Thursday, January 15, 2009

Argentina's 2008 UFO Wave - The Summer Months

[Scott Corrales writes: Readers of Inexplicata must forgive the unconscionable delay in bringing the reports of Luis Burgos to a wider audience, but we've decided to divide the 500 or so cases of the Argentinean wave into more digestible chunks. The first installment appeared last year in INEXPLICATA, covering January through April '08. This installment covers the summer months (or rather, winter months for our friends in Argentina)with a fall/winter installment to follow. The reader will notice repetition in the sighting locations (Salta, Toay, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Macachín) which have been UFO/paranormal prone for many years.]

Argentina's 2008 UFO Wave - The Summer Months

By Luis Burgos, Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO)

Early May 20008-San Miguel Tucuman

Over the course of several nights, Alvaro Sandoval and his family witnessed the strange maneuvers of objects flying at low altitude toward the south of the city between 830 and 10:30 p.m. This was reported to the FAO, and the possibility of conventional airport maneuvers was dismissed because many of the sightings occurred when the airport was already close closed.

Early May 2008-Ferrari (Bs.As.)

Juan Pablo Ruiz received a direct information from a resident of this town regarding the appearance of 20 circular marks on the ground measuring three meters in diameter each, in the vicinity of the Samborombon River. in this area, numerous strange marks had been found in previous years, scattered in the fields.

May 3, 2008 : Calamuchita, Córdoba

Martha Núñez submitted a photo of a phantom UFO this time egg shaped, and flying over the valley at an elevation relative to the 1230 position. This photo was analyzed.

May 4, 2008: Azul (Bs.As.)

Alejandro Inza detected the passage of La Luciernaga the firefly at 1947 hours following a satellite trajectory and blinking, this object stopped in a corner of the sky for several minutes, before vanishing suddenly without continuing its journey. This behavior is customary.

May 4, 2008: Sampacho (Córdoba)

Information was received from various locations toward the south regarding “blue glow in the sky” residents of Sampacho, Rio Tercero, San Basilio, etc. witnessed this unusual spectacle. The absence of coincidence in the hours makes this event even more enigmatic. But what is most significant is that at 2145 hours the same glove was seen from La Plata BS As some 600 km east of for these events were taking place. There are suspicions about this case.

May 5, 2000 8 Capital Federal

Taller Glaucoart videotaped the transit of a regular object flying south at 2039 hours. According to the tables consulted no satellites passed over the area at that time.

May 7, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

Martha Núñez submitted a photo of a phantom UFO, this time showing at this shaped object taken at 09 15 hours. This photo was analyzed.

May 8, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

For a change, Luis Gigena, a friend of Martha, has also submitted material involving phantom UFOs taken in the valley region. Photos show corpse and a distant delta wing object, this time at 1500 hours. Photos were analyzed .

May 9, 2008: San Carlos (Salta)

According to the digital agency, Roberto Bravo witnessed a fleet of strange luminous objects, elongated shape, at 04:10 hours in the morning. This formation, made up of between nine and 12 objects, stopped, turned south, and then westward again until it lost itself in the distance. According to Bravo, its movement was rather slow and closed. Dogs displayed great agitation during the event.

May 9, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

Martha Núñez continues to submit material to us, and there is an easy answer: people who have doubts, traveled to the area, spent several days, perform their tasks with Martha or without her, and then analyze the results obtained. In this instance, we have another disk shaped objects photographed at 1000 hours. Jorge Luis Figueras (FAO) analyzed the photo.

May 9, 2008: Arguello (Córdoba)

Rodrigo G. Submitted material obtained from his own house, taken at 1841 hours, and showing objects moving at speed on the videotape and displayed individually in photographs. This material was analyzed.

May 10, 2008: Temperley, Bs. As.

Hector Sly submitted a sequence of three photographs taken in three seconds each at 1754 hours using his Kodak C 743 camera from the southeastern section of the city. The photos show the flight of a solid " phantom " object in an ascending trajectory, rising vertically and stabilizing itself horizontally in the final image implying great speed and maneuverability.

May 11, 2008 : Pueblo Liebig (Entre Rios)

Roberto Rebord (COLOVNI) submits some new material showing to possible UFOs taken at a distance with the Samsung S 630 camera at 1642 hours. Photo analyzed with reservations.

