Thursday, March 31, 2016

Argentina: The Day UFOs Invaded Uribelarrea

Source: and Planeta UFO
Date: 03.25.2016

Argentina: The Day UFOs Invaded Uribelarrea

*** Strange circles were found 30 years ago on a field belonging to the Parodi family. Residents saw incandescent lights traveling at high speed ***

“We have seen something that fills us with intrigue and astonishment. It is hard to explain it in words,” wrote a reporter for the La Manana de 25 de Mayo newspaper three decades ago.

The reason for his bewilderment was the discovery of eight circles, measuring between 10 and 20 meters in diameter, at a field owned by Juan Carlos Parodi in the locality of Uribelarrea.

The slightly oval circles were clearly demarcated on the ground with scorched grass around them and marks left by some sort of rectangular landing gear. The white mushrooms found throughout the sector were also scorched.

Similar markings were found at a field adjacent to Parodi’s, although La Mañana did not mention the owner’s name.

Another resident of Uribe, Marques Pinto, said that on the night the strange circles appeared he saw very bright lights moving away at high speed. At around this time, 17 September 1985, a strange apparition also startled residents of Cañuelas. A luminous shape flew over the northern end of the city. The object, which was picked up by radar towers at Ezeiza Airport and the Argentinean Navy, was seen in districts of the southern region as well. To some it was nothing more than a research balloon belonging to Australia’s EOLOS plan, but a large part of the population believed it was a UFO.

Our friend and colleague Luis Burgos of the Fundacion Argentina de Ovnilogia adds: "I investigated this case 33 years ago. It took place on the night of Novemeber 4-5, 1983, with a total of 42 UFO landing marks. A remarkable event of a multiple descent, with witnesses - local men playing cards at an adjacent field took the lights to be poachers. The time was 0200 hours in the early morning of November 5th. The fog lifted around 11:00 am and the 42 ground marks appeared: two horse-shoe shaped forms, 23 meters in diameter, scattered throughout the Parodi field."

[Translation © 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Mexico: UFOs Cause Accidents on Yucatán Roads

Source: PLANETA UFO / Jorge Moreno, SIPSE
Date: March 24, 2016

Mexico: UFOs Cause Accidents on Yucatán Roads

There are UFOs whose powerful lights have caused highway accidents in the Yucatan. One of them ocurred five years ago on the Tizimín-Calotmul highway.

MERIDA, Yucatan - Strange though it may seem, a driver from the Yucatan claims having been driven off the Tizimin-Calotmul highway after seeing a UFO with a powerful beam of light in front of him. He was blinded and forced to skid off the road.

This incident occurred five years ago and it was only a few days ago that he was able to bring himself to tell the uncanny situation to Mr. Héctor Garrido Poot, a native of Merida. This is what he said:

"At the time I traveled once a week to the eastern part of the state to sell cleaning products. I remember well that it was a Tuesday, around nine o'clock at night. I was on my way to Calotmul when I suddenly saw a powerful light coming toward me in the distance. I thought it was a trailer. However, it was on me in a minute. It was so bright that I made a hard turn off the road. All I remember is that it rose into the air as it approached, making no noise whatsoever," he said.

"Fortunately, I didn't fall into a ditch and nothing happened to my car, since I was driving slowly. It took me weeks to say anything about it because I know that no one would believe me. It didn't ocurr to me, in fact. Neither my wife nor relatives beleived me. It's only been now that I decided to go public, although perhaps no one will believe me now."

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Monday, March 28, 2016

Argentina: The Modesto (Cota) Coleman Case (CE-3, 1992)

Argentina: The Modesto (Cota) Coleman Case (CE-3, 1992)
By Silvia Pérez Simondini

One of the most significant cases in Argentinean ufology took place on October 16, 1992 in Victoria, Province of Entre Rios.

Its protagonist was Modesto Colman (Cota, to his friends), a man of great valor, a cattleman, but also the caretaker of a field adjacent to his own “chacra” (farm) whose owner was a butcher surnamed Spíndola.

One night, Cota forgot to shut the mill on the field, and the time being 22:30 hours more or less, he went back to take care of this oversight, taking the opportunity to see if what people said about UFOs was true at that location. Personally, he did not believe in the subject. He said they were “un bolazo” (an obvious lie).

