Thursday, September 20, 2018

Argentina: Telepathic Humanoid in Mendoza? (1979)

Source: Misterios del Cosmos
Date: 09.20.2018

Argentina: Telepathic Humanoid in Mendoza? (1979)

By Pablo Omastott

Mendoza, Wednesday 19 September 1979. Around 19:00 hours, Hector Daniel Lara, 11, invited his friend Ricardo Jose Morón to play on a swing near a large tract of empty land in the Santa Ines district, where both boys lived.

While they played, Hector observed something in the sky and said so to his friend Ricardo. It was a red light that approached them at an altitude of 20 meters from the southeast, turning on and off.
After a few seconds, the light came to rest in the empty tract, some 70 meters from the witnesses. After a few moments, it"bounced" approximately 2 meters before coming to rest on the ground again.
Startled, the boys ran off to tell other friends (Adrián and Ulises Sepúlveda and Omar Barranca) who at first did not believe them, but then decided to accompany the first two witnesses back to the empty lot.

The object was still there when they reached the sighting location. After a few minutes, they noticed some strange luminous manifestations, described by the witnesses as "blue and white flashes." Seconds later, the object turned off and they heard a strange noise they compared to "the crack of a whip." Once the sound had faded away, no further manifestations were visible. The object had disappeared.

None of those present witnessed the object rise into the air. When they approached the landing site later on, they could see a circle traced on the ground within which five small perforations were evident - four on the sides and one in the middle. The witnesses reported the event to the police authorities of the city of Luján. They were questioned and later examined by members of the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA).

That very same day, but in the early morning hours, Cpl. Anibal Raul Petracini of the Argentinean Army observed a circular object from the kitchen window of his home in La Gloria, Dept. of Godoy Cruz in the same province. It landed in an empty lot some 20-25 meters distant, and was approximately 2 meters in diameter and half a meter tall.

A few seconds after seeing the bizarre object, a human-like figure measuring some 40-50 centimeters appeared in front of him and to the right of the object, wearing extremely white clothing that bore the only detail of a green fringe or visor around the eyes.

The soldier had the sensation of having received a message. "I never knew what the message was," he said later. "I do not know it; it felt like something telepathic, without hearing voices, tones or anything. I simply felt it."

The protagonist does not have a clear notion of the time elapsed, but ventures to say that the entire strange encounter lasted some 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, he does not remember the circumstances under which the sighting concluded. At 7 a.m. on Thursday the 20th, he was awakened as usual by the alarm clock, lying down and covered by the sheets, beside his family.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Misterios del Cosmos, Pablo Omastott and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía]

Argentina: An "Invisible UFO" Over Tucumán

Source: GIOT and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)
Date: 09.20.2018

Argentina: An "Invisible UFO" Over Tucumán

Photographs taken by Francisco Leal in Amaicha Del Valle, Tucumán (Argentina), Paraje El Remate. The photographer was supervising a project for the provincial authority involving creation of a potable water facility on 09.06.2018 at 17:41 hours. He decided to take some photos of the project. In the second of these, an unidentified flying object appeared (UFO). He was using Samsung Galaxy S8 cellphone, a fine camera with a good sensor that offers high definition photographs - Javier Lopez Posse, G.I.O.T. (Grupo de Investigación Ovni Tucumán).

Our thanks to Javier Lopez Posse of GIOT and Luis Burgos of FAO/ICOU for this information. The term "invisible UFO" refers to anomalous objects that were not apparent to the photographer at the time the photo was taken.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Argentina's 2018 UFO Flap - So Far

Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)
Date: 09.18.2018

Argentina's 2018 UFO Flap - So Far

Luis Burgos states
: According to our Decimal Hypothesis, which we have been developing since 1985 with great efficacy. It is very likely that an increase in UFO sightings will occur in Argentina and neighboring countries during 2018. Despite the fact that 2016 and 2017 were considerably lacking in sightings, using the TWO LARGEST UFO WAVES - 1968 and 1978 - would suggest a renewed saucer effect over Argentina. We must be mindful, because a "UFO Flap" brings with it a swarm of additional situations of all kinds in the heavens, waters and land.

