Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mexico: Alleged UFO Recorded Before an Earthquake

Source: Nuevo Diario Web (Santiago del Estero, Argentina)
Date: 04.29.14

Mexico: Alleged UFO Recorded Before an Earthquake

*** Video is making the rounds of social media, creating a heated debate among Internet users ***

MEXICO - The alleged presence of a UFO moments before an earthquake has given rise to suspicion and debates online. The video, recorded on April 18, has created two antagonistic lines of thought.

On one hand there are those who believe in the authenticity of the images and who seek explanations that cause a relationship between both facts; on the other, there are skeptics who claim it is some sort of fraud or seek another kind of explanation.

According to YouTuber jmhz71, the video was recorded in San Juan Ixtacala, Mexico City.

VIDEO AT:http://youtu.be/uW38aYZfT9U

0:00 - 0:12 Music plays in background and indistinct conversation]
Woman: What is that thing?
Man: Hold on, I've got it.
Woman: It turned on a light, did you see?
2nd Woman:No, it was the sun.
Woman: Look, it's turning on a bulb now.
2nd Woman: Look, look, look...
[dog whines in background]
Woman: What is that?
2nd Woman: Golly...
[0:39 - doorbell rings, dog barks]
Woman: Open the door.
Man: [indistinct remark]

(Translation (c)2014 S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)

[Video transcription by Scott Corrales

UPDATE: Analist Leopoldo Zambrano explains that the object seen in this video is merely "un globo princeso" (a balloon shaped like a fairy tale princess castle) and has provided us with a link to César Buenrrostro's video which contrasts the balloon and the strange object in detail:http://youtu.be/HPc4v10yCPE. It is further argued that the source of light is actually sunlight reflecting off the mylar surface of the inflatable object.

Monday, April 28, 2014

On The Trail of the Men in Black

On The Trail of the Men in Black
By Scott Corrales

INEXPLICATA Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez has reminded us of a case that can be described as a “doubleheader” of high strangeness – a UFO sighting involving humanoid occupant with a bubble helmet (straight out of the contactee tradition) and follow-up visit by the nefarious MIB.

In his article “Los Hombres de Negro en la Argentina” Giménez brings up the Dique La Florida CE-3 (4 February 1978) which occurred in the province of San Luis, involving a staggering total of six eyewitnesses: Manuel M. Alvarez, Regino S. Perroni, Pedro R. Sosa, Ramón A. Sosa, Genaro Sosa and Jacinto E. Lucero, employees of the Provincial Bank of San Luis, the Department of the Interior, the San José Ceramic Factory and Aerolíneas Argentinas, respectively.

Their statement, as it appears in the article, runs as follows: “At approximately 4:45 hours on 4 February 1978, some 100 meters from where the facilities of the La Florida Club Yacht and Fishing Club are located, they saw a UFO surrounded by a phosphorescent halo of light, a vessel suspended in the air at an approximate elevation of 4 meters over the ground, from which a small ladder emerged, allowing the descent of a being of human appearance, dressed in a scaly, shiny and form-fitting silver outfit. On its head it wore a transparent helmet that allowed for its face and blond hair to be seen; it smiled and gestured with its hand. Immediately after, the vessel in question took off in a northward heading, leaving behind a flash of light in the shape of a semi-circle.” This, Giménez notes, represents the third point in the official report prepared by the provincial police and signed by Lt.Col. Raúl Benjamin López, who represented not only the provincial police force, but the Argentinean army as well.

The Dique La Florida case was also the subject of painstaking research by Fabio Zerpa and his ONIFE group. Their report adds further details on the humanoid. “The smiling stranger placed his hands (gloved in some sort of mittens) palms outstretched and upturned in a characteristic gesture of friendship and a lotus position (lotus flower). We considered it to a universal gesture of giving. After making this gesture, he turned around, ascended the ladder and re-entered the device. The ladder was lifted into the craft, and the hole that had opened to let it out was shut.”

Another interesting detail has come to light about this CE-3. The UFO occupant had held a container in his hands, described as “a thermos”, which was later found during an investigation of the site. In a recent podcast (“Testimonio ovni en Dique La Florida, San Luis en 1978 - http://www.ivoox.com/testimonio-ovni-dique-florida-san-luis-audios-mp3_rf_1595975_1.html) researchers Jorge Marrón and Daniel Valverdi described the tube as being “completely transparent like acrylic, some five centimeters thick, with a handle, and containing a liquid.”

Officers at the police station tried to pry it open, hoping to ascertain the nature of the fluid, and succeeded in opening it. The liquid, however, evaporated upon making contact with the air, thwarting any hopes of an analysis. The empty container was forwarded to the University of Córdoba for further study, but its subsequent whereabouts are unknown (although NASA is jokingly suggested as a possibility by the researchers).

Any CE-3 event is noteworthy on its own merits (being rare as hens’ teeth nowadays) but this one brought the added bonus of the disturbing presence of the Men in Black.

“Researchers, former police officers like Mr. Hugo Quiroga,” writes Giménez, “and city residents observed and were alarmed by the “movements” of these strange characters (male and female) who headed to the sighting area to examine the impressions left on the ground and collect information on the witnesses themselves. Even the owner of the Hotel El Volcán was surprised by the antics of these characters. The [Dique La Florida] incident was of worldwide importance due to the investigations made and the quality of the witnesses, including the physical evidence on the ground and the presence of military and police forces in the investigation, making known the first official report on the steps taken by a UFOnaut on our planet.

