Monday, December 03, 2018

Cuba: A UFO in 1952



Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 12.02.2018


Cuba: A UFO in 1952

Veteran Cuban UFO researcher Orestes Girbau has shared the image of an article from the El IMPARCIAL newspaper with the first known photo of a UFO over Cuba.

In a note for Planeta UFO he writes: "First photo of a UFO in Cuba, taken in the city of Matanzas on 17 July 1952 while the worldwide UFO flap was in full swing. It was taken by young Guillermo Zincke with his professional-quality camera and personal telescope when the object remained motionless for an entire minute. Provincial daily EL IMPARCIAL covered the story on its front page. The Cuban military confiscated Zincke's negatives within twenty four hours."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Argentina: Locals Claim Seeing UFO Over Airport



Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) and ElTerritorio.com.ar
Date: 11.29.2018


Argentina: Locals Claim Seeing UFO Over Airport

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, November 28) local residents claimed having seen an unidentified flying object flying in the sky over the Mayor Eduardo Krause Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport. The photo was taken by an airport employee.

The photograph shows a circular, yellow-hued object amid the clouds. The image startled those who saw it and it went viral in a matter of hours.

No expert opinion has been rendered about the image at this moment.

[The autenticity of the photo has not yet been established. It can be seen at: https://www.elterritorio.com.ar/fotos/810/0/img/1/242/8953427920388388_1.jpg]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mexico: Coahuila - A UFO Hotspot



Source: www.informador.mx
Date: August 5, 2017


Mexico: Coahuila -A UFO Hotspot

Local residents have seen yellow lights moving this way and that in the skies, and making noises.

MEXICO CITY (04.Aug.2017) - The 3,180 kilometer distance that constitutes the border between Mexico and the United States has become a hot spot for sightings of UFOs having a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.

The communication media has taken the matter with considerable seriousness, whether it is in Tijuana and Mexicali in Baja California, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; Monterrey, Nuevo León, as well as the cities of Saltillo and Monclova in Coahuila - cities where sightings of strange flying objects are constant.

A few days ago, strange yellow-hued lights were seen over the municipality of Ramos Arizpe in Coahuila. According to witnesses they moved this way and that in the skies, and even emitted noises.

Journalistic sources state that these strange lights headed from one mountain range to another at moderate altitude.

"On occasion, the lights traveled at low speed. But later, while noises could be heard, the objects were not readily apparent. In other instances they are indeed visible and the noises they make are also audible to animals."

What all locals wonder is whether these noises come from inside the Earth or if they are generated by the transit of these lights - a phenomenon that has occurred for the first time, at least in Mexico.

Ivan Escamilla, the host of the Adimensional television program, stated: "The community is startled. These are cases that have been taking place for some months now. We carry out skywatches to obtain images, but we have no photographs or videos for the time being. All we have are stories. It is a small town, quite distant from the city, but we'll be there," declared the renowned researcher cuttingly.

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

Mexico: UFOs Allegedly Recorded Over the City of Tampico [VIDEO]



Source: PLANETA UFO and TRIBUNA.COM.MX
Date: 11.27.2018
An article by the Tribuna newsroom


Mexico: UFOs Allegedly Recorded Over the City of Tampico [VIDEO]

TAMPICO, TAMAULIPAS - A light was recorded on Monday morning in the city's Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) on Avenida Hidalgo between Rotaria and Aguadulce streets.

According to a local newspaper, the light caught the attention of a motorist driving through the area. The resulting video was uploaded to social media, causing great expectations given the possibility that it might be an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

A video of a putative UFO at Ciudad Madero's Miramar Beach was circulated in September of last year. The video promptly attracted such comments as: "They are UFOs doing their job, getting ready to send Hurricane Irma on a different trajectory." The weather phenomenon posed a threat to land at that time.

VIDEO AT: https://www.facebook.com/OEMElSoldeTampico/videos/357478615058598/

Monday, November 26, 2018

Argentina: Allegations of Alien Life in Jujuy [VIDEO]




Source: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno
Date: 11.26.2018
A Report by Francisco Palacios, El Tribuno


Argentina: Allegations of Alien Life in Jujuy [VIDEO]

The phenomenon has been occurring for years due to the fact that "we are a major UFO entry and departure station" according to specialist Juan Ocampo.

A mysterious episode that took place this weekend on National Route 9 on the way to the La Ciénaga Reservoir (El Carmen) renewed our society's eternal debate over whether alien life exists or not.

The cause was a video recorded by a woman traveling at night with her family. It shows a "flying saucer with strange lights" floating alongside the road.

While the recording only lasts 47 seconds, its author states with astonishment that the object in question "has no wheels, legs or anything, and is in the air" - a highly suggestive fact.

This event can be added to others that have taken place in our province, at locations such as Maimará, Cerro Zapla and more specifically EL Huancar, Abra Pampa, where the Gendarmerie, the Polcie and members of the Commune have looked into the concerns of locals who claim having seen "strange colored lights".

Juan Ocampo, an expert on unidentified flying object (UFO) studies in our province, spoke with El Tribuno and said that "the recent episode is real, due to the fact that it involves a spaceship and not a drone."

"There is alien life in Jujuy. They live with us (all over the world) but in parallel systems or dimensions. They have overcome our binary perception of good/evil, communicate telepathically and are fluent in millions of languages to seek nourishment from human energy," added the expert.

When asked about how their presence can be identified on our planet, he noted that their forms of communication are varied, materializing in "flying saucers that can assume a variety of shapes, among them holograms, and figures that range from a photo camera to structures similar to those featured in a Spielberg movie."

As to their intentions, he explained that "they seek to share their culture with us at different levels. They feed on energy for different purposes and promote evolution and involution according to the respective levels involved. Among them we find the category of extraterrestrials known as "Reptilians" (beings with the physical aspect of a reptile" or The Illuminati, who are imposing their power on the world."

In closing, Ocampo invited Jujuy society, particular interested parties, to take the subject in earnest and record any images they find strange, as well as seeking out information on real sightings and videos.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/eNVQK0EChyk

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Argentina: A "Slowdown" on Mysterious Route 3



Source: OVNIS Siglo XXI
Date: November 22, 2018
An article by LUIS BURGOS


Argentina: A "Slowdown" on Mysterious Route 3


Introduction

One of the greatest problems faced by ufologists in matters of case histories are those in which the controversial "missing time" phenomenon comes into play. This is something that happens mostly in teleportation events, and something similar occurs with abductions. Both in one and the other, the witness/witnesses describe a "lost time" period, which according to research and subsequent study, can be recovered in whole or in part, but there is also the possibility that this will never occur. All of this will indicate that the "guiding intelligence" affects and governs a part of its brain at will, only allowing what it wants to be recalled. This, at least, is what comes to light when such situations arise...

Incidents in Argentina

Some twenty teleportation incidents form part of our 5,500 case data bank from 1947 to the present day. That is to say, only 0.5% of the reports have manifested as part of the UFO phenomenon in our country. Even so, and given that they contain some spectacular details, some of these points make for a striking analysis. For example, 80% of the case histories have occurred during nocturnal hours. They are further accompanied by certain prior anomalies, such as flashes of lightning during starry nights, dense fog along the road, unusual rainfall in a stretch of the road, flashes in the sky, and sightings of objects with windows resembling those of a railcar resting in the vicinity. During the event, the witness may show signs of tiredness and subsequent nightmares and the manifestation of body marks. As regards the chromatic aspect, there is a preference for violet light at the time of the encounter, and while these cases are located in various Argentinean provinces, two routes in Buenos Aires stand out among the rest: Route No. 5, in the stretch from Western Buenos Aires to the vicinity of the Santa Rosa, capital of La Pampa, passing through Catriló, enigmatic Lonquimay, La Gloria, Uriburo and Anguil. The same applies for the southerly Route No.3, an exceedingly mysterious road, in the straight-line segment from Bahía Blanca to Viedma.

