Friday, February 07, 2020

Argentina: Follow-Up On the Mechita UFO - Swimming Pools Affected.

Source: Bragado Informa (Argentina)
Date: 7 February 2020

Argentina: Follow-Up On the Mechita UFO - Swimming Pools Affected.

UFO specialist Luis Burgos visited the community last Sunday. The woman in charge of the Mechita swim club photographed something that researchers found striking.

The sighting by several local residents has become that talk of the town, resulting in an investigation by the UFO specialist.

Luis Burgos, a scholar of the subject, visited Mechita last week for a face-to-face interview with witnesses who claim having seen the triangular object on the dark night of Friday, January 24.

An item of information that had not become widely known - and caught researchers' attention, was a situation that took place only a few meters away from the house of Diego Sarquis (eyewitness). It involves the pools at the Mechita Swim Club, where the woman in charge of the facility took a photo of the next morning, showing that water had spilled out of the pools and had not yet evaporated in spite of the prevailing heat.

Researchers suspect that the water could have been subject to a UFO attraction factor. "70% of UFO apparitions take place over bodies of water," explained FAO members.

The Argentinean Ufology Foundation (FAO) published a video showing the research material obtained in Mechita.


[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Argentina: An Aerial Intruder over Mechita

An Aerial Intruder over Mechita
By Luis Burgos (a FAO-ICOU exclusive)

Legend tells us that in the early 19th century, a handsome but wild pony wandered the plains surrounding a lagoon in western Buenos Aires province - a reddish beast with a savage mane. It was admired by all the locals, and everyone harbored the dream of capturing it and taming it. Many tried, until one fine day, some gauchos cornered it against the lagoon. The pony took its own life, leaping into the waters from a cliffside, vanishing in a matter of seconds.
The legend of El Bragao was thus born. Around 1845, when the village of Santa Rosa del Bragado was established in the vicinity of this event, its founder, Sgt. Major Eugenio del Busto, had taken his inspiration from the popular story that spread from mouth to mouth over the years.

Geographic Location

Bragado is a city located on National Route 5, 210 kilometers west of Buenos Aires - a road that has its share of enigmas, with sightings of all manner of UFOS (keep in mind the famous 1963 Abreu case), but also strange situations experienced by drivers over the years, who found themselves "reappearing suddenly" in the blink of an eye on other sections of the road, unmindful of having passed through them.

10 kilometers northeast of Bragado we find the town of Mechita, population around 1900, and some 3 kilometers distant from the aforementioned road. There we find the Museo Ferroviario (Railroad Museum) and containing all the history of the western railroad, much to the pride of its inhabitants.

It is here that we find Diego Marcelo Sarquis, age 43, a native of Buenos Aires and the protagonist of a UFO incident with exceptional characteristics. Unpolluted by the subject aside from having heard all manner of stories, the witness never had an experience that he could relate to what we have been studying for decades - the UFO phenomenon.

The Incursion

Having become aware of the incident, we contacted Diego, who kindly shared with us his incredible sighting of the evening of 24 January 2020. But it would be best to allow the astonished witness to tell the story himself.

"On Friday the 24th at around 22:30 hours, something incredible happened to me that I never in my life thought would befall me. I was at a friend's house and he was kneading dough for homemade pizzas. The activated pizza oven was so hot that I asked permission to remove my t-shirt. He said OK. Still feeling hot, I stepped outside, leaned against his car and stretched that moment I raised my eyes to the sky and saw a black triangle, darker than the sky. A circle of red light was visible at each tip, but not entirely, rather in the shape of a red ring. This triangle was rotating from right to left, flying slowly to my right. I calculated that the object was some fifty meters over the treetops. It was very, very low.

"No noise could be heard. No sound of an engine or turbine, completely silent. I suddenly began yelling: "A UFO! A UFO!" when my friend and his children came out, the object had already gone, covered by the bordering trees, and even so, it was traveling very slow and rotating with an apparent SE-NW heading, going toward Junín.

"I made a drawing of what I saw, since in my forty-three years of life I was never able to see anything similar. The object was as big as a house (greater than ten or fifteen meters in length) and I can assure you that seeing all this made me feel very frightened. As from that night, a thousand questions are circling in my head. My idea is to look every night, with my cellphone ready to record, should I be lucky enough to see it again."

