Friday, December 12, 2008

Argentina: "UFOs Don't Pay Tolls"

Source: Grupo G.A.B.I.E. (Argentina)
Date: 12.12.08

Argentina: "UFOs Don't Pay Tolls"

Last week, we learned that a friend of ours had undergone a strange experience in his car as he headed toward the town of Pilar (Bs.As.) on personal business. Upon receiving information from this person, Ariel asked him to provide a brief summary of his experiences that afternoon in order that we might schedule a personal interview later on. This summary is transcribed verbatim:

Saturday 11.22.2008, 19:30 hs. -- "A luminous object was seen in the sky near the Pan American Highway and Route 197, in a northerly direction. The light moved at high speed but could be perfectly seen. It moved from West to East and could be compared to the reflection of the sun on a piece of glass. The size could not be determined and it left no wake. This light was first seen through the upper part of the car's windshield (not on the horizon). When I observed it, it flooded me with light."

During the interview, we were able to ascertain that the witness believes in the subject, but had never experienced anything similar in person. He is able to readily distinguish between a plane, a helicopter or another known flying object. The object in question came from the west (from the Roggero Reservoir?) and took less than a second to cross Alejandro's (the witness) visual frame, flying over the Pan-American Hwy. and giving off a powerful beam of silver light that hurt the witness's eyes. It was daylight with the sun visible in the distance. The sky was clear from the observer's position and there were distant clouds. Meteorites are dismissed as a possibility due to the absence of a wake.

Although the witness states that he does not know the object's elevation, we can say that the mere fact that it bathed him in light, and having it close enough to see it at 45 degrees (observation from the upper part of the windshield, aids the theory that the object was nearby and at a low altitude. Even though it was tremendously fast, small planes and jets are discarded due to the lack of approximation routes to local airports or air clubs (Torcuato and San Fernando)

(Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO).