Monday, July 24, 2017

Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers



Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 7.24.2017


Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers

An intensely bright light was seen in the heavens over many aprts of the country. Theories emerged and the we now have the answer. What was it?

The skies over Argentina were illuminated for a few seconds, startling people who were able to see it from various parts of the country. Was it a UFO, a shooting star? people wondered. But there was another solution.

"It was a space rock. A bolide. These are rocks larger than the palm of one's hand which disintegrate at high altitude as they enter our atmosphere," explained Jorge Coghlan, astronomer and boardmember of the Centro de Observadores del Espacio (Space Watch Center).

"Given that it was a larger rock, it can even light up the earth as it enters the atmosphere." the expert told the Cadena 3 web portal

[Translation (c) 2017 IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Gira Buenos Aires [www.girabsas.com]

Friday, July 21, 2017

Spain: Ministry of Defense Investigated at Least 8 UFO Cases in 70s-80s



Source: Planeta UFO and Alicante Press
Date: July 21, 2017


Spain: Ministry of Defense Investigated at Least 8 UFO Cases in 70s-80s

The Ministry of Defense was aware of at least eight strange phenomena in Alicante's airspace during the 1970s and 1980s. These cases were part of the Spanish Air Force's (Ejército del Aire) UFO Files. Today, 80 of those files, which include the events at Aitana, may be freely perused in the Ministry of Defense's website.

The first UFO incident linked to the Escuadron de Vigilancia Aérea (Air Surveillance Squadron, EVA) in Aitana was dated July 28, 1975. A number of non-commissioned officers witnessed an object performing a fly-over of the EVA military facilities at 05:30 hours. The report discloses that shortly before the sighting, the radar had picked up a 'motionless echo' over the sea.

On February 6, 1979 at 21:17 hours, EVA 5 picked up radar echoes over the sea. At that very same time, the fuel ship Tamames' witnessed 'multiple lights'. The Ejercito del Aire's report indicates this could have been a 'parachuting' exercise. A month later, on March 13, 1979, the Aitana Base's radar picked up an 'unknown echo' heading toward the Iberian Peninsula. The Defense Ministry then scrambled a Mirage III fighter out of the Manises Base to find out what was taking place in Spanish airspace. There would be another scramble months later, this time from the Los Llanos airbase in Albacete. Captain Fernando Cámara took off in his Mirage F1 searching for lights reported by the pilot of a TAE Airlines flight from Mallorca to Tenerife, seen over the city of Valencia. The date was November 11, 1979 and it would become known as the Manises Incident, the most significant one in Spanish ufology.

Another of Ministry of Defense file that has been digitized and is available for review concerns an incident that took place on April 26, 1986. An object was seen plummeting into the sea into the waters near Benidorm at 18:00 from the Sierra de Aitana's EVA 5 facility. The Guardia Civil (state police) was advised and the military did not pursue the investigation. The last UFO case recorded by the EVA 5 facility took place on July 26, 1986 when radar picked up an unknown echo on the Baleares-Cádiz route.

Among the declassified documents now available to the public we also find the letter written by a resident of Alicante on June 25, 1981 to the Spanish Air Force, advising it of a UFO sighting from the terrace at his place of residence. The citizen attached drawings of the alleged object to his letter, showing a boomerang-shaped object. Another of the Ejército del Aire's digitized files concerns the sighting of "strange phenomena" during Iberia Flight 435 from Palma to Madrid on February 25, 1969.

The story concerning these recently scanned documents begins in 1991, when the Ministry of Defense engaged in a document declassification process involving sightings of strange phenomena (the "UFO Files) with a view toward analyzing them and if necessary, to lower their classification level and make them available to the public. The declassification request was issued by Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, who had presented the report entitled "El fenómeno OVNI y el Ejército del Aire" to the Air Force high command. In 1992, the Intelligence Sector of the Mando Operativo Aéreo (Operational Air Command - MOA) kicked off the declassification process, a task entrusted to Lt. Col. Angel Bastida. A physical copy of the files was deposited with the Ejército del Aire's Central Library at the Madrid Headquarters, and it is the scanned version of this copy that is now freely available to the citizenry.

