Monday, January 22, 2007

Argentina: Lights over La Pampa

DATE: 01.13.07

** A report from Raul Oscar Chaves**

As has been occurring in recent times, sightings of strange lights over La Pampa have gone on to become a daily event.

On January 12, 2007, between 22:00 and 23:00 hours, four lights were seen over Santa Rosa. After increasing their size suddenly, reaching dimensions roughly 4 times the size of Venus, they would gradually diminish until disappearing altogether.

Three of them were detected some 45 degrees to the East on radial 090 in a South/North direction, being seen at their greatest splendor in some 15 seconds, with a 15-20 minute interval between sightings.The fourth luminosity was detected on radial 035, some 45 degrees over the horizon, with a SSE - NNW direction, remaining visible for some 10 seconds before gradually disappearing.

Five witnesses agreed that the colors of these lights fluctuated between yellow, blue, fluorescent green and amber. Moreover, residents of the "El Guanaco" ranch located in the wilderness of the same name, some 35 km north of Santa Rosa saw at 23:00 that same evening the transit of a green, blue and white light from East to West.

This light had a "sort of tail..." from which "...four lesser lights, white in color..." broke off slowly and progressively. The witnesses stressed that they looked like "the windows of a bus," stressing the unusual nature of the phenomenon. While it is possible to see lights in this area, they have never had the size and intensity detected in this case.

In recent times, these events have become frequent and detected all across the geography of the Pampas.

(translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU.)

Mexico: Airliner Crew Observes UFO

Date: January 15,2007
Mexican Airliner Crew Observes UFO

Flight engineer Loe Gonzalez informed researcher Alfonso Salazar of the observation of an unidentified lying object during a domestic flight between the city of Villahermosa (Tabasco) and Mexico City, adding that the probable UFO irradiated a very powerful white light.

He indicated that the pilot, the first officer and himself were witnesses to the sighting from the cockpit of their Boeing 737-200, registration XA-MAF.

According to their account, the object flew alongside the aircraft, placing itself some 1500 meters to the left of the airliner.

The crew lost the UFO from sight when it flew at high speed along the vicinity of the Popocatepetl Volcano, entering a dense cloud bank.

The witness does not remember the exact date of the sighting, estimating that it took place between the months of September-October, 2006. He specified that it occurred shortly after taking off from Villahermosa, roughly around 6:50 p.m.

"It wasn't picked up on the Ticas radar, a situation indicating that it wasn't another airplane, aside from the impressive speed at which it peeled away from the airliner," explains Alfonso Salazar, adding that he has it on the best authority that some pilots are currently traveling with their own cameras or camcorders in order to pick up these unexplained aerial phenomena.

(translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid and Alfonso Salazar).

Argentina: Luminous Object Over Santa Isabel

DATE: 01.15.07

** A report from Raul Oscar Chaves **

Luis Alberto Lopez, 41, lives in Santa Isabel, a Pampean community located some 300 km west of Santa Rosa and carries out rural duties at the La Loma Alta ranch near that town, in a region known as La Puntilla.

In mid December 2006, being alone in the field and due to the intense summer heat, he decided to sleep outdoors, in the backyard of his house. At 0200 hrs. he heard the whining of his dog, sleeping nearby, and subsequently heard the sounds made by the remaining animals, prompting him to wake up immediately.

It was at that moment, still in the bed on which he rested, that he saw with certain fear and considerable astonishment, the flight of a luminous UFO over the animal pens located near the house. The object had three lights around it - one white, another yellow and another blue "...shifting toward purple". The luminous object, which did not fly over the house but managed to flood it with light, projected an intense white light over an area of approximately 50 meters, issuing " almost imperceptible whistling sound, like that of a wire in the wind," but no buzzing sounds whatsoever. "The silence was almost complete."

Lopez went on to say that: "...the light moved over the animal pens, lighting them from an altitude calculated at some 50/80 meters," moving at a given time to some 200 meters from the house, "where it remained static, suspended in the air" for an estimated three minutes before suddenly vanishing toward the north of the location.

This semi-arid area is thinly populated and the presence of aircraft, or fly-overs of any kind, are not customary. Lopez believes that this circumstance is of great importance when stating that the light he saw was indeed a UFO, as in his area, sightings of these are indeed customary.

(translation (c) 2007, S. Corrales, IHU.)

Argentina: Police Searches for Strange Object

Source: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno (Salta)
Date: 01.19.07


*** Rosario de Lerma and Chicoana / Numerous witnesses say it was a "fireball"***
*** Area combed for 6 hours in the El Puyil wilderness, but nightfall brought operations to a close***

Personnel from the sheriffs' offices of Campo Quijano and Rosario de Lerma were looking - until 20:00 hours yesterday-- for an unidentified flying object (UFO) that allegedly fell in the mountains to the west of Rosario de Lima and Chicoana, in a wilderness known as El Puyil.

Research activities began around 10:30 the day before, when a woman identified as Beatriz Prieto nervously reported that "a fireball, looking like an airplane in flames, fell into the hills."

Her call was soon joined by dozens of others reporting the same, adding that "whatever it was, it caused a great explosion when it came into contact with the ground."

Victor Copa, sheriff inspector and chief of Provincial Police Regional Unit 1, told El Tribuno that judging from the accounts " all of this indicates that whatever it was fell to earth from space, impacting the jungle mountain ranges to the West of the Departments of Chicoana and Rosario de Lerma, where the search was concentrated."

Sources with the Direccion de Aviacion Civil and spokespersons of the Argentinean Air Force in the "Martin Miguel de Guemes" airport at El Aybal dismissed the possibility that an aircraft could have been in flight over the area at the time. "We have no flights recorded. There are no reports of missing planes or anything similar."

Nonetheless, given the avalanche of phone calls and the certainty that "something" crashed at El Puyil, the state aeronautics entity sent a small plane to fly over the area, although the effort was fruitless: the hills were covered by dense low fog.

Dardo Gustavo Tolaba, head of the Chicoana deputy sheriff's office, said: "We carried out a surface inspection and observation with binoculars, but with no results due to poor visibility. What's strange is that neither smoke nor land disturbance were observed. It's clear that there was some strange phenomenon [at work]," said the officer.

Moreover, the police sent a group of expeditionaries to Corralito in Rosario de Lerma, where there were numerous accounts from locals concerning the event. The team was made up of 20 members of the Mounted Police, Canine and High-Risk Operations Group (GOPAR), who combed the area for six hours until nightfall. Tasks will begin at dawn once more.

Senior sub-officer Osvaldo Mejia, Air Force officer of the day at the Salta Airport, stated that "we recorded all of the flights that were supposed to fly over the area, including international ones, and all of them reached their destinations. There was no contact with the control towers and a search of air club records shows no missing planes. " The Salta Airport lacks a radar, and for this reason each flight must present its flight plan before take-off, showing the route and altitude to be maintained during its flight.

The strange situation was double-checked with the Cordoba radar, which also records airplane movements over the area where the crash occurred. No anomalies were detected.

(translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)

Colombia: UFO over Nobsa (Boyacá)

DATE: 01.20.07


Some locals claim that the objects had lights, were shiny and changed colors. An expert cautions that they weren't terrestrial.

Jose Guio, a plastic arts instructor whose workshop is in Dich�, in Nobsa (Boyac�) was taking photos of the sky at 4:30 pm on December 31, 2006 when his eyes fell upon an elliptical object like an (American rules) football, crossing the sky.

It was easy for Guio to focus on it with his camera lens. Accoridng to him, it floated in a single place for 40 minutes and then moved slowly toward a mountain known as Cruz de Aranda.

Guio's eyes weren't the only one to see a UFO over the municipality's airspace.

Ramiro Barragan, the town mayor said that he had seen two figures similar to the one described by the teacher "suspended in the air" on January 7.

He was at a vineyard located at Puntalarga at 3:30 p.m., and was able to see through binoculars that the object changed colors. It shifted from yellow to black to white. Adolfo Z�rate, former secretary of Development for Nobsa, was another witness. "It spun on its axis and was orange-colored. Then another object showed up," said Zarate.

On January 7, the alleged UFOs also flew over the Duitama bullring near Nobsa. Several fans of the "corrida" at the local fair saw 3 glowing objects in the sky.

Alvaro Bonilla, a member of Contacto Ovni Colombia - an organization devoted to this phenomenon - traveled to Nobsa to collect information and after analyzing the photos claimed that they were non-terrestrial objects. "This is evident from their characteristics and the way they flew."

This could perhaps have something to do with an alleged magnetic power concentrated in the region's mountains. According to Jaime Vianch, an Nobsa historian, a team of engineers climbed Cerro Gavilan five years ago, next to Cruz de Aranda (where the majority of the objects have been seen) and the compasses they carried with them went haywire. Rafael Garcia, an official with Ingeominas, added that there are no reports to certify this theory.

For the time being, the residents of Nobsa are happy that their municipality, aside from tourists, is also visited by ETs.

(translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Alex Sender)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Argentina: Expedition Seeks to Recover Crashed UFO

SOURCE: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno

DATE: 01.06.07


***It is among the most mysterious and well-known phenomena of its kind***

***An answer is sought for an event that caused a stir but was never explained. Civil aviation pilot Tony Galvano, an eyewitness to the event, will head the mission to Sierras Coloradas in Anta***

An expedition with the purpose of recovering the large unidentified flying object (UFO) that allegedly fell in the rainforested area of Anta in Sierras Coloradas on August 17, 1995, and which caused interest among the domestic and foreign press at the time, is being prepared by a team of Argentinean and Brazilian researchers.

The organizers of this excursion are civil aviation pilot from[the town of] Joaquin V. Gonzalez, Tony Galvano; journalist, cameraman and mountain climber Antonio Zuleta and Brazilian mathematician and physicist Eduard Gauche, full professor at the Universidad do Desenvolvimento do Estado de Santa Catarina.

Galvano was one of the story's main protagonists, as when the event took place, he immediately boarded one of his crop dusters and began an unsuccessful search for the object. Over the course of 15 days he experienced a succession of events as fantastic as they were frightening, worthy of a sci-fi thriller, including the collision of his own aircraft against a mountainside following a failure that he is unable to explain to this very day.

In the meantime, Zuleta has become famous - as attested by hundreds of internet pages that reproduce his findings and photographs - as a result of having recorded impressive images of luminous objects of varying shapes, sizes and colors flying over the Valles Chalchaquies region.

Gauche, the Brazilian, thanks to Zuleta's videos and photo plates, has become a fan of the area due to the recurrence of sightings and says "there is evidently something there that attracts whoever or whatever is behind these UFOs. I tend to believe," he speculated, "that this is due to the large number of radioactive mineral deposits and rare earths in the Puna region."

The resident of Santa Catarina has come every year for the past five years with the avowed purpose of finding answers to the UFO enigma. The expedition members are planning to initiate their search in the dry season � between the fall and winter of this year -- accompanied by a group of mountaineers trained in survival, trekking and rappelling, due to the fact that the Sierras Coloradas, some 60 kilometers southwest of J.V. Gonzalez are steep, covered by a nearly impenetrable foliage, with dangerous wild boar packs. The terrain is exceedingly rough, plagued by chasms and crevasses.

Galvano�s Story

According to Galvano, the UFO crash occurred on August 17, 1995 at 13:45 hrs. on a sunny, cloudless day with excellent visibility. And his story is extraordinary: "It was," he says "a sort of flying saucer measuring approximately 250 meters in diameter of a bright metallic color. It flew swiftly from North to south and was followed by two other objects-- probably missiles-- that impacted against it. There are thousands of witnesses who saw this and there are even photographs of the case.

"The object did not disintegrate; rather it began fail and plummeted to the ground. Moments later a powerful explosion was heard, followed by an intense seismic movement that was felt in a 300 km radius. Residents of Gonzalez took to the streets, along with townspeople from El Galpon, Coronel Olleros, El Quebrachal, Gaona and other communities. Scenes of panic took place.

"After a while, a column of dense black smoke rose into the sky. It was impressive. I had never seen anything like it. It gave the impression of being solid because it did not let a single ray of light through it. I ran toward the airstrip, got on my ultralight FlyStar airplane, took off and went to investigate. Below I could see people in the streets and fields transfixed by what had occurred. I flew and flew, but couldn�t find the point of impact. Visibility was poor due to the smoke, which had extended for many kilometers, and I had to turn back," he says.

The Expeditions

Galvano becomes excited when he recalls his experience. "
That same afternoon, radio broadcasts did not stop repeating citizen reports on the events. Everyone gave their own account while demanding explanations at the same time. I met with Irma Caro, who was the intendant at the time, and she authorized me to organize a search patrol with the purpose of solving the mystery of the UFO allegedly struck by two missiles. We covered large expanses of terrain to no avail.

"Two days later I boarded my plane again and started looking. Suddenly, on an esplanade on top of a sort of plateau, I saw something strange: there was an impact print measuring some 5 kilometers long by 600 meters wide, where the effect of the friction heat produced by a giant, heavy object could still be seen. I swooped down low and was impressed. The trees in that area, largely red quebrachos and algarrobos, had been thrown out of the recently made furrow, whose bed presented a shiny white powder, as though it was aluminum turned into talc. The remainder of the tree trunks at the perimeter of the furrow and nearby trees had strange injuries: it seemed as though they had been sprayed with acid. Suddenly, my aircraft began to malfunction. The motor appeared to be about to stall, I lost altitude and I readied my beloved Flystar for impact. I was battered but otherwise unhurt. Once on the ground, I held the strange dust in my hands; I'd never seen anything like it.

"It was subsequently analyzed at the University of La Plata because I sent them samples, and they gave me an unexpected result: it was a potassium compound with a 98% purity, not found on this planet. The remaining 2% was unknown material. The imprint on the ground ended in a cliff and below there were crevasses and ravines covered in dense jungle vegetation, but nothing more could be seen. We continued investigating the matter for days, without any luck," he added.

The Men in Black Appear

Galvano, the witnessed to an event that he will never forget, stated that 15 days after the events �even stranger things began to occur: armed characters dressed in black, traveling in 4x4s and all terrain motorcycles turned up. They took over the search and the investigation. They wouldn�t speak to one day, and us one of them asked me to drop the entire matter. He was Argentinean and his words were inscribed in my mind with letters of fire: "Forget it, Galvano, what's coming down is very heavy," he warned.

After that, I started to receive nocturnal phone calls with silence at the other end of the line. The pressure was such that I accepted the advice of the mysterious compatriot who made up the "men in black" team and I moved from Joaquin V. Gonzalez for a few years. All I know today is that those people found nothing. Up to two years ago it was still possible to see them around, although at a minimal scale."

The pilot from Gonzalez, despite the passing of time, does not want to give up on his adventure and believes that together with his friends, he will succeed in unveiling the mystery of this strange day that changed his life.

(translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO and Jose Antonio Abarzua)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Argentina: A UFO over Sierra de la Ventana

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 12.26.06

ARGENTINA: A UFO over Sierra de la Ventana (Buenos Aires, November 2006)
By Guillermo Gimenez

This new case involving a photo of a chance UFO was recorded on November 2006 at the locality of Sierra de la Ventana, Province of Buenos Aires, located some 320 km from the city of Necochea, Argentina.

Alicia Darvrieux of the city of Trelew, Province of Chubut, phoned this researcher to say that during her return trip from the city of Buenos Aires to the Argentinean south, photos were taken at the community of Sierra de la Ventana and one of them, taken by her father of her mother and an aunt next to a vehicle in which they traveled, show a disk-shaped object that went unseen by any of the tourists.

The event took place on November 21, 2006 between 15:00 and 16:00 hours and the instrument employed was a Canon A530, 5Mpx camera (the photo taken was at 3 mpx) in Auto mode.

An object can be clearly seen flying at low altitude, flying at high speed over the site. It has the shape of two superimposed plates and one or two types of extremities, or something similar, can be observed its lower section.

The studies conducted dismissed the possibility of fraud and we can say that it is no commercial or private airliner or a bird. It is without a doubt a strange object of the type known as UFO, flying over Sierra de la Ventana and accidentally photographed by a family from southern Argentina.

(translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, IHU)

Mexico: UFO over Chiquihuite Hill

UFO Reports from Mexico, December 23-24, 2006

by Ana Luisa Cid

23 December 2006

On this date, at 4:55 p.m., I saw an object in the sky that headed rapidly toward Chiquihuite Hill to the North of Mexico City.

At first I considered the possibility that it could be a balloon. However, I dismissed this option when I saw the object make an abrupt stop and remain static near the left slope of the mountain, presenting a shape different from the original one.

24 December 2006

A video similar to the previous one was recorded by Mr. Carlos Rodriguez Lopez on December 24 at 3:11 p.m.

According to the eyewitness, the object remained static at an elevation of approximately 50 meters over the right slope of Chiquihuite Hill. It subsequently descended into the vegetation and an hour later, headed toward the rear of the hill.

It should be noted that in this case the object also presented changes in its shape.


Profra. Ana Luisa Cid

Mexico: Airline Crew Sees UFO


According to a report received from researcher Alfonso Salazar, on December 23, 2006 the crew of a Magnicharter flight between Los Cabos and Mexico City witnessed the maneuvres of an unidentified flying object (UFO) at 8:30 p.m., as reported by flight engineer Angel Torres Arenas.

The witness described a luminous UFO giving off orange, green and blue lights, flying at an altitude greater than the aircraft's cruising altitude, placing it at 22,000 feet. He added that the probable UFO accompanied the aircraft through its entire route and that the crew was fully aware that it was an unidentified craft. As an additional item of information, he noted that the airliner was a Boeing 737-200, registration XA-MAE.

(translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid and Alfonso Salazar)