Colombia: UFO over Nobsa (Boyacá)
COLOMBIA: UFO OVER NOBSA (BOYACA)
Some locals claim that the objects had lights, were shiny and changed colors. An expert cautions that they weren't terrestrial.
Jose Guio, a plastic arts instructor whose workshop is in Dich�, in Nobsa (Boyac�) was taking photos of the sky at 4:30 pm on December 31, 2006 when his eyes fell upon an elliptical object like an (American rules) football, crossing the sky.
It was easy for Guio to focus on it with his camera lens. Accoridng to him, it floated in a single place for 40 minutes and then moved slowly toward a mountain known as Cruz de Aranda.
Guio's eyes weren't the only one to see a UFO over the municipality's airspace.
Ramiro Barragan, the town mayor said that he had seen two figures similar to the one described by the teacher "suspended in the air" on January 7.
He was at a vineyard located at Puntalarga at 3:30 p.m., and was able to see through binoculars that the object changed colors. It shifted from yellow to black to white. Adolfo Z�rate, former secretary of Development for Nobsa, was another witness. "It spun on its axis and was orange-colored. Then another object showed up," said Zarate.
On January 7, the alleged UFOs also flew over the Duitama bullring near Nobsa. Several fans of the "corrida" at the local fair saw 3 glowing objects in the sky.
Alvaro Bonilla, a member of Contacto Ovni Colombia - an organization devoted to this phenomenon - traveled to Nobsa to collect information and after analyzing the photos claimed that they were non-terrestrial objects. "This is evident from their characteristics and the way they flew."
This could perhaps have something to do with an alleged magnetic power concentrated in the region's mountains. According to Jaime Vianch, an Nobsa historian, a team of engineers climbed Cerro Gavilan five years ago, next to Cruz de Aranda (where the majority of the objects have been seen) and the compasses they carried with them went haywire. Rafael Garcia, an official with Ingeominas, added that there are no reports to certify this theory.
For the time being, the residents of Nobsa are happy that their municipality, aside from tourists, is also visited by ETs.
(translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Alex Sender)