Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Argentina: Curious Object Over the Argentinean Atlantic

Possible UFO Over the Argentinean Atlantic
By Hector Boetto

I spent a few days at the shore this February, specifically at Pinamar. To our friends from other countries who've probably never heard of this spot, it's located on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Buenos Aires, some 360 kilometers south of the capital. As with nearly the entire maritime littoral of the province, the beaches are wide and extend for many kilometers.

On February 5 [2009] the sky was overcast with low, grey and leaden clouds. We went to the end of the beach to a place known as La Frontera, containing dunes filled with small glyptodont fossils at floor level. Currently, with the fashion for driving ATVs, the entire dune area is being pounded incessantly by this rather absurd traffic, and the small fossils are being pulverized by this predatory tourism.

After surveying the area, going up and down the dunes, I approached the beach and began taking photos of the horizon. I had seen a vessel precisely on the line separating the sea from the sky, and wanted to take a few shots. Upon analyzing one of the photos much later on the computer, I came across a very interesting object in the sky. This is the first of three images. To see it more clearly, I clipped the image and enlarged it.

What strikes me is the speed of transformation and horizontal displacement of this object, bearing in mind that the three photos were taken in three seconds (an image per second) and the shape taken in this last photo.

There are several examples of objects that appear to display two lights or two luminous dots resembling lights. Objects having these characteristcs can be seen on the websites of our colleagues.

All that's missing is the technical information on the photos:

Date: February 5 2009
Time: 18 h, 40 min., 8 sec.

Camera: Nikon D300
Focal distance: 82mm (300 mm.zoom)
Sensitivity: 200 ISO
Shutter speed: 1/400
f: 5,6

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)