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UFO. Spain

ID #1625240675
Added Fri, 02/07/2021
Author July N.
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Incident date: 
22.06.2010 02:50
Location: 
Сан-Себастьян
Spain

UFO Formation over San Sebastian, Spain Hi, I am writing this report to inform you that I have a UFO surveillance video recorded on a NOKIA N95 8 GB mobile phone. The video quality is not very good, as it is shot at night in the city, which leads to light pollution and maximum digital zoom. The recording is impressive, although the brightness and sharpness conditions are common for this type of device. 

The video (not published) can be subjected to all sorts of tests to make sure that it is authentic. This is absolutely real. 

I have a private pilot's license, and thanks to my experience and knowledge in the field of flight, as well as knowledge of the position and maneuvers of the aircraft in the airspace, so I am absolutely sure that this is not a "normal" fixed-wing aircraft. The only possible explanation would be that they were helicopters, but given the characteristics of the airspace, the time of observation, the weather and the number of vehicles detected, it is difficult to believe that we are talking about this type of aircraft (and also because of other reasons explained below). 

Let's describe the facts

  • Location: San Sebastian, Spain
  • Date: 22.06.2008
  • Time: 2: 50 (local time)

The facts take place on a rainy late night, after a hot day, on the classic Basque coast, in the afternoon. this causes a "storm" that completely changes the weather, thus skipping an excessively hot sunny day, late night and early morning rain, the sky is completely covered (the ceiling will be about 600 or 800 feet). 

The weather conditions were certainly not ideal, either for VFR (visual) or IFR (instrumental) flights. I leave a disco located near the mouth of the Urumea River, 300 feet from the sea, and the first thing I see (outside the disco at this time there could be about twenty people watching the scene) is something like flashes or fireworks (this is the first thing that went through my head just saw objects). 

I never leave my amazement when I see that these are objects with a bright orange light, stationary and weak (although the video appears in flashing mode), which seem quite large and maintain a steady take-off flight (unacceptable for a flash or fireworks). This observation amounted to at least nine movements. I say that at least this is the amount of traffic that documents the recording, but I'm sure that before I started recording, I could see more objects. I think there were about 13-15 stained objects. 

I think this is a significant number of vehicles that were moving in groups of 3 or 4 people, some in pairs and alone, at variable speeds from each other, although they were all heading in an east-west direction, considering that its starting point was off or the sea. I didn't hear any sound coming from objects (the sound of rotors,...). 

The truth is that my proximity to the disco would probably prevent me from hearing any sounds associated with them, but it is also true that in the case of many objects, it is logical that he heard the noise, especially since the wind, even weak or very weak intensity was at that time and after the storm passed in a north-northwest direction, so this was not a factor preventing listening to t! o sounds from this area or their slowing down. 

The recording, in mp4 format and weighing 63.4 MB, has a duration of 4 minutes and 25 seconds, and there is a sound (with "taco" or the wrong word included). I have to say, it was something I couldn't believe. I was observing something that escaped my logic due to the circumstances of the moment and the physics of flight, if we think of objects like flashes and fireworks. I've never seen anything like it. 

I have never noticed suspicious objects that could be classified as UFOs, but based on my experience as a pilot and my knowledge in the field of aviation and from an objective point of view, I can not give a logical explanation for some of what happened that late night in the early morning. Sunday, June 22, in the sky of San Sebastian. Trying to dispel doubts, I first contacted the local newspaper "El Diario Vasco" as soon as I got home (around 3:30 in the morning). 

I didn't provide any information on this medium because my focus was solely on figuring out what happened, apart from creating a notification or triggering some unnecessary minimal alarm. A few minutes later, I contacted the San Sebastian Airport with the intention of resolving any doubts that several vehicles took off from this airfield, which is unlikely, since these facilities are only open from 06:00. until 21: 00 GMT. Indeed, an airport security officer, along with several Civil Guard soldiers, at that time the only personnel at the facility, tells me that there have been no take-off and landing operations since the airfield was closed. 

So, while stating the facts and trying to find a possible explanation between the events, he tells me that there should have been a concentration of helicopters near the field ... If so, that is, if they were private helicopters, where did they take off from? ? at that time? in those weather conditions? How much? what was their fate? 

