Monday, April 14, 2008

Argentina: The Malargue UFO

Source: Luis Burgos, FAO
Date: 04.03.08


Sighting, Photos and Analysis

FĂ©lix Fernandez, Omar Gonzalez and Virgilio Moreno, workers at the Direccion Provincial de Vialidad (Provincial Highway Authority) were returing from La Junta toward the city of Malargue in the south of the province of Mendoza after having worked on some machinery. As they journey elapsed, Fernandez took pictures of the landscape with his cell phone (of which no data is available to this day). At 18:50 hours, a strange flying object - disk shaped -- appeared out of nowhere and maneuvered in front of the sun and the witnesses. It flew over the area for 15 minutes until standing still for a moment and losing itself toward the west in the El Chacal region. This allowed several photos to be taken of it. The episode was retold by Fernandez himself on Alvear's Radio 1 and recently reached the media. Analyses performed by our specialist, Jorge Luis Figueiras, show a typical solid "saucer" shape with interesting contours and edges, similar to the ones photographed with cellphones at El Chocon and Santiago del Estero, both in 2008.