Monday, July 16, 2018

Argentina: The Cerro Plateado UFO Video

Source: Canal 13 de San Juan (Argentina) & Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano
Date: 07.16.2018



Argentina: The Cerro Plateado UFO Video

The Cerro Plateado UFO. This was the name given to an object recorded on Sunday night to the northwest of Pocito. The UFO was headed north at an elevation of 20-25 degrees, according to Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano. The event was witnessed by Ramón Lázaro Flores and Jorge Pérez with support from the Matakiterani group on radio.

VIDEO AT: https://www.facebook.com/1196552700360937/videos/2230350563647807/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

1965: "He Saw The Saucers"




Source: Siete Dias Magazine #35 - August 3, 1965
Date: 07.12.2018

Our friend and colleague Marcelo G. Metayer, whose photographic work we have been pleased to feature in Inexplicata, shared the following photograph with us. It appeared in Argentina's Siete Dias magazine (which went on to become Argentina's equivalent of LOOK or Paris Match). "At this point," Marcelo observes, "It was still a supplement in the La Razón newspaper."

The photo caption reads:

HE SAW "THE SAUCERS"

This is Captain Gustavo A. Giró, commander of the "Belgrano" Antarctic base. Months ago he was in charge of the installation of the "Sobral" detachment. 7 DIAS spoke to him recently by telephone when the presence of flying saucers over Antarctica became known. Captain Giró stated: "We are in full polar night. Today the temperature stands at 52.7 degrees below zero. We saw 'strange objects' but chose not to disclose it."



It should be noted that the Belgrano I base was abandoned in 1980. Belgrano II survives, along with a dozen other stations.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Argentina: "Trumpet Sounds" Heard Over Mendoza



Source: El Sol (Argentina) / Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía
Date: 07.11.2018


Argentina: "Trumpet Sounds" Heard Over Mendoza

Social media users claim that in the early hours of Tuesday, disquieting sounds were heard for which no explanation can be found. The phenomenon has occurred in other provinces in the past.

To some it was noise caused by speakers and trumpets. Others speak of noises similar to those generated by a train. The fact is that several residents of Mendoza were shaken from their sleep on Tuesday by noises for which the answer cannot be found.

Messages turned up on social media making reference to the strange phenomenon. "Hello, good morning. Like many other people I heard the sound of speakers and trumpets around 06:15 hrs. Do you know what it's about?" wrote one woman on Facebook. "A strange noise was heard in the sky, like trumpets. It was between 2:30 and 3:30. Do you know anything? People are discussing it but there is no news whatsoever," said a man in the same social network.

These comments came in mainly from Las Heras, Guaymallén and Godoy Cruz. "Last week it was airplanes. Are they testing trains this week? They made noise all night," claimed a Twitter user.

This reference comes from the military airplane flyovers in Mendoza last week. However, on this occasion, the noise had nothing to do with those military exercises.

Without any clear explanation, some residents of Mendoza resorted to web browsers and found precedents in other provinces such as Salta and Neuquén.

For example, in April 2015, noises similar to those of a bass trumpet or the passing of an airplane were heard over Salta. The phenomenon startled residents whose stories promptly went viral on social media and local radio.

Some attributed these noises to a simple effect of nature. Others, on the contrary, wielding firm biblical arguments, posited the likelihood that it another event heralding the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

A similar situation was experienced in Neuquén last July, when a loud blare of "trumpets" was heard during early morning hours in the sky, causing uncertainty.

The phenomenon has repeated in various parts of the world in recent years. Those inclined toward religious beliefs spoke of the "trumpets of the Apocalypse" heralding the end of the world.

According to specialists, the phenomenon could be linked to a weather phenomenon known as "Sky quakes". According to scientist David Hill from the United States Weather Service, "Sky quakes" come about for a variety of reasons, ranging from waves washing against cliffs to meteor impacts.

VIDEO: Strange sounds over Salta (21 seconds) https://youtu.be/S2QxsftViBA

VIDEO: Sounds during the early hours in Neuquén (1:06) https://youtu.be/M_4kMmrYl-s

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales with thanks to Luis Hernández, FAO)

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Argentina: The Spaceships of Lara



Argentina: The Spaceships of Lara
By Luis Burgos (ICOU & FAO)

There are times when those of us who have spent years researching the UFOs, having covered thousands of kilometers in search of the phenomenon, having heard countless stories of all sorts, formulated dozens of hypotheses and evidenced over a thousand imprints of alleged landings in our fields, can still be surprised. Every so often there is a case that shatters the constants of the subject and this is what happened when we were told the story of Lara...

