Friday, December 06, 2019


INEXPLICATA - Hiatus Announcement

It was October 1998 and every single UFO publication (magazine, ‘zines, newsletter) boasted an article by Scott Corrales in it. Features appeared in FATE, California UFO, and the stable of UFO magazines published by Mr. Timothy Green Beckley, ‘zines like Greg Bishop’s unrivaled The Excluded Middle, and the month also witnessed the christening of INEXPLICATA, the website of the Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with its unfortunate Star Trek: The Motion Picture musical theme, but musicalizing websites was quite a thing in those days. Oh, the joys of .wav files.

In congratulating me on my ubiquity, a friend and researcher from Pittsburgh said: “Scott, whatever you do, when you run out of ideas to write, please don’t become one of these ufologists-turned-skeptics. It would be so sad.” I reassured him laughingly that such a juncture was unlikely, and that he would know I’d run out of ideas when I started writing about werewolves.

We both shared a laugh and…two years later I was writing about werewolves in Fate Magazine. The ironies of life never fail to amaze me, but I was far from out of ideas.

The early ‘00s witnessed the birth of Arcana Mundi, INEXPLICATA Spanish language sister, which had quite a similar mission: to inform readers in Latin America and Spain about U.S. / U.K. and Australian cases that had not been picked up by the paranormal press in those countries. INEXPLICATA went on to become a journal, printing long-form articles by the leading lights of UFO/paranormal research en español. One of these – written by Javier García Blanco on the subject of saucer sightings during the Spanish Civil War – garnered tens of thousands of views and also appeared in Flying Saucer Review. Gordon Creighton would later tell me it was one of his features in the journal.

As the rhythm of UFO and paranormal events south of the border picked up, it was necessary to take a more responsive tack and translate news items immediately, posting them right away to the Internet. Mailing lists such as World of the Strange, created by the late Louise Lowry, carried stories about the Chupacabras’s predations in Chile and Argentina to a far-flung readership; Lucius Farish’s UFO Newsclipping Service honored us greatly by including the news items in his monthly releases, where they were committed to hardcopy (a blessing when it came to recovering information that was lost through many changes in computer hardware and software over the years). Robert Frola’s Australasian UFO – UFO Magazine – also carried the word to his readership. The Aughts were quite busy.
Strolling down memory lane is inevitable as circumstance compels me to make an announcement.

Effective immediately, INEXPLICATA will enter a hiatus of indefinite duration.

There are a few reasons for this; the most compelling being my wife’s illness – cerebral amyloidosis that for which there is no cure and with grim prospects. I find it hard to take an interest in the ‘far off and far away’ as I used to, faced with my new responsibilities. Readers can rest assured that any truly major piece of information will be reported, but “lights in the sky” (LITS, the CE-1s that the late Ivan T. Sanderson said should be round-filed) and the blurry photographs that accompany them will be sent to INEXPLICATA’s Facebook presence.

In the event that I do not return, I would like to use this space to thank the masters – and masters they were, in every sense of the word – who welcomed me to the field. The late George C. Andrews, the first major author to reply to my correspondence on the mind-blowing information revealed in his Extraterrestrials Among Us (Llewellyn, 1987), allowing me to become his agent, in later years, for the publication of Extraterrestrial Friends and Foes (Illuminet,1992); P.M.H. Edwards, the brilliant musician and ufologist whose voluminous correspondence and knowledge engrossed my filing cabinet and my mind, an unswerving advocate of the paranormal/interdimensional origin of the UFO phenomenon; Dr. Bernard E. Schwarz, whose supportive mail would arrive, as if by Jungian synchronicity, whenever I faced a setback. It is a sad shame that many future devotees of the subject that draws us together will never read his landmark UFO DYNAMICS; the late Bob Girard, who welcomed my first newsletter warmly to the pages of the Arcturus Books Catalogue…so many voices and thoughts that now belong to the history of our field.

In retrospect, my greatest disappointment – and it will haunt me to the end – was the inability to find a publisher for the late Salvador Freixedo’s Defendámonos de los Dioses. The stern Jesuit firebrand trusted a young translator with his work, and thanks to the late Ron Bonds of IllumiNet Press, “Visionaries, Mystics and Contactees” saw the light of day. But the understandable fear of controversy kept subsequent projects like “Israel: Pueblo Contacto” from ever appearing. The larger Defendámonos fared no better despite having been shopped around to other publishers. You can’t win them all, in ufology or any other endeavor.

What was originally meant to be a notice turned into an article, and you have my apologies. Very best holiday wishes to all our loyal readers and my wishes for success and prosperity in the coming years.

Scott Corrales, Editor,
INEXPLICATA-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
The Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
December 6, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Luis Burgos: UMMO's Agents in Argentina

Luis Burgos: UMMO's Agents in Argentina
(An exclusive by FAO-ICOU)

[Editor's note: This is a partial translation of Mr. Burgos's very extensive article on UMMO, which can be read in its entirety at (in Spanish) There are illustrations at the site as well]

In the turmoil of the UFO realm, it is evident that nothing surprises us any longer. But few times has a case remained current for decades upon decades: The UMMO enigma. Its agents stand on the podium right next to Kenneth Arnold, Roswell, Adamski or Billy Meyer - not due to their absolute credibility, but by virtue of being among the most heavily PUBLICIZED in the subject that consumes our lives.

The legend says that around the 1930s, a civilization located in the Virgo Constellation, from a world orbiting a red dwarf star christened Wolf 424 by a terrestrial astronomer, picked up a radio transmission from a Norwegian trawler and thus 'became aware' of the fact that there was intelligent life on Earth. Or at least that's we believe.

It was then that a mission to our world was quickly dispatched, and a fleet of three vessels landed nearly two decades later - on March 28, 1950, in the lower French Alps, eight kilometers from a locality known as La Javie. Given that the "Ummites" physiology was very similar to that of humans, they soon blended into the local population and even began 'healing' locals who suffered from a variety of afflictions.

What we know for sure is that the third great UFO flap, subsequent to the initial 1947 flap and the 1950 events, coinciding with the alleged Ummite arrival on Earth, took place in 1954 and one of the most affected countries "just happened" to be France, with which they were very familiar, and where researcher Aime Michel had discovered the notorious and controversial "BAVIC Line", indicating an aligned projection of sightings that went beyond mere chance. Were many of the French sightings of this major flap have been spacecraft from UMMO? Hmmm.

