- El Faro de Vigo (Spain)
- Spain: Marcelino Requejo's New Opus
- Agatha de Santos Vigo (Galicia) -- Marcelino Requejo
has spent over 30 years researching the UFO phenomenon, talking to those
who claim having seen the phenomenon, and compiling information, a passion
that began barely 15 years ago. In that time, he has learned some startling
cases, now collected in the book OVNIS: Alto Secreto, with a foreword by
journalist and writer J.J. Benitez, author of the Caballo de Troya series
- Among the 35 cases featured in this book, and one of
the most interesting ones recalled by the Galician ufologist, was an event
that took place in Vigo. The extraordinary detail of this September 1999
case was that the witness was only 8 years old. The girl and her father
were treated to the sight of a strange vehicle flying over their roof:
it was the color of lead and shaped like a rugby ball with numerous portholes
through which a number of figures could be seen. Moreover, the girl would
later see two large-headed, diminutive entities in her bedroom. She described
them as having very large heads and eyes, with no ears or mouth, and they
gazed at her fixedly.
- What Requejo finds most amazing about this narrative
was the clarity with which the girl drew the strange flying machine the
next day, without omitting even the shadows that were visible behind the
portholes. "Even today, ten years later, she remembers it all in great
detail," notes the ufologist, who claims that this book is a tribute
to all those who have seen strange flying objects and have not been afraid
to share their experience.
- "It is very strange today for someone to acknowledge
seeing a UFO outside their immediate context," acknowledges the Galician
researcher, who has collaborated with such shows as Milenio, La Rosa de
los Vientos and Milenio 3.
- According to Requejo, Galicia is a community that registers
a significant number of UFO cases, while cautioning that the phenomenon
is of a cyclical nature. "There are times in which they occur with
greater or lesser intensity, which also happens elsewhere in the world."
- Requejo also describes the surprising experiences recounted
by other Galicians who claim having been "abducted" by UFOs,
whisked away from the roads upon which they drove to find themselves on
other roadways strange episodes that have been repeated elsewhere
and remain a mystery.
- (Translation (c) 2009 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks
to Guillermo Gimenez)