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4-Hour Sighting Over the Canary Islands

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 14:23:24 -0400
Archived: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:30:33 -0400
Subject: 4-Hour Sighting Over the Canary Islands

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
October 8, 2007

SPAIN: 4-Hour UFO Sighting Over the Canary Islands

A Special Report from Kalani and Katiuska Hanohano

Date of Event: Sunday, September 9, 2007
Time: 1:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

We are two American ex-pats currently living on the island of
Tenerife, one of 7 beautiful islands located 250 nautical miles
off the coast of Morocco, North Africa. Our home is part of a
private residential area located at the southern edge of the old
city of San Cristobal de La Laguna. La Laguna was founded in
1496 and is today declared a World Heritage Site, a designation
given by UNESCO in 1999. It is protected by all the laws
governing that honor. La Laguna is located high in the mountains
overlooking the sprawling capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. Our
home overlooks a portion of this huge city.

To our west, not more than a mile and a half distant, is the
eastern air approach to the airfield at Los Rodeos Airport. On
March 27, 1997, two Boeing 747s, one KLM, the other a Pan
American, collided on the airfield killing 583 passengers. This
stands as the worst single airline accident in aviation history.

Today most passenger air traffic arrives to Tenerife using
Sophia Reina Airport, located to the south of the island, nearer
to the ever-expanding tourist resorts that dot the south.
However, some passenger and cargo crafts continue to use the
northern airport of Los Rodeos. Incoming planes that land using
the eastern approach to the airport fly almost directly over our

Our UFO sighting of September 9, 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007, we woke up late and eased into the
noon hour. At about 12:45 pm I went outside to do trimming work
in our back yard. The afternoon was very warm, totally clear and
devoid of clouds. There was a very soft breeze coming in from
the east.

At approximately 1:40 pm I asked my wife if she could bring me a
cold glass of water and some cookies. This she did and I sat in
the shade on the back porch to rest.

While sitting there I began to feel restless and gazed at the
sky. I immediately saw to the east of me, perhaps no more than a
half a mile away, a silvery object floating over the freeway
that links La Laguna to Santa Cruz. I watched this object for
about 5 minutes, trying to figure out what it was. This object
was moving slowly as it described a very large circle over the
area east of where we reside. When the object reached the point
where I first observed it, it continued to describe another
circle following its previous path. I could see that there were
no strong winds that could carry an object into the sky, and
with that knowledge, I went into the house and grabbed my

When I returned to the back porch the object was still circling
the neighborhood east of me. I trained my binoculars on the
object and immediately could see that this object was silver in
color, it reflected the intense sunlight, and looked like it was
a blanket of some sort twisting and folding into itself.

At that moment I remember thinking, "Okay, this is pretty
strange. What=B4s keeping this object in the air. There=B4s no wind.
It shouldn=B4t be maintaining the same altitude. It should vary."

So, for about 5 minutes I watch this silvery looking blanket
twisting object circle the sky. And I watched as this "blanket"
folded in upon itself. As I continued to watch, with and without
my binoculars, I observed a very bright oblong-shaped light
arriving from the southeast. This light intersects the "blanket"
object and continues to head northwest toward the city of La

I immediately uttered the most well known and time-honored
epithet on our planet: "What the _______ ."

I could see that something very strange was occurring and turned
to enter the house to get our video camera. As I did so, facing
north, I glanced toward the sky over the mountainous area that
backdrops the northern edge of the city of La Laguna. What I saw
was impossible.

My attention was focused on the clear sky over the mountains.
The reason I focused there was because I saw a rectangular
portion of the sky assume a different quality from its
surroundings. What formed in the sky was a rectangular area, a
window if you will, The difference between the ambient-
environment and this "window" was that the area inside of this
rectangle "rippled". I could discern very clearly the border
area of this rectangle because the visual quality of the
"rippling" was so distinct from the stillness of the area
surrounding this rectangle.

As I watched this rectangular area, from the west came 2 bright
lights, oblong in shape, and they entered into this rectangle at
a ferocious speed... one after the other. As they entered into
this rectangular area, these two objects created a sine wave-
shaped trail. The same kind of sine wave one would instantly
recognize on a waveform monitor.

