Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Castle of Secrets: Conspiracy Over the Ages

The Castle of Secrets: Conspiracy Over the Ages
[A version of this article appeared in PARANOIA Magazine Issue #28 Winter 2002]

"Let us assume, for a moment, the existence of a group
I will dub the "Men In Black". This name came to me upon
seeing, at all conferences I attended on the subject, a
sinister-looking group of men dressed in black, always
the same ones. I believe them to be as old as civilization

-- Jacques Bergier, Les Livres Maudits

A casual perusal of history books shows us that over the course of the centuries, there have been secret societies and groups created with the aim of achieving a specific target or goal, elitist organizations - often secret - who cling to power at all costs. Philosophers and historians have sought for a way to explain events that have transpired in throughout the course of human civilization. While it is sometimes possible to find an answer within the normal ebb and flow of events, the existence of a "hidden hand" is sometimes suggested - the metaphorical hand of secret cabals.

The label "conspiracy theorist" is one which are society slaps onto anyone who dares question the possibility that there might just be something underhanded taking place at the highest levels of government, the military, the world financial institutions and of course, the world's religions. The belief in a global conspiracy, regardless of the amount of evidence accumulated in its favor, must be stifled in order to maintain a perception of a lawful, orderly society in which people can go to work, mow their lawns and pay their taxes without ever questioning the secretive activities of their leaders.

A Conspiracy Primer

Before embarking upon a voyage in quest of the forces that pull the strings from behind the scenes, it would be wise to examine the forces we can actually see and unfortunately, experience in our everyday lives.

In his book La Granja Humana (The Human Farm), Spanish paranormalist Salvador Freixedo plays the role of conspiracy theorist when dealing with "the visible rulers of the world" prior to launching into a disquisition on the world's "invisible" rulers. He cleverly condenses the main points of belief in conspiracy into the following categories:

1. Politicians. According to Freixedo, this category of visible ruler despises physical violence and weaponry, but loves being consulted, loved or even feared. He suggests that many elected officials have psychopathic personalities and feeling the lack of something within themselves, find a suitable replacement by being engulfed in crowds of people.
2. Military. This segment of the power structure varies in importance from country to country (ranging from countries lacking armies, such as Costa Rica and San Marino to military dictatorships such as Iraq). Freixedo theorizes that the military was created to defend countries from external threats, but once said threats have vanished, they soon turn upon their own countries in search of internal enemies. In some countries, it is accepted practice for a civilian government to turn the reins of power over to the military when financial, social and political ruin is imminent.
3. Banks. Freixedo gives us a taste of the "International Bankers" conspiracy which is still prevalent in our times. In his opinion, "money maniacs" have less actual power and contribute indirectly to the prevailing tribulations by a fevered urge to increase the amount of money available to them, whether it bankrupts their countries or not. He observes that many politicians have sought safe haven in the banking world to mend their shattered political careers.
4. Clergy. Nothing has caused more dissension on earth than religions, observes Freixedo. The clergy maintains its power by gathering masses and conditioning them to follow a specific belief, while at the same time telling them that others not sharing this belief are "the enemy."
These four tiers of the power structure rule the visible world. The members of these tiers are able to recognize each other readily, since it is they who wield the largest share of the planet's monetary and legal power. As if their vast power wasn't enough, we now turn to those other powers that also hold sway over our lives.

In the Ancient World

While it is perhaps possible to go farther back into the historic record, the Roman Empire gives us our first best example of the fear generated among the average person and even within certain reaches of the government that conspiracies are afoot.

The historian Suetonius, in his Lives of the Twelve Caesars, gives us a surprising parallel to our contemporary belief that Hitler escaped the bunker to live in South America, JFK is alive and well in Switzerland, and that Elvis never died: A pervasive belief around 70 A.D. was that the emperor Nero, who had allegedly committed suicide, had in fact escaped alive and was a guest of the Parthian monarchy. A clever impostor, indubitably milking the Parthians for all they had, probably led to this particular belief.

Roman emperors feared any kind of dissension within their far-flung empire, and this gave rise to the belief that the nascent religion of Christianity was in fact a conspiracy to destroy the empire. Bloody persecutions over a period of three hundred years killed thousands of alleged "subversives". Adherents of Judaism didn't escape persecution either, since there was the belief that Jewish scholars under the protection of the Parthian king were plotting the overthrow of Rome from a safe distance in retaliation for the destruction of Jerusalem.

Roman authorities were also fearful of individuals with unusual powers and intelligence, such as Apollonius of Tiana, who claimed to have visited a "City of the Gods" in the Himalayas after a long trek from Nineveh in modern Iraq. The story tells that the "Gods", who controlled human activity, lived in a world vastly different from our own, were served by automatons and possessed artificial light generated by "luminous stones". Apollonius learned much in this place before returning to Rome, where he became a trusted advisor to emperors Vespasian and Titus. The latter of these monarchs is supposed to have said: "I conquered Jerusalem, but Apollonius of Tyana has conquered me!"

As Roman power waned, beliefs in hidden forces took a turn for the more magical and sorcerous. It was believed that the Huns -- whose leader Attila exacted tribute from the weakened empire -- were the offspring of demons and the prostitutes in the rearguard of the Visigothic armies.

Cabals of the Dark Ages

The Middle Ages, a period of European history racked by turmoil and disease, held in a mental straightjacket by the Church and prone to invasions by barbarian peoples, held many beliefs which could fall under the heading of conspiracies.

Charlemagne, the most enlightened and energetic monarch of this period, felt that his kingdom was beset by Sylphs -- nonhuman creatures whose magical powers affected the weather and caused the loss of crops. Many reams of paper have been written about the Sylphs and their mythical land of "Magonia" by a number of authors who have linked them to the UFO phenomenon. Most readers of this publication will remember Jacques Vallée's account of St.Agobard rushing to the rescue of three peasants who were about to be lynched by a frightened mob after having been deposited on earth by a "sky-ship" hailing from this eldritch realm. Belief in the Sylphs persisted well into recent times: a Parisian bookseller of the turn of the century claimed to be in contact with a particular Sylph which would find rare volumes for him.

On a more innocent tone, earlier Medieval beliefs held that inanimate objects were also engaged in a little conspiracy of their own. According to Gregory of Tours, church bells could be seen flying off into the sky, concluding that bells were flying off the belfries to go to Rome, "since the Pope was there". So much for early UFO reports.

The Medieval world was a theocratic state ruled by the Papacy. Simplistic maps showed a flat world composed by three continents and centered on Jerusalem. In later centuries, rumor would have it that a great monarch lived beyond the lands of the marauding Saracens -- "Prester John", who lived in a realm of amazing wonders and was the most powerful Christian king in the world. If only he could be contacted, argued the chroniclers of the time, he could attack the infidel from the rearguard while brave European knights led charges against the forces of Islam. Belief in Prester John, rex Armenida et Indae (King of Armenia and India) had a protean quality: when it had been established that there was no such wonderful kingdom in Asia, it was quickly relocated in the popular imagination of the time to Africa, where it would endure well into the Renaissance.

A Cabal of Scientists?

Narciso Genovese, an Italian scientist living in Mexico, was interviewed in the 1970's by Professor Mario Rojas of the CEI with regard to a perplexing conspiracy -- is our world run by a conspiracy of scientists?

According to Genovese, a council of ninety eight scientists from all nations and all branches of scientific knowledge -- physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy and electronics -- have pursued research into hidden avenues of knowledge under the supreme commandment of never revealing a single iota of knowledge to any of the world's governments. The "Council of the 98", to give it a name, has a doctrine based on three main points:

• There is only one religion: the belief in a wise, omnipotent God.
• There is only one country: the planet Earth.
• There is a single purpose: to bring forth peace through science on our world and create an alliance between humans and the inhabitants of other worlds in the universe.

Genovese's startling "scientocracy" was allegedly established in 1938 shortly after the death of Guglielmo Marconi, who refused to turn over his notes and discoveries to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Inspired by this courageous act, the "Council of the 98" has pursued it secretive work in the hopes of establishing a one-world government aided by technological developments. Perhaps this scientific conspiracy is much older than we think...