The Controversial Flying Triangles

These flying devices are nothing new in the domestic case histories, and therefore, worldwide ones as well. Their true origin has been, and remains, the cause of major debate in UFO forums. It is an overwhelming phenomenon to someone like Diego, not versed in the subject and caught unawares. The first case involving a flying triangle over Argentina can be dated, according to our exclusive UFO database - which holds information on 5500 cases starting in 1947 - to the year night 1958 in Mendoza, when 'a strange black aircraft' was seen descending in the vicinity of the El Plumerillo Airport. Since then, we have been able to earmark some very interesting characteristics, as follows:

- One hundred thirty reports of triangular, boomerang-shaped, flying wing or arrowhead-shaped objects fill our dossier.
- They are mostly large in size;
- Their color is predominantly black;
- 95% of their incursions are nocturnal;
- Their movements are variable, as we have description of slow, moderate, swift and even supersonic flight.
- 70% of their manifestations occurred in absolute silence. No noise, buzzing or rumbling was heard at all.
- The duration of their flight is not extensive. Their transit is short-to-medium in the travel that has been observed.
- A slight number of episodes hint at landings or near-landings by these craft.
- 95% of the evens suggest that these triangles fly alone.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, we only have 17 reports. The massive increase occurs in the 1990s, with 21 reported sightings. During the first decade of the 21st century, the investigated cases totaled 36 and the maximum increase, up to now, was in the 2010s, with the uncanny number of 51 reports.

In this newly-commenced decade, we are starting to receive the first episodes of these mysterious devices that fly over our heads with impunity.

All this suggests that the triangular UFO phenomenon will continue to manifest itself more frequently over time. The affected provinces were 17 as well as the Federal Capital. It is remarkable that we have no reliable reports from the remaining 6 provinces.

The two Argentinean regions yielding the largest number of reports correspond to the Western Corridor, as I christened it in 2008, which covers the strip running from Ramos Mejia to Lujan, almost parallel to National Route 7, and the "Argentinean Nest" region, mostly in La Plata and extending to Sanborombón Bay, and from Route 2 to the coast of Rio de la Plata.

40% of all triangular UFO apparitions in our country - from 1958 up to this day - have occurred in these two areas. A major difference compared to the rest!

In closing, we can say that this category of unidentified object does not bring about the controversial and fearsome human abduction phenomenon. At least we do not have, to date, any abduction event produced by an object of these characteristics.


"It began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut. David Vincent has seen them..." says the opening narration to the epic The Invaders television series. From January 24, 2020, Diego Sarquis can be added to the long list of those who have seen them. Startled at first, and beset by many questions inner doubts following the sighting, the witness of that night in Mechita now knows we are not alone.

His case is exceptional from every standpoint, given the strangeness and reliability of the eyewitness account, so sought by current ufology. Even the counterclockwise movement of the vehicle, for which I was only able to find another incident: an event in Banfield (Buenos Aires) on 23 August 1992, involving the passage of a dark triangular object rotating on its own axis! Serquis has seen the same, nearly 28 years later.

We should also bear in mind that the town of Gobernador Ugarte is located to the southeast. It is the location of some amazing UFO events, which we discovered in the year 2002, which have withstood the test of time. It is in a straight line from Mechita.

Obviously, we cannot bring this to a close without listing the typical questions raised by the event, giving rise to myriad hypotheses, ranging from alien craft to U.S. prototypes.

What was that object doing over Mechita?
What was its final destination?
Where did it come from?
Did it follow the course of the Samborombón River?
Could it have flown over Ugarte earlier>
Could it have landed in some field in Buenos Aires province?
Was it detected by some airport radar?
Are there free areas or flight permits to operate with impunity over our heads?
What is the role of the air force in all this?

In other words, as I have always said: "Time is always in the researcher's favor, in this case, ufologists. Let us hope to be alive for when the enigma is finally deciphered."

[Translation (c) 2020 Scott Corrales, IHU]

Friday, December 06, 2019


INEXPLICATA - Hiatus Announcement

It was October 1998 and every single UFO publication (magazine, ‘zines, newsletter) boasted an article by Scott Corrales in it. Features appeared in FATE, California UFO, and the stable of UFO magazines published by Mr. Timothy Green Beckley, ‘zines like Greg Bishop’s unrivaled The Excluded Middle, and the month also witnessed the christening of INEXPLICATA, the website of the Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with its unfortunate Star Trek: The Motion Picture musical theme, but musicalizing websites was quite a thing in those days. Oh, the joys of .wav files.