What attracted me to the article was the mention of a somewhat forgotten author who was, at the time, one of the great saucer writers of Spanish-speaking world: Luis Anglada Font, whose books included information which, while anecdotal, was nonetheless disturbing. His research has formed part of my own articles. But this is what Guillermo has to say:

“I have found in my files more [MIB] cases occurring in Argentina. Perhaps one of the first deaths was the mysterious passing of Luis Anglada Font, author of “La Realidad OVNI a traves de los siglos” (UFO reality over the centuries) who was visited in Buenos Aires by a man wearing dark clothing, asking him to abandon research and, of course, to refrain from writing or publishing further books on the subject.

“The author, a former military pilot and passionate UFO researcher in Europe, was among the witnesses to the infamous Foo Fighters that were so common during the Second World War. Anglada believed UFOs were “a critical issue for humanity.”

“Shortly after the visit, Font experienced a physical breakdown that caused his death in Argentina, his adopted country, in the late 1970s. I looked into these events in person, interviewed fellow researchers, contacted his publisher, and all the information confirmed the tragic facts…and “their” visits to his home.”

Anglada Font’s death (the exact condition is not mentioned) can be added to the roster of other researchers who found it necessary to put the brakes on their involvement in ufology, either out of physical fear of these suspicious characters or that they might make good on their threats, causing harm to loved ones. Though the cases and sources are disputed by some nowadays, the visceral chill evoked by books such as Brad Steiger’s New UFO Breakthrough, Albert Bender’s The Three Men in Black and the passages devoted to MIB in John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecies is undeniable.

But more on Guillermo Giménez’s article:

“Another of event involved a young professional researcher in the Province of Buenos Aires. It was around 1983-1984 when some mysterious letters arrived in his mailbox “inviting” him to leave UFO research. He was also advised of future UFO sightings in the Argentine Republic which would later come to pass, much to this researcher’s astonishment. When an effort was made to find the source of the letters, it proved impossible, given that the sender’s address in the city of Rosario (Santa Fe) did not exist.

“After that, he was plagued by strange and incessant telephone calls, strange noises, and open or misdirected correspondence, mainly from important ufologists and research centers (GEPAN in France, Spain, Mexico, the U.S.A. and Russia). Technicians from the ENTEL phone company reported to the scene and found everything was in order.

“One fine day, this colleague (who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons) suffered a car accident shortly after seeing “a man dressed in black” on the corner of the street on which he lived. The figure was average in height, sinister-looking and its gaze caused the ufologist to feel “a tingling sensation all over his body.”

“When he stepped out of his car, he realized there was no longer anyone standing there. The date was Tuesday, 19 June 1984. For many years, our colleague stepped away from research, realizing these threats could easily become real.”

Other episodes involving threats by MIB to Argentinean researchers are mentioned: The 1976 incident involving Oscar Akerman of Buenos Aires, who was also “invited” to cease his research endeavors by strange characters; threats leveled against member of the ONIFE organization in 1978, the theft of UFO documentation in 1973 which even attracted the attention of the Argentinean Federal police; visits to author Hector Antonio Picco in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal and Cordoba in 1978, 1989 and 1994, respectively.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Argentina: UFO Flies Over the San Lorenzo Stadium

Source: DiarioVeloz.com 24/7 (Argentina)
Date: 04.22.2014

Argentina: UFO Flies Over the San Lorenzo Stadium

Video shows the moment in which a strange light appears over the stadium during the game against Botafogo.

The strange episode took place at el Nuevo Gasometro during the last game against Botafogo for the Libertadores de America Cup, ending in a 3-0 victory by San Lorenzo.

The video shows a strange light making unusual maneuvers in the sky of Bajo Flores. The recording with the unidentified flying obejct was published on YouTube.

Could it be a UFO?

WATCH THE VIDEO AT: http://youtu.be/qwSU2ztoYDI

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Argentina: Wedding Drone Mistaken for UFO

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 04.19.2014

Argentina: Wedding Drone Mistaken for UFO
By Viviana Pastor

Drone mistaken for UFO – recorded, uploaded to social media and even published in some newspapers, but what witnesses took for a flying saucer flying over 25 de Mayo Square was in fact a modern device transmitting images from a wedding.

All it took was a momentary glance at the darkened skies over 25 de Mayo Square and capturing a luminous object moving unusually on a cellphone. It was easy to believe it was a UFO, and once uploaded to social media, the communications media did not hesitate to echo the “extraterrestrial visit” to the center of San Juan (Argentina).

But the strange flying object was indeed identified: It was one of the drones – a small unmanned aerial vehicle – flown by Gustavo Salgado’s company, used to take aerial shots of a wedding held at the Gran Hotel Provincial.

“It was quite a novelty. People froze when they saw the images, because they thought it was a pre-recorded video. They went from viewing the panoramic shot of the cathedral and the square to see the couple dancing. The drone did not vanish, [as seen] by the people who mistook it for a UFO. Rather, it landed on the hotel terrace,” explained Salgado.

What Salgado did on Saturday the 12th was a controlled flight involving a camera-equipped drone and a special GPS system that directs it where to go, what altitude to maintain, where to turn and all other maneuvers. The device did a panoramic shot of 25 de Mayo Square and then landed at a hotel while the images were broadcast live.

GLS Productions – www.glspro.com.ar – specializes in bringing peak technology to social events. “I’m always looking for what’s new. I got started 4 years ago in aerial imagery. I received consulting in Buenos Aires and in San Juan, and for a long time I learned from those who were my pilots. I bought my “gadgets”, created a fleet and learned how to fly them,” Salgado notes. Today, the company has two drones with six engines, hexacopters and one quadracopter, all of them with multiple rotors and remotely controlled. They are outfitted with the latest GPS technology, including gimbals that stabilize the vehicle, with GoPro or Sony cameras attached to them to transmit images.