Realm of the Alchemists

The alchemists, those proto-scientists whose quest for knowledge was coupled with a profound esoteric philosophy, have captured the imagination of writers for the past two centuries. Traditionally, we have been told that alchemists sought to transmute base elements such as lead into noble elements like gold. Many authors contend that this goal merely served the alchemists to receive funding from greedy feudal lords hoping to replenish their cash-starved estates -- some chronicles even tell us that small amounts of lead were turned into gold just to keep impatient patrons happy, but that the real quest of the alchemists was immortality.

This has led many believers in conspiracy theory to suggest that perhaps some of the alchemists were successful in this endeavor, and that human history may perhaps be controlled by a hidden council of alchemists who appear to us at critical moments to change the course of human history.

While the idea is laughable at first blush, our history books are certainly filled with enough strange encounters between important personages and unknown characters to add considerable weight to the argument. The most prevalent of these enigmatic characters is the Count of St. Germain, who has been described as everything from an angel or "ascended master" to a time traveler or even a vampire. The legend of St. Germain has him appearing in the mid-1700's in the Austrian capital, Vienna, at subsequent moments in that century right through Napoleonic times, never looking a day older. During his last recorded apparition, he told an onlooker that he was leaving to prepare the way for an invention that we would come to know as the railroad. While many authors have dismissed this personage as merely another 18th century adventurer like Alessandro Cagliostro, many have been convinced that St.Germain was in fact an immortal alchemist. Other strange characters, like the "Red Man" who persistently appeared to Napoleon Bonaparte at moments in his life, could also be members of this bizarre "Order of Immortals".

The closest evidence we have in our times for this fascinating though improbable belief is yet another controversy -- the one surrounding the legendary alchemist Fulcanelli and his two 20th century disciples, Eugene Canseliet and Jean Julien Champagne.

Fulcanelli is the only alchemist to have books in print right down to our times: The Mystery of the Cathedrals and The Philosopher's Dwellings. The first book was published in 1926 in Paris and the second in 1930. In the preface to the work, Canseliet observes that "it is a thankless and onerous task for a student to write a preface for a book written by a master [...] it is thanks to him that the Gothic cathedrals have yielded their mystery...Al the truth, all philosophy and all religion rests upon this unique, sacred stone. Many, filled with presumption, feel qualified to imitate it, yet how few are the Chosen whose modesty, wisdom and skill enable them to do so!"

The two books were the rage of pre-war French occultist circles, who believed that acquisition of the "Philosophers’ Stone" -- the Holy Grail of alchemy -- was close at hand. Yet many occultists refused to believe that Fulcanelli ever existed, and Canseliet himself declared that Fulcanelli had "ceased to be", suggesting that the alchemist had not only uncovered the Philosophers’ Stone but acquired immortality as a result.

Fulcanelli was allegedly seen in 1954, living in Milan. Others saw him in Spain, where he stayed near the Andalusian city of Seville. Gérard Heym, another alchemist, claims that Fulcanelli's physical appearance as an immortal was entirely androgynous -- one of the side-effects of having ingested the Elixir of Immortality.

The Black Order and Other Secret Societies

The belief in "hidden manipulators" of the reality surrounding us continues unabated and new conspiracies join the ranks of older, established ones every few years.

In 1982, a strange little book appeared in French bookstores. It was entitled "The Book of Secret Companions: The Secret Teachings of General De Gaulle". Authored by one Martin Couderc, it revealed the existence of a secret society known as the "Order of the 45" which was reputedly established by soldier/statesman Charles De Gaulle. A sequel appeared in 1984 (La Boucane contre l'Ordre Noir') dealing with mind-numbing revelations about the author's struggle in Canada against the group of hidden controllers now calling itself the Black Order, Couderc published the final work of his trilogy in 1986: "The Manifesto of the 45 and their Young Companions", in which he said that the order had relocated to remote Tierra del Fuego on the southernmost tip of South America.
While it is tempting to dismiss these tracts as nonsense, Couderc persuades his reader to believe that he draws his "forbidden" knowledge from epistolary sources, namely a series of letters left behind by De Gaulle himself exhorting members of the "Order of the 45" to fight for the restoration of France's greatness.