[Translation (c) 2017 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Alicante Press]

Spain: UFO Sighting in Alicante



Source: PLANETA UFO and Grupo Investigación Insólita
Date: 04/30/2017


Spain: UFO Sighting in Alicante

Spain's Grupo de Investigación Insólita has circulated photographs taken on 30 April 2017 by an unnamed witness. The text, written by "Miguel Angel" (no surname given) indicates the witness in question was asleep and upon waking, saw it was daylight. Looking through her bedroom window, she saw strange object "only a few meters away from her window". Reaching for her Canon camera, she took the following shots.



Our thanks to Guillermo Giménez and "Miguel Angel" for providing us these images!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mexico: Strange Object in the Skies Over Puebla



Source: PLANETA UFO and El Sol de Mexico
Date: 07.12.2017


Mexico: Strange Object in the Skies Over Puebla

PUEBLA - A strange object was seen over ver Quecholac which has caused consternation among the locals, who claim it is a UFO.

A black circle appeared among the clouds, immediately attracting attention. However, an even larger shape appeared in the distance.

It was a cloudy afternoon in Quecholac, Puebla when the object was recorded. Its nature has not yet been determined.

VIDEO EMBEDDED AT: https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/republica/sociedad-rep/701261-video-extrana-figura-sorprende-en-cielo-de-puebla

Monday, July 10, 2017

Argentina: The Saucers of July 1947



Argentina: The Saucers of July 1947
By Luis Burgos and Marcelo Metayer

Luis Burgos has posted posted a newspaper item from that very first "summer of saucers" in 1947 that will be of interest to INEXPLICATA's readers.

The article appeared in the LA PLATA newspaper Saturday, July 12, 1947 on Page 5 with the headline: IRRADIANDO VIOLACEA LUZ APARECIO EL PLATO - a florid, passive voice way of saying: "The saucer appeared irradiating a violet light" followed by the subheading "La Plata Tiene la Primicia Sudamericana de Haber Observado Nítidamente el Fenómeno" (La Plata occupies the foremost place in South America in observing the phenomenon clearly).

It then goes on to say that before disappearing altogether, the object landed on an orange tree at the corner of 56th and 25th streets in the city of La Plata. "This quiet neighborhood has been shocked by the manifestation of an alleged 'flying saucer' over an orange tree. The phenomenon witnessed last night by a group of local residents gave rise to numerous conjectures, and with our innate sense of humor, also brought up a series of jokes which served to allay the disquiet. Last night's cold, the lack of coal, the lack of food and other matters of household necessity soon relegated the phenomenon to a secondary level. Nonetheless, its scientific importance is extraordinary.

The saucer's violet irradiation and its sudden disappearance 15 minutes after its initial manifestation represented a magic show on a winter night, enough to bundle a conjecture, as it was not easy to bundle up any other possibilities at zero degrees: We are living amid the infernal music of a century that will end up by saying that we are the result of a vulgar chemical formula!

The article goes on to discuss "saucers and cylinders in Europe", mentioning sightings over Milan, and "saucers and more saucers in Chile", stating that disc-shaped objects had flown over Santiago de Chile the previous evening at an altitude of a thousand meters (3200 feet) at speeds in excess of 1500 kilometers per hour (930 mph).


Mr. Burgos makes the following comment in his blog, https://luisburgosovni.blogspot.com.ar:

The Birth of a New era - On June 24, 1947, when those nine flying objects looking more 'like boomerangs than saucers' crossed the path of Kenneth Arnold's private plane as he flew over Mount Rainier in Washington state, not even the best-known science fiction writer would have supposed that the world would witness Mankind's greatest technological enigma. Not even Nolan Skif, the journalist who coined the term FLYING SAUCER. The contemporary era of what we have come to know as the UFO phenomenon had been born. Since then, the news spread like wildfire throughout the world and days later the first saucers were being seen in South America. The first location visited was apparently San Pablo, Brazil, on the 8th of July, followed by our own sighting on the 10th and by Santiago de Chile the same night. Three days later, on Sunday the 13th, the phenomenon reappeared across the Andes, in Osorno. By that time, Roswell having occurred, there were even reports of a landing in the yard of a home in Hollywood, California, belonging to engineer Russell Long. It involved a smoking metal disk, similar to a tray measuring sixty five centimeters in diameter.