As the years went by, and now fully acquainted with Earth customs and Earthmen themselves, the Ummites embarked upon sending a series of letters - written on a typewriter - to a select group of researchers in different countries. France, the United States, Spain, etc., discussing their arrival, their stay, technological know-how and their purpose for being on planet Earth. The way in which these letters was drafted was acceptable for that time, and all letters bore a seal that displayed a thumbprint and characteristic symbol, similar to the letter "H".

According to them, who were unaware of the names bestowed by headstrong Earth people - Martians, Venusians or Pleiadans to the likely denizens of Mars, Venus or the Pleiades - they did not call themselves "Wolfnians". Rather, they identified themselves as OEMII, dwellers of a planet they called UMMO. The name of their star was IUMMA; their spaceships were not UFOs but UEWA. WAAM was the name they gave to the universe or the cosmos. Their God had a name: WOA. And so it was with everything else.

As expected, some of their letters were sent to Argentina. Six researchers of that time had the fortune of being their recipients in the 1960s, among them Fabio Zerpa, Pedro Romaniuk, Jesuit priest Segundo Benito Reyna, engineer Airel Ciro Rietti (creator of the Solar Car), Luis Anglada Font (author of "La Realidad de los OVNIS a través de los siglos) and the newsroom of "2001: Periodismo de Anticipación" magazine.

1966 proved to be a pivotal year for the "UMMO affair". On February 6, 1966, a mysterious UFO landing took place in the locality of Aluche, near Madrid (Spain), which was repeated on June 1, 1967 with the thoroughly well-known San José de Valderas case, near Alcorcón, also in the environs of Madrid and involving the same type of flying object. Both incidents had a point in common: The marks found on the surface, the eyewitness reports and the photos taken of the flying saucer - all of these displayed the symbol used by the Ummites.

Likewise, a strip of synthetic material and a small nickel tube were found in the area. The case was one of a kind in the world, a ufologist's dream. It was a UFO event that gathered all the elements that made it "ideal" - enough to bring the scientific world to "its knees" once and for all. From that moment onward, disputes erupted between die-hard believers, skeptics and detractors.

Years later, a "hurried" Antonio Ribera, in the company of Rafael Farriols, described the case as "perfect" and chose to release "all of the incredible evidence collected" in a single book, which yielded them considerable profit. It was called "Un Caso Perfecto" (Ed. Plaza y Janés, 1973), which would be followed by other releases. Since then, [Ribera] used the acronym VED (Guided Extraterrestrial Vehicle) to certify these incursions, in substitution of UFO. This change was met with lukewarm approval among his colleagues. Some currently believe that Ribera died convinced of the reality of UMMO.

In the mid-1960s, an "old snake charmer" appeared in Argentina. In other words, a big-time swindler named Carlos Eduardo Jeréz, who had founded the Planta de Ivnestigaciones Cientificas Argentina Internacional de Neurologia (emblazoned on his business card) on Kilometer 77, National Route 3 in the locality of Cañuelas. Obviously, he was its General Director.

Together with his wife, the radio and television technician had 'decorated' the facilities with antenna and a replica of a flying saucer on the doorway, crafted out of metal plates and acrylic. Within there were devices with cables, oscilloscopes and lights through which he healed terminal cancer patients and those affected by other ailments. He claimed to be in contact with beings from planet UMMO, who instilled knowledge of the treatment into him through "gamma rays and cybernetic energy"

According to this hoaxer, he was the inheritor of a scientific project started by his grandfather - Gaspar Asprella - in France in 1901, which brought him to Argentina in 1937. We are unaware of the grandfather's reputation, but according to Jerez, he had certain political backing at the time from Senator Lisandro de la Torre and subsequently, Gen. Juan D. Perón himself, who delighted in receiving proposals for technological developments (bear in mind Project HUEMUL by the Austrian eccentric Ronald Richter). In 1968, the government of General Onganía even granted provisional authorization for the plant. In other words, grandfather and grandson had "contacts", not necessarily ET.

To bolster his claims, he placed a small metal plaque beside the saucer with the UMMO logo. It read: "The HONO Intelligence Service, in memory of this plant's founders - 1901" followed by a series of fifteen names, among them one Eduardo Jerez, possibly a relative. The timeline is also unclear. If the plant was established in 1901 in France and the Ummites arrived in 1950, how are we to interpret the appearance of their symbol on the plaque a century earlier? All this leads one to suppose that the aforementioned plaque was "set" by Jerez to substantiate his fable. This hoaxer not only proclaimed himself the heir to a revolutionary scientific project commenced by his poor old grandad, but that alien blood also flowed through his veins, therefore making him a hybrid entity. He also bragged that all of his plant staff hailed from Ganymede! When the Ummites made their presence widely known in 1967, the situation 'suited him to a tee."

With Jerez at the helm, the 'scientific plant' began operating on a regular basis in those years, to the extent that some twenty hopeful individuals would arrive daily. Some of the doctors involved in the 'alien clinic' project, were Dr. Analberto Alcaraz Luzzi, a Paraguayan (currently residing in Capital Federal and a specialist in Oncology) and homeopathic specialist Dr. Eduardo Salatino (who died in 1966). The residents of Cañuelas were aware of the situation - most doubted, and a minority decided to grab the bull by the horns and expose this false doctor, a native of Baradero. Somaliel Haron and Pedro Agustin Elorga, physicians of the Cañuelas medical establishment, were the ones to do it. In 1976, the plant - in full swing - was shut down by the Buenos Aires Undersecretariat of Public Health. Jerez was not only arrested, but made available to the National Executive Power (PEN, in Spahish) under the dictatorship of Gen. Jorge R. Videla, with everything that this entailed. Rumor had it that this 'space oil salesman' was released months later thanks to some contacts he had among the military. But from that moment onward, citizen Carlos Eduardo Jerez, bearer of identification document 4.587.258, lapsed into obscurity.

According to some sources, Jerez 'reemerged' in the 1980s in Baradero as a toilet paper plant manager, and subsequently charged with homicide and unlawful practice of medicine in 1995. Never again was there any word concerning this 'master of the humbug'. If still alive, he should be some 80 Earth years old. We do not know how that translates into Ummite years.

