Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spain: Champions of UFO Research

Our contributing editor Manuel Carballal has kindly shared with us some photos from Marcelino Requejo's book presentation. Shown here are Salvador Freixedo, world-renown advocate of the paranormal hypothesis of the UFO phenomenon; Juan José Benítez, journalist and prolific UFO author, the first to log 100,000 km of hard travel in an effort to uncover the mystery behind the phenomenon, and Marcelino Requejo himself.

Argentina: A Cattle Mutilation in Puelches

Source: CEUFO
Date: none given

Argentina: Cattle Mutilation in Puelches
By Quique Mario, CEUFO

Another animal was found mutilated in a field in the Puelches region, some 280 km distant from the city of Santa Rosa, the provincial capital of La Pampa. The specimen involved was a Hereford, known locally as "raza pampa" (Pampa breed).

The animal presented typical incisions on one of its jaws, and was also missing one ear and inner ear, an eye, and had had all of its anal structure removed. The event took place at the Las Piletas ranch.

The owner, who works in the area, says that "lights" are frequently seen in the region and that in the month of April, during a warm evening, he was in the backyard accompanied by his son when the night "was suddenly turned to day" as a very large, bright object hovered over one of the cattle pens.

Terrified, both witnesses entered the house and monitored the strange object's maneuvers, as it hovered for some minutes and then took off at dizzying speed into space. None of the farm animals were injured on that occasion.

An aspect that intrigued them was the fact that not even dogs would approach the dead animal. Neither would the farmer's horse, which refused to approach the carcass despite its rider's insistence. The man was forced to dismount and approach the mutilated cow on foot.

This episode does not surprise them in the least, as they saw the strange incisions on dead animals during the 2002/2003 mutilation wave.

(Translation (c) S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)

Argentina: UFO Photographed Over La Pampa

Source: CEUFO
Date: June 24, 2009

Argentina: UFO Photographed over La Pampa

This photo was taken during the skywatch performed by the Centro de Estudios UFO (CEUFO) from the western sector of the city of Santa Rosa as part of the World UFO Research Day observations.

The photo was taken at 21:54 hours using a Nikon DC60 (ASA 1600) and will be subjected to analysis in order to determine if these images over the Don Tomás Lagoon are a reflection or indeed objects flying by at high speed.

Meanwhile, a questionable photograph was taken at 22:35 from another CEUFO observation post at Paraje La Araña.

Both observation posts were 35 kilometers distant from each other in a straight line, and while the Santa Rosa post had the city's lights as a backdrop, the La Araña post was in total darkness, and the heavens could be seen in all their magnitude.

No news was reported from other lookout posts established throughout the province of La Pampa, beyond observations of several shooting stars.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)

Monday, June 29, 2009


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Spain: UFOs - Top Secret

Source: El Faro de Vigo (Spain)
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009


Spain: Marcelino Requejo’s New Opus
Agatha de Santos – Vigo (Galicia). Marcelino Requejo has spent over 30 years researching the UFO phenomenon, talking to those who claim having seen the phenomenon, and compiling information, a passion that began barely 15 years ago. In that time, he has learned some startling cases, now collected in the book OVNIS: Alto Secreto, with a foreword by journalist and writer J.J. Benitez, author of the Caballo de Troya series of books.

Among the 35 cases featured in this book, and one of the most interesting ones recalled by the Galician ufologist, was an event that took place in Vigo. The extraordinary detail of this September 1999 case was that the witness was only 8 years old. The girl and her father were treated to the sight of a strange vehicle flying over their roof: it was the color of lead and shaped like a rugby ball with numerous portholes through which a number of figures could be seen. Moreover, the girl would later see two large-headed, diminutive entities in her bedroom. She described them as having very large heads and eyes, with no ears or mouth, and they gazed at her fixedly.

What Requejo finds most amazing about this narrative was the clarity with which the girl drew the strange flying machine the next day, without omitting even the shadows that were visible behind the portholes. “Even today, ten years later, she remembers it all in great detail,” notes the ufologist, who claims that this book is a tribute to all those who have seen strange flying objects and have not been afraid to share their experience.

“It is very strange today for someone to acknowledge seeing a UFO outside their immediate context,” acknowledges the Galician researcher, who has collaborated with such shows as Milenio, La Rosa de los Vientos and Milenio 3.

According to Requejo, Galicia is a community that registers a significant number of UFO cases, while cautioning that the phenomenon is of a cyclical nature. “There are times in which they occur with greater or lesser intensity, which also happens elsewhere in the world.”

