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The Canary Island Alien Sphere, outstanding case

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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:30 PM
This is one of my favourite cases, it happened in 1976, (by the way all my favourite cases happened in the 70s.)

This case is important because it had multiple witnesses, both civilian and military, it was seen in different places and it is one of the few times were we have a descrption of the INSIDE of the ship.

It lasted for over 40 minutes The UFO was observed in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, Grand Canary and by a ship at sea.

According to ufocasebook:

Actual photo:

Computer graphic representation:

According to Billy Booth of

Summary of Events:

In 1976 on the Spanish Canary Island an extremely intensive wave of UFO sightings began. The case file is filled with multiple witness sightings, agreeing in great detail as to what was seen over the island. This highly unusual event actually began on the night of June, 22. Residents of Tenerife, La Palma, and La Gomera began reporting unusual lights in the sky almost simultaneously. The Canary Island investigation would also include a rarity-the credibility of testimony of eyewitnesses was based on social status: that is, a report by an engineer would be of more value than that of a laborer.
Yellow-Blue Lights:
An armed Navy escort ship, the "Atrevida" would make the very first report of unusual activity in the skies. The ship was three and one-half miles off the coast of Fuerteventura Island. At 9:27 PM, the crew observed an extremely intense yellow-blue light which was coming from the shore of the island out to sea. The captain of the vessel made a detailed report of the sighting in the ship's log. The UFO was also seen and reported by residents of the island, with three villages-Galdar, Las Rosas, and Agaete making the heaviest reports.
Descriptions of the Aliens:
Two tall alien beings, 8-10 feet in height, manned the platform, or control center for the sphere, one on one side, one on the other. The aliens were wearing clothes of a red color, and they always looked directly at each other while performing their duties. The beings were humanoid shaped, with heads disproportionately large for the rest of their bodies. They wore a helmet. The doctor was able to glean such a good description of the beings and platform because the sphere was totally transparent. He could see stars through the sphere.
The Orb Moves Away:
As he watched the enigmatic sphere, it began to grow larger and larger as it began to move away from the island toward the town of Tenerfie. After reaching its ultimate size, it then dissolved into a small size before disappearing. A neighbor who lived near the doctor's patient, was watching television at the time, when the screen went blank, and her dogs began to bark loudly outside her home. She ran to a window to check on what the dogs were barking at, and saw the doctor's cab, and the alien sphere. She reported seeing two figures in the sphere.

These are pictures of the original official Spanish Government files on the case, they were declassified and J.J. Benitez published them:


[edit on 30-6-2008 by Camilo1]

[edit on 30-6-2008 by Camilo1]

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:33 PM
thank you, i will be reading this, i hadnt heard of this one before.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:14 PM
Thanks for this sighting report.
I had not seen this one.
Any other reports of spheres with occupants that anyone knows I'd like to hear about.Here's a pic I took of a sphere from this year in Liverpool UK hence my interest.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:31 PM
very interesting story. I will be looking this over. those documents seem a bit to small to make out though.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 05:05 PM
reply to post by NephraTari

On this link you can find all the documents:

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 05:11 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this info with us. I had never heard of this event before or anything remotely similar to it! What a fantastic sighting this was, and it is great that you provided us with links to the documents.

posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 05:42 PM
Now... Thats what i call a sighting of extra terrestrials.

Cannot be any thing esle bar beings from another world with super advanced tech visiting us.


posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 07:31 PM
This case makes you wonder a lot.

First of all why would the aliens let themselves be seen?.
Let the inside of their craft be seen?.
Were they unaware that they were in "transparent" mode?.
Why would they go near a military ship?
Were they trying to make contact?
Were they trying to be get a hostile reaction?
As you can see the Atrevida has plenty of firepower.

This is what the navy captain of the Atrevida (Spanish Navy armed escort ship) had to say:

Actual transcript-Captain of Atrevida.

"At 21:27 (Z) hrs. on 22 June, we saw an intense yellowish-bluish light moving out from the shore towards our position. At first we thought it was an aircraft with its landing lights on. Then, when the light had attained a certain elevation (15 - 18 degrees), it became stationary. The original light went out and a luminous beam from it began to rotate. It remained like this for approximately two minutes. Then an intense great halo of yellowish and bluish light developed, and remained in the same position for 40 minutes, even though the original phenomenon was no longer visible.