To do this, he sat on the edge of a water tank to smoke a cigarette while looking at the infamous Laguna del Pescado lagoon, hoping to see what everyone was talking about.

Suddenly, the area lit up like daylight, and Colman could not believe what his eyes were seeing. Only a few meters away from him, he saw an object suspended in the air, measuring approximately some 10 meters in diameter. At that moment he felt that his body had shrunk down “like a doll” (he wasn’t sure if it was on account of the fear).

The first thing he did was take a knife from his belt, since he could see what looked like three small beings descending from a ladder. They began trotting (according to his description), and he described them as “little storks”, very white and well-lit.

The first thing Colman exclaimed was “what the hell!” but the worst thing happened when the object began firing beams of light at him. He sought shelter behind a Tala tree (Celtis tala). Right beside him was his dog Siroco, to whom he said: “Come on, buddy, this stuff isn’t for us.” Just then, another ray of light burned the tree, burned his face, and hit the dog, who died shortly after.

Colman managed to leave the scene by dragging himself along the grass, leaving behind his shoes, his burned shirt torn by barbed wire as he went over it in his desperation.

Upon reaching his home, he tried to look at himself in the mirror, only to realize he could barely see, and started crying as he never recalled doing before. At that time, the property owner’s wife arrived to give him a message. She could not believe his condition. According to her, his eyes were completely red, his pet was dead, and his face burned. The woman gave him an entire blister of aspirin.

The woman returned on the next day and took him to the doctor, who found him “in a pitiable state.”

This, then, is the Colman case, of which there was never any doubts, since it is the case that left behind all of the evidence described by its protagonist: the burned tree, singed from top to bottom along the right hand side, much like half of the experiencer’s face, the burned shirt, and the horseshoe-shaped mark left behind by the object, which measured eight actual meters. We can finally add to this the testimony of the property owner’s spouse, who accurately reported what she saw.

Today, we mourn Cota’s passing, not just because he was a witness, but a faithful friend, kind-hearted, he accompanied me everywhere I requested when I asked him to retell his experience. He taped documentaries with us, and we never thought that what he loved the most in life – horses – would be the last thing to see him alive, as he died when he fell from his favorite mount.
He will always be in our thoughts. I will never forget him.

VIDEO: An interview with Cota Colman (Spanish)

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Silvia Pérez Simondini - VISION OVNI, Museo del Ovni]

Argentina: An Apparition in Venado Tuerto

Source: VISION OVNI and Planeta UFO
Date: March 27, 2016

Argentina: An Apparition in Venado Tuerto
By Andrea Pérez Simondini

This Easter Weekend, many people took off in different directions to enjoy their scant summer holidays.

Victoria, in the province of Entre Rios, was no exception, nor was the Museum [Museo del Ovni] which was visited by hundreds of people interested in the subject, some skeptics and others having had experiences with the subject. One of them was Charly, as we shall call him.

It's a lovely thing to see a person retell an experience in a fully natural way, without any prejudice. This is a good sign for us as a team, since we believe we provide an atmosphere of sufficient confidence for [witnesses] to do so, and it's another positive sign for UFO research in Argentina, since the oddballs today are the ones who mock people like us, who dare discuss our experiences. I would even go further and say that we do so without making value judgements on what we're narrating.

Charly came to the Museum with great joy, accompanied by relatives and friends, with the firm purpose of seeing everything related to the subject. When he stopped watching the video, we started telling him the details of the exhibits in the museum. While we went over the Cota Colman case, Charly made a stunning statement: "I saw a creature in Venado Tuerto."

I finished telling the Cota Colman story since there were other visitors to the Museum, and then I proceeded to take down Charly's experiences in full detail.


Twenty-two years ago (1994) the witness was traveling in a motorcycle with his ex-wife, when they drove into a parking area in the city and both saw a figure standing approximately 1.90 meters tall, darkened by the shadows and in contrast with the white wall behind them. This fact allowed them to see the figure's outline properly, but were unable to make out its features.

There were four cars before them with a wall in back. It was very dark in the recesses. The figure was between two of the [vehicles] and some 12-15 meters from the witnesses. The woman panic, shouting: "Look! look!" and holding Charly tightly. Fear made him hit the accelerator and return home, a block away from the scene of the encounter.