The smallest of these flying gadgets costs around $40,000. Add to this the insurance to be taken out, since a risk factor exists. But the results are startling, since they manage to obtain images from completely unfamiliar angles and in HD (High Definition).


[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Viviana Pastor]

Spain: Space Junk or UFO? Anomaly in the Skies Over Ibiza

Source: Diario de Coahuila (Mexico)
Date: 04.21.2014

Spain: Space Junk or UFO? Anomaly in the Skies Over Ibiza

A flaming object falling to earth, seen in the skies over Ibiza, has mystified local residents with an assortment of hypotheses ranging from meteorites to space junk.

According to Diario de Ibiza, whose website (www.diariodeibiza.es) presents a video of the phenomenon seen last Wednesday, also includes a missile launch among the possible alternatives.

The amateur recording shows a white, luminous body crossing the skies before vanishing behind a mountain without any signs of an explosion. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Defense, after watching the video, dismissed the likelihood of a military device, suggesting that it might be a fragment of a space vehicle or section broken off a launcher as it re-entered the atmosphere.

Members of the Agrupación Astronómica de Eivissa, quoted by the source, discarded the meteorite hypothesis, due to the object's vertex, leaning toward the possibility of a manmade device.

Ignacio de la Cueva, a member of this organization, reported that the telescope at Cala d'Hort had also captured the phenomenon and detected an odd trajectory, as the object changed course, which could only be explained if it was self-propelled.

Experts are confident that other Spanish observatories detected the unidentified flying object to triangulate it and learn more about its size, altitude and possible crash site.

VIDEO: http://www.diariodeibiza.es/pitiuses-balears/2014/04/20/misterio-cielo-ibiza/688997.html

[Translation (c) S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO]

Argentina: Resident of 8 de Abril Videotapes an Alleged UFO

Source: Diario Panorama (Argentina)
Date: 04.22.2014

Argentina: Resident of 8 de Abril Records an Alleged UFO

The youth claims having recorded it on Monday afternoon from a home in 8 de Abril.

Luis Gómez, a resident of the 8 de Abril neighborhood, was home in the afternoon when he suddenly "lifed his eyes skyward and saw a black circle suspended in the air, resembling the outline of a craft, moving slowly for two minutes before disappearing."

Without hesitation, he went indoors to fetch his camcorder and managed to video sequences of the alleged UFO.

"It's clearly a flying saucer. Despite having given the camera a lot of zoom (sic) you can tell it's a UFO. I recorded it around 18:15 hours toward the southeast. I enjoyed it. It was a lovely image," said Luis Gomez to Diario Panorama.

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spain: The F.A. Case (Mérida, Badajoz) 25 December 1976

Spain: The F.A. Case (Mérida, Badajoz) 25 December 1976
By Pedro María Fernández

The case I am going to discuss below has had to wait over twenty years before coming to light. Its protagonist, F.A. (we can only provide his initials at his own request) is a professor of Beaux Arts in the city of Mérida and at no time agreed to have anything published until the day he died.

F.A., who was 46 years old at the time, was in the company of two young students – 16 and 17 respectively – at ten o’clock in the morning of Saturday, 25 December 1976 only a few kilometers away from the city of Mérida near the Madrid-Cáceres railroad tracks. It was then that they became aware of a “strange patch of fog.”

The area consisted of a rectangle measuring some one hundred meters long by two meters tall at its center, although less high along its edges. It was located between some olive trees. The witnesses were engaged in illegal bird hunting using compressed air rifles. Upon seeing it, they were startled to see the “fog bank” moving toward them. Before they knew it, they were enveloped in it. It was so dense that they grew frightened, because they were almost unable to see each other despite their close proximity. They tried to move out of it, and moments later the “fog” abandoned them, the day becoming sunny once more. They continued hunting, remarking on the strangeness of the unusual phenomenon until noon, when the main witness asked the two young men to return home, as he was going to stay behind a little more.

He continued to walk until he sat on the ground beside a tree, feeling tired, rifle in hand. Moments later, he fell into a deep slumber.

At a given moment he half-opened his eyes, finding himself surrounded by a great darkness. He felt so tired, however, that he kept sleeping. This situation was abruptly interrupted when he felt a sharp pain on his left shoulder. He opened his eyes suddenly, seeing that it was nearly nighttime. He didn’t even have a chance to find out what the time was, since as a consequence of the pain he glanced to his left arm and was horrified to find a sort of “tentacle” holding him down. He tried to react, wondering if it was all a nightmare, making sure that he was resting against the same tree and unable to understand how night had fallen so quickly. He was then able to ascertain that something was in fact fastened around his arm. In self-defense, he tried to reach a nearby wire fence to hold on to and free himself from the “tentacle”. He let go of the rifle and touched the “thing” with his right hand, noting that it had a spongy feel to it. He had barely moved a few meters when he noticed a source of light to his right. When he looked, he saw it emanated from a dark, egg-shaped form resting on its side. The light revealed the outline of a slender “person”. Thoughts raced through his head; fear caused him to feel the hammering of blood at his temples and a sharp pain in his chest which caused him to black out.

When he came to, everything was confusion. He was in a broad room or apartment, lying on a stretcher or something similar. The first thing he saw was a lamp or something similar measuring two meters in diameter that issued a powerful white light. He rose slightly to have a better look, thinking it was a hospital room. He found himself surrounded by devices and lights with an ideal temperature and in absolute silence. A sort of compass attracted his attention, but it wasn’t a compass exactly, with numbers and signs unknown to him. The sound of voices with intervals of noise issued from the device, speaking in an unknown language. It seemed to give and receive orders at the same time. When it grew silent, a series of colored lights began turning on and off, some of the colors so unusual that they were hard to define, despite his command of artistic drawing.

