On September 17 of this year, Jairo Esparragoza managed to
capture the flight of an alleged unidentified object that
appeared to vanish after being struck by a bolt of lightning.
The event was recorded between 6 and 7 p.m. using the camera of
a Motorola Motoraz V3 cellphone as the witness drove along the
Guarenas-Guatire Expressway in the vicinity of the Buenaventura
Shopping Mall in the state of Miranda in north-central
"The human capacity for astonishment is unending," was the
initial statement that opened Jairo Esparragoza's story. He
explained that he began recorded the lightning bolts in the sky
out of sheer curiosity, following a torrential downpour that
drenched the Venezuelan capital and its environs for several
hours. He became aware of the strange presence only a few
"It rained heavily and there was considerable lightning. This
drew my attention, and as I was stuck in traffic, I began
recording what was going on. But after a while, I was able to
see one or two orbs suspended in the sky through the telephone
Startled by what he was seeing through the screen of his cell
phone, Jairo Esparragoza stopped focusing the device skyward to
concentrate it directly on the strange phenomenon, but was
unable to see anything. However, upon resuming focus, the object
became visible once again on the mobile phone's screen. "I
wasn't able to see it with the naked eye, but when I trained the
camera on it once more, there it was, suspended and motionless.
I checked to see if it was a light post and it wasn't. It wasn't
the camera either," he explained.
The situation remained thus for several seconds, and Jairo
Esparragoza, seemingly the only witness to this unusual scene as
it played out in the rush-hour tumult common to that time
schedule between Caracas and Miranda, still couldn't believe
what his cell phone camera was picking up.
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