Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Argentina: The Great Alberti Mothership (1963)








Source: Luis Burgos (FAO/ICOU)
Date: 10.27.2020

Argentina: The Great Alberti Mothership.

At 18:30 hours on 7 February 1963, Felix Carrizo was driving in his car, accompanied by his wife, along National Route 5, running from Buenos Aires to the province of La Pampa. In the vicinity of Alberti, he slowed down and pulled to a complete stop. His wife was pointing nervously at "something" enormous and bright that hovered to the right of the road.

There was, in fact, a cylindrical grey object hovering over a stand of trees, motionless and slightly tilted. It appeared to 'float'. Both witnesses could not believe what they were seeing. "It could have been larger than 200 meters, and perhaps 20 meters in diameter," they said. "There was a blinding light issuing from its central area, strong enough to hurt the eyes. Four rectangular lights resembling portholes blinked on its fuselage, one of them above the immensely powerful light and the remaining three below."

Felix Carrizo remembered that he had a photo camera in the back seat of the car, and took a shot without a moment's hesitation. Upon lowering the camera, the object began to move. A cloud-darkened sky filled the backdrop. "Before I was able to take a second shot, the luminous cylinder rose at high speed and with successive pulses. It then assumed a horizontal position and vanished into space." The experience lasted little over a minute. Carrizo was using a Schneider Alpha-Xenar 1: 3,5/75 zoom lens, a shutter speed of 1/250 and an f16 stop. He used Kodak Plus X Pan (Type B, 35 mm).

These, then ware the specifics of the event. During a 2020 visit, we were unable to locate the exact location of the incident and later resorted to Luis Bianchi (FAO Central) to create an artistic rendition and Patricio Barrancos (FAO Baires) to color enhance it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Argentina: Two Fishermen Witness Strange Lights Near Fortín Lagunita








Researcher Luis Burgos draws our attention to the following news item:

Source: Ultimo Momento Noticias // Date: 10.20.2020

HUERGO - Two Fishermen Witness Strange Lights Near Fortín Lagunita, Claim They Were UFOs.

[X-Files theme begins]

Reporter: "The event occured between 8:30 pm and 9:00 a.m., just as the internet went down in the entire locality. They wanted to photograph what they were seeing, what their eyes were showing them, but their cellphones went dead. Their car battery was dead, and it was necessary to push the car in order to start it up. Another incident took place not far from this area, thirty meters from Fortín Lagunita in the La Balsa Lagoon. As we all know, events of a similar magnitude occured here years ago in the vicinty of the Balneario Viejo (the old beach), where two people in a car claimed having eluded becoming victims of a UFO abduction."

"One of the fishermen is will to share his experience with all of us...what happened to him yesterday in the river area."

Fisherman: "Last night between eight thirty and nine o'clock I was fishing here with a friend, spending time, and well, something happened. Something we never expected to experience. Something I always laughed at, since I didn't believe in paranormal events. Well, it was our turn this time. Over there, we saw lights go on, looked in that direction and heard a sound, a very loud sound, but when we saw the situation, we tried to take photos of it with our cellphones, which were off. Ah, well...but they [the lights] hid between the willows, and we got scared. We got in the car, and it was dead, as were our cellphones. They'd shut everything down on us. Ah, well, that's all - it was all very strange,and when we wanted to get out, we couldn't with a dead battery. We had no choice but to give the car a push. The lights hovered ten meters over the water and then hid themselves over here (camera pans to willows) on that island...that's all."

[X-Files theme plays throughout then fades]

VIDEO AT: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=646307309367193

 [Translation and transcription: Scott Corrales (c) 2020 IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos and Walter Romero, FAO]

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Costa Rica: Anomalous Object Over San Isidro de Heredia (2018)












Inexplicata Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez shares with us the following images from Costa Rica's CIAL Observación Ovni CR organization. The sequence of photos depicts an object recorded in March 2018 in the northern district of San Isidro de Heredia.

Mexico: Anomalous Objects Captured on Video








Source: Salvador Mora // Date: 10.18.2020

Mexico: Anomalous Objects Captured on Video

Our friend and collegue Salvador Mora writes: "On October 15, 2020, several unknown objects were seen and captured on 2 separate videotapes in Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico). The first of these cases ocurred that very same morning in the vicinity of Morelia International Airport, and the 2nd between 7 and 8 pm within the city limits.
A 3D analysis is enclosed to better illustrate the shape of these unknown objects.
Our thanks to Konrado Alvarez, director of the RED 113 news agency, for the videos and MiMorelia.com)"

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/cLOPo9rlnYk

Sunday, October 11, 2020

High Strangeness: Argentina's Domselaar Case (1972)









Source: Planeta UFO (Guillermo Giménez) and Argentina Investigaciones y Reportes OVNI (Esteban Dylan)

Date: 09.25.2020

 High Strangeness: Argentina's Domselaar Case (1972)

By Esteban Dylan

 An Astonishing Case Forgotten by Time

The Domselaar Case, Parish of San Vicente, Province of Buenos Aires (32 km south of the city of Buenos Aires), 1972 - Witnesses: ROBERTO MANCO, CARLOS MANCO , MIGUEL ANGEL MANCO, CARLOS PONZIO

 It was winter in the wilderness of Domselaar when our friend Luis told us about the disquieting fact one evening. "My granddad saw aliens around these parts."