Lara is a small town of the Cumbres Calchaquíes region, belonging to the department of Tafí del Valle in the Province of Tucumán, 3800 meters above sea level. Some 170 kilometers separate it from the capital city of San Miguel. The population is semi-nomadic, a gathering of some forty families whose children attend mountainous State School No. 379. Most of them live at the school from Monday to Friday. It takes several hours to get there in a 4x4, for example, but much longer if the journey is made on foot or horseback. Many visitors experience the infamous “apunamiento” (mountain sickness). Fortunately, a pickup truck was obtained years ago to convey the transfer of staff and students.

Some time ago I got in touch with an attorney from Tucumán, a man in his sixties known as Pascual NN, who made me aware of an event that had caught his attention due to the remarkable circumstances in which it occurred. According to the lawyer, his daughter, an instructor at San Miguel de Tucumán, was chatting with a colleague who had worked at the Lara School. She said that “one peaceful afternoon in 2008, when everyone was eating an afternoon snack when a strange buzzing sound was heard in the air. Some teachers shouted, ‘come, it’s already on its way!’ and the teacher in question could not believe her eyes when she stepped out into the schoolyard. An enormous, solid-looking flying object was flying slowly before stationing itself over the school. Next, the vehicle, moving slowly and buzzing, headed away toward the mountains…”



The teacher, astonished, began asking all manner of questions from her colleagues and local residents. She was told by way of reply: “This isn’t the first time it’s happened. We’re used to seeing the spaceship.” Pascual, interested in the UFO subject, was the first to learn of this from his daughter and made me aware later on. It was not possible, however, to follow up the story with the teacher who had witnessed the event. The story left a number of juicy unanswered questions.

There is no doubt that a recurring phenomenon of such magnitude is far removed from the realm of “distant lights in the night” and fits squarely into the category of “large-sized diurnal objects”. The first thing we can assume is a “near-coexistence” between this intelligence with the dwellers of these inhospitable areas, habitués of strange landscapes.

This leads us to suppose, faced by this behavior and impunity of movement, that the craft have a permanent or at least periodical residency in the region, engaged in activities that are obviously unknown to many, whether the witnesses themselves, journalists, ufologists and armed forces – at least we believe this to be the case with the latter.

The lone question is: What has been prowling this region for such a long time now. For a moment, envision the prevailing situation: Daytime craft instead of lights, considerable sizes instead of small points of light, slower speeds, no supersonic escapes, sightings of these artifacts on repeated occasions, etc. In short, all of this nearly comparable to the passage of aircraft in our skies. Is this possible? Yes. It is not the only area in Argentina where such events take place. The country has not only UFO “hotspots”, but also feature very specific areas in which the Phenomenon acts out. We believe that Lara and its surroundings fall into this category.

We know that ever since the memorable and exceptional Trancas Case (1963) the province was always known to have a significant UFO case history, to the extent that it was among the Argentinean regions with most UFO sightings, despite its reduced size in contrast with far larger provinces. This is what we find in our database of 5500 Argentinean cases. We cannot overlook the fact that the area in which the Lara School is located is rather close to localities with frequent sightings of “mysterious objects” such as San Pedro de Colalao, 27 kilometers distant in a straight line; Choromoro, 40 kilometers away; Vipos and even the Village of Trancas itself, 48 kilometers distant.



Much like the image of the fearsome craft displayed in the “V” television series of the ‘80s or Independence Day (1996), it is hard to find a case of a similar UFO manifestation during daylight areas for purpose of comparison with the Lara School incident. I am reminded of a case told to me by ufologist Quique Mario (CEUFO) involving an immense vessel that appeared abruptly behind a lagoon, only to park itself over a school in the interior of La Pampa. Or the transit of a UFO over a little rural school in Catamarca, where the teacher, Mr. Flores, caused his students to draw the strange objects they had seen flying over the vicinity of their institution. Perhaps the only difference with these cases, which surely caused astonishment among teachers and students, is that the school in Tucumán was already accustomed to the phenomenon’s presence.

When Juan L. of our own FAO La Plata visited the Northwest around 2009, he could never have imagined what took place only a year earlier in the Valles region. Therefore, the unidentified activity will continue around Lara with impunity. Perhaps current and future investigations will lead to more surprises in that area.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology]

Friday, July 06, 2018

Argentina: Electromagnetic Effects in Tierra del Fuego



Argentina: Electromagnetic Effects in Tierra del Fuego

Our friends at Grupo G.A.B.I.E. have submitted another fascinating account of strange events in Argentina – this time involving a electromagnetic phenomenon that could be construed as a CE-2 were it not for the absence of any discernible unidentified object or anomaly. Suffice it to say that Patagonia has always been a prime locale for high strangeness events and this is clearly one of them.

