UFO SIGHTING REPORT
May 8th 2004
UFOs In Havana
Source: Prensa Latina
Date: May 18, 2004
Havana Residents Claim Having Seen UFO
HAVANA, May 18 (PL) - In the area of EXPOCUBA, a fairground
located in the capital city municipality of Boyeros, several
persons claimed having witnessed the presence of a UFO,
according to an article appearing in the local press.
According to the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, residents of the
site witnessed the descent of an alleged UFO (unidentified
flying object) on Saturday, May 8, without this claim having
been scientifically substantiated.
Witnesses claim that around 10:00 a.m., a small oval-shaped
vessel, silver-colored and with a metallic tail, landed in open
field encircled by trees on the El Pedregal farm, located in the
area of EXPOCUBA southeast of the city of Havana.
"I was tidying the shelves when a bright light came through the
window. It was like a glowing ball with a tail in its lower
section. I showed it to my mother quickly and ran outside to see
where it would fall," said Raul Beltran, 17, who claims having
been at the site until the UFO took off once more. "It lifted
off rather perpendicularly and then left through the palm trees.
It didn't make any noise nor issue any smoke. The only thing I'm
sure of is its size: more or less the size of a pickup truck
tire, or thereabouts."
"When my son showed it to me, I thought it was a kite or a
parachutist, since skydivers drop over EXPOCUBA every so often!
After, as it came down, I realized that it could be nothing of
the sort, since it was smaller and glowed a lot. It looked like
a mirror,"said Odalis, Raul Beltran's mother.
Remigio Sanchez, who works as a warehouseman at a school not
far from where the incident occurred, claims having seen a light
in the sky almost at the same time as the other spectators. "It
was a powerful glow in the sky, but it was far away so I thought
it was a flare. When I got to Odalis's house -- Raul's mom --
she told me that a device had landed nearby."
According to witnesses, and as Juventud Rebelde attested when it
visited the site, the grass and small plants at the site where
the UFO landed are somewhat burned, although it is true that the
current drought at the site is causing similar things to happen
at other nearby locations.
It has not been possible to scientifically confirm the presence
of any UFO anywhere in the world. It is true that many people
claim having seen one object or another, but strangely enough,
in none of these cases is any material evidence left behind that
could prove the existence of strange bodies on our planet.
According to Oscar Alvarez Pomares, a specialist in the Science
Office of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the
Environment: "People want to believe that other beings exist in
the universe, although I am not saying that what the
protagonists of this episode saw was untrue."
According to this scientist, there is an Institute for the
Search of Extraterrestrial life in the United States, although
none of its specialists have been able to ascertain the presence
of UFOs on Earth, despite having studied several cases in which
strange vehicles have landed, according to public testimony.
Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology. Special thanks to Cristian Quintero, Planeta UFO.
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