Requejo also describes the surprising experiences recounted by other Galicians who claim having been “abducted” by UFOs, whisked away from the roads upon which they drove to find themselves on other roadways – strange episodes that have been repeated elsewhere and remain a mystery.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Giménez)

Mexico: Another Airport Sighting

Prof. Ana Luisa Cid writes to inform about yet another sighting - substantiated by videotape - in the vicinity of Mexico City International Airport (MCIA):

"Lic. Daniel Sánchez Rosales recorded a luminous shape in the skies over Mexico City, in a neighborhood near the airport, around 20:00 hours on June 22, 2009.

"The witness remarks that he saw the same object the next day, adding that in both cases he was accompanied by his nephew (corroborating witness)

"It should be noted that I received a similar videotape in 2008, taken by Ing. Victor Gonzalez in Texpepan, Mexico State."

INEXPLICATA thanks Prof. Cid for the report and photos!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chile: Anomalous Beings in Araucania

Chile: Anomalous Beings in Araucania
By Raul Gajardo Lepold

It was the winter of 1997. Mr. EJFP, 43, a security guard at a major industrial concern in Malleco (Chile) was monitoring Section 22, occupied by a water treatment plant some 20 meters distant from the main plant. The watchman was alone and pulling the 15:00 to 23:00 shift. He stood near a light post in a corner, as the guard post afforded poor visibility. It was a dark night, overcast but with no rain. Toward the northern reaches of the compound there was a wire fence, 10 meters away from the position he occupied. At 21:15 hours, his attention was drawn by something immediately beyond the barbed wire fence.

A person stood there facing him, average height , and completely dressed in white. He could not tell if the garment was a tunic, but it was clearly visible in the darkness. The watchman, as was his duty, challenged the arrival, as no one was supposed to come close to the facility. But the figure did not move, nor did it issue any sound or word whatsoever.

Precisely at that moment, a vehicle conveying the watchman's immediate supervisor approached the area. The watchman turned to look at the arriving vehicle, but when the turned to look at the figure in white, it was no longer there. No shrubs or trees could have offered concealment - the figure simply vanished. The dim light kept the watchman from making out any features on the figure. He asked his superior if he had perhaps seen something beyond the perimeter with his vehicle's headlights, but the reply was negative. Other security guards patrolling the area had already remarked that "strange things" were sometimes seen in the area.

Two months later, while pulling a duty shift from 23:00 to 07:00, Mr. EJFP was assigned to watch the La Laguna sector, a forested area some 200 meters from the main plant. He only had a medium-sized flashlight with him, and it was turned off. At around 04:00, while walking along a trail that crossed the woods, EJFP noticed the silhouette of a very tall person approaching him along the path. This figure was somewhat hunched over and walked noiselessly.

When the figure came within a distance of four meters, the watchman turned on his flashlight and pointed it at the intruder's face. He couldn't see any features beyond the fact that he had two glowing eyes "that were not those of a human being". The figure was dressed completely in black and was clearly looking at the sentry. EJFP felt fear, turned around and made a run back to the public roadway some 200 meters away, remaining there until dawn, when his shift ended.

He claimed to have seen the outline of a head and shoulders, but the overwhelming fear caused him to run for safety. EJFP added that another watchman fainted when he found himself in the presence of this tall, glowing-eyed presence. At least six similar encounters have occured in the vicinity of this plant, and it is even common to see UFOs; on one occasion, large fleet of unknown vehicles, looking like arrowheads, flew over the area no more that 100 meters over the ground.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Raul Núñez, IIEE)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Spain: The Bigfoot of the Pyrenees

INEXPLICATA has written elsewhere about the "simiots" of Spain's Catalunya and Upper Aragon - creatures that may well find their U.S. counterparts in our very own Bigfoot.

Today, Raul Nuñez of the IIEE sends us an interesting article on another supersized inhabitant of the Pyrenees -- the towering "Basajaun", a regular feature of Basque folklore. The article, written by Roberto Aretxaga and J.M. Satrústegui, first appeared in issue 134 of the defunct Karma-7 magazine:

"There exist cratures of considerable height, completely covered in hair, that wander the Pyrenees with incredible agillity, and even along non-Pyrenaic ares such as Zenauri, in the Basque Country, or the caves of Muskia and Mailuxe. They are collectively known as the "Basajun", the lords of the forests.

"According to journalist Roberto Artetxaga, the existence of this folkloric creature is deeply rooted in Basque tradition, and adds that its very name is suggestive, as the Euskera words "baso" (forest, wilderness) and "Jaun" (lord) render the composite of Basajaun, master of the forests or the wilderness.