Witness: Hugo Ocampo
Date: 13 July 1998
Location: Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Case: #19980713 – Electromagnetic Effects


While aboard Frigate Q-2 (ARA Libertad), a vessel employed in training Marines for the Argentinean Navy, Ocampo suffered injuries that would trouble him for the rest of his life, leaving him unable to use his left leg and hip and forcing him to walk in crutches. Since that time – the mid-1980s – he has lived in Usuaia, Tierra del Fuego, where he runs a food and beverage establishment on 25 de Mayo street.

In spite of his injuries, he was able to acquire a vehichle in neighboring Chile that was customized to his needs, allowing him to get around. During a particular morning in 1998 (date given as 07.13) Mr. Ocampo boarded his vehicle to head to his business.

It was around seven o’clock in the morning when he drove along a snow-covered road, lined by many trees native to the area. He remembers listening to a local station when it dawned on him that he had forgotten his eyeglasses back home. He turned around and embarked upon the return journey – a distance of approximately 15 blocks – along open snow fields at the edge of the Olivia River.

At some point during the return trip, the radio suddenly went silent, just as the car made a sudden stop. Ocampo tried to re-start the car but obtained no response whatsoever. When he tried to use his cellphone, he found it was also out of order.

He tried starting the car repeatedly, wondering what was going on, until he finally succeded. The radio died again, but the car remained in motion – only its driver had no control over the vehicle. The brakes and steering were inoperable, and it wasn’t long before the vehicle left the road, as if guided by an invisible force. It plowed through a snowfield until it came to rest before a stand of cypress trees. Ocampo experienced injuries as a result of this and was rescued by a passing motorist. His car was eventually pulled out by a tow truck.

A series of stunning discoveries were made when the vehicle was inspected at a mechanic shop the next day: the car’s battery had melted along with the entire electrical system. The instrument panel had been ruined as well. Not a single electrical device was salvageable. The battery of Ocampo’s cellphone – which had refused to operate the day before – refused to take a charge and was also declared ruined.

“We believe that several things are described in this report,” states Grupo G.A.B.I.E.’s report. “A clearly electromagnetic manifestation affected the vehicle’s electrical system and all of its devices. The action was directed at Mr. Hugo Ocampo. It should be noted that at no time was another vehicle – 300 meters away from where Ocampo’s vehicle drove off the road – was affected at all.”

(Our thanks to Grupo G.A.B.I.E. for providing this information)

Monday, July 02, 2018

Chile: UFO Sightings Have Become Commonplace in Patagonia



Source: RCNRadio (Chile)
Date: 06.30.2018
An article by Liliana Pinzón


Chile: UFO Sightings Have Become Commonplace in Patagonia

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have not stopped "visiting" Chile, to the delight of those who enjoy ufology, and according to experts, for some strange reason the alleged spaceships have displayed a preference for Patagonia.

These were the words of Rodrigo Fuenzalida, director of the Agrupación de Investigaciones Ovniológicas de Chile (AION), during an interview with the EFE news agency. He explained that UFOs were frequently visible in the skies of northern Chile, one of the cleanest in the world.

Something similar was occurring in Perú and Bolivia. More than one dared suggest that a base for these craft might exist in the area, but now they have "moved" south.

"Patagonia is, without question, the [area] with the highest concentration of interesting cases, causing us as an organization to focus all our efforts in this region," he said.

The expert in the subject maintains that the increase in reports in the area began to be recorded as from 1997.

"From that moment on, we have the highest rate of abductions in Patagonia, some 2000 kilometers south of the Chilean capital. Even the OVNI television series, produced by Televisión Nacional, we were able to quantify that 70% of the abductions included on the show had been recorded in this location," stresses Fuenzalida, who is a sociologist by profession.

In the light of the skepticism his statement might cause, Fuenzalida noted: "We have a strong team of specialists, a multi-disciplinary one, made up by psychologists and psychiatrists with a goal of studying these people and ascertain their level of credibility. Their level of pathology is exceedingly low."

For UFO buffs, saucer abductions are not new in Chile and the events that befell an Army corporal in the northern location of Putre in 1977 are widely known.

It was there that Armando Valdés was supposedly abducted by a UFO for 15 minutes, appearing with a dense growth of beard after that time, as though he had been in the thrall of extraterrestrials for at least five days, according to corroborating sources.

Fuenzalida claims that AION has reports of nine abductions, six of which have been investigated, but believes "there are many more."

"The latest report is from 2005 and we have now received a report of a collective abduction in Puerto Natales (southern Chile) that is being investigated by experts in that area. We find it of interest, as it involves an entire family."

"First they saw a light appear. They lost consciousness. Upon awakening, there was a towering creature in front of them, with a huge light behind it through which the entity ultimately entered."

So many events are hard to believe by those who are not fans of ufology. Fuenzalida states that AION is a closed group with the best UFO image analysts. "This means that 97% of images and videos received can be deciphered and explained with any certainty."

Fuenzalida disclosed that on May 5 [2018], pilots of LAN Perú and LAN Chile saw anomalous luminous forms on the Chilean coast.

