"I finished the day of 10 March
1960 in the Hydroelectric Center for Huallanca, see picture- established in a tunnel by those fine masters of modern engineering, in
escarpments of the Peruvian Andes on the right branch of the Rio Santa,
Callejon de Huaylas. All of the equipment was functioning harmoniously.
thought that my turn of work for this night, as Chief of Mechanical
would pass with no problems nor power failures, those that occasionally
because of the heavy rains and violent winds that assaulted those high
the Black Cordillera where the high tension lines transported the
from Huallanca to the distribution center for the small city of Chimbote,
hundreds of kilometers distant.
Suddenly a sparrowhawk flew above the generators and perched upon a
nonferrous overhang in the upper part of the wall. It turned its head
agitatedly from side to side. I was surprised by the actions of
the bird since the interior of the tunnels and the blockhouse were well
illuminated, and it must have come zigzagging among the cables, tubes,
and other installations the length of the tunnel
which began at the bridge over the Rio Santa and led to the machine
distance of 114 meters in rock. The bats, swallows, and other small
frequently by way of the secondary tunnel though which passed the power
cables to the transformer banks, and through which only passed the
once every two days when they inspected the functioning of the
Observing the hawk and its unsettled demeanor, I deduced that that was
first visit to the machines room for which it was unaccustomed to the
produced by the generators. Meanwhile I went to the internal service
to notify the operator of the control panel about the unexpected
visitor, when the
current interrupted and the blockhouse were plunged into darkness. I
that some strange overcharge had originated some malfunction in the
switchboard. I hurried to check on the refrigeration of the high tension
transformers, connecting the current of the auxiliary power plant that
cases of emergency supplied the internal wiring and motor of the water
furnishing the refrigeration to those machines. I took the hand
flashlight that we
used when failures occurred, and ran to the patio of the transformers
the entrance, to confirm that the machines were receiving adequate
When I came out of the tunnel I was confronted by a surprise. Despite
current being interrupted for which I expected to find the nocturnal
darkness of a
cloudy sky, I saw that the surroundings, in a circle of about 500 meters
were illuminated like day.
As the site of the entrance to the Central was almost enclosed by rocky
elevated peaks, I could not describe, at first, from where the strange
I went forward toward half the distance to a point where I could observe
of the river below, more open by the separation of the peaks there. As I
looked involuntarily toward the horizon. There in the distance a star
through a small opening in the overcast sky. That began to clarify in my
idea that that incomprehensible splendor could come from a meteorite
accidentally in that place, occasioning the malfunction of the power
When I got to more or less the center of the bridge there, I discovered
light was coming from an ovoid object, similar to a gigantic lens,
posing on a
small platform placed between the union of the Rio Kitaragsa with the
That platform, molded by the channels of the two rivers over centuries
took the form of a triangle of unequal sides. It was part of a small
they began the work of construction of the Power Central, the tunnels,
blockhouse and the patio for the transformers, having served as an
and supply base for materials, until almost all was arrested by a flood
The luminous apparatus did not surprise me too much, because the
of man have advanced with much acceleration and new machines of
forms are appearing every day. But the color and the intensity of the
light that it
radiated was surprising.
Despite my looking fixedly at that light, my retinas did not suffer any
on the contrary, I experienced a very agreeable sensation and desire to
observing. Who, when and for what had brought this strange machine and
it in that place, which seemed to me to be so insignificant?
That was my questioning. I imagined that the Army, with the intent of
scientific investigation, had enclosed in some spheroid of glass of
reflector of extraordinary potency, for some reason.
I put my flashlight out (which I had forgotten about in my surprise) and
down toward that luminous object. Enroute I passed and checked the
refrigeration pumps of the transformers, and assured myself that they
functioning correctly, and then proceeded…
At the end of the patio I encountered the guard on duty, named Quiroz,
guarded the Arsenal at night. I saw him looking as tranquil as if
abnormal was taking place. By the tranquility of the guard I began to
psychological state. I felt that my mind had suffered some kind of
and that for that reason I was seeing things not real. This frightened
"Hola, Quiroz, I thought we were in darkness." I said in a
soft tone so as not to
give evidence of my alteration.
"Ah, Senor, I saw you, I am more illuminated than if I was in the
Martin in Lima." Responded the smiling guard.