"The description is that of a creature endowed with extraordinary physical force, great agility and speed of travel, consierable height, quite taller than an average man, and fully anthropopmorhic features, covered in long hair and sometimes described as having long claws.

"Many people believed that these creatures posessed the secret of cultivating wheat and that humans learned from them how to plant and harvest it. They are also considered as the first ironsmiths and millwrights, from whom humans learned the secret of the saw, the millwheel and the welding of metals. Basajaun is considered as the protective spirit of flocks, and up to only a few years ago, Basque shepherds held the belief that when animals caused their bells to ring at the same time, it meant that the Basajaun was near. Shepherds found this reassuring, safe in the knowledge that their herds would not be decimated by wolves.

"Legend and reality have become interwoven, but J.M. Satrústegui points out in his book "Mitos y Creencias" that livestock farmers in Valcarlos and Ondorrola were fully convinced of this creature's existence. He even managed to secure the testimony of an elder who told him that he would receive visits from the basajauns at his homestead, but never knew why. They had not visited him for a long time. Another eyewitness account mentions a sighting of a young Basajaun basking in the sun at the opening to the Mailuxe cave, and the added description of this creature as being blond.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Raul Nuñez and www.zoopedia.com)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1940s: Humanoids in Argentina?

Contributing editor Guillermo Gimenez draws our attention to an article by Luis Burgos of Argentina's FAO organization regarding the possible presence of "humanoids" in the Province of Buenos Aires in the early 1940s, before Kenneth Arnold's legendary sighting over Mount Rainier:

The First Humanoids in Argentina
By Luis Burgos (FAO)
Tres Arroyos, located over 600 km south of Buenos Aires, shall henceforth no longer be known as “Argentina’s Wheat Capital” but as also as the place where the first humanoid encounter of the country took place.

In early 1971, in mid-summer, I had the chance to spend the season in Orense, a lovely beach resort, which together with Reta and Claromecó represent the main tourist attractions of the season. Logically, and given the fact that I was taking my very first steps in field research, my conversations had mostly to do with the subject [ufology]. Thus, my mind was stirred by anecdotes and remembrances. The cause of this was Mr. Vicente Pedone, who was my host at the time.

According to Don Vicente, in the early 1940s, he was a Sergeant of the Buenos Aires Provincial Police, and his beat covered such locations as Orense, San Cayetano, Copetonas, Oriente, Cristiano Muerto, etc. These towns were well known to him.
One night, while in the company of an officer surnamed Gitani in a field warehouse, a local boy came running over to them, breathlessly, saying that he had witnessed “a plane crash to the ground in flames”, deep in the fields. Faced with this story, Don Vicente and his subordinate reported to the alleged crash site, accompanied by the young man (whom I shall call NN, given his anonymous status). After covering a good distance in the police car, the guide pointed out the possible crash site: there, two hundred meters away from the group, near a hill, was a very strange disk-shaped luminous object that remained still in their sight. Around the object, an undetermined number of “figures” could be seen “coming and going”

At a distance, the beings seemed very tall and were clad in luminous, metallic outfits. Their movements were sluggish and they carried what appeared to be mugs (“tarros”) in their hands.

Evidently, this sight impressed the witnesses to such an extent that they made a prudent retreat. But their astonishment and nervousness increased when Don Vicente tried to get the vehicle going, he was unable to do so. He tried one, two, three and more times to no avail. Therefore, rather than running away across the field, they all agreed to remain in the vehicle to see what developed. “We were abandoned to the outcome of the events,” remarked the protagonist of this episode.

Several minutes later, they noticed that what they took for an airplane began to move backward with a slow, even motion and speed, always at ground level. This action caused Don Vicente to try to get his police car going once more, since time had become endless to them. Finally he managed to turn the engine over and make an abrupt departure. This brought an end to this reminiscence, and it’s a shame that they didn’t stay long enough to witness the final phase of the phenomenon. The next morning, Don Vicente obtained confirmation from NN, that the landing site in Oriente betrayed signs of burned grass. Unfortunately, the police did not verify this on-site. Therefore, only the story told by NN remains the proof of such physical evidence.

(Translation (c)2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Luis Burgos and Guillermo Giménez)

June 1947: Elsewhere in the World

Fifty two years ago, on June 24th, 1947, Kenneth Arnold saw five objects that he described as "skipping like saucers over water" in the skies over Washington State. The rest is history.