Despite all of this, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with Ribera and Farriols book selling like candy worldwide, and with the UMMO emblem seen absolutely everywhere, the UMMO saga would begin a slow but steady retreat. No more letters were sent, photographs proved to be crude manipulations, and major investigative and journalistic contradictions emerged. In Spain, there was an awareness of "another Ummite Institute" at work in a palace in Albacete under dark circumstances. Even so, some arrests became known worldwide. An effort was even made to link the controversial 'healers' of Chile's Friendship Island with the techniques used by their Ummite colleagues. On November 21, 1977, in Argentina, between the localities of General Roca (Rio Negro) and Piedra del Aguila (Neuquén) a UFO was seen flying by with the UMMO emblem on its lower hull. An effort was made to invest the subject with credibility, but it didn't go beyond an attempt.

Things were different twelve years later with the notorious Voronezh (Russia) incident on 27 September 1989: Numerous witnesses, mostly teenagers, witnessed the descent of crewmen from an alien craft and sustained a close encounter. However, the Ummite emblem on the UFO's lower section refired the enigma. Did it really happen, or as many believe, the UMMO logo was added later on to make the matter even more confusing?

In an effort to find relationships between facts and circumstances, we find ourselves in Argentinean Patagonia in 1950. There, in the vicinity of Lago Argentino (Santa Cruz) on 18 March 1950, we find the event involving landowner Wilfredo H. Arevalo and his son, who witnessed the near-landing of a spacecraft. They were able to see four two-meter tall humanoid figures inside it, clad in white outfits. The case was published in the print media of the time, transcended borders and it is even mentioned today when 'occupant cases' are brought up. Over the years, efforts mae to finding Mr. Aréalo were fruitless and there was even talk of a 'journalistic hoax'. As a counterpoint, some suspected the aerial device seen by the southern witnesses was a German craft - a 'flying top' built by Rudolph Schriever, a former Luftwaffe pilot and engineer, who placed his wartime project at the disposal of American nations. His design is very very similar to the craft described by Arévalo. Both news stories, the Arévalo sighting and the German device, were disseminated 'almost coincidentally' in April 1950 by the same newspaper, Buenos Aires's "La Razón" and its chief editor, Pedro Larralde, who had received the letter from Wilfredo Arévalo setting forth the details of the case, publishing them immediately without 'any sort of fact-checking'. That's how the story started, and as a consequence, so did the doubts...

There was a fascinating coincidence: It turns out that the Arevalo case of 18 March 1950 took place in the midst of the southern UFO flap, scarcely ten days before the Ummite landing in the French Alps! Faced with such a concomittance, we can only ask: Was the Lago Argentino sighting a craft fom UMMO? This is hard to believe. Just things that fate almost surely set in motion around that time.

[Translation (c) 2019 Scott Corrales, IHU]

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Argentina: UFO in Necochea?

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 29 October 2019

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Last night, October 29, at approximtely 23:45 hours, 3 or 4 yellow-hued objects flew over the Argentinean Sea along the coast of the Province of Buenos Aires at Necochea. From an 11th storey apartment on the shore drive known as Avenida 2, the witness photographed the strange lights several times. The beach can be seen; the lights of some ships waiting to enter the port are also evident. The objects came and went, as though playing with ech other. A red object is also visible in another part of the sea. Photos were taken using a Samsung cellphone. The incident is currently under investigation."

Argentina: UFO Reported in Rivadavia

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 11.15.19

Argentina: UFO Reported in Rivadavia

A 20-year-old woman contacted to relate her experience. "I've never seen anything like it."

This supernatural experience took place in the Natania District of Rivadavia. Agustina Moreno, 20, claimed having seen a luminous object in the sky, very similar to a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) that appeared at least for a minute, surrounded by bright stars, before disappearing. The startling image seen by her retina was captured by her cellphone at around 20:50 hours.

In a state of shock, she decided to contact and relate her experience. "We were walking with my sister along Bella Vista avenue, and upon reaching the corner, I saw that object in the sky. It's the first time I've seen anything like it. We were shocked at first, because we had no idea what it was, and then I though about taking the photo, because no one was going to believe me," she said.

The young woman noted that it was the same strange object seen by other Twitter users in recent days. A researcher of this type of phenomenon presented what had been captured in recent days.

Comparisons between the object seen in Rivadavia (top) and Buenos Aires (bottom)

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Argentina: Strange Object Photographed over Lake Nahuel Huapi

Source: Planeta UFO and
Date: 11/7/2019

Argentina: Strange Object Photographed over Lake Nahuel Huapi

Following publication of a news item regarding a UFO sighting in the Brazo Huemul area, other local residents bore witness to having seen a similar phenomenon.

"We saw exactly the same thing at the same location, coming in from Bariloche around 20:00 hours on Wednesday the 18th (October). The object's glow caught our attention - it unquestionably was not a heavenly body. It was far too shiny and was suspended. We followed it to Puerto Manzano. It made a sudden movement and we lost it from sight," says another resident of Villa La Angostura in a message posted to the web. "When we got home, we tried to identify it again but it was no longer there," he adds.

Another resident of Villa La Angostura noted: "Several years ago, upon leaving school, we saw several lights making unknown movements. I later recall that they appeared over El Dormilón and between Brazo Machete and Rincon. Very interesting."

The most recent sighting (as far as the press is concerned) was in August 2014, when a couple from Neuquén was startled at having photographed two dark objects hanging in the sky. Claudio Ghezzi and his wife returned to Neuquén, startled after discovering that two dark oval objects had appeared during their long weekend stay in Bariloche. They did not hesitate to identify them as UFOs.

Ghezzi is an orthodontist and a faithful visitor to Bariloche and Dina Huapi, where he has a cabin. During one long weekend, he decided to enjoy the springlike weather of the Cordillera with his partner. Furthermore, he was breaking in a recent generation smartphone on which he recorded the mysterious apparition that allegedly flew over Lake Nahuel Huapi with incredible speed.

Enthused by the sighting, he said that the two oval objects appeared in a single photo of a sequence taken on Monday (08/18) at 13:40 on the way into the city.

"My wife's cellphone takes photos every five seconds and we took a lot of photos. On Tuesday, returning to Neuquén, we looked through the images and I saw two dots in the sky. I told myself, "this isn't normal", as they weren't in the previous shot or in the following one," said the man who related the oval spots with UFOs and stressed the speed with which they crossed the sky.

What stunned the orthodontist from Neuquén the most is that the unidentifed flying objects crossed the Cordilleran sky in utter silence.