As soon as this "waveform" was created, it dissipated. The
rectangular area also ceased to express itself and the area over
the mountains returned to normal. This entire event lasted no
more than 5 seconds at most.

This was serious, I thought. I ran into the house to grab our
video camera. My wife could tell from my frantic behavior that
something was up and asked me what was happening. I told her
that I was seeing some strange objects from the back and to
follow me outside. This she did, and almost immediately we began
to see the phenomenon that would occupy us for the next 3-1/2

=46rom an elevated area at the north side of our house, but still
part of the back yard, we observed an oblong-shaped light appear
in the sky near the western edge of Santa Cruz. This light
traveled in a straight line almost directly over our home. It
was silent, traveled smoothly and was using the approach to Los
Rodeos Airport.

For the next 15 to 20 minutes we observed these lights appearing
out of the blue, heading west toward the Airport. These lights
would appear every 30 seconds or so, one after the other. Their
external oblong-shape never changed.

Shocked that we were witnessing an ongoing parade of anomalous
objects, we moved to the front yard, in a position to watch
these objects arriving and heading west.

We need to emphasize that these transiting objects were no more
than 500-700 feet over us at all times. They never varied from
this. We can approximate their height based upon visually
watching passenger aircraft flying over our home as they
prepared to land at Los Rodeos Airport. The direction that they
were taking took them parallel to the landing field at that
airport. In a few cases that we witnessed, these objects seem to
have taken the corridor that would place them exactly over the
landing field. The airport tower personnel had to be seeing
these objects. It was impossible to miss.

Now, there were about a dozen other objects that we counted that
came in from a southerly and northerly direction. They would all
intersect with the objects heading due west and changed their
course to a westerly one.

We observed these objects appearing from the east and heading
west for about 2-1/2 hours. During this long period we observed
each object visually by eye and with the aid of two binoculars.
There was a very BIG difference between what we were seeing with
our eyes, and what we were offered through the binoculars. We
will expand on this momentarily.

Now comes a part that is difficult to disclose because it is so
unacceptable to many. We decided to verbally and mentally ask
these objects to stop and hover so that we could observe them
better. Most of the objects ignored this request. But 5 of these
objects did respond. Four of these objects stopped over the
airport area, reversed their direction and headed directly to
our home. They stopped and hovered a few blocks from our home.
The fifth object directly over our home, in fact directly over
my wife who was then asking them to do exactly that. I could see
the object directly over her at about 500 feet. An oblong-shaped
light. Silent. Obliging.

It remained in this position for a few minutes while my wife was
almost bent backward with her binoculars observing this
mysterious thing. She continuously dialogued with me about what
she was observing. There was so much going on that I chose to
direct my attention to another group of objects heading west. We
didn=B4t want to miss anything.

At about 2 hours and 45 minutes into the sighting we sensed that
things were slowing down. Since all things must end, we figured
this was the case. We were wrong.

At about 5 p.m., as I watched the few remaining objects coming
in from the east, I began to notice from the periphery of my
vision objects heading in the reverse direction, west to east,
as if they had completed what they had intended to do and were
heading home. I was witnessing the beginning of a parade going
in the opposite direction. Objects behaving just as before.

I mentioned this to my wife, but was beginning to suffer
visually from the very bright sun and needed to get into the
house to rest. This she did, leaving me to observe the remainder
of the sightings.

Observing these returning objects, through binoculars I noticed
a very marked difference in some of the objects. Something very
unexpected. More on this shortly.

I observed that these returning objects were using a flight path
slightly south of our home, which would probably put them over
the area near to the pueblo of La Esperanza. This area overlooks
the Los Rodeos Airport.

At the same time that I was observing these returning lights, I
observed for 45 minutes a very interesting event. And I would
not have seen it were it not for a large palm tree that grows in
our front yard.