"Do you know what is happening there?" I asked again, taking
toward the luminous object.
Quiroz grabbed my left arm and nervously said to me:
"Senor, If you are afraid; another time they came down there with
machine. They are good beings, and don't mean any harm to anybody. You
not imagine how friendly they are, but please leave them alone. They may
With the information of Quiroz, I came to make deductions very important
me. The first, was that he also saw what I imagined I was seeing; and
second was that the presence of that inexplicable and rare apparatus was
already sufficiently familiar to him, that only thus could I be sure
that its crewmen
did not harm anybody.
"Listen, Quiroz, please explain better, who has landed there? What
want here? Did they give you any trouble?"
"No, and don't shout, Senor. Speak with a low voice. They don't
me. They say they are inhabitants of another world very distant. They
these heights where there are shepherds. They come frequently."
The explanations of Quiroz made me believe that he and I were both
suffering a momentary mental unbalance, a product of who knows, but
sufficiently strong to see flying discs. That alarmed me, but despite
The horrors, tortures, terrors and destruction of the Second World War,
which I participated from beginning to end, had corroded my opinion such
human altruism, that I could not believe in the existence of any other
astute than man to confront. As I had learned, 'the attack and defense
strategies', I walked without fear toward that gigantic luminous
remained standing, begging me in full voice not to approach the strange
Some 100 meters beyond the patio of the transformers, and perhaps 200
from the object, I met two beings.
They were tall, with proportionate bodies and sloping shoulders. They
dressed in suits of fine finish, well fitted to the body, and of rare
color, that at first
seemed to shine like the fur of a seal. The one on my left greeted me in
native dialect. I answered in Spanish and continued with a question.
"Who are you and what are you doing here?"
"Don't be alarmed my friend, please", and he continued in my
"We are extraterrestrials, from the planet APU. We come here from
when we pass by this galaxy, we visit the Earth, fraternally. We pray
forgive us, as we will go soon."
"Go to the Devil and tell that about 'extraterrestrials' to your
see if they believe you, but never return, because with your machine of
you have provoked the disruption of service and have caused heavy danger
the Siderurgica of Chimbote by interrupting the electrical
I spoke thus because with their telling me that they were
that they came from another world to visit a place as far removed as
did not believe any of their words. I thought they could be spies of
technical nation that were joking with me, pretending to pass for
"Say what you like, but the interruption of the current was not
caused by us.
Your Central has light. My friend, we ask that you not judge us bad, and
us. We will not forget. All for others." They said almost together,
returned to their ship.
I observed the machine and saw that it rested on three gigantic supports
beams of light. Each of them terminated in great circular cushions of
light of the
same luminosity. A stair that terminated like the landing cylinders
center of the lower part of the machine with the upper part. Those
ascended that stair and it, retracting itself, carried them to the
interior. Then the
beams of light that supported the machine also retracted. I heard a soft
perceptible hiss, like a breeze, and the apparatus rose vertically at
first, and then
zig-zagged rapidly and disappeared in the clouds above.
"Of what nationality do you think those men are?" I asked
Quiroz as we slowly
returned to the patio of the transformers.
"Those men are not from any country, sir; they just are
they said. Above, in the regions of Champara and Milwakocha, the
and the rustic villagers are seeing them always. This is no trick nor
He emphatically contested.
"What happened to you, Quiroz?" Is it true that you can
believe that they are
extraterrestrials? Do you believe what you are saying?" I
interrogated in strong
"Pardon, Sir, I will tell you nothing more, but please do not tell
them. They are good men. To expose them would be a mistake." He
offended by my comportment.
The manor in which Quiroz replied gave me to understand that he wanted
compel me to hide the presence of these strangers. This made me laugh
but I said nothing.
Upon taking my leave from him I remembered the phrase "All for
Which was pronounced by the strangers as they turned to go. It seemed to
rather gracious and released an outburst to full voice.
I meditated upon that unexpected encounter and became convinced that
those strangers spied on some business in favor of a powerful
possessed in secret the marvelous flying machine constructed in the form
plate, and that they had converted Quiroz to be their accomplice. For
tried to make them pass for extraterrestrials to deflect my suspicions.
Whether terrestrials or extraterrestrials, their presence was
"To tell this would be to fall into ridicule," he said to me,
and I decided not to
speak of the event to anybody.
Upon entering the blockhouse, the technician of electrical works told me
the disconnect had been caused by a vulture, upon shorting the circuit
tried to perch on a post that supported the high tension cables near the
distribution center at Chimbote.
TUESDAY, 12 APRIL 1960
The day dawned with a clear sky of a singular blue color. The high peaks
the Ancash Mountains, mostly unknown and unexplored by man, imposed
themselves majestically and displayed their folded escarpments. It was a
delightful morning that announced a day quite appropriate for my
excursion through the surrounding heights.
I spoke to a young man names Adrian Perez, an amateur hunter who
belonged to a group of maintenance workers that knew all the mountain
We met at his house and remembered to explore the Los Cedros Wash at the
end of Duck Canyon, going from Huallanca to Caraz, because it contained
shepherds and that zone had seen bears and guanacos, animals that are
seen in the region of the Callejon of Huaylas.
We departed his house, taking a route by the left bank of the wash that
carried the name of the stream. We had been walking almost from morning,
ascending toward the peak of the mountain that seemed to touch the sky.
By midday we were at the beginning of a plateau, some 4,000 meters above
sea level, and decided to rest some few minutes and eat something.
During the pause we agreed to advance to the other side of the plateau
and later return to our encampment, After recuperating our
strength we resumed walking.
The rocks and crags abounded in that place in such manner that we were
obliged to leave signs of our passage to be able to return by the same
not get lost. Suddenly Adrian stopped in surprise, and remained immobile
in place and
then gave me a sign with his hand to come closer.
I went forward some steps, and when I got to him, I looked toward where
was indicating and saw at the center of a small flat area without rocks,
machine shaped like a deep plate, that I had seen the month before in
the Hydroelectric Center at Huallanca.
Several weeks had passed since that first night when I sincerely
the unknowns were spies, and that had not come to mind since, but when I
this lenticular form again I remembered that I had thought they must be
dedicated to some form of espionage, or something else illegal.
Around the landed disc was a circle of goats and some sheep. At one side
the little clearing I saw several people, men, women and children. I
that they were shepherds with their families, and I decided to approach
see some of their customs and learn how they lived in a place so
at that altitude of 4,000 meters, near the peaks covered with perpetual
I mentioned this to Perez and he agreed to participate and so we went
forward. On the way, Perez began to tell me that this zone was
the descent of those flying discs from space, piloted by
people who helped the shepherds in many ways. I compared the
Perez with those of Quiroz, and thought that both of them, in some
accomplices of those strangers. I said nothing of what I thought; nor
paying any attention to what I might say, and proceeded walking forward
speaking. Some minutes later we arrived at the place seen.
Around a small rustic home we saw four men seated, three women and four
children, and the two strangers that I had seen on that first night at
when we experienced the malfunction, about a month before.
The strangers smiled upon seeing me, but those residents seemed to be
bothered by our presence. One man with a beard stood up looking at me
aggressively, and said to me:
"What are you looking for here!?"
"Nothing, my friend," I said, "We are hunting pumas, and
passed this place
quite casually. That is all." I said.
One of those extraterrestrials extended his hand to me and I did the
Then he did likewise to Perez, and this calmed the farmer who opposed
We sat down there around that house with the rest.
The protest of the shepherd who asked me the question and the menacing
looks of his companions confirmed my prior thoughts, that all those
in some way there "conspiring" with those strangers, and for
that reason feared
their discovery. As it was still day I had no hurry, and I could observe
strangers with greater attention, to be able to discover their
were tall. By their stature one could not distinguish them from one
Earth race or
another. The only thing was that their shoulders sloped differently and
figure was well proportioned, but they also had other different racial
characteristics that one could believe had been formed by a mix of all
the folk of
Earth. The form of their faces resembled that of Arabs; the eyes were
those of the Mongol race; the nose to those of the Nordics; the beard
impression of being of the Hindu type, and the color of their skin was a
After these observations I came to the conclusion that the greater
of their features seemed similar to the Mongolian race. They both
very agreeable personality, and that induced me to think that this could
be one of
the races from which those shepherds descended.