"Two minutes after the great halo, the light split into two parts, the smaller part being beneath, in the center of the luminous halo, where a blue cloud appeared and the part from which the bluish nucleus had come, vanished. The upper part began to climb in a spiral, rapid and irregular, and finally vanished. None of these movements affected the initial circular halo in any way, which remained just the same the whole time, its glow lighting up parts of the land and the ocean, from which we could deduce that the phenomenon was not very far away from us, but was close."

Here is how the Atrevida looks like:

[edit on 30-6-2008 by Camilo1]

[edit on 30-6-2008 by Camilo1]

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 05:45 AM
I wonder what they want

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 06:41 AM
Absolutely great thread!!! i lived in mainland spain and folks know about this case well! dont think it got nowhere near the coverage it deserved.... i wasnt born when it happened, but its still one of my favourite cases!

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 11:13 AM
Very Interesting, never heard of this before. Nice find

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 11:15 AM
This is a great thread. I will have to spend time going through all the links and data this evening when i get home.

To add another case to this for comparitive purposes:

the reason i bring this up is the question, "Why would it allow itself to be seen?".

In the Dragon Snake story, it would seem that the UFO would not be seen when in the presence of "western eyes". Perhaps this is an artifact of the type of society we have, and the overall alleged relationship/contract we have with aliens. In the third world, events such as this are seen as mythology, not science.

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 11:35 AM
its amazing when you think youve read quite a lot and something like this gets brought to attention......I'll take a read....was there a follow up on this and another one brushed under the carpet.....

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 12:13 PM

I have the answer.
This yellow sphere with 2 red forms in the middle was nothing more then a launch , explosion and combustion exhaust gas in the atmosphere from you "gringos" launching POSEIDON missels, see here WIKI from your submarines in the middle atlantic ocean almost 1000km to the east of the canary islands.
Some crazy doctor invented the transparent hull and the hightech equipment. As of he could see the detail of the craft from the island!
Ships 500km to the south of the islands also saw the same lights and effects. That proves this event was of enormous magnitude.

Debunking this UFO case


[edit on 7/2/2008 by PPLwakeUP]

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 12:14 PM
Someone posted another thread about a report from MUFON that happened relatively recently that included visual distortions too, (getting bigger/smaller, blinking out, etc). I think it happened in Colorado. Read the full report at MUFON.

Anyway, the lady who had the experience described seeing lights, one of which got very close to her, hanging over a generator she was supposed to be doing maintainance on. She "felt/was told" in her mind that she could take pictures at this point, (weird electrical and telepathic things happened). Anyway, the point I was making is that when she went back and looked at the pictures on her camera of the orbs she'd taken ~20ft away she saw there was an "alien" standing next to the generator and I believe the orb looked like a tiny UFO, or something like that.

Seems to me that these effects are tricks on our eyes due to them warping/manipulating the visible light spectrum around them. It's not that they're getting bigger or smaller or blinking out of existence, they're just turning on the cloaking device. And as for this case, 2 "aliens" staring at each other? I'm leaning to the idea that the device was malfunctioning in the cabin, and the 2 "aliens" seen was a mirroring effect of just one "alien".

Hmmm, gives me another project to monkey around with...

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 07:24 PM
reply to post by PPLwakeUP

Man, that explanation doesn't explain the sightings at all! I rather think it's not an explanation at all! Avast, have at ye! How the heck can a missile exploding look like a transparent sphere, driven by two giant men in red suits looking directly at one another, which the grows larger before shrinking (ha, I almost typed growing smaller) and then blinking out? Who you tryin'a kid?

posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 08:04 PM
reply to post by Did you see them

You wanted to know of any other encounters of seeing aliens inside their craft: There is a thread about a woman named Dorothy Izatt that captured a photo of a craft with images of aliens. You may already know of this... your pic. looks VERY similar to others she has taken. If you haven't heard of her she is very interesting.

To Camilo1 thanks for the post I had never heard of this case either. With all of the recent sphere shaped UFO sightings lately this case is a good one to compare with. And this one seems to have quite a bit of a paper trail. Very cool!

posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 07:35 PM
Maybe they let themselves be seen , because they consider us so insignificant , and so brainwashed , that they know that no one will believe anyone that claim that it saw them.

posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by Did you see them

Cool pic, where about did you take it? im in Liverpool too, i saw and photographed a silver ball last year at calderstones park.

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:54 AM
They were humans from the future looking through a wormhole at events in the past, not realising that people in the past could see them - that experiment has obviously ceased for now. (just a theory)

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