Form: 97 Initial Report
January 3, 1979; near Miami, Florida
Mr. Filiberto Cardenas, age 45, was driving on Okeechobee Road
just north of Miami, Florida with three family friends when the car
engine suddenly failed. He and another man got out of the car to check
under the hood when a large luminous object emitting a humming sound
descended over the vehicle. The witness vanished in plain sight of the
others, apparently taken up into the object by a beam of light.
He was found dazed two hours later and 16 miles away from the
original location by a police officer. Later he recalled being taken up
and blacking out. He found himself onboard the object and three
human-like beings all dressed in tight-fitting white suits took him to
an ocean front setting where they opened a "lock" on a rock and entered
through a tunnel beneath the sea. The beings were of average height,
wearing outfits that covered their heads with winged snake-like emblems
on their chests.
They spoke to the witness in Spanish and mainly spoke about coming
wars and disasters. He was led to a seat made out of stone and given a
liquid to drink that tasted like honey. A huge door then opened in
front of him and several persons came out. Cardenas began feeling a
strong pressure in his chest and at this point an individual approached
him and told him he was welcomed. The individual appeared totally human
and spoke with a South American accent. Indeed this man told Cardenas
that he was from earth but had lived with extraterrestrials for a while
He was then taken through a corridor into what appeared to be a great
city. He then entered a small room where he was suddenly sucked into
the wall, which then flipped over and became a bed. Paralyzed, he was
unable to move and noticed several figures moving around him. As a
light blinded him something was inserted into his ear. From the wall
there emerged what looked like several arms ending in suction cups that
covered his body. He felt no pain but could not move.
After the examination he was taken to another room. There he saw a
tall seat and on it was a tall man wearing a cape; he also saw numerous
consoles and monitors. He was shown images of three pyramids joined by
a thin ray of light. Cardenas apparently slept several times and was
awakened and given several tablets to eat. In another room he saw
several human like figures wearing gray coveralls. In another room he
saw a large gathering of people in what he thought was a "party".
Soon he was taken into another room where he saw a large
rocket-style ship in which he was taken along with three other humans.
He was made to sit on a suction-like seat. After a short trip he was
made to exit and given something to eat. He last saw the object
disappear into the distance. He was found disoriented by a police
officer in an isolated section of the city. A medical exam found 108
tiny pricks on his body. Days after the encounter he suffered from
severe sweating, extreme thirst, extreme temperature changes, and a
strong sulfur like smell followed him, he also suffered from memory
loss, decreased sexual appetite and strange time altering episodes.
(Sources: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A
Mystery; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case
458, citing Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo; Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal,
March 1979, p. 3).