Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Argentina: CE-3 with a Stick Figure Alien?

Date: 07.30.2019

Argentina: CE-3 with a Stick Figure Alien?

The Café Ufológico Rio54 held on July 4, 2019 also featured an interesting CE-3 experience related by Javier Stagnaro and included by Mario Lupo and Rubén Morales in the proceedings of the session, which were posted to Inexplicata Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez’s Planeta UFO:

“[…] and speaking of Salta, Javier Stagnaro brought up a hitherto unpublished case that he recently received from a friend. It occurred last autumn [spring of 2018, to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – SC] at a rural home 7 kilometers from La Caldera, across from the Campo Alegre Dam. This is 27 kilometers from Salta along National Highway 9 leading to Jujuy.

“The owner of the house witnessed an extremely strange being slowly walking down the street at a distance of little over 5 meters from her wire mesh fence. The creature looked at her fixedly and was no taller than 1.5 meters. Its overall appearance was human in the sense that it walked erect and had two arms and two legs, but the body and extremities were very thin, “like the branches of a plant,” according to the startled woman. She only saw the being walk past, there was no light or sound involved nothing else to report. It was an otherwise quiet night.

“She was very frightened, and as she was alone, she brought her dogs inside and locked herself in. Javier asked her for a drawing representing the experience, and we reproduce it here. Given the unusual appearance of this silhouette, Javier looked for background information and recalled a case recorded near Victoria, Entre Rios, that Silvia Pérez Simondini had spoken about on a given occasion, concerning a being with a very slender physique – “with legs like a wading bird”, according to witnesses. He was also reminded of the praying mantis-shaped ‘insectoids’ described by such authors as Budd Hopkins, John Mack, David Jacobs or Gilda Moura, who also make one think about “branch-thin extremities.”

Once more, our thanks to Messrs. Lupo and Morales and Guillermo Giménez.

Argentina: An Interesting Anedcote from Café Ufológico RIO54

Date: 07.30.2019

Argentina: An Interesting Anedcote from Café Ufológico RIO54

[RIO54 is a UFO/paranormal gathering hosted by MARIO LUPO and RUBEN MORALES in the Avellaneda district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its monthly meetings cover an impressive array of subjects with a variety of speakers. An interesting case involving police officers and missing time was featured in the most recent session, presented by Carlos Vales.]

“Carlos Vales brought up a case that occurred near Cachi that he investigated in the days when he formed part of the Hemisferios-CEFU UFO group. It was after 0400 hours on 9 May 2001. A police van had left the town of Cachi and was escorted by a luminous phenomenon during a considerable stretch of its drive along National Route 22. The light became visible upon entering the Recta de Tin Tin in the magical landscape of Los Cardones National Park.

“The van drove along with its beacons lit. Inside the vehicle were three police officers plus two women in custody who were to testify the following morning at a court in the provincial capital. The light appeared bent on pursuing the van. It hopped, changing position quickly, and always remaining within view of the policemen. There appeared to be a sort of interaction or play between the light and the witnesses. As it came closer, it was possible to see that it was an intensely white source of light surrounded by intermittent lights of various colors.

“The driver slowed down to allow the light to overtake it, but upon reaching Cuesta del Obispo, a place where the road narrows down between two mountains, the phenomenon placed itself in the middle of the road, barring passage.

“The police van’s engines and lights went off. The vehicle stopped on the berm. A hundred meters ahead, perhaps, the intense oval light illuminated the road and its size surpassed it on both sides, allowing its diameter to be estimated at some 30 meters (98 feet). The three officers began feeling intense heat. Five minutes later, the object rose into the air suddenly, making a buzzing sound and hovering, again in full view of the onlookers.

“The van was able to get moving again, but the officers began feeling ill, affected by headaches and vomiting that caused them to pull over several times during the journey. Upon descending Cuesta del Obispo, they saw the object on high yet again and felt afraid, because at that point the road becomes winding, requiring drivers to concentrate on the curves. Furthermore, there were fog banks present.
“They finally arrived in Salta an hour later than expected, although there is no information suggesting a ‘missing time’ episode. Carlos Vales and his team covered the same road with two of the law enforcement officers who witnessed the event in order to reconstruct the harrowing experience on-site.

Vales invited those present at Café Ufológico RIO54 to listen and take part in his “Enigmas 2019” program which can be heard on Wednesdays from 21:00 to 23:00 hours on Radio Atilra’s (General Rodriguez) Facebook page.

Our thanks to Messrs. Lupo and Morales for this information, and to Guillermo Giménez for posting it to PLANETA UFO.

