Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spain: An Offshore Sighting (Huelva, 1981)

Spain: An Offshore Sighting (Huelva, 1981)

From the files of the GEIFO group (Grupo Español de Investigación del Fenómeno Ovni)

Case No.: 007
Case Name: Sighting Over the Sea, Huelva (25 March 1981, 19:00 hours)
Description of Event: According to statements made by Eugenio Burgo Gómez, master of the fishing vessel “Moguer-5”, based in Punta Umbría, Huelva, his ship and six other fishing vessels were returning to port on 25 March 1981 around 19:00 hours when they saw a grayish object over the sea at one meter over the surface of the water. Its approximate size was estimated at some 50 meters at the base an and equal number of meters tall. The object was static, rotating on its own axis. It had a double row of yellow lights.

The closeness to the surface of the water caused it to form whirlpools, obeying the direction of rotation of the object in question.

The observation lasted 20 minutes, after which the UFO ascended vertically and at high speed into the heavens, vanishing from sight. The distance from the object to shore was approximately some 500 meters; the vessel’s trajectory was 000 and its speed was five knots, approximately one mile distant from the harbor entrance.

Points to be Considered:
- Large number of witnesses
- Object had a metallic appearance
- Object was of considerable size
- Proximity of the harbor
- Brushing the water’s surface

Evaluation: Large conical object of metallic appearance with a double row of yellow lights, flying at low altitude, nearly brushing the water’s surface, and rising into the air at high speed, vanishing skyward.

References and sources: Case investigated by GEIFO. Diario de Cádiz

(Translation (c) 2012 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Angel Rodríguez, GEIFO)