Let us not forget that UFO activity was already beginning to occur elsewhere in the world, and this newspaper article from Chile, courtesy of our friend Raul Núñez at the IIEE, is a good example:


Mr. Gillermo de la Cerda Simonot, a former civilian officer of the Fleet, states that a shining, silvery and oval-shaped object" appeared before his eyes for ten minutes at noon yesterday.
A flying disk remained stationary for at least ten minutes over the Los Cerrillos airport, at least ten kilometers from the Plaza de Armas, at the very same time that the population of Santiago left its offices and workshops to go off to lunch. The object was seen by Guillermo de la Cerda Simonot, master mechanic of a small bus line, and whose background as a former civilian officer of the Fleet for 30 years, knowledgeable about machinery and vehicles, is a serene, creditworthy individual with good eyesight.

It was noon when Guillermo de la Cerda, son of the known racehorse owner of the same name, was returning along the Maipú road after having made repairs to a damaged bus. He was wearing sunglasses, which allowed him to face the sun. Suddenly, only a few centimeters over the horizon, he saw something that shined "like the reflection of an airplane's wings when the sun strikes them". He said nothing to his escort, an assistant mechanic of the same bus line, and he continued looking at the object, which remained stationary.

Finally, convinced that it could not be an airplane, he stopped the bus and got off t for a better look. It was an oval, silvery object, similar to the ones described in newswires regarding "flying saucers". He believed that he could see portholes along its edges, but was uncertain. "I don't want to say something that I didn't say with certainty," he added. His companion saw the same thing as he.

A fiew minutes later, the oval, silvery and brilliant object vanished behind the trees and out of sight.

A "flying disk"? A hallucination? Everything suggests the former. Chile appears to hav been visited by the same extraordinary messengers from space that have already appeared in so many parts of the world.

(Translation (c) 2009, S.Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Raul Núñez, IIEE-Chile)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chile: What the Devil...?

Researcher Raúl Nuñez from IIEE-Chile sends us this image from Las Ultimas Noticias, which asks: "What the devil is in this photo?" The text goes on to say: Rosa Araya says that the only thing she did was take a photo of her nephews in the backyard of her house in Montegrande to finish a roll of film. Upon developing the roll, she became aware of two things. She had only focused on the boys' heads and that some strange luminous dots forming a sort of saucer appeared over the skies of Valle de Elqui. Ufologist Patricio Diaz, when consulted by the "El Dia" newspaper, dismissed the possibility that the image was a hoax.

Then, in bold red: "The controversy is afoot. Diaz, a ufologist that everyone believed to have retired, opines and jumps into the fray..."

A number of photo experts will surely opine as well and invoke a number of camera defects capable of producing such an image, but here at Inexplicata, it reminds us powerfully of the "clock" images studied by psychologist Berthold E. Schwarz in the 1970s as part of the Stella Lansing case. Could this be a Chilean equivalent?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Argentina: Strange Particle at Roggero Reservoir

An interesting story appeared last week in Argentina’s Diario Popular concerning the alleged discovery of an “abnormal alloy” at the Los Robles Nature Preserve. Those of you who have been following Inexplicata on a regular basis will remember the visits on horseback performed by members of Argentina’s Codigo OVNI group in response to sightings of UFOs and strange creatures.

The story, appearing in the 06.14.2009 issue of the paper, states that a minuscule portion of an alloy whose creation was “impossible to human technology” was collected by members of Codigo OVNI near the Roggero Reservoir in Moreno, which has become the epicenter of UFO activity in the Province of Buenos Aires. The newspaper quotes Codigo Ovni’s Jorge Marrón as saying: “When we speak of UFOs, reference is being made to a set of experiences that some refute or project into the future. In this case, things are different. We have official certification of material that is not of this planet.”

Marrón refers to a certification issued by a branch of Argentina’s INTI describing the particle as an alloy of iron of aluminum in a percentage that reaches “unconceivable” levels by terrestrial standards. Marrón went on to say that this find, and its subsequent confirmation by the INTI, “represent, without question, a very valuable contribution” within the framework of UFO activities.

Members of Codigo Ovni combed unexplained marks found on the surface (crop circles?) and it was here that this particle was discovered through the use of magnets. Marrón believes, according to the article in Diario Popular, that of all the work performed by his group at the Los Robles Nature Preserve, this is indeed the most important, particularly with the validation by an official agency of the Argentinean government of the existence of an extraterrestrial particle.

Technicians with SEGEMAR, a dependency of the Institute of Industrial Technology (INDI), reported that the ratio of iron and aluminum was highly unusual. Marrón is again quoted as saying: “The sample reveals the presence of a high percentage of iron, combined with aluminum, in a ratio that cannot be achieved with conventional technology currently known on our planet. It is impossible for materials of this sort to be found in the Province of Buenos Aires. For the time being, we can say it is nothing made by human beings, and we would have to wonder about the relationship that exists between the marks and the particles.”

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Argentina: Abduction Interrupted?

Argentina: Abduction - Interrupted?

This report comes to us from one of the most trusted sources in the country - journalist and UFO researcher Quique Mario of the CEUFO group - but we cannot provide our readers at this time with the exact date of these events or the names of the parties involved. Inquiries have already been made and more information shall be provided as soon as it is received.

According to Quique Mario, the incident is one of several that have "continued to occur" in UFO and cattle mutilation-prone La Pampa. The experiencers have requested anonymity although several external sources have confirmed these events. A woman from an undisclosed location in this Argentinean province claims having witnessed the maneuvers of one or several UFOs in the vicinity over the past four years. Moreover, "she managed to discover that the occupants were tall (some 2 meters) and in some cases no taller than 1.60," writes the journalist. Interestingly, the woman states that this height difference resulted in different behaviors on the part of the alleged ufonauts: the taller ones gave the witness "the impression that they were like robots, judging by their movments" -- echoes of the mind-bending Cisco Grove, California event of the early 1960s.

Ten days ago, states the CEUFO report, one of the two unidentified objects descended to ground level but without landing, and an effort was made to abduct the witness, who was holding on to her five year-old son at the time. "Her husband's presence kept the beings from carrying out their goal, as he reacted by hanging on to her legs and pulling her downward, even as she was being transported towrd the strange object against her will." CEUFO adds that the incident caused a commotion in the area and that a radio journalist visited the scene of the events.

"This event can be added to a series of occurences that have been taking place in a vast region of the province, without any official explanation having been given to these phenomena," reads the text. "Restlessness prevails in some areas and fear has caused some rural workers to stop working at night."

We are waiting for an update on this report from INEXPLICATA contributing editor Guillermo Gimenez.

If events are indeed as described in the report, we are looking at what could be a "classic" 60s and '70s abduction scenario, lacking any manner of paranormal overtones or bedroom visitations, orchestrated by humanoid-type occupants and their "robotic" minions.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mexico: Alleged UFO Over Teotihuacán?

This week Prof. Ana Luisa Cid sends us a photo of an alleged unidentified flying object taken from the summit of one of the pyramids in the Teotihuacán archaeological zone, northeast of Mexico City. This photo was taken on March 8, 2009 at 14:28 hours using a Sony DSC W30 camera.

Many thanks as always to Prof. Cid for sharing her photographs with us!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

CE-1, CE-2 in Tierra del Fuego?

Source: El Pinguino (www.elpinguino.com)
Date: 06.10.09

A UFO Reported in Tierra del Fuego

The strong flash seen on Sunday's dark evening in Tierra del Fuego left no doubt whatsoever to the presence of an unidentified flying object over the Darwin Range.

"The vehicle remained motionless for some 20 minute sin the sky. It was then that began observing it more intently, and the first thing we saw was the apparent "break-off" of a small, brilliant orb," said attorney Juan José Arcos.

Regional UFO researcher Eugenio Bahamonde admits that there has been an increase in the number of sightings.

Fifteen days ago, he was sent photographs of an alleged "landing", which left a circle in the ground.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Lucas Grossi)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Uruguay: Air Force Declassifies UFO Files, ET Hypothesis Not Dismissed

Date: June 6, 2009

Uruguay: Air Force Declassified Files, ET Hypothesis Not Dismissed

By Daniel Iglesias

40 UFO cases remained unexplained in Uruguay

The UFO phenomenon has manifested itself many times in Uruguay. Thirty years after research began, 40 cases remain unexplained. The files were declassified and EL PAIS was allowed access to them

The Uruguayan Air Force will not publish a "Blue Book" containing the results of its 30 years of research, but the high command allowed EL PAIS access to records and eyewitness accounts.

While the Air Force commission that studies these cases has been operating for only a few decades, the UFO phenomenon began in Uruguay in 1947, at the same time that worldwide enthusiasm for the subject commenced. While Uruguay is no Roswell, the emblematic location for the subject of ETs, it is a place that is catalogued as propitious for seeing unidentified flying objects, according to Col. Ariel Sanchez, an Air Force officer with 33 years of active service and who has formed part of the UFO commission since 1989. He currently presides over it.

The agency operates out of a small office located in downtown Montevideo and has a computer database and print archives as well, which have not yet been computerized. There are hundreds of files in green binders under the heading "Confidential", containing eyewitness accounts, photographs, sketches, drawings, documents and evaluations made by officials.