 His statement was met by the prescribed laughter and disbelieving adolescent stares. "So what were they like?" asked Ariel.

 "According to my granddad, it was a reddish being that walked by floating a meter off the ground, and who seemed to be herding cows." Uncomfortable laughter erupted, followed by the deadly silence of midnight, which was logical, since were all alone in that cold and cheerless place, and were starting to feel that 'something' was watching us from every corner. Our fishing trip had been turned into a night of endless drinking of 'mate' and insomnia. The fact was that Roberto Manco, Luis's grandfather, whom we all called "Don Tito", hand been the witness to one of Argentina's most startling cases, studied by Fabio Zerpa, and whose details appeared in the pages of the 1990 annual edition of the legendary "Cuarta Dimensión" magazine.

 The First Event.

On 11 September 2020 I managed to contact witness CARLOS MANCO, known in his neighborhood as "Kalata" and who currently lives in the locality of Claypole, parish of Almirante Brown in the Buenos Aires suburbs. He very kindly offered to retell his experience.

"It was the summer of 1972 and we walked, as we usually did, because we liked those open fields with small trees near the bridge located West of Rt. 210. We saw circles of various sizes with charred grass. The following day we went back and saw the rings were greenish and filled with large mushrooms. This why Fabio Zerpa took an interest in the case (Fabio Zerpa makes the following note: 'the subject of mushrooms was present throughout the 1970s, particularly in the Province of Santa Fe (the Caracaña and Correa cases, the fields of the Damiani family). The Calvatium Lilacina specimens grew to enormous size in perfect circles following a UFO landing, forming the so-called "fairy rings" or "witch rings"

The Second Event.

Mr. Roberto Manco ("Don Tito"), who died a few years ago in Jeppener, where he lived, once told me when I visited his home that around 1973 he witnessed a red-colored "ENTITY" that ran and floated about a meter off the ground. It wore a sort of floating cape, with several cows running behind it. He was stunned and did not want to get too close out of fear. He later added that the being and the cows ran toward a mill adjacent to a nearby wilderness, following the path usually taken by the cows. The cows and the being 'vanished' after making a bend on the trail. The next day, the estate's foreman said that 14 cows had vanished, never to be found again. There were no traces or signs of any truck having entered the area. The nearest road is 3 kilometers distant, which eliminated the theory of cattle rustlers operating in the area. Added to this was the disappearance of the mill and its water tank, leaving a 'crater' behind. Stranger still, 'everything was back in its place' as if nothing had ever happened.

 [Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Esteban Dylan, Adriana Ferreyra, Yoemi Gisele]


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mexico: Alleged UFO Over Villa de Cloete







Source: La Prensa de Monclova (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 10/10/2020

Mexico: Alleged UFO Over Villa de Cloete

Sabinas, Hidalgo (10.09.20) - A UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) startled residents of Villa del Cloete this Thursday. They did their best to capture the moment it plummeted from the sky on their cellphones.

A reddish light descended from the sky around 19:40 hours, leaving a wake of smoke, according to residents of Villa de Agujita, who were also treated to the sight.

Videos and photographs circulated on Facebook, with citizens saying it was gunpowder. After a survey of the area, local authorities found nothing.

José Pichardo González, Civil Protection Coordinator, noted that the report was received and the area was surveyed, but nothing was found.

The situation even brought up discussions and controversies on social media, with some citizens noting that it could have been a flare or even space junk.

Others stated that in the year 2020 nothing that goes on in the world holds any wonder for them. The COVID-19 pandemic, meteor skyfalls in other parts of the country, and natural events that have never been seen before.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks To Guillermo Giménez]

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Chile: 100 Kilometer Car Chase Involved UFO










Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina)

Date: 09.27.20

 Chile: 100 Kilometer Car Chase Involved UFO

 The pursuit took place in the Punta Arenas (Chile) region and was reportedly captured in several photographs.

