Thursday, July 22, 2010

Venezuela: Luminous UFO Over Western Caracas

Source: Ovnivenezuela
Date: 07-21-2010

Venezuela: Luminous UFO Over Western Caracas

Caracas, 21-07-2010. Between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, several people witnessed the dizzying flight of an alleged luminous flying object, of strange appeareance and behavior, from various parts of Caracas.

According to a telephone report from one witness, who did not disclose her identity perhaps due to the brevity of the sighting, her own excitement or fear, the UFO was "circular and and issued a reddish-yellow light that covered it completely, increasing and diminishing by intervals."

The UFO, which appeared to be over the western sector of the city, "not very high up in the sky" was seen with a certain degree of difficulty due to the cloudiness that covered that part of the airspace, "but the intensity of its light kept us from losing it from sight."

She said that only a few minutes after catching the attention of those who passed through the area at that precise moment, the UFO "took a downward boost and then shot upward", vanishing before their eyes.

"I don't know what it is, but a commercial or military aircraft doesn't behave like that, clearly," she said excitedly.

From Plaza de la Concordia, also in the capital city's central area, Luis Maureira reported seeing a similar phenomenon at approximately the same time, but from his own home and in the company of his spouse. The object, he explained, had a "reddish cast" and looked like "a large star".

There have been no reports of photos or video evidence. There are no airport reports on irregularities. According to a report from the deck personnel and duty team at the Maiqueta Airport control tower, no incidents or aerial anomalies were reported at the time.

Airport officials explained that a luminous phenomenon would not have been recorded, given that the radar systems employed only detect the presence of metallic bodies. Furthermore, their visibility reaches a 360ยบ angle from their location in the state of Vargas, extending to the Tacagua Range in western Caracas, far from the place where the sighting occurred. Airport runway personnel did not report any irregularities either.

(Translation (c) 2010, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Hector Escalante, Ovnivenezuela)