Unsolved cases. The files consist of reports that accrue at a rate of 100 cases per year. The commission has received approximately 2100 solid reports and has researched and dismissed many for various reasons. But there are still 40 cases lacking an explanation. These files have been kept open, and range from sightings and landings of alleged craft to so-called abductions, that is to say, report on the kidnapping of persons by extraterrestrial entities.

The international definition conceived by U.S. astrophysicist Allen Hynek divides these situations into three categories: encounters of the first kind are those involving a sighting; those of the second kind are those that record a landing, and the third kind -- the sort most exploited by filmmakers -- make reference to an encounter with an unidentified flying object and its occupants.

The military commission's task is to compile a record of cases and draft guidelines or conclusions regarding their veracity and origin. They have obtained solid results: "The commission managed to determine modifications to the chemical composition of the soil where landings are reported. The phenomenon exists. It could be a phenomenon that occurs in the lower sectors of the atmosphere, the landing of aircraft from a foreign air force, up to the extraterrestrial hypothesis. It could a monitoring probe from outer space, much in the same way that we send probes to explore distant worlds," stated the officer. "The UFO phenomenon exists in the country. I must stress that the Air Force does not dismiss an extraterrestrial hypothesis based on our scientific analysis," said Sanchez.

The commission still keeps several paper files, above all those involving open cases. The FAU (Uruguayan Air Force) has now declassified all of its information, even those labeled "confidential". Only the identity of the witnesses remains undisclosed. All manner of situations can be found while perusing the file. In a case that occurred some time ago in the Department of Durazno, the witness reported the appearance of places where an aircraft appeared to have landed. Upon analyzing the soil's composition, an increase in the values of minerals such as chrome, manganese, phosphorus and carbon was detected, enabling researchers to conclude that the event had indeed been real.

Another singular case is found in these military annals: the appearance of two reddish spheres, flying silently over the heads of two teamsters driving cattle. The objects moved at high speed in opposite directions and the vanished toward the West at high speed.

Records indicate that the months prone to most manifestations of these objects are February, March, July and October. In February of this year (2009), the commission received numerous reports accompanied by digital photographs. Photographs or film are not a determining factor in any case, but rather a contribution, explains Sanchez, given the current technical possibilities for hoaxing images.

Unsolved cases have a considerable high strangeness quotient for the FAU. For example, the 1986 pursuit by two Pucara jet fighters over the Palmar Dam in response to the maneuvers of a luminous sphere. The pilots joined together and decided to chase it. When they were about to intercept it, the sphere flew off at a dizzying rate of speed toward Argentina and could not be reached. When the pilots returned to their base, the sphere reappeared over the dam. But the same thing occurred - the chase occurred and it vanished from sight, changing colors from red to yellow.

A similar case occurred to a group of military pilots in 1996, that is to say, qualified observers engaged in exercises over the Santa Bernardina base in Durazno. As in 1986, they saw two luminous spheres, whose presence was corroborated by the airport's control tower. When the objects flew away, they maintained their shape and luminosity, which enabled the spherical shape to be confirmed. Minutes later, the pilots noticed their glow diminished, and only their outline was illuminated. "The weren't satellites, as they do not fly in formation or that low, since these objects were at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters, approximately), nor do satellites diminish their glow," says Sanchez.

Among other reports we find the one by the crew of a commercial airline - a domestic carrier - that was pursued by a powerful light in 1979 as it returned from Paraguay. The light was even photographed by passengers. This case is also unexplained.

The Air Force also has visual reports of a dozen mutilated animals whose carcasses betrayed incisions made with surgical precision. These reports go back to 2002. No coherent explanation was ever found, but research by the military commission suggests the hypothesis that it was a possible biochemical attach that probably occurred in Argentina, where 700 mutilated animals were found. "It could have been the result of winds blowing from the West," said the officer. FAU does not dismiss the possibility of an extraterrestrial event. This is another unsolved case.

Military statistics show that the customary profile of people reporting sightings involve young men up to 45 years of age. They also indicate that cases occur in the early hours of the evening, and usually involve a single witness. 49% of statistics are made up of reports of luminous spheres; barely 2% include occupant sightings.

Nor has Uruguay been immune to close encounters of the third kind. The most chilling aspect of any UFO case is usually a report involving the abduction of humans for research purposes.

