Thursday, October 28, 2021

Argentina: Man About to "Go" in the Wilderness is Beaten by an Imp.



Source: QuePasaSalta (Argentina)
Date: September 2, 2018

Argentina: Man About to "Go" in the Wilderness is Beaten by an Imp.

Construction worker went into the bush for a bowel movement and was attacked by an imp, requiring assistance due to being in shock. He lost his speech.

A 35-year-old rural worker required assistance at a private clinic in the locality of Tinogasta (Catamarca)  after being approached and beaten by an individual he described as an 'imp'. The strange incident occurred in 2011 and became public knowledge in the country, causing commotion.

The incident began when the man moved away from his work fellows to relieve himself and felt someone 'tapping him on the back.'

Immediately following, what he described - after regaining speech while being cared for at the clinic - was how an individual about the size of a small boy, with an enormous hat, dressed in black and whose face cannot be seen, gave him a swift kick in the backside.

"I turned around and he kicked me in the rear. I tried to keep walking, but my legs felt very heavy, too weak to move them. Furthermore, I felt chills," said the man, whose identity was not released. His statements were made known by the El Esquiú.com

"It was all very strange, bu I started to walk back to where the rest of my co-workers were. I looked back every so often to see if he was there and was following me," said the rural worker.

He later added: "I managed to cross a wire fence. I could only see the path I was following because everything else was confusing. I saw him on the other side and he spoke to me in a hoarse voice, calling to me and telling me to go away, that he would not hurt me further."

The man's co-workers, finding him speechless and in shock, took him to the Virgen del Valle clinic.

Doctor Sofía Bellido of that care center noted that the man - who suffered from 'a nervous breakdown' when brought to the clinic - had palpitations, hypertension and was unable to utter a single word."

The physician maintained that "the man underwent an event in the wilderness that we were unable to fully determine, but using hand signals and writing on a piece of paper, claimed having seen something he could not explain."

"At the time I believed it could have been some sort of hallucination, but he was completely fine, showed no signs of intoxication or alcoholism. In fact, the event took place during his working hours," added the doctor.

Bellido says that the clinic 'respects popular belief' and that the goal of the staff was to 'calm' the man down and helping him 'overcome this event with psychological therapy'.

[Translator's Note - While this story was met with scorn and still evokes negative reactions, we must bear in mind that attacks of this nature, involving "imps", "goblins" or "little people" are featured extensively in UFO and paranormal literature in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America. One is reminded of cases recorded by researcher Carlos Banchs about farmhands who wanted to give the 'little people' a beating only to have them retaliate in kind, and Sebastián Robiou's account in Puerto Rico - 4000 miles distant - involving a rural resident being accosted by 'imps'. Links to similar situations are provided below.] 

[Translation (c) 2021 Scott Corrales with thanks to Ariel Ovando and QuePasaSalta]

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

1963: The Great Alberti Mothership




Argentina: The Great Alberti Mothership?

(Luis Burgos FAO/ICOU)


At 7:30 pm on February 7, 1963, Felix Carraizo and his wife were driving along National Highway 5, linking Buenos Aires to La Pampa province. In the vicinity of Alberti, he slowed down before coming to a full stop. The reason? According to Carraizo, his wife was nervously pointing an immensely large and glowing "something" floating over the right hand of the road. In fact, over a stand of trees, there was a motionless, silver-grey colored cylindrical object, in a vertical position and somewhat tilted. Neither witness could believe what they were seeing.

"It could have been over 200 meters long," they said, “and perhaps 20 meters in diameter. There was a blinding light coming from its mid-section. It hurt the eyes. There were four rectangular lights resembling portholes, blinking along the fuselage, one of them was even brighter than the intense glow. Three more dotted the lower section of the cylinder..."

Felix Carraizo remembered that he had a still camera in the backseat, and without any hesitation, reached for the instrument and snapped a phot.  Upon lowering the camera, he noticed that the object was now in motion. A cloud-darkened sky served as backdrop.

"Before I could take a second shot," he said, "the luminous cylinder rose upward at high speed and with successive bursts. Then it assumed a horizontal position and became lost in space." The experience lasted little over a minute. Carrizo used a Schneider Alpa-Xenar 1: 3,5/75 telephoto lens, 1/250 shutter speed, f-16. The film used was Kodak Plus-X Pan 35mm.

These then are the details of the event and the witness's testimony. A case that gave rise to broad and intense debate in forums. During a trip along the same road in 2020, we were unable to locate the exact location of the incident. We later appealed to Luis Bianchi (FAO La Plata) to provide an illustration and Patricio Barrancos (FAO Buenos Aires) to colorize the original photo.


[Translation (c) 2021 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO/ICOU]


Monday, October 25, 2021

A Legendary UFO Photo and Government Research




Source: FAO / ICOU (Luis Burgos)
Date: October 25, 2021

A Legendary UFO Photo and Government Research

On August 13 1967, Jose Miguel Lugones, a professor at the National University of La Plata, detects the strange silhouette of a flying object which went on to become "The First Phantom UFO" reported in the country. This gave rise to the 2001: Periodismo de Anticipación magazine to call it "A ghost over Aeroparque", a naming that does not belong to Fabio Zerpa, Luis Burgos or any othre ufologist. Lugones, who was my advisor for 30 years until his passing years ago, went to the Condor Building and was attended in person by Romualdo Moyano, the officer-in-charge of the Air Force's UFO section. I said UFO and not space or unknown phenomena, as some may call it, because they simply researched...UFOs! As can be attested from their printed materials.
He subsequently headed to the Punta Indio Naval Air Station and contacted Lt. Cmdrs. Carlos Molteni and Hugo Morales, who informed him that the information would be submitted to the Central Office in charge of studying UFOs at the Naval Command. He was given a Navy form to fill out, but his negatives were never returned to him.
Therfore, at that time (and earlier as well), two of the three branches of the military government were investigating UFOs. This cannot be stated more clearly. Today, the famous photo that went around the world has been colorized byt Patricio Barrancos (FAO, Buenos Aires)