For some moments nobody spoke. One of the shepherds approached me
and in a lowered voice said something. I understood nothing because he
in his native tongue, in Quechua. Perez understood the language and
me and said:
"He said that we must go now, because they do not want us
I thought to get myself up to leave, but one of those strangers came
sat down by me Saying to me:
"Stay, my friend; If you would like to talk with us. Perhaps we can
some of your doubts with respect to us."
"My only doubting relationship with respect to you is, Why are you
who do you pursue?"
The stranger smiled again. By his smile I knew that my crude comportment
had not caused any bother. Picking up a little stick and observing it he
"We know that you do not believe what I am going to explain to you.
behavior toward us is natural, because the cells of your being are
But we would be thankful if you could stay some minutes with us to
Also you need not be afraid, you are armed and we not."
While the stranger spoke I could see that his suit was a coverall, well
with a plate that covered his chest. It had 15 buttons in 3 lines of 5.
waist, the ankles and the wrist cuffs, there was a row of small pouches
openings attached to the material like pockets, one closely beside the
their shoes were simply the ends of the coverall. The suit had the head
by a hood, closely fitted, that was a part of the coverall, leaving the
face from the
forehead to the collar free.
"I see that your friends don't welcome my presence." I said,
referring to the
shepherds that looked angrily at me.
"Don't worry about them, they will not harm you. They are egoistic,
or as you
say, 'jealous', but not aggressive."
You are thinking that we are terrestrial spies. It is not important.
this thought until your cells come to understand otherwise, which is
With that he stood up. Then with a helmet of delicate transparent
covered his head, face and neck. I noted that from the part that covered
emerged two small points of brilliant material not more than two
For the first time I saw that those strangers covered their faces with a
transparent that it did not alter in any way their form or color, and
me. The stranger who was seated at my side looked at me and smiled:
"This apparatus and those gloves, we utilize only when we make
flights, without flying machines, to protect the face and hands."
I answered nothing. Nor did I ask him any question. I looked again at
stranger who was preparing to fly, and saw that he was just putting on
white as snow. Soon he moved some meters away and pressed one of those
buttons on his chest plate. Suddenly I noticed that the small pouches
waist, his ankles and wrists, began to inflate, taking the form of a
cone. I heard a breath of wind very softly, and the stranger rose into
the air at
great velocity, and disappeared among the clouds above!
I thought that to raise himself at such velocity, he must have used
auxiliary gadgets that proportioned in some form, the propulsion
that he would return falling, by the use of a parachute. But it didn't
way. While I waited for the strange flyer to fall vertically, like he
went up, Perez,
who was talking with another of the shepherds, came over to me and
"Look! Over there, Senor!"
I looked in the direction he was indicating and saw the stranger
gliding above the trees and crags, flying horizontally at an altitude of
meters above them, like a bird.
I was surprised by such a strange demonstration. Never had I heard or
until then, that any of the scientists had discovered some useful means
persons to be able to fly individually, like birds, without flight
action of the stranger originated in me a great surprise, but this did
my opinion about the existence of those extraterrestrials, and much less
were visiting our planet. The foreigner descended like an eagle, without
any sound, and stood at my side.
He looked at me, smiled and said to me:
"Tell me, friend, what you have just seen. Can your terrestrials do
"How did you do it?" I asked.
"This apparatus that I have around my belt, ankles and wrists are
positive ions, and when they begin to function we degravitate. This
permits us to
obtain the velocity desired, and the possibility to realize vertical
flight, or zig-zag, and elevated us and allows us to descend. On APU all
of us fly
individually. This is one of the procedures we use to move about on our
from millions of years ago."
"I don't know what an ion is; nor from where has come the
knowledge of man in this sense, but what you have just shown me is
for me to change my opinion that you are utilizing secret inventions by
which to surprise all that see you, and thus achieve your ends."
The stranger was silent for a moment, and then smiled at me and said:
"We come from a planet we call APU, located outside the Milky Way
We are protectors of the cells and the life. For this we are traveling
space to aid by different modes the planetary beings, but not to impress
(you) with the
result that you believe in our existence and 'extraordinary
He continue with the narration, and told me of the explosion of APU, of
formation of galaxies, of the problems of Earth and of other planets.
This as well
as many other things unknown to us and impossible to believe rationally.
