Friday, January 08, 2010

Argentina: Warm Weather Brings Out UFOs?

Source: 24CON and Grupo G.A.B.I.E
Date: 01.06.10

Argentina: Warm Weather Brings Out UFOs?

The existence or non-existence of UFOs is a captivating subject for anyone. Some claim having seen them in the skies, up close and personal. Others claim having taken chance photographs during any time of the year. However, experts claim that summer is more prone to reports of sightings, and therefore, more cases could occur.

One such expert explained how the phenomenon comes about to 24Con. The first sighting of the year was in Vicente López.

This confirmation comes from Luis Burgos, director of the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO): “We make evaluations every year and we forecast what may occur statistically, according to past performance,” he said, adding that the phenomenon changed over time, as a greater number of cases were reported in the ‘60s and ‘70s, although this was corrected in recent times.

437 reports were recorded in 2009, although according to Burgos, not all of these were “positive” –- “We noticed that the numbers went down as of October. Then we get ourselves together and start alerting people for a re-emergence from January to March,” he said.

There is an explanation for the greater visibility of UFOs during this time of the year. “It could be that there’s increasingly more tourism in regions that were previously undeveloped, and that people have greater technological means, such as digital and video cameras, which generates a greater number of sightings. It’s proportional.”

It should be noted that many such apparitions are known as “phantom UFOs”, as they are taken by people who had no intention to seek them out. In other words, objects appear in the sky by chance once the image has been developed.

While we are only six days into the year, Argentina has allegedly had its first sighting. It was taken by a woman in [the town] of Vicente Lopez, who was taking photos of an airliner from a terrace in her home and was startled to see a UFO appearing at the side of the craft. Either believe it, or bust.

(Translation (c) 2010, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Grupo G.A.B.I.E)