Spain: UFO Activity Over Cádiz - July 2019

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and www.cadizdirecto.com (Spain)
Date: 12 July 2019
An article by José Manuel García Bautista

Spain: UFO Activity Over Cádiz - July 2019

[A report from our longtime collaborator JM García Bautista back to INEXPLICATA - we had the pleasure of translating a number of his articles for FATE magazine in the early 2000s and his work also forms part of INEXPLICATA's collection. We urge our readers to seek them out--SC]

CADIZ DIRECTO. Summer is a season of the year that invites us to spend more time outdoors, enjoying cooler weather on the streets during the pleasant evenings of Andalucia's climate. For this reason, statistically speaking, it is the time of year during which the most UFO sightings are recorded, strictly by definition - objects that are unidentified by the observer in the sky - where the case histories increase exponentially to the number of people in a given environment.

Thus, the month of July [2019] has yielded some truly significant sightings. The first among them - in the region of Jerez - involves a particular encounter. A group of youngsters on its way to Chipiona on July 2 saw a light appear behind their vehicle on the road, making them believe "it was another vehicle seen at a distance, but the light grew brighter and instead of two headlights, a single source of light was visible. That's when one of my friends said: "The guy on the motorcycle could cut his high beams" and I relaxed a little. What is strange is that when the light was nearly on top of us, and we thought it would pass us by, it took to the air, lighting my car from above, and vanished into the sky. That's when we began saying it was a UFO and I had to pull over to recover from the shock." These were the words of a thoroughly unsettled Alberto López. The encounter occurred at 23:14 hours. Given its high degree of strangeness, this event has not been satisfactorily explained.

The next encounter took place in the vicinity of Sanlúcar de Barrameda on July 6, when a couple walking along the beach around midnight witnessed a luminous object moving underwater. "It was very odd, like a blinking light making its way along the canal, by the line of buoys with green and red lights. It moved in a straight line, pulsating, and didn't stop moving," said Manuel García, who suddenly remembered "those shows by Iker Jiménez in which they discuss strange underwater objects and UFOs."

The final sighting was in the Bay of Cádiz itself. It was here, on night of July 10th to the 11th, that strange lights were seen in the sky, "moving randomly and with colors ranging from green to blue. They weren't drones. They were two individual lights. I fly drones and know what they're like, and besides, they were at a considerable height, it was impossible. They were visible at a distance. It lasted a few minutes, and then the lights descended as if they'd fallen into the sea and it was all over," said our eyewitness in an area in which experts such as Eugenio Belgrano have conducted considerable research and formulated conjectures on this area, which acts as a magnet to unknown aerial phenomena.

These are the sightings for a July that has been as unusual as it has been bountiful in encounters of this type. The UFO phenomenon keeps checking in on these latitudes.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Jose Manuel García Bautista]

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante

Source: PLANETA UFO and www.diarioinformacion.com
(News Item originally appeared on 10.25.2016)
Date: 07.25.2019

Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante

An object plunging into the sea at Benidorm and others floating in the air just a few of the cases featured in the files.

The Ministry of Defense has published digitized versions of 80 declassified reports – a total of 1900 pages of “UFO Files” throughout Spain, including sightings that occurred in the province of Alicante or recorded by air squadrons based in this location.

Thus, the Alcoy-based Squadron 5 recorded the following incidents:

1975 – 28 July. 0530 Hours. An object flies over the EVA-5 radar installation at low altitude witnessed by several subofficers. A radar echo motionless over the sea was picked up shortly before.

1979 – 6 February. 2117 Hours. Mediterranean, near Baleares. Multiple lights sighted from the butane carrier Tamames; the EVA-5 and Pegaso radars pick up echoes over the sea. A possible exercise involving paratroopers, still to be determined.

1979 – 13 March. 1059. EVA-5 and Pegaso detect an unknown echo heading toward the Spanish Peninsula. Mirage III scrambled from Manises. No visual contact.

1986 – 26 April, 1800 Hours. EVA-5 observes an object plunging into the sea at Benidorm. The Guardia Civil (state police) is notified.

1986 – 26 July. 2300 Hours. EVA-5 picks up an unknown echo on the Baleares to Cadiz route.

In the document dated 13 July 1994, Jacar Aitana-EVA-5, under the heading “Sightings of Strange Phenomena in National Airspace’, states that it has no information on the 1975 and 1979 incidents, but it provides information on the following, garnered from the operations squadron.

It states that on 24 April 1986, at 0622 hours, strange objects were seen between 100 and 120 degrees between 100 and 110 miles. Median altitude between 8000 and 11000 feet. They did not change position.

Two days later, at 1930 hours, the radar switched to manual to track an unknown object a 180 degrees 40NM. 39000 feet. Two Mirage fighters are launched from Manises.

In July 26 of that year, at 1229 Hours, manual altitude for an unknown object at 150 degrees NM, 29000 feet.

In another file dated 25 June 1981 there is a discussion concerning a letter sent by a private party to the Air Force Chief of Staff describing a sighting of an object that flew over his apartment in
Alicante as he stood in the terrace. The document cautions that this letter ‘should have not merited the opening of a file, since even though a possible sighting was involved, the submitter’s intention was to recommend the capture of one of these objects for study. It should have been brought to a close with a timely reply and filed away as UFO-related correspondence.’

Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña

Source: PLANETA UFO and www.elpais.com
Date: 07.25.2019
An Article by Marc Rovira (Tarragona 1 Nov. 2016)

Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña

Ministry of Defense Allows Access to the 16 Files Under the Custody of the General Staff of the Army
Noon, May 13, 1969. Optimal atmospheric conditions at the Reus aerodrome. The weather report says visibility is perfect 10 kilometers around the old military facility. The control tower is guiding the takeoff maneuvers of a Boeing 727 on its way to Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport. Reaching for his binoculars, the air traffic controller on duty calls out to the other five people who are working the tower controls with him: an assistant controller, two mechanics and two soldiers squint to see the “bright motionless spot, circular in shape” that can be made out in the 727’s trajectory. The tower orders the pilot of a nimble two-seater gliding nearby to approach the beam of light to ascertain its nature. The incident, which was never explained, is one of 84 UFO sighting files declassified by the Ministry of Defense.

1,953 pages of reports cover 33 years of events similar to the one in Reus. The documents have been kept under the custody of the Intelligence Section of the General Staff of the Army and are covered with stamps that caution the “confidential” nature of the information. The care with which documents were handled is of another day, and as from this week, it is possible to consult them through the Defense Virtual Library (Biblioteca Virtual de Defensa).

Cataluña appears in 16 binders. Each of the files includes a summary of the circumstances of the sighting: place, date, remarks, conclusions and the proposed classification. Furthermore, the material accompanying the investigation is set on record, that is to say, weather report, photos of the sightings, sketches, drawings, press clippings and eyewitness interviews.

In some of the cases, the visual evidence calls for a great deal of imagination. For example, in the case of a sighting over the Costa Brava in August 1982: a resident of Blanes submitted a detailed dossier to the Air Force HQ describing his sighting of a “rosary of lights” in the sky as he shared an evening with friends from “his penthouse by the sea”. It was a “cylindrical object” some 50 to 100 meters in diameter, with windows, flying and “rotating on its own axis”. The witness provided sketches that try to provide a shape to something attempting to resemble a flying saucer.

There is also a story from a married couple in Sant Cugat del Valles who saw a round unidentified object in the early morning hours from the Arrabassada Highway. The object “gave off red, green and orange” flashes. The Air Force closed the file without investigating it.

UFO fans say that the vicinity of Tibidabo is a customary transit point for unidentified flying objects. One of the most extensive dossiers that can be consulted describes the warning given by the Abbot of Monserrat on 23 February 1971 – a day of intense activity for UFO buffs, as events took place from the Cantabrian Sea to Barcelona, including Madrid and Huesca.
The duty officer at the Barcelona Airport, agents of the Montistrol Guardia Civil (state police), a monk from the Olesa Monastery, the Abbot of Monserrat himself and up to 44 witnesses claimed seeing a “luminous spot” with a striking wake that plunged from the sky to ground at a dizzying speed. Subsequent investigations proved the “actual existence” of the event. However, it was not a UFO, according to the report. The object had been a rocket launched by the Centre d’Essais de Biscarrosse in France.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Marc Rovira, El País]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mexico: Alleged UFOs in the Skies of Pachuca

Source: Planeta UFO and www.elsoldehidalgo.com.mx
Date: 07.17.2019

Mexico: Alleged UFOs in the Skies of Pachuca

Cybernauts have shown interest in the alleged manifestation of UFOs over the city of Pachuca (state of Hidalgo)

The material was published yesterday in the YouTube account of user Jorge Padrón, according to the description given, and took place on July 12 of this year at 0200 hours, recorded with Bushnell Equinox Z night vision gear.

The video, with a duration of approximately two minutes, shows several lights in the sky that blink on and off in a rather unusual fashion.

According to the images, this alleged manifestation occurred close to Cerro de Cubitos, which belongs to our capital city.

Cerro de Cubitos contains the highest number of TV and radio antennae, giving rise to speculation of this sort.

VIDEO at: https://www.elsoldehidalgo.com.mx/local/video-de-supuestos-ovnis-en-pachuca-3903609.html

[Translation (c) 2019, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and El Sol de Hidalgo]

When Planets Attack

When Planets Attack

By Scott Corrales
© 2019

Five years ago, astronomers in Hawaii made an impressive discovery - their scans of the firmament had located the existence of a planet wandering through space without the benefit of a star to orbit. A rogue planet, in other words.

Only eighty light years from Earth - a stone's throw by astronomical distances - the wanderer received the unromantic designation PSO J318.5-22 and was determined to have been formed a little over eleven million years ago, making it a young orphan.

Dr. Michael Liu, in charge of the Pan-STARRS-1 wide-field telescope, remarked that such free-floating objects in space, the stuff of science fiction, had never been seen before. "It has all the characteristics of young planets found around stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."

Scientists, however, had not been wasting precious telescope time looking for such worlds. They had been looking for brown dwarfs, dense stars with cool temperatures. The rogue planet’s existence was confirmed by two other astronomical instruments – the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the Gemini North Telescope, also in Hawaii.

My personal interest in these subjects comes from a deep-rooted interest in science fiction since very early childhood. Classic space opera gives us the notion of dark planets employed as lairs by galactic villains, or entire worlds hurled against the enemy as weapons of war. Even Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Empire offers us an orphan planet used as a forward base by his heroic general, Bel Riose. How this dark world kept sufficient atmosphere for characters to engage in lengthy dialogue is the subject of a completely different article.

But pride of place in the displacement of celestial orbs goes to the Gerry Anderson TV series “Space:1999”, set on our very own and familiar Moon, only this time ripped away from Earth by explosions in nuclear waste dumps on the satellite’s dark side. This wandering moon encounters other itinerant worlds (the giant planet “Erra” among them) as part of its highly fanciful but no less entertaining interstellar adventures.

Arthur C. Clarke’s wonderful books gave us the mysterious asteroid Rama, entering our solar system only as a refueling point before continuing its journey to parts unknown; others authors have speculated about “neutron stars” entering our solar system and causing planetary mayhem. H.G. wells had a comet strike our world and snatch entire segments of our population into space, giving them a tour of the outer planets.

Rogue planets – the easiest “handle” to give these worlds – were best articulated to science fiction opus “When Worlds Collide” (1951), presenting an Earth destroyed by not one, but two wandering planets – Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta -- luckily for our species, a group of humans manage to escape the second of these aboard a classic, needle-nosed rocket ship. The actual blasting off to the new world occupies only a few minutes of screen time – the rest of the film concentrates on the more pressing question of who would be allowed to be among the lucky few to leave our dying world. Fritz Leiber delighted science fiction readers with “The Wanderer” (1964) a complex, multiple point-of-view space opera about a rogue planet that materializes in our solar system and pulverizes our moon for fuel, just as a larger world appears out of nowhere: a “law enforcement” planet chasing the miscreant denizens of the “Wanderer” across the galaxy.In more recent years, big-screen thrill-fests like “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” delighted and terrified thousands of viewers all over the world.

Thrilling stuff for sure, to be enjoyed in book form or on the silver screen, but is it really possible that planet-sized intruders could disrupt our solar system? What are we to make of the psychics and paranormalists who have forecast spatial events that are every bit as chilling as those featured in works of fiction?

Wanderers in Cosmic Darkness

An interesting factbook compiled by David Wallace and David Wallechinsky (“The People’s Almanac”, 1975) included a prophecy by the notorious T.V. psychic Criswell that proved less-than-accurate: in the year 1982, according to the seer, a dying rogue planet known as Bullanon would enter our solar system and come so close to our planet that it would “affect Earth’s gravity, shifting the poles.” This would in turn result in the rising of a lost continent that would serve as a bridge between the hump of Africa and southeastern South America. The price to be paid for this sudden acquisition of real estate would be earthquakes that would level cities on hemisphere, volcanic eruptions galore and tidal waves. “It will also cause a 40-day snowstorm with ice, resulting in a ‘white death’,” said Criswell. Humanity, brought to its knees by the unexpected cosmic phenomenon, would find no respite from cosmic peril, for on October 18, 1988, a meteor would slam into London, nearly leveling the city.

The temptation to sneer Criswell’s predictions is overpowering (after all, this is the same man who played the Voice of Doom in “Plan 9 From Outer Space”) but his prediction of planetary chaos is hardly the only one. The predictions of others have also featured rogue planets – especially those issued by the discarnate entity known only as “Ramatis”.

South American psychic Hermilio Maes channeled Ramatis extensively during the 1950s. Maes and his discarnate source managed to pen a number of books – chronicling the channeled sessions on a variety of subjects, mostly religion, morality and metaphysics – that garnered a considerable following in Latin America and Brazilian contactee and spiritualist circles (one of these works, O Sublime Peregrinho, concerning the life of Jesus, is still in print). After Maes died, “Ramatis” continued to appear in other trance-medium sessions.

Ramatis has a more colorful backstory than the traditional “space commanders” that populate contactee lore, and occultists hasten to explain that Ramatis is no run-of-the-mill spirit: he was born in Indochina in the 10th century B.C. and, through a series of reincarnations, played a critical role at key moments for humanity, serving as an instructor in many centers of esoteric learning in India, despite having died (or “become disembodied”, in esoteric parlance) at an early age. Centuries earlier, this teacher and healer had played a role in the events portrayed in the Ramayana, the great Indian epic, and serving the tradition put forth by the hero Rama.

Later--claim his chroniclers--he joined a team of spiritual workers in outer space whose duty is to remain in the Western World as disembodied instructors to transmit the “knowledge of the East” to those willing to hear. His full name in the “spiritual hierarchy” is Swami Sri Rama-Tis, but we can call him Ramatis for short.

Spirits and Wandering Planets

Armed with this pedigree and centuries of teachings behind him, the spirit dictated the message about the rogue planet through Hermilio Maes in the 1950’s, stating the following:

“More or less between 1960 and 1962, Earth scientists shall detect certain alterations of the sidereal routes (sic) which shall represent the first external signs of the approach of the “intruder star” as well as the end times. The star in question shall not be visible; it shall be only the perception of signs of a conjectural nature, since this manifestation shall become more notable toward the end of the century.

“The function of this “intruder star” shall be to choose in space, under the discipline of “judging the quick and dead”. In other words, those who are in the Beyond and here on Earth, identified by the effervescence of their negative magnetism [and therefore] attuned to the intruder star. This star, as we have already told you, is the barometer […]. Its purpose is to attract all discarnate spirits from the lower astral planes using its low vibration, as occurs with iron filings when attracted by a magnet.

“Be mindful that all prophecies present two revelations – one which can be described literally and understood at the time that predictions are made, and other – cabalistic – which demands the familiar knowledge of the Initiates to be properly understood, because it only adjusts to unknown forms yet to come […].

The spirit was not averse to providing a fuller description of the “intruder star”, either:

Verily, the intruder star is greater than Earth in its rigid nucleus or cooled mass, but there is no arithmetical correspondence between the nuclei and auras of both. The etheric volume of the first is more extensive or expansive because it is more radioactive […].

As to why the “intruder star” could not be seen by earthly telescopes, Ramatis explained:

“Countless times has your astronomical science been mistaken with its appreciations of what goes on in the heavens. How many times, after having identified very near stars, such as the case of Alpha, found in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, did you discover even closer bodies, such as the ones found in the constellation of the Centaur and the Virgin? Is it not strange that in the same space you should discover nearer stars, after having discovered the farther ones first?

Ramatis shows off his knowledge of Biblical prophecy as well as the writings of Michel de Notre Dame (Nostradamus), suggesting that Isaiah 34:20 indicates that the earth’s axis shall be sharpened by the passage of this rogue star – a change that cannot be corrected. Nostradamus, claims the disembodied instructor, allegedly wrote a letter to Henry II of France, stating that “a great transformation” would occur at the “appointed time” and that many would believe “that the earth was out of its orbit.” The 16th century visionary’s forty-first quatrain, says Ramatis, manifests the appearance of the intruder star when it says that “a great star” shall appear for a week, scorching the Earth, and that “two suns shall be visible in the sky, a great comet to the North.”

Hercolubus – The Hammer of the Gods?

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter. “
-- John of Pathmos, The Book of Revelation

In later years, mystical authors like Rodolfo Benavides made mention of Ramatis and his “intruder star” in their works. Benavides’ landmark “Dramáticas Profecías de la Gran Pirámide” (Shocking Prophecies of the Great Pyramid) sought to establish a link between his theory of pyramidal measurements and their correspondence to key dates in human history, suggesting that a period of 6,666 years appearing in the Piramid of Gizeh’s so-called “Queen’s Chamber” corresponded to the 6,666-year orbit of the “intruder star”, now mentioned under the ominous name of Hercolubus, as it orbited a distant star named Tyla or Tylar – an orbit that brought it in periodic contact with Earth, resulting in cataclysms. Benavides stressed the fact that Hercolubus was a “cold star” or otherwise frozen heavenly body and that its last transit through our solar system, cutting through the plane of the ecliptic, had caused the disasters leading to the sinking of legendary Atlantis.

It is difficult to ascertain where the names Hercolubus and Tylar came from, but it is almost a sure thing that they were channeled during a séance whether with Ramatis or another entity. Like a snowball gathering mass as it rolls downhill, the “Hercolubus Mythos”, for lack of a better term, grew and added new information from occult sources: the Tylar star system, for example, acquired a number of planets with faux Latin names; other sources indicated that it would take 25,000 years for the souls taken away by the super giant rogue planet to “evolve”; an attempt was made to link the intruder star with celestial bodies known to modern astronomy, stating that Tylar was in fact Barnard’s Star (5.92 light years from Earth) and that its large companion, a gas giant, was Hercolubus. However, when this gas giant has shown no inclination to break away from its primary and hurtle toward Earth, believers in the channeled wisdom of the discarnate entities argued that Barnard’s Star was in fact heading straight toward our solar system.

While it is tempting to simply dismiss this as uninformed mystical twaddle, an interesting point of fact emerges here: Astronomers in the 1970’s considered the possibility that there could be “stray” planets not orbiting stars. These worldlets would have condensed from the very same cloud of interstellar dust that allowed the formation of the inner solar system. The smallness of their mass would have kept some of them from blazing into stars, so they remained orphan planets, not dependent on a larger star. The same astronomers speculated that the orphans would be comparable to the planetary gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) in size and the nearest of them would be some three parsecs away, orbiting Sol at that tremendous distance. Could any of these worlds be the Tylar or the Hercolubus of Benavides and the elusive Ramatis?

Further adding to the mystery of celestial bodies moving through interstellar space, the astronomer A.T. Lawton, F.R.A.S., suggested that “the possible widely varying masses of stray planets, coupled with their long lifetimes, could be conducted to the appearance and development of living matter.” Not even the distinguished scientist speculated on what kind of life would emerge on these lightless worlds.

But in 1990, Scientific American magazine (October 1990) published the work of the astronomer Richard Muller and his team regarding the possibility that our sun had a “dark companion” named Nemesis, orbiting Sol every thirty-two million years, Hercolubus believers suddenly felt vindicated. Nemesis, according to the astronomers who postulated its existence, would move through the interstellar void periodically disturbing the comets in the Oort Cloud, the outer cometary nebula surrounding our solar system. One such comet could have been the celestial dart that caused the annihilation of the dinosaurs.

Like a movie set being hastily redressed for another scene, the champions of the “intruder star” hastily transferred Tylar from Barnard’s Star and turned it into Nemesis; Hercolubus, they argued, was not the comet the astronomical community had theorized, but the predicted massive, single planet that would fulfill the predictions of Ramatis.

Giant Planet-Comets?

Chilean UFO researcher Liliana Núñez mentions the curious fact that an astronomer with an international reputation actually threw his hat into the Hercolubus ring in a statement appearing in the August 22 1993 issue of Santiago de Chile’s “La Tercera” newspaper.

From his observatory in Villa Alemana, Chile, Carlos Muñoz Ferrada unequivocally told journalists that “a gigantic planet-comet approaching Earth is the source of climatic alterations, abnormal geological activity and volcanic explosions” which were taking place at the time. No believer in the mystical, Muñoz’s calculations indicated that the rogue “planet-comet” was approaching our solar system from “above” the plane of the ecliptic, heading toward the North Pole from the vicinity of the Ursa Minor constellation. The intruder’s size was predicted at 35 times greater than Earth and it “was charged with cosmic energy and a vast electromagnetic field. Its presence causes geophysical anomalies in all other heavenly bodies.” Some of the anomalies, according to Muñoz, were the strange flashes of light seen on the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and – allegedly – the greater luminosity of Halley’s Comet when it transited through our solar system in 1986.

Most astronomers would have challenged Muñoz on an elementary point – was his predicted intruder a planet or a comet? To this, the scientist said that he chose to define the object as a planet-comet because “it has the mass of the former and the orbital path of the latter,” adding that the intruder took 13,333.3 years to orbit our sun, implying that its last visit to the inner solar system had occurred in the days of Atlantis.

But Muñoz’s calculations were completely off when it came to predicting the rogue planet’s arrival: August 11, 1999 had been predicted as the date on which a spectacular conjunction between the Sun, the new Moon, Earth and the planet-comet would occur, with cataclysmic effects on our world. When nothing occurred on the date predicted, the astronomer made himself scarce.

Would current instruments easily detect a rogue planet so massive? What about Nemesis? It would appear that Richard Muller and his colleagues continued their search for Sol’s “dark companion”, developing the software required to scan over three thousand star fields which they believe would contain “possible red dwarf candidates” in the northern hemisphere. ("New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History", Houston Univ., p19-20). Their success will surely add not only a milestone to astronomy, but also a further chapter in the story of Hercolubus, which – if the mystics are correct – is inexorably approaching our planet for a rendezvous from which there is no escape.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Argentina: "Cerrillos Is an Alien Base" - A Widespread Belief in the 80s

Source: PLANETA UFO and El Tribuno
Date: 07.13.2019
Article by Daniel Díaz

Argentina: "Cerrillos Is an Alien Base" - A Belief Held in the 80s

In those days, a group of youngsters claimed seeing small, green and bald entities descending form a UFO before vanishing amid the tobacco plants.

Stories about aliens that prevailed in the Western World in the late '70s and early '80s also included a location in Salta. In the spring of 1979, Cerrillos experienced a wave of paranoia arising from a series of reports that alleged the presence of extraterrestrial beings in some tobacco plantations.

Those with good memories will recall the talk - at the domestic and international level - regarding the arrival of small green entities who had claimed Valle de Lerma as their base of operations. This news was circulated by some children who claimed seeing an alien spaceship landing in a field, from their vantage point on the train tracks behind Barrio Antártida Argentina and only a few blocks from the main square.

Terrified, it wasn't long before the kids told their story and the news made its way to the local press through the work of a journalist on the other side of the Andes. After it appeared in EL TRIBUNO, the story quickly appeared in the country's main magazines and dailies.

The strange event was also fostered by the opening of Ridley Scott's "Alien" and a series of movies with an extraterrestrial subject, which was popular at the time, such as Steven Spielberg's "ET".

The media 'bounce' was such that days later, hundreds of reports were coming in from residents of rural areas in Corrientes, Buenos Aires and Mendoza, reporting the presence of diminutive beings, similar to those in Cerrillos. It was an anxious time for many locals. Parents told their children to be home before nightfall, out of safety concerns, and what had hitherto been a lonesome tobacco plantation on the way to Barrufet became the focus of study of curiosity-seekers and scientists who combed the place in search of clues or remnants from outer space.

Rumors concerning the presence of little green men in the town multiplied, as well as the stories told by adults and children alike. There were those who - clad in alien costumes - hid among the bushes to frighten people and promote the myth. There was even a report filed with the local police constabulary (UOP 13) by a resident of Necochea Street, claiming that his cocker spaniel had been abducted by aliens. He even claimed witnessing the event. Over time, paranoia dissipated until it vanished altogether. However, the mark left by Cerrillos in the history of CE-3s will endure forever.

Aliens and Rock and Roll

As it appears in the biography of the rock band Los Enanitos Verdes (The Little Green Men), their name was due to the alleged presence of aliens in Mendoza. In late 1979, a family of tourists developed a photograph taken at Puente del Inca which allegedly showed an alien.

Descriptions of strange entities in various parts of the country matched the Cerrillos reports exactly, which had been made known beforehand. Local newspapers promoted the story, and it was even said that the photograph was sent to NASA to ascertain its authenticity. The stories had such an impact on Mendozan society that at a photojournalist friend of Marciano Cantero, leader of the legendary rock group, bestowed the name Los Enanitos Verdes del Puente del Inca on the group, subsequently shortened to Los Enanitos Verdes.

"We Put a Research Team Together"

Journalist and author Fabio Pérez Paz, a resident of Cerrillos at the time, remembers: "News about the arrival of aliens near the train tracks caused uproar in Cerrillos. I was still a kid. I remember we put a research team together to find the aliens, it would have made NASA jealous."

The author of the "El Duende Amigo" series explained: "The group was formed by boys from the Rangeón, Caro, Figueroa, Díaz, Pérez Paz, Vaduna, Berruezo, Ahanduni, Rico, Arias, Aramayo and Saravia families, among others. We covered the town's train tracks from end to end. Every oil spot or piece of metal was - to us - undeniable evidence of a UFO landing. At one time we saw another group of kids running in fear from the Pueblo Nuevo area, shouting: "ahí vienen los marcianos...los enanitos verdes" (here come the martians, the little green men)." Fear got the better of us in the end and we ran like hell back to our neighborhood. Research ended there. We didn't see aliens, but there was irrefutable evidence that is still marked on the Cerrillos train tracks."

Illustration Credit: El Tribuno

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Daniel Diaz (El Tribuno) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)

Mexico: Another Alleged UFO Entering the Popocatepetl Crater

Source: PLANETA UFO and El Heraldo de Mexico
Date: 07.13.2019

Mexico: Another Alleged UFO Entering the Popocatepetl Crater

***A video was disseminated through social media showing a luminescent object entering the volcano crater***

Images shared on social media captured a putative "UFO" near the Popocatepetl Volcano.

Recorded on July 10, the video shows a glowing object approaching the volcano as it releases incandescent matter.

Seconds later, the object is seen entering Popocatepetl's crater. The video has a duration of little over 1 minute and was shared on Twitter.

Photo Credit: El Heraldo de México

VIDEO AT: https://twitter.com/i/status/1148983277551792128

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Argentina: Another Newspaper Reports the July 1947 Sighting in La Plata

Source: Agencia DIB - EL Plata (Argentina) Page 3
Date: Saturday, July 12, 1947


La Plata Holds South America’s First Place in Having Seen the Phenomenon Clearly

** It Landed Prior to Disappearing Over an Orange Tree on 56 and 25**

The quiet neighborhood of 56th and 25th streets in this city has been startled by the manifestation of a supposed ‘flying saucer’ over an orange tree. The phenomenon discovered last night by a group of neighbors was subject to a variety of conjectures, and with our characteristic suspicion, it was also the butt of numerous jokes that served to guide the subject toward more stable ground. Last night’s cold, the lack of coal, the lack of potatoes and other current concerns postponed discussion of the phenomenon, which nonetheless has its own scientific merits.
However, the violet light put forth by the infamous saucer and its surreptitious disappearance fifteen minutes after appearing, set the stage for a winter’s night magic show that served the purpose, at least, of harboring a conjecture, as harboring other possibilities at zero degrees was no easy task. We are living amid the infernal music of a century that will end up telling us we are the product of a common chemical formula!

Saucers and Cylinders in European Regions

Milan also had its “saucerful” yesterday. That is to say, its flying saucers streaking across the heavens, seen in considerable number over Lake Como. To local residents, the phenomenon can only be attributed to mass suggestion.

In Norway, however, the saucers turned into cylinders. In the village of Skotfoss, some locals witnessed ‘strange cylindrical objects’ flying placidly in the blue sky. They added, however, that the
[illegible] of these objects not being mentioned, they were as luminous as stars.

Saucers and More Saucers in Chile

The Chilean Press has echoed the flying disc sightings over the capital the night before last. Witnesses to the event have stated that the aforementioned disks flew at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters at a speed calculated to be in excess of 1,500 kilometers per hour. The director of an observatory stated that the existence of these discs is by no means extraordinary or mysterious within current scientific capabilities. He added that launching these discs was possible by means of V-2 rockets.

[Photo Caption]: The tree where the alleged flying saucer was seen. The strange phenomenon, which has captured the public’s attention worldwide, alongside major international events, could simply be the result of mass hysteria.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Marcelo G. Metayer and Agencia DIB]

Friday, July 12, 2019

1947: Argentina's First UFO Sighting

Source: El Día (Argentina) and Marcelo G. Metayer
Date: July 13, 1947

1947: Argentina's First UFO Sighting

Residents of 56 and 25 are convinced that they were not fooled by an optical illusion. They claim to have actually seen the red sphere moving in quickly from the east, only to vanish quickly. "It went that way," they state with absolute conviction, indicating a point in space, when interviewed by reporters. Now they hope at a chance to see another object in the heavens to confirm their statement. In the meantime, aside from a foreseeable case of neck ache, it is likelier to catch a cold during these popular investigations, and its duration would not be nearly as swift as the passage of the fantastic missile. In any event, the legend of the flying saucers, which has spread to every latitude on Earth, appears to keep finding fertile ground in the popular imagination, the only workshop that forges, it would seem, the bizarre devices sweeping across the sky at prodigious speeds, with no fixed trajectory or destination.

Another resident of La Plata claims having seen, with his own eyes, the swift transit of a flying saucer, similar to the ones discovered in other areas by men from this planet. He is a landowner with a farm outside this city. A serious person and - according to his son - not much given to rumors...Therefore, this gentleman told the following story over the dinner table: at the break of day on Monday, he saw a silvery object shaped like a disk pass by at an incredible speed at an estimated altitude of 1000 meters. It was disc-shaped, flying in an impeccable zig-zag pattern. Suddenly, it plunged vertically, falling into a field five hundred meters distant from the observer's perspective. Our man headed to the site, but found no traces of the alleged saucer. Not even smoke. We are back where we started. However, as legal jargon puts it, the discoverer's statement is indivisible. He has seen the real part of the legend, and we, however, can state that there is nothing at all between both platters...

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Marcelo G. Metayer]

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Chile: Strange Moving Lights Over Concepción

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 07.11.2019

Chile: Strange Moving Lights Over Concepción

There are doubts regarding the true nature of these lights, picked up by a security camera. Is a UFO involved, or is it some other sort of aerial phenomenon. No logical explanation has been found for the phenomenon up to now.

VIDEO at: https://tinyurl.com/yymaxvn2

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Inexplicata SCRIBD Account Closed

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