There have been several cases in Uruguay that remain unexplained. One of them occurred in Playa Pascual in 1980 and involved a camper, who was on the shore at night and was suddenly taken by surprise by short beings who immobilized him and conveyed him to a vehicle, where he was subjected to a medical examination. He later woke up in his tent and had a hard time moving. Another "missing time" case involved a family that was driving along the road when an aircraft flew over their vehicle and landed in front of them. They were unable to account for what had occurred to them for several minutes.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Lucas Grossi, noticiasufo.blogspot.com)

Mexico: Airliner Crew Reports a UFO

Source: www.analuisacid.com
Date: June 07, 2009

Mexico: Airliner Crew Reports a UFO

Aviation technician Alfonso Salazar reports that on Saturday, June 2009 at 16:10 hours, the crew of a Fokker 110 (Click de Mexicana) reported "spherical traffic" which, according to eyewitnesses was a shining sphere resembling burnished platinum and reflecting the sun's rays."

The Fokker 100 was flying at an approximate altitude of 10,000 meters on the Juliet 21 air corridor. The unknown object, measuring some 10 meters in diameter), crossed the airliner's path and was seen at it's 8 o'clock position (lower left).

This sighting was recorded over the southern area of Cerro de la Estrella (to the east of Mexico City). Weather conditions were clear, sunny and cloudless. The crew calculated that the UFO was at an altitude of 8000 meters.

For some time now, encounters between these flying objects and airliners have increased, as they arrive or take off from the Mexican capital's airport.

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Argentina: "Invasores" (Invaders) - Alejandro Agostinelli's New Book

Source: Los Andes On-Line
Date: May 31, 2009

Argentina: “Invasores” (Invaders) - Alejandro Agostinelli’s New Book
By Mariana Guzzante

Journalist Alejandro Agostinelli has published a book that reopens the legendary UFO case that bewildered Mendoza in 1968. It is being displayed today in our province. This documentary history is a review of Argentinean sightings that involve Chupacabras, little green dwarves and spiritism. There is a revival of alien culture: “V” is returning to television, and the Star Trek remake is on top of the box office. The invaders are among us once more.

It isn’t hard to picture Alejandro Agostinelli – an interesting journalist, a tracker of mysteries – scouring through the X-Files of this part of the world.

His book is somewhere between the pleasure of the chronicle and the flashback of an archive. That’s how this project should have started. Editorial Sudamericana has recently published it under the name “Invasores”, and that’s how it ended. Over 300 pages written with the perfect excuse of narrating Argentina’s most startling extraterrestrial sightings, including the famous case involving “little green men” that caused an uproar in local ufology in ’68.

A journalist may delight in sleuthing across the paranormal landscape; for he protagonists of these events – the contactees – it is an exhumation of an extreme experience.

For that reason, both Agostinelli and the voices of the protagonists of the close encounter that shook the region in the late ‘60s will be here tonight, journalist Miguel Titiro among them.

A Contactee Event In the Heartland

A couple vanishes in Chascomús and appears instantaneously in Mexico, as though written in the script for the movie “Jumper”. Two employees of the Casino de Mendoza encounter little green men and have a telepathic experience with them; a team of Buenos Aires spiritists makes contact with an “engineer” from Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter. A woman named Silvia Perez founds the “Museo del Ovni” in Victoria, Entre Rios.

The stories told in “Invasores” appear to avoid falling into ufological fervor, but nonetheless insert a disquieting description: “true stories”, as stated on the cover. You mean they’re real? “Yes,” says the author, “because these are documented stories. The reader may enjoy the recollections and experiences of their protagonists while having solid historical data at hand. None of the stories is unreal. All of these have appeared in the press, in newscasts and eventually in books on the subject.”

Thus, with several first-person accounts that are sheer narrative gold, Agostinelli chose 11 invasions. What will be the outcome of reading this book, now that the subject of aliens feels slightly retro? “No idea, that’s another mystery,” says the author. It may be, perhaps, a fine opportunity for taking out the folding chair and watching the skies again.

Che Ovni

It is clear that this is a work charged with comparative paranoia, hallucination and longing.

Furthermore, these accounts include the Chupacabras, [the subterranean city of] Erks, tours of Mount Uritorco and strange abductions like that of Zulma Fayad. There is even a translation of “Martin Fierro” (Argentina’s national epic – ed.) into “Varkulets”, an unusual alien lingo. And a constant appears. Unlike other countries, which point to Mars or Venus as the alien homeland, Argentineans connect more closely with visitors from Ganymede, one of the Jovian satellites.

“UFOs, the stories woven around them, and their effect upon culture. Those are the subjects to which I devoted the greatest time and passion throughout my life, “ Agostinelli says frankly.

And how did you come to choose the cases? How did you know that these were the stories, and not others?

”These were the ones that had the greatest impact on me while I studied the subject of UFOs. Furthermore, by having worked on TV documentaries, I have a rather visual training. I know which stories are the most attractive, involving and suggestive. My criteria for selection were double. Moreover, all of the stories had to reveal unknown aspects in the lives of their protagonists. On the other hand, each story should be worthy of a motion picture. If for any reason (a lack of information, the inability to access direct witnesses, that sort of thing) they didn’t click, they went right back to the inkwell.”

