- Hello Jeff,
- My ongoing investigation of the Cardenas family UFO experience
has produced major and extraordinary new developments. Through my research
of the case directly with the family, I've been following certain surprising
events that confirmed what I suspected early on - that some form of interaction
between a UFO and a member of the family, Mrs. Patricia Cardenas, may be
taking place. Here is the latest...
- It was just a few months ago when a family from Washington
state had a spectacular UFO encounter while travelling on the road to San
Antonio, Texas enroute to Mexico on the night of December 17th, 2000 (see:
- The Cardenas family of Mr. Juan Cardenas, Mrs. Patricia
Cardenas and their three sons: Jesus, Adrian and little Jonathan confronted
a huge, luminous tubular-shaped UFO that approached them over a desolate
section of the two-lane Texas road.
- This amazing encounter was captured, as it occurred,
on video by Mrs. Patricia Cardenas which is, without doubt, a unique moment
in UFO history. Rather than just one strange and exciting encounter with
the unknown, however, the story has now become a continuing - and thoroughly
documented - series of even more surprising events with something appearing
in the sky and apparently relating directly to Mrs. Patricia Cardenas herself.
- After meeting with the Cardenas family in Monterrey,
Mexico (the destination of their December car trip) where I interviewed
them and watched their footage, I told them to be prepared for another
possible ufo sighting - especially during their return trip to Washington
on the same stretch of Texas road.
- I advised them that in some cases, for unknown reasons,
these kinds of UFO events have a tendency to repeat themselves to certain
persons. I told them that there wasn't any certainty this would happen
to them, and the chances may be minimal, but they must be alert with their
videocamera to capture any possible strange and unknown events while travelling
home. I added that there was no reason for them to be alarmed or worried,
and I promised to be in contact to keep them informed of the advances in
the investigation and the results of the analysis of the video footage
Mrs. Cardense took during their encounter enroute to Mexico. __
- In January, a few weeks after our last meeting in Monterrey,
I contacted the Cardenas family again, at their Washington home, and we
discussed details of their accounts of the UFO encounter and the results
of the footage analysis which were most promising.
- Mr. Juan then informed me that they had, as I had cautioned
them about, another UFO sighting on the very same Texas road while they
were on their way home. But this time there were more eyewitnesses: two
cars had parked on the side on the road and several people were watching
a big light moving in the sky. Unfortunately, they weren't able to tape
this sighting as their camcorder battery was not properly charged...so
this encounter remains inconclusive.
- During our converstion, Mr. Cardenas then reported that
subsequent to their return home to Washington state, Mrs. Patricia had
been seeing something above their home on two different occasions which
she thought was a UFO.
- I asked Mrs. Patricia if she had taken video of those
two nighttime sightings and she said, "No, I just kept watching; it
happened so quickly that I didn't think of the camcorder. But it (the UFO)
- I urged her to try to tape these events
especially because she was alone outside the house and told her any video
evidence is critically important to help substantiate what she was seeing
- that it was not an illusion. I told here there might be a plausible explanation
to the sightings and any video is an essentail tool to try to resolve the
mystery and come to a conclusion. She understood perfectly and promised
to keep the videocamera with her if there would be any further sightings.
- Mrs. Patricia not only followed my advice, she asked
Mr. Juan for her own brand new videocamera. He agreed and purchased her
a new Compact-VHS camcorder with a tripod.
- According to Mrs. Patricia, January was a peaceful,
normal month and nothing strange was seen by her or the family. "Sometimes
I spent long periods of time watching at the sky, especially at night,
but nothing unusual appeared," said Mrs. Patricia. "I began
to think that nothing would happen and maybe it was useless to spend hours
trying to see something that may never appear, and decided to forget the
whole thing. But the day after thinking this, I was watching and looking
again to the sky and had a strange feeling...an undefined restlessness
come over me."
- FEBRUARY - THE ENCOUNTERS BEGIN
- Mrs. Patricia Cardenas: "It was February 20, when
I began to feel this restlessness and some ideas came to my mind. This
had happened before but now the sensation was different."
- "At approximatley 7:10 PM, I told Juan to go outside
to the backyard to see if we could catch a UFO because I had a kind of
premonition that something would appear. He agreed and we went to the backyard
with my camera and the tripod."
- "After about twenty minutes, nothing happened and
Juan went back to the house and told me, "You stay if you want. I'm
tired of waiting; nothing is going to happen."
- "A few minutes later, suddenly there appeared a
red oval light over a neighbor's house roof. I grabbed my camera and began
taping. 'I knew it!' I was thinking while I watched this big red light
making slight movements from right to left and backwards."