"I always had doubts, but now I'm sure there's life out there on other planets, and that it is highly advanced given the speed at which they crossed the city," Ghezzi confided, reiterating that "one always has the same question, the doubt. I no longer have it, because I have the photo."

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO]

Friday, November 01, 2019

Paranormal: The Story of Mexico's Guadalupe Witch

Source: Planeta UFO and
Date: November 1, 2019

Paranormal: The Story of Mexico's Guadalupe Witch
By Ernesto Ochoa

In 2004, a municipal policeman claimed having been assaulted by a witch - a case which became one of the best-known supernatural cases in the state of Nuevo León.

Witches have a long story behind them. We associate their appearance with an ugly crone, clad in a black tunic, wearing a pointed hat and flying on a broomstick. The fact is that over the years, sorceresses have undergone a transformation.

The state of Nuevo León has some living legends.

The Guadalupe Witch

On January 16, 2004, Leonardo Samaniego, a police officer from the town of Guadalupe, was patrolling the streets of the Valle de la Silla district without any idea of the unusual experience that awaited him.

That morning would prove to be an atypical event for reporter Alberto Vázquez, who roamed the streets looking to write his next feature.

"On the radio, we managed to hear policemen requesting an ambulance because one of their fellows was unconscious. There was an air of desperation, because the prior to losing consciousness, the officer claimed having seen a witch," the reporter recalls.

When he reached the scene, Officer Samaniego was being treated by paramedics.

"We dared to interview him, because his skin tone wasn't that of a normal person. He was pale white and shivering."

The officer told his story.

"A person fell on top of me from above, dressed in black. It followed me. I requested backup, but it chased me, flying," Samaniego said in a documented interview. His encounter with the sinister character became world-known, drawing the attention of paranormal researchers.

Diana Perla Chapa, founder of Ovni Club, interviewed the policeman at the time.

"He told us some startling things during the interview. [It] placed its hands on the windshield, to the extent that he was able to see the lines on its hands. The thing followed him, as though trying to stick its arm into the squad car," recalls Diana Perla.

The officer was taken to a hospital, were all manner of tests were performed to see if he was intoxicated or suffering from hallucinations. The results were negative.

But some things happened that Samaniego does not remember. "After he fainted, and regained consciousness, he asked for help." Something happened during that missing time that he cannot remember.

"He was inside the squad car with the seatbelt on, his bulletproof vest on, but his clothes were unbuttoned - his shirt, his pants and his boots [were unlaced]," explains Diana Perla.

Seven years later, in 2001, the officer quit the force and is now involved in a different line of work.

The mythic Guadalupe Witch is part of a living legend. In every story, there is a witch among us.

[Translation (c) 2019 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Ernesto Ochoa]

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 29 October 2019

Argentina: UFOs in Necochea?

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Last night, October 29, at approximtely 23:45 hours, 3 or 4 yellow-hued objects flew over the Argentinean Sea along the coast of the Province of Buenos Aires at Necochea. From an 11th storey apartment on the shore drive known as Avenida 2, the witness photographed the strange lights several times. The beach can be seen; the lights of some ships waiting to enter the port are also evident. The objects came and went, as though playing with ech other. A red object is also visible in another part of the sea. Photos were taken using a Samsung cellphone. The incident is currently under investigation."

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Panama: Unidentified Aerial Object Recorded Over Shopping Center

Unidentified Aerial Object recorded over a shopping center in Panama. Source: Pedro Ramirez, ufologist. He writes: A new piece of UFO evidence has appeared in Central America. As we have documented, the UFO phenomenon has not stopped. The alien presence remains 'active' on various points of the planet. October 9, 2019: Jose Angel Castro was on his way to the shopping center with a companion when they saw the 'flying saucer' some 500 meters distant. It was a cloudy day with rain about to fall, the time was 10:31 in the morning. Before recording, they confirmed that it was a indeed a UFO - the object had domes on its upper and lower sections, visible to the unaided eye. They tried to draw the attention of the workers engaged in maintenance at the shopping center (being closer to the object), but their efforts were fruitless and did not make themselves heard. Jose Angel quickly captured the UFO presence with his cellphone, noticing that the object changed colors throughout the video. What appeared to be "ceramic" white turned silvery. Finally, Jose Angel had managed to see and record a UFO, something he had yearned for. This is part of the conversation I had with Jose Angel Castro a few minutes ago, in which he further confirmed that the video is completely genuine. The time to believe is now.


[Translation (c) 2019 Inexplicata with thanks to Pedro Ramírez and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

A Sampling of Freixedo's Work.

From impassioned dissertations on religion and the state of Christianity (mainly Catholicism) in the post Vatican II years to explorations of the paranormal and ufology (which is a subset of the paranormal, a thought found irksome by some), Salvador Freixedo's books opened many eyes and minds. In the words of the late Gordon Creighton: "I regard him as one of the most important world-authorities in this accursed subject of UFOs. He was one of the first to see through the fog of lies and misrepresentation, and to perceive that at least a very large part of our confounded subject is of a downright demonic nature. (Which, of course, nobody wants to hear!) - [Flying Saucer Review, Vol.36, No.4 Winter 1991]

Salvador Freixedo: The Cosmic Stairways

Salvador Freixedo: The Cosmic Stairways

[This is the third chapter of Freixedo’s landmark Defendámonos de los Dioses (Beware of the Gods). In my humble opinion (albeit biased one, as the translator of the project), it encapsulates everything he endeavored to say about the superhuman, parahuman, metahuman entities that pose as Star Trek-type explorers from other worlds]

Man and the cosmos

The Cosmos is vastly more complex than what it appears to be at first sight, and while this may seen like a paradox, a great number of so-called scientists are the last ones to be aware of this fact, as their minds are overly technified and they believe only that which can be proven by their instruments and calculations is "real" or possible. This, however, is not so. We barely know an infintesimal part of the Cosmos, due to the limitations of the device we employ in the process--our brains--which, in spite of its capabilities in relation to its size, is nonetheless too limited when compared to the vastness and complexity of the Cosmos.

Childishly aided and deceived by religions--by the gods--humans believe themselves to be the center of the Universe. This is what religions have caused us to believe and what we have been repeating for centuries: "All creatures were made for Man", we read in the Bible, but this is merely another untruth to keep our minds at ease.

