Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Argentina: Was a "Mothership" Seen in Mar del Sur?


Source: Luis Burgos (FAO/ICOU - Argentina)

Date: 05.11.2021

 Argentina: Was a "Mothership" Seen in Mar del Sur?

 Mar del Sur is a small community on the Atlantic coast, located between Miramar and Centinela de Mar (Province of Buenos Aires). Precisely last night, Tuesday, May 10 at 22:30 hours, a resident noticed a strange anomaly in the sky and remarked about it with relatives, who in turn gave notice to a UFO group.

The witness apparently returned home by car along Avenida 100 after going on an errand, when he noticed a vehicle "hanging" in the sky. He reduced speed, lowered the window, and saw a huge spindle shaped object, similar to a Zeppelin, according to his description, on which something like illuminated portholes could be seen. Without detecting any noise or sounds, the object was suspended over the countryside and behind the treeline.

The man continued driving to skirt the trees and get a better view, only to find the object was no longer there, not noticing any other object in flight in the vicinity. What struck the protagonist most was the sheer size of the object, to which he ascribes a 100 meter (328 ft) length and wondered if anyone from Miramar and its vicinity had seen it as well.

The man regrets not having had his cellphone on hand at the time. We are checking this information in case any report from nearby is received. Likewise, the only regional air traffic received was a flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires flying over Claromecó (Tres Arroyos), a locality far from the sighting area, at 22:50 hours. Nor was there any 'visible' record of the Starlink satellites at that time schedule, as it was recorded over southeastern Buenos Aires between 19:20 and 19:26 hours, but with a very low magnitude of 3.8.

Weather conditions indicated that it was raining in the area until 20:00 hours in the area, with few clouds in the sky between 21:00 and 23:00. It was a cool night with winds blowing at 15 km/h. Research is ongoing.


Information provided by Lucas Zubrzycki

Supervision: Luis Burgos, Luis Bianchi y Miguel Peralta (FAO La Plata)


[Translation (c) 2021 S. Corrales, IHU]


Thursday, May 06, 2021

"There Goes One" - Astonishing Tales


"There Goes One" - Astonishing Tales

[Intro Voiceover]

A compilation of anecdotes of fifty years of travels and skywatches in fields, mountains, rivers, lagoons, hills, ranches, chapels and graveyards. An interesting diary of UFOs and the paranormal, between reality and fiction, the credible and the incredible...Astonishing Tales...a visual compilation you must listen to...if you are a skeptic.

 [Voice of Luis Burgos]

Atalaya is a province in the Province of Buenos Aires on the shores of the River Plate, belonging to the Department of Magdalena, south of La Plata, the provincial capital, by some 50 kilometers. And it was there in Atalaya, that we lived through some of the most remarkable UFO and related experiences in the 1980s.

We lived on the beach, we went there nightly, weather permitting, because people would tell us that they were seeing not only lights, but also 'harebrained' tales, as one might call them, involving apparitions, mysterious lights, ghosts, and even a little boy who told me that he would ride his bicycle at night and came across a white coffin hovering in the air, over by a wire fence, a meter or meter and a half of the ground. The poor thing got home as pale as the coffin.

But anyway, we went there because people advised us of the existence of strange luminous phenomena, and the skywatches back then - 1985, 1986 - were held in some local field between Atalaya and Magdalena, on the outskirts of the town of Atalaya, at the public beach, which is a lovely, very quiet place, or on the old wooden bridge - a wooden bridge used by local fishermen to spend the day.

Between one skywatch and another, events would occur, and they would fill our heads with more and more cases. Not only current ones but older ones too, which often happens when one goes out to conduct field research or nocturnal observations. Juicy anecdotes, some incidents very thoroughly retold by the witnesses, some sketchy, others unreliable...much like occurs with the folklore in any community in Argentina.

But let me repeat - we have had very deep experiences in Atalaya regarding the UFO phenomenon, when compared with the town of Ugarte, Gobernador Ugarte, over by Chivicoy in western Buenos Aires. So to these skywatches we always brought something to drink, something to eat, sandwiches, and I remember that one evening we went to a local night club around nine o'clock in the evening. Then we went off to the countryside, stayed until dawn, and headed back to La Plata.