He remained on the stretcher until he decided to get someone’s attention, which he repeated on several occasions. Moments later he heard a rather confused voice in Spanish saying: “…very easy now, we’ll look in on you shortly, don’t be frightened, easy now…” Silence reigned in the room for another eight to ten minutes, when a sliding door opened, allowing the entry of three individuals the witness took to be physicians. When they approached, he was stunned. Their appearance was so strange that he immediately realized the situation was abnormal and he was not in a hospital. Although he had never believed in it, laughing at those who told such stories, he was only able to think that he was aboard some sort of craft, and grew nervous thinking about what the ultimate outcome would be. The three beings were identical and approached him kindly. Only one of them, in fact, the nearest one, did the talking. They touched his forehead, face and part of his chest, took his pulse, applied a device connected to one of the walls on his chest. It was a very heavy object with a tiny screen looking toward him.

Following the examination, there was a mutual exchange of questions between the witness and the three beings. The questions ranged from the cause of their behavior toward Mr. F.A. to his behavior toward this captors, their possible origin, etc.

Some of these questions were not answered due to the intervention of the compass-like machine. At no time did the other two beings play a part in the conversation, acting as mere witnesses. They told him that from this moment onward, they would be able to contact him at any time, as they had placed “something” in his body to facilitate this task. Then something strange happened.

All of the lights went out, leaving the scene in darkness. Everything returned to normal shortly after. He was told that something had flown over them and it was necessary to “silence” their presence. He was then told that since he had recovered from the cause of his blackout (a heart attack), he could return outside once more. They accompanied him outside, and he was once again startled by the darkness of the surrounding countryside. As he moved away from the object, it began rising slightly from its horizontal position, like an egg resting on its side, to immediately become diagonal within four meters, taking off until it could only be seen as a dark spot that suddenly became bright, vanishing from view.

During this process, he only heard a sound similar to the buzzing of honeybees.

When he started to become aware of where he was, he found it was not far from where he’d fallen asleep. He tried to check the time, but the wristwatch had stopped, so he stumbled his way toward Mérida. Daylight was dawning by the time he reached his home. Relatives, alarmed by his disappearance, chided him for not advising them of his intention to return so late. When told the time, he deduced that he must have left the object around seven in the morning. Stunned and not listening to his relatives, and without eating breakfast, he said he was very tired and decided to lie down. He slept deeply and was awakened for lunch around two o’clock. Upon standing up, he screamed and fell to the ground. Seeing his condition, his family took him to the hospital, where it was believed he’d had an attack of gout. Subsequent examinations revealed a cardiac weakness and he was rushed to the city of Badajoz. After this stay, it was necessary to send him to the Puerta de Hierro Clinic in Madrid, where he was admitted with an abnormal clinical picture, falling into a coma and regaining sudden normality three days later. During the five subsequent years, and after having been placed on total disability, the source of his frequent and strange ailments was never determined.


During one of F.A.’s various stays in the Puerta de Hierro Clinic, it occurred that an x-ray of his right shoulder revealed the presence of a spherical shape that was classified as a “foreign body”.

“Dr. Y told me that they were going to extirpate it. The next morning, upon repeating the x-ray before the operation, the object had gone. The doctor ordered another x-ray, which he did himself, confirming the negative result of the preceding one. The object had mysteriously vanished. They had better luck with the big toe on my right foot, from which they extracted a small object like a pellet. They ask me if I knew where it came from. I said I didn’t. Then two gentlemen showed up and took it away, very surprised.”


F.A. also showed signs of radioactive contamination. Despite its low level, the witness was never able to explain its origin. During repeated examinations performed at the clinic, he was asked on several occasions about the possible cause of his maladies. F.A. never mentioned a thing about his incident.

“Today I’ve received three whistling sounds,” F.A. went on, “and that’s why I phoned you. During the first appointment, whenever I tried to tell you something I got a whistle. I know you left feeling disappointed, and probably thought ill of me. Now you know why. They told me that their craft was only to come here. They hailed from a bigger one, whose size and volume would blank out the sun. It was endowed with great speed. They are run by what we call computers and operate by thought. These machines make corrections and give advice. According to those beings, it would take us 50 years to reach their world. It would only take them a few hours. Inside the object they showed me a series of plants they had obtained through mixtures with other to promote their vitamin potential.”

“What looked like a compass – they said – had full control over the ship, to the point that it could self-destruct the vessel if a warlike decision was made. Before taking off, when the blackout occurred, they explained to me that there were objects in their path. When they took off, they turned on their lights and got in motion. What they knew of our language had been gleaned from radio stations.”
Logically, I asked them: “Why don’t you teach Earth people what you know?”
Then the machine told me: “Earth people are still not ready to receive us. If we do, we would unleash a warlike reaction, prompting us to retaliate and kill many innocents. We are finding the way to access your planet peacefully. You will act as a messenger, transmitting what we have told you.”


F.A. would undergo a true ordeal as from 27 December. For several years, before being declared disabled, he would be subjected to multiple procedures whose outcome was no clear source for his illnesses, some of which have been brought about by the treatment given to remedy initial symptoms.

As a summary of the bulging medical file, we shall remark upon the anecdotal account of the “phantom” encephalogram.

