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Occurred : 12/18/2004 19:05 (Entered as : 12/18/2004 19:05)
Reported: 12/29/2004 7:46:59 AM 07:46
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Guarda la Vaca (Cuba),
Shape: Light
Duration:5mins
Bright Orange Light seen over Cuban Sky

We were on our 13th night of a 2 week vacation at the all inclusive resort of Guardalavaca on the north eastern side of Cuba.

Guardalavaca is situated about 1 hours drive from the major city of Holguin, and is on the coast.

We had recently started our meal, and with me at a round table of 5 people was my brother, neice, sister, and a family friend.

It was a clear sky, and the sun had just about gone down, but it was not yet complete darkness.

I had my back to the view facing the coast, and the open air restaurant we were in was only a 5 minute walk to the beach.

At precisely 19.05, my brother sat opposite said 'whats that light in the sky'.

We all began to observe a very bright light at about a 45 deg angle in the sky over the sea.

We had been observing the stars every night, as they are so clear in the Cuban sky from what we see in the UK, and we knew instantly this was no planet or star.

The light was a pulsating orange light, that was motionless.

My brother said he had been watching it for a few minutes previous, and only mentioned it when he saw another orange light slowly join it.

To me it was one light, but some at our table thought there could be up to four lights close together.

I estimated the light to be no more than 3 or 4 miles away.

We all agreed the light was orange, and slightly pulsating, or possibly expanding and contracting.

Other diners noticed our looking, and they began to observe the object.

Then the waiters became interested, followed by the kitchen staff who all came out and went to the edge of the restaurant for the clearest view.

This was the best indication that we were observing something unusual, as the Cuban staff seemed so fascinated themselves.

In all there were about 20 people watching the object.

We observed this object all together for about 5 minutes.

It was about 19.10 when the light just faded and was gone.

Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me this evening.

There was some background music playing in the restaurant, so we could not hear any other sound.

We ruled out any type of conventional aircraft, and as I work for an aviation company, I could only imagine helicopter(s) could create this illumination.

But why anyone would want to create a bright unexplained orange light, near a tourist resort, that the Cuban staff could not explain, within Cuban airspace, is beyond me.

Our unanimous decision that evening is that we literally witnessed a UFO.

Coincidentally, the next morning my neice heard on TV that a UFO, picked up on radar, had been reported in the Jacarta region of Indonesia.

Even more coincidentally, this seemed exactlty one week to the day when the major earthquake hit SE Asia just off Indonesia's coast.

Was there any conection between the Indonesia incident, and the worlds most devastating earthquake in the last 40 years, and maybe more? Copyright secured SL (Blackpool, UK, 29th December 2004)