May 12, 2008: Macachín (La Pampa)

Fabian Romano (CEUFO) advises FAO that the phantom UFO has appeared in a sequence of three photos taken on the high highway toward the northeastern section of the city at 14 09 hours. This photo was taken using a Minolta Z1 camera. Photo analyzed by Jorge Luis Figueras.

May 12, 2008: Capitol Federal

Taller Glaucoart reports and videotapes the transit of an object with regular movements at 1945 hours heading southwest. No satellites were visible at the time.

May 13, 2008 : La Plata (Bs.As.)

Adalberto Maciel reports having witnessed the transit of three flying objects in close formation, teardrop shaped, in an east-southeast direction at 0730 hours. The objects were yellow in color and traveled at moderate speed.

This sighting had duration of 10 minutes. Numerous listeners contacted local media reporting the presence of these objects in the skies. The phenomena in repeated itself at the same time the next day. We reached the conclusion that these are Inter-Continental aircraft that fly over Argentinean skies around this time of the year.

May 14, 2008 Buenos Aires

Once more and intercontinental air plane has generated the same confusion as before among residents of La Plata, Ensenada and Berisso, as it flew east toward at 0730 hours. Fortunately, Fernando Mengui, an FAO photographer, saw the object as it flew overhead in Encinada and was able to take six photographs, thus confirming that aircraft fly overs are involved.

Mid-May 2008: San Carlos (Salta)

Residents of this region informed the press including Channel 9 from Buenos Aires, that a strange entity similar in size to a child had been reported at 1330 hours. The police were also informed. By sheer coincidence, mysterious lights in the sky were seen in previous nights. 3 D image of the being was published by a local news

May 18, 2008: Libertador Gral. San Martín (Jujuy)

Young Florencia Pereira, age 12, managed to photograph to flying objects at 1111 hours in the morning. These objects were disc shaped and flew at a regular altitude toward the Calilegua Mountains. This information, and the photograph, appeared in the El Tribuno newspaper.

May 19, 2008: Santa Rosa

According to an investigation conducted by CEUFO, a pig was founded mutilated at farm located 15 mi. northeast of the capital. The strangest part of this event was the discovery of strange friends suggesting three-toed tracks, very similar to the ones detected in another mutilation case dated March 24th in Rosario (Santa Fe).

May 20, 2008 : City of Salta

According to researcher Gabriel Ruiz, a pair of lovers saw an intense green and orange light flying over the city's southern section. The object stopped for a few seconds before vanishing suddenly at 2330 hours.

May 21, 2008: Calamuchita

I knew photograph submitted by Martha and shows the movements of typical of phantom spheres that tend to cross the skies over the valley, this time at 1740 hours. This photo was analyzed.

May 22, 2008: City of Salta

A resident of the city's southern area witness the transit of a strange orange colored triangular object. The object moved quickly at times and very slowly at others.

May 25, 2008: San Carlos

The assistant commissioner of San Carlos witnessed the transit of a flying triangle with yellow or red and green lights at its tips are rounded. The object was seen with binoculars and at a given moment, it stopped in the skies over the valley. Another resident also witnessed the flight. Information appeared in the COPENOA News Service.

May 30, 2008: Villa Canas (Santa Fe)

Orlando fortune submitted his observation at 1440 hours to the FAO. At that time, he witnessed the strange glowing the sky and noticed an object flying from the northwest to southeast at high altitude, and reflecting the rays of the sun. The object was suspended in the air for some 15 minutes before turning north and vanishing at a speed greater than that at it which arrived. There were five other witnesses to this important sighting.

June 1, 2008: San Miguel de Tucuman

Alvaro Sandoval and his family informed the FAO that at 2000 hours they witnessed the maneuvers of a very bright flying object that remained suspended in the sky three minutes over the south of the city, at relatively low altitude, before vanishing toward the east.

June 4, 2008: Puerto Madryn (Chubut) disseminates the case involving two persons traveling in a pickup truck in a rural area at sunset, when they witnessed **5 small, horrible creatures** surrounding a sheep. Upon getting closer, the entities fled by large leaps and bounds. The animal was dead and eviscerated. Upon their return, they discussed the unusual case on a local radio station in Trelew.

Early June 2008: Pigue (Bs.As.)