Statistics for the phenomenon point out that all manner of events occur during each instance of a UFO Flap: Sightings, ground marks on fields, humanoid sightings, video and photographic evidence, mysterious skyfalls, atmospheric explosions, undersea objects, etc. In 2018 we also have cattle mutilations, which go hand in hand with saucer reports. For the time being, our Decimal Hypothesis remains strong.

Moreover - as a separate entry - the journalistic media, particularly in the interior, is offering a constant treatment of the subject, reporting everything that people are seeing in their respective regions. We would like to thank FAO and ICOU's members, consultants and collaborators. At the end of the year, of course, there will be an evaluation of cases and HIGH STRANGENESS events will be extracted.

[Translation (c) 2018, S. Corrales, IHU]

Monday, September 17, 2018

Argentina: Strange Luminous Object in Saldungaray

Argentina: Strange Luminous Object in Saldungaray
Date: 09.17.2018
By Luis Burgos, FAO

Once again our contributor Felipe Flores, the protagonist of the event that took place on August 1st, has informed us of a remarkable sighting that occurred on Wednesday, September 12 in Saldungaray, a locality in southern Buenos Aires province. That night, he went out hunting with his stepson, 17, and traveled some twelve kilometers to a hill in the region.

At 21:30 hours both were able to see a strange, yellowish light toward the south. This light was static and only a few degrees over the horizon. Over the course of several minutes, it changed to a reddish color until it vanished altogether, not without giving off a few flashes before doing so.

While the witnesses were unable to specify the distance, the night, covered in a fine layer of fog, helped them tell the aerial body was only a few kilometers distant from their location.

Astronomy software packages were consulted and the only star visible at 21:30 hours on the southern horizon was Canopus, but with a magnitude only -0.9, added to the prevailing fog, made it unlikely as the possible cause of some confusion. At that same time, but in the region of Puerto Madero, in Capital Federal (Federal District), Walter Ruiz Diaz and his girlfriend were witnessing a similar phenomenon toward the Río de la Plata.

Argentina: Anomalous Object Over Corrientes

Source: Misterios del Cosmos and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)

Argentina: Anomalous Object Recorded Over Corrientes

From the Misterios del Cosmos Facebook page: "ENHANCED IMAGE. Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) recorded today, 09.15.2018 at 17:30 hours over the city of Corrientes. The sphere-shaped vehicle traveled at high speed toward the East-Northeast. Our thanks to subscribers to our pae who keep sending us material to share!"


High Strangeness: A "Witch" Frightens Residents of Soledad, Colombia

Date: 07.06.2018

Colombia: "Witch" Frightens Residents of Soledad

Some local residents have allegedly been chased by a "diabolical" hag that climbs trees.

Residents of 10 de Mayo district of Soledad have been harassed by the alleged appartion of a 'witch' in the area. Some claim having been pursued by this figure, others claim seeing her up in the treetops and even flying. A curfew has been set in the community to keep people from leaving their homes at night.

Some of the people who claim having seen the supposed 'witch' described her to the Al Dia newspaper as an elederly woman with pale and wrinkled skin, standing a meter and a half tall, long black hair covering her face, fangs and fingernails so long as to resemble claws. They have seen her flying among the trees from backyard to backyard, leaving a wake of smoke in her path.

According to Andres Fuentes Dañer, a 22-year-old man known as 'Indio': "I was walking alone through the neighborhood when I heard people screaming. That was last Thursday (June 28) around eight o'clock in the evening. When I asked what was going on, they told me it was a witch. I had a white thread and a bow in in my hands. I wanted to tie her up. That's how you catch a witch. That's how my grandfather told me it was done."

Dañer was given money by his neighbors to go after the putative 'witch' and force her to leave the area.

"Since there are so many trees in the area, this has attracted the witch. The first time we saw her she was hiding in the medlar trees in our home. She was dressed in black, had boots on, and moved surrounded in smoke," said Ikin Dario Ortiz, another local resident.

Thre are many skeptics in the neighborhood. Some declared a curfew to keep anyone from leaving their houses at night. Furthermore, they have placed slippers in the shape of a cross at the foot of each bed, rosaries behind the doors, and are burning candles to the Blessed Virgin.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Al Dia and INFOBAE]

Costa Rica: Luminous Object Over San José

Source: Enigma-Tico (Costa Rica)
Date: 09.15.2018

Costa Rica: Luminous Object Over San José

Independence Day morning was different in the skies over San José's Coronado District, when security guard Ingrid Herrera noticed an object flying over the area.

At 7:14 on 15 September 2018, Ingrid saw the disc-shaped object from her home, as can be attested by the photograph's EXIF information and the GPS data of the Samsung cellphone. The image was left intact.

Ingrid managed to take three photographs of an object which according to her eyewitness account did not move. It remained stationary without making any noise. After taking the third photograph, the object simply vanished.

[NOTE: The EXIF information and photos can be seen at]

[Translation (c) 2018, S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Enigma-Tico]

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Argentina: "This Could Be A Paranormal Case"

Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)
Date: 09.13.2018

Breaking News - Startling New Mutilations in Ojo de Agua, Santiago del Estero.
By Luis Burgos, FAO

The situation is reaching historic proportions. The Justice department intervenes in an Argentinean cattle mutilation case. Statements made by Dr. Renzo Capellini of SENASA (National Food Safety and Quality Service).

Full text of the complaint filed with the police:

"I hereby make you aware that on this day at 10:30 hours, a formal complaint was made before the police department by citizen BAEZ, RAUL GUSTAVO, age 73, retired, ID Card xxxxxxxx, having residence in the Palermo district of the city of Villa Ojo de Agua, against PERSONS UNKNOWN, stating in his report that he is the owner of a property in Paraje La Totorilla, Dept. of Ojo de Agua, with a total of one hundred fifty-two head of cattle. Approximately fifteen days ago, it so happened that ten of these animals were found dead - eight cows, a heifer, a calf - and three of these were mutilated, missing their tongues and eyes and part of their reproductive system, the causes of their death being unknown. Along with his son MAURO BAEZ, a veterinarian, they performed surgery to examine and try to ascertain the causes of death, noting that no other animal such as crows, foxes, ants and/or any other carrion animal came close to the deceased; no blood was evident, no footprints or tire tracks were evident in the area either. Prosecutor Dr. Julio Vidal was advised of the situation, ordering a summary investigation aimed at determining the causes of death of the animals reported in this instance, asking SENASA be appraised in order that it may present a detailed report on the alleged causes of death. An administrative record and visual inspection is to be carried. At 17:00 Commissioner Guzman Baez and personnel from the Criminalistics section, along with veterinarian Renzo Capellini, headed to the site to comply with the order issued by the office of the prosecutor. They interviewed Mr. ROQUE MENDOZA, of legal age, domiciled at Paraje La Totorilla, Dept. of Ojo de Agua, who said that approximately fifteen days ago, when rounding up the animals in the wilderness, he found that ten of them were dead and four were missing their tongues and had incisions in their genital area (anus) and had no blood. Citizen Baez, owner of the bovines, was apprised of this. He also learned that his neighbors, ACOSTA TOMAS FIDEL and VILLARRUEL FLORENCIO had also suffered the loss of bovines, some of which were mutilated. It is noted that veterinarian Capellini of SENASA was unable to extract specimens for lab analysis due to the level of decomposition of the animals. He stated having never seen mutilations of that sort and that this could be a paranormal case (textual), noting that incisions of this sort are only made with a laser scalpel, and that he would draft a report as soon as possible."

[Note: This is the first time that an officer of SENASA acknowledges the possibility of a "paranormal" explanation to a cattle mutilation.]

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos of Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)]

Argentina: Another Fireball - This Time in Constitución

Source: and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO)
Date: 09.05.2018

Argentina: Another Fireball - This Time in Constitución

Pedestrians walking past the vicinity of the train station locaed in the Buenos Aires district of Constitución were stunned at the sight of an impressive "fireball" that fell from the sky. One witness submitted the images to Crónica and detailed the incredible event.

"I was waiting for a bus near the train station this Wednesday at noon. Wehn I looked at the sky, I saw [the object] fall. It was a very strange object. It was ball shaped and changed colors," said Aldo, 42.

He added: "It turned orange and then bright red. The ball left a wake of smoke as it fell. I didn't hear any noise because you could tell it was far away. However, I was stunned. I'd never seen anything like it.

Acting quickly, the witness pulled out his cellphone and took photos of the artifact to provide evidence to his statements.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía]

Argentina: Facebook User Claims Seeing UFO at El Sosneado

Source: Diario San Rafael (Argentina) and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía
Date: 09.13.2018

Argentina: Facebook User Claims Seeing UFO at El Sosneado

Social media is a space in which users are able to share any opinion, or share experiences with persons they do not know and are never likely to know.