Man is only one of an infinite number of intelligent, semi-intelligent and non-intelligent beings that populate the endless Universe. Our childishness, when we face and judge the other realities of the Cosmos, is obvious and even hurtful. We are bona fide children as soon as we begin to assess things that we cannot perceive clearly and directly through our senses. We speak of our reality as if it were the only extant reality. We divide creatures into intelligent and non-intelligent solely by the coordinates of our minds and the mechanisms within out brains that capture what we call "reality", and we even go as far as saying that something does not exist or cannot exist because it is "repugnant" to our cerebral engrams. We are perfect little small-town children, earnestly claiming that "our town's fountain is the biggest in the world", just because it shoots out a lot of water.

We could fill many pages simply dealing with the concept of "intelligence", analyzing our own puerility and frivolity whenever we make use of it. We state that animals are not intelligent when, due to cerebral processes, many of them are able to do things that humans are unable to do. Not only that, but there are many groups of animals which--again, due to cerebral functions--manage to get together, organize their work and live in a much more harmonious and "civilized" fashion than human beings.

It isn't that humans believe that we have already improved upon this gregarious lifestyle; the truth is that humans would like to achieve the order and harmony of a termite colony, but we are unable to achieve it and the best we can do is to organize ourselves "democratically" through what are known as political parties, wherein complex-ridden freeloaders make it big by toying with the welfare of millions of their fellow citizens and giving us as finished product wobbly societies of crazed, robotic ants (to say nothing of the totalitarian regimes produced by the primitive mind of some military man or communist paranoia).

When we begin to assess the Cosmos, we must do so much more wisely than when we judge things which surround us and of which we have more or less precise and immediate data than we have about the enormous realities of the Universe. As soon as we cease to see, hear and touch, humans enter the shadow world discussed in Plato's dialogues. Nor can we even be sure of the information that our senses are giving us , nor of the way in which the data is processed by our brains. On many occasions, our abstract intelligence must correct our sensations, although we continue to act as if the latter were valid. When we run our fingertips over, say, a glass of a marble table, our senses tell us that it is a perfectly smooth surface. However, our intelligence knows perfectly well that the surface is in no way smooth, but rather like a sponge, when analyzed under a microscope. Hollow spaces outnumber those that are filled, and if we employ an electron microscope, the entire landscape changes and all turns into holes through which what we call "solid matter" disappears into inter-atomic voids or spaces.

The Universe's truths, and the laws which rule it, elude our brain's comprehension, even if we keep some of these particularities in mind and know how to use them in our lives on a daily basis, we do not know their essence entirely. For example, we have light and gravity, two omnipresent realities in our lives, which are nonetheless two mysteries that science has barely started to unravel.

If the assertion that "all creatures have been made for Man" is false, it is even more untrue that we are the center of the Universe. Mathematics, with their basic probability calculations, go against this statement, and if were somehow true anyway, God's wisdom would come into question, since our planet and its inhabitants hardly constitute a model of perfection.

The Universe is like an infinite stairway which rises from less perfect beings to more perfect ones, and humans dwelling on this planet is no more than one of the many steps on the stairway. The thousands of existing plant and animal species are nothing if not other steps on the same stairway, an immense stairway whose base is formed by what we derisively call matter and whose top is formed by what we call the "realm of the spririt", though we do not understand it well. Above this realm of the spirit, not belonging to anything nor contained within anything else, or understood by anything or anybody, might be that which humans naively refer to as "God".

Having dealt with it already in my book Por qué agoniza el cristianismo, I put aside that serious mistake that humanity commits when faced with the problem of God: not only does it humanize and even kills God, it brazenly attempts to define, explain and dissect him. The christian God is just another object, albeit an intelligent, great and powerful one, but another object nonetheless. The basic sin of Christian theology is having "thingified" God.

God is not, nor can be, any of these things. God is different from anything that the human mind can conceive or imagine. God is to the human mind what the theory of relativity is to a mosquito. If it were not so and the essence of God were readily comprehensible to the human mind, God would not be worth much.

Different steps and stairways

Let us stop talking about the "Incomprehensible" and the only one who really "IS", and concentrate instead on some of the steps of the infinite stairway that constitutes the Universe.

Like we pointed out earlier, Man is just one of the infinite steps on that stairway and is by no means the highest or the center of the Universe, no matter how much we would like to believe that "the Son of God has become flesh on our world and has become as one of us." But to even describe it as a stairway is to convey an incorrect idea: it is not a single stairway but many, in fact. Man is a step on one stairway and the gods are a higher step on another one. No matter how much humans evolve (or re-incarnate on this or other worlds, according to the beliefs of many) they shall never become the same type of gods that we are dealing with here. They will become super-evolved and spiritual beings, possibly superior to the gods in knowledge and qualities, but not precisely like the beings that have interfered with mankind in the present and throughout history.

To make this comparison more readily comprehensible, a corporal of the State Police will never become an Air Force general, no matter how high he rises through the ranks; each branch is separate, even though they have ranks and both belong to the state's armed forces.

Of course, speaking thus we are unable to furnish the sort of proof that scientists like or even fall back upon unquestionable texts (although the "sacred texts" wielded against us will have no effect). We state this through sheer deductive reasoning, in the face of facts that cannot be denied, even though they remain unknown to the vast bulk of humanity due to bias and the tenacity with which they have been concealed by religion and by science. This is our line of thought in view of the fact that many of the great minds of antiquity and the present thought the same, though their voices were largely silenced or ridiculed by the powers that be.

As far as the other steps that form the ladder upon which Man is placed are concerned, if we think a little about nature and its different kingdoms (animal, vegetable, mineral, organic, inorganic, etc.) we can see that there is no sudden gradation among them, meaning that we discover many creatures who appear to belong to two kingdoms at the same time or to be a sort of bridge among them. This is the case, for example, with aminoacids, certain fungi, corals, proteins, etc.

And it will suffice for us to examine the physical composition of the human body, which is simply a summary of all that makes up nature, from the basic elements studied by physics and chemistry to the psychological depths that are researched by psychology or the mystical heights that religions have told us about.

Although some readers might find this strange, there are many schools of thought, some of them older than Christianity, that propose that the souls of animals, after thousands of evolutions, finally become the souls of rational beings. On a lower level, we can see how minerals are absorbed by vegetables and how these are in turn consumed by animals, all of them forming an uninterrupted stairway of atomic, molecular, cellular, psychic and spiritual life along with Mankind.