We began with a quote from that master conspiracist and renegade scientist, Jacques Bergier. His definition of "Men in Black" was apparently unrelated with the hatted, sunglasses-at-night sort that haunted ufology up to not so long ago, but to a longer-lived kind. A sort of priesthood in charge of keeping human progress in check, for want of a better description. To Bergier, a number of historical events could be laid at the well-polished shoes of these agents of secrecy, ranging from the destruction of Babylonian cuneiform tablets, the repeated burnings of the various book repositories in Alexandria over the course of centuries, and most likely the destruction of inventions and processes that could have represented a quantum jump in our development (a concept predating author William Bramley's "Brotherhood" in his book The Gods of Eden).

Could the Bergerian MIB actually be the Black Order? In 1988, Jean Rodin - a comparative religions expert - discussed the existence of a "vast international conspiracy" involving not only human agents, but denizens of subterranean civilizations and even extradimensional ones. The Black Order, according to this researcher, would be organization far beyond the manipulations of the Illuminati and Bilderbergers, with an even greater agenda: to prepare the way for "The One" whose powers and control of the human herd would be absolute. Some have understood this figure to be the scriptural Antichrist.

Other sects, secret societies and lodges have emerged in recent times. Some of them are decidedly religious in nature and involve only the top leaders of certain countries. To wit, the little-known Order of the Holy Sepulchre, created during Crusader times but still active, it is run by Italy's Prince Lanchelotti and Count Senni, occupying the posts of Grand Master and Governor General of the order respectively. The "knights" of the order are financiers, industrialists and political figures from all over Western Europe, sworn to defend Catholicism throughout the world. It is believed that the Order of the Holy Sepulcher has some two thousand members worldwide.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mexico: UFOs Appearing During Earthquakes

Source: PLANETA UFO and El Pueblo en Línea
Date: 09.12.2016

Mexico: UFOs Appearing During Earthquakes

MEXICO CITY 09.12.2016 (El Pueblo en Línea) - Mexico is no stranger to UFO sightings before, during or after tremors or earthquakes, an extraordinary fact when considering that the presence of these objects during earth movements has been documented on video not only here, but in various parts of the world.

An earthquake was recorded on 8 February 2010 at 18:47 hours in Mexico City with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale with an epicenter in the state of Oaxaca.

At 16:00 hours, Alejandro Mandeur, located in the south of the city, photographed a yellow, lentil-shaped object from the rooftop of his workplace. The alleged flying saucer projects a shadow to its left. The image also gives us several points of reference such as buildings, houses and trees, with the Iztaccihuatl Volcano in the background.

Another case that has made news worldwide was recorded on 22 May 2009, involving an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale. It shook Central Mexico at 17:15 hours. This movement was recorded by the National Seismological Center as having its epicenter in Puebla.

UFO hunter Pedro Hernández videotaped a UFO expelling orbs as it flew over Ciudad Satélite in the State of Mexico. Nearly 100 of these objects scattered all over the city.

In the light of this evidence, we can conclude that there is a direct relationship between earthquakes and UFOs.

[Editor’s note: For a wider perspective on UFOs and earthquakes not only in Mexico, but throughout the continent, please visit http://inexplicata.blogspot.com.ng/2010/01/earthquakes-and-unknown.html]

[Translation © 2016 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

"If the Military Admitted the Existence of UFOs, Their Scam Would Collapse"

Source: PLANETA UFO and La Vanguardia (Spain)
Date: 09.13.2016

"If the Military Admitted the Existence of UFOs, Their Scam Would Collapse"
An interview with Juan Jose Benitez by Andres Guerra

Juan Jose Benitez (Born in Pamplona, Spain, 1946) found it necessary to quit his newspaper job due to the stubbornness of the UFO phenomenon. He has never regretted it, although he went through hard times at first. His success is attested by millions of copies of books sold and his reputation, and for having an important member of the military hand him a dozen files to be declassified. Benitez turns 70 this year and wants to celebrate his anniversary with the publication of Solo Para Tus Ojos (Editorial Planeta), a survey of the 300 cases that impressed him the most.

