Argentina: Object Falls From Sky in Entre Rios
Argentina: Strange Object Falls from the Sky in Entre Rios
On Sunday night, April 6, 2008 at around 22:00 hours (Argentinean time) a strange object fell near the center of the province of Entre Rios (Argentina) near the communities known as Villaguay and San Salvador.
According to locals, a powerful light was seen in the clear night skies, leaving in its wake a reddish-orange tail. A powerful explosion that caused the earth to shake was subsequently heard, and it even caused some windows to shatter.
The news media immediately stated that an immense meteorite was involved. This fact has not yet been confirmed.
The Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Enigmas sent three of its researchers (a professional aviator among them) to fly over the San Salvador area, the region with the greatest likelihood of having been impacted by a significant chunk of the (still unidentified) object that fell from the sky.
Meanwhile, Raul Avellaneda, Director of the Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Engimas, told local and national media that “our Center remains cautious about stating the nature of the object, as there is still no physical evidence that would allow us to ascertain that it was indeed a meteorite.”
He also added that there are other possibilities beyond the meteorite, adding: “While the greatest likelihood involves a meteorite, we are leaving a margin for the possibility of space junk being involved, similar to what fell recently in Goiás, Brazil.”
When consulted about the possibility that [the object] could be a spacecraft, he downplayed the possibility, while not discarding it. “For the moment we are dealing with an unidentified flying object (UFO) which is not synonymous with alien spacecraft, and in such a case we would be speaking in terms of a VED (Spanish for Guided Extrahuman Vehicle). For now it is a UFO, an unidentified object that has not even been located. Our Center prefers not to put forth any hypotheses until more specific elements are at hand.”
This information shall be expanded on in the Enigmas radio show on Tuesday as of 22:00 hours (Argentinean time) on FM 91.7 La Radio de Paraná and also online at its website, www.losenigmas.com.ar
(Translation (c) 2008 S. Corrales, IHU).