Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Subject Revisited: Argentina's Monte Grande Explosion (2011) - Threats, Spies and UFOs?

Subject Revisited: Argentina's Monte Grande Explosion (2011) - Threats, Spies and UFOs?

[INEXPLICATA readers may remember the perplexing explosion that ruined the residential neighborhood of Monte Grande a few years ago - an event ascribed to a "pizza oven" explosion by the authorities but involving something more sinister...a crashed test drone, or worse? -- SC]

"There's a Deep Mystery They're Not Telling Us About"

The woman who lost her home on account of the mysterious explosion in Monte Grande spoke to 24COn three years after the fact.
Beyond the mystery that enshrouded the case, the suspicions and official stories, eyewitness accounts and the conclusions raised by experts, life goes on for the families affected by the Monte Grande explosion, and it is not a normal life either. Nothing was ever the same again, not even for the children of Silvia Espinoza, a Peruvian tourist who died when a wall collapsed on top of her. Or for Fabián Sequeira and his wife Yeanigres Cornejo, who lost all their worldly belongings.

On September 26, 2011 at 0216 in the morning, an explosion shook the 9 de Abril district of Esteban Echeverria. Two houses were reduced to rubble and beyond eyewitness accounts, the judiciary declared the case closed as an "alleged gas leak". At least this is how Yeanigres puts it when talking to 24CON. Yani, as her friends and neighbors call her, tries to explain her family's ordeal. "We're in bad psychological shape because they gave us a house in "comodato" (loan without charge), and it expires in three years. That means that we'll be out on the street within three years. We want the municipality to give us the deed to the property."

But to Yani and many others, what happened at their home was not a mere gas leak. It goes beyond that, and for that reason, both the judiciary and the municipal authorities have tried to silence them.

"There something much deeper going on here that they're not telling us about, but all we want is to live in peace. It's a miracle we're alive, and they often treat us like gangsters. We haven't had any peace for three years. We feel as though we'd killed someone. We have to be thankful to be alive," says the woman, who ratifies the theory that something fell out of the sky. "We were asleep when something fell down and it all exploded. We haven't had any peace since then."

Peace will be found only when both the Sequeira family and their neighbors know the truth. Yani has to take leave from work to engage in legal transactions. For example, going to District Attorney's office 6, where the files are kept. "I was never summoned. It was left like that. I spoke with the attorney from Sancor Insurance, who witnessed the expert report. She's no longer with the company, but she told me: 'I can't believe they closed your case as an alleged gas leak'. We don't know what to do or who to appeal to."

Three years after the "Monte Grande Roswell", as several UFO researchers involved in the investigation have called it, the matter remains open for debate. There is no certainty about what caused the fatal explosion: it could have been a gas leak, as the authorities say, or "something unknown that fell from the skies." The fact is that the affected families have been in limbo since then.

Ufologists Are Threatened: "We're listening in on you. Be careful."

Adrian Nicala, a UFO expert based in Ituzaingó, received intimidating messages on his phone. "They're the ones who should be afraid, he told 24 CON.

Silent but astute, ufologist scour the skies of the metropolitan area looking for strange objects, lights and odd movements. With their trained eye, their able to distinguished common air traffic from something that perhaps hails from another world. Their purpose is to disclose the strange phenomena that plow the skies. However, this disclosure sometimes affects interests that are contrary to those of the ufologists.

Research and discovery can lead to enemies. "We're listening in on you. Be careful." This is the first message received by Adriana Nicala, the Ituzaingó-based ufologist. At first he did not take it as a threat, but a prank. "[The call came in] at 10 in the morning. Since it says "we're listening in on you" I thought it had to do with a local radio show."

Faced with this uncertainty, Nicala replied, "Who's this?" - but received no reply.

He then phoned the unknown number, but no one answered. "Seconds later I received another text message. "Are you an idiot? Don't call me." I told him to go to hell in another message, phoned him again and he answered."

From the other side of the line, he heard the voice of a man between 30 and 40 years old who nervously asked not to be called again, then asked [Nicala] what time he left home, to increase the threat. The last message Nicala ever received sealed the person's intentions: "Have a care with what you say. I'm not far away from you."

According to the ufologist, threats, tapped phones and having his movements traced are commonplace. Nicala remembers that Luis Burgos, director of the Federacion Argentina de Ovnilogia, had a personal conversation he'd had with other UFO researchers played back to him over the phone. They had taped it right off his phone. "It's the intelligence services. Not from the United States, but from here. Our stance on the Monte Grande incident was very upsetting," he says.

"On a previous occasion, they ruined 20 terabytes of information we had. They disrupted a hard drive with 20 terabytes from our radio show. They got in while we were on the air. The engineer, Gaby Mottura, realized someone ahd gotten in because things were running slow. The IP showed us that they'd first entered from New Mexico, then another IP from Virginia came in. The second lingered 40 minutes and listened to the entire show. When we mentioned on air that things were running slowly, it went away, but not before planting a virus that ruined everything. They do this to erase their tracks," says Nicala, who broadcasts his experiences and those of his companions on the Testimonio Ovni radio show, broadcast on Inadaptados Radio (online) every Saturday at 20:00 hours.

"I'm not afraid. One's concerned about family, but I'm not afraid. It's not like I have firearms or anything, but I'm confident. I know there's an intelligence out there, without question. It's eminently powerful. If it allows something to happen to me, then it was meant to be. These people who threaten me should be more frightened, because I've seen these machines [UFOs] do things that ought to scare them," concluded Nicasa.

[Translation (c) 2014 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to the 24 CON newsroom, Leandro Fernandez Vivas [24CON] and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]