This was an encephalogram performed upon him, displaying utterly abnormal readings, giving the impression that there was no activity in F.A.’s brain at all. This was impossible, as his signs were the exact opposite. We would like to believe that its disappearance had little more significance than some specialist taking [the scan] away as a curiosity or else to prepare a report for a medical journal. The witness went from being a normal adult with some vision problems and signs of non-insulin dependent diabetes to suffering several heart attacks, and a palindromic syndrome of unknown etiology, contaminated by an unknown virus that affected his defenses, migratory rheumatism that caused him serious pain, states of shock causing his vital signs to flat line before being restored to full normalcy within forty-eight and seventy-six hours, as well as aberrant organic abnormalities such as a 45-day-old intestinal obstruction, putrid-looking, with a weight of ten kilograms.

The place on his arm where he complained about the pressure of the alleged tentacle left him a bilabial mark shaped like two half-beans. Whenever they turned from pink to purple, F.A. would phone the doctors to advise them that he would require hospitalization within a couple of days. Inexorably, all of his vital signs would drop during that time period.

It is necessary to stress a detail of a case that draws significant parallels to other abduction cases. In a personal letter from one of the doctors at Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Hospital in Badajoz, the witness is told: “If you could assist us by telling us what really happened to you, perhaps we could assist you more effectively, given that others have had symptoms similar to your own.”


The two people who collected the object extracted from his foot turned out to be an American doctor and a gentleman in civilian clothing, who the witness later learned was a military man. Both ordered his transfer to Arganda for further study. To date, and despite numerous requests by the witness and the researchers, the etiology of the small object was never made available to them.

What mechanism or mechanism caused the presence of these two persons during the surgical removal of the object and its subsequent analysis? Perhaps it was due to the fact of having been determined as contaminated by radiation, or to the story the witness told in his nightmares.

The witness claims that he never told the story to any of the doctors. These, however, in one instance, advised him not to publicize the strangeness of his maladies, as doing so might affect his pension.

F.A. was declared incurable four years after the event. In spite of this, his ordeal through the hospitals went on until he died. Due to his refusal to be hypnotized, many of the details that he himself was unable to remember have gone with him to the grave.


Initial contact with the witness was completely negative. During the encounter, F.A. did his best to test the interviewer, who considered him a hypochondriac suffering from an array of illnesses which had not been correctly diagnosed. At no time was there any discussion of anything related to strange phenomena.

Several months went before a second interview was held, in a rather unusual manner due to the time and urgency.

The time was ten o’clock at night and the witness was in a state of severe physical deterioration, to the evident alarm of his wife and adopted son. F.A. asked not to be disturbed, shutting the living room door. He then gave the interviewer, without a word, a group of typewritten pages and a binder filled with medical documents, asking him to photocopy these and return them, and urging him to read the pages, which the interviewer did with equal measures of duty and amazement. In these pages, he found an unusual story whose summary has been stated herein.

Next, and with allowing any time for surprise, the witness said: “I’m available to you know. I’m not feeling well. Tomorrow I shall be hospitalized again. Use your tape recorder and ask me anything you deem convenient.”

Over the course of a lengthy conversation, F.A. related all the details of his extraordinary adventure. The interview can be read in my book Los Visitantes Desconocidos (The Unknown Visitors)

Source: Misterios del Hombre y del Universo

[Translation © 2014, Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mexico: Strange Lights Over the Yucatan Peninsula

Source: Planeta UFO and SIPSE
Date: April 11, 2014

Mexico: Strange Lights Over the Yucatan Peninsula
By Jorge Moreno, SIPSE

Jose Peña of Valladolid reports an alleged UFO sighting that was apparently confirmed by residents from nearby towns.

MERIDA, Yucatan – Jose Peña Sosa of the city of Valladolid sent us a report on a UFO sighting from “la Sultana de Oriented.” What is interesting about the case is that subsequently, others in nearby communities (Ebtún and Cuncunul) also reported similar events, leading one to think that it is the same object.

Pena Sosa notes: “We saw some lights here in the city of Valladolid, specifically at the Claudio Alcocer Sports Facility where friends get together to train, and on several occasions we have seen a light that suddenly appears and flies slowly, sometimes in a north-south and west-southeast direction.”

He adds: “I’m telling you this, cause west-to-east and vice versa is a corridor frequently traversed by aircraft taking off from Cancún, but the blinking lights and noise made by these aircraft is unmistakable. The luminous object we have observed gives the impression of “turning off”, so to speak, and then lighting up again.

“This has been seen by several people. The last time we even had an electronics technician who works at the Televisa repeater, and upon seeing it, said it was either a satellite or the International Space Station. Several of those present, however, didn’t believe him because his statement lacked logic. These sightings, while not daily, are observed at least 3 times a month. They used to be more frequent, before there were lights at the sports track, making it easier to look at the sky and discover any anomalies.

“On Monday, 20 March at around 7:45 p.m., upon leaving the sports center, a colleague and I saw what appeared at first blush to be a paper balloon, the type released at fairs, but looking at it closely, we could see that it was a bright yellow light moving in a straight, steady line from east to west, making it difficult for it to be a balloon. If you’ve ever seen one, you know that they wobble as they take off and then catch fire, and are carried in the direction of the wind, which blew from south-to-north that day. I know this because I always notice the wind direction when I’m running, as it affects my time,” he explained.

“The next day, at around 8:15 at night, reaching the house where I live in the San Juan district, as I drove uphill along a street I saw a round, reddish object moving slowly and at constant speed toward the east. Again I thought it couldn’t be a paper balloon. The next day I asked around the people I know in my neighborhood to see if anyone had conducted religious “novenas”, since they sometimes launch paper balloons, but it turned out they weren’t.”