And what I'm going to tell you now pre-dates the landing phenomenon, the ground marks, the famous one hundred and fifty marks which became a world record in UFO landings, unmatched anywhere in the world, a field with 150 landing traces. We still hadn't made this discovery. We were still in diapers - this all happened much later. We discovered that field weeks later, and then devoted all our resources to investigating it, which is adjacent to the El Espinillo creek. And that's when we had the experience on March 4, 1986, involving the UFOs that approached us.

We reached the town one night - we were six or seven members of FAO-La Plata - and we were waiting for a young fellow who would act as our guide to take us here and there. We ordered some beer, soda, peanuts, and sandwiches, and in the meantime got our photo equipment ready, decided whether to return to the same spot or try a new one, etcetera. A quiet evening, as there was other locals there, drinking gin, wine, and suddenly a little local fellow turned up. We saw him there with a wild look in his eyes, very odd. He scanned all the tables and then focused on our own, and we were all sitting together. With a local accent, he said "You're the UFO guys, right?"

We looked at him, he looked back. One of our number said: "Yeah, that's right"

To which he replied: "There goes one!"

Well. When he said that, beer spilled all over the floor, soda poured freely, peanuts scattered everywhere, chairs fell over, and we ran outside to see who'd be the first to spot the object, because the local fellow was telling us it was happening at that very moment.

We ran outside, rubbed our eyes and asked where, where is it?

"There it goes!"

When we saw it, it was an airplane. An airliner that flies every so often over Atalaya, and makes a turn over the River Plate on its way to Montevideo and Brazil. Some wanted to kill the poor little guy, but he wasn't to blame - he was just excited to tell us that a UFO was present, having heard all the stories circulating in town, the vox populi. He wanted to help, to be a witness to the phenomenon.

And we always look back upon the moment, because we spilled everything onto the nightclub floor. We straightened things out, paid the waiter, but this took its place among the list of anecdotes..."There goes one."

Well, stories like these will be broadcast week after week in "Astonishing Tales"

[Translation and transcription (c) 2021 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO/ICOU]


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Argentina: Mysterious CE-3s in San Juan


Source: PLANETA UFO and Canal 13 San Juan (Argentina)

Date: 05.02.2021

An article by Martin Gomez

 Argentina: Mysterious CE-3s in San Juan

 Jorge Pérez is one of the founders of Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano (Guardians of the Skies of Cuyo) and he made shocking disclosures. "There are things you don't want to say or they might think you're crazy."

 Discussing the UFO phenomenon has gone from being a taboo to a more habitual subject. With the development of technology it is easier to find eyewitness accounts, images, photos, videos or news of sightings or even mysterious encounters.

 San Juan is no stranger to this phenomenon, and there is a group that pursues these unidentified flying objects. They are the Guardians of the Skies of Cuyo.

 Jorge Pérez, one of the founding members of this group, disclosed some shocking statements concerning close encounters of the third kind in San Juan. One of them occurred in 1978 in the locality of El Ramblón in the Department of Sarmiento. They are seeking the declassification of records from this time period to produce a documentary.

 The other incident occurred in 2016 during a skywatch at Cerro Plateado in the Department of Pocito. "We managed to record it and everything. We have hitherto been unable to find an answer to it. It was definitely a UFO," says the enthusiast.

 "We have seen many things. While this situation shocked me greatly, we had a UFO come very near us once. It descended to 1000 or 1200 meters from our position, went by slowly and continued on its way," he said.

 Pérez described the mysterious object: "It was 10 times larger than the International Space Station. That's what it looked like as it flew overhead. There is nothing that large, of human manufacture, that can be seen like that from Earth, he said. “It looked like a tiny dot to us. But it became larger and larger, assuming the shape of a circular plate. When recorded with our equipment, you see a very bright light, but in plain sight, it looked like a fluctuating, round thing with a haze that gave it the impression of bobbing," he recalled.

 The video was displayed on the Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano website on September 21st that year. "In the video you're able to hear when we get a phone call telling us there was a very bright light on the mountain and we had it directly above us. It was shocking. But there are many things that I find striking, and that was foremost among them," Pérez remarked.

 The man says he wasn't frightened by the event. "I didn't have the time. I was amazed by the lovely light we were seeing. We always see them at a distance; this time it was very close and I had no time for fear. You can even hear in the video that I say to Ramón (among those present at the skywatch): "They're descending" and he says: "Yes, yes, they're coming for us", he recalls amid laughter.

 "It didn't give us time for anything. I was stunned, bewildered. I had no time for fear. It was shocking," says Jorge Pérez.

 While this sighting was documented, he says "there are always things that one doesn't want to say, lest one be accused of being insane. We have always spoken about what can be shown, and remain quiet about that which cannot. There are strange displays that take place at certain locations, and we can't understand them. Very strange things."

 In this regard, Jorge described an experience they had during a Skywatch. "Out of ten people at a skywatch, all ten fall asleep without explanation and upon waking find that part of their videos and records are missing. These are things that cannot be said openly, because they cannot be proved," he disclosed. "You feel strange sensations in your body, like electric current, etc. We should have some other kind of technology that can capture it at the moment. Unfortunately we still [don't] have it. Perhaps someday we will, and it will allow us to investigate it thoroughly."

 One of the reasons that compel this group to keep some secrets about unexplained phenomena has to do with its reputation. "Not only in San Juan, but around the world. Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano has thousands of followers. It also means a lot in other countries: Mexico, Spain, the United States...we have followers who are very interested in what we do," he explained.

 The Ramblón Case of 1978 was another matter altogether. A close encounter of the third kind (CE-3) made the stationmaster of that community in the Department of Sarmiento "go mad"

 The event occurred in the evening of July 12, when a flying saucer hovered over Felipe Onofre Onozco. "It was one of the first CE-3's in Argentina," Pérez notes.

 Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano is currently seeking the declassification of police records of that time to make a documentary. Regardless, he has priceless eyewitness testimony from others involved in the situation.

 Newspaper items of that time say that the stationmaster was startled by an impressive white light issued by a red flying object. Faced with this situation, the man was blinded, paralyzed and rendered unconscious for some 3 hours, until he recovered and notified the Mendoza Central Police of what he was seeing.

 Many local residents also reported having seen the light at a distance, indicating that radio and television transmissions had been disrupted while the phenomenon lasted.

 The San Juan Police confirmed that the event had lasted at least 5 hours. Aside from the accounts of neighbors, they reported that the enigmatic object had not landed, as no physical traces had been found.

 Jorge Pérez, meanwhile, added that many years later, Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano had managed to gather eyewitness accounts on the event which yielded shocking coincidences. "The San Juan Police played a role in the event. After Orozco informed Mendoza, they relayed the information to San Juan and Sheriff Felix Alfredo Balmaceda, his deputy Castillo and officer Varas of criminalistics visited the area to investigate the occurence. They arrived around 23:00 hours and found the man locked in the station. He had lost control of his bowels and was bleeding from his nose and ears, in state of total shock. An ambulance was summoned. They also called Sergio Soso, Orozco's relief, to replace him, due to the problem," Pérez remarked.

 "We are following up on these files, which must be kept somewhere. We want to declassify them and we're also working on a movie-style documentary on the Ramblón Case," advised the Guardianes member.

[Translation (c) 2021 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Argentina: The Cerro Pajarillo Burn Mark



Source: Engimas Costa Rica (Costa Rica) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 04.27.2021

Argentina: The Cerro Pajarillo Burn Mark

In 1986, residents of the province of Cordoba saw a craft that left a circle of burned grass measuring 100 meters in diameter on the side of the mountain. Since then, the "Pajarillo burn mark" turned into a worldwide UFO attraction.
The witnesses to what would become one of Argentina's most significant UFO cases were an old woman, Mrs. Esperanza de Gómez, her daughter Sara and her nephew Gabriel, age 11.
The events occurred in 1986 at Quebrada de la Luna, one of the spurs of Mt. Uritorco in the province of Córdoba. That evening, at 23:20 hours, they had finished playing a game of cards and were ready to turn in when a powerful bright light came in through the blinds of the only window in the house.
Sara was about to open the window, but she was paralyzed by fear. It would be her son Gabriel whose curiosity led him to take a look.
The boy would become the sole witness to what he would describe thus the next day: "I thought it was the Evil Light, because it came from the mountains. It got bigger and bigger and moved from one side to the other. Later, when the red light turned off, I got a good look. It was a round thing with windows. You could see the red light coming from the windows, and above it the light was clear."
The light vanished a minute later. Mrs. Esperanza, thinking that the light couldn't bode anything good, decided to go to bed and forget the event.
The following morning, the son of an old woman living nearby woke them up excitedly, asking to come see what had happened on the facing the house - a summit known as Pajarillo. It would be something that none of them had ever seen before: an enormous, perfect circle of charred grass (it was later ascertained to measure 100 meters (328 ft) in diameter)

[Translation (c) 2021 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Ariel Leiva and Guillermo Giménez]

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Costa Rica: Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon on Video



Source: CIAL Observacion Ovni (Costa Rica) and Planeta UFO

Date: 04.25.2021

Costa Rica: Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon on Video

 CIAL Observación Ovni shared a video of an intriguing object among the clouds . The text reads:  "The object was recorded as it came down the mountainside. It remains suspended and issues several pulses of light. Notice was given, and another fellow member was able to photograph it as well."

VIDEO at: https://youtu.be/1hKVQDPIrQ4

Friday, April 23, 2021

Yo Fui Testigo ("I Was a Witness") - Pursued by a Probe

 Source: FAO / ICOU

Date: April 21, 2021

 YO FUI TESTIGO ("I Was a Witness")

 Episode 11 - Pursued by a Probe

By Roberto Oscar Appendino

 "First and foremost, good afternoon. My name is Roberto Oscar Appendino; I'm from Bolsón and a member of FAO Patagonia as well as ICOU Patagonia. I'm honored to be able to tell you about the experience I had involving the UFO phenomenon.

 "Well, my experience, the first one was in 1984 or 1985 more or less in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, from where I had traveled with my mother to Bahia Blanca. I was small; I'd gone with my mother to Bahia Blanca. On the way back, eh, we were on the road in two separate buses, belong to the Tesmara company, as I recall, and at one point, as we were on the road, the bus driver, eh, asked us to look at the countryside, which would've been on the right hand side, because a bluish-green light was following us.

 "Well, those of us who were awake - because the time must have been two or three in the morning - all of those of us who were awake indeed saw a strange light, a bluish-green one, with bright flashes. The microbus stopped, those of us who were awake stepped outside, other passengers woke up, others did not. The other microbus following us also stopped, as it had been observing the same thing as us.

 "This object oscillated from left to right, level with the fields. I calculate that it must have been five or seven meters over the surface. Well...it oscillated from left to right, came over a bit closer to the road, something that frightened a few of the onlookers, as you can imagine. Well, in a matter of seconds it emitted a powerful flash that blinded us, and the object took off upward at such a speed that made further observation impossible.

 "Eh, that was in 1985 - 1985 indeed -  the fact is that I was greatly impressed by the sighting, given that I was already interested in the UFO phenomenon. I was watching TV series, Star Trek, well, you can imagine, a ton of series of this sort. This led me to tell my experience to Quique Mario, who was a family friend. He heard me out; I went to see several of his programs about the subjects he discussed, which set me on the path to becoming a researcher.  A UFO researcher.

 "Obviously, he guided me with his considerable experience, which led me deeper and deeper into the subject to this very day. Over the years I've come to see many things, I've managed to make some progress in my knowledge of the phenomenon and of course, I have long way to go. I figure that the years will go on and on and we will never get to the bottom of it. New things will keep emerging about the phenomenon that remain a mystery to us today.

 "But my purpose is to get to the truth, and make known all the information of events here in our area, in Bolsón and well, other places in Patagonia, continuously reporting events as they take place. So (coughs) that was my experience, the very first experience I had with the phenomenon, and as I said earlier, one that led me to become a researcher and gain more knowledge.

 "Here in Patagonia we have formed the RIO group with Roberto Pollola and Celeste Leguizamón, and we are now dedicated to the FAO Patagonia group, and will continue on the path of reporting the truth of all the events that take place in our area. We will follow the guidelines of those who take the UFO phenomenon as a serious matter. No commercialism or anything of the sort. Serious research as it ought to be conducted, that is our purpose.

 "Best regards to all and let us not stray from the path, as this is the proper one."

 [Translation (c) 2021 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO/ICOU]