This is the story about the UFO sighting by Fidel Castro in 1959, when the Cuban Revolution was up in the Sierra Maestra mountain range.
Renowned researcher and writer Juan José Benítez turned 70 this year on September 1st, 50 of which he has spent within journalism. By way of celebration, Editorial Planeta made the book “Solo Para Tus Ojos” (For Your Eyes Only) available in Mexico, with a selection of the 300 cases that have most startled the author of unidentified flying objects.
One of these cases — on page 83 — discusses a sighting by Fidel Castro.
“I have seen one,” Castro told Panamanian researcher Jose Luis Gil during an official event with Panamanian president Martín Torrijos.
“There we were, in the middle of the night,” Fidel explained, “with our rifles on our knees. Then we suddenly saw a light darting among the stars. The light approached the group of commanders and poured over us like a bucket. It was round and enormous. The countryside and the mountains became illuminated as though it was daylight.” This statement has caught the attention of the UFO community worldwide, given that it is a high credibility report from one of the century’s most emblematic characters.