During the entire 4 hour event the sky remained clear, cloudless
and blue. A soft breeze insinuated itself into our area. Since I
dislike intense sunlight I sought the comfort of the shadow cast
by the palm tree. As I did so the glare of the sun was obscured.
I took this moment to relax my eyes and casually looked at the
upper portion of the tree trunk. To my surprise I could see 5
glowing objects with the same oblong-shape, maneuvering in the
glare of the sun. These movements showed neither rhyme nor
reason. I would never have seen this event had it not been for
the partial obscuring of the sun. No one else would be able to
see them under normal conditions. It seemed to me that they were
using the strong glare to hide themselves. But why hide
themselves when they had just offered us 3 plus hours of
strangeness. Talk about an embarrassment of richness.

Finally, after a little over 4 hours, the last objects were seen
heading east. Those objects using the suns glare were also gone.

In the remaining moments of activity, I mentally asked the most
obvious question: "What was all of this about. And why such a
long sighting."

What we observed through binoculars

When we watched these objects visually using our eyes, they
appeared oblong and self-luminescent. A soft white light, not
brilliant, and at no time did this luminescence vary in
intensity. These objects appeared to slide through the sky
effortlessly as if they were immune to resistance. There was
never any sound. As for its speed, all we can say is faster than
a landing passenger craft, but slower than a jet fighter.

But when we trained our binoculars on these lights we were
stunned at what we saw. There were 5 different shapes that we
observed during this 4-hour event:

1. Wedge-shaped

2. Stubby-bullet shaped

3. Elongated bullet shaped

4. Curved hot dog shaped

5. Dice shaped (cube)

The "wedge-shaped" object appeared periodically. It flew with
the pointed end ahead. It appeared blue-grey in color.

The remaining objects were far different... and they morphed.

The "stubby-bullet shaped" objects tumbled as they flew. As they
tumbled, they morphed short stubby fins from the side. We
observed these fins developing out of, and returning back into
the object as it continued its tumbling.

The "elongated bullet shaped" objects also tumbled as they flew.
And like its short, stubby partner, they also morphed what
appeared to be fins that appeared and withdrew into the objects.

The "curved hot dog shaped" objects were amazingly strange. I
got to observe this morphing miracle as it went over our home
(side view) and as it receded (side and back view). As with the
others, these objects tumbled as they flew. They were shaped
like a curved hot dog with the front end located at a shortly
higher position than the back end. As it flew, the back end rose
up and curved into its middle section. As it did this, the front
portion, unaffected by the rear rising action, sprouted short,
stubby... fins. These fins receded back into the objects when
they assumed their normal hot dog shape.

The object that paused directly over my wife at about 500 feet
was cube-shaped. It tumbled as it flew, very similar to rolling
dice on a table. When the object was hovering over my wife,
through binoculars she could see that it was also morphing,
sprouting short fins, and other forms that are impossible to
describe. But she could see very clearly three "lights" on the
bottom of the cube shape. She described red, white and blue
lights. When she was describing to me what she was seeing I
remember responding to her, "Yea, red, white and blue lights."
Obviously made in America." She wasn=B4t pleased with my sarcasm.

The reader must remember that we observed these objects for more
than 4 hours. We observed 5 basic shapes repeated one after the
other, but not necessarily in a particular order. Although we
have told a few friends that we saw about 90 objects, the truth
is that we simply lost count. Too much was happening.

Morphing objects are a big problem in today=B4s ufology. This
seems to be a relatively new evolution with these objects and
we=B4re simply going to have to accommodate it.

There were two things that bothered us greatly during this
sighting and we need to elucidate them.

The first is that when the objects were seen visually with our
eyes they appeared as oblong-shaped lights of no great size. But
when we trained our binoculars on these objects we could see no
glow, no suggestion that any overall illumination was present.
What we saw were objects displaying enough definition for us to
observe shape, structure and morphing changes. But still lacking
in high definition. It seemed as if the objects were housed in a
field that guaranteed that the objects would remain fuzzy.

