The Acevedo Abduction

Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales

In 2004, experiencer Hector Acevedo was interviewed about his 1997 close encounter with a UFO. Information is below.


Erick Bellido Interviews Hector Acevedo:

"I Was Abducted by a UFO"

A humble tradesman of the 9th Region (Chile is politically divided into Regions, which are equivalent to provinces or states) descrbed his close encounter of the 3rd kind, an event that thrust him into frenzied panic after his car was intercepted by an unknown vehicle that enveloped his sedan in a powerful light.

SANTIAGO (Chile) February 5.- On a winter's day in 1997, Hector Acevedo was driving his white Daihatsu Charade distributing milk products throughout the Ninth Region. Every day he covered a different route, supplying his product to small and medium-sized rural businesses. In mid-July of that year, his company assigned him to cover a pre-sales rout between the towns of Los Sauces and Purén, half and hour distant from each other by car. At 20:00 hours by the clock, Acevedo had finished his duties for the day and had gone to retrieve some household appliances he had dropped off for repair. So it was that while he put the appliances into his trunk, the owner of the repair shop told him that some strange lights had been flying overhead at lightning speed. Acevedo paid little heed: it was a clear night and there was no sign of bad weather.

Several minutes later, when he was about to reach Los Sauces, the lonely driver was confronted by a phenomenon that would scar him for the rest of his life.

EB: What was it you saw on that occasion?

HE: I was driving along when a circular object appeared before me just as I was taking a curve. It was flying at low altitude and I estimate that it measured between 15-20 meters in diameter.

EB: How did you react?

HE: Just imagine running into a giant thing almost on top of you and hanging in mid-air. The truth is that I was very tense and broke into a cold sweat.

EB: So what happened at that time?

HE: Well, this thing hovered over my car and surrounded it in a beam of light that subsequently drained off, in other words, it lost power.

EB: How fast were you driving?

HE: I was driving at more or less 80 kilometers, but when the object appeared, the car's RPMs dropped to 20 kmh.

EB: You must've braked suddenly!

HE: No sir, I never braked. The car appeared to steer itself, because I couldn't even handle the steering wheel.

EB: Those minutes must've been complicated.....

HE: They were endless. No one has been able to give me a satisfactory explanation for this experience. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

EB: Did the phenomenon progress or did it remain stationary?

HE: During the nearly 10 minutes it lasted, the mass had a reddish hue and another shade-a violet one-would appear in the center. But the strange thing was that it didn't cast any light outward. On the other hand, the light that enveloped my car changed its intensity from pale white to intense white. It was so strong I couldn't even distinguish my shoes or the brake and accelerator pedals.

EB: How did this close encounter end?

HE: The truth is that I don't know. I have no memories whatsoever after what I told you. What's odd is that I finally reached Los Sauces after 23:00 hours and I never knew how I did it. I just don't recall.

EB: How do you interpret your experience?

HE: I don't know. I think I was abducted by a UFO.

EB: Why did you decide to tell your story?

HE: So if this should ever happen to someone else, he or she won't be accused of being a nut, because after having experienced something like this, one becomes sensitized, especially toward strange phenomena. At first I sought support in my friends, because I was even afraid to tell my wife of the experience.

EB: Do you think it's important to make these cases known?

HE: It's just that we're not ready for this, and that's the fact.

EB: And when you reached home, what did your wife say?

HE: She was scared when she saw me. My face was a pale, leaden color, and my body ached so much it was like someone who'd been hit by a train and survived. I was lucky to live to tell the tale.....


Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology
Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte (SIO)

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