Ester Urban (CIUFOS) photographed a "phantom" UFO with her Sony 8.1 Mpix camera in the "Las Grutas" estate, just as she was taking a photo of Raul Chaves during daylight hours.

Early June 2008: Capital Federal

Laura Ibarra sends us the photo evidence taken by her brother and his girlfriend from the 10th floor of a building in Barrio Urquiza, with a view of the River Plate, at 0730 hours. The photo shows a spindle-shaped object, white colored, very similar to the Inter-Continental aircraft we have mentioned earlier and which appear in Argentinean skies almost daily during this season. But the most striking aspect of the story is that the witnesses detected the presence of an enigmatic orb that followed the alleged airplane in its maneuvers.

June 6, 2008: Capital Federal

Taller Glaucoart managed to record the transit of five "flaming stars" toward the east at 0730 hours. One of these photos shows two of the Inter-Continental airplanes discussed earlier. Our specialist "is unable to see any means of conveyance for the objects", which adopt capricious unconventional shapes in the filters applied. This phenomenon is very similar to the one that occurred on April 2 in Villeguay (Entre Rios) and on May 14 in Ensenada (Bs.As.)

June 6: Concordia (Entre Rios)

The VISION OVNI group disseminates a video taken in that community by Jorge Locasso at 15:30 hours, clearly showing a white UFO flying from south to north for several seconds.

June 7: Ramos Mejia (Bs.As)

Cristian Soldano (ORBITAL VISION) manages to videotape the transit of "an enormous luminous sphere" that makes a sudden descent over the metropolitan area. No satellites were recorded at the time.

June 8: San Fernando (Bs. As.)

Carlos Turus (UFO INVESTIGACIONES) captures a "Rod" at 13:12 hours with his Sony Digital camera. A spindle-shaped, dark and solid-looking object is displayed.

June 9: Azul (Bs.As.)

Alejandro Inza submits new material involving a "phantom UFO" taken at 12:17 hours using his 6.0 Mpix Sony camera. A "cone-shaped" flying object appears in the distance. Photo subjected to analysis.

June 9: Necochea (Bs.As.)

Guillermo Gimenez reports on new "phantom UFO" material indirectly witnessed by Mr. Ricardo Corino as he took photos of a rainbow over the sea at 17:15 hours with a Panasonic FZ50. A very luminous UFO flying at an unusually low altitude emerges in the lab analyses. Analysis performed by Jorge Luis Figueras.

June 9: La Plata (Bs.As.)

Miguel Peralta (FAO-La Plata) witnesses the slow movement of a "golden sphere" from the balcony of a first-storey apartment at 19:30 hours. The object flew horizontally toward the northeast, that is to say, toward the River Plate.

June 10: Naico (La Pampa)

Fabian Romano of CEUFO has sent us a series of photos taken between 13:01 and 14:28 in this community to the south of Santa Rosa, on Route 4. "Phantom UFOs can be seen in two of these images. The sky is cloudy and a Minolta Z1 was employed. Photos analyzed.

June 13, 2008: Arguello (Córdoba)

Rodrigo G. submits new "phantom UFO" material to FAO. Photo shows image of a distant yellow flying object against the blue skies of Córdoba. Photo was analyzed with reservations.

June 14, 2008: Azul (Buenos Aires)

Alejandro Inza submits a strange "phantom UFO" photo taken at 16:38 hours with his Sony DSC camera. A strange flying object flying at low altitude, solid and yellow-hued, appears in the image. Photo analyzed by Jorge Luis Figueras with reservations.

June 15, 2008: Capital Federal

Adalberto Maciel informs FAO of his interesting sighting at 21:00 hours with two additional witnesses. A strange flying object "shaped like an inverted plate, made up of countless non-shining lights" moved slowly in a north-northwest direction. There appeared to be something moving in a straight line upward in its rear section.

June 16, 2008: Santa Rosa (La Pampa)

CIUFOS reports a sighting occurred in the southern section of the city at 23:30 hours. A couple describes the slow movement of a large orange light that turned purplish, some 70 degrees over the horizon. The witnesses were stunned by the clarity of the phenomenon.

June 21, 2008: Toay (La Pampa)

Fabian Romano (CEUFO) another one of the nation's "UFO hunters" managed to photograph two "phantom UFOs" at 17:02 hours near the town's RR station under cloudy skies. Photo analyzed.

June 21, 2008: Capital Federal

Adalberto Maciel informs again of the unusual low-altitude flight of a slow, luminous object over the south of the city. The witness saw the event from a 5th storey after 20:00 hours and was able to take 6 photos using a Zenith-brand camera, 100 ASA film.

June 22, 2008: Capilla del Monte (Córdoba)

Engineer Maria Ines Flores, Lt. Cmdr., Argentinean Navy, authorized us to disclose her case. During a visit with an official commission to schools on the Argentinean shore sponsored by the fleet, she took numerous photos, and in one of them, taken at 16:39 hours, she noticed a strange flying object in the landscape. When the photo was analyzed by Jorge Luis Figueras, a sizeable, solid "delta winged" object, with contour and edges, could be seen. A UFO, or a very large bird? Material examined with reservations.

June 23, 2008: Ramos Mejía (Bs.As)

Cristian Soldano of ORBITAL VISION and Demian Heras of SOLIDA EVIDENCIA managed to videotape the same luminous object as it crossed the sky at 06:28 hours. No satellite crossings were detected.

June 24, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

And as if to celebrate "World UFO Day", Martha Núñez sent us the photo of a "Phantom UFO" taken at 16:14 hours with a Casio EX-S7770 camera over the valley region. Photo analyzed.

June 26, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

The material obtained by Martha Núñez, first at 12:52 hours and later at 16:56 hours, displays the maneuvers of a UFO in three separate sequences and their subsequent disappearance at an angle in a duration lasting 4 seconds.
This supposes a remarkable speed for the flying object.

June 28, 2008: Bariloche (Rio Negro)

Young Juan Cruz Acosta reports that during a school trip to Bariloche, he witnessed a nocturnal light (NL) of considerable intensity for some 40 seconds while in the company of his peers. The light headed toward a nearby hill and vanished in the vicinity of Lake Gutierrez. The time was approximately 21:00 hours and its speed
surpassed that of an airliner. The ISS flew by with a -2.2 magnitude at 19:23 hours.

June 30, 2008: San Miguel de Tucumán

Alvaro Sandoval and his brothers witnessed the maneuvers of TWO luminous objects at 01:45 hrs. in the southern section of the city. The objects engaged in "unconventional" maneuvers for several minutes. The Airport had shut down at 22:00 hours on Sunday. As of 16:00 hours on Monday, airplanes carrying presidential delegations for the MERCOSUR summit meeting began to arrive.

July 2, 2008: Azul (Bs.As.)

Alejandro Inza (FAO-Azul) sends us new "phantom UFO" material taken at 14:07 with his Sony DSC-S500. The silhouette of a white object, with shadows and a classic "inverted saucer" shape, can be seen clearly against the sky. A most valuable document.

July 4, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

Among the numerous photos sent by Martha Núñez today, the ones sent to FAO and corresponding to 17:43 hours show a number of objects, mostly "birds in flight" according to our specialist. But even so, there are a few "phantom" objects of great significance, as one of them is in a vertical position.

Early July 2008: Ramos Mejia (Bs.As.)

For 4 minutes, Cristian Solando recorded from his home the transit of a very bright luminous sphere at night. No satellite or ISS trajectories were recorded at the time.

Early July 2008: Mones Cazón (Bs.As.)

According to Diego Sanchez of the DIB agency, local residents witnessed the maneuvers of a "strange blue nocturnal light" in the fields of this community in Pehuajó. Days later, a lamb was found mysteriously mutilated at the "La Pastora" smallhold. The mutilation occurred within a shed (?).

July 5, 2008: Morón (Bs.As.)
Fabian Cebey sends us a series of "phantom UFO" photos taken with a Kodak digital camera between 15:00 and 18:00 hours from his home. Separate metallic-looking bodies are recorded, reflecting light. Photos analyzed by Jorge Luis Figueras, our specialist.

July 6, 2008: Parque Luro (La Pampa)

Ester Urban and Raul Chaves (CIUFOS) submit photos of "phantom UFO"s taken at 15:11 and 15:39 hours in their region of the Pampas using a Sony DSC H3 8.1 mpix camera. Solid, spherical objects in dark colors can be seen.