Those stories of the strangers originated in me sentiments of ridicule
sympathy at the same time.
It was already late. We had passed several hours listening to the
inconceivable explanations, and I stood up, called to Perez, and we bid
those shepherds. When I said the same to the stranger at my side, he
firmly into my eyes, and took my hand with emotion and said:
"All for the Others"; Then the other came up to me and did the
enthusiasm. In the same manner they bid goodbye to Perez, and we
to return home.
On the way I thought deeply on what I had just experienced that day. The
demonstration by the strange being, flying horizontally, had impressed
not enough to convince me in fact that they were human beings from some
place in space, and that some of them had come here to help the
the Peruvian Andes.
Then I thought again that a man who had invented such an apparatus to
individually and used it like those strangers was impressionable. For
moment I imagined that they could have used hypnosis to make me see such
unrealizable things. And finally, upon examining the situation, I
decided to talk to
Perez about this.
"Friend Perez," I said determinedly, "tell me all that
you have seen while we
were with those extraterrestrials."
Could it be that I had remembered all those details?
"Senor, how can it be that you can not account for such rare
things? Here it is
not so rare to see that they come from other worlds. For many successive
they have been coming here. At first they came in those ovoid machines,
you have just seen. Later they began coming in those others similar to
"Then, also, have these strangers arrived in other types of
"Yes, sir, and some of those other machines are much faster. About
flying discs, when they rise, one can see them for some moments, until
disappear in the distance. But these that look like little airplanes
disappear in an
instant without one seeing how. Those are called 'viento' (wind) and for
reason - because they disappear like the wind. When they land they can
seen, but in the majority of cases they arrive imperceptibly. In a
thought about, those in the little airplane, appear as if it popped up
out of the
ground. (comment; supposedly magnetic/optically screened or that they
just change the vibration and or enter into the next level/dimension. R.Ø.rem)
"Are you saying that the other machines are not as big as the
"That is it Senor. Effectively they are little. Smaller than those
that carry passengers. Some have very strange wings. They are extended
pulled in as they desire, like some birds. Others are like butterflies
cylindrical, like cigars. Also there are some similar to leaves of
Clover; but all,
when they rise up, pull their wings to their body. They are fast, such
disappear without one seeing when or how. In one place the people there
see them think they are machines of the Army, because they look like
light airplanes, but when we see that they can fold their wings, and
fly about like birds, cure the ill in a most rare manner, make it rain
from a sky
without clouds, and other such miracles, we believe that they are angels
skies. They say that they come from a distant planet, APU, who knows.
them are the same angels that you have seen. The only thing that we can
sure of is that they are good people, giving aid to all and they do not
anybody. But who they are and what they are doing here I do not really
"And you, Perez, you have seen them before?" I asked in
"Yes, Senor. Last year I went where an acquaintance lived by the
Kitaraqsa, and he took me to see one of those little airplanes that was
momentarily. But the people don't speak of them to anybody. The majority
the residents say that those people come from the sky. They fear that
authorities will become aware of their presence and the Army could come
detain them. The campesinos don't want this to happen!" He said
The conversation with Perez confirmed to me once more that the shepherds
had mythological beliefs and depended on the flying discs coming from
and for that reason their occupants were friendly. They lent assistance
possessed superhuman powers. We got back home before dark.
I did not tell my wife anything about what had happened so as not to
a presentiment that I was suffering some mental disability. So as not to
the peace of my family life, I decided to talk to nobody about this
Some days later Perez brought me reports and daily's of past years, in
the great powers indirectly attributed their paternity to the flying
and the accounts mentioned by Perez on those little airplanes, confirmed
more my opinion that these strangers were spies of some country on
to avoid being considered an accomplice in a possible crime, I decided
interrupt for some weeks my fondness for hiking and exploring the peaks.
But as time passed, every morning desires to engage in my preferred
plagued me. Then I decided to revisit those peaks again, going by way of
right bank of the Rio Kitaraqsa again, to places well removed from those
had met with the strangers previously.
In those days, Perez was on a trip and I could not count on his company,
this worried me. One day before, at work, a youth by the last name of
told me that he knew the routes of the region that I had selected for my
exploration, and he asked permission to accompany me.
I accepted his offer and we agreed to make the trip the following