There are many questions, in addition to the already dubious as" normal " physical characteristics of the flight, since no one respects training, traffic search! Each flight develops at its own discretion, sometimes even in order to provoke a collision between planes. In addition, navigation lights are anything but navigation lights. 

They are more like "landing lights", although they are used only during maneuvers at the final stage of approach, landing and takeoff, but that's not all, because the brightness, hue, intensity and very important direction of the light beam is not easy to explain. Landing light rays are projected in a sense, along the flight path, and not through a kind of focusing light at an angle of 360°, as in this case. In the recording, you can always see the same intensity of each traffic light, regardless of their position, and along the entire flight path from east to west. 

Thinking about the possibility that these were helicopters, they were well-known and dilapidated Soviet-made MIL-MI, which usually arrive from Eastern Europe to Spain for the summer fire season, the next day I contacted the tower of Labacolla Airport (Santiago de Compostela, USA). Spain) in order to find out whether such helicopters were landed yesterday morning. The only reason to contact Santiago de Compostela Airport was that it is the only airport in the northern half of the Spanish peninsula, with the exception of Foronda Airport (Vitoria), which operates around the clock (H24 works). 

The answer given by the commander at that time was negative, which indicated that at the beginning of the vertical drawn from Leon to the west, only military air exercises were conducted in NATO airspace, so there is some kind of flight plan or a known movement zone in the observation hours. events. We are talking about the longitudinal distance between the two points (San Sebastian-Leon) of about 160 nautical miles (300 km). We must take into account the strictness that the military and civilian authorities have established for determining the airspace for such maneuvers, taking into account the danger that they pose to civil air operations. 

Given these answers, you have the opportunity to consult only with the military authorities and the Radar Control Center in Madrid, Spain. Since access to these institutions is not easy, I leave it to the discretion of anyone who is interested in the phenomenon of investigation, in addition to the initial research conducted. 

All these details about the physics and flight characteristics of the observed objects were discussed with various pilots of airlines of recognized national carriers, they can also view the recordings made and are very surprised by what is visible on them, they also could not give a priori any explanation of the phenomenon.

Duration of observation: 5 min.

