September 5, 1968. Madrid, Spain. At about 6 in the afternoon, as the sun is sitting down, an unidentified flying object rose in the sky. The strange object has a spherical-shaped, it remained there in static in the sky and it's illuminated. As time went by, drivers and pedestrians gathered to look at the UFO, no one knew what it is. As night begin to fall, averting one's gaze from the sky seems to be impossible. The astonishment of the crowds wounded up creating a colossal traffic jam on Gran Vía, one of the city's major avenues. People wondering what it is as they watch the illuminated object, "it's a balloon." "No, it's a satellite." "But it moves." "No, it's still." "Don't tell me you believe in flying saucers? "No. "I only believe in what I see." Such were the comments overheard in this paper's newsroom. The UFO could also be seen from the windows of the old office facing Paseo de la Castellana. Minutes past 8 in the evening, two hours after the initial sighting, the UFO vanished towards the direction of Casa de Campo.
The spokesman of the Weather Bureau stated: "it is a UFO without question." It was not a weather balloon or any kind of tethered experimental balloon, as it had not been detected from Barajas Airport. It did not leave a visible trail for the instruments at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base. The object's identity could not be ascertained from Robledo de Chavela, the Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex, and the radar station at Paracuellos del Jarama had not picked up the UFO's signal.