It should be noted that a few days before this report was sent to me, another two came in from Ebtún and the municipality of Cuncunul, where Marta Gongora Mex and Rogelio Cuytun, respectively, reported seeing lights with similar characteristics.

In Ebtún, the sighting occurred near a filling station located near the Social Readaptation Center. “I pulled away, having filled my motorcycle with gasoline, and when I turned around, I saw three lights moving at the same time. Suddenly they pulled away from each other. They made no noise and then vanished. This happened twice. I think it must involve UFOs because I can’t find another explanation.”

As for the report from Cuncunul (a municipality located a few kilometers away from Ebtún) the report was more brief, but makes note of three lights “that turned themselves on and off on several occasions.”

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO and Jorge Moreno, SIPSE)

Argentina: Researching a UFO Crash in General Campos

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Source: AIM Digital (http://www.aimdigital.com.ar)

Argentina: Researching a UFO Crash in General Campos

The VISION OVNI team is looking into an event that occurred in the late 1980s known as the “Campo Grande Crash” which caused great commotion in the province of Entre Rios. The Director of the Comisión de Estudios del Fenómeno Ovni de la República Argentina (CEFORA), Andrea Pérez Simondini, added: “it was a resonant case, very near the town where governor Sergio Uribarri served as intendant in 1985."

In a dialogue with this news agency, the researcher stated that in the early morning hours of 21 December 1978 at 02:00 AM, “local residents were startled awake by a loud explosion and the deafening howling of dogs. Looking outside, many saw an incandescent object traveling from east to west, leaving behind multiple metal fragments that fell on Estancia San José in the locality of General Campos, province of Entre Rios. It was later known that the object was seen in Córdoba and in Santa Fe, tracing an imaginary straight line west of General Campos.”

The Witnesses

Americo Navarro and Amelia de Navarro were eyewitnesses in the province of Cordoba. “It was three o’clock in the morning, and since I couldn’t sleep, I gazed at the window, amazed by the phenomenon made up of three objects identical to each other, which I would compare to horizontally placed tanks, but without peaks, with slight ovular shapes on their upper and lower sections, joined one to the other, like a little train,” Américo explained.

The man was startled by the colors surrounding the objects: “The object itself was light green, with an intense yellow luminosity that became gradually clearer. By the time the phenomenon occupied two squares of my window grate, I woke up my wife, who saw the same thing as I. To better follow its trajectory, I got out of bed and looked through the window grate, seeing [the object] progressing with the same speed it had at the start, losing itself in the distance without any changes in altitude, color or direction, remaining as it did at the start, from west to east.”
Another eyewitness statement came from Armando Poletti, a traveling salesman, who a 2:55 a.m. on that very same 21 December was driving in his car from Rafaela to Santa Fe. “My attention was drawn by something happening the sky. Two strange luminous objects were giving off an orange-colored light, traveling at high speed.”

Furthermore, drivers for the General Urquiza company heading for Gualeguaychú witnessed the same scene, and while most passengers slept, they were awakened to see the phenomenon, being able to witness the maneuvers of the objects in the skies over that locality.

“They developed a tremendous speed without making any sort of noise,” said passengers Alonso Lobato and María Inés Sirimarco. A couple from La Francia (Cordoba) headed for Angélica (Santa Fe) stopped their car along the road to see the objects fly past; Ariel Fabré, driving along Route 20 from Chepes (La Rioja to Salsacate (Córdoba) also witnessed the objects’ passing.

The Remains at Estancia San José

Ramón Acosta was one of the main protagonists of what took place in Estancia San José, located in Lucas Noreste (Department of Villaguay). He was preparing “mate” before going out to tour the rice fields belonging to Santiago Ferrari and never thought he would become the main witness to the case.

In his story, Acosta explained that the dogs were very restless and barked ceaselessly, drawing his attention. He went out of the ranch house and instinctively looked at the sky, looking two very luminous objects flying by at high speed toward Salto, Uruguay. “One of the objects appeared to be falling,” said the worker.

A few kilometers away, the field’s owner, a man surnamed Ferrari, was leaving his house to plow the field with tractor operator Miguel Angel Romero, but he had not quite reached the tractor when he heard a powerful explosion. “It came from above and made me look up,” he admitted. “I thought an airplane in flight had exploded. I saw a tremendous glow of various colors followed by several more attenuated explosions until everything became silent again. I saw many little lights falling, as though emanating from a giant sparkler. I went into my house to tell my wife about it, as she was now seated on the bed, awakened by the explosion. I started working at 3:30 a.m., and around 7:00 a.m., when the sun was up, I saw something shining in front of the tractor. I thought it might be a bottle or a wet lump of soil, but as I approached I saw it was incandescent. It turned out to be a chunk of metal that I placed in the back of the tractor, aided by two pieces of wood. I later learned that many others fell in neighboring fields, but after collecting them, the farmhands dumped them in the pastures and streams. The majority of them fell in San Salvador.”
Pérez Simondini explains that they got in touch with Santiago Ferrari by phone. “He was resting due to a recent illness. We are in contact with a relative who confirmed all the events, and was willing to give us a personal interview and furnish more details.” Nora Susana Baez, owner of a farmhouse in the vicinity of San José, “was another major witness that evening. It was hot and she couldn’t sleep, and remained in the swimming pool. For this reason she was able to hear the explosion and see the lights falling to earth. Some remains also fell in her farmhouse.”
The chunks that fell in Estancia San José “were recovered and made available to Diario El Heraldo in Concordia. We held in our hands one of the fragments of the flying object that crossed the airspace of General Campos on the morning of 21 December 1979. It is a metal plate 14 cm wide, 12 cm in diameter at its narrowest, and two millimeters thick. The edges are melted, as though burned by a welder’s torch.”

The Testimony of Carlos Liebermann, Former Editor of El Heraldo

As contained in the library of El Heraldo newspaper, the late Carlos Liebermann, who was the newspaper’s editor at the time, agreed that “the metal was very hard, with burned edges, molten, and torn away by the explosion in some sections. The surface had slight traces of paint against atmospheric friction. There were also traces of rust. Our personal impression is that these are the remains of the heat shield of some satellite launching booster, although we always have the illusion that it could be a strange object. We could only recover this piece. The rest were discarded by farmhands.
Enrique O. Sdrech published an excellent article on the subject with photos by José Casal in Revista R2000 (3 January 1978), showing the parts before they were taken away by Air Force officers.
Liebermann contacted the Argentinean Air Force, and around the time, stirred the curiosity of Brigadier Gen. Rubens Omar Graffigna, who perhaps due to the importance of this General Campos case, may have promoted an area within the Comision Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (CNIE), an agency of the FAA.

The ufologist states that “the commission was entrusted to captains Carlos Augusto Lima and Elanio Rodriguez and operated until 1987. At the time, they decided to send an aeronautical engineer, Juan Jose Mañé, a member of the wind energy department, and 1st lieutenant Roberto Hugo Vazquez, chief of the electronics department of the CNIE, to collect the fragments from Liebermann. They made some brief statements, confirming that the metal did not come from an atmospheric balloon launched by the Air Force to conduct atmospheric studies, noting that it was a very hard alloy, resistant to high temperatures and to friction produced by contact with the atmosphere. Official sources suggested that these could be fragments of satellites in orbit around the planet, disintegrating upon completing their useful life.

Perez Simondini adds that the “officers did not allow themselves to be photographed, and after taking the fragment, nothing more was ever heard from them, much less about the reports with the results.” She explains, however, that they located engineer Mañé, who believes that “after 35 years, perhaps the truth will come to light. We will soon furnish details on this investigation. Having been part of the UFO division of the CNIE, an agency of the Argentine Air Force, we understand that a file on this event can become public knowledge.”

More Journalistic Reports

Siete Dias magazine contacted officers of the Argentine Air Force, who noted that the fragment, commonly known as the “manija de puerta” (doorhandle) was made of a very strong alloy resistant to atmospheric friction. They further added that the fragment did not form part of an airplane or weather balloon, although they did not explain what it was. A biochemist from the city of Concordia performed acid tests, confirming that these had no effect upon the metal.

Pérez Simondini opines that in cases such as this “the role played by the press is very important, since it not only reports, but also becomes a participant in discovering what it is all about. El Heraldo de Concordia was involved in this case, and it opened its doors to us to commence this investigation thanks to its current editor, Roberto Caminos, who has been following the work of Vision Ovni and the Museo del Ovni, aside from his own beliefs about the subject, but showing respect for the seriousness and professionalism with which we work.”

The researcher provided AIM a photo showing the moment in which Caminos gave them an original issue of El Heraldo’s publication, containing the facts. “Many other witnesses were located thanks to that article. We are pushing ahead with this investigation, searching for fragments that may still be in the hands of people who took part in collecting them.”
CEFORA’s director believes “this is a historical case, basically for the Province of Entre Rios, and was perhaps the push behind the creation of a UFO division within the Comision de Investigacioens Espaciales of the Argentinean Air Force. What we know for sure is that the matter was studied, investigated and analyzed by official authorities. Now we are looking for the file to request its declassification.”

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO, and Andrea Pérez Simondini, Vision Ovni]

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Colombia: UFOs Over Colombia? Enormous Flying Object Videotaped Over Medellín

Source: Planeta UFO and AmericaTV.com
Date: 04.04.2014

Colombia: UFOs Over Colombia? Enormous Flying Object Videotaped Over Medellín
***Object is star-shaped and with several lights***

A family in the city of Medellín, Colombia was startled when it recorded an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

The video posted to YouTube shows how this star-shaped UFO, with several lights, rises and falls in the sky.

Even the people who recorded this event joked about it, telling each other "they've come to get us" amid peals of laughter.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G-w5H9rnZI

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez]

Argentina: A UFO Photographed Over Entre Rios

Planeta UFO and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía have shared with us the following photo and the accompanying text by Javier Lopez Posse: We would like to thank Emilio Ravina for allowing us to publish this wonderful photo [in Planeta UFO] in which two "unidentified flying objects" are clearly visible. This was a chance photo, as he did not see them when he pressed the shutter on his 14 megapixel digital camera. The photograph was taken in Entre Rios, Ibicuy, in southern area of the city. Emilio Ravina is a disciplined skywatcher and this is not the first time he has photographed such an object. He follows a pattern of schedules, weather patterns, cardinal areas, etc. to obtain these mysterious and disquieting images. Regards to all."

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Argentina: Sighting of an Entity Not Associated with UFOs

Sighting of an Entity Not Associated with UFOs at Paraje Capití Poí, Department of Esquina, Corrientes, Argentina, March 2014
By Andrés Salvador

As stated in the research done by Emilio Francisco Caldevilla in “Statistical Analysis of Humanoid Entities Without UFO Sightings” (Análisis estadístico de los incidentes de humanoides sin percepción de OVNI” (1979)) sightings of entities not associated with UFOs are relatively common. These entities are also called “solitary entities” (Caldevilla, 1979:30), and are known to researchers of this phenomenon.

