Sunday, May 08, 2022

OVNIRADIO- ICOU 03. The Invaders (Humanoid Case Histories) – “The Lilliputians, Part 1”


03. The Invaders (Humanoid Case Histories) – “The Lilliputians, Part 1”

Nelson Polanco: Hi there, Luis, how are you?

Luis Burgos: Just fine, Nelson.

NP: I wanted to discuss a very important segment of humanoid case histories with you for some time now. It’s something that caught my attention long ago, and I mean decades. I’m referring to the “mini-classifications”, the ones that you refer to as Lilliputians.

LB: Exactly.

NP: Classifications that differ greatly from the rest, and even differ from Type I, the shortest classification, standing one meter to one meter twenty in height. These are even smaller, and would hardly reach twenty centimeters in height.

LB: Yes, yes, They would constitute a sub-classification under the creatures that stand between eighty centimeters to one meter. It’s interesting to add sub-classifications. Notice that different kinds of humanoid morphologies appear over the decades, in other words, it’s hard to find a classification that’s exactly like another. We always go by a standard – small, medium and tall – to which we then added a fourth, that covers ‘strange beings’, we put them all in the same bag. But now, in this first section, we’ll be setting aside the Lilliputians as a sub-set of Type 1. Agreed?

NP: Yes, absolutely. Matter of fact, with what you’re saying right now, we put a great deal of effort into the classification you’re discussing right now. I was even able to look into some of these cases in person. With your extensive case files on humanoids, how many cases do you have that go back to the 1950s?

LB: It’ll surprise you, but here in Argentina there aren’t that many. We’ve only tabulated eight cases. There aren’t many abroad either. It isn’t a very common classification, but whenever [a case] presents itself, it’s important to take note of it, as it leads to substantial conclusions. Here in Argentina, for example, we have a very first case that goes back to 1968 during the worldwide [UFO flap] that includes Argentina, and the latest case, from around the ‘00s, was referred to me by [UFO researcher] Quique Mario, involving ‘little men’ in a corn field in the vicinity of Macachín in southern La Pampa. The case took place in broad daylight, and a rural worker was startled by activity in the corn field. As he approached, he reportedly saw a bunch of little men, tiny, standing some 20-25 centimeters. Many of them were holding onto the corn, the kernels and the stems. Obviously, seeing this made him feel nervous, he left the place, discussed his experience, some believed him, others didn’t…Quique Mario found him to be highly credible – why would he make up such a tale, when he could’ve conjured up a better one? This was the last case. The first one was in the summer of ’68 in Gualeguay, which we have mentioned in the OVNIS Siglo XXI blog, and whose protagonist was “Teresita”. The witness lives in Buenos Aires, I’m in regular contact with her, and she was 8 years old at the time. She had a playmate, and both girls lived facing the Gualeguay station. One afternoon, playing with rags and dolls, they saw something – over by a puddle, since everything was wet after the rain – standing amid the bushes. They thought it must be some animal, and when Teresita approached the area, she said it was a little doll, but a living doll. We gave him the name “el hombrecito” (The Little Man), the Little Man of Gualeguay. As far as she was concerned it was a living doll. It was naked, with soapy skin, perhaps on account of being wet. She picked it up and was astounded. When she and her little friend headed back to the station – the playmate’s father was the station watchman at the time – the man told her: “no, that’s no little man, that’s something that fell down,” this that and the other, and took it from her. He stole it. [Teresita] was living with her grandparents at the time and she was afraid to tell them about what had happened, out of fear of being scolded. But every time she saw the watchman, she would say to him: “I want my little man back, you stole my little man.” Would you believe, Nelson, there’s no trace of this person? Years ago the two of us tried to find his whereabouts when she returned to her old stomping grounds in Gualeguay. We asked neighbors, and they said he was from the days of the military dictatorship, a very furtive type, a bully, and he stole her little man! It’s a fascinating story, but incomplete, since we don’t know what the he did with that critter, the little man. What strikes her is that there was a shooting range in the background, and she and her friend would gather up the bullet casings left behind. Much later, as a working hypothesis, we wondered if there might have been a tiny spacecraft somewhere that ejected the little man and left him there. A truly astonishing matter, but to this very day – and she’s in her sixties – it’s something that she always reminds me about. Fascinating situation, and it led me to set up the chart for Lilliputian beings.

NP: Such an interesting case, also when considering the amount of detail. It’s important when a witness provides so much detail when humanoid beings are concerned. When we analyze the material, these humanoid beings have something in common. First, they’re all anthropomorphic. There isn’t one with a single arm, for example. They all have two arms, two legs, a spinal column, eyes, mouth…right? Like you said, a little doll. These are very small beings –

LB: You’ll also recall the Puente del Inca photograph from 1969…

NP: Of course, one of the famous cases – one of the most important photos in humanoid case histories.

LB: That case was investigated by Professor Corrado, an old Mendozan researcher. I was in touch with him, as we formed FAECE in 1978, and I remember it very well, as he was heavily involved in that case. He was a relative of Professor Noviltá from Puente del Inca. They made a brief stop one summer afternoon to take a photo, and upon having it developed he managed to see not only a figure standing between 15 and 20 centimeters, but also managed to see some kind of device behind it, could have even been a spaceship. The fact is that the photo became known worldwide.

And that’s how we arrive two years later, Nelson, at a case that will startle you. In 1981, it’s a case investigated by Marcelo Martinich, the ufologist from Santa Fe….

NP: Our fondest regards to dear Marcelo, a great field researcher in southern Santa Fe.

LB: …it was a case that occurred in Arias, in southern Cordoba. At the time, there were many ‘saucer nests’ in Arias, ground effects in the arable land, information provided by a correspondent of ours at the time. The case involved a rural businessman driving a pickup truck along a road. Morning. Broad daylight. He was going past the barbed wire when he saw a landed object only a few meters into the field – an oval-shaped device with a transparent dome. He said it was a glass window with a transparent dome. He figured the device was over two meters in diameter, and had something like two ‘fish fins’ sticking out of its sides.  Interestingly, [the device] flapped these fins all the time.

NP: A highly strange detail.

LB: Very strange! It’s unheard-of. The man approached the object and claims to have seen seven or eight tiny beings. He figured they were 30 centimeters tall, and what he found most striking was that they were naked. Their skin looked like horse skin, horse hide, but completely naked – he was even able to see their penises.

NP: You mean they were naked and had penises?

LB: This man returned to his pickup truck to fetch a hammer with which to smash the glass dome – can you picture the madness? And as he went through the wire fencing to get the hammer, he felt how the object rose into the air behind him. He turned around, the object rose higher and higher, and then vanished. But there’s another major aspect – it left behind a trail of yellow smoke, like sulfur. That’s an aspect that the researcher always stressed. Here we have a band of humanoids, not just one or two.  A band of Lilliputian beings, tiny ones. This case was added not long ago, when Marcelo Martinich told me about it.

NP: So good! What a fine dossier.

LP: The subject of the Lilliputians is mind-bending. In Azul, in 1985, I looked into a case involving a business couple in downtown Azul, right beside a sewer drain. They saw a little male and female figure, wearing military uniforms. A man and a woman, measuring some 20 centimeters, according to the witnesses. What’s more, their hair was light brown, nearly blonde. As they stared at this Lilliputian couple, [the creatures] decided to conceal themselves in one of the drainage holes. They went right into the drains. They crouched a little and crept into the drain. Businesses were open, traffic was flowing, people were walking around, and since the witnesses were known to the greengrocer, they told him what they’d just seen. “Look, you’re not going to believe us, but this this and that just happened to us.”

“I’m going to believe you,” said the greengrocer. “A few years ago, a neighbor lady, who doesn’t live around here anymore, told me the exact same thing.” She had told him exactly the same story.

NP: So it was a recurrent case in that area.

LB: It was indeed a recurrent case. In Azul. That was in the year 1985, Nelson.

NP: 1985, precisely the year of the UFO flap.

LB: That’s right, the beginning of the – this was in the summer of ’85. The flap kicked off in mid-year. And we bring the subject of the Lilliputians to a close with the famous case of the IPEFE hydraulic plant around the year 1990 when a series of sightings were reported in Berisso. We gave them the name ‘las monjitas’ (the Little Nuns). The little nuns of Berisso. The little nuns were not Lilliputians – they measured 80 centimeters. So what happened? Among the swarm of cases we were looking into in Berisso’s Supe district, there was one involving the water plant. An old water plant, dating from the 1900s, where the city of Ensenada and Berisso now stand. Both cities are separated by some fifteen or twenty blocks. The remains of that old plant are still standing. We were doing research and writing articles for some capital area newspapers. Some workers from the navy yards told us that they had been walking along the tracks around ten o’clock in the morning, and they saw what they took to be an imp in the wilderness surrounding the plant. The imp was also dressed in military uniform and stood 30 centimeters tall. Keep the Azul case in mind. It was dressed in that sort of clothing – the difference being that this one was bald and bearded. The creature just looked at the men as if scanning the landscape. When it saw the humans approaching, it did an about face and lost itself in the weeds. According to the witnesses, it went under the power plant.

We ourselves went under the power plant. A dark, damp, place with strange bugs, rats, you name it. And that’s where the story ended. It happened at the same time as the ‘little nuns’ – we were told to go to the abandoned plant to look for them, since a guy riding a bicycle one night had seen them there. This new case just presented itself. So you can see what a fascinating subject this is, these Lilliputians.

NP: Also interesting to see how the witnesses relate it to local folklore, because they automatically say “they’re imps, they’re gnomes” – a notable similarity with old stories of imps and gnomes.

LB: Look at the number of times we’ve been to Punta Piedra, to the “El Descanso” wilderness, where there’s talk not only of UFOs and USOs emerging from the water, strange lights…but also about the famous “forest of the imps” spoken of by so many. We never had the chance to go there and have no witnesses, or we would have added it to the case histories.

NP: The “forest of the imps” is where we always stop when were at El Descanso. The property belongs to the Casteles, and it’s a little forest of scrub vegetation and bushes…

LB: That’s right, there’s a wire fence that leads to another property belonging to the Casteles, and well…the presence of imps is always associated with the UFO subject here. It’s so hard to separate one subject from the other.

NP: Exactly.

LB: There’s a fine thread separating one thing from another.

NP: You’ll remember another famous writer and researcher – Jacques Vallée – who wrote a book called Passport to Magonia, I must have it somewhere, where he discusses the link, the connection, between these imps and gnomes with UFOs and CE-3Ks , and the creatures that we could classify as this new subspecies.

LB: It’s not exactly new, but we’re recovering this classification that was scattered all over books. We can now collect it and feature it as a new UFO classification.

NP: Yes, exactly.

LB: Well, Nelson, let’s close this broadcast and leave room for the next installment. You have two very interesting cases that I’d like to hear about.

NP: Yes, thank you, Luis, Bye.

[Transcription and translation © 2022 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Luis Burgos and Nelson Polanco]


Saturday, May 07, 2022

Peru: Venezuelan Immigrant Records UFO over Piura

 Source: OVNIS Venezuela

Date: 05.01.2022

 Peru: Venezuelan Immigrant Records UFO over Piura

 A report from Héctor Escalante

 On April 22, 2022, a Venezuelan national who has been living in Peru for the past three years was able to record the transit of a luminous object over the city of Piura, near the Ecuadoran border. The event occurred shortly before nightfall.

The witness, a publicist, but currently employed in food services, said the appearance of the object, which she initially took to be a shooting star, took her by surprise.

"That afternoon I happened to be leaving a cybercafé in downtown Piura. While waiting for the light to change so I could cross the street, I saw what I took to be a very bright star fly by, with a diminutive tail," said Yerelin Cutolo.

Thanks to the object's strange behavior, she was able to record it. "That thing was coming head-on in a straight line, and it suddenly moved up, then down, turned left and made a full stop. That's when I took out my cellphone and began recording," she explained.

This event was completely illogical for Yerelin, and she leaves it open to interpretation. "That thing was flying far too high and fast. A shooting star doesn't do that, neither do drones and satellites. Each can draw his or her own conclusion," she said.

Following this experience, she recognized that she had held a mistaken belief about the audiovisual material available on the web, showing UFO evidence. "I tried to record it as best I could. I even tried to avoid talking, but the result is beyond my skill. My apologies to those whom I always criticized for not recording sharper UFO videos. I now understand why."


[Translation (c) 2022 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Héctor Escalante]


Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Argentina: The LUCI Phenomenon (03. Yo Fui Testigo)



Sᴏᴜʀᴄᴇ: FAO-ICOU
Dᴀᴛᴇ: 04.22.2022
3. Yᴏ Fᴜɪ Tᴇsᴛɪɢᴏ - Tʜᴇ LUCI Pʜᴇɴᴏᴍᴇɴᴏɴ
(A ᴘʀᴇsᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʙʏ Dᴇᴍᴇᴛʀɪᴏ Cʜᴀʀᴀʟᴀᴍʙᴏᴜs)

 "Dear friends, I hope you are well. How would you like it if we discussed the LUCI phenomenon? Many of you are aware of it. It is that pulsating light that appears in the night skies and gives little explanation.

 "I have seen LUCI more than a dozen times. I would like to tell you about only three of these sightings. Those were the ones that impressed me most. The first time was three years ago. I was on my way back home from a recital I'd attended at La Lucila Beach, and I walked home, a distance of some three kilometers. [The time] was around eleven o'clock at night, and I saw a pulsating light facing me, among the stars, near the Centaurus constellation (*), a light that appeared and disappeared. It moved a little in a certain direction and then reappeared at a nearby spot, unaligned with the trajectory it had been following - exactly the same as a firefly. It danced in the stratosphere.

 "I witnessed easily twenty such pulses, all of them random. In no case did it follow a single direction. It dawned on me that this could not be a satellite - a satellite always follows a trajectory, and this thing did not. It glowed at a given point, and then glowed again further behind in its path, with regard to the path it had been following, or off to one side. It shined, came and went, much like a firefly.

 "This merited giving it the name LUCI, because in this instance it behaved like a cosmic luciérnaga (firefly, in Spanish). What's most interesting is that I mentioned this to Luis [Burgos] on Facebook that very same evening, as soon as I got home, and he had other eyewitness accounts from those who had seen LUCI at the same time I'd seen it. People who were many kilometers distant from the place I'd seen it. I was in La Lucía, on the Argentine Atlantic Coast, and at the same time there were people who had seen it from Palermo, and others had seen it in La Gruta, Rio Negro, at the same time. This went to prove that those pulses of light take place high in the atmosphere, in the stratosphere, at the height of satellites. Had it been an airplane, it would not have been visible to individuals separated by a thousand or twelve hundred kilometers. The distance between Palermo, Buenos Aires and La Gruta is 1200 kilometers, or a thousand kilometers in a straight line.

 "Therefore that [object] was operating at the elevation of satellites, in the first place. Second, it couldn't be a satellite because it didn't follow a trajectory, and therefore, it was something that mimicked the behavior of a satellite, but did not imitate its movements. It was something unknown. This I understood from the first time, and well, Luis told me that many others had also seen it around 1980. It remains a phenomenon for which there are still no answers.

 "The second time I saw LUCI was a year ago, on January 25, and on this occasion it behaved differently. I realized it was LUCI because it pulsed and vanished completely, but not in the way we understand the titillation of airliner navigation lights, where one sees the airplane, or an object, and then a fixed light and another that twinkles. No, no. This was a light with the aspect of a satellite, pulsating and vanishing altogether. It pulsated once again, and on this occasion, it crossed the skies, following a straight line, pulsating. I did not want to count the pulsations because they were so many - I estimated between forty and sixty pulsations. It was like watching a train in the sky...but not the StarLink train, of which I am well aware. It's a lovely sight to see, yes, but this had nothing to do with it, because this phenomenon pulsated and then disappeared, and had no company at all. It was the only light in the sky.

 "This time I enjoyed it. I knew I was watching LUCI and it was truly a marvelous sight. It was very different from the first time. If had seen this the first time around, I would have thought it to be a satellite that turned itself on and off, although we know that satellites are so far away that should they turn lights on and off, we wouldn't see them. What we are seeing is the reflection of the sun's light against the object, and it can therefore not pulsate in such a way.

 "And the third time was about a year ago. The second time, I now realize, was two years ago, in the summer. The third time was exactly a year ago. I'd flown to Iceland and the date was February 14, on the anniversary of that initial sighting. And I think Luis had organized a skywatch that evening. It seems that LUCI likes to turn up whenever the FAO holds one of its skywatches. But I was at the other end of the world, near the Arctic Circle, and I stepped outside to see the stars, and I was really hoping to see the Aurora Borealis, which I eventually managed to see days later, as part of a tour that took me to where it could indeed be seen.

 "But that evening I got up out of my hotel - out of bed, really - in the middle of the night to see if it was possible to see the aurora. But what I saw at that time wasn't the aurora. I saw some stars that were unknown to me - the skies over the Arctic Circle were very strange to me, because Orion's belt - and indeed, all of the Orion Constellation - was flush with the horizon. The southern horizon, I don't mean that it was rising...up to that point I was familiar with the constellations, there might have been another beside it that was familiar, so the upper third of the heavens were filled with unknown stars, because the Arctic Circle has stars that cannot be seen here. So I was amazed, looking up at that unknown sky. Then LUCI showed up. It began pulsating, and it honestly stunned me.

 "To me it was a phenomenon exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, and always close to Argentina. But here I was, at the opposite end of the world, and LUCI turns up, pulsating. Three or four times, no mistaking it. Remember I'd already seen it a few times earlier, fourteen or fifteen times. It pulsated three or four times and then on the fifth, it did something very odd, which I did not understand, as it took a fraction of a second. It was as if the light had split into two or three lights, but only for a split second. I was disconcerted, not knowing if it had doubled back - it had been following a given heading - and suddenly, it glowed at that point and *also* at the point behind. So it had doubled back, and then made a sixth pulsation farther ahead along the course it had been following. I was very disconcerted, and it never appeared again.

 "The odd thing is that back here in Argentina - as I'd learned from the Facebook page - it had also been seen. In other words, LUCI glowed in two separate locations, two different hemispheres, in a single night. LUCI does as she pleases.

 "I also wanted to remark that there are some photos taken by Lucía López which show this splitting into different lights. A photo showing three small lights instead of a single one, and this is what I saw. During one of its pulsations - which were single pulses - it split in three, really. Two or three smaller lights for a split second. Well, this is the story I wanted to share with you, and as you can see, these were three very different sightings of LUCI, even one in a different part of the world. We believed it to be a phenomenon exclusive to Argentina, but it has since been seen and photographed in Chile, the first recording by Lucía López was here in Buenos Aires, and I have seen footage from the United States of an object that behaved exactly the same way.

 "Therefore, LUCI appears to be a phenomenon initially recorded in Argentina, where it was given a name, and now it’s as though it appears at other latitudes of the planet. This is definitely not the last word on this mystery, and what I've told you here is merely another grain of sand contributed to this enigma. Thank you for listening to me. Be well."

 (*) Constellation only visible in the Southern Hemisphere

 [Transcription and translation © 2022 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos]