Form: 97 Initial Report
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 12:52:38 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: January 3, 1979; near Miami, Florida CE-III
To: Francis Ridge <>

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 now.

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).