We have at least two recorded cases in Corrientes, namely, the sighting of two humanoid creatures in the vicinity of Itatí in the province of Corrientes (Argentina) on an unspecified day in the year 1985 (Sanchez, 1995), and a 10 meter tall figure in Paso Lovera (San Luis del Palmar – Corrientes) in January 2002 (Omastott, 2013).

Recently, Messrs. Carlos Coria and Eduardo Schweizer made us aware of an entity sighting in Paraje Capití Poí in the department of Esquina (Corrientes-Argentina) on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at approximately 19:15 hours. At that time, witnesses José Armando Giménez, 27, hereinafter referred to as JAG, and Daniel Giménez, 19, were in the wilderness gathering firewood some four kilometers from the former’s house near a field belonging to a person identified as Pajarito Oviedo. It was then, according to JAG, that “I saw something moving in the brush some four or five meters away. I took five or six steps, and I saw it looking at me. It large, upward-pointing ears, like those of a dog. It was like a little ape, a furry black dwarf.” He added: “I got closer to see what it was, and it walked out of the brambles very quickly, losing itself in the hills. I didn’t follow it at all. I was stunned. My cousin saw it from a distance – he couldn’t believe what he was seeing, and he just froze.” (Actualidad Esquina, 2014).

The event was made known during an interview conducted on March 10 by Marcelo Benítez on the “La Aplanadora” (The Steamroller) show on FM Ciudad 90.1 (Esquina – Corrientes), whose audio is in our possession. The isomorphism between the entity and a mythical figure of creole folklore of the Argentinean littoral, such as the Pombero, is striking, when we examine it at the iconic level [= how the mythic figure is perceived with the senses].

- In the Paraje Capití Poí Case: “It was like a small ape, a furry black dwarf”, “it had large upturned ears, like a dog.” (Actualidad Esquina, 2014)

- Mythic figure: The Pombero is generally small and hairy, but sometimes is described as tall, and is sometimes perceived as a bundle (Blache, 1982:51), presenting human form and characteristics but is often depicted as an animal. It is described as a hairy creature (Blache, 1982:56), and the Pombero is sometimes described as “petiso” or as a “stout dwarf”, and “black” (Colombres, 2009:119).

This relationship with the Province’s mythological background is, in a certain way, noted by the witness when he states: “I always heard things, but never believed them. My grandfather told tales. One time he told me that he kicked one of them while he was gathering wood, because it was bothering him. (Actualidad Esquina, 2014).

Finally, we point out that according to JAG, they were gathering wood “before the rain”, and a coadjuvant factor in seeing the Pombero is “an unstable meteorological situation or a sudden change in the weather” (Blache, 1982:52)

We hope to expand on the information available on this case shortly for a more in-depth assessment.


Actualidad Esquina, 2014:
“Era como un mono chiquito, un enano de pelaje negro”. (It was like a small ape, a furry black dwarf)
en actualidadesquina.com - mar 20th, 2014
Last visited: 23/03/2014.

Blache, Martha 1982: Estructuras del miedo. Buenos Aires, ed. Plus Ultra, 1982.

Caldevilla, Emilio Francisco 1979: Análisis estadístico delos incidentes de humanoides sin percepción de OVNI in UFO Press, July 1979, Year III, no. 12, pp. 30-39.

Colombres, Adolfo 2009:
Seres sobrenaturales de la cultura popular argentina. (Supernatural beings in Argentinean popular culture)
Buenos Aires, ed. del Sol, 2009.

Omastott, Pablo 2013:
Incidente en Paso Lovera, encuentro de alta extrañeza in OVNIS en Corrientes - Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Última visita: 23/03/2014.

Sanchez, Osvaldo 1995:
Los OVNIS, visitantes permanentes, prefieren a nuestra provincia in en Norte, Resistencia, domingo 22 de octubre de 1995, Opiniones, p. 36.

[Translation (c) 2014, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Andrés Salvador.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Argentina: UFOs Reappear Over Lago Puelo

Source:Realidad OVNI Argentina and Planeta UFO
Date: 04.01.2014

Argentina: UFOs Reappear Over Lago Puelo
By Julio González

Lago Puelo is a reservoir surrounded by the Comarca Andina del Paralelo 42 in northwestern Chubut province, Argentina.

A few months ago, eyewitness Ariel de Chazal claimed to have repeatedly seen "luminous spheres" traveling from one spot to another in the "Tres Picos" region. Chazal, not customarily a seeker of these objects in the sky, nonetheless stated: "From now on I will, because this isn't the first time that I was able to record such strange movements over the area."

The photographer noted that in an earlier occasion, looking toward Cerro Tres Picos, he identified a strange movement of objects resembling flies due to their movement, discarding the possibility when considering their size as seen from a distance.

Juan Carlos Guido, an occasional tourist, was in the company of his family when he managed to photograph a strange object on the shores of Lago Puelo one Sunday afternoon. [The location] was almost the same as the spot where De Chazal managed to photograph his unknown object. Startled, Guido's family told the newsroom of Ruta 40: "It was six in the afternoon, we were almost on our way back to Bariloche, gathering our things, when our eldest son (Ariel,16) shouted and pointed at the sky. Juan went off for his camera immediately, and as he took photos of the lights, we could see how one of the larger ones moved very quickly and then vanished. We didn't want to keep this to ourselves," explained Noelia, Guido's wife, “so we asked for the direction of the local newspaper to disseminate this material. We know that we are not alone in the universe, and this is additional proof of it."

For the moment, there is no official report from the Air Force or any other authority. A sort of paranoia, mixed with uncertainty and curiosity, emerges from the anecdotes and recent eyewitness accounts captured in photograph form. The fact of the matter is that stories about the presence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the area have been recurrent.

[Translation (c) 2014 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]