The First Teleportation

It is necessary to bring it up given that it occurred precisely in an area where we shall discuss the case that prompts this article. As with all chronicles of its time, where credibility rarely rates 100%, the story states that at 23:30 hours on a night in late December 1959, a businessman from Bahía Blanca was returning from Buenos Aires along National Route No.3. Only scant kilometers from his city, he was startled by a violet light accompanied by a dense fog that caused him bring his vehicle to a halt and feel "exhausted". He remembers dozing off less than ten minutes and upon awakening, "he was no longer inside his car, and it was no longer in sight...and the landscape was unfamiliar." He thought he had been robbed and flagged down a truck driver along the road, who clued him as to the time and location: he was outside Salta. To his astonishment, he filed a complaint with the local police of that province. Upon phoning Bahía Blanca, he was advised that his car was still on the side of the road, with the engine running. It turned out that the case was investigated by official agencies, even some from abroad.



The Phenomenon in Reverse


The term "Slowdown" is applied when 'the action enables something to become slower or take place at a lower rate of speed'. In other words, it consists in lowering speed, or making a certain process slower. This was not something that appeared frequently in Argentina's logs on the UFO phenomenon until the year 1978. However, another case took place in 2016 of which we only became aware in 2018, and were able to investigate. The protagonists turned out to be a young married couple from Rio Negro, more precisely from the city of Viedma: Celeste and Nicolás.

Images of Another Reality

Celeste and Nicolás set out from Bahía Blanca at 01:00 in the morning on July 27, 2016 heading toward Viedma aboard a 2016 Ford Fiesta 1.6. - in other words, a car with practically zero kilometers on it. Aware that they had 1/4 tank of fuel left, which wouldn't be enough to cover the 280 kilometer distance in three hours, as the car would consume some 20 liters in that stretch, they decided to stop at a filling station upon reaching Pedro Luro. This being the case, their journey, which was identical to others they had taken along the same road in the past, was proceeding quite normally under partly cloudy and dark skies. With the town of Pedro Luro in sight, they approached the service station...and that's when a series of visual and geographic anomalies, worthy of a sci-fi film, began to play out.



The filling station was closed and completely dark. This fact stood out in their minds given that the station remains open at night. But the image they perceived of the establishment and its environs was "a state of desolation and abandonment..."

They decided to press on. Once more on the road, they became aware of the presence of a "white light in the distance", resembling an LED. Thinking it might be some vehicular accident, they stopped and signaled with their headlights, obtaining "a titillating luminous response" but nothing more came of the brief exchange. It was at that moment that they realized that "something abnormal" was taking place, as the bizarre light began to "scan the countryside, increasing in size..." They decided to continue their trip in the silence of the night.

At a given point in time, Nicolás was "stunned" by the circumstances for a few moments, slowing down and staring fixedly at the light which momentarily became red. At this point, Celeste panicked and started to rant and whimper. Both had been gripped by a nervous condition.

From that moment onward, they began seeing the silhouettes of "birds looking like bats" but with long legs. With a height of around fifty centimeters (20 inches), these black-colored, red-eyed entities were running toward the countryside, unfurling their wings and flying away. The apparitions manifested by ones and twos every hundred meters (320 feet) as the car traveled along the road. These creatures are reminiscent of the famous U.S. case that occurred on August 21, 1955 at the Sutton family farm located between the towns of Kelly and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, when members of the family were visited by horrific manlike figures during the night.



The car radio - on which they had been listening to music - became "filled with static" and they noticed that the same song was repeating over and over for several minutes.

Tensions rose even further upon ascertaining that "both of their cellphones had stopped working". The disquieting light remained in the vicinity, crossing the road on more than one occasion. It was truly extraordinary situation that prompted Nicolás to accelerated to some 130/140 Kph (80/90 mph) in spite of the scant amount of fuel in the tank, all in hopes of reaching their destination.