We cannot say for sure what the next step for man will be after his life on this planet. Advocates of reincarnation assure that we will reappear on Earth in future times and in different circumstances. Those who reject such doctrines tell us that our soul, once freed of the body, passes on to another state in which it shall enjoy or suffer the consequences of its acts in this life. Whichever one is right, almost all of humanity is certain that upon the hour of death, all that is interrupted is protoplasmic life; the essence of our being--our intelligent spirit--passes on to another level of existence or another dimension in which we shall continue to exist in a more or less conscious fashion.

Extrahuman beings

Let us return to what concerns us in this chapter, which is the description of the qualities we have given to these beings we refer to as "the gods". If we barely know anything about the other steps that form the cosmic ladder to which we belong, we can know even less about the steps which form the ladder to which the gods belong to.

However, we can guess at some things if we keep an open mind and do not allow ourselves to swayed by the doctrinaire teachings of religion or science. Here we shall go into, albeit briefly, into a field which is utterly unreal for some but which will be tremendously interesting to those minds who are both aware and willing to analyze the facts. It will be a key to understanding many of the Universe's unknown facets.

We are referring to the existence of other non-human beings, lesser in rank and power than the gods we have been making reference to. We are referring to the existence of "elementals", imps, gnomes, elves, "spirits”and all manner of legendary entities that cause scientists to smile and clergymen to feel uncomfortable. The former because these entities do not wish to undergo their laboratory tests and act in a completely independent manner from the laws nature has decreed for them (!), and the latter because they shatter their entire dogmatic setup, leaving some of their fundamental beliefs looking somewhat threadbare (the classic fairies are not included here, since on many occasions they have been the guise in which the gods have chosen to appear. The thousands of "Marian Apparitions"--without exception-- have been nothing more than the apparitions of fairies but within a Christian context).

The truth of the matter is, whether we like it or not, humanity has always believed--and continues to believe--in the existence of certain mysterious human beings with a certain degree of intelligence and with widely divergent appearances and motives. Circumstantial evidence of the existence (albeit temporary) of these mysterious entities is the undeniable fact that in all races, cultures, ages and at the heart of all religions on all continents, humans have always coined a varied number of names to call the diverse number of entities they would encounter with amazed eyes in the heart of forests, around the bends of trails, on top of a shrub, next to a fountain, in the middle of the sea or invading the privacy of their homes.

Many of the languages of primitive tribes are almost devoid of names and abstract verbs, but without exception, they are rich in terms with which to designate these entities, whom they are likelier to encounter due to their primitive lifestyle and the remoteness of their habitat. It is thoroughly strange that all cultures should have so many ways of identifying something that does not exist.
These other-dimensional or otherworldly entities belong to cosmic stairways different from humanity's. In other words, their evolution and ascension toward higher levels of intelligence occurs along different paths, although these are in a way similar to those of men. This may possibly be the reason why on some occasions there seems to be a tangent between our lives and their own, and of our their world with ours. The stories and visions of Madame Blavatsky could well be an example of this, along with many others.

We could fil many pages concerning the existence of these mysterious beings, but this would lead us too far along. Our wish is only to leave the reader with an idea that this subject runs much deeper than most people think, and it is, of course, much more real than science believes.

(I have in my possession recordings which I made personally in the southeastern reaches of Mexico--where these sorts of entities are widely abundant and are often called "chaneques" or "aluches"--in which shy country girls tell me how every night they could see beings no taller than a handbreadth having a good time in the watering trough located in their backyard. Their chief amusement was to play and make noise with household dishes, which had been placed there for the girls to wash. The creatures appeared and disappeared through the hole that drained the trough's waters. The reader should know that my life was in jeopardy at times due to this and other investigations and journeys undertaken in this very same region with the aim of observing these elusive characters).

Are their moral values superior to ours?

Let's get back to our gods. When we stated earlier that they were beings located on higher or more elevated steps of their own evolutionary process, we did not imply that they were absolutely superior to us in every which way.

They are undoubtedly superior in some manifestations of intelligence and in strength or power, but the values of living beings are many and widely divergent, aside from the fact that they probably vary from one cosmic stairway to another, with some values being totally unknown while others apply only within a given stairway, and yet others totally incomprehensible within others.

To facilitate our understanding of this, we can take notice of something that is always before us. Many of our moral values, which we tend to attribute absolute universality, do not have it, and in fact, we take care not to apply them in our relations with animals. These values or moral standards are only valid on a human level and we have no problem with ignoring them when dealing with creatures or beings that are not on our own level. When a calf is born we castrate it, then strap it to a plow for the rest of its life and then, by way of a reward, we kill it and eat it. All these acts would be abominable if practiced upon a human being, but we see them as entirely reasonable because we are dealing with a beast.

The fact that "we are dealing with an animal" salves any remorse that we might have, even though we are dealing with a creature whose life is so similar to our own, even down to the "feelings" that a cow exhibits toward its newborn calf.

(However, we must note that not all religions are as disregarding toward life as Christianity is. Some of them--like Jainism in India--hold respect toward all living things as a basic belief.)

If we clearly do not apply some of our moral and legal principals to those beings who are not of our own human order, we should not then be surprised that other non-human beings, who also seem to be stronger and more advanced than us, should not apply certain principles that are probably common to their own kind in their dealings with our kind.

We cannot argue that between us and animals there exists a crucial difference that does not exist among these "superior" beings and ourselves. In other words, animals do not belong to the realm of intelligent beings while we do. We stated earlier that animals, while not endowed with an intelligence akin to our own, are nonetheless in possession of some sort of intelligence with which they do things that we cannot, even if we try. It could well be that in certain cases the difference between our intelligence and that of the gods is greater than between ours and that of animals.

On the other hand, we witness the ferocity and valor with which a female animal defends its young resemble that which a woman can exhibit on given occasions, demostrating that their feelings toward their offspring are quite similar to our own. In spite of this, we have no qualms about separating the young from its mother, or even killing her if it suits our purpose.

All of this has been brought about a propos of our earlier statement that the gods were "superior" to us. Of course, those who know the way in which the gods act would be amazed by such an affirmation of their superiority, since as we will see next, the gods have in some occasions--perhaps every occasion--not treated us well at all, or even been tremendously unjust.

The word "superior", therefore, should not be taken in an absolute manner but in a relative one. The gods are superior in knowledge, physical and psychological prowess, etc., but not precisely in kindness, or other moral values in usage among humans. They undoubtedly have their own canons and criteria for good and evil, beauty and ugliness, etcetera, but are not precisely equal to those that exist among us.

