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Monday, July 9, 2012

The truth and lies about UFOs in Lajas, Puerto Rico

I believe, like most ufologists, that Puerto Rico is a hotbed of UFO activities since my family and I experienced a firsthand event upon arriving on the island from New York City back in 2005. However, many here on the island (who I will not name), have taken advantage of this to promote their towns’ fame and tourism. This was a lesson my family and I learned when we couldn’t find any help on the island, after we faced an extraordinary experience with extraterrestrials in Aguada, Puerto Rico.

The so-called, "ufologists" whose aim is to lie and exaggerate for the wellbeing of their towns are hampering the true UFO sightings and alien abductions occurring on the island. This bunch of unemployed and uneducated folks, who had just come out from the streets, with no prior experience in conducting an investigation, suddenly brand themselves, "UFO investigators".

The construction of the "ufoport"  (in Spanish: ovnipuerto) in Lajas, Puerto Rico is another attempt by the so-called "ufologists" in the southwest of the island to mislead the public into thinking that the area is a hotbed of UFO activities for their own personal gains and for the fame and tourism of that town. It’s laughable to think that it would function like an International Airport where the control tower would advise an approaching spacecraft, "you’re clear to land on runway one". Hilarious, isn’t it? And interplanetary beings would come in their spaceships to vacation in Lajas of all places on Earth. Why not vacation in Acapulco, Buenos Aires or Miami? Why not talk to our leaders at the United Nations or land in more important cities like Washington D.C., New York, Mexico City, Moscow, London, Paris, Madrid, Beijing, Rome, Tokyo, or even San Juan? Why Lajas of all places? This only comes to a single answer: egoism.

The truth:

The truth is there are no funds to create such an imaginary endeavor. However, if they manage to build the "ufoport", the people and/or tourists will definitely be disappointed when they witness for themselves that no spacecraft had landed there and be a waste of money. This will make the so-called "ufologists" fools of themselves. I think they know it cannot or will not be built, but by announcing it, is enough to make themselves important visionaries to the REAL UFO investigators and for the fame of their town, Lajas. Another fact is that Lajas is not the only place on the island where UFO sightings and alien abductions are common and should NOT be hyped as the only place where these phenomena occur. Puerto Rico despite being a small island has experienced some of the most frequent UFO sightings and alien abductions in the world.

The lies: 

The town of Lajas, with a population of only 20,000 people, has had many incidents that were later known to be hoaxes as they were thoroughly investigated by some of the most respected UFO researchers from Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Some of the biggest lies are that a UFO crashed there and "La Llorona" (the ghost of a weeping woman who wandered the streets). "La Llorona" case in Lajas was a copycat incident that was originally from Mexico and NOT from Lajas. This sighting is known as one of the biggest lies coming from that area.

Another one is the Amaury Rivera’s "alien Abduction" (no relation to this writer). I posted his story in English and Spanish on my sites and received negative reactions from all over the world, even from some ufologists who wrote to me indicating that he faked the photos by tossing a hubcap in the air to claim that he photographed an F-14 jet chasing a UFO after his supposed alien abduction. Upon examining the photos myself, I noticed that the "F-14" did not move (hovering in the air), but the UFO did move, which is impossible. Some photographic analysis in England revealed that the alleged F-14 jet was hanging by a thin string from a tree branch. The negativity was so bad and constant that I had to remove it from my sites.

The naming of route 303, the "extraterrestrial route" (see the picture on the left) is another attempt to make Lajas a tourist attraction. Most falsified photographs of so-called "UFOs" come from this route for the excitement of those "investigators" who publicize them in the Puerto Rican news media for their own personal gains.

The "Laguna Cartagena" is a lagoon or lake, which is almost dried up in a wooded area in Lajas where these deceivers claim that UFOs enter in and out of it through a tunnel, which connects to the sea. Some videos and photos of so-called UFOs were taken, but most were actually flares or lights that were purposely put there and they made it seem as if they were UFOs hovering over the lagoon. Someone who lives in the area, who I will not name, witnessed those activities and passed this information to me.

Now they came up with something new, a so-called "gargoyle" being sighted in Lajas and Guanica. A gargoyle is an imaginary and mythological being, generally depicted in stone from medieval Europe, has no place in Puerto Rican folklore and is obviously a hoax.

It is evident that the ufoport will not be built, but publicizing it on the Internet and in the Puerto Rican news media or even suggesting its construction, can only lead to the same purpose why route 303 was named the "extraterrestrial route".  It is an idea of recognition and elevation of the southwestern corner of the island in part of those so–called "investigators". This is the reason why this writer has refused to post anything coming from Lajas, Cabo Rojo or Guánica on my websites. 

These and more are some of the lies coming from that area. I am NOT saying that no UFO sighting occurs there, but emphasizing that Lajas is NOT the only place on the island where these sightings occur. These so-called, "investigators" simply ignore other places on the island to promote tourism there.

These fabrications could make the serious and genuine sightings look like hoaxes, therefore giving the island (and Lajas) a bad name. It should be known that this writer has nothing against the good decent people of Lajas, but with those who lie for their own personal gains.

By Nelson C. Rivera  (PRUFON)



Although there have been many unexplained sightings in the town of Lajas, the situation there has been hyped by the amount of lies and exaggeration by a group of so-called, "ufologists" who ignore other areas of Puerto Rico to promote tourism in Lajas. That was evident when my wife and my daughter confronted a terrifying experience in the town of Aguada with extraterrestrials and that group of charlatans refused our plea for help. Of course, if it happened in Lajas they would have jumped on the opportunity for fame and tourism for that town. Those hoaxes and lies were approved and sanctioned by the then mayor of that town who named route 303 "The extraterrestrial route". The idea of building an "UFOport" (ovnipuerto), “la llorona sightings" and the biggest hoax of them all, "that a UFO crashed there" all this could only be found in a science fiction novel.

By Nelson C. Rivera
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Ufologist, criminal investigator, musician, artist and writer.

I worked 20 years for the New York City Department of Correction. First as a Correction Officer for 4 years, Captain for 12 years, and as a Deputy Warden for 4 years. As a law enforcement officer and supervisor, I have conducted countless of criminal investigations, some for unimaginable allegations.

On June of 2005, after my retirement, I moved to Puerto Rico with my family where my wife and my daughter faced extraordinary experiences with extraterrestrials. These alien encounters, subsequent abductions of my wife and the lack of help from so-called, "ufologists" here on the island, prompted me to become involved in the field of ufology and in the need to help others who have had similar experiences.


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