"The audio is very interesting. The pilots are disconcerted. There are frantic communications between pilots of both planes with control towers, but that's a story for another day," said Fuenzalida, who rose from his chair with a smile and said farewell.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO, and RCN Radio]

Argentina: Three Children Abducted by a UFO




Source: Ellitoral.com.ar
Date: 6.30.2018
An article by Francisco Villagran


Argentina: Three Children Abducted by a UFO

A shocking case that was not very well known at the time, or whose information was concealed, took place is 1997 in the vicinity of the Concordia, Entre Rios (Argentina). Three children were supposedly abducted by aliens, the crew of an unidentified flying object (UFO) before the frightened eyes of their parents and neighbors.

In the field of UFO phenomena, abductions, that is to say, the kidnapping of human beings by extraterrestrials, occur with far greater frequency than we can imagine, despite the fact that such information is concealed or belittled. One of these spectacular case took place in late 1997 in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Concordia, Entre Rios, when three small children were taken aboard an extraterrestrial craft and discovered the wonders of the universe in a journey that took three days until they were returned home, according to civilian authorities and researchers who looked into the spectacular abduction case. Since the protagonists were three small children, little importance and credibility was given to their story. But earnest investigation followed and the authenticity of their story was confirmed.

Rodrigo Ortiz, a special investigator for the Concordia Police Department, said: "adults lie, teenagers lie, but these children are too small to lie, at least in this way. We are sure that they spent three days aboard a spacecraft piloted by alien beings. They really traveled into space and saw stars. They even thought God was taking them to heaven, according to their childish reasoning. Emilio and Carmen Molero, the children's parents, said that following the event, they were contacted by researcher Armando Azparén, who saw the story in the newspapers and was able to talk to the children: Andres, 9, Jorge, 8 and Carlos, 7 after their incredible experience.

"The three were playing with other neighbor children," says Azparén, "in a property located next to his home. His mother was nearby and was able to hear when all the kids began shouting in an unusual way. She went out to see what was happening and saw how an enormous golden ship, with an approximate diameter of 25 meters, was suspended over the group of children. Carmen cried out for her husband, seized by fear, but neither parent could do anything. Suddenly -- according to the parents and three neighbors who saw it all - a beam of light came out of the UFO, covering the three siblings, and lifted them to its interior.

The woman became hysterical and the husband was terrified as he watched the craft taking his offspring away, as it vanished from sight almost instantly. The siblings do not know how long they spent aboard the flying saucer, as they did not know whether it was day or night, their eyewitness account to researchers and authorities was the following: "An enormous golden craft lifted us into the air. It was driven by God; we're certain, [as] he wore golden clothing and had long silvery hair. He was also very shiny. He was very kind and told us his name was Lalar. During the trip, he showed us the Moon and other planets in the sky.

"When we were hungry, he gave us a very a kind of very tasty white bread, which made us feel good. We were a bit afraid at first, but we got over it."

Throughout the journey, Lalar was always very kind to the three. The craft was spacious and there were other men similar to him, although they did not glow so brightly. Before returning us to our home, Lalar scratched our faces with a white stick and then stuck some needles in our backs, but it didn't hurt at all." The smallest of the children, Carlos, said "there were many lights shining everywhere and they turned on and off. The gentleman who took us had a very large head and very large yellow eyes. There were many like him, but they were all our friends."

Emilio and Carmen, the children's parents, told the story of how the aliens returned their children unharmed. "It was Tuesday night. The police had already searched everywhere. The authorities had event sent military craft from a nearby base to comb the area. I was desperate that night and Mr. Azparén, who contacted us almost immediately, told us to remain calm, and that it was most likely that they would return our children without a scratch."



"And that's what happened," said Emilio. "That night we were in the living room when it we suddenly saw the property next door light up intensely. We went out and discovered that our three children were descending from the same craft that took them away. I went to tell the police that our children had returned home."

The following day, the Moleros took their children to the doctor, who confirmed that their boys had been subjected to certain medical tests, since the needle marks were clearly visible on their backs after returning home, and were photographed by those authorities present. Spokesmen for the aeronautical authorities involved in the case stated curtly: "We are looking into everything that happened and the facts will be made publicly known upon completion of our investigation. We hope to obtain more solid information soon, and we will disclose it."

No confirmed information was ever released, of course, and everything remained in investigative limbo, although all are certain of the facts. As always, nothing happened, there is no official information, and everything has been lost over time.

Years later, around 2010, researchers tried to reopen the case, but were unable to find any member of the Molero family, who moved from their home and were seemingly taken elsewhere. It has been speculated that their identities were changed by the authorities to avoid questioning by the press. A major mystery.

[Translation (c) 2018 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Francisco Villagrán, El Litoral]