Those who know National Route No.3 or have driven on it are clearly aware that it is a busy road both during the day and at night, and it is common to see trucks going by. However, during the several hours of the journey, the couple's Ford Fiesta did not meet any other vehicles, nor does the couple remember passing by the exit to any towns on their trajectory after passing by Pedro Luro!(towns such as Juan A. Pradere, Villalonga and Stroeder). Another striking detail is that they did not see the lights of any houses deep in the country.

The couple never noticed any other service station at which the gas tank could be filled. The light kept tailing them, the car was easily traveling at 130 kph, time went by, the strange figures at the side of the road went on in succession and their nerves had gotten the better of them. Reaching their home in Viedma was their sole concern.

The End of the Experience

Upon reaching the exit to Carmen de Patagones, the couple agreed that this was when the persistent light 'vanished" and the city lights became clearly visible. With their fuel tank virtually empty, they arrived at their home in Viedma (Río Negro) after 06:00 in the morning...in other words, a journey that normally takes three hours took them five! Other external details surrounded the case, but what is important is that beyond all of the misadventures, the question is what happened during the missing 120 minute time span. This is where the infamous "Missing Time" comes into play. Here, without question, lies "the key" to the incident. We were able to reconstruct the scenario chronologically, in the awareness that while the couple claims not having lost consciousness at any point, events suggest that something completely anomalous took place in their surroundings and that "there is something missing" in those endless five hours that we need to complete the jigsaw puzzle. It is much like watching a movie with surrealistic images and with flashes, making the end taking much longer than necessary. Clearly, this case is not closed. Neither of the two presented any subsequent physical after-effects. The investigations, supported by Celeste and Nicolás willingness to find out what happened, will continue on our part, but they will no longer try to make the same journey at night...

Conclusions

As the case cannot be considered closed, the epilogue is thus reduced to the realm of the hypothetical. Everything leads us to supposed that the continuous out-of-context visions as they drove along the road were *controlled* by the agencies causing the incident, and while the young couple appears "to remember the succession of events", the missing 120 minutes indicate a distortion - psychic? physical? temporal? Nor do we see clear signs of abduction. But a disquieting question emerges from all this: Were Celeste and Nicolás chosen *at random* on the road, or had they already been *singled out* from the moment they set out from Bahía Blanca to be the subjects of such manipulation? What leads us to entertain such a bold hypothesis is that from the moment they left the city, they have *no memory* of going through the mandatory phytosanitary checkpoint located less than thirty kilometers from Bahía on Route No.3. Nor do they have any recollection of having noticed the towns of Teniente Origone, Mayor Buratovich and Hilario Ascasubi, all of them previous to Pedro Luro! The only fact is that we are facing the second case of "temporal slowdown" in Argentina and one of the few worldwide in over seventy years of UFO phenomenology.



Comparative Ufology

Here we find the episode known as the "Rally Racers" as a way of drawing an analogy with the case involving the couple from Rio Negro. While to many this was a teleportation, in other words, "being moved ahead in time and space", this was not the case. The coincidental fact that it took place in the same sector of Route No.3, only 38 years later, is also notable.



Chilean drivers Carlos Acevedo and Miguel Angel Moya were taking part in the Vuelta a la America del Sur Rally in a Citroen No. 102. After 02:30 hours on 23 September 1978 (with the Argentinean UFO wave in full swing) they drove through Viedma, where they stopped for fuel, and crossed Carmen de Patagones on their way to Bahía Blanca. Minutes later, they crossed the exit to the town of Cardela Cagliero, and upon reaching the area of the Agarrobo nitrate field around 02:50 hours, they noticed "a bright light approaching at high speed from behind". The car's passenger compartment became filled with a cloudy yellow light with purple shades. Acevedo, at the wheel, realized they were floating some two meters over the pavement. Amid nervous and shouts, the car came to rest on the paved surface once again endless seconds later. The light diminished and things slowly returned to normal. At the same time, both drivers observed a luminous cone flying away to the West. They got out of the vehicle, and ascertaining that all was normal, continued to drive, reaching Pedro Luro only fifteen meters later. They had covered 130 kilometers in a little less than twenty minutes!

