Argentina: Lights over La Pampa
SOURCE: CIUFOS-LA PAMPA
ARGENTINA: LIGHTS OVER LA PAMPA
** A report from Raul Oscar Chaves**
As has been occurring in recent times, sightings of strange lights over La Pampa have gone on to become a daily event.
On January 12, 2007, between 22:00 and 23:00 hours, four lights were seen over Santa Rosa. After increasing their size suddenly, reaching dimensions roughly 4 times the size of Venus, they would gradually diminish until disappearing altogether.
Three of them were detected some 45 degrees to the East on radial 090 in a South/North direction, being seen at their greatest splendor in some 15 seconds, with a 15-20 minute interval between sightings.The fourth luminosity was detected on radial 035, some 45 degrees over the horizon, with a SSE - NNW direction, remaining visible for some 10 seconds before gradually disappearing.
Five witnesses agreed that the colors of these lights fluctuated between yellow, blue, fluorescent green and amber. Moreover, residents of the "El Guanaco" ranch located in the wilderness of the same name, some 35 km north of Santa Rosa saw at 23:00 that same evening the transit of a green, blue and white light from East to West.
This light had a "sort of tail..." from which "...four lesser lights, white in color..." broke off slowly and progressively. The witnesses stressed that they looked like "the windows of a bus," stressing the unusual nature of the phenomenon. While it is possible to see lights in this area, they have never had the size and intensity detected in this case.
In recent times, these events have become frequent and detected all across the geography of the Pampas.
(translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU.)