Argentina: Hunter Claims He Shot "An Extraterrestrial"
Source: Nuevo Diario Web de Santiago del Estero
Date: July 12, 2015
Argentina: Hunter Claims He Shot An Extraterrestrial
"They are grey and have four fingers on their hands and four toes on their feet. They stand approximately a meter and fifteen centimeters," says Alberto Tavernise, who says he was later abducted.
The uncanny story could be the plot of a science fiction film. However, it concerns the dramatic story told by a resident of the community of Luan Toro, located 20 kilometers south of Santa Rosa, La Pampa.
Alberto Tavernise, 59, shared his experience with Cronica - an encounter he will never forget. "A few months ago I was hunting in a nearby field, and I saw something going on at a hunting stand. That's when I was surrounded by five extraterrestrials," he said.
Regarding their physical appearance, he stated that "they were grey, with four fingers on their hands and four toes on their feet, standing approximately a meter and fifteen centimeters tall. They looked like they show them in the movies."
Contact with these grey creatures did not end there. "They came to my house and abducted me, in a subsequent instance."
The critical moment of this narrative came about, without question, with the alleged death of one of the interplanetary visitors.
"One day I went out to hunt them. We had a confrontation during one encounter and I shot the one I referred to as The Scout, because he always went ahead," he explained. "When I approached the body, there was no blood in the wound, and three others came at me. I returned to the site a few minutes later, and the body was no longer there, since it had been taken away by a spacecraft," he concluded.
The physical consequences of the incident have been, as in many other cases, insomnia, headache and sensitivity to light.
Opinions are divided on the subject. UFO researchers are being guarded, the police is keeping silent, and local residents remain astonished.
[Transcription of the interview between the CRONICA reporter and the experiencer]:
Hello, good afternoon this is and advance of what is going to be the cover story tomorrow on Cronica. Alberto Tavernise, a resident of La Pampa, age 59, reportedly killed an extraterrestrial being. Just like you heard it. This was the interview he granted Cronica a few moments ago.
CRÓNICA: How did you get there? Is this a place you visit frequently?
ALBERTO No, I started going to the hunting blind, then I saw something coming and going and it drew my attention, since I've been hunting for 10-12 years and I found this abnormal. One day I decided to do a walk-around of the hunting blind and that's when everything occurred. They realized I had found them, and on the 9th of August, five of them came at me. I was surrounded. Two of them got under the hunting blind, and when I went to shoot at them, they put me to sleep. When I awoke, they were no longer there.
CRÓNICA: Tell us, what were they, Alberto?
ALBERTO They were exactly...they had four fingers on each hand, four toes on their feet, a heel, standing 1.15 more or less, grey-colored, and well...that was happened on the 9th of August...
CRÓNICA: What about their heads? What were they like, Alberto?
ALBERTO: Their heads were like they're shown in the drawings and in movies - inverted, large eyes
CRÓNICA: So you're telling us that they realized you had seen them.
ALBERTO Yes, I had seen them there, yes. But later on I had, shall we say...it became hard for me to go back due to the fear factor. When I went back --
CRÓNICA: That's OK, fine, but were you...did they kidnap you, Alberto? Did they take you away?
ALBERTO Yes, yes, in the end they did.
ALBERTO So what happened? They came to my house, then I felt rage, and I went looking for them. [inaudible] there was always one up front, the one I called The Scout, it made no noise, had no odor, nothing. So I had a confrontation with one of them, I shot him a few times. When I approached the spot, it was lying face up; there was no blood or anything. Three more rushed me...
ALBERTO ...and I held on to my rifle, threw two smoke bombs, the kind you use in the war, since I more or less had an idea what I was facing, but it wasn't that bad, and the three new ones went to where the fallen one lay. I left, and when I came back, they had taken him away. Then about a week to ten days later, I saw plastic in the field [?] and two flying saucers were in view, one in front of the hunting blind, some 120 meters from it, and another to its left, some 150 meters away, and the residue from combustion was a black plastic that emerged and stuck to the grass, shall we say...
ALBERTO ...stuck to the soil, to the grass, and measuring 80 meters by 150 meters. It's all documented the prints. I took photographs, everything, everything.
CRÓNICA: Alberto, where you able to photograph one of the beings?
ALBERTO No, no I didn't. I didn't have time for anything. All I have is the photo of the flying saucers, where they descended, the combustion residue, and then well...I had had contact with them some four or five times. Six or seven, maybe.
CRÓNICA: During your first contact, you tell me that they put you to sleep. Do you think you were abducted?
ALBERTO I think so. But I couldn't calculate the time because I didn't have a wristwatch on me. It's broken and in my jacket pocket. I wasn't able to figure out the time. When I awoke they were no longer there.
CRÓNICA: Any physical aftereffects, Alberto? Have you felt any changes in your body?
ALBERTO: Yes, yes. It changed my life. Because they took me away for two hours [on a second occasion]. Let me tell you, I'm telling you how things happened sequentially. After the flying saucers came [I never returned] to the hunting blind until the 7th of September...
ALBERTO: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everything was quiet until Saturday at 12:45 a.m. when a flying saucer went over the blind and it took me. I managed to look at the time when they dropped me off, I was sufficiently conscious of where I'd been, but they dropped me off at Choperch.
CRÓNICA: Alberto, where were you?
ALBERTO: In a place that was all white and black lines, symmetrical. I was lying down, only able to move my eyes. I had one on my left and three on my right.
CRÓNICA: In other words, you're certain that you were aboard a spaceship?
ALBERTO Yes. No, I don't know, can't tell you whether it was a spaceship, but it sucked me [up]. The light came, hovered over the hunting blind, and lit everything up in an amber yellow hue and didn't give me a chance to do anything [illegible] nearly two hours went past. When they dropped me off again at the chair in the blind, over by the lagoon some 50 meters distant I could see a stag drinking water. You know what that stag looked like to me? Like a zebra, due to the trauma I was experiencing. It's one thing to tell the story; it's another to experience it. Let me tell you - I spent three days in bed, sleeping with my eyes open...
ALBERTO…with a headache that lasted nearly two months. Had to go to the doctor, have tests performed, to a neurologist to have an EEG, to the ophthalmologist, and I was left with aftereffects in my eyes that have lasted to this day. My eyes have troubled me since that day.
A Cautionary Note
Luis Burgos of the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía has made cautionary comments regarding the veracity of the claims made by Alberto Tavernise, the "extraterrestrial killer" of La Pampa Province. In a comment to our INEXPLICATA posting, he noted that the experiencer was "a fable-spinner" of a kind that had not been seen in Argentina since the 1960s or 1970s. Elswhere, he added that his organization had been looking into the case since November 2014, but faced a hostile reaction on the part the experiencer when the latter's statements were not believed.
[Translation & Transcription (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Crónica]