2-13-06Residents of the Polvorin community, parish of La Pastora, Puerta de Caracas sector, reported the sighting of a strange luminous object in the skies over this Venezuelan locality to the north of the capital city. The unusual event took place on Wednesday, February 8 at night by a group of local residents while the object sped in a south to north direction.
Leonardo Duque, who was with his family at the time of the event, said that the object was orange in color and had a circular shape. He also added that the clear night skies and "total absence of clouds" enabled visual contact by the witnesses.
Carmen Perez, moreover, stated that at first everyone beleived that it was "an airliner" flying over the area. However, Mrs. Perez indicated that this hypothesis began losing credibility when after a few seconds the object appeared to divide itself in equal halves, giving the appearance of two large "sources of light"
Other residents, who did not wish to provide greater details on what had occured, manifested their doubts regarding the manifestation of this sort of phenomenon and claimed that it could have been any other object -- but not an airliner, "unless it is a new model"
According to the eyewitnesses, the UFO managed to conceal itself almost immediately behind Cerro El Avila after having crossed the capital area's airspace for a period of approximately 2 minutes. It was likewise reported that its movment was not linear.
Venezuelan agencies responsible for weather forecasting and determining atmospheric conditioins did not report any anomalies in their daily reports. Nor was any photographic evidence obtained by the witnesses.
* SOURCE: Archivos Forteanos Latinoamericanos (AFLA)
* (translation (c) 2006 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special Thanks to Liliana Nunez Orellana and AFLA)
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