This was the case with Pablo Pierre, who appealed to a Facebook pace to publish two photographs in which a dark horizontal line is shown in the sky. He and his friend believe the artifact appearing in the photo to be a possible unidentified flying object (UFO).

The sighting, according to Pierre, occured in the skies over El Sosneado on National Route 40. No sooner had Pierre posted the item than hundreds and hundres of comments from other users gave rise to a broad debate about the nature of what could be seen in the photo.

Many took the published images to be a joke. They mocked Pierre and even asked him to "clean his windshield". Others made political barbs about the subject, but a sizeable portion of internauts agreed that El Sosneado and its vicinity are UFO sighting area, adducing examples of their own experiences or those of others.

The myth surrounding flying saucers from elsewhere in the universe is once again under scrutiny, this time on Facebook, where the publication did not take long to become viral.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO) and Diario San Rafael]

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Argentina: Strange Light Visible in Skies Over La Pampa

Source: En Boca de Todos HD (Argentina) and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía
Date: 09.08.2018

Argentina: Strange Light Visible in Skies Over La Pampa

From Quemú Quemú, Agustoni, Trenel it was possible to see a strange light that colored the sky a hue that oscilated between sky blue and green. It was possible to see the phenomenon for some five seconds. It could be a meteorite or even space junk, which cause this kind of luminosity when entering the atmosphere.

A family from General Pico driving in their car along provincial route 1 between [the towns] of Miguel Cané and Quemú Quemú said that around 20:209 hours, they saw a "blue light" that lit up the entire road and surrounding fields.

Elisabet Gallo, 34, her husband Cristian Albornoz,34, and their children, ages 14 and 3 respectively, were driving from Cané to Pico in a Ford Fiesta. "We were heading back to Pico when on the approach to Quemú, in a wide curve, everything lit up all of a sudden," said Elisabet.

The light lasted some five seconds, by her calculations. "It didn't give us time to take photos or record it with our cellphones," she said. "It was impressive, we were stunned."

She is certain that it wasn't a lightning bolt. There were neither clouds nor storms in the area at the time. "I don't know what it was, but we are sure that it wasn't a lightning bolt. It lit us up and everything went blue. I don't know if it was a UFO or a meteorite, but I'm sure it wasn't lightning," said the woman.

They weren't alone: their parents claimed seeing a similar light between Trilí and Quemú.

The same phenomenon was also witnessed by former councilman Guillermo García, who was between Quemú and Agustoni. "It was like a lightning bolt. The heavens went sky blue," he said. Yolanda Mora of Quemú offered a similar report, as did Griselda Cuadrado, who saw the same from the town of Agustoni.

Residents of Trenque Lauquen, Province of Buenos Aires, also saw an intense sky-blue light.

[A follow-up to the compelling newspaper article appeared days later with the following heading:
PARANORMAL PHENOMENON: The story of a family from Pico with the strange blue light. "I couldn't steer my car. It malfunctioned 70 kilometers after the light appeared. The article included an interview with the protagonists of this experience which later appeared on YouTube. INEXPLICATA offers an English transcription of their experience below:

Interviewer: So you were driving toward [the town of] Ingeniero Luigi when you saw the light the crossed the pampa?
Liliana Lemos: Yes, on Saturday around seven thirty or quarter to eight, before reaching School #85. I was at the wheel, and a blue light came out on the passenger side of the car.
Interviewer: On the passenger side. So what did you think?
Liliana Lemos: So far, we had been driving all right, then we said 'wow, the light!' it lit everything up. When the light fell, it hit the back of my car.
Interviewer: Everything lit up; it lit up your car? It became like daylight?
Liliana Lemos: Everything lit up, the road, the countryside, everything turned sky blue.
Interviewer: It all went sky blue...and the light got behind you?
Liliana Lemos: When the light descended, it struck the back of my car. I then saw a shape emerge from the countryside. It came out of nowhere and climbed to the middle of the road.
Interviewer: Middle of the road? So what happened to you and your car at that moment?
Liliana Lemos: It started to fail. I couldn't go forward.
Interviewer: So how long were you unable to move forward?
Liliana Lemos: Until I reached the Luigi intersection.
Interviewer: How many kilometers more or less?
Liliana Lemos: Seventy, eighty kilometers...
Interviewr: Seventy or eighty kilometers without being able to...
Liliana Lemos: Tugging and pulling, hesitating
Interviewer: Was it the battery?
Liliana Lemos: Yes, the battery, spark plugs...but it was failing.
Interviewer: You had lights in the car?

Liliana Lemos: Yes, yes.
Interviewer: So what were you feeling? Fear, I imagine.
Liliana Lemos: Yes, shock...when I saw the bundle I slowed down or I would've hit it. When I looked again, there was nothing in the road.
Interviewer: There was nothing on the road?
Liliana Lemos: There was nothing, nothing.
Interviewer: What a moment - the car lit up, everything went blue
Liliana Lemos: Everything, the car, the pavement, the countryside - everything went blue.
Interviewer: So you were able to see a number of kilometers ahead?
Liliana Lemos: Yes
Interviewer: How scary.
Liliana Lemos: At and the same time, drenched in light.
Interviewer: And you were with your husband? (camera turns to other person) You were with her?
Miguel Lezcano: Yes.
Interviewer: What did you see from the passenger seat/
Miguel Lezcano: I saw something coming out of the middle of the field and it got on the road. It lasted a second or two before it vanished.
Interviwer: Two seconds and it vanished...
Miguel Lezcano: Yes.
Interviewer: And how long did the blue light take to...?
Liliana Lemos: Four or five seconds, a second, but it lit everything up
Interviwer: Everything lit up. Like a flash, say...
Liliana Lemos: yes. And the light behind me hit the car. When that thing fell, it hit my car.
Interviewer: And you drove seventy miles with a car that was tugging along...
Liliana Lemos: Almost stalling out. It didn't work on fourth or fifth gear.
Interviewer: And I can imagine you were quite afraid.
Liliana Lemos: At that very moment it stayed, but on Sunday moment I logged on to Facebook and saw I wasn't the only witness.
Interviewer: Yes, half the province saw it.
Liliana Lemos: Yes.
Interviewer: But it gave you a headache, you say.
Liliana Lemos: Yes, a headache, a discomfort, it stayed with me.
Interviewer: And you have it until now?
Liliana Lemos: Until this very moment
Interviewer (to husband): And you as well?
Miguel Lezcano (shrugs): No, I don't, I don't have that so much. She was more frightened
Liliana Lemos: I lost control of the car, it was drifting to the middle of the road...
Interviewer: You couldn't control the car?
Liliana Lemos: I couldn't control it, no.
Interviewer: And the car's running well? This one right here?
Liliana Lemos: Yes, yes, yes.
Interviewer: So, do you think it was a paranormal phenomenon?
Liliana Lemos: Yes, I think it was (laughs)
Interviewer: Do you think it was a flying saucer, something weird...
Liliana Lemos: No, it was a light that bathed me with light and struck the back of the car. It was a yellow-type light that hit the back of my car. When everything went dark, a bundle appeared out of the countryside.
Interview: So you're not driving at night anymore?
Liliana Lemos: No.
Interviewer: You're not going out to...?
Liliana Lemos: Not at night, only by day.
Interviewer: This happened by School #85? Heading for Trenel?
Liliana Lemos: Yes, right before reaching School #85
Interviewer: That's where it got you.
Liliana Lemos: That's where it got me.
Interviewer: What was the time?
Liliana Lemos: Seven thirty, quarter to eight.
Interviewer: And the phenomenon that appeared, did it have a shape?
Liliana Lemos: I saw a little bundle, nothing else.
Interviewer: It was small then?
Liliana Lemos: Yes. With a light in front, there was nothing behind.
Miguel Lezcano: It was more or less this size (gestures with hands)
Interviewer: And it appeared in front of the car with a little light. What color was it?
Miguel Lezcano: Yellow.
Interviewer: Yellow?
Liliana Lemos: In front. There was nothing in back.