The Argentinean Flap - With the news of the La Plata 'flying saucer', other locations became the scene for a veritable 'mini-flap' of sightings, if we take into consideration the time, the population density and the delay in communication. In this order of business, the transit of unknown craft was reported through the month of July:

Tuesday the 15th in CAPITAL FEDERAL: Luminous object falls in Puerto Nuevo.
Friday the 18th in BALCARCE, Buenos Aires: A fleet of 7 objects flying in formation at 06:08 hs.
That same day in GENERAL ROCA, Rio Negro: 6 objects seen three hours later, in the rain.
Sunday the 20th in ESTACION ROCHA near OLAVARRIA: A zig-zagging disk at 17:00 hs.
Monday the 21st in TARTAGAL, Salta: Two objects exploded in mid-air with a thunderous report.
Tuesday the 22nd in ROSARIO, Santa Fe: Zig-zagging white object at 20:50 hs.
That same night in OCLAYAS, Jujuy: Saucer fleet fly-over.
Wednesday the 23rd in BAHIA BLANCA, Buenos Aires: Strange flying object at 21:00 hs.
That same night in CAPITAL FEDERAL: A mysterious luminous object seen at 22:30 hs.
Thursday the 24th in PEHUAJO, Buenos Aires: A bizarre object flying at low altitude in the evening.
That same night in BAHIA BLANCA: A fleet of 3 objects flying a straight line, making a whistling sound.
Saturday the 26th in MAR DEL PLATA: A luminous object over the sea at 21:30 hs.
Monday the 28th in SAN MARTIN, Mendoza: A strange light maneuvering at 07:45 hs.

These fourteen "post-Arnold" sightings throughout the month of July, reported in the press of the time, added to similar cases throughout the year, represented the FIRST ARGENTINEAN UFO WAVE which would repeat regularly ever three and four years in subsequent decades: 1947 – 1950 – 1954- 1958/59 – 1962- 1965- 1968- etc. according tour our exclusive UFO Database of 5500 cases from 1947 to the present.

The Night of July 10th - The fact of all this is that residents of La Plata's Vucetich Park (now San Martin Park) observed the maneuvers of a strange, spherical flying object that cold Thursday evening from the intersection of 25th and 56th streets. It put forth a reddish and purplish light for some fifteen minutes and even paused over an orange tree before heading westward. It is significant that the witnesses themselves dismissed the likelihood of the object having been a balloon, on account of its movements, or a fireball, on account of its duration. Some made light of the phenomenon while others could not conceal their amazement.

The naysaying facet of the phenomenon was also present, as tends to occur in these cases. The minute flying saucers were mentioned, Captain Guillermo Wallbrecher, director of the local observatory, was moved to say: "What was seen could be a device from some foreign power or if not, a mass hysteria event due to war tensions." Seventy years have gone by and nothing has changed. It wouldn't be at all unreasonable to suppose that many astronomers keep a photo of Captain Wallbrecher by their bedside tables.

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

Argentina: A CE-2 in Derqui (1981)



Source: Planeta UFO and El Litoral (Argentina)
Date: 07.10.2017
An article by Francisco Villagrán


Argentina: A CE-2 in Derqui (1981)

The event took place in a community close to the capital, where the descent of a strange luminous object in a manioc field left the soil burned out and crystalized, burning a few plants as well. An amazing event that caused shock.

Tuesday, December 15, 1981 was an important date for ufology in Corrientes due to the fact that two events occurred which were of extreme importance to the study of UFOs and their implications. The first, involving this article, was the apparent landing of an unknown object that left marks on the ground. The second is the Meneses Incident, which shall be described at a later date.

In mid-1981, "something" landed around two or three in the morning on the property of a local smallholder, burning plants, leaving impressions in the soil, which was burned and crystallized due to possible high temperatures. El Litoral visited the location, alerted by rumors, to uncover the truth. It interviewed Sixto Barrios, 70, the owner of the property who said that only days earlier he and his family had seen strange lights flying around a wilderness near his home. He also added that two years earlier, an enormous object resembling a chunk of ice had crashed in the area, melting later on.

