- Anyos-Luz (Newspaper) Friday, November 7, 2003
- Imposing and majestic, El Avila, a mythic mountain of
dense jungles and crystalline waterfalls, has become one of the sites of
highest interest to researchers, scientists, spritual guides and curiosity-seekers,
all of whom are driven by the intense UFO activity which has emerged in
recent years in the mountain's vicinity, visiting it to glean greater information
on the development of this elusive pheomenon.
- New UFO sightings over Cerro El Avila have been made
from various locations within the [Caracas] metropolitan aerea. On October
21, 2003, Mrs. Ligia Peralta reported seeing a strange luminous object
of large proportions which was flying over the outlying sections of the
"La Julia" sector of Cerro El Avila in Caracas.
- The event took place at approximately 07:30 PM while
Mrs. Peralta was making a phone call, leaning against one of the windows
surrounding her dwelling, located on the eighth floor of a residential
complex east of the Venezuelan capital. Peralta remarked that the strange
object "appeared out of nowhere" and was endowed with a very
bright white light; it moved around the eare for a few seconds before vanishing
from sight as it flew over the mountain's summit.
- In another report received, it was said that at 0:200
PM on October 25, five people followed the maneuvers of a circular object--black
in color--which moved dizzingly over a densely populated Caracas suburb
on the slopes of Cerro El Avila.
- According to this report, two of the eyewitnesses stated
that the object "appeared suddenly" and moved quickly "in
a straight line" and far above the peak of a mountain adjacent to
the "La Pastora" sector, also in Caracas, before losing itself
between the clouds and vanishing from sight. Likewise, in a third report
received on Saturday, October 25, Raquel RIvero reported on the maneuvers
of another object near Mount Avila, this time from the "Mari Perez"
- The event occurred only a few minutes before seven o'clock.
The witness stated that she was near the Chacaito subway station when she
grew aware of an intense "whitish blue" light which was static
in the sky, distinguishing itself from other heavenly bodies for its "great
size and luminosity". Finally, Rivero noted that after having observed
the phenomenon for no more than 5 to 10 minutes, it dimmed gradually until
it faded away before the startled eyes of the onlookers.
- Translation (C) 2003 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Arturo Escalante.