Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chile: UFO Near-Miss at Chilean Air Show

Source: El Repuertero (Chile)
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chile: UFO Recorded at Puerto Varas During Military Air Show

Images were recorded at a FACH (Chilean Air Force) air show on February 10

Encounters with life on other planets appear to be increasingly closer and are coming to our country. Not long ago, a video recorded by a family in the Valparaíso region from an apartment terrace became widely known.

Now, images taken on February 10 at Puerto Varas, right in the middle of an air show by “Los Halcones” of the Chilean Air Force, are beginning to circulate.

The video shows how an alleged UFO appears as one of the airplanes engages in acrobatic maneuvers, very nearly causing a collision.

[Translation © 2017 S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47e0Y3KpyVc

Spain: An 1897 UFO Over the Basque Country

Source: El Correo (Spain)
Date: 21 February 2017
Article by Francisco Góngora

Spain: An 1897 UFO Over the Basque Country

Before there was talk of UFOs, manifestations of luminous spheres in the heavens were a cause for consternation among people. This flying object was seen in the skies of La Llanada in the late 19th century.

The term UFO refers to an unidentified flying object and was coined in 1947 in the media. This acronym replaced "flying saucer". Some authors note that the ancient chariots of the gods, or the fiery chariot of the Biblical prophet Elijah, or manifestation and abductions and forests and swamps, could be the equivalent of the today's extraterrestrial presence. There is no proof of their existence, although many favor the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

Before the phenomenon gained notoriety, there were mysterious events in Alava that drew media attention. From March 3 to March 28, 1897, the 'El Anunciador Vitoriano' newspaper published a series of news items about the 'mysterious lights', describing how the 'simple peasants' of Yurre, Antezana and Lopidana, close to Vitoria, were 'concerned and even overwhelmed with fright by a mysterious light that appeared every night in the vicinity. Many residents of Vitoria visited the location nightly to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon.

The newspaper reported that 'a blood-colored luminous sphere would appear between Yurre and Lopidana at ground level, in the dark of night, making no perceptible sound, amid a distressing silence. The object gave off bright flashes, casting a sinister reddish glow against the tree trunks, the pavement of the road and all of the irregularities of the terrain. Smaller, paler light would break off from the light, wandering playfully through the air, or stopping on the tips of dry branches.'

The newspaper provides all manner of details and a truly poetic description: 'The mysterious light does not remain fixed to a given spot, but rather, with a slight waving motion, but never wavering from its given direction, it covers the distance between the point from which it emerged and the town of Otaza, near Estarrona, losing itself in the dense forests of that area." This forest was famous for its enormous trees which disappeared throughout the 20th century.

Another paragraph reads: "The luminous sphere has been seen by many, as it can be seen in the far distance. It so happens that a millwright came upon it on the road, flying over his wagon and filling him with terror. A curious townswoman, it is said, opened her window for a better look at the light, and shut it hurriedly upon seeing it was coming toward her."

It is evident that the authorities wish to avoid any public alarm, advising the peasantry that the phenomenon described could be the "will o' the wisp" produced by decomposing organic substances, and the fields along the Zadorra and Zalla rivers were heavily composted. But people believed that the mysterious light belonged to an entirely different order of things from the will o' the wisp, and attributable to a different cause.

The will o' the wisp, they argued, was bluish or greenish, not very luminous and moving along the ground, occurring only on hot summer nights after heavy rains. They mysterious light of La Llanada, on the other hand, was reddish, highly luminous, moving rather high off the ground and with the characteristic of being spherical, issuing smaller, paler tongues of flame.

Naturally, the event gave rise to all sorts of talk and assumptions, resurrecting nearly forgotten legends about witches, elves, wandering spirits, filling local residents with fear, according to the paper.

On March 14, 1897 the same newspaper published another story on the phenomenon. "The mysterious light continues to attract the interest of the residents of Victoria, a light whose existence we reported in Thursday's issue. Many have visited, or intend to visit, the places where it appears. The place where it has been seen the most, as we have said, is the area between Antezana and Yurre. Its initial manifestation has been noted as being at the fountain of Lopidana.

With further details about the strange phenomenon, we may add that it isn't a single light. On some nights, many were seen in different localities, either in meadows or deep in forests. The journalist then delves into the realm of the fantastic: 'Beside the verdant plain, used by residents of Victoria so often for their picnics, there grows an herb called 'la loca' - an enchanted weed - that sorely distresses anyone stepping on it. The unhappy man who returns by night from Gobeo or another town, and who steps on the enchanted plant, will spin around it over and over, and despite his best efforts to break away, will be unable to do so until the cock crows in Lopidana, and the cliff of Amboto is tinted with the pale hues of dawn."

The newspaper reports popular suppositions: Popular fantasy, unable to find a satisfactory explanation to the phenomenon, has taken flight and given rise to legends. The mysterious light, it is said, is a lost soul allowed to exit purgatory by the grace of God to seek prayers that will speed its entrance into the mansions of eternal bliss.

On one occasion it was visible from the Tower of San Miguel. On March 17, a group formed by some 200 people, beheld a bright white light over the houses as they stood at Calle de la Estacion, near the Hotel Quintanilla. It was looked upon with admiration in the belief that it was the famous and enigmatic "Light of Antezana". Day after day, the newspaper kept feeding the mysterious phenomenon with new accounts aimed at explaining the mysterious glow.

A final news item on the mysterious light appeared on March 27, telling us the following: "The strange Antezana phenomenon, made known far and wide by the local press and that of Madrid and the provinces, is resistant to any explanation that will satisfy troublesome curiosity. As to its cause, you will recall that we said in early numbers that its probable origin was most likely emanations of phosphorated hydrogen appearing in swamps and cemeteries, and more commonly known as the will o' the wisp.

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Friday, February 17, 2017

Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"

Source: Noticia Cristiana.com
Date: February 17, 2017

Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"

[While having nothing to do with UFOs, readers of Inexplicata will remember an article from 2005, "High Strangeness: Our Haunted Seas", which makes mention of similar situations elsewhere in the world. The rational, debunking explanation is dehydration and the terror of dying in the ocean, but there are elements that suggest otherwise. Our thanks to Andrés Salvador for drawing our attention to this matter -- SC]

When a powerful storm threatened to overwhelm a vessel conveying refugees fleeing from the Middle East, a miraculous apparition of Jesus Christ calmed the waters and saved the refugees' lives.

This surprising account was shared by Erick Schenkel, director of the "Jesus Film" project, which has reached communities around the world that do not know the Gospel.

"A group of refugees fleeing from the conflict in the Middle East was trapped while crossing the Aegean Sea toward Greece," says Schenkel.

The sea is extremely dangerous and many ships crossing the area are forced to turn back.

Terrified, Erick says the refugees began calling on God for help. "Suddenly, a brilliant, celestial figure appeared on the boat. Everyone aboard knew it was Jesus," he says.

The refugees were so convinced that it was a miracle, and that their experience had been real, that they decided to commit their lives to Christ.

Aside from facing a hazardous sea crossing, thousands of Syrian and Iraqi families have spent their nights in abandoned buildings, warehouses, garages and open spaces, says Erick.

To change this circumstance, the Jesus Film project is distributing solar-powered LED lights at refugee camps. The lamps include an audio playback unit and a speaker that contains the Gospel.

"In one instance, a missionary didn't have enough time to tell the refugee about the audio contained in the lamp. The next day, the refugee said to the missionary with joy: "You've not only given me light, you've given me the light of the world!"

Link to the 2005 article: http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2010/10/high-strangeness-our-haunted-seas.html

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU]

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Spain: Police Look Into Alleged UFO sighting at Santuari de Misericordia (Reus)

Source: Diari de Tarragona.com
Date: 02.08.2017

Spain: Police Look Into Alleged UFO sighting at Santuari de Misericordia (Reus)

Local residence notified the Guardia Urbana to the presence of an unidentified flying object that gave gave off lights and bursts of color. Police officers have not dismissed any hypotheses out of hand, but are almost entirely sure it was a star.

"It looked like a large donut-shaped circle that gave off flashes of light. One was white, while the other, smaller one was orange." This was the eyewitness report provided by Vicenta Quillez, one of the residents of Reus who confirms the sighting of a UFO (unidentified flying object) flying over the Santuari de Misericordia, an event that prompted the Guardia Urbana to take a closer look at the events.

Quilez told "Diari" that the events occurred on Wednesday around seven o'clock in the evening. It was around this time that she and other neighbors became aware of the presence of a large circle of lights over the sanctuary. Quilez recalls that they looked at the object for nearly two hours, unable to ascertain its nature. It was then that the UFO ceased to be motionless "and began heading toward the mountains," she says, adding: "I've always had misgivings about UFOs, but I've never seen anything like this before."

The sighting took place from Avenida La Salle. Uncertain as to where to go from there, the locals decided to phone the Guardia Urbana. After repeated inquiries, this newspaper has learned that the police sent two cruisers to the Santuari de Misericordia to investigate the possible UFO sighting. Police officers did not dismiss the possibility of a light-emitting object. However, all appears to indicate it was a star made visible thanks to the clear skies."

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Sylvia Syl]

Monday, February 06, 2017

Argentina: Camera Error or a UFO over Zonda?

Planeta UFO and El Tiempo de San Juan http://www.tiempodesanjuan.com/sanjuan/2017/1/26/falla-camara-ovni-zonda-mira-fotos-opina-163846.html
Date: January 26, 2017

Argentina: Camera Error or a UFO over Zonda?

One of the newspapers readers submitted photos of what could be a "sighting" or an error in the cellphone with which she took the photo.

At the risk of upsetting our more skeptical readers with a supernatural subject, we are sharing a series of "suspicious" photos submitted to our newspaper's WhatsApp line.

According to the woman who took the photos, they were taken from Las Moras street in Zonda as she walked with a friend. She says they saw "a light to one side of the sun and we took photos with three different cellphones.

She expressed doubts that it could be a camera error, as all three cellphones took very similar photos and one of our reader's sister had witnessed something similar in Buenos Aires nearly 30 years ago.

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Friday, January 20, 2017

Colombia: Mysterious Phenomenon in the Skies Northeast of Antioquía

Source: RCN Radio (Colombia) and Planeta UFO
Date: 01.20.2017

Colombia: Mysterious Phenomenon in the Skies Northeast of Antioquía

Residents of Segovia and Remedios were bewildered around 9 o'clock in the evening by a phenomenon looking like a static red fireball in the middle of the dark sky.

This region of Northeastern Antioquía is rich not only in gold, but also in stories of witchcraft and sorcerers, so local residents would find nothing odd in having a "supernatural" force making itself visible.

Yen Milea Bran, who took photos and made cellphone recordings like many others, said that her family and neighbors took to the streets - in the La Cruzada district in Remedios - to see a sort of "very bright star" that hung in the heavens for some three minutes before disappearing,.

"It looked like a very large, shining star, lighting everything around it. But when recorded with the cellphone, it wasn't captured the way one's eyes perceived it. It looked like a fireball and in some images it displayed hypnotic circles," added the young woman.

Many hypotheses have been put forth about the phenomenon, which had never been seen in the skies of northeastern Antioquía.

"Many say it could be a UFO. Others say it could be a portal to another world. Others say it is surely a sign that the end is near and that we should repent, and others say that it has something to do with astronomy, that a star had surely exploded into a fireball," Yen Milenia explained.

The images have already been inspected in the Planetarium of Antioquía’s capital city, and have yet to ascertain its true nature. Angela Perez, the astronomical coordinator, noted that the possibilities range from unidentified flying objects, to an optic phenomenon with the lens or a fire balloon.

"Objects that cannot be identified are UFOs. However, the term is generally associated with spaceships and other things, but this cannot be said to be the answer until any other possibility has been discarded. Let's say that given the image's brightness, it could be one of those little balloons that get sent aloft with a candle inside," Pérez explained.

The fact of the matter is that some residents intend to be vigilant these days to see if the mysterious phenomenon stages a return.

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Perú: Strange Object Recorded Over the Ocuviri District - a UFO?

Source: PLANETA UFO and Diario Correo
Date: January 11, 2017

Perú: Strange Object Recorded Over the Ocuviri District - a UFO?

The images caused some fear among local residents.

A camera employed by a resident of the Ocuviri District, Province of Lampa, Puno (Perú) raised doubts yet again as to whether we are alone in the universe.

The object was taken on the morning of January 1, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m.. The image shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the Puna skies.

The images caused some fear among local residents, who at first thought they were looking at an airplane, but dismissed the hypothesis after seeing it was motionless.

It should be noted that the object appeared a few days after the earthquake that occurred in the district. Some locals noted that these sightings are in some way related to the tremor.

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/RADIOSOLDELOSANDESJULIACA/videos/1736757006638345/

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Spain: Local Residents Phoned Air Base About “Something Weird in the Sky” (1968)

Source: Planeta UFO and El Norte de Castilla
Date: 01.10.2017
Article by Víctor Vela (Valladolid)

Spain: Local Residents Phoned Air Base About “Something Weird in the Sky” (1968)

The phones at the Villanubla air force base were ringing off the hook that Saturday in 1968. I’ve seen something strange, there’s something weird, it’s not an airplane, the lights are orange, it looks like it’s rising into the sky, it vanished suddenly…it was over in three minutes. There were several witnesses to the phenomenon that disturbed the habitual calm of the heavens over Tierra de Campos at 19:15 hours. The first one to call was a truck driver from Mazariegos. Then four more drivers. Also resident from the vicinity of Villalón and even from Palencia. They claimed having seen something in the sky. That very same evening, at 0:50 hours and due to the persistent phone calls, the base commandant submitted a telegram to the Minister of Air Defense, advising him of the phenomenon that transpired in that corner of Castile. “Nothing to report in the rest of the area,” ended the communiqué.

All these phone calls from residents of Villalón gave rise to an investigation that ended up in an official report: Document Number 681207 on the sighting of strange objects. UFO files, as the High Command dubbed such documents, and they are called such many years later. The Ministry of Defense has just declassified and published 80 official documents making reference to unidentified flying objects over Spain. The one over Villalón is among them, and like most, the case was closed without ever determining exactly what it was that so many people had seen in the sky.

There was something in the sky over Villalón on December 7, 1968. But, what was it? “We lack information that allows us to hazard a guess as to a likely explanation of the phenomenon,” concluded the official report, and that was that. In any event, none of the phone calls had exactly described “the shape or size of the light.” They only stressed that it was “something orange” with a clear ascending movement.

A genuine UFO fever raged in the year 1968. The government investigated up to 21 cases. What is more, the Air Defense Ministry was forced to issue a report that was a front-page item in El Norte de Castilla. “Regarding statements published with certain frequency in the press about sightings of unidentified flying objects in Spanish air space, the Air Defense Ministry asks any witnesses who believe they might be seeing the so-called UFOs, to make it known to the nearest air force authorities or the local authorities. This way, the news can reach the airspace authorities having jurisdiction.” It was December 6, 1968. The flood of calls from Tierra de Campos occurred the next day.

The public notice went on to say: “The Air Defense Ministry has a radar network that is able to detect any object capable of causing echoes in the air space. It has been hitherto attested that the objects believed to be unidentified by the public were weather balloons or airplanes in flight.”

This was a way of curtailing the rise in sightings reported from Soria, Cádiz, Almería, Bilbao or Valencia. The most famous of these took place in Madrid on September 5. The next day’s newspaper proclaimed: “UFO seen over Madrid was not picked up by radar.” The story included eyewitness accounts from dozens of people who claimed having seen a bright spot in the sky “about the size of a 25 peseta coin.” It seems that the strange object was, in fact, a French research balloon (launched from Aire-sur-L’adour), which after being dragged off course, landed between Aspe and Santa Pola (Alicante) on Saturday, December 7.

But saucer fever was raging. “An alarming rise in eyewitnesses,” said El Norte on October 13, 1968. It was already apparent – in spite of the “numerous scientists convinced of their existence” -- that the putative alien invasion was most likely an “error in appraisal.” They could be comets, shooting stares, car headlights reflected against the clouds, an electrostatic burst, meteorites…or the planet Venus, which was remarkably visible in the afternoons between November 1968 and February 1969.

The Air Defense Ministry had to intervene regularly through public statements to correct any possible errors of perception. For example, there was the time when notice was given – on October 30 – of the calibration of a radar station at Robledo de Chavela (Madrid). The operation required a fly-over by an airplane “equipped with a powerful beacon to enable locating the [radar facility] when the tests in question require nocturnal flights.”

Newspapers joined the fashionable UFO craze. In October 1968, El Norte published a story entitled “Los Invasores” (The Invaders) divided into chapters and published on subsequent days. It was authored by Larry Cohen and furnished by the Europa Press news agency. It was a piece of fiction, but it responded to a welcoming climate. Even the [pop group] Los Salvajes released a song that year called “Los platillos volantes” - «Los platillos volantes, los platillos flotantes, los platillos rodantes: todo el mundo los ve» (‘Flying saucers, floating saucers, rolling saucers, everybody sees them’), they sang.

[Translation © 2017 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]