 According to the UFO Noise Patagonia organization, a Honda driven by an adult male (whose identity was kept confidential) was pursued by a UFO on the morning of June 27th of this year as it headed toward Punta Arenas in Chilean territory.

 Patricio Frias, the director of said organization, noted that that the incident occurred when the car crossed the Rubens sector, located at Kilometer 180 of Route 9. The driver looked toward the southeast - Argentinean territory - and was able to see a very bright light in the sky which descended in a matter of minutes, placing itself at the same level as the driver, chasing him.

 The experiencer - a Chilean national from Puerto Natales, claimed having taken photographs of the UFO as it accompanied him for nearly 100 kilometers, during which the driver felt very tense.

 As soon as he reached Punta Arenas, the driver contacted the director of UFO Noise Patagonia. This organization was created in Puerto Natales in 1996 and undertakes the study of all manifestations of the UFO phenomenon, ranging from sightings to contact with alien beings.

 Frias added that the object traveled very quickly, constantly varying its position and elevation. At the start of the car chase, the light appeared spherical before making a radical change and becoming cigar-shaped.

 This is not the only case recorded in this region bordering Argentinean Patagonia.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez]

Argentina: The Night Aliens Threatened to Invade Neuquén



Argentina: The Night Aliens Threatened to Invade Neuquén

By Luis Burgos

 Many residents of Neuquén witnessed four flying saucers over their city in December 1973 (“The Year of the Humanoids”). It was the talk of the town for an entire week, and it all ended days later with a desperate, massive caravan of residents who set out to contact the aliens who had landed in Balcón del Valle.

Architect David Vincent was the sole witness to a UFO landing. He had seen a craft from another galaxy landing in a deserted, lonely location one evening. No one believed his story. Thus, his challenge would be to unmask the strange aliens who mixed among humans and whose only goal was to conquer the world. But how could he achieve it?

The architect was the lead character of “The Invaders”, a U.S. television series starring Roy Thinness and which caused a rage in the 1960s and 1970s worldwide. In those days, entire families and groups of friends would cluster around the T.V. set to watch the incredible program whose every episode proposed the same challenge: unmasking the aliens.

"The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it their world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.” Such was the opening narration to the show, followed by a disquieting musical theme.

In those days, Neuquén was a city of little more than 40,000 residents undergoing a sharp growth spurt due to strong migratory currents from other parts of the country and from around the world. As in other urban regions “The Invaders” was also very popular in this corner of Patagonia, being broadcast once a week on Neuquén’s Channel 7 as part of its evening programming. It was a show that no one would miss watching, making it a television event, perhaps because at the time the subject of UFOs was fashionable and burgeoning.

Many media outlets constantly reported each and every UFO sighting reported from any corner of the country. The chance that an extraterrestrial landing could be real was a source of fascination.

One night in mid-December 1973, Edgardo Troncoso chatted with a group of teenage friends beside the canal that ran along San Martín Street. At the time, Parque Central was non-existent, barely being a sandy lot with some scattered trees. Nor were there tall buildings in Neuquén at the time, or abundant street lighting. For this reason, the skies offered a marvelous skyscape of stars, planets and small heavenly bodies that twinkled or moved slowly across the deep, dark Patagonian skies.

It all happened in a matter of seconds. Perhaps it was barely past midnight – no one could say for sure – but amid the vast ocean of stars, four ‘flying saucers’ appeared all of a sudden, bedecked with small multicolored lights, floating in the sky, noiselessly. The objects were flat, with a slight protuberance in their middles which also issued small flashes.

The saucer squadron made no sudden moves; it commenced a slow descent before the surprise of the young men, who stood up and were petrified, unable to believe what they were seeing. The vessels remained suspended over that part of the city for an instant before vanishing at an amazing speed. The fellows were astounded at having become the unwitting spectators of such a sighting. All those episodes of “The Invaders” that were such a source of fascination to them, often prompting them to gather around the television set in a friends’ house. They could not believe it – flying saucers really existed.

After the amazing experience, each boy went home, thinking about what he had seen, wondering who might be at the helm of those mysterious vessels, and the reasons for their display over the skies of Neuquén. They went to bed convinced that they had been the only ones treated to the sight of the UFOs, but they were very wrong.

The next day, news of the flying saucer sighting was the one subject of conversation in the entire town, as many residents of Neuquén claimed having seen them. Over the ensuing hours, the young men learned of similar sighting reports from various cities in the Alto Valle and the region as a whole. They subsequently learned that the phenomenon had been visible as far away as Bahía Blanca. How was this possible? Were they truly flying saucers?

All manner of speculation arose in the following days concerning the strange sightings. Radio and television alike conjectured about the presence of the strange objects over Patagonia while the extraordinary phenomenon was discussed in offices, bars, schools and businesses until the subject was finally relegated to the background…but for a short time only.

