June 14, 1974
Location: Medellin, Spain
Pulido Romero, 46, was going to his father's farm when
he saw an object flying at low level. It was "round
on the bottom and with a sort of cone-shaped tower on
top." When he switched his car lights on, the object
came towards him at very high speed, only to move away
from he turned out the lights. Inside the craft, Santiago
could see three tall men, "who seemed to be holding
on to some sort of control levers" and wearing helmets.
The object seen at Medellin, as described by Sr. Santiago
Eileen Buckle, FSR Vol. 20 No. 3
by Eileen Buckle
and occupants near Medellin
month of June produced yet another "creatures"
case. It was published in the Madrid evening paper Pueblo
of June 22, written by a journalist by name of J.M. Amilibia.
Sr. Guerard adds that Sr. Amilibia specialises in reporting
on UFO sightings for Pueblo, and seems honest and sincere.
He also wrote to the witness, but did not expect a reply,
since he is a simple peasant and may not be able to write.
This was the newspaper report:
Pulido Romero, 46, married, the father of six children,
born in and a resident of Medellin (Badajoz), a sunburned
and weather-beaten outdoors-man, is the witness in a fantastic
story, which he willingly tells to both sceptics and believers
alike. Santiago isn't bothered by public derision, and
if you tell him he's crazy, he doesn't mind. He really
doesn't care, because he himself would have laughed just
a few days ago if someone else had told him the same story
that he now tells."
told me his story on the spot where it took place. In
front of us, we can see the Castle of Medellin, on top
of a meseta, an important landmark in our history, where
Calderon de la Barca wrote his famous work 'Life is but
a Dream.' We are now in a clay-coloured field; to our
right is a clump of trees."
affair took place at 5.30 a.m. on June 14, 1974, and according
to Santiago, this simple man who is completely balanced,
and would seem incapable of such invention, says: 'That
morning (it was still dark), I was going to my father's
farm, and on passing that clump of trees, I was hit in
the eyes by a strong light. I saw a funny-looking contraption
flying at a low level, some 100 metres above the ground,
I suppose. It was travelling at an unbelievable speed,
as fast as my sight could follow it. It was on one side
of the castle, and as it seemed to be coming towards me.
I became so frightened that I thought that I'd jump out
of my skin. Then I switched off my car lights and continued
on in second gear, going very slow. I was shaking all
over. Listen! You just can't imagine what a tremendous
impression a thing like that makes on a man! I'd just
like to see another man in my shoes at a time like that
to see how he'd act! The thing is that this apparatus
followed me for about 70 metres on my right, and when
I got to that hill over there, 1 switched the lights of
my car back on, and the apparatus came towards me again
at very high speed but only to fade off when I turned
out the lights. I got to the farm and noticed that it
stayed near the door, about 100 metres off the ground,
moving upwards and downwards at times. My first thought
was to lock myself up in the house, and I did just this.
Then, after having recovered a bit, I came out with a
pitchfork in hand, just in case...you can imagine how
frightened I was; so much so, in fact, that I was thinking
of taking to the mountains where I know a few good spots
to hide out...'"
still shows the remains of that panic on his countenance.
Santiago speaks perfectly clearly, telling us what he
saw, step by step. At times, he shakes with emotion as
the chill of fear reminds him of the experience..."
'When I came out of the house, it was standing still over
the farm. The light it gave off was so intense that it
looked like daytime. It was precisely then that I got
the idea of focusing my headlights on it in order to see
what was going on. Then the thing headed for me like a
bat out of hell; I turned out the lights again and it
stayed quiet for a moment and then began to move up and
did the apparatus move?' I asked him."
very high speed and spinning in the same spot, although
at times, it zigzagged or remained still, or swayed like
a pendulum of a clock. For a moment it would look like
a star, and then, in the next moment, it was right there
beside me. At times it seemed to me to move like a whirlwind,
you know what I mean? like an incredible maelstrom...Well,
it's just that I haven't the ability to explain it; words
shape was it?"
on the bottom and with a sort of cone-shaped tower on
top. The round part was transparent and a great yellow
light came from inside it. The tower shone and looked
like a metal structure.'"
say it was transparent. Did you see anything inside when
it drew near to you?'"
I could see three men clearly. Three very tall men, more
than two metres tall, who seemed to be holding on to some
sort of control levers, and they were wearing some sort
of helmets on their heads. They were standing up. Listen,
man, this was really something to see!'"
big do you think the thing was?'
round part was about 20 metres in diameter; the tower,
about 10 metres high.'"
it make any special kind of sound?'
It moved in complete silence.'"
long did you observe it from the farm?'
I'd say until the sun began to go down, around sevenish.
It was then that it headed off towards Villaneuva at a
tremendous speed. When my children arrived at the farm,
I was still pallid, as while as a ghost...If I live to
be a thousand, I'll never forget that experience! Never,
never, never. I swear that it was a terrible thing. You
and all the rest can believe me or not, it's all the same
to me. I know it is true and that's all that matters.
I was always very sceptical about such things; I used
to think that they were the inventions of idlers and dreamers,
just a lot of nonsense. But now 1 know that there's something
do you think it is?"
from other worlds. What I saw, that apparatus thing, is
not from this world because there cannot be anything even
similar. Well, at least, this is what I believe...because
I never saw the likes of such.'"
was the closest you came to it?"
50 metres. It was awful, simply frightening. And so silent
and so brilliant. Now I've stopped going out of the house
in the early hours of the morning. Now I wait for the
sun to come out before going to the farm.'"
is the testimony of Santiago Pulido. But then there were
others from Medellin who also saw it. For example, there
was a young boy, going to Medellin from La Oliva, who
saw it from the road, as well as two residents of San
Benito. They also say that two traffic policemen from
Medellin told their families that they had seen it too.
At any rate, it is a testimony worth investigating. One
more story to add to all of the others..."