In the early hours of 28 November 1954 Gustavo Gonzalez and José Ponce were driving a van in the suburbs of the Venezuelan capital. They stopped when they saw a glowing globe some ten feet (three metres) wide hovering over the road.
What was to follow is a most unusual contact claim. Gonzalez ended up brawling with a hairy, dwarf-like entity which was wearing a loin-cloth, had glowing eyes and displayed deceptive strength. Although it was very light, it was able to knock Gonzalez some fifteen feet (4.5 metres) without any obvious effort. The brawling ended when another creature from inside the globe blinded Gonzalez with a ray from a tube he was carrying. Ponce, in the meantime, watched creatures carry soil and rocks into the globe after marching out from nearby bushes.
Gonzalez had a long scar on his side from the fight and the two men were placed under medical observation for a few days. It was first assumed that the men must have been drunk, but later one of the doctors treating them admitted that he accepted their story because on driving back from a night time call he had actually seen the fight with the entities! The doctor was apparently sufficiently curious to take up discussion of the case with American authorities in Washington.