If there ever was a popular radio show in Neuquén back then it was “El Clan de los Solitarios” (The Loners Clan) broadcast every night on LU5. Osvaldo Cabanillas, its host, was capable of conjuring lovely landscapes through his speech, as well as the classic songs of the time that he carefully selected to make his radio show complete. His listenership was solid, to the extent that thousands of ‘loners’ throughout the entire region would wait nervously by the radio as the last minutes of the day counted down to the start of the imaginary club that summoned the entire clan.

A few days after the sightings, Osvaldo began his nightly routine, talking to his lonesome listeners, sharing commentary adorned with fine music, filling the radio waves with the customary good feeling. The show progressed normally when the tone of the host’s voice changed suddenly, pronouncing some intriguing sentences: “Something’s happening right now in Neuquén, but it may not be prudent to discuss it…” he said. “I fear for the reaction it may have among those of you listening, but believe me, there is nothing to be afraid of,” he added, without giving any details of what was supposedly happening. At this point of the show, listeners had their ears glued to their sets. What happened? What was going on in Neuquén?

Osvaldo kept his audience intrigued for some 30 or 40 minutes until he finally issued the unexpected news. “I am being told that the flying saucers have returned to Neuquén and at this moment are landing in Balcón del Valle, where the cliffs are located,” he said. In a matter of minutes, the city’s downtown area became the gathering point for people about to embark on a desperate run to the highest point in town. Citizens of Neuquén riding cars, motorcycles – even bicycles – took off speedily so as not to miss the spectacle that was playing out over Patagonian skies yet again.

“The saucers are back and they’re landing at the cliffs!” they shouted as they progressed along the final segment of Avenida Argentina, which at the time was little more than an unkempt track of sand and stone. Some carried portable radios to follow Osvaldo’s unbelievable story; others tuned into LU5’s frequency on their car radios. A mixture of fear, but also intrigue and fascination, could be felt on the journey. Some had taken the news as a gag, but were going all the same ‘just in case’. Edgardo Troncoso, the young man who had seen the alien vessels with his friends only days before, grabbed his bicycle, pedaling desperately in an effort to repeat his incredible experience. When the crowd finally reached the highest point of the city, they scanned the skies that spread in majesty over the cliffs. But there was nothing more than starlight to be seen, and a bright moon lighting the valley and banks of the Neuquén River.

“Perhaps they’ve already landing and are hereabouts,” someone suggested. Others began wandering the deep canyons that wound their way between the cliffs to find the mysterious craft, but they didn’t find them. The more credulous among them conjectured that the flying saucers had perhaps landed and taken off quickly, as they had done the last time.

Disheartened by the frustrated alien encounter, the ‘loners’ descended along the avenue wondering what had happened. Some returned home; others stayed in downtown bars to continue chatting about the subject. Shortly after they would learn that the news had been, in fact, a prank by Osvaldo aimed at keeping popular fascination over the subject alive. Furthermore, it was Saturday, December 28, “The day of the innocents” (Translator’s note: December 28 is April Fools Day in the Spanish-speaking countries).

Frustration over not having seen the spaceships again, coupled with Osvaldo’s prank, did not cool the ardor of Neuquén’s enthusiasts. After all, the saucer sighting had indeed occurred, and it did not rest on the eyewitness accounts of one or two people. There had been many.

A week following that Saturday, thousands gathered around their sets to watch “The Invaders” again so as not to miss the thrilling plot of alien conquest. The episode’s viewership was as massive as it had ever been. Everyone paid close attention to the protagonist’s exploits and his efforts at convincing unbelievers that the world was in peril, although this time, based on the events in Neuquén, they felt the science fiction yarn wasn’t so far-fetched after all. Could an alien invasion take place? Was such a thing possible? Perhaps. But if such a thing were to happen, the situation would be different. Now, many would rise up and come to their planet’s defense.


[Translation © 2020 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Luis Burgos]


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cuba: A UFO Photographed Near Cuba






Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 09/17/2020

Cuba: A UFO Photographed Near Cuba
By Orestes Girbau

On August 16, 2006, the late Australian UFO researcher Kathy Dickmann was flying to Havana. During the flight, with Cuba nearby and toward the left of the plane, among the clouds, was a strange object that she managed to photograph. Other passengers also witnessed the UFO for around 5 minutes - it vanished after producing an unexpected luminous effect. The noted ufologist made her experience known to the steering committee of the A.C.U. during a conference subsequently held in the Cuban Capital.

Photos courtesy of the our late lamented colleague Kathy Dickmann.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Orestes Girbau and Guillermo Giménez]