4-Hour UFO Sighting Over the Canary Islands
A Special Report from Kalani and Katiuska Hanohano
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Posted: 17:20 October 23, 2007
Date of Event: Sunday, September 9, 2007
Time: 1:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
NASA photo of Tenerife, Canary Islands
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 home.
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 binoculars.
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´s keeping this object in the air. There´s no wind. It shouldn´t 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 Laguna.
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.