Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mexico: Mexican Musician Records "UFO Fleet"

Source: PLANETA UFO and
Date: 05.23.2016

Mexico: Mexican Musician Records "UFO fleet"

What this video uploaded to YouTube clearly depicts are unidentified flying objects. Therefore, the term "UFO fleet" fits perfectly. It was recorded in the skies over Tijuana, Mexico - an area that has drawn the attention of many experts of the UFO phenomenon, since in recent years, sighting reports have become incessant.

The recording was made on the night of April 18, 2016 in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, by corrido music artist Charly STPX, who after rehearsing with his band near the pier, became aware of some lights hanging in the air only meters over the sea. These images were shared on YouTube and over a dozen luminous objects can be seen, immediately leading them to believe it was a UFO fleet. The musician states this is the first time he's seen anything like it, as he has no knowledge of the UFO phenomenon.

What caught the attention of hundreds of YouTube users (and of other social media outlets) is that the lights maintain a formation that resembles a "smiley face", causing many to say it was the "happiest UFO fleet in the galaxy." As can be heard on the video, Charly STPX hastens to explain that these are not "globos de Cantoya" (hot air balloons) which are popular in that region of Mexico. The YouTube video, which runs nearly 5 minutes, shows how the light formation descends and becomes lost in the horizon, which was still visible to eyewitnesses. Unfortunately, the cellphone camera was unable to capture some details described in teh video. The musicians knocked back a few beers to celebrate this close encounter of the first time.


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Argentina: Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was Instrumental in Creating CEFAE

Source: PLANETA UFO and
Date: 5/24/2016

Argentina: Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was Instrumental in Creating CEFAE

Argentina has its own national UFO research agency, the Comisión para el Estudio de Fenómenos Espaciales (CEFAE - Commission for the Study of Aerospatial Phenomena), created in 2011 during the presidency of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Its creation was brought about by the "growing number of sightings in the country", but it wasn't until 2015 that CEFAE published its first report, recording 10 sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects between the months of November and December of that year.

"Inquiries reach their peak in the summer, during the vacation months," says Rubén Lianza, who has directed the Commission since late 2014, in an interview with the La Nación newspaper. "It’s when people have time to look up at the sky," he adds.

Lianza is a former pilot with the Argentinean Air Force and former commander of the Marambio Air Base. He is a fan of astronomy and a student of the UFO phenomenon for over 40 years. Accompanied by his secretary, they work in a refurbished section of the Condor Building, property of the Air Force, in the city of Buenos Aires. That is where they receive inquiries: "They come to us mainly from the cities of the Atlantic coast or from Cordoba," he adds.

The agency ranks as a "commission" within the Air Force, and for this reason it lacks its own budget line. Its resources are reallocated from other areas.

The report, the only one for the moment, was presented in late 2015 and consists of 10 cases, of which four involved people who mistook stars for flying saucers, while in others they photographed blurry helicopters or airplanes and even a bird flying in the distance.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Astonishment in Huamachuco

Source: Peru La Libertad (
Date: May 20, 2016

Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Astonishment in Huamachuco

Photographer: Alberto Mendoza

Residents of the southern section of Huamachuco are astonished by the sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the province of Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad region.

According to witnesses, the UFO ahs been over Cerro Tucupina since early hours this morning and does not appear to have moved from the site despite the passing of time, therefore dismissing the possibility of it being an aircraft.

Residents of Huamachuco have employed technology to photograph the UFO (cellphones and other devices). Meanwhile, they observed that a video camera at the Marcabalito sector managed to capture images of the UFO which apparently displays many lights, particularly red ones.

Reactions among the onlookers range from considering a sign of the end of the world to a sign of good luck.

[Ed. - It was suggested last week that the object could belong to Google's Project LOON, but this has not been confirmed. The project LOON high altitude WiFI Internet hub was launched from South America, but appears to be in Southeast Asia at the moment. Their configuration is also different.]