But here we find the incredible similarity with the case involving Celeste and Nicolás. The racers reached the Pedro Luro service station at 05:10 hours in the morning, and passed by the Algarrobo nitrate field at O2:50 because their wristwatches, through the intervention of the light, marked two hours and twenty minutes to cover the segment, when in fact it takes little more than one hour to cover it! How, then, can we understand this? The strange luminous object, while speeding up those 130 kilometers physically, set them back two hours and twenty minutes temporally. And we face the same questions as in the case of the couple. If everything took place in twenty minutes, for Acevedo and Moya, what was it happened in the missing two hours? The only one who knows was the Citroen's odometer, which marked that only fifty-two kilometers had elapses from Viedma to Pedro Luro. In other words, the eighty kilometers from the Algarrobo nitrate fields is where everything could have happened

Faced with the race car driver's complaint, the local police at Pedro Luro took over the case under the command of Inspector Jorge Oscar Osimi, who subsequently rendered his report to his superiors in Bahía Blanca.

More and more questions without definite answers. The only truth is that are facing two exceptional cases of 'slow-down', nearly identical in the same geographic area and with nearly four decades between them. What unknown forces have been at work for decades in those desolate and remote locations of southern Buenos Aires?

[Translation (c) 2018 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Argentina: The 2018 UFO Wave in Full Swing



Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)
Date: November 21, 2018


Argentina: The 2018 UFO Wave in Full Swing
A Report from Luis Burgos


*The Spectacular 2018 Flap Shows No Signs of Stopping*
*Nearly Simultaneous UFO Events*


Two incidents - separated by 90 minutes and 160 kilometers in a straight line from each other, Lobos/Dolores - took place in the early hours of Monday, November 19, a time at which the airspace over Buenos Aires was fenced off due to the G20 Summit. We can add to this the daylight sighting of a very strange artifact over Coronel Vidal at noon on Friday, November 16, and two reports of "transparent" triangular craft at Ramos Mejía and City Bell on previous evenings.

The Lobos Case

The sighting that took place on Monday, November 19 was around 02:00 at the Lobos Lagoon, some 2 km distant. A circular, luminous object, flying from north to south, flew slowly over the trees until it vanished. It looked yellow in plain sight and no particular sound was heard. From where we stood it looked rather low, on the horizon, slightly above the treetops. There are no airports nearby. We could record it with the cellphone and take a photo with a 10 second exposure (Info courtesy of Marina Rabino and Maury González).

The Dolores Case




At 03:30 hours on Monday, November 19, during the course of a nocturnal skywatch, I was able to see to my astonishment five objects forming a perfect triangle, flying in a Southeast-Northeast heading. I tried to record them with my cellphone but was unable to do so. A few minutes later, I saw a similar object but this time with three lights, also forming a precise triangle, but flying in a direction opposite to the first. I continued looking at the sky and was able to see an object with highly distinctive characteristics flying from South to North. It was clearly visible on account of its low altitude, spherical shape, and it seemed to rotate to me while it changed color form blinding white to amber yellow, blue and red. I reported this to the group on WhatsApp to see if you could see it in the La Plata or Punta Indio region, as this was the trajectory it was following. (Info courtesy of Julio Gómez).

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO)

Mexico: UFOs Return to León



Source: PLANETA UFO and NoticiasVerspertinas.com.mx
Date: 18 November 2018
An article by GUILLERMO SANTANA ZENDEJAS
Photo credit: Francisco Carmona

Mexico: UFOs Return to León

The belief in unidentified flying objects (UFO) is part and parcel of human history. Since ancient times, people described "things" that plowed the heavens.

The city of León is no stranger to the presence of these mysterious objects, since sightings have taken place during various times and circumstances. The UFO landing on Mesa de Ibarrilla caused a stir in the public's attention as well as that of the media.

There are few who have recorded a UFO sighting more than once. Mexico has researchers who have done their best to disseminate these events, among them Jaime Maussan and Pedro Ferriz Santacruz.

A UFO Hunter from León

Rigoberto Becerra Chávez began looking at the sky in the '80s and has over 20 photographs of unidentified flying objects in his possession. But only 10 of these are compelling, considering that he photographed them with a simple camera.



Interviewed by NOTICIAS VESPERTINAS, he recalled that after April 11, 1987 - the date on which a UFO allegedly arrived at Mesa de Ibarrilla - sparked his interest in analyzing the event.

"I was very young when I saw a metallic object hanging from the sky for the first time, and then saw it moving. I never knew what it was, and when I saw the lights in Ibarrilla, and seeing the same object years later, I decided I had to know what was going on."

At the time he was employed as a security guard at the Palote Reservoir (today the Metropolitan Park). Spurred by the evidence, he purchased a humble photo camera.

With his fixed-lens 135mm camera, he took his first photo in 1997 at the entrance to the Metropolitan Park. An oval, silvery object can be seen in the print and on the negative, suspended over a light post at one of the entrances.

Two years later, he photographed a similar object in the downtown area using the same camera, then the same a year after, but in the Ciudad Infantil.

The same situation repeated in 2003, 2005, 2014 and June 2018. As he took photos, he became part of a group of ufologists engaging in field research at locations with a history of sightings.

They investigated caves in various parts of the country, such as the Zone of Silence, Siete Luminarias, Mesa de Ibarrilla and Cerro del Gigante.

His photos were published in national magazines specialized in the subject.

Return of the UFOs

In the afternoon hours of Thursday, November 8 of this year, he returned to the downtown area and with his camera, took a new photo of an unidentified flying object. The object is above the Municipal Palace, is semi-oval and metallic, casting a shadow, and located almost in the same position as the photo he took in June of this year.

Rigoberto, now retired, has devoted part of his life to find a meaning to the objects he photographs, and while refusing to be a person susceptible to this sort of phenomenon, always knows where to point his camera. His work contains two photographic gems - both of them disquieting - taken with his film camera, making it nearly impossible (given the age and technology) to Photoshop, although he is not ready to make them public.

"I only take photos. I could say they're UFOs, but people have their own hypotheses. I can only say the images are there and that they're fascinating," he said.

[Translation (c)2018 Scott Corrales with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Antarctica: A UFO Sighting in the South Orkney Islands



Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and REVISTA UFO (Brazil)
Date: 11.21.18
An article by RUBEN MORALES


Antarctica: A UFO Sighting in the South Orkney Islands

We have known for a long time now that UFOs have covered all of planet Earth from north to south. In all places where they have been sighted, humans have stories involving unidentified flying object, although many times they are discussed under different names or seen as apparitions or ghosts. This, it is to be expected that UFOs should also be seen in the uninhabited areas, or even mainly in such areas, where they can act without being spotted. Antarctica is one such region.

UFO cases in this area were prolific in the 1960s. It is always important to the reader to bear in mind that when we talk about the Antarctic Region we are referring to two specific locations: The South Orkney archipelago and part of the South Shetland. It also important to bear in mind that the information discussed herein took place in the 1960s, where there were few military bases operating on the continent.

An Impressive Event


Francisco "Tito" Burzi is today a renowned radio aficionado who forms part of the GACW, an organization that gathers radiotelegraphy experts who communicate with each other in Morse Code. Burzi was on the Argentinean base located on Laurie Island in 1961 and remembers many stories as thought they had taken place today. Among his picturesque narratives about the region and its hardships we find one that deals with a UFO sighting.

According to the witness account, one given night in the winter of 1961, all of the ten members of the base were witnesses to a mystery that remains hitherto unexplained. "The time was around 20:00 hours on a dark, moonless night in mid-winter, in June or July. I do not remember the reason, but I went out of the dormitory and to my surprise I saw reddish-orange light, like a car headlight, gliding over Scotia Bay with an oscillating movement, like a ship being rocked by the waves.

