Saturday, August 29, 2015

Spain: The Mysterious UFOs that Intrigued Robledo de Chavela in the '80s

Source: ABC (Newspaper) Madrid, Spain
Date: 08.26.2015

Spain: The Mysterious UFOs that Intrigued Robledo de Chavela in the '80s

This isn't the first time that Madrid has been described as a setting for UFO sightings. Its mountain range even forms part of the Ruta Extraterrestre Area Norte (Northern Area ET Highway), a sort of map of the municipalities of which seem to be prone to "close encounters of the third kind." In a previous installment we recalled the El Atazar Reservoir as one such site, now we shall do the same with Robledo de Chavela, which collected a number of eyewitness reports in the '80s.

The decade had barely started and three successive cases reached the press. The first case involved "four sparkling lights fluttering over the belfry" of a church before vanishing into the horizon toward the MDSCC (Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex), the satellite tracking station that has made its home in the municipality since 1964. In the second case, a halo of light crossed the community, following the same layout. What made this new report curious is that it was also seen over the Chamartín train station, causing a reaction similar to the one seen over the Gran Vía years earlier.

Shortly after, a sort of egg landed in a wide prairie between Robledo and Valdequemada. An enormous, strange-looking creature emerged from its interior, according to a witness. It proceeded to survey the terrain, unaware that it had been spotted. The veracity of these events is nil, aside from certain eyewitness reports and newspaper clippings. Such cases vanished from the domestic pages of the paper as years went by. The relationship between Robledo de Chavela and NASA, as well as subsequent statements made by the CIA, have given rise to this and other interplanetary episodes.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO) and the ABC newsroom]