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Bolivia: Locals Allegedly Witness UFO and Alien in El Dorado

Source: EJU! and Red UNO (Santa Cruz, Argentina Bolivia)
Date: 05/20/2016

ArgentinaBolivia: Locals Allegedly Witness UFO and Alien in El Dorado

In the city of Santa Cruz, residents of the El Dorado District, El Bastión sector, claim having seen a UFO, alleging that an extraterrestrial creature. They believe the entity descended from its "craft" and that it made an effort to get back on board when detected by locals.

The event took place at 10:00 in the evening. Local residents went as far as to note that the entity climbed through the trees. Students manage to photograph a gleaming light over their neighborhood.

"Three students," alleges the news report, "were witnesses to the sighting from EL Dorado as they returned home from school. It all began with a bright light in the sky, when the unimaginable occurred."

"Something came down, straight down," explains a female witness. "A light came straight down, more or less, and they say it lost itself in that tree. It tried to get into that house over there." Another woman adds: "A very loud sound was heard. All the signals (sic) went out. There was no way to record that sound. Suddenly it fell down and disappeared. I don't know what it could have been."

"It happened at ten o'clock,"continues the narration, "local residents say they saw a UFO in the sky, which crashed on Calle #2 of the district. They even described a strange being that climbed up a tree. (A child can be heard, saying, "some eyes looked at me!").

"It was small and gooey," adds another young woman, speaking to a reporter. "It extended its arms and climbed a tree. That's when all the neighbors came out, but nothing could be found."

The owner of the property remarks: "They said it had long fingers, and climbed right over there," gesturing at her fence.


[Translation and transcription (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Our thanks to Alejandro Rojas from Open Minds for noticing that the title should have read Bolivia rather than Argentina! - SC

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Argentina: A UFO Sighting in Desvío Arijón, Santa Fe

Source: Planeta UFO and CEFORA
Date: 05.17.2016

Argentina: A UFO Sighting in Desvio Arijon, Santa Fe
By Andrea Pérez Simondini

It is interesting to see people make themselves available to research, entrusting their account to our team to bring it to the readers' attention, seeking perhaps the possibility of other witnesses to the case, and if not, information on other cases having the same characteristics.

Fact Sheet:

Location: Desvío Arijón - between Sauce Viejo and Coronda, Province of Santa Fe (Argentina)
Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Witness: Luciano Castro

So it was that we received a message from Leandro Castro on Facebook, detailing the sighting of an object that he was also able to photograph.

Text of the message:

"Hi Andrea! Good evening. I'm Leandro Castro, I'm from the locality of Desvío Arijón, a little town between Sauce Viejo and Coronda in the Province of Santa Fe. I live by the Coronda River, and I took the photo on Friday, February 19 after one of the heavy storms we had that month. In the photo you can see something flying over the was spectacular, on account of its lights and how close it was! Regrettably, we took some photos with our cellphones and they cannot be seen clearly, but I was able to pull out a little digital camera and take two shots. Having not used the camera for a while, its battery was running low and it turned almost seemed deliberate, ha,ha...well, Andrea, I hope you can use this photo. I have been following your page for a long time, and someday I'll visit your museum. Best regards!"

After thanking him for his message, he replied:

"You're welcome, Andrea! Thank you for replying. I've always been drawn to these things. I like reading about UFOs and suchlike. The photo shows a disk with three pairs of lights and some smaller ones among the larger lights. You can't make out the disk...but the lights define the shape!"

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Peru: Three Alleged UFOs Fly Over Chimbote, Captured on Video

Source: El Popular (Peru)
Date: 14 May 2016

Peru: Three Alleged UFOs Fly Over Chimbote, Captured on Video

It was a warm day in Chimbote when people looked at the Moon, only to see three unidentified flying objects (UFOs) flying over the port city's skies.

Journalist Paul Meza published one of the sightings that startled the population on his Facebook Page.

"At around 4:40 in the afternoon I have seen up to two UFOs, but I'm told there were three. The ones I saw were orbiting the moon," said the journalist to a local Chimbote radio station.

The flying objects look like horizontal cylinders and executed circular movements.

