By López Castro (Lugo)
Contactos Extraterrestres #7
Translation by Scott Corrales (IHU)The time would have been around Sunday, 9 March 1980. A town, some men, an artifact and three strange beings that could have well been extraterrestrial. A little more than just the garden-variety UFO.
Two residents of Lugo, Carlos P.L – who refused to give further identification, fearful of what may arise – and Miguel Palacios, visited the little town of Ronfe in the municipality of Sarria, Province of Lugo, to spend the weekend with their relatives. Both met to play cards at a tavern owned by the former’s parents.
Around ten o’clock Saturday evening, Carlos noticed brightness “very similar to one he had seen at the TV retransmitting station at Paramo. I didn’t pay much attention to it aside from an anecdotal remark to my family.” We learned that one of Carlos’s children wanted to go outside for a look, but his parents forbid it, as it was “foolish to do so, kid.”
In the early hours of the morning, around 2 a.m., Carlos had to go outside the tavern and was stunned: in an empty field, some three hundred meters and at the other side of the river, he saw something he would have never imagined: a large, shell-shaped object, both on its upper and lower section, with numerous portholes around it. it gave the impression of having touched the ground, although no ground impressions were ever found. Standing close to this vehicle were three very strange humanoid entities, issuing a bright light “as if they were stuck in a block of ice and wore white coveralls.” Most surprising yet was that they carried light sources in their hands which put forth a dim red light.
Carlos made sure he wasn’t dreaming and called to those inside the place of business to come outside. Miguel Palacios was the first one out, and was able to see the brightness, the object and one of the occupants. He agrees with his friend on the description.
However, José Díaz López, a resident of Ronfe, who also went outside to see what was going on, was only able to see “brightness toward Sarria, but my eyes aren’t too good, and I’d been discussing the need to visit the optometrist at that very moment.”
According to experts in the subject of UFOs, the fact that the ship or object did not leave prints does not mean it wasn’t there, as it wasn’t necessary for the object to land.
The powerful light given off by the vessel was yellowish and lambent, illuminating nearly three hundred meters around. As far as noise was concerned, the witnesses were unable to provide details, suggesting that it was not very intense. “Since a river runs nearby, we were only able to hear a very muted whistling sound.”
That Saturday afternoon, Carlos had covered 90 kilometers with his car and when he parked in front of the tavern it had been in perfect shape. Shortly after the sighting, he was unable to get the car started. “This car always turns over immediately – it’s a brand new Ford Fiesta.” Once the craft took off at high speed, he was able to start the car without further complications.
Carlos will not be gainsaid. “I saw it with my very own eyes. I know nothing about UFOs and have never read anything about them.” He doesn’t believe or disbelieve in the existence of creatures from another world. Doesn’t know whether these were aliens or not. “It matters not at all to me. I can only tell you what I saw.”