The witness says the creature was similar to the one appearing in the movie "Signs", mentioning that there is a scene in the movie showing a case occurring in Brazil during a birthday party.

Moreover, the parking lot creature made a swinging movement similar to the one in the movie, when the alien takes the protagonist's child in its arms.

[Note: The author includes an outline of "Signs", directed by M. Night Shyamalan (2001) and starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin]


Charly is an illustrator, a professional tattoo artist, which makes it possible for us to know the precision of his sighting. We share the descriptive drawing made by the witness:

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Argentina: A Red Sphere Emerged at Punta Piedras

Source: Diario Popular
Date: 03.22.2016

Argentina: A Red Sphere Emerged at Punta Piedras

By Pachi La Fata

Researchers of UFO-related phenomena refer to these events as "skywatches" - meetings held in various parts of the country to observe and investigate so-called UFO hotspots. The main goal is, of course, a direct experience with unidentified flying objects. Within this framewoerk, one of the most spectacular occurences happened in the locality of Punta Piedras, facing the River Plate in Buenos Aires.

It was there that several experts on the subject were able to witness a reddish sphere rise out of the water, climb several meters, change its color to orange and finally speed off toward Uruguay. The incredible case occurred on July 25, 2009 at a site north of the Bay of San Borombón, and was witnessed by members of the GABIE Group, whom aside from UFO research, also engage in astronomy and other scientific studies. They were Pablo Lasa, Ariel Cóppola, Martín Costes, Fernando Lisardo, Nicolas Lisardo y Catriel, who were present throughout the event.

According to the story, the sigthing took place from a camp ground known as El Desanso in Punta Piedras. "The skywatch had been scheduled for the previous weekend, but it was necessary to reschedule it due to weather conditions," they explained.

Martín Costes was the group member who was best able to see the phenomenon in detail. "Pablo, Ariel, Fernando and their two children were near me by the bonfire, discussing subjects pertaining to astronomy, when the conversation took a turn and we started talking about UFOs," he said, adding: "After a few minutes of conversation, I got up to import weather data from the weather station in my tablet. So I turned my back to the fire, which was only a few meters from the base. I was standing up, when something told me to go toward the river. I decided to pay attention and did so."

At that moment, an episode he'll never forget too place. "When I got there, only a few seconds after seeing the river, I saw a brillant red sphere rising out the water, approximately 20 meters long. It moved repeatedly from left to right, parallel to the river," he explained in detail. According to the witness, "the object began disappearing little by little until distance kept us from seeing it. Bear in mind that other people in the campground didn't hear it, althought they were only five meters from where I was standing."

"In other words, I wasn't able to hear the conversations of my companions by the bonfire. That's not all. Another thing to highlight is that I was in shock for almost 15 minutes after the sighting. This happened at 1 in the morning," remarked the specialist.

Costes, whose story was broadcast on the Codigo OVNI radio show, explained that "the entire episode lasted some 3 minutes. My companions managed to see around 30 seconds to a full minute, perhaps, of the phenomenon."

[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Argentina: A Community of Earthbound "Pleiadans"?

Source: El (Perú)
Date: November 16, 2015

Argentina: A Community of Earthbound "Pleiadans"?

Less than 70 miles from the provincial seat of Salta, between the communities of Cachi and La Poma, along Route 40, can be found a "Pleiadan base" whose occupants claim to be the embodiment of extraterrestrial beings from some distant corner of the universe.

Amid messages and entreaties to return to primitive simplicity, the residents claim having reached this northern Argentinean province to herald "the end of an evolutionary cycle".

Reaching this location is not easy, as the curious must first cross a set of gates and walk along meandering paths.

The homestead, little more than hills and blocks, is hidden in the vegetation. Upon arrival, a bell dangling from a post allows visitors to make their presence known.

There is little recorded material on the site, but in a recent interview, the "Pleiadans" welcomed a reporter with the following disquieting statement: "We were expecting you. Our brothers of light told us you would be coming."

According to the news media in Salta, there are over 30 "Pleiadan" communities and only two in that province: another in Cafayate and this one, in the Andean "puna", in a land that can only be used for walking and praying to the aliens.