The video shows them as being static and not making strange movements in the air. This, however, seemingly caused more expectations among onlookers.

But these UFOs could be balloons belonging to Google's Project Loon, which seeks to bounce internet signals from the stratosphere for cellphones all over the world. The main beneficiaries of this technology would be the planet's most remote areas.


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU, with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Argentina: UFO Photographed Over Manzano Histórico (Mendoza)

Date: 05.09.2016

Argentina: UFO Photographed Over Manzano Histórico (Mendoza)

The case involves a resident of the department who claims having seen an unidentified flying object over the skies of Manzano Histórico [Named after the apple tree where Gen. José de SanMartín allegedly rested after returning from his campaigns in Chile - Ed.]

The photograph was submitted by an unnamed man, a native of the Tunuyán Department, who works nights at the Los Chacayes tourist district and was supposedly taken on Saturday night[05.07.16].

This person told Canal 8 that he was the author of the photograph, taken as he drove in his car toward Manzano. He saw a mysterious light flying in the sky.

He affirmed that he frequently travels at night, and has repeatedly witnessed similar events in the area. He was able to capture one of them and on this occasion and share it with Canal 8 Digital.


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Luis Emilio Annino, Orbita Cero]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Argentina: Alleged UFO Photographed During Flight to Santiago del Estero

Date: 05.09.2016

Argentina: Alleged UFO Photographed During Flight to Santiago del Estero

*** Photograph taken by a resident of Santiago on whis way back from Buenos Aires ***

Marcelo Quiroga is a resident of Santiago del Estero who was returning home after a trip through the Province of Buenos Aires. Before arriving in Santiago, he was startled by a strange object prowling the skies. Through Diario Panorama's WhatsApp account, Marcelo said the following: "A UFO! Can you believe it? It was on Friday, May 6, on my return to Santiago, approximately 10 minutes before landing."

He then said that the photos were taken between 18:25 and 18:38 hours. Could it be possible?

All photo credit (c) Diario Panorama

(Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales (IHU) with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Diario Panorama (

Monday, May 09, 2016

Bolivia: Remembering the Tarija UFO Crash (6 May 1978)

Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and El Deber (Bolivia)
Date: 05.06.2016

Bolivia: Remembering the Tarija UFO Crash (6 May 1978)

38 Years Since Mysterious Object Fell at the Border
An unidentified flying object fell to the ground at the border between Bolivia and Argentina. Eyewitnesses remember that moment. According to their stories, NASA was involved.

38 years after a metallic and incandescent object fell at the border between Bolivia and Argentina, there are enduring mysteries about what took place on May 6, 1978.

Elias Vacaflor, a witness to the events 38 years ago, says that NASA was on the scene and did not say a word about what was taken away after the UFO crash. According to the former congressman, letters were sent to the government - both to the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Relations, without replies having ever been received. They only agreed that it was a "subject that did not give rise to any concerns."

"I remember that the sky lit up in an unusual way due to the flying of an object resembling a cylinder flying for Northwest to Southeast," says Vacaflor.

Residents of Mecoya, Mecoyita, Sidras, La Merced and other communities surrounding the crash area also witnessed the object and heard the subsequent explosion. Residents of Argentina, the neighboring country, also felt it, and the press offered information on the extraordinary event. The Clarín newspaper ran the headline "UFO Found on the Border Between Argentina and Bolivia."

Journalist Juan Antonio Abarzúa, who worked for El Tribuno de Salta at the time, said that NASA helicopters arrived at the crash site.

Abarzúa, who formed part of that newspaper's visit to the scene, coincided with another team headed by physicist Orlando Bravo. He says that upon reaching the crash site, they found a scene of total destruction: a mountain - Cerro El Salle - had been destroyed, leaving a furrowed crater measuring 1,500 meters long, 800 meters wide and 50 meters deep (4920 ft. x 2600 ft. x 160 ft.).

Residents of Mecoya had already told them that the "gringos had taken away" the remains of whatever had fallen there.

(Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to David Maygua of El Deber and Guillermo Giménez of Planeta UFO)