The young man summoned his superior, Lt. Cmdr. Oscar Padilla, and his other companions. Burzi says that he went to turn on the generator, which was shut down, and that the radio officer, Oscar Atienza, reconnected the equipment to scan frequencies to ascertain whether there were any vessels in the area. He found nothing. Truth was that they all knew it was impossible for any ship to be there at that time of the year.

As far as the mysterious light went, the witness says that it continued on its way with an oscillating movement until it vanished behind Ailsa Craig Island, located in the middle of the bay. "We waited for it to reappear on the other side of the island, but it disappeared. The commander entered the event in the base log and we never discussed it again. We were ten wintering soldiers, of sound mind, and we all saw the same thing," said Burzi.

Perfectly Visible


He cannot say how long the sighting lasted exactly, but he calculate that it must have been long enough to get the radio up and running, as it first required firing up the generator, which took a while, and then to scan the frequencies to find some ship in the area - only after a scan of their frequencies could [the possibility of a ship] be discarded. Throughout that time, the object was clearly visible until it vanished behind the island.

Ailsa Craig only 7 kilometers southeast of the coast, in the middle of the bay, facing the manned post. It is possible to visit it during the summer by boat and on foot during winter, walking on the ice. At the time of these events, Laurie and Ailsa Craig islands were linked by frozen sea as far as the horizon. This, of course, made it impossible for a ship to be navigating those waters. But the fact that the men fired up their radio transmitter shows they imagined they might be in danger, in other words, that the light in the sky was not of human origin.

In 2014, this author had the chance to interview Francisco Burzi and Oscar Atienza, the radio officer, to obtain further information. Atienza, however, did not recall the event in question. He did remember, however, that there were many daytime sightings of solid objects that winter, flying high in the sky, making sudden and abrupt movements, incompatible with the maneuvers of helicopters or aircraft.

It remains a mystery to this very day. What has been reported here is all the information that could be gathered on the incident, which is a very simple story, yet with sufficient ingredients to represent an enigma. Perhaps, someday, if Commander Padilla's log is ever declassified, we will have more data to reopen the investigation, aided by greater technological resources. The incident in the South Orkneys, which took place during the 1962 and 1965 UFO waves, forms part of a bundle of cases that took place Antarctica which caused commotion in Argentina during the first half of the 1960s. As from the incidents in 1965 and their repercussions - not only nationally, but worldwide, the subject of UFOs was never again forgotten, and many researchers from other countries became interested in these events.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Rubén Morales, Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and A.J. Geavaerd, Revista UFO]

Monday, November 19, 2018

Argentina: A Mothership in Coronel Vidal



Source: Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO)
Date: 11.19.2018


Argentina: A Mothership in Coronel Vidal

"On Friday the 16th of this month (November 2018) at 12:14 noon I had finished my teaching duties at the Coronel Vidal Agricultural School (Buenos Aires), located on Route 55, and was in the company of another female instructor. The School has 300 meter long exit driveway to Route 55. The other instructor was knowledgeable about aircraft - she likes them and her father takes flying classes at the air club). At approximately three to four thousand meters to the south, at an altitude of 300 meters, we saw a white aircraft. I said to her: "Look, it's a plane" because I was surprised to see an airliner flying at that altitude over that area, heading from East to West, at what seemed to be low speed. It seemed so odd to us that I crossed the road and stopped the car on the grass to look at it through my binoculars (10x50 magnification). The "alleged aircraft" had no tail or windows, and appeared to have sort of dark keel halfway down its middle. It seemed like a flattened Zeppelin of some sort. It also appeared not to have any wings, or if it had them, these were very small. My companion and I looked at until we couldn't see it anymore, but not because it went away, as it did not travel at high speed. It was as if it had suddenly "vanished". I checked with the Coronel Vidal air club (about a kilometer distant from the school) to see if any aircraft had been aloft at that time, but they said no. The object seemed to be headed to the region of the Balcarce Mountains." (Report courtesy of Pablo Salido, furnished by Luis Burgos of FAO. Translation (c) 2018, S. Corrales, IHU)