Sunday, October 30, 2011
On October 21, 1917 while returning from Cambroncino (Caceres, Spain), Nicolas Sanchez Martin, in the company of two women, observed a strange light over the river to be crossed on his way.
Frightened, the women decided to stay over night at Rivera Oveja and wait to continue the next day.
But Nicholas continued his journey and approached the small luminous ball floating in the air.
Calling out to the enigmatic light, it quickly turned against him and his mule.
The ball settled between the legs of the animal. Nicholas dismounted, who, having escaped from the "luminous globe," and with great fear, fled the scene.
After nine days of the incident, the unfortunate witness died at 39 years, in severe pain and with rare bleeding that a physician tried to sear with a small red-hot iron.
Dr. Victor Sanchez Hoyos said in its report that the death was due to pneumonia. Although neighbors and relatives commented that the death was related to his encounter with the light, because until that day Nicholas was inextraordinary good health.
Some experts, like the researcher J.J. Benitez claimed that the witness was exposed to some kind of "ionizing radiation" of "low frequency" that caused his death. Unfortunately we'll never know for sure.
Interestingly, reviewing various historical documents, newspaper, I discovered that the "EL CONTRIBUYENTE" offered the following sensational news to its readers the March 17, 1897, bearing similarities to the incident at Cambroncino.
"Newspapers report that residents of Vitoria: Yurre, Antesana, Lipidana and other people are overwhelmed with fear because of a mysterious light that appears at night near those places. It's sort of a luminous globe with pale lights that wanders through the air or stops at the tips of the twigs. The balloon in question is easily distinguished at a great distance and has been seen by several people. It is said that a curious person who went to the window to contemplate it, had to close the window abruptly, as she saw the phenomenon [and readers will have understood that it is a phenomenon] came toward her, no doubt without good intentions . The fact has given rise to fantastic assumptions, reviving the ancient legends of witches, and as night falls, the simple villagers experience hair-raising, except those who are bald. In De Vitoria some people have come to witness the phenomenon also."