It’s hard not to ask which case affected you the most.

“There are two open-ended adventures that contain the hardest mysteries to digest. One of them is the so-called Vidal Case, which began with a news item published in June 1968. It told the story of a couple driving along the road from Chascomus, Province of Buenos Aires, when they drove into a fog bank and lost consciousness. Later, the couple and their car reappeared in Mexico City. In this case I learned that the motion picture “Che Ovni” had been shot almost a year earlier. This film, directed by Anibal Uset, starts with a couple teleported by a flying saucer from Buenos Aires to Madrid, car and all. It opened two months after the Vidal Case. This couple was never found and it’s unlikely they ever existed. But as with all legends, the controversy endures. Anibal uset cannot categorically prove that he created the case to promote his movie. In any event, my book contains hints that support his claim. It is followed, no doubt by the Mendozan question involving the Casino workers.

How did you trace the route to be followed?

“Like I said, once I chose the stories, I arranged them in a more or less chronological order. At other times, I added stories according to geographic proximity. I went to Mendoza in an effort to locate Juan Carlos Peccinetti and Fernando Villegas, the Casino workers, but also other possible protagonists of what appears to have been a prank, based on a clue I was given in Mar del Plata.
Then I visited Chile, where I interviewed physicist and mathematician Pablo Kittl Duclout, the nephew of brothers Jorge and Napy Duclout, who is the only surviving relative of the first Argentinean contactees.

“In the early Fifties, Jorge and Napy were spiritists. During their séances, a spirit they identified as a “talented engineer” would talk to them about life on Ganymede, the planet Jupiter’s largest satellite. I was delighted to find out who was the engineer who contacted them, but I won’t tell you. That’s the end of the story and it would ruin it. The first trip involved climbing to the roof of the Kavanagh Building, where they were summoned to appear by the commander of a saucer that was supposed to arrive from Jupiter. I also visited Santa Rosa, because La Pampa is the homeland of the wave of cattle mutilations that unleashed in 2002, and the city of Victoria, Entre Rios, where Siliva Pérez Simondini’s Museo OVNI operates.”

The fact is that Alejandro found the Earthlings to be infinitely more complex and fascinating than the aliens.

Parenthesis one: “Aníbal Uset was the first Argentinean filmmaker who toured the world to shoot a comedy based on the extraterrestrial rumors of the Sixties, and even more with Martin Rappalini, who was a the time a young writer accused of “concealing the truth” about the legendary marital abduction. These stories merited another chapter.
El Muñeco Mateyko, Pipo Mancera, Javier Portales, Cuchuflito, Jorge Sobral, Marcela López Rey, Erika Wallner and Perla Caron starred in the movie version of the story. A relic? Yes indeed. The odyssey had a musty smell to it until I learned that Catherine Fulop had starred in a Nineties remake of the movie. In Spain, she was also convinced that she’d been transported by aliens.”

Parenthesis two: Pablo Kittl Duclout, the physicist from the Andean foothills, informed the researcher to the fascinating destiny that awaited his uncles, the protagonists of the first announced UFO sighting from the rooftop of the Kavanagh Bulding in 1954). Apparently, an advanced spirit had revealed to them the existence of a higher technology. “Those disclosures were so extraordinary that they inspired Napy to film Argentina’s first 3D motion picture, “Buenos Aires en Relieve (1954),” notes Alejandro.

Three: “I also visited the nursing home where Martha Green now lives. A lovely old lady who was whisked away from Earth in the 1950s by Enis, her interdimensional lover, while her husband, a military man in the Perón regime, was embattled by the Aramburu dictatorship.”

How distant is “Invasores” from ufology?

“I wouldn’t say “light years away” because that would be a wisecrack. But I don’t think that I could’ve written a book like this while I was an ufologist. Or when I was a militant skeptic. I believe that the right distance is having realized that the protagonists were the people I was interviewing. And I chose the first person to take over my own subjective approach.

What about Fabio Zerpa?

Zerpa is convinced that the ones that appear in his stories are aliens. I’m convinced of the existence of human beings, and some of them claim having had experiences involving extraterrestrials.

So, do you or don’t you believe in alien life?

It’s not whether I believe or don’t. It may exist. But in that case, I imagine them as being too smart. To the extent that I doubt they’d bother visiting Earth. Perhaps, if they read “Invasores” they’ll find we’re a very interesting species.

(Translation (c) 2009, Scott Corrales IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)