In the quiet coastal town of Aguadilla in Puerto Rico, life often progresses at its own relaxed pace. The town’s beaches and clear blue waters present a picturesque view that hardly suggests any association with the unknown. Yet, in 2013, the skies above Aguadilla became the center of a peculiar incident that would stir curiosity among researchers and UFO enthusiasts alike.

The evening of April 25 seemed to be just another routine day at the Rafael Hernandez Airport. As passengers boarded and alighted from planes, little did they know that, miles above, an unidentified object was silently traversing the skies. It was only when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft, equipped with advanced infrared cameras, captured an unusual moving figure that the mundane transformed into the mysterious.

The footage, which later found its way into the public domain, lasts for a little over three minutes. In it, one can see an amorphous blob-like object moving seamlessly from the vast expanse of the sky and diving straight into the water without any change in its velocity. What’s more, at times, it seems to split into two distinct entities, only to merge back together. The way it behaved defied conventional understanding. Objects don’t usually move that way, especially when transitioning from one medium, like air, to another, such as water.

Now, the Caribbean has its share of legends: tales of pirates, ghostly ships, and hidden treasures. But this was different. The Aguadilla Airport Incident wasn’t a story passed down through generations but a digital recording made using the latest technology available.

Naturally, once the video surfaced, speculation abounded. Initial thoughts from some quarters suggested that the object might be a drone. After all, drones have become increasingly prevalent, being used for everything from photography to delivery services. Yet, this theory fell short. Drones, especially those commercially available in 2013, did not possess the capability to transition between air and water without affecting their speed.

Others postulated that the footage might have captured a bird or some airborne debris. But this theory, too, was set aside. The object’s speed, flight path, and its ability to dive and re-emerge from the water made it unlikely to be a bird. And debris? It wouldn’t move with such intention and precision.

As weeks turned into months, the Aguadilla footage became a focal point for several research groups. The Scientific Coalition for Ufology, a group comprising scientists, researchers, and I.T. specialists, took a particular interest in the case. They meticulously analyzed the footage frame by frame, attempting to ascertain the object’s size, speed, and trajectory. Their findings were intriguing. They estimated the object’s speed to range from 40 mph to 120 mph and suggested that its behavior did not align with any known aircraft or aquatic vehicle.


The Puerto Rican authorities remained relatively tight-lipped about the incident. Official statements were few and far between. The general consensus seemed to be to avoid stoking the flames of speculation. Without an official statement to rely upon, independent researchers were left to piece together the puzzle.

A significant point of debate was why the object was in the vicinity of Aguadilla in the first place. Was it observing the airport? Was it mere coincidence? Or was it attracted to something in the waters around Puerto Rico? Given the area’s history of deep-sea trenches and underwater topography, it’s tempting to let the imagination wander.

Ten years have passed since the Aguadilla Airport Incident, and despite the extensive analysis, debates, and discussions, we’re left with more questions than answers. The footage remains one of the most compelling pieces of evidence for those who believe in the presence of unidentified flying objects.

Video from Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

An explanation and animation of the FAA Radar data of the April 2013 incident by Robert Powell. See full report at

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