In congratulating me on my ubiquity, a friend and researcher from Pittsburgh said: “Scott, whatever you do, when you run out of ideas to write, please don’t become one of these ufologists-turned-skeptics. It would be so sad.” I reassured him laughingly that such a juncture was unlikely, and that he would know I’d run out of ideas when I started writing about werewolves.

We both shared a laugh and…two years later I was writing about werewolves in Fate Magazine. The ironies of life never fail to amaze me, but I was far from out of ideas.

The early ‘00s witnessed the birth of Arcana Mundi, INEXPLICATA Spanish language sister, which had quite a similar mission: to inform readers in Latin America and Spain about U.S. / U.K. and Australian cases that had not been picked up by the paranormal press in those countries. INEXPLICATA went on to become a journal, printing long-form articles by the leading lights of UFO/paranormal research en español. One of these – written by Javier García Blanco on the subject of saucer sightings during the Spanish Civil War – garnered tens of thousands of views and also appeared in Flying Saucer Review. Gordon Creighton would later tell me it was one of his features in the journal.

As the rhythm of UFO and paranormal events south of the border picked up, it was necessary to take a more responsive tack and translate news items immediately, posting them right away to the Internet. Mailing lists such as World of the Strange, created by the late Louise Lowry, carried stories about the Chupacabras’s predations in Chile and Argentina to a far-flung readership; Lucius Farish’s UFO Newsclipping Service honored us greatly by including the news items in his monthly releases, where they were committed to hardcopy (a blessing when it came to recovering information that was lost through many changes in computer hardware and software over the years). Robert Frola’s Australasian UFO – UFO Magazine – also carried the word to his readership. The Aughts were quite busy.
Strolling down memory lane is inevitable as circumstance compels me to make an announcement.

Effective immediately, INEXPLICATA will enter a hiatus of indefinite duration.

There are a few reasons for this; the most compelling being my wife’s illness – cerebral amyloidosis that for which there is no cure and with grim prospects. I find it hard to take an interest in the ‘far off and far away’ as I used to, faced with my new responsibilities. Readers can rest assured that any truly major piece of information will be reported, but “lights in the sky” (LITS, the CE-1s that the late Ivan T. Sanderson said should be round-filed) and the blurry photographs that accompany them will be sent to INEXPLICATA’s Facebook presence.

In the event that I do not return, I would like to use this space to thank the masters – and masters they were, in every sense of the word – who welcomed me to the field. The late George C. Andrews, the first major author to reply to my correspondence on the mind-blowing information revealed in his Extraterrestrials Among Us (Llewellyn, 1987), allowing me to become his agent, in later years, for the publication of Extraterrestrial Friends and Foes (Illuminet,1992); P.M.H. Edwards, the brilliant musician and ufologist whose voluminous correspondence and knowledge engrossed my filing cabinet and my mind, an unswerving advocate of the paranormal/interdimensional origin of the UFO phenomenon; Dr. Bernard E. Schwarz, whose supportive mail would arrive, as if by Jungian synchronicity, whenever I faced a setback. It is a sad shame that many future devotees of the subject that draws us together will never read his landmark UFO DYNAMICS; the late Bob Girard, who welcomed my first newsletter warmly to the pages of the Arcturus Books Catalogue…so many voices and thoughts that now belong to the history of our field.

In retrospect, my greatest disappointment – and it will haunt me to the end – was the inability to find a publisher for the late Salvador Freixedo’s Defendámonos de los Dioses. The stern Jesuit firebrand trusted a young translator with his work, and thanks to the late Ron Bonds of IllumiNet Press, “Visionaries, Mystics and Contactees” saw the light of day. But the understandable fear of controversy kept subsequent projects like “Israel: Pueblo Contacto” from ever appearing. The larger Defendámonos fared no better despite having been shopped around to other publishers. You can’t win them all, in ufology or any other endeavor.

What was originally meant to be a notice turned into an article, and you have my apologies. Very best holiday wishes to all our loyal readers and my wishes for success and prosperity in the coming years.