Furthermore, there surely are those among them who adhere to such principles and those who do not abide by them and flaunt them, showing us that they are not quite so "superior" as we might believe at first sight, and that, like us, they are creatures in a process of evolution and far from having achieved absolute perfection.

Summary of their qualities

Before going into the subject of what these laws of evolution that rule both gods and humans are all about, and which we both must comply with or defy, we can sum up the qualities and imperfections of these elusive creatures who give the impression of being engaged in a game of hide-and-seek with humanity:

* They are intelligent, to judge by many of their actions. In other words, they are aware of the world that surrounds them and react according to circumstances. However, on many occasions they do not react as we would, which tells us that their intelligence is in some way or the other different from our own. (We are aware that the mere word "intelligence" contains a universe of aspects, variables and possible explanations that make calibrating the point up to which the intelligence of the gods resembles our own, and up to what point are they intelligent, very difficult).

* If we are to judge by our own behavior patterns, the intelligence of these creatures appears to be far in excess of our own. Without going very far, the devices in which they are sometimes seen carry out maneuvers and have propulsion systems that go well beyond the capability of our most advanced technology.

* They are much better than we at using the laws of nature--not only those that we know, but also others that we have no knowledge of, which is why their actions sometimes appear to be miracles and in antiquity were logically attributed to "the gods".

* Among the physical laws that they know are those which allow them to become visible or invisible to our eyes and even more generally speaking, to become invisible to our senses or even the devices with which we enhance our senses.

* They are tremendously psychic and have a ease for interfering in the physiological and electrical processes of our brain, thus being able to distort our ideas and feelings at their will.

* They are not imprisoned in matter as we are or more correctly, a matter such as our own. The psychic and spiritual field (not to be confused with the "morally good") has a greater place in their being than matter.

* Concerning their origin, it is pure human childishness to say that they're from "over here" or from "over there". They are from nowhere and everywhere at once. The first thing we have to do if to make a great distinction among their own ranks, since there are may more differences among themselves than there are among humans. Some seem to carry out their activities in our planer on a permanent basis and appear to never leave it, considering it to be their "home" as well and themselves to be its chief inhabitants, much like we do (with the great difference that they are aware of our existence whereas we know nothing about theirs). Others appear to have great ease for moving through outer space and it would not be unusual for them to conduct their activities on other planets or places in the Cosmos. It is hard to be certain of any of this, although we are beginning to learn that
the information they give mortals now and then isn't trustworthy. Later on we shall see why they lie or why we misunderstand what they say.

* As I noted in the previous paragraph, ther are major differences among them in all respects: their possible origin, their powers or abilities, their "goodness" or "malice" toward us, etc., etc. I believe that we can safely conclude that there are great animosities among them as well as like-minded groups (*).

But this "kindness" or "malice" that some of them often display toward humans is probably entirely relative, varying according to the circumstances. (A human being can be good toward some people and hostile toward others, and can be good toward one person in the morning and nasty toward the same person in the evening).

(*) Something that might corroborate what we are saying here is the event which occurred on the outskirts of Bogota and which was witnessed by a family heading back to the city. According to the person who told me the details, two UFOs were engaged in a fierce battle against a third one for about five minutes. the two attackers pursued the other at a dizzying speed, making incredible twists and turns in mid-air much in the same way that flies pursue one another, executing maneuvers which are completely impossible for our most modern vehicles.

Also, it could be clearly seen that glowing bullets of some sort were being fired at the other UFO, much like the bullets seen in the electronic games that are so popular these days. (However, it's possible that the entire event was no more than a staged event to make us think they were fighting).

* Between their "world" and ours, or between their dimension and our own, or their level of existence and ours, there are certain differences and physical barriers that they are somehow able to cross, but which do not allow them to carry out their activities with ease or in the natural way a human would, which is the reason that their behavior is often weird and incomprehensible to us.
* One of these barriers is time, to which they have trouble adjusting to or even understanding. On occasions when they have had to strictly conform to our timetables, their punctuality or behavior have been completely erratic.

* They are not immortal (although the Greeks and Romans liked to think so) in the sense that we usually give to that word. Judging by our time patterns, it seems that they remain in their level of existence much longer than we do in ours on Earth. But it seems that when the time comes, they "die" or abandon the state of "godhood" no matter how long they have remained in it.
This could be a result of a cosmic law which we shall discuss later on.

* Some of them tend to choose individual humans to protect them and aid them in very different ways, or else to harass them without stopping until they have annihilated them. In the same way, groups of them--led by a chief--tend to choose groups of humans (tribes, races, nations) and protect them in many ways, although this protection is highly suspect, because rather than protection, it is a manipulation of the human. Sometimes a better use brings about real protection or aid, while at other times only by harming or destroying the individual or tribe can the gods get what they need from it, and they have no qualms about doing it. They function in the same way we deal with animals: whether we help them or destroy them, it's always to use them in one way or another. (Dog owners have a dog not out of love for the dog but out of love for themselves, because either they or someone in their household likes having a dog).

These are the qualities that we can see in the gods. No doubt their personality and intimate psychological processes elude us altogether, in the same way that the depths of the human soul are unfathomable to an animal's rudimentary intelligence, even though they are able to understand our wishes or even guess them.

The Cosmic Laws

Let us examine some of the general rules of the Cosmos to which both gods and humans--and the creatures inferior to us, of course--are subjected to.

* There is perpetual motion and change. Nothing in the cosmos is stationary. Within the seemingly inert stone there is movement: the dizzying movement of trillions of atoms in astonishing order. Just like the electron moves tirelessly around its nucleus at the core of a stone, and the galaxies drift in the abyss of space like manes of hair, the ideas and the "feelings" of the realm of the spirit also change incessantly with a motion that has no need of space or time. Everything renews itself constantly in the Cosmos.

* This movement, taken as a whole, has a rising tendency, although not exactly in a geographic or geometric sense. It is a tendency toward what we childishly call the spiritual from what we childishly refer to as the material; from the less intelligent to the most intelligent, from the small, imperfect and weak to the great, perfect and strong. When the being has reached the stage of awareness or intelligence in its evolution, it seems that this ascension mus be voluntary, and not to ascend supposes some sort of setback or perhaps some sort of sanction.

