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1979 - The Manises, Spain Encounter

Spain UFO Encounter

Published: 5:30 PM 1/22/2024

diameter of 200 meters...

Spain's most intriguing and mystifying UFO encounter is discussed.

The pilot of a large commercial airplane was forced to make an emergency landing because of fear of endangering his 109 passengers.

The culprit was a pair of strange, red objects which at first were a few miles to the left of the plane.

Four crew members clearly saw the objects and the pilot sent a request to ATC to see if they had the objects on radar, which were located at 23,000 feet.

Barcelona ATC radioed back that there were no other aircraft near their location.

They reported that the lights were a powerful source, and at their ten o'clock position. The objects appeared to be moving closer.

The fear of a collision was so great that the pilot aborted his flight and landed.

Strangely, just before landing, ATC picked up three UFOs with a diameter of 200 meters.

These objects were witnessed by members of the airport and a nearby military base.

A fighter jet was dispatched to check out the objects, but even at 1.4 Mach, he could not get near the object.

Each time the Mirage jet neared the UFO, it quickly darted away.

The object eventually left the area, moving toward mainland Africa. After an hour and a half and low on fuel, the Mirage landed.

This event was publicized throughout the country. An official investigation deemed that the entire event was based on optical illusion, an explanation that all of those involved dismissed.

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