"It was around two or three in the morning," he guessed, "when the dogs started barking like mad, but I didn't pay much mind, as they quieted down shortly after. I turned over and fell asleep again. They started barking once more and I fell asleep. Had I known it was such an odd thing, I would have gotten up to take a look. The next day around four in the afternoon, my relatives were working the manioc field and found strange marks and some plants completely charred. The soil was still hot, even though 12 hours had gone by," he noted.

It was ascertained that some plants were burned and there were four large perforations in the ground, as if a very heavy object had landed on the spot. The impressions were asymmetrical and two meters from each other, at a depth of 30 centimeters, approximately. The soil around these perforations looked entirely burned out, vitrified, owing to the fact that the silica in the sand melts in this way when subjected to high temperatures.

Analyses performed in Buenos Aires by Fabio Zerpa's team proved that the soil must have been subjected to temperatures ranging between 1500 and 1600 degrees centigrade at the very least - startling and irrefutable proof that something strange had taken place there. There are similar incidents in our country (such as the Guernica Incident in Buenos Aires) and around the world where practically the same thing has occurred to the soil.

A major highlight: the high voltage wires from the Capital to the interior are some 500 meters from where the incident occurred, and the road joining Corrientes with Empedrado is some 350 meters distant. This is precisely one of the behavioral guidelines of the UFO phenomenon.

According to the evidence and eyewitness accounts, it is evident that "something" landed in Derqui, leaving prints, charred vegetation, some with broken stems, and the soil around the indentations was crystallized due to the high temperatures experienced. Unfortunately, there were no direct witnesses to the case, given the lateness of the hour. No one saw a thing. Only the dogs barked incessantly. These are undeniable signs that something occurred. The physical evidence in conclusive, the facts speak for themselves.

No one - not even with a blowtorch - could have melted the ground thus, or leave 30 inch marks on the ground, precluding the possibility that someone did this on purpose as could be suggested.

Furthermore, who would take the time to do this in the dark in an unknown field? For what reason? It is without question another incident involving evidence in Corrientes during a term of approximately 10 years, during which it was the location for important and shocking events.

Adding further significance to this event is the fact that on that same day, during siesta time, another case with spectacular characteristics took place in the vicinity: a driver was abducted, vehicle and all, and transported more than 100 kilometers from this initial location. This was the "Meneses Incident", which will occupy a special chapter in this column of El Litoral.

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Francisco Villgrán]

Mexico: UFO Over Tijuana



Source: Planeta UFO and Veraz Informa (Baja California, Mexico)
Date: 07.09.2017


Mexico: UFO Over Tijuana

A video uploaded by Camus Galindo shows one of the "lights" falling from the sky before subsequently stopping. Shortly after, a second light appeared and both remained static, changing position a few seconds later before disappearing.

A reader identifying herself only as Adriana shared a picture of the lights taken around Altabrisa in Otay when they were static.

Here is the video uploaded by Camus so you can judge for yourselves.

VIDEO AT: https://www.facebook.com/camus.galindo/videos/10156318521602598/

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

Friday, July 07, 2017

Argentina: Follow-Up on the Coronel Fernandez Incident (Cuchi Corral, Santiago del Estero)



Source: Planeta UFO and OVNI Tucumán
Date: 07/07/2017


Argentina: Follow-Up on the Coronel Fernandez Incident (Cuchi Corral, Santiago del Estero)

Nearly two years have elapsed since our investigation in [the town] of Coronel Fernandez, better known as Cuchi Corral, in Santiago del Estero. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=174151062930007&set=pcb.174151726263274&type=3.

Areas of intense magnetic force that caused automobiles to lose power, lights of various colors and other paranormal phenomena were described by the witness at the time (Pedro).

Having made all the corresponding measurements and ascertaining the events with the police and local residents (which refuted the statements made by Pedro) plus other tests, we have ruled that the event constitutes a False Positive. Nothing but the absolute truth should matter to the serious researcher.



In any event, we shall continue to monitor the area in which research took place.

On 06/29/17 were contacted by Marcelo Nicolle, who resides in the area in which the alleged events took place. He had taken two photographs in the countryside, one of them showing an object which, at first blush very interesting, turned out to be a flash photo of an insect (ascertained after checking the EXIF).

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and OVNI TUCUMAN)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Spain: Possible UFO SIghting in Lorca



Source: PLANETA UFO and El Lorquino (Spain)
Date: July 4, 2017


Spain: Possible UFO Sighting in Lorca


A case similar to so many others that occur throughout the planet on a daily basis, involving unidentified flying objects, has reached our newsroom. The difference is that it happened in Lorca.