* This movement is not always uniform or constantly rising, rather, it seems to tke place in steps--at least on most occasions--or stages or thrusts. Seen from another perspective, it could be seen as a spiral or wavelike motion, in which periods of maximum advamce are followed by periods of calm or even apparent regression. This could be the explanation for the death of everything that lives. Seen by the individual from within the vital stage he is living, death seems to be a bad thing. Seen from the outside, death is no more than the end of a stage in the existence of that individual, and the step into a higher level (if the individual has conformed to the law stated earlier concerning evolution or ascension). Taken as a whole, death is only a symptom of the constant pulse of life in the entire Universe.

* Finally, we can end by saying that there are well defined frontiers between the different stairways and steps. Generally speaking, there seems to be a prohibition about transgressing those borders, particularly among beings belonging to different stairways. Among the creatures belonging to different steps or levels (but within the same stairway) the ban appears to be limited to certain acts of destruction or irrational abuse.

This prohibition about crossing borders could be the reason behind the distaste with which all religions and schools of thought that are not considered religions (like theosophy and spiritism) view suicide, since this is an unnatural and violent exit from the stage of existence to which one has been assigned at that moment by the intelligence that rules the Universe.

So that the reader can see that these ideas are neither as strange nor as alien to other investigators of the "Beyond", I shall include here the testimony of an author--John Baines--whom I will quote again later, since after having written my book, I have discovered that his, entitled The Witches Speak, Part II (Kier), has ideas entirely parallel to my own, although he has reached the same conclusions parting from entirely different premises.

"...Certain beings are on an evolutionary scale much higher than
human beings, true gods of space who take advantage of human effort,
but at the same time carry out certain cosmic duties, in other words,
they have an important place in the universal economy. We have
mentioned them earlier as the Archons of destiny. We could also
refer to them as the Gods of the Zodiac since it is they who guide
and regulate human existence on this planet...

"The Archons of destiny are fearsome beings, not because they are evil, but because of their cold and relentless manipulation of the

"These hidden judges provoke, for instance, without any pity
in their hearts, a world war in which millions of people die. To them
these dead have no more value than the thousands of animals that the
sapiens sacrifices on a daily basis to feed himself."

Later on we shall meet these disquieting Archons, masters of the mysterious world described by John Baines, and we shall see that they do not differ at all from our gods.

[(C) 2019 The Estate of Salvador Freixedo. Translation by Scott Corrales]

Friday, October 25, 2019

Salvador Freixedo (1923-2019)

Salvador Freixedo (1923-2019)

Sad news from Spain today. Salvador Freixedo, very likely the most compelling personality of the Spanish-speaking paranormal world, has left us for the great beyond. Freixedo became a well-known personality on television screens from Mexico to Argentina in the 1970s with his earnest discussions of paranormal phenomena and his posture on church doctrine, which led to his removal from the priesthood. This, however, did not keep him from writing a number of scathing indictments of religious dogma (El cristianismo, un mito más; Mi iglesia duerme and others), or as he wrote: "The true God of the Universe, the Supreme Intelligence totally unfathomable in its entirety to the human mind, does not go around demanding the constant adoration of it creations or signs of their affection like some jealous lover. This jibes with the concept that Christianity has of God: a very powerful "dude" who resembles us closely in both our positive and negative aspects. It is logical that such a god would require devotion, worship and even gifts. But the True God is not a beggar; the True God continues his ceaseless task of creating and taking pleasure in how his creatures unfold each according to its own nature, without any need for them to constantly turn to Him to thank him or ask Him not to condemn them to some eternal punishment. In enunciating this commandment we are venturing into an area in which the nascent cosmic theology meets the old dogmatic theology and clashes with it head-on. [...] If the Christian god were really a father, why should he demand of his children suffering and the cross? All the explanations that Christianity and other religions give us to solve this mystery are inconsistent and fade away when examined without fanaticism and prejudice. To make humans come into the world already guilty of a sin and to threaten them immediately with eternal hellfire are aberrations fit only for sick minds and it is high time that civilized humans rid themselves of them once and for all."

His contributions to ufology were no less iconoclastic, as readers of Flying Saucer Review and other publications discovered. Defendámonos de los dioses, the keystone of his work in the UFO field, equated the 'alien' presence to the multiple, nefarious 'gods' that have bedeviled humankind since the caves. The government of Ecuador discreetly solicited his advice concerning UFOs in the late 1970s, following a rash of aircraft disappearances over the Andes--some of them within range of the airport traffic tower. On the other hand, he was accused by Mexican authorities of inciting a panic when he personally investigated a number of deaths that had occurred in San Luis Potosí (north of Mexico City) in which the blood had been extracted form the victims in almost vampiric fashion. Freixedo was no stranger to the United States, having both taught and studied in this country: American audiences were first able to hear his message directly at the First World UFO Congress held in Phoenix AZ in May 1991. His presentation, entitled "Gods and Spacemen", was well-received by those in attendance.

In 1992, Illuminet Press published Visionaries, Mystics and Contactees - the first translation of his works into English - as part of an effort to make his work known to English-reading audiences. Events conspired to keep Defendamonos de los dioses (Beware of the Gods) and La Granja Humana (The Human Farm) from ever seeing the light of day.

Argentina: Did a UFO Fly Over Carlos Paz?

Source: PLANETA UFO and El Diario de Carlos Paz (Argentina)
Date: 10.24.2019

Argentina: Did a UFO Fly Over Carlos Paz?

CARLOS PAZ - Social media was stirred in recent hours due to the dissemination of a photograph taken by a local of Carlos Paz who claims seeing an "alien spaceship" flying over the Aerosilla and Cerro de la Cruz. The photo was taken by Liliana Gomez in early morning hours of October 20, 2019 from the "Altos de Carlos Paz" housing complex.

Since the late 1970s, the mountain ranges of Valle de Punilla became a pilgrimage destination of lovers of extraterrestrial phenomena. They come at various times of the years in hopes of having a "close encounter of the third kind" and see UFOS. The proximity of our town to Capilla del Monte, Argentina's UFO capital, made it possible for many cases of "strange lights seen in the sky" having their source in Carlos Paz residents.

Ufologist Sergio Soria, who usually uploads images on sightings in the mountains, analyzed this photo and explained: "As you can see, this is a UFO flying in the proximity of Cerro de la Aerosilla with three lights on its structure."

[Note: Liliana Gómez posts a comment to the newspaper article with a correction: "It should be noted that I did not see an ALIEN SPACESHIP. It is an unidentified flying object that does not appear in my other images. Thank you!]

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Liliana Gómez]