There are various stories of encounters with creatures, both strange and incredible. Witnesses are not always keen on talking about their experiences due to being teased or even harassed. However, such cases have occurred in the past and may continue in the future. We know evidence of humanoids of all kinds, including reptile-looking aliens which make a splash in the networks. But not one of them resembles the observation of hunter Mateo Chover in La Yesa, Valencia, Spain.
The incident occurred on August 31, 1968. Three hunters from Lyria (Valencia), who were about 50 years old, were resting in the vicinity of the gorge, located about 5 km east of the small mountain town of La Esa (Valencia). They were about to eat, but their meal was suddenly interrupted. Their attention was drawn to a kind of light in the sky.
Seconds later, one of the hunters, Mateo Chover, left the gun and bag on the ground and went to the edge of the ravine to an improvised toilet. He was surprised to see that on the other side of the ravine, along the bottom of which a stream flowed, about a hundred or one hundred and fifty meters away, there was a humanoid creature with incredible characteristics: a pale complexion, the head of a lizard (without a helmet) with two red eyes, hands ending in claws (in one of them he held a transparent helmet with a white visor), and a tail, like a cat’s, which touched the ground.
The exposed parts of the creature’s body looked naked and were gray in color; the rest was covered with white overalls, which came down from the neck, covering the wrists and ending with white boots. Behind him was a metal backpack or a rectangular silver box, half a meter high, gleaming from above with a black antenna.
According to Chover, the creature seemed to be waiting for something or someone, and although the witness was not completely sure because of the distance, he believed that from time to time, the humanoid poked a forked tongue out of his mouth.
The humanoid reptile did not seem to notice the presence of Mateo, who, crouching among the bushes, turned and gave his companions a quiet sign. Those hunters watched him “for about 3 minutes,” and then above the carob tree, about ten meters from the ravine, a “black” metal cylinder appeared, the surface of which “reflected the sun’s rays.”
The hunters figured that the cylinder was about 30 meters long and about 10 in circumference. It was completely motionless, being in a horizontal position, parallel to the earth, in the direction northeast-southwest. No sound was heard, and it scared even more.
Moving, crawling and trembling with fear, since they had never seen anything like it (they believed that creatures from another world had invaded Spain), the frightened hunters retreated until they found shelter among the thickets of blackberries. And Chover ultimately even lost his hunting hat.
So, they were laying in a blackberry bush, drenched in cold sweat, “for a long time,” when they heard a loud noise, coming from the ravine, “similar to the sound of spinning gears or a working mechanism, which immediately stopped.” Again, for a moment, some kind of light in the sky blinded them.
In the end, they cautiously escaped from cover, making sure that both the UFO and the mysterious humanoid disappeared.
Having calmed down a little, they quenched their thirst with water from the flasks, crossed the ravine and, holding ready loaded guns, began to explore the land around the carob tree, whose tall branches and leaves looked like “burned.” It smelled of sulfur, an element that very often accompanies the appearance of a “classic” UFO. The ground was dry, and hunters found several even prints of “shoes” on a smooth sole, without heels, dents, or any other marks. Looking at the tracks and comparing them with the tracks of their hunting boots, the Spaniards calculated that the humanoid should have weighed at least 150 kg.
Compared to the size of the tree, the humanoid was supposed to be about 220 centimeters or taller, since “he almost touched the lower branches with his head.”
On their way home, they met a civil guard patrol and told him what had happened, but he was not surprised.
Arriving home, the witnesses said that they saw “something not from this world” to their relatives and close friends, but this event never spread widely, since the witnesses preferred to keep quiet.
Little is known about this interesting contact with the humanoid reptile. The witnesses paid particular attention to the details of the spacesuit and the grayish tint of its skin.