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UFO Sighting Report - Costa Rica

July 8th 2006 : Cerro Chirripo

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
February 7, 2007

Source: Planeta UFO and El Dragon Invisible
Date: 02.07.07

Costa Rica: UFO over Cerro Chirripo (2006)
by Gilda Aburto, San Jose, Costa Rica

The Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, traversed by the Cordillera de Talamaca, has been traditionally known for its numerous UFO sightings. Cerro de la Muerte and Chirripó form part of this mountainous massif. Many peasants claim having seen strange objects flying across the sky while they engaged in their farm duries. There are even those who claim having had contact with beings from other planets in a region that runs from San Isidro de El General to Buenos Aires de Punta Arenas, near the Panamanian border.

Also told is the anecdote involving a trucker who was stranded one cold afternoon amid the fog of Cerro de la Muerte at an altitude of 3,490 meters. He was concerned about his fate when suddenly, a reptilian creature approached him to repair his truck. Despite the initial terror, he felt himself invaded by a great sense of calm at the visitor's presence, whose aid allowed him to continue his journey.

Cerro Chirripó, with an elevation 3, 820 meters, is the country's highest peak. It is 150 km southeast of San Jose and was declared a National Park in 1975. Average temperatures range between five and twenty degrees Celsius, but wind chills can lower them to -3 or -6 Celsius. Persons sensitive to energy fields believe that in the area known as Los Crestones they have been able to perceive an extraordinary force that alters compasses and other instruments. It is incredibly steep, and its ascent is only possible on foot or on horseback, taking between eight and ten hours to achieve.

Photo showing alleged UFO

Cerro Chirripó is in the news again. On July 8, 2006, a group of 14 tourists undertook the arduous, steep climb to the summit. Luis Carlos Lizano, owner of a San Jose computer shop, was part of the group. They commenced their climb at 3:30 a.m., and stopped at 5 a.m. to watch the sun rising behind the mountains. They were at the location known as El Llano, from which they could see Valle de El General. None of the expeditionaries noticed anything strange in the sky at the time the photos were taken. It was only later, when Luis Carlos transferred his photos to a computer, that he was startled to see a strange saucer-shaped object in one of them. Lizano admits that he "didn't believe in that stuff until it happened" to him. The photo, taken with a Nikon digital camera, will be analyzed by international experts to ascertain its authenticity.

(translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Carlos Alberto Iurchuk)

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