Scott Corrales, Editor,
INEXPLICATA-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
The Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
December 6, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Luis Burgos: UMMO's Agents in Argentina

Luis Burgos: UMMO's Agents in Argentina
(An exclusive by FAO-ICOU)

[Editor's note: This is a partial translation of Mr. Burgos's very extensive article on UMMO, which can be read in its entirety at (in Spanish) There are illustrations at the site as well]

In the turmoil of the UFO realm, it is evident that nothing surprises us any longer. But few times has a case remained current for decades upon decades: The UMMO enigma. Its agents stand on the podium right next to Kenneth Arnold, Roswell, Adamski or Billy Meyer - not due to their absolute credibility, but by virtue of being among the most heavily PUBLICIZED in the subject that consumes our lives.

The legend says that around the 1930s, a civilization located in the Virgo Constellation, from a world orbiting a red dwarf star christened Wolf 424 by a terrestrial astronomer, picked up a radio transmission from a Norwegian trawler and thus 'became aware' of the fact that there was intelligent life on Earth. Or at least that's we believe.

It was then that a mission to our world was quickly dispatched, and a fleet of three vessels landed nearly two decades later - on March 28, 1950, in the lower French Alps, eight kilometers from a locality known as La Javie. Given that the "Ummites" physiology was very similar to that of humans, they soon blended into the local population and even began 'healing' locals who suffered from a variety of afflictions.

What we know for sure is that the third great UFO flap, subsequent to the initial 1947 flap and the 1950 events, coinciding with the alleged Ummite arrival on Earth, took place in 1954 and one of the most affected countries "just happened" to be France, with which they were very familiar, and where researcher Aime Michel had discovered the notorious and controversial "BAVIC Line", indicating an aligned projection of sightings that went beyond mere chance. Were many of the French sightings of this major flap have been spacecraft from UMMO? Hmmm.

As the years went by, and now fully acquainted with Earth customs and Earthmen themselves, the Ummites embarked upon sending a series of letters - written on a typewriter - to a select group of researchers in different countries. France, the United States, Spain, etc., discussing their arrival, their stay, technological know-how and their purpose for being on planet Earth. The way in which these letters was drafted was acceptable for that time, and all letters bore a seal that displayed a thumbprint and characteristic symbol, similar to the letter "H".

According to them, who were unaware of the names bestowed by headstrong Earth people - Martians, Venusians or Pleiadans to the likely denizens of Mars, Venus or the Pleiades - they did not call themselves "Wolfnians". Rather, they identified themselves as OEMII, dwellers of a planet they called UMMO. The name of their star was IUMMA; their spaceships were not UFOs but UEWA. WAAM was the name they gave to the universe or the cosmos. Their God had a name: WOA. And so it was with everything else.

As expected, some of their letters were sent to Argentina. Six researchers of that time had the fortune of being their recipients in the 1960s, among them Fabio Zerpa, Pedro Romaniuk, Jesuit priest Segundo Benito Reyna, engineer Airel Ciro Rietti (creator of the Solar Car), Luis Anglada Font (author of "La Realidad de los OVNIS a través de los siglos) and the newsroom of "2001: Periodismo de Anticipación" magazine.

1966 proved to be a pivotal year for the "UMMO affair". On February 6, 1966, a mysterious UFO landing took place in the locality of Aluche, near Madrid (Spain), which was repeated on June 1, 1967 with the thoroughly well-known San José de Valderas case, near Alcorcón, also in the environs of Madrid and involving the same type of flying object. Both incidents had a point in common: The marks found on the surface, the eyewitness reports and the photos taken of the flying saucer - all of these displayed the symbol used by the Ummites.

Likewise, a strip of synthetic material and a small nickel tube were found in the area. The case was one of a kind in the world, a ufologist's dream. It was a UFO event that gathered all the elements that made it "ideal" - enough to bring the scientific world to "its knees" once and for all. From that moment onward, disputes erupted between die-hard believers, skeptics and detractors.

Years later, a "hurried" Antonio Ribera, in the company of Rafael Farriols, described the case as "perfect" and chose to release "all of the incredible evidence collected" in a single book, which yielded them considerable profit. It was called "Un Caso Perfecto" (Ed. Plaza y Janés, 1973), which would be followed by other releases. Since then, [Ribera] used the acronym VED (Guided Extraterrestrial Vehicle) to certify these incursions, in substitution of UFO. This change was met with lukewarm approval among his colleagues. Some currently believe that Ribera died convinced of the reality of UMMO.

In the mid-1960s, an "old snake charmer" appeared in Argentina. In other words, a big-time swindler named Carlos Eduardo Jeréz, who had founded the Planta de Ivnestigaciones Cientificas Argentina Internacional de Neurologia (emblazoned on his business card) on Kilometer 77, National Route 3 in the locality of Cañuelas. Obviously, he was its General Director.