Secondly, while we visually observed oblong-shaped glowing
objects, when we trained our binoculars on these lights, we saw
chaotic tumbling and morphing activity inside of that glow. And
yet, when we removed the binoculars, the objects appeared
steady, with no hint of distortion or change. The reason why we
find this odd is because in the case of the bullet-shaped and
curved hot dog-shaped devices, as they tumbled, their length
would have exceeded the height of the oblong-shaped glow. Yet,
when we watched this oblong object glide across the sky, no
distortion or accommodation to the object inside of it occurred.

One final observation please! When I observed the objects
returning, heading west to east, a number of the bullet-shaped
objects appeared different. They appeared dirty, as if debris
were sticking to them. I observed these silver-grey objects
surrounded by a dark brown substance. It was as if these objects
had an important duty to perform, and having performed that
duty, they returned soiled from the work they had done. I
thought about this for many days, trying to figure out a proper
way to describe the "debris" that I saw attached to some of
these objects.

About a week later it struck me: What I saw attached to some of
these objects was very similar to what happens when you bring a
magnet in touch with iron filings. If you place that magnet
below a piece of paper with iron filings, those filings will
stand out and follow the contour of the magnetic field.

That is the best possible description of what I observed.


I am an American UFO investigator of long standing. My wife is a
singer and entertainer, but also a Spanish-language translator.
We have both had a number of UFO sightings =96 together and
separately. My sightings took place in Hawaii, Seattle, Denver
and now, Tenerife. My wife=B4s sightings took place in North
Dakota, Denver and now, Tenerife.

This means that we are REPEATERS. This admission will not settle
well with the more conservative element within ufology. The
broad-minded investigator may acknowledge that there is indeed a
growing number of such people showing up in the UFO field. The
debunkers will... well, they=B4d probably debunk their own

We understand the problem. Millions have seen strange objects in
the sky. Millions more have not. So what makes us so damned

We=B4ve thought about this. Endlessly. We have no answer. We are
as confused about this as anyone else could be. But there are
two things we should mention about ourselves that may be
contributing factors:

1. We look up! We make it a practice to scan the sky when we
find a moment.

2. We anticipate. We=B4ve had numerous sightings. That means we
MIGHT have others. Therefore, we anticipate the next event.

If there is anything more at work than this, we know nothing
about it. We are clueless.

There is one more thing that needs to addressed. The claim that
we have made that UFOs have stopped and hovered when we have
mentally or verbally requested such action:

For many this is difficult stuff to tolerate. Think about how we
feel. We asked... and they complied. This has happened to me on
4 occasions. It has happened on a few occasions with my wife.

Our concern is that this will be misinterpreted by the
overenthusiastic. Those who will say that we are in
communication with these... things. Nothing could be further
from the truth.

Let me make this as clear as is possible. When the opportunity
has presented itself, we have experimented. Simple as that. The
question is simple. "Please stop!" On occasion they have. It=B4s
not like we are asking them to dinner, or a game of chess.

Although it is kind of a "rush" to see them stop per our
request, closely following is the feeling of "trepidation".
Trepidation because we have brought attention to ourselves.
Trepidation because we are not interested in going the next

Finally, regarding our beloved video camera. I was unable to
film these events, much to my anger and chagrin. It was
impossible to focus the camera using the LCD screen because the
intense sunlight washed the image out. I pointed the camera
wildly, but no image showed up. I was so desperate to show the
morphing of these objects that I had zoomed the lens instead of
going for a wide-angle view. My fault.


We have seen nothing in the local newspapers to suggest that
anyone else reported this event. We have called no one in
authority at various venues to report this sighting. We have
attempted to contact the leading ufologist here, Jose Gregorio
Gonzalez, to inquire whether he had heard anything about a
sighting in our area. He has chosen not to return our calls or
inquiries. We received the same brush-off from the late
Francisco Padron Hernandez, otherwise known as Paco Padron. He
was the revered dean of anomalies research in the Canaries. He
refused to see an American ufologist. His reason. He didn=B4t want
to talk about ufo abductions, which he considered nonsense. We
didn=B4t want to talk about abductions either. We had other
reasons to want to speak with him. Surprisingly, in April 2000,
he published a book, Luces de Medianoche, which spoke about his
... abduction. Go figure!

Kalani and Katiuska Hanohano
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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