Argentina: Ufologist to Visit Policeman in Disappearance Case
ARGENTINA: UFOLOGIST TO VISIT POLICEMAN IN DISAPPEARANCE CASE
***Policeman recovers and confirms having seen aliens. "I don't want to be taken for a nut," the officer told a friend. Two days ago he claimed seeing two beings with large red eyes who gave him telepathic commands***
GENERAL PICO (Agencies) - Corporal Sergio Puchetta, visibly recovered from the odyssey he underwent for over 18 hours in which he claimed to have come in contact with aliens, ratified all of his statements yesterday and through close friends asked that "he not be taken for a nut"
Puchetta remains hospitalized in a ward of the Medical Clinic of the city's Centeno Hospital, indicating that he may possibly agree to newspaper requests for an interview on Monday.
The provincial police corporal responded negatively to this newspaper's request to speak to him and obtain his version of the experience he underwent. Through a friend, Puchetta indicated that he preferred to be released from the hospital before getting in touch with the press, although he also expressed his concerns about having to publicize his experience.
I don't want to be taken for a nut, he told his friend, who in turn informed the press that he is "assured and convinced" of Puchetta's mental health.
Other sources indicated that on Saturday, the officer was visibly more tranquil and when asked about the subject, he repeated the story given on the previous day without changing any details whatsoever.
Renowned ufologist Fabio Zerpa took an interest in the policeman's case and announced his intention to travel to [the city] early this week.
Another acknowledged researcher of the UFO subject, Oscar "Quique" Mario of La Pampa, reached the site where Puchetta vanished on Thursday morning and did not conceal his satisfaction at having secured the officer's testimony shortly after he was found.
Mario, who does not conceal his skepticism until having secured solid elements that allow him to validate the experiencer's account, highlighted the credibility of Puchetta's statements which are further qualified by the nature of his employment.
(translation (c) 2006, Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Christian Quintero, Planeta UFO)