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mexico: VIdcaps of UFOs Over Mexico

Mexico: Vidcaps of UFOs Over Mexico

Date Received: 03.14.2016, 10:22 PM

contributing editor Ana Luisa Cid reports: "There was a spectacular sighting in my locality. A large luminous object seemingly hovered over the tops of buildings as it changed colors. It then approached the air corridor as an airliner flew past. My sister Beatriz and our friend Carlos Rodriguez took a video using a cellphone. I am currently conducting an investigation with Ing. Villafuerte and the airport control tower (Centro México) and will upload the video shortly."

NOTE: No link to the video is available at this moment.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales with thanks to Ana Luisa Cid and Guillermo Giménez]

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Venezuela: UFOs Over Venezuela? Sightings Reported

Source: Planeta UFO and Informe 21
Date: 02.11.2016

Venezuela: UFOs Over Venezuela? Sightings Reported

Alleged unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been seen over the Venezuelan cities of Caracas and Barquisimeto in recent days, generating reactions in the communications media and the population at large. Are we being visited from otehr worlds.

The phenomenon was seen in Barquisimeto and recorded on a video. According to the El Impulso website, a phenomenon was seen this Wednesday over the city. "An orange wake could be seen descending in a southwesterly direction. Experts claim it could be the break-up of a meteorite or a satellite falling from orbit. "Around 06:20 in the afternoon on Wednesday, journalist from this newspaper witnessed an object with a slow trajectory, descending toward the southwestern part of the city," says a web article.

Likewise, journalists from this news organization contacted the pertinent authorities. "In a telephone conversation with Gilber Sanchez, director of Inter-Institituional Relations of the Asociación Larense de Astronomia (ALDA), explained that these could be meteor fragments that scatter when they enter the Earth's atmosphere. The expert's other theory indicates that it could be a satellite that went astray in its trajectory or was burning up upon reentry," they said.

Similar Lights Seen in Caracas

The Ovni Venezuela blog reported on alleged lights over the Waraira Repano National Park. "Ivan Figueroa reported that the time was approximately 07:45 PM, when he saw - from the balcony of his home in Candelaria Parish in downtown Caracas - some blue flashes over the mountain while listen to the "Ellos-Los Visitantes del Espacio" radio show (Them - Visitors from Space) hosted by Carmen Padrón every Sunday over YVKE Mundial.

"There were several very bright lights, blue in color, but they appeared and disappeared. They did not move," was the witness's description.


[Translation (c) 2016 S.Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Argentina: UFO Photographed in Catamarca

Source: El Ancasti (
Date: 03.06.2016

Argentina: UFO Photographed in Catamarca

The photo was taken at Paraje Chaschuil, Tinogasta, in the Catamarcan "Puna" (montane grassland region) by a group of youngsters traveling across Paso de San Francisco.

The photo was taken by one of the youths, whose hobby it is to photograph the most desolate regions of the La Puna region, according to the El Abaucán Digital newspaper. The fellow took the photo, showing an unidentified flying object (UFO) around 17:30 hours on Sunday, 28 February at Paraje Chaschuil, Department of Tinogasta.

He did not become aware of the secret concealed in the photo until he reached his native Fiambalá. Upon reviewing the photos, he saw a UFO in the heavens. What do you think?


[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales (IHU) with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Argentina: "The South is Being Visited by UFOs"

Argentina: "The South is Being Visited by UFOs"
By Andrea Pérez Simondini, Visión OVNI & CEFORA

We have a story to tell you. The newspapers have startled us today with a multiple sighting in the Punta Loyola, Santa Cruz (Argentina) area. It seems that the south has been surprising us with a series of observations which, we could say, require profound investigation.

First, there was the 17 February sighting of a UFO intercepting the descent maneuvers of a private air ambulance flight in Rio Grande, reported by a renowned tour operator of the area, who was an "earwitness" to the communications between the pilot and the control tower, which resulted in a report field at the ANAC Flight Plan Office. This case is under investigation.

On March 6, Tiempo Sur, the Rio Gallegos newspaper, published "Fishermen Report Sightings in Punta Loyola", and we learned of the maneuvers of a least two objects in this coastal region of Argentinean Patagonia. The article can be seen at ... tamientos-en-punta-loyola. Researcher Daniela Ciancia published more about this case in her Patagonia OVNI website (, providing the detail that the cases were reported to the U.S.-based MUFON organization. The MUFON publication has noted the cases under the numerical heading CASE 74954 and CASE 74966.

Report 74954 mentions lights seen from the route where the coal deposits were located. Witnesses headed outside and saw the lights for 40 minutes. The objects moved very quickly and had an electric blue color, according to their description. They report having not felt the least bit of fear. The lights turned off and headed south at high speed, rising and descending.

Report 74966. Several fishermen were near the Punta Loyola pier, not far from the city of Rio Gallegos. They saw two lights moving quickly, making tight curves in the air. First they were over the cliffs, facing the shore, beyond Isla Deseada. Then they moved across from the cliffs to engage in up-and-down movements again. They rose and headed south, where a ship that ran aground is located. There were two other fishermen and another person on the road, recording it all with a cellphone. We spoke [with them] later on and were able to watch the video. The lights came through clearly.

The witness says he is a fisherman and has seen lights on other occasions, but never so close to the piers or the fishermen's huts. The eyewitness reports that a friend of his, who was out fishing with his own family, wound up hospitalized due to hypertension. The man, however, told the witness he hadn't seen a thing.

The witness wanted to file a report with the prefecture, but there was no one on duty at the time. During the week, he spoke to other fishermen and was told that "some men" had been asking about the lights and spoken to the man who had recorded them with the cellphone. This witness remarked that he hoped [the lights] don't scare off the fish, because they'll be left without a livelihood.

A New Story is Born

On 27 February, a surprising e-mail arrives at Vision Ovni. As in all cases, the outcome of the reading involves a series of procedures, among them the evaluation system used by CRIDOVNI, which determines a level of reliability, and yields an outcome that classifies the witness as an "8", the case is a "Level B" and the weighted unconventionality (NC) is 98%.

In the light of this, formal contact was made with the witness over e-mail to examine the facts. The e-mail received is in itself stunning, and a calm approach is the best course to follow.

We shall only publish the first of some 15 e-mails, keeping the witness's name confidential along with any identifying details.


1st E-mail.

Ms. Andrea Simondini. My name is (xx) and I live in Rio. I am (xx years old) and am married. My husband and I have two sons, 19 and 24 respectively. I never believed in UFOs or weird things.
Something happened to us on 26 February 2016 when we were in the wilderness known at Punta Loyola near Rio Gallegos, by the seaside.
Taking advantage of the last few days before the beginning of school, we usually go fishing with my husband and children. While they fish, I wait in the car preparing "mate". The weather has been very unsettled these days, with passing showers, some wind and cold, but we tried our luck fishing after noon since there were moments of sunshine. We were several kilometers south of the ship that ran aground on Punta Loyola. There were several vehicles near the ship.
It was about 2:30 pm. My husband and sons took a break from fishing and we sat in the car to drink "mate" and eat cakes. The car was point to the sea.
At a given moment, one of my sons said that he could see a small light in the sky with a very intense blue color, as though it was electric, heading toward the coast at low altitude and over the coastline.
At a distance of 500 meters, as we figured, the light began rising in a very steep angle and headed toward our right, southward, becoming lost near a cluster of clouds.
We waited to see if it appeared on the opposite side, but were surprised to see it falling in a nosedive some 800 meters from our position, toward the south and on the coastline.
It fell swiftly, but before hitting the ground, it made a dull whistling sound, followed by a metallic impact noise, but with a hollow quality.
My husband got in the car, we left the fishing rods in the sea where the lines were, and told us to come and take a look.
When we reached the site, my husband got out first and then called us. We left the car some 50 meters away.
There's a rocky area on the beach where it fell. There was a funnel-like shape made of stones measuring some 3 meters in diameter by 1 meter wide. At its center was a sphere no greater than a soccer ball. Its surface seemed metallic and it emitted a bluish glow.
We saw no markings or lights. The glow appeared to issue from the surface itself. The sphere was completely still and we could feel a slight buzzing and light snap every so often. My youngest wanted to grab it, but we didn't let him. We looked at it somewhat further away from the funnel of stones that had formed.
My husband wanted to photograph it with the cellphone, but there was no battery charge. When I tried to turn on my cellphone, it turned on correctly but the battery was suddenly drained. My son had a tablet computer in the car which he had charged before heading out. He turned it on in the car, but when he tried to bring closer to the site, it too was drained.
At that point we thought this could be something harmful. My husband said that it could be radioactive and we decided to leave. My son threw a pebble against the sphere which oddly enough, didn't hit it and was shunted aside. That scared us a lot.
When we got in the car, my husband noticed that his mechanical wristwatch had stopped.
We went to the Prefecture station that is near the deep water pier but there was no one there. When we got out of the car, someone approached us and asked if we had seen the blue lights. We said no.
We then headed toward Rio Gallegos and phoned the Police 101 number. The party answering the call told us it might be best to call the Air Force, and we tried it several times until someone answered, telling us it was too late and there wouldn’t be anyone in until Monday.
I then began sending out e-mails to people involved in the UFO subject in Patagonia but I only received an automatic reply from one of them, and no one else.
My youngest son wanted us to alert the media, but we decided against it to avoid ridicule.
I read that you have a group called CEFORA and that you have people all over the country. Would you have someone nearby interested in the subject?
Thanks for your attention; I would appreciate hearing from you if you have the time."

The reply didn't take long at all, and pursuant to the situation described in the body of the e-mail, I asked them to return to the area to see if the object was still there.

In the meantime, I got in touch with the authorities to set up a communication channel in the area. However, I was unable to exert much pressure in this regard. While the story was shocking, the information was scarce and surely questionable.

The response to my mail was finally not with the sense of urgency that the requestor had demanded. This made me question the situation, but also made me feel concerned. If the story was true and these people were in contact with this "odd" object, I immediately thought about health issues and strange people who may have come into contact with them. In short, myriad possibilities emerge from these situations.

Unboxing the First e-Mail

We quickly set up a data sheet for the case.

Date: 26 February 2016
Time: 14:30 hours
Witnesses: (XX) 58 / Sons (19) and (24), Husband.
Location: Punta Loyola, Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Punta Loyola is a port of the Guer Aike Department.

At first, the witness makes clear that she never believed in UFOs or strange things. The situation came about during a family fishing outing at the coast. It is highly descriptive with regard to the actions prior to the sighting, the weather conditions and movement at the site. Faced with the apparition of the object, seen by the youngest son, the descriptions of distances and directions are very precise, along with detailed descriptions about the sighting. For example: "Some 500 meters, we figured, the object began rising in a steep angle and veered to our right, southward, and vanishing into a group of clouds." The description of the "crash site" is also very precise. The identification of sounds, sizes, physical reactions, etc. gives us a clear idea of what happened.

However, exact details began to dwindle when it comes to reporting the case. Mention is made of a visit to a vacant Prefecture station. Then they went home and phoned 101, are directed to the Air Force, where after several attempts they're told to call back on Monday (bear in mind that the day of the events was a Friday).

Faced with these circumstances, they started sending out e-mails, according to the following paragraph: "I then began sending out e-mails to people involved in the UFO subject in Patagonia but I only received an automatic reply from one of them, and no one else."

I checked with Daniela Ciancia, a researcher and member of CEFORA, manager and Director of the Patagonia Ovni blog ( asking if she was aware of the case, which was negative. Another phrase I did not overlook was the son's desire to contact the media, denied by his parents. That gives rise to her contact with me through the CEFORA website.

The Answers Arrive

A reply was received 48 hours, short and sweet. She thanked me for replying, remarking that some things had happened that she would tell me later on. The e-mail message made me understand that not only had some things occurred, but that someone was behind these people. The brevity and distance from the initial urgency gave me pause. I was also concerned about the health of these people and said as much in my next message. My own reply was just as curt, mentioning a visit to the area:

Hi (XX), your message left me feeling concerned. Are you all OK?
Well, I'll wait for your reply. I'm looking forward to discussing a visit to the site with you.
Regards, Andrea.

At this point, I had already contacted researchers like Carlos Iurchuk and Daniela Ciancia herself (being the one closest to the scene) in order to place a person in the area and try to understand the relevant points of the story. I also spoke with the Air Force about preparing a search for the object, among the primary tasks. Due to the lack of authentication, I did not try to force their involvement.

To date, we have been unable to confirm the location of the event, as described by the witness.
Following messages gave me much more information and even more concern. To make a long story short, says the witness, one of her sons wound up in the hospital on Saturday night. The young man was diagnosed with encephalitis (an inflammation generally due to a viral infection).

At 3 am on Sunday, a group of people consisting of a team leader, a doctor, an orderly, a photographer/videographer, a thermographic gear operator and several field researchers turned up at the witnesses' home. It should be noted that there was a person claiming to be an expert in several fields, who contacted the witnesses by phone but was never present.

All of these people were dressed from head to toe in white coveralls. This operation lasted from 3 am to 5 am on Sunday, 28 February. The individuals had already removed the sphere from the impact site and told the witnesses that they had experience in dealing with such cases. The witnesses gave me much more information that will be kept in reserve out of a concern for their safety and the progress of the investigation.

If I am asked whether the case is true, I would like to say yes, but I cannot. I can tell you that my inner voice tells me it’s a case that must be followed closely. What leads me to say this? The evidence.

There are many reports for the same day from multiple sources. Could this be a confabulation by a single person, using various media? It could be. The MUFON reports lead us to take notice of the situation and examine the matter closely. The journalistic story in Diario Tiempo Sur tells us that it shares the same source as the one published in MUFON. We are surprised that no Argentinean organizations are mentioned.

The witness states that she is not lying, and became very upset when I stated my doubts and requested more detailed information.

We cannot ascertain where those people came from or the organization they represent. The fact is that they claimed not to represent the government, but an international organization that does not publish its cases.

If the case is true, and caused health issues for the family, with precedents on record that show even worse consequences for personal health, why didn't these investigators, who showed up with many resources and strict research protocols, also alert the general population and the authorities about the hazards faced in these situations? Like I said at the beginning of this article, I was going to tell you a story. What I didn't say is how it would end. Clearly, we do not know it will turn out.

The Photographs:

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Andrea and Silvia Pérez Simondini (Vision Ovni/CEFORA) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Argentina: Airliner Has a Run-In with UFO Over Rio Grande

Source: Luis Burgos (FAO), Jorge Fernandez Gentile (Quinto Milenio) and
Date: March 3, 2016

Argentina: Airliner Has a Run-In with UFO Over Rio Grande

A pilot from a well-known airline saw a strange "object" as he was about to land in Rio Grande, this object was in an area "forbidden" or restricted to air traffic at such a time, and the pilot asked the tower if they could pick up any "air traffic." The tower replied that no abnormalities were detected and then asked the pilot if the object in question was in the airliner's flight path. The pilot said no, that it was over to one side, and was then given permission to land by the tower, which requested a report, which was recorded.

This event became known through the Facebook page of renowned tour operator José Heredia, who reported the occurrence, given that his position allows him to have access to communications betwen airline pilots and the control tower.

The news was published by Infofuegina (web site) but lacking any certainty or particulars on the case, he decided to set the note aside until more information could be gleaned. But while the entry was still active, it caught the attention of the Reportes Ovni Argentina NGO, two of whose members contacted journalist Ramon Taborda Strusiat, who had only heard vague reports from listeners to a radio station that broadcasted the event. The source, however, was unknown until it was finally discovered, and it was the Facebook page itself.

Jose Heredia wondered: A UFO in the skies of Rio Grande? He said that while working at home, "getting ready to go to the banking district" and "listening to the Control Tower frequency of the Rio Grande Airport as always, following the path of air operations in the city, he suddenly heard a private aircraft pilot's report to the air traffic controller on duty regarding alleged 'traffic' in his air corridor (the airplane's path) which had not been reported."

Heredia added: "The reply was not long in coming. There should not be any traffic whatsoever in that corridor at the time. In other words: an unidentified flying object report in the vicinity of our city."

"In fact, ANAC personnel asked the pilot to leave a written record at the Flight Plan Office upon his arrival. Verbatim, from half an hour ago...approximately," Heredia wrote at 11:48 hours on 17 February 2016, which suggests that the event occurred at 11:20 that morning.

Meanwhile, according to the Jesus Leguizamo of the Reportes Ovni Argentina NGO, one of the group’s members managed to contact the pilot in Buenos Aires, but he refused to go public with the story.

[Translation (c) 2016 S.Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)]