A luminous, cigar-shaped UFO hovered over the municipal stadium in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at 7 p.m., interrupting a professional futbol (soccer) game.
Guayaquil, Ecuador's port city on the Pacific Ocean, is located 380 kilometers (224 miles) southwest of Quito, the national capital.
The game pitted the Guayaquil pro futbol team against the pro team from Barcelona.
Midway through the game, people in the stands noticed "a very bright light" rising in the southwest sky. As it drew nearer, more and more spectators pointed it out and shouted. The UFO was described as "a white cigar-shaped object surrounded by a strong luminosity."
The UFO crossed the city and then hovered over the stadium for ten minutes. A cameraman for Channel 7 in Guayaquil, who was covering the game, aimed his videocam at the object. His footage was broadcasted by Channel 7 the following day.
The UFO flew away to the north "at a tremendous velocity."
(See the Brazilian newspaper Correio Brasiliense for April 22, 1998. Thanks to Brazilian UFO researcher Pedro Cunha for sending this information.)
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