On the evening of 28 October 1972 five men manning a 200-foot (61-metre) lighthouse were to receive extraordinary visitors.
Just after ten o’clock in the evening Corporal Juan Fuentes left the others to inspect the generators at the base of the lighthouse. As soon as he left the quarters he noticed an object apparently parked next to the lighthouse on top of a flat terrace. Fuentes immediately returned to the garrison house to collect a gun from his room.
As he walked towards the object Fuentes noticed shining white, yellow and purple lights which illuminated a humanoid figure. Almost immediately Fuentes noticed two others, one apparently descending from the flying saucer to the terrace where he was.
Fuentes was a decisive man and on seeing the sight, and at some 80 feet (24 metres) from the object, he raised his arm – pointing the gun forward ready to shoot. The entities prevented him from shooting at them. How they did this, Fuentes is unclear. The entities re-boarded the craft which started rising and then disappeared at fantastic speed.
White as a sheet and gun in hand, Fuentes returned to the other men and told them he had seen a flying saucer. They appear to have been very practical men and his story was not well received. It was Fuentes’s intention to tell his story to the media, but before doing so he reported to a higher-ranking officer, who then apparently conferred with personnel at the American embassy.
Because of the single-witness factor the investigating group, CIOVI, obtained professional help to put the witness through over nine hours of psychological testing which seemed to support the validity of his claims.