Together with his wife, the radio and television technician had 'decorated' the facilities with antenna and a replica of a flying saucer on the doorway, crafted out of metal plates and acrylic. Within there were devices with cables, oscilloscopes and lights through which he healed terminal cancer patients and those affected by other ailments. He claimed to be in contact with beings from planet UMMO, who instilled knowledge of the treatment into him through "gamma rays and cybernetic energy"

According to this hoaxer, he was the inheritor of a scientific project started by his grandfather - Gaspar Asprella - in France in 1901, which brought him to Argentina in 1937. We are unaware of the grandfather's reputation, but according to Jerez, he had certain political backing at the time from Senator Lisandro de la Torre and subsequently, Gen. Juan D. Perón himself, who delighted in receiving proposals for technological developments (bear in mind Project HUEMUL by the Austrian eccentric Ronald Richter). In 1968, the government of General Onganía even granted provisional authorization for the plant. In other words, grandfather and grandson had "contacts", not necessarily ET.

To bolster his claims, he placed a small metal plaque beside the saucer with the UMMO logo. It read: "The HONO Intelligence Service, in memory of this plant's founders - 1901" followed by a series of fifteen names, among them one Eduardo Jerez, possibly a relative. The timeline is also unclear. If the plant was established in 1901 in France and the Ummites arrived in 1950, how are we to interpret the appearance of their symbol on the plaque a century earlier? All this leads one to suppose that the aforementioned plaque was "set" by Jerez to substantiate his fable. This hoaxer not only proclaimed himself the heir to a revolutionary scientific project commenced by his poor old grandad, but that alien blood also flowed through his veins, therefore making him a hybrid entity. He also bragged that all of his plant staff hailed from Ganymede! When the Ummites made their presence widely known in 1967, the situation 'suited him to a tee."

With Jerez at the helm, the 'scientific plant' began operating on a regular basis in those years, to the extent that some twenty hopeful individuals would arrive daily. Some of the doctors involved in the 'alien clinic' project, were Dr. Analberto Alcaraz Luzzi, a Paraguayan (currently residing in Capital Federal and a specialist in Oncology) and homeopathic specialist Dr. Eduardo Salatino (who died in 1966). The residents of Cañuelas were aware of the situation - most doubted, and a minority decided to grab the bull by the horns and expose this false doctor, a native of Baradero. Somaliel Haron and Pedro Agustin Elorga, physicians of the Cañuelas medical establishment, were the ones to do it. In 1976, the plant - in full swing - was shut down by the Buenos Aires Undersecretariat of Public Health. Jerez was not only arrested, but made available to the National Executive Power (PEN, in Spahish) under the dictatorship of Gen. Jorge R. Videla, with everything that this entailed. Rumor had it that this 'space oil salesman' was released months later thanks to some contacts he had among the military. But from that moment onward, citizen Carlos Eduardo Jerez, bearer of identification document 4.587.258, lapsed into obscurity.

According to some sources, Jerez 'reemerged' in the 1980s in Baradero as a toilet paper plant manager, and subsequently charged with homicide and unlawful practice of medicine in 1995. Never again was there any word concerning this 'master of the humbug'. If still alive, he should be some 80 Earth years old. We do not know how that translates into Ummite years.

Despite all of this, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with Ribera and Farriols book selling like candy worldwide, and with the UMMO emblem seen absolutely everywhere, the UMMO saga would begin a slow but steady retreat. No more letters were sent, photographs proved to be crude manipulations, and major investigative and journalistic contradictions emerged. In Spain, there was an awareness of "another Ummite Institute" at work in a palace in Albacete under dark circumstances. Even so, some arrests became known worldwide. An effort was even made to link the controversial 'healers' of Chile's Friendship Island with the techniques used by their Ummite colleagues. On November 21, 1977, in Argentina, between the localities of General Roca (Rio Negro) and Piedra del Aguila (Neuquén) a UFO was seen flying by with the UMMO emblem on its lower hull. An effort was made to invest the subject with credibility, but it didn't go beyond an attempt.

Things were different twelve years later with the notorious Voronezh (Russia) incident on 27 September 1989: Numerous witnesses, mostly teenagers, witnessed the descent of crewmen from an alien craft and sustained a close encounter. However, the Ummite emblem on the UFO's lower section refired the enigma. Did it really happen, or as many believe, the UMMO logo was added later on to make the matter even more confusing?