July 7, 2008: Calamuchita (Córdoba)

Of all the photos sent by Martha Núñez, the one taken at 17:30 hours is very significant. It shows a "phantom" object seen from the front, with forward lights and a shadow behind it...against the blue skies of the valley.

July 8, 2008: Villa Allende (Córdoba)

Rodrigo G., another "UFO hunter" manages to capture a phantom UFO in a 2-minute film taken at 15:30 hours with a clear sky.

July 10, 2008: Vicente Lopez (Bs.As.)

Demian Heras (SOLIDA EVIDENCIA) manages to record the "crossing" between an airliner taking off from the metropolitan airport with a UFO flying slowly southward at a higher elevation and considerable brightness.

July 12, 2008: Villa Carlos Paz (Córdoba)

Rodrigo G. ( sends us new phantom UFO material obtained with his Pentax E40 at 15:13 hours. Object clearly seen against blue sky. Photo analyzed.

July 12, 2008: Morón (Bs.As.)

Carlos Calvi sends us a nocturnal photo of a phantom UFO taken at 19:56 hours using a Sony DSC-W90 with flash. A metallic body can be seen. Photo analyzed.

July 13, 2008:

The material sent by Martha Núñez is OUTSTANDING according to our analyst, as it shows the transit of what we have called the "squid UFO" (remember the medusa UFO?) as it had appeared in photos taken on April 20. At 16:27 hours, Martha took two photos of this flying body, first as it ascended and 10 seconds later, as it make a left turn. Remarkable.

July 13: Capilla del Monte (Córdoba)

Researcher Hector Picco, while driving from El Zapato toward the town, witnessed a strange light located to the left of Venus, but double the planet's apparent size. The object began moving slowly toward Mount Uritorco before vanishing. Time: 19:30 hrs. Report provided by Project CATENT.

July 13: Vicente Lopez (Bs.As.)

Demian Heras (SOLIDA EVIDENCIA) detects and records the transit of very bright, strange object s between 18:43 and 19:26 hours. They do not coincide with satellite paths in official records.

July 16: Capital Federal

Taller GLAUCOART reports and records the movement of a bright NL (nocturnal light) in an E-NE direction at 19:07 hours. No satellites detected.

July 17, 2008: Azul (Bs.As.)

Alejandro Inza reports flying objects near a park in the southeastern section, one of them reflects light. He clicked the shutter 15 times and a circular "phantom UFO" appears in the image time stamped 13:44 hours. It is circular, luminous in its midsection, dark above and below. Photo analyzed by Jorge Luis Figueras.

July 17, 2008: San Miguel de Tucumán

Alvaro Sandoval and his relatives report again the flight of a "white sphere" toward the south of the city. Sighting occurs during daylight hours at 14:25 hours. This observation coincides with the one made exactly a year ago. Photos were taken at a distance, but nonetheless analyzed.

July 18, 2008: Cachí (Salta)

Antonio Zuleta (commentator, mountain climber and ufologist) reports the passage of a gigantic UFO Mothership from South to North over the mountains. The object, silent and with colored lights, had the classic saucer-shape and was as large as "a soccer field" according to locals.

July 19, 2008: Rosario del Tala (Entre Rios)

VISION OVNI's website transcribes part of the text of the FM Puente radio show "Caminando", an interview with Don Ramon, owner of a field in that locality. Around 22:30 hours "a fireflash" is seen to fall from above in the eastern end of his property. The next day, two heifers are found mysteriously mutilated. The sunshades on the property showed signs of melting in their lead struts.

July 24: Between La Plata and Magdalena (Bs.As.)

Jorge Ruiz, a resident of La Plata, told us that he saw a "large source of light" as he drove along Route 11 heading north. Low clouds could be seen in the horizon. The witnessed pulled over to get a better view. The object remained static for 10 minutes before turning off its lights and vanishing, but not before turning a purple hue.

July 26: City of Mendoza

Norberto Luna (FAO-Mendoza) reports a sighting by Mrs. Edit Oyarce around 23:30 hours. She saw a luminous object with multiple colors flying slowly and at low altitude from East to West toward the Pre-Cordillera. The night was full of stars.

July 31: Villa Allende (Córdoba)

Rodrigo G. submits new "phantom UFO" material. At 15:30 hours he picked up what is known to ufologists as a ROD and another strange UFO that drew our analyst's attention.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU)