Argentina: UFO Over Santiago del Estero
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
November 21, 2005
SOURCE: Circulo Ufologico Riocuartense (COR) and Cronica (newspaper)
UFO OVER SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO
A strange luminous object engaging in sudden movements in the sky was seen by eight police officers patrolling the locality of Malbron in Santiago del Estero, department of Aguirre, as was reported today.
The phenomenon lasted for half an hour and was further witnessed by other residents of that community.
Police officers from the locality were later able to ascertain that the phenomenon was seen by residents of the outlying towns, although no one has been able to explain the object's orgin.
According to today's edition of the El Liberal newspaper, the incident took place last Saturday evening. It all began when officer Ariel Roldan and seven other men under his command rode together in a vehicle belonging to the Provincial Police. One of the officers traveling in the vehicle's payload alerted the others to the presence of a "large luminous object" in the sky. The intense white light moved "from one side of the vehicle to another", causing the law enforcement agents to pull over and get out of the vehicle to find out what was going on.
They immediately lit flares and tried to approach, setting out along a local road, as was reported. However, the light made a sudden movement shortly afterward and left the area.
According to the description subsequently offered by the police officers, the object had "a very powerful light" and flew at an estimated altitude of 4000 meters. After this strange experience, the officers were able to attest that they were not the only ones who had experienced it. Aside from verifying that a number of motorists driving through the area had seen the object, they learned that it had also been observed in several neighboring towns, as the chief of the Pinto station phoned them to ask if they had seen the unusual phenomenon.
Translation (c) 2005. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte, Circulo Ovnilogico Riocuartense (COR).