up a bluish-white beam of
light and disappearing.
Marti, a friend who had been driving the car when it stalled, had seen the
multi-colored lights reflecting off the engine and Cardenas' feet as he
ascended into the air. He felt weightless, and grabbed onto the engine to
avoid being lifted. After the bright lights dimmed and the weightless effect
diminished, Marti looked up and saw Cardenas rising higher into the air and
shouting, “Let me go! Let me go!” He
then disappeared into a dark elliptical object which flew away to the west.
Marti got back
into the car and tried the starter again; this time the engine started but
ran very roughly. Gradually the engine smoothed out and they drove to the
nearest facility, where they called the police and reported Cardenas'
finally was found the police notified Mrs. Cardenas, who immediately took
Filiberto to a clinic for treatment of lesions, skin abrasions, and systemic
dysfunctions. Someone suggested that he be examined for effects of radiation,
and he was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami early on the morning
of January 4. He complained of pain in both knees and out-of-focus vision and
was medically examined, including X-rays. The hospital lacked facilities for
radiation testing, so an Air Force technician from Homestead Air Force Base was called in to
examine him for radiation effects. The test results were negative and he was
released from the hospital.
Cardenas had a variety of odd symptoms primarily including eye irritation and
sensitivity, excessive thirst, profuse sweating, a sulfurous body odor, hot
and cold flashes, and memory lapses. At one point his urine was a dark
hypnotherapist who had no personal opinion on UFOs was retained to regress him
and help restore his lost memory. Cardenas was not fluent in English, so the
regressions were conducted in Spanish, the first on January 27. Under
hypnosis an elaborate story
emerged of his
being captured by three human-like alien entities who wore tight-fitting bluish-white
one-piece clothing. One of the beings appeared robot-like. Another being
placed a helmet-like device on Cardenas' head, and experimented with various
languages to communicate with him.
while he was taken to another place and met another being wearing a cape and
seated on a high throne-like chair. This being appeared to be the “chief,”
and he communicated with Cardenas both vocally in perfect Spanish and
telepathically. Eventually he was
taken to an unfamiliar beach, narrow and sandy, and saw gray ocean water and
red-brown-purple rocks rising steeply away from the beach. As the alien craft
hovered at ground level, the beings opened a concealed entryway into the
rocks, revealing a tunnel or cavern. More craft emerged and they all flew out
over the ocean, abruptly tilting down and descending into the water. Cardenas
remembered seeing ocean water rushing past a window, but it didn't seem to be
touching the window itself.
One of the
beings communicated with Cardenas in Spanish, giving him a confusing array of
neoreligious and sociopolitical “messages,” including predictions of future
catastrophes, predicted deaths of famous people, a cancer cure, and future
political developments and wars. When questioned closely about details,
Cardenas often refused to answer, saying that he had been forbidden to say
Cardenas could hear the aliens' voices in his head and continued to receive
“messages” remotely. He later received permission to bring his wife, Iris, along
to a new meeting at the same location as the first encounter. About 3:00 p.m.
On February 21, 1979, he and his wife were both taken aboard a
mushroom-shaped craft, and returned early the following morning. Both
remained fully conscious and alert throughout, and were able to remember the
whole experience without hypnotic regression.
He described 4-foot-tall alien beings with blue-white one piece suits
that had a serpent-like emblem on the right chest and details of the onboard
equipment and environment.
spoke telepathically to the Cardenas, giving contactee-like messages of
universal love. During the original abduction they had implanted two very
small devices in Cardenas' head, one behind each ear, that allowed them to
transmit 3-D images and messages.
THE UNDERWATER BASE
describes being taken to a beach and flown into the ocean, beneath the
surface and into what appears to be a tunnel1. The walls of the
tunnel are translucent and like solidified water. The water does not appear
to touch the surface of the craft, but is separated from the craft by an
scenes of earth are shown to him on a wall on television-like screens. He
sees images of a ship, an airplane, a mountain. The scenes include some from
Communist China where, he is told, something good for the world is going to
happen soon. That the aliens are in control of the Chinese people. He is
shown an obelisk with a “tomb” beneath it containing “controls.”
tests or experiments are conducted on him, and he is moved from place to
place in a sequence that is not clear because of fragmentary memory recall.
Part of the time he is held in place in a “chair.” At times Cardenas feels
that he is “not on earth” but apparently somewhere in space. He is led to
believe that he is being tested as a messenger, one of many others being
groomed by the aliens to communicate important information to the populace
about events that are going to happen in the future. As an example, he is told that great
portions of land and complete cities are going to disappear within a short
period of time, becoming oceans or lakes. The aliens hope to prevent some of
these disasters and save millions of people.
At one point
he is taken to a new location and seated on a rock or slab. He is welcomed by
a being who identifies himself as an earth person who has been working with
the aliens for a long time. He is taken to another city-like place and forced
onto a table where he is immobilized, nude.
At this point he becomes highly agitated during hypnosis, and says his
current escort is going to explain to him all the things they are doing to
him. He is shown some technical devices in a somewhat threatening way, as if
intended to induce fear.
appears and passes an apparatus over him as if conducting tests. The beings
give the impression of being disguised; they have hair that looks fake and
other doll-like features. Mechanical devices emerge from the walls and
perform tests on him. Lights are shone into his eyes, ears, and along his
body. Then they extract a semen
sample. He displays anger and impatience to know when all this is going to
images are then shown to him on TV-like monitors on the wall. One of the
images is of three pyramids connected by light, described as “controls that
we have here in the Earth.” He is told that they currently are in the pyramid
in the Pacific Ocean; the others are in the Atlantic Ocean and one “deep in
the earth.” Various other confusing encounters and events are reported, until
he is returned to earth.
by the hypnotist to identify the most important thing that he has been told,
he talks about a failed conference of three parties that is interpreted as
the U.S.-mediated talks between Israel and the Arabs, which he is told will
lead to a great war.
[Chapter 6 reports the experience of
Cardenas' wife on February 19, 1979, and Chapter 7 reports the second
abduction, which are not summarized here.] [END]
Note 1 - :EDITOR'S NOTE [From the book-CF-]:
attempt to further establish the underwater "tunnel" mentioned by
the witness, it was learned that this "tunnel" was not of solid
rock as we think of a tunnel, and it did not have any projecting stalactites
or stalagmites as already mentioned by the witness. He could not describe its entrance
opening in any frame of reference known to him2, and he had difficulty describing
the walls. They were not of solid finished material like brick or stone, but
were translucent and flowing LIKE FIRMED WATER. The ships flew in an
"airspace" that opened in front of the craft as they proceeded, and
may have closed again behind it, and no water or anything else actually
touched the surfaces of the vehicle itself. The swiftly flowing
"water" was close but did not touch the crystal (windshield) in
front of the witness' face.
to us that the witness is describing a ship-generated force-field of some
kind which separated the mass of the material ahead of it and produced a
capsule of “space" around it in which the craft flew. The curve in the
tunnel mentioned may have been · simply a re-directing of the force-field for
a change of vector that was controlled by the extraterrestrial pilot sitting
to the right of the witness in this small vehicle. This rush of water not
touching the ship has been described by another UFO abductee who was taken in
a spacecraft to an underwater base (See: http://www.waterufo.net/item.php?id=967).
Note 2 – The reason he could not
“describe its entrance opening” is because he could NOT see the rotating
field in front of the craft! He is thinking in those last moments that he had
seconds before impact with the water –BUT- the field had already hit the water,
causing water to flow past him immediately, and giving the impression of
being in a “tunnel” because of its rounded sides.-CF-
This is the sketch of the small craft that the
extraterrestrials put Cardenas in for the trip underwater. The crystal mentioned
is nothing more than the windshield of the ship, called crystal in Spanish.
Cardenas was completely immobilized by some unseen force the whole time he
was in this craft. [p. 103]
This reference: UFO Contact from Undersea by Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo, © 1982 as
summarized by Richard H. Hall.
UFOCAT PRN - 110042
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Miami (FL) Herald, January 05, 1979
UFOCAT PRN - 110042
Xenolog by SATCU of New Zealand, March 1979, p. 13
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
IUR (International UFO Reporter)
July 1980 p. 28
UFOCAT PRN – 158809 A
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UFOCAT PRN – 117697 UFO
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Mystery. Volume 1: Comparative
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UFOCAT PRN - 117299
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A2189, by D. Webb No © date
UFOCAT PRN – 167628 *U*
UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 13589© 2002
UFOCAT PRN - 117311
UFOCAT PRN – 117311 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A2201, by D. Webb
No © date
North America – United States, Florida, Dade
Hialeah Latitude 25-51-27 N, Longitude 80-16-41 W (D-M-S)