[Translation and transcription (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía and En Boca de Todos HD]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Venezuela: UFOs Visitations in Venezuela

Source: Planeta Azul - Origen y Evolución (Venezuela)
Date: March 19, 2018
Article by Ing.Reynaldo Pérez Monagas

Venezuela: UFOs Visitations in Venezuela

Planeta Azul appears once more, this time in Venezuela, a South American region rich in hydrocarbons, potable water and minerals. Throughout time, Venezuela has been visited by Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and there are countless examples of sightings and even people who claim having experienced encounters with beings from other planets. There are few who can remain indifferent and not take sides in this subject, either roundly denying these theories or supporting them vehemently.

Regarding the phenomenology of UFOs in the skies of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it is said that "numerous sightings" have been recorded in this Latin American nations. "The first of them goes back to 1900. However, due to the lack of dissemination of scientific information about these subjects, people tend to mistake natural and meteorological phenomena, or even airplanes, for UFOs.

Alleged UFO sightings have occurred in nearly all of Venezuelan territory, but eight states are considered "hot spots" due to the appearance of this phenomenon: Amazonas, Bolivar, Distrito Capital, Carabobo, Falcón, Mérida, Vargas and Zulia. "All of these sites have two common elements: an abundance of vegetation and water," although the state of Barinas gives us an interesting case of abduction and human-alien hybridization: When she tried to ascertain the source of the noise that had awakened her, Cecilia (who would rather not be identified by her real name) realized she could not move. She had not covered herself up with bed sheets because of the intense heat that night in 2005 in the city of Barinas, in southwestern Venezuela.

She was unable to see anything. Before her, there appeared a very bright green light that forced her to shut her eyes. Motionless and unable to see what was happening around her, she felt herself being sexually penetrated and unable to do anything to stop it.

She woke up around noon, unable to remember what happened later. In subsequent weeks she would find out she was pregnant.

Cecilia explained the event to one of her neighbors. She had been 'abducted' that night, and she claims that her daughter, who is now twelve years old, presents 'particular characteristics' that she refused to elaborate upon, but which caused her to remove her from school due to the harassment she suffered at the hands of other students.

It is precisely because her daughter has undergone so many bad experiences that Cecilia refused to subject her to medical tests. Her case has not be scientifically studied.

Alleged Venezuelan sightings have occurred at different times, both day and night, with clear or cloudy skies.

The data compiled shows that circular, triangular and elongated shapes - cigar type - have been seen.

The vast majority of cases received in our newsroom are classified as "chance UFO sightings" because the person was unable to see the UFO with his/her own eyes, but rather were picked up their camera lenses. In other words, the witness finds out upon downloading the image.

Planeta Azul believes that no one is qualified to state whether UFOs of an extraterrestrial origin truly exist. In fact, a UFO is not necessarily a spacecraft. Someone can toss a shoe in the air and if someone sees it, but cannot make it out, that person will have seen an unidentified flying object. UFO is not synonymous with extraterrestrial. In recent years, there have been sighting reports over nearly all social and political demonstrations that have taken place since the start of the Bolivarian Revolution," giving rise to the theory that some kind of man-made artifact is involved - one that is unknown or about which little information exists.

I believe that many things have happened in Venezuela from the political standpoint, and that this country has been beleaguered and harassed. For example, we have photos and videos of people attending the demonstrations and who manage to capture some object in the sky. Is it possible that these are objects that are still unknown to us? Are they used to spy or photograph? This is possible, particularly in the awareness that the Pentagon has developed micro drones with very powerful microphones and cameras. When delving into the UFO phenomenon, one has to look closely to sort information from hoaxes that may be taken as real. We would never dare to say that it was an alien spacecraft. We always speak in terms of alleged flying objects."

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Ing. Reynaldo Pérez Monagas]

Cryptozoology: Cyclist Photographs a "Giant Worm"

Source: Grupo NLPZ (Mexico) and Claudio Mora

Cryptozoology: Cyclist Photographs a "Giant Worm"

Young Erick Ivan went out for a bicycle ride as he normally does. However, last night, an extra-normal event befell him on the scenic highway near the vicinity of the summit known as Cerro de la Calavera" (Skull Hill). The photograph shows a sort of "giant worm" that appears to be walking erect.

The young sportsman acknowledged that strange things like this always happen when one goes out at night. Oddly enough, al Residents of La Paz are aware of this. It rained in the state's capital that evening - an event that could have prompted this species to emerge from the scene.

We are providing the photograph taken. You be the judge.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales (IHU) with thanks to Claudio Mora, La Esfera Azul]

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ecuador: The Declassified Story of the Manabí "UFO Base"

Source: La República (Ecuador)
Date: February 9, 2018

Ecuador: The Declassified Story of the Manabí "UFO Base"

Peñón de Chirije is a hill located near Chirije in the Bay of Caráquez. According to the eyewitness statement from a local resident, Francisco Paladines, while he was on guard duty one night in 2007, he saw a red laser beam come out of the sky, striking the summit of the hill in a straight line. It retracted and struck the summit three more times in a synchronized manner. A rock broke off and rolled downhill.

The mystery is present in the town of Crucita, following the disclosure of an "alien base" offshore and constant sightings in the Chirije sector of the Province of Manabí.

The existence of an alleged alien base located off the coast of Crucita in the Portoviejo Canton was disclosed in early 2000. According to ufologist Jaime Rodriguez, the armed forces and government are aware of this.

The ufologist has noted that the first UFO cases in Ecuador were recorded in 1979, and that the first letters were submitted to the Ministry of Defense in 1982, requesting an official investigation into the phenomenon in that country.

Twenty-three years later, in 2005, the creation of CEIFO (Comisión Ecuatoriana para la Investigación del Fenómeno OVNI) was authorized. The first 44 cases were investigated, involving personnel from the three branches of the Armed Forces in various cities of Ecuador.

On June 25, 2007, according to Rodríguez, the military was authorized by then president Rafael Correa to proceed with declassification. One of the cases narrated by military men, among them Admiral Luis Jaramillo, former Commander General of the Navy, involved the existence of the alleged base at Crucita, says Rodriguez. According to the document, Jaramillo stated that "while in command of the SS-101 Shyri submarine, submerged off the Manabí coast, 50 nautical miles from the Crucita beach, he detected the existence of a vast 'undersea hangar'.

The discovery was confirmed via sonar, thus ratifying the base's existence, which has been reported on various occasions by pilots of the Ecuadoran Air Force.

From time to time, pilots claim having chased unidentified flying objects to Crucita Beach, at which point they 'vanished'. The document points out that 'these experiences have also been shared by many members of the U.S. Air Force when operating out of the Manta Air Base.' However, all of these experiences were classified by USAF personnel as 'sensitive' and concealed from ordinary citizens.

To date, there are 44 known cases related to the UFO phenomenon in Ecuador.

Declassification supposedly came about due to the insistence of ufologist Jaime Rodriguez.

He claims having obtained 44 documents and recordings about extraterrestrial manifestations in the hands of the Ecuadoran Armed Forces, placing them on YouTube for dissemination. The 44 cases took place in various cities of the country. One of the videos presents the eyewitness account of Major Leonidas Enriquez, who claims having seen two bright objects that hid near the mountains of Crucita.

"I followed them, but they disappeared very quickly. We have heard that lights are seen in this sector. It isn't the first time," he notes.

Military man Fernando Lapuerta provided another account, dated March 24, 2008: "I saw a bright light. I contacted the tower to see whether it was indeed an airplane and we were told it was not. The object was heading toward us. We checked the area and it left no traces. Its movements ere sharp and swift. It even remained motionless in the air and dropped quickly, something no airplane can do."

Carlos Rojas, another military man, notes that one morning around 1100 hours he saw "an irregular, rhomboidal, shining object" in the sky. "It was a clear day and the object was very striking due to its light. I spoke to the leader in the tower and asked permission to break formation. I followed it and it was over the sea across from Manta. It later took off at incredible speed and disappeared."

Osirys Luna, a military radar operator, said in his statement that strange movement was detected on the screens. The object travelled between Quito and Guayaquil in a matter of seconds. "It was a matter of seconds, too quick. There is no aircraft in Ecuador that can move at that speed. We checked and there were no military aircraft flying in those areas. We concluded that it was an unidentified flying object. It was a speed that no aircraft here could attain."

Chirije is located in the northwestern Ecuadoran coast, 15 kilometers south of the Bay of Caráquez in Manabí. It is 90 kilometers south of the Equator, a location considered by some as a "dimensional portal" - a perfect place for UFO encounters. This archaeological site is surrounded by 238 hectares of dry tropical forest and kilometers of unspoiled beaches. Chirije was an ancient seaport of the Bahía culture (500 BC - 500 AD).

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU]