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]