- "The sighting lasted for half an hour and then the
UFO faded away. I went back into the house, very excited, and Juan was
watching the TV . 'I've got it Juan,' I said, 'I told you. Look the video,
it was a UFO.' We watched the video several times and commented about
it all that night."
- COMMENT: Watching the February 20 footage, I confirmed
Mrs. Patricia's testimony of a sighting.
- The video, taken at 7:33 PM, presents an oval-shaped
redish light hovering above a house roof, apparently making movements to
both sides with a bright luminosity. The posibility of an airplane, star
or blimp is discarded due to the movements and behavior of the object.
A relevant part of the footage is how it faded away in the same position
in a matter of moments. I reviewed this maneuver in slow motion and the
UFO took nine frames to accomplish the fading out. (note - there are 30
frames per second).
- >From that day on, Mrs. Patricia continue watching
and searching the sky for more sightings. "I had two more sightings
in February and also taped them with my camera. In both cases, I felt similar
unusual sensations and was able to see objects a certain distance. I followed
your advice trying to distinguish a real ufo from an airplane, a bright
star, or any other known object. But I must tell you, when you confront
a UFO everything is different. At least in my experience, the mood in these
moments is a mixture of different and undefined feelings."
- In March, a dramatic chain of events changed the perception
of these experiences for the Cardenas family.
- Mrs. Patricia began to experience night visitations by
a huge kind of blue plasma UFO right above her home on a periodic basis
which suggests some kind of interaction.
- I decided to travel to visit the Cardenas in their Washington
home to evaluate these new developments in the case. As a result of our
meetings there, and watching the video evidence, I felt necesary to redefine
their entire case and with these new elements. Their story has now taken
on entirely new and major proportions.
- This is Mrs. Patricia's account of her sightings taken
from our last interview:
- THE "BLUE ONE"
- Mrs. Patricia Cardenas: "It was March when the
"Blue One" appeared. I remember the night of March 2...I was
in our room with Juan. Shortly before eleven o'clock, I felt that restlessness
and I thought that maybe something was outside. I took my camera and went
to the front entrance. I walked through the garage and saw a light in the
sky at some distance. I began taping and realized that it had a blue luminosity
different of the others I have seen. I didn't use my tripod this time and
just kept watching through the camera's monitor. This object had something
that made me feel relaxed."
- SY: "How close do you think it was?"
- Mrs. Patricia: "It was some distance away, not
close, but in some moments it increased its size and made some movements.
Then returned to the original size. I knew it was a UFO and the blue luminosity
was beautiful. A blue color like I've never seen before."
- SY: "Then, what did you do?"
- Mrs. Patricia: "I kept taping and watching for
several minutes, until the object dissapeared. The next day, I showed the
video to Juan and he said: "This is a blue one." So we named
it "The Blue One."
- SY: "The night of March 5, you had a more impressive
sighting. Please tell me in your own words about the incidents of that
- Mrs. Patricia: "It was a special day. I remember
I had been thinking all day about the blue UFO and I really wanted to see
it again. When Juan arrived from work that night I already had the camera
ready and invited him to our backyard to make our skywatch.
- "Nothing happened and we came back to the house
for supper leaving the videocamera mounted on the tripod in the backyard.
At about 7:30, I felt this a sensation, like tickling in the stomach, and
I went back out the backyard. It was there, the Blue One, but this time
very close and bright. It looked like blue and white boiler exhaust cap
laying on its side. I grabbed my camera from the tripod and began taping.
- SY: "How close was it this time? What did you feel?"
- Mrs. Patricia: "It was really close and bright.
I was taping and watching it when I felt the same relaxing sensation. Then
it began to change its shape and grow into something different, moving
slowly and increasing its luminosity. It was really big."
- COMMENT: Reviewing the March 5th footage, I found a huge
luminous blueish object with the described shape. This is a long video
taken from 7:37 PM to 8:14 PM. The object exhibited dramatic changes of
shape during a sequence of movements like some kind of metamorphosis. It
definitely cannot be mistaken for an airplane, planet or any other known
aircraft - not to my knowledge, at least. This is an unknown entity that
exhibits features not conventional to our physics and this is confirmed
in the 8:14 frames when the object faded away while remaining in the same
- SY: "The same UFO appeared to you again the next
day. Did you tape it?"
- Mrs. Patricia: "Yes. The night of March 5th, we
all watched the video and Juan said: 'It looks very close. Next time,
I want to see it.' So, the next day, March 6th, I prepared the camera
but Juan didn't came home early, so I went to the garage with my camera
and a few minutes later, I saw it again. It was the 'Blue One' that turned
on its lights in front of our house. It was 7:00 PM in the camera's clock
when I began taping, and the UFO just hung there for about ten minutes
and then disappeared just before Juan arrived in his car. I told Juan,
'It was over there again - the Blue One - and you missed it. Wait to see
- SY: "But he did see the UFO the next day, March
7th. That was an important day for all of you. Can you tell me what happened
- THE UNKNOWN DANCE
- Mrs. Patricia: "We were out in the backyard, Juan,
Jonathan and myself, and it was still clear at 6:00 PM. Then I saw a bright
light at the distance." 'Look at that light.' I said, and picked up
my camera and began taping. 'Must be an airplane.' Juan said. I kept taping
and the object got nearer. Then it stopped and changed its luminosity.
Juan said 'Hey, it's a UFO!' and Jonathan got up in a tree to have a better
view. After about four minutes, the UFO disappeared. We thought that it
was over and went back to the house."
- Some moments later, at approximately 6:50 PM, I felt
a strong sensation again and some thoughts came to my mind. I took my camera
and quietly went back to the yard. It was dark already and when I arrived
I got a big surprise. It was there, waiting for me, the Blue One shining
with a mixture of blue and white colors, silent, and looking like a blue
moon. This time, I put the camera on the tripod, taping, pointing it up
at the UFO. I stood aside, watching freely the color and shape of the
object. It was closer than the earlier times and looked like a half solid
circle with a fine blue beam on the lower part."
- SY: "What were your feelings during those moments?"
- Mrs. Patricia: "It began moving slowly up and down,
up and down; and while making these movements its shape began to change
till it looked like a double inverted pendulum. I was following its movements,
completely absorbed. It was like a hypnotic dance. Yes, it was like if
it were dancing. I was completely absorbed and felt very relaxed. All this
is in the video."
- COMMENT: The March 7th footage contains two segments.
One, at 6:00 PM, still at daylight presenting a white and pink luminous
orb that increased its size, moving slowly until it stopped making some
intensity changes. The voices of the Cardenas are heard in the audio portion
telling Jonathan to be careful when he goes up the tree.
- The second segment is the most interesting. It's clear
that the camera is on a tripod and a big kind of saucer-shaped object appears,
filling almost the entire video screen. It has a white and blue luminousity
and a blue tail or beam on the lower part. It is moving slowly up and down
continuously, and experiencing a morphing effect transforming itself in
a figure like two pendulums united. No noise or interference is audible
and the video lasts for several minutes.
- I must say that I returned to Mexico quite impressed
with the testimonies and the videos of the Cardenas. It does seem that
a kind of interaction is really happening and Mrs. Patricia Cardenas may
be the fundamental piece in this connection.
- The study of the Ufology has proven to us that this kind
of repeated UFO experience has happened to many people through the years.
Sometimes a single UFO event awakens, for unknown and mysterious reasons,
a sensitivity or maybe the 'frequency' of a person giving him of her the
ability to repeatedly observe the enigmatic presence of a UFO which can
become a frequent 'companion' under the most strange situations.
- We have many such cases that have become classics in
Ufology and the evidence by way of photos or videos taken by those selected
witnesses constitute solid bases in which this controversial study is supported.
- During my research, I found numerous other UFO reports
from the Washington state area which have occurred over these past months,
reports from reliable witnesses which demostrate unusual UFO activity over
several cities. These reports, united with the Cardenas testimonies, reveal
that something very real is happening up there.
- I trust the Cardenas family's good intentions in coming
forward and telling their story and sharing their evidence. These new developments
are certainly significant and give a totally new dimension to this case.
I will continue following these incidents hoping to find a more clear definition
and perhaps a meaning for their experiences.
- SY: "Juan, how do you feel with all this?"
- Mr. Juan Cardenas: "I'm surprised...but now I realize
it's linked to her. Patricia is the one who is seeing the UFO and having
this experience. She seems to be amused, so it's ok with me."
- Mrs. Patricia: "It (the UFO) doesn't want Juan
for some reason. It doesn't appear (up close) if he's outside with me.
But I don't know, maybe it's just a coincidence. I feel fine...and I see
this UFO like a friend, a very special friend."
- At this phase of the investigation, I consider the complex
nature of the events described by Mrs. Patricia Cardenas do not yet permit
me to reach a definitive conclusion. So far, the case remains unexplained.
- Santiago Yturria
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