Original news

Date: June 22, 2010
Location: San Sebastian Spain
Time: 02:50
Summary: UFO formation over San Sebastian, Spain Hi, I’m writing this report to inform you I have a video of a UFO sighting recorded on a NOKIA N95 8gb cell phone. The video quality is not very good, since it is taken at night in the city, with the resulting light pollution, and the digital zoom to its maximum capacity. The recording is spectacular although the conditions of brightness and sharpness common to this type of devices. The video can be put under all kind of tests to ensure its authenticity. It is absolutely real. I do not want to avoid comments identify humorous or otherwise by known or not as well known. I hope you do not mind this detail. I’ve got a Private Pilot License, and thank to my experience and knowledge about flying, and the knowing on attitude and maneuvers of aircraft on airspace, that’s why I’m absolutely sure that this are not “conventional” fixed wing aircraft. The only possible explanation would be that they were helicopters, but given the characteristics of air space location, time of sighting, weather and number of traffics sighted, it’s hard to believe we’re talking about this type of aircraft (and also due to other reasons explained below). Let’s describe the facts: Location: San Sebastian, Spain Date: 06/22/2008 Time: 2:50 AM (local time) The facts are set in a rainy late night, after a sultry day, classic Basque coast, in the afternoon that triggers a “gale” that completely changes the weather, thus passing a hot sunny day in excess , a late-night and early morning rain, the sky completely covered (the ceiling would be around 600 or 800 feet). Weather conditions certainly were not ideal, either for VFR (visual) or IFR (instrumental) flights. I leave a disco located near the mouth of Urumea river, 300 ft from the sea, and the first thing I see (outside the disco could at that time be about twenty people watching the scene) is something like flares or fireworks (is the first thing that went through my head just seen the objects). I never leave my amazement when I see that they are objects that have a bright orange light, fixed and weak (although the video appears in a flashing mode), which seem to be quite large, and maintaining a steady ascent flight (improper of a flare or firework). This is a sighting made up of at least nine traffic. I say at least it is the number of traffic which document the recording, but I am sure that before I started recording I could see more objects. I think there were around 13 or 15 spotted objects. I think this is a considerable number of traffics, which were moving in groups of 3 or 4, some in pairs and solo, with variable speeds from one another, although all were heading in an east-west direction, looking that its point of departure was off or the sea. I could not hear any sound coming from the objects (sound of rotors, …). The truth is that my proximity to the disco would probably prevent me hear any sounds associated with them, but it is also true that in the case of many objects, it is logical that it had heard a noise, more so considering that the wind, even weak or very weak intensity, was at that time, and after the passage of the gale, north-northwest direction, so it was not a factor which prevented listening t! o sounds from that area, or that slowed them. The recording, in mp4 format and weighing 63.4 MB, has a duration of 4 min. and 25 sec., and has audio (with a “taco” or improper word included). I have to say it was something I could not believe. I was watching something that escaped my mind all logic by the circumstances of the moment, and physics of flight if we think of objects such as flares and fireworks. I had never seen anything like that. I have never spotted suspicious objects to be classified as UFOs but from my experience as a pilot and my knowledge of aviation, and from an objective perspective, I cannot give a logical explanation and some of what happened on that late night/early-morning of Sunday June 22nd on the sky of San Sebastian. Trying to clear any doubts, I first put in touch with local newspaper “El Diario Vasco” once I got home (around 03:30 AM). From the paper, and to my question about whether they had received any calls or had known what had happened, they said no, and the person writing that I attended dealt with the subject telling me that I would have the exclusive on the matter. I did not provide any information in this medium, because my focus was solely on finding out what had happened, beyond creating a notice or cause any unnecessary minimum alarm. A few minutes later I put in touch with San Sebastian Airport with the intention of resolving any doubt in the case of several traffics had taken off from this airfield, which is unlikely since these facilities are operational only from 06:00 h. to 21:00 pm GMT. Indeed, a member of airport security personnel, along with several Civil Guard troops, at that time the only staff at the facility, tells me that since the closing time of the aerodrome there has not been any takeoff or landing operation. Thus, in the narration of the facts and seeking a possible explanation between the event, he tells me that there must have been a chopper concentration close to the field … If so, that is, if it were private helicopters, where did they take off? at that time? in those weather conditions? how many? what was their fate? There are many questions, in addition to the already questionable as “normal” physical characteristics of the flight, since no one respects Training, traffic looking! each flight develops its sole discretion, even at times to provoke some kind of collision between aircraft. Also, the navigation lights are anything but navigation lights. They are more comparable to “landing lights”, although these are only used at final approach maneuvers, landing and take-off on, but that’s not all, as the brightness, hue, intensity and very important direction of the light beam, not easily explained. Landing light beams are projected in a sense, the flight path, and not through a kind of focus light at an angle of 360 ° as in this case. In the recording can be viewed at all times the same intensity of each traffic light, regardless of their position, and throughout the flight path east-west. Thinking on the possibility that, being helicopters, were those well known and dilapidated soviet made MIL-MI that usually come from Eastern Europe to Spain for the summer fire season, I contacted next day with the tower of Labacolla Airport (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) for the purpose of ascertaining whether there was a landing operation of such choppers over last morning. The only reason for contacting with Santiago de Compostela Airport was that is the only one airport in the northern half of the Spanish peninsula, with the exception of the Foronda Airport (Vitoria), which operates 24 hours a day (H24 operational). The answer given by the driver in command at that time was negative, indicating that there was only air military exercises of NATO airspace early in the vertical drawn from León to the west, there are therefore any flight plan or known traffic area in the hours watching the events. We are talking about a longitudinal distance between two points (San Sebastia! n – León) approximately 160 nautical miles (300 km). We must take into account the rigor that military and civilian authorities established to determine airspace to such maneuvers, for the danger they entail implicit in the civil air operations. Given these responses, only have the option of consulting military authorities and the Radar Control Center in Madrid, Spain. Not being easy the access to these establishments, I leave it to anyone interested in the phenomenon of inquiring beyond the initial investigations carried out. All these details about the physics and flight characteristics of the objects spotted have been discussed with different Airline Transport Pilots of recognized national carriers, they can likewise view the recording made, and very surprised at what is seen in the same, have not been able either to give a priori any explanation of the phenomenon. Like me, they could give as valid only the explanation that they were helicopters, yes, with all the questions raised above. Duration: 5 min.
Source:   National UFO Reporting Center

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