Spain: UFOs - Top Secret
Source: El Faro de Vigo (Spain)
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009
Spain: Marcelino Requejo’s New Opus
Agatha de Santos – Vigo (Galicia). Marcelino Requejo has spent over 30 years researching the UFO phenomenon, talking to those who claim having seen the phenomenon, and compiling information, a passion that began barely 15 years ago. In that time, he has learned some startling cases, now collected in the book OVNIS: Alto Secreto, with a foreword by journalist and writer J.J. Benitez, author of the Caballo de Troya series of books.
Among the 35 cases featured in this book, and one of the most interesting ones recalled by the Galician ufologist, was an event that took place in Vigo. The extraordinary detail of this September 1999 case was that the witness was only 8 years old. The girl and her father were treated to the sight of a strange vehicle flying over their roof: it was the color of lead and shaped like a rugby ball with numerous portholes through which a number of figures could be seen. Moreover, the girl would later see two large-headed, diminutive entities in her bedroom. She described them as having very large heads and eyes, with no ears or mouth, and they gazed at her fixedly.
What Requejo finds most amazing about this narrative was the clarity with which the girl drew the strange flying machine the next day, without omitting even the shadows that were visible behind the portholes. “Even today, ten years later, she remembers it all in great detail,” notes the ufologist, who claims that this book is a tribute to all those who have seen strange flying objects and have not been afraid to share their experience.
“It is very strange today for someone to acknowledge seeing a UFO outside their immediate context,” acknowledges the Galician researcher, who has collaborated with such shows as Milenio, La Rosa de los Vientos and Milenio 3.
According to Requejo, Galicia is a community that registers a significant number of UFO cases, while cautioning that the phenomenon is of a cyclical nature. “There are times in which they occur with greater or lesser intensity, which also happens elsewhere in the world.”
Requejo also describes the surprising experiences recounted by other Galicians who claim having been “abducted” by UFOs, whisked away from the roads upon which they drove to find themselves on other roadways – strange episodes that have been repeated elsewhere and remain a mystery.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Giménez)