January 3, 1979
Location: Hialeah, Florida, United States
January 3, 1979 a Cuban exile Filiberto Cardenas was abducted
in front of his family. Later, he had an encounter introducing
his wife to the entities. This may be the first case on
record where the original abductee was able to successfuly
introduce another person into the contact events and to
actually take them aboard a UFO with them.
Filiberto Cardenas (credit: Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo)
A drawing of the ship used on the second abduction, and
believed to have been used on the
first one also. From an original sketch by Iris Cardenas.
There were brilliant colored lights
completely around the rim of ship, and the gondola-like
cabin also had lights on its bottom.
(credit: Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo)
Small craft where Mr. Cardenas flew underwater to the
pyramid base in the ocean. (credit:
Drawing of the alien being by Iris Cardenas, the 2nd witness.
Iris observed: "On the suit, on
the right breast, they had an emblem made up of a serpent
in the form of an 'S' or maybe
more like a 'Z' with rounded corners, with a wide 'X'-shaped
cross lying down underneath."
See a very similar alien being, including the particular
serpent emblem on the suit, in the
1967 abduction of police officer Herbert Schirmer. (credit:
Albert Rosales, Humanoid Catalog (1979 Reports)
Near Miami Florida
Date: January 3 1979
Cardenas was driving on Okeechobee Road, with three family
friends just north of the city, 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,
2 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 a ocean front-like location where
they opened a "lock" on a rock and entered
through a tunnel beneath the sea. The beings were of average
height, wearing dark tight-fitting 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 was given a liquid to drink that
tasted like honey. A huge door then opened in front of
him and several persons began coming 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 the extraterrestrials
for a while now. He was then taken through a door and
corridor into what appeared to be a great city. He then
entered a small room; there, 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 emerged what appeared to be
several arms ending in suction cups that covered his body
almost totally. He felt no pain but could not move. After
the examination, he was taken into 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 into, 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 southwest 8 street. A medical examination found
108 tiny pricks on Cardenas 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 space-time altering episodes.
addition # 458
Source: Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions The Measure of
A Mystery also Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo
Near Miami Florida
Date: February 21 1979
Cardenas, this time accompanied by his wife, felt compelled
to return to the site of the previous abduction. There,
they both entered a hovering top-shaped craft with numerous
terminals and buttons inside. Two men met them and one
woman, four-foot tall, dressed in tight-fitting silvery
suits that covered everything except for their faces.
The outfits had a serpent-like emblem on their chest area.
An antenna-like device covered their ears. This time,
the beings communicated with the witnesses via telepathy
and spoke among themselves in an Arabic sounding language.
They spoke mainly about universal love.
addition # 459
Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions - The Measure
of A Mystery