It's nearly impossible to choose a single case among all those you've researched, but if the phenomenon's credibility depended on a single one, which would you choose?

Indeed, it's very hard because there are thousands and they're very interesting. I remember one in Caracas, Venezuela, experienced by a renowned physician, Dr. Sanchez Vegas. It was in the 1960s and it appeared in the local press as a strange case, about how a person standing a little over one meter tall, with very peculiar physical characteristics (earless, a single lung, heart in the middle of the thorax, etc.) appeared in his office, wearing a metallic suit. His origin was unknown. The truth was stranger than what was featured in the press, and the doctor told me personally years later: he was called to see a patient in a poor neighborhood and was faced with a being displaying serious injuries, fever and a major infection in one leg. It was wearing pants and shirt and was barefoot. It had three toes in front and one in back (sic), six fingers on its hands, arranged like pincers, a disproportionately large head, very large black eyes, dark blood...he ascertained that it had a single lung divided in two. He ministered to the being for weeks in the humble house where it had been taken in. It ate and drank normally. When it began to speak, it told him in poor Spanish that it had to go, as it was being hunted. It only said that it came from "far away" and asked to be taken to a village in the middle of the country, where a native family would take him in. They would know what to do. Before doing so, he took it to his office, where he gave it some medicine. That's when the news hit the press. The doctor chose to make up a story. He took the creature with some friends to the indicated coordinates: the village of San Fernando de Apure. The native family welcomed him and took him to a clearing in the woods. A disk shaped object came down, the being entered the craft, and it rose in the air until it vanished. All this in perfect silence. Before leaving, the being told the doctor that it would return in 2027. I find this case very interesting because it is a first-class witness, a doctor who spent time with the creature and managed to see what happened.

It would take a single x-ray of that creature to convince the most hardened skeptic that the phenomenon is real.

It was the first thing I asked him when I interview him. He said no, that it hadn't occurred to him at the time. His aim was to cure him. His story seems credible to me because there were many more witnesses: the house in which he stayed, the residents of the village to which he was taken, seven hours away by car.

Do you think it was a technology sufficiently advanced to solve the unsurmountable problem of traveling between one star and another?

Of course. This is a technology we cannot even intuit. It's like telling Columbus that the voyage that took him three months can be covered today in 8 hours and by air. These civilizations evidently have a technological development at such a level that scientific arguments are obsolete. They can’t come because it is physically impossible to surpass light speed? 21st century science says so, but we don't know what 300th century science says, from the use of teleportation to visiting unknown dimensions that cannot be technologically accessed.

If there isn't one single type of UFO, it is logical to assume that there is no single type of occupant. They come from everywhere, then?

I have over 2000 types of beings in my files. The morphologies seen are diverse. And I have a minimal part. There isn't a single civilization, but thousands. When explorers go to the jungle, they don't ask who the king of the monkeys is.

If there are countless stars and thousands of galaxies, what attracts all of these intergalactic visitors to earth?

I think we're very primitive. [Gabriel] García Marquez said we're the most provincial planet in the galaxy (laughs). We're violent, constantly involved in wars, but we live on a beautiful planet. I think that makes us interesting for scientific visits, exploration, adventures or even tourism.

There is a classic question that is also essential: it's asked by anyone interested in the phenomenon and not just skeptics. Why are they so elusive?

I suppose there must be some kind of universal standard not to interfere on planets that are inferior from the standpoint of development. When we have done it, through colonization, for example, the result has been disastrous. It always ended badly. I'm betting these entities are aware of it and have forbidden it. You cannot intervene in a world that still wages war.

Human scientists don't talk to lab rats. Are we facing a similar situation?

Something like that. When humans go to the jungle and come across monkeys, they don't ask to meet their king. I further believe that these civilizations are ambivalent: they study, research or monitor, we're not sure what their goal is. Meanwhile, humans try to understand what they're doing here, the military tries to knock them out of the air with missiles and so forth.

I understand that a few decades ago, when current recording systems did not exist and people didn't go around with Smartphones, getting unquestioned proof was hard. Why hasn't a witness or researcher like yourself appeared on television with such evidence? Does it not exist?

Sure it does. By the dozen. But it is in the hands of the military, starting with crashed vehicles, captured creatures, radar evidence, photographs, etc. Researchers also have proof, but even if you bring them to the stage, it will never have the same probative value that it would if it came from the authorities. This they will not do. They aren't interested.

Why? What would fall apart?

Their scam. The military of all countries are supported by taxation. If I'm the Army and I tell the taxpayer that there are some civilizations up there that are 50,000 years ahead of us and that there's nothing we can do against them, the taxpayer can reasonably ask why he's paying me a salary for.

To protect us against an attack from DAESH?

Yes, they're doing that already. It's also a great business for arms manufacturers, isn't that so?

Has there been an effort to control you or discredit you? I'm asking about human forces, of course.

Of course. I've gone through phases in which public opinion has been poisoned about me, calling me everything except pretty, and I suspect there's been a physical attempt against me. It's logical, though. I'm a troublesome person who’s needling them, calling military men liars.

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mexico: Unidentified Red Light At the Colima Volcano

[With thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Argentina: Woman Claims Finding ET in Gualeguay 48 years Ago

Source: Facebook
Date: 09.12.16
An article by Sebastián Aranguren

Argentina: Woman Claims Finding ET in Gualeguay 48 years Ago

Forty eight years ago, a girl playing with a friend on a property locating the Tiro Federal football club of Gualeguay, Province of Entre Rios, was a direct witness to a case that would be a sort of Roswell-type event, should it be confirmed, as the child spoke to a small humanoid and held it in her arms.

The unusual episode was reported to researchers from the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) by a woman who is now 53 years old, the little girl who lived through the incredible story that she could never erase from her mind, and has now disclosed it to the UFO research team.

Teresa, as she is identified, recounted that one afternoon in 1968, when she was 5 years old and playing on a lot bordering the Gualeguay Tiro Federal, she saw something moving among the weeds.
She approached the location curiously and saw that what moved about was something she would never forget: a tiny being, naked, and with large eyes that regarded her sorrowfully. He appeared to be having a bad time in the puddle in which he lay on his back.

Overcoming her initial shock, the child picked up the "little man", as she still calls him today, and cuddled it in her arms, feeling its cold and "slippery" flesh. It also had a prominent head that was out of proportion with the rest of her body with long and extremely slender arms.

"The woman doesn't recall having seen the little man's nose. He was about some 20 centimeters tall, judging from the space he occupied between her neck and bellybutton as she gathered him in her arms," said Luis Burgos, director of FAO, the UFO organization studying the case.

The case that Burgos uploaded to his website also adds that Teresita's entity "had skin like a chicken and with an orange tinge." He added that it lacked eyelashes and eyebrows, and in her childhood fantasy, the girl thought she was in the presence of a living doll. But the discovery would have a darker ending. "The father of Teresa’s friend was the man in charge of the Tiro Federal football club. Both girls went over to show him about their discovery with an unexpected reaction, according to Burgos. He wrenched the creature Teresa cradled in his arms and admonished her severely, walking off with the entity. The girl never saw it again. Every time she crossed paths with her friend's father, she would say accusingly: "You stole the little man from me."

Teresa's life went on. She came to live in the Buenos Aires area and when she returned to Gualeguay, she found impossible to reconstruct her childhood discovery. However, she saw a similarity between the little man and the humanoids of the movie Cocoon, although much larger, and shed tears of joy upon seeing Steven Spielberg's "E.T.". There is a further detail that could be linked with the 1968 event and upon which the FAO group has focused: Teresa was able to recreate a ceramic figure of the little man, and had a variety of paranormal experiences throughout her adult life.

The Case Occurred during the 1968 Flap

The case narrated by Teresa occurred, according to Luis Burgos, "within the context of the greatest UFO wave on the national and global level." Burgos stressed that the Great UFO Flap of 1968 included "a considerable number of humanoid encounters which totaled no less than 21 reports in 1968 alone." He added that there were UFO sightings in the summer of 1968 in Federacion (16 Feb 68) and Concepcion del Uruguay (15 Mar 68).

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU]

Friday, September 09, 2016

Argentina: Cattle Mutilations in the Patagones District

Source: VISION OVNI & Comarca Hoy.com.ar
Date: 09.08.2016

Argentina: Cattle Mutilations in the Patagones District

Is the Chupacabras on the loose? Questions arise over the discovery of dead cows and sheep. The discovery of mutilated animals in various fields caused alarm in the rural community, which is unable to explain the reason for these events. A cattleman describes the situation experienced.

The subject gives rise to conflicting opinions, from the most skeptical to the most credulous, each willing to tell their own version of the events: that it is a subject imposed by the government to forestall discussions of any other matter, that they are caused by pumas, and other theories that have been circulated by the media.

In this case, Carlos Dietz is a cattleman in the Patagones District and he told his story on the "Patagones y algo mas" program transmitted on Radio Nacional Viedma.

Dietz is a cattleman in a field located in the region of the 31st. He engages in agriculture and livestock and is one of those who are unable to explain the anomalies that took place on his property.

In an interview with journalist Daniel Etman, Carlos said that animals began appearing with their jaws completely devoured some 15 days ago. "There were a few cases and mine is one of them. It's very strange. You can't say anything or they'll laugh in your face," Dietz remarked on the capital area radio station.

"Strangest of all is that only the animal's jawbone was eaten away. Nothing more. It's the only thing. All that was left were the carretillas. The soft parts were fully intact, and the anus is also intact," Dietz explained, clarifying that he discusses the matter in the hopes that no sensational claims will be raised about it.

Regarding the discovery on his field, he said the animal involved weighed approximately 500 kilos. "Had there been a fight, or a threatening situation, the animal would've left marks on the ground, but this appears to have been a sudden death, gently falling to the ground and staying there. It never managed to let off a few kicks. Very surprising."

As for the animal's decomposition, he said carrion animals will reduce it to bone in little time. "Mice appear and dig holes. Vultures arrive and polish the carcass clean. In this case, it's been over ten days and the animal's intact. Only the upper part of the jaw is missing. No carrion animals have come near, not at all."

The area, he said, consists of small farms ranging from 500 to 800 hectares. These are flat fields without hills. "They are basically all ranches and you can see the animals from your house. You go out to survey the area and you can see the entire property. This cow (the one found without its jaw) is 400 meters from my home. I see it and what surprises me the most is that no mice or vultures have approached. Not one."

Questions arise daily, with each episode that occurs in the area fields. Up to now it is said that there have been three incidents in the Patagones District, one of them on a field on the way to the 7 de Marzo tourist village, better known as La Baliza.

Each event gives rise to questions and uncertainty. Questions that arise with every statement put forth. No one has a logical explanation of the event and absolutely all reject the story of the legendary Chupacabras in the area.

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO and Andrea Pérez Simondini of Visión OVNI

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Guatemala: Strange Object Over Banco de Guatemala

Source: PLANETA UFO and Publinews
Date: 1 September 2016
(An article by Luisa Ma. Godinez)

Guatemala: Strange Object Over Banco de Guatemala

A Publinews reader shared some videos with us that showed a strange object flying near Intelcap and Banco de Guatemala.

"I'm sharing with you an unidentified flying object (UFO) that I recorded today around 8:05 a.m.," remarked Giovanni Dorigoni.

At first glance it isn't possible to make out what it is. It could be a drone, however. Some Facebook users remarked that it looked like a balloon.

In one of the videos, the object remains static before concealing itself behind the clouds.

Video at: https://www.facebook.com/GiovanniDorigoni/videos/10154093786357909/

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