In an effort to find relationships between facts and circumstances, we find ourselves in Argentinean Patagonia in 1950. There, in the vicinity of Lago Argentino (Santa Cruz) on 18 March 1950, we find the event involving landowner Wilfredo H. Arevalo and his son, who witnessed the near-landing of a spacecraft. They were able to see four two-meter tall humanoid figures inside it, clad in white outfits. The case was published in the print media of the time, transcended borders and it is even mentioned today when 'occupant cases' are brought up. Over the years, efforts mae to finding Mr. Aréalo were fruitless and there was even talk of a 'journalistic hoax'. As a counterpoint, some suspected the aerial device seen by the southern witnesses was a German craft - a 'flying top' built by Rudolph Schriever, a former Luftwaffe pilot and engineer, who placed his wartime project at the disposal of American nations. His design is very very similar to the craft described by Arévalo. Both news stories, the Arévalo sighting and the German device, were disseminated 'almost coincidentally' in April 1950 by the same newspaper, Buenos Aires's "La Razón" and its chief editor, Pedro Larralde, who had received the letter from Wilfredo Arévalo setting forth the details of the case, publishing them immediately without 'any sort of fact-checking'. That's how the story started, and as a consequence, so did the doubts...

There was a fascinating coincidence: It turns out that the Arevalo case of 18 March 1950 took place in the midst of the southern UFO flap, scarcely ten days before the Ummite landing in the French Alps! Faced with such a concomittance, we can only ask: Was the Lago Argentino sighting a craft fom UMMO? This is hard to believe. Just things that fate almost surely set in motion around that time.

[Translation (c) 2019 Scott Corrales, IHU]

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Argentina: UFO in Necochea?

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 29 October 2019

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Last night, October 29, at approximtely 23:45 hours, 3 or 4 yellow-hued objects flew over the Argentinean Sea along the coast of the Province of Buenos Aires at Necochea. From an 11th storey apartment on the shore drive known as Avenida 2, the witness photographed the strange lights several times. The beach can be seen; the lights of some ships waiting to enter the port are also evident. The objects came and went, as though playing with ech other. A red object is also visible in another part of the sea. Photos were taken using a Samsung cellphone. The incident is currently under investigation."

Argentina: UFO Reported in Rivadavia

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 11.15.19

Argentina: UFO Reported in Rivadavia

A 20-year-old woman contacted to relate her experience. "I've never seen anything like it."

This supernatural experience took place in the Natania District of Rivadavia. Agustina Moreno, 20, claimed having seen a luminous object in the sky, very similar to a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) that appeared at least for a minute, surrounded by bright stars, before disappearing. The startling image seen by her retina was captured by her cellphone at around 20:50 hours.

In a state of shock, she decided to contact and relate her experience. "We were walking with my sister along Bella Vista avenue, and upon reaching the corner, I saw that object in the sky. It's the first time I've seen anything like it. We were shocked at first, because we had no idea what it was, and then I though about taking the photo, because no one was going to believe me," she said.

The young woman noted that it was the same strange object seen by other Twitter users in recent days. A researcher of this type of phenomenon presented what had been captured in recent days.

Comparisons between the object seen in Rivadavia (top) and Buenos Aires (bottom)

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Argentina: Strange Object Photographed over Lake Nahuel Huapi

Source: Planeta UFO and
Date: 11/7/2019

Argentina: Strange Object Photographed over Lake Nahuel Huapi

Following publication of a news item regarding a UFO sighting in the Brazo Huemul area, other local residents bore witness to having seen a similar phenomenon.

"We saw exactly the same thing at the same location, coming in from Bariloche around 20:00 hours on Wednesday the 18th (October). The object's glow caught our attention - it unquestionably was not a heavenly body. It was far too shiny and was suspended. We followed it to Puerto Manzano. It made a sudden movement and we lost it from sight," says another resident of Villa La Angostura in a message posted to the web. "When we got home, we tried to identify it again but it was no longer there," he adds.

Another resident of Villa La Angostura noted: "Several years ago, upon leaving school, we saw several lights making unknown movements. I later recall that they appeared over El Dormilón and between Brazo Machete and Rincon. Very interesting."

The most recent sighting (as far as the press is concerned) was in August 2014, when a couple from Neuquén was startled at having photographed two dark objects hanging in the sky. Claudio Ghezzi and his wife returned to Neuquén, startled after discovering that two dark oval objects had appeared during their long weekend stay in Bariloche. They did not hesitate to identify them as UFOs.

Ghezzi is an orthodontist and a faithful visitor to Bariloche and Dina Huapi, where he has a cabin. During one long weekend, he decided to enjoy the springlike weather of the Cordillera with his partner. Furthermore, he was breaking in a recent generation smartphone on which he recorded the mysterious apparition that allegedly flew over Lake Nahuel Huapi with incredible speed.

Enthused by the sighting, he said that the two oval objects appeared in a single photo of a sequence taken on Monday (08/18) at 13:40 on the way into the city.

"My wife's cellphone takes photos every five seconds and we took a lot of photos. On Tuesday, returning to Neuquén, we looked through the images and I saw two dots in the sky. I told myself, "this isn't normal", as they weren't in the previous shot or in the following one," said the man who related the oval spots with UFOs and stressed the speed with which they crossed the sky.

What stunned the orthodontist from Neuquén the most is that the unidentifed flying objects crossed the Cordilleran sky in utter silence.

"I always had doubts, but now I'm sure there's life out there on other planets, and that it is highly advanced given the speed at which they crossed the city," Ghezzi confided, reiterating that "one always has the same question, the doubt. I no longer have it, because I have the photo."

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO]

Friday, November 01, 2019

Paranormal: The Story of Mexico's Guadalupe Witch

Source: Planeta UFO and
Date: November 1, 2019

Paranormal: The Story of Mexico's Guadalupe Witch
By Ernesto Ochoa

In 2004, a municipal policeman claimed having been assaulted by a witch - a case which became one of the best-known supernatural cases in the state of Nuevo León.

Witches have a long story behind them. We associate their appearance with an ugly crone, clad in a black tunic, wearing a pointed hat and flying on a broomstick. The fact is that over the years, sorceresses have undergone a transformation.

The state of Nuevo León has some living legends.

The Guadalupe Witch

On January 16, 2004, Leonardo Samaniego, a police officer from the town of Guadalupe, was patrolling the streets of the Valle de la Silla district without any idea of the unusual experience that awaited him.

That morning would prove to be an atypical event for reporter Alberto Vázquez, who roamed the streets looking to write his next feature.

"On the radio, we managed to hear policemen requesting an ambulance because one of their fellows was unconscious. There was an air of desperation, because the prior to losing consciousness, the officer claimed having seen a witch," the reporter recalls.

When he reached the scene, Officer Samaniego was being treated by paramedics.

"We dared to interview him, because his skin tone wasn't that of a normal person. He was pale white and shivering."

The officer told his story.

"A person fell on top of me from above, dressed in black. It followed me. I requested backup, but it chased me, flying," Samaniego said in a documented interview. His encounter with the sinister character became world-known, drawing the attention of paranormal researchers.

Diana Perla Chapa, founder of Ovni Club, interviewed the policeman at the time.

"He told us some startling things during the interview. [It] placed its hands on the windshield, to the extent that he was able to see the lines on its hands. The thing followed him, as though trying to stick its arm into the squad car," recalls Diana Perla.

The officer was taken to a hospital, were all manner of tests were performed to see if he was intoxicated or suffering from hallucinations. The results were negative.

But some things happened that Samaniego does not remember. "After he fainted, and regained consciousness, he asked for help." Something happened during that missing time that he cannot remember.

"He was inside the squad car with the seatbelt on, his bulletproof vest on, but his clothes were unbuttoned - his shirt, his pants and his boots [were unlaced]," explains Diana Perla.

Seven years later, in 2001, the officer quit the force and is now involved in a different line of work.

The mythic Guadalupe Witch is part of a living legend. In every story, there is a witch among us.

[Translation (c) 2019 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Ernesto Ochoa]

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 29 October 2019

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Last night, October 29, at approximtely 23:45 hours, 3 or 4 yellow-hued objects flew over the Argentinean Sea along the coast of the Province of Buenos Aires at Necochea. From an 11th storey apartment on the shore drive known as Avenida 2, the witness photographed the strange lights several times. The beach can be seen; the lights of some ships waiting to enter the port are also evident. The objects came and went, as though playing with ech other. A red object is also visible in another part of the sea. Photos were taken using a Samsung cellphone. The incident is currently under investigation."