Witness Alvaro Molina Sanchez, a resident of Lorca, had just arrived home to have dinner with his family on 27 May 2017 around 00:30 hours in the evening. The video's author states the following: "upon reaching a clearing that separates the railroad track from the Francisco Ibanez Martin Secondary School, my wife took out a flashlight to light the way, given the fact that it was a very dark evening. At the same time, I took out my cellphone for the same purpose, but realized that it didn't have a flashlight function. Out of sheer curiosity, I recorded the stars for some ten seconds."

The witness goes on to say: "I gave the recording little importance. Four or five days later, I looked at it out of curiosity and was surprised to see some luminous objects flying by at an abnormal speed. To be frank, I cannot render an opinion as to what they were, but I sense that they're worthy of discussion and study. I've kept the image and you may see the objects in question with greater clarity."

We are making the short video (and vidcaps) available, hoping to receive comments from our readers.

VIDEO: http://www.el-lorquino.com/posible-avistamiento-ovni-en-lorca/

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Argentina: Unknown Flashing Object Astonishes Onlookers



Source: La Gaceta (Salta) and Planeta UFO
Date: 06.25.2017


Argentina: Unknown Flashing Object Astonishes Onlookers

Something out of the ordinary startled residents of Barrio El Carmen yesterday at noon.

It sparkled and moved, but it was unknown to those looking at it. Local residents were astounded by the object that appeared in the skies of Salta at noon yesterday.

In Barrio El Carmen, anyone looking up at that time would have been surprised to see an unusual shiny object. Some locals who beheld the circular shining object spoke with La Gaceta about the unanswered riddle: what could it have been?

"We were unable to identify the object," says one local in the video. "It was silvery and flashing, and it let us to belive it was a UFO reflecting sunlight."

"It was like a spinning sphere," says another, "giving off a light, an incandescence. My brother phoned me to tell me about it, but I didn't see it until he told me exactly where to look. I was able to locate it and see it."

VIDEO AT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6s3BLIRgNI

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

Argentina: Alleged UFO Over Quequén



Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 06.26.2017


Argentina: Alleged UFO Over Quequén

Guillermo Giménez writes: "Today I received a message from Dolores Bernskov telling me '...that while she was writing in a WhatsApp group, I turned on the cellphone camera to show them what the weather was like. When I looked up, cellphone in hand, I saw this before my eyes. I pressed the button. The first thing I did was check the time - 8:56 a.m. on 25 June. [The object] was located over 521 corner with 554 in Quequén, bordering Necochea (Buenos Aires). It had staggered motion and vanished in the clouds. I was using a Samsung phone. This was about two blocks from where I live. They appeared to be high up. They suddenly zig-zagged and lost themselves in the clouds. It all happened very quickly.'

"It should be noted," Giménez continues, "that this would not be a meteorite, as these objects do not engage in zig-zag movements, nor is space junk, for the same reason, and cannot be an airplane. Therefore: What is it we are seeing in the picture? Two strange lights suspended in the air, playing with each other before vanishing? For the time being we are identifying these objects as UFOs in the strict sense of the term - unidentified flying objects captured by this resident of Necochea, a sighting that in her own words, 'gave me chills'.

Unidentified objects are visiting Argentina's Atlantic Coast once more.

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO. Photo credit: Dolores Bernskov]

Argentina: ICOU's UFO "Time Capsule"



Argentina: ICOU's UFO "Time Capsule"

As we approach the anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold sighting in 1947 and the alleged crash at Roswell that same year, UFO research can be faulted for paying excessive attention to the past and sparing little thought for what is yet to come.

Argentina's ICOU group has taken a step in the right direction by placing photographic evidence, videos, and a variety of material aimed a posterity within a time capsule to be opened in the year 2117, when the mystery of UFOs will have either been solved or still bedevil humanity.

The message to coming generations was placed in the community of Máximo Paz, Department of Constitución, Province of Santa Fe.

The initiative was spearheaded by Luis Burgos of the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) who is also a founding member of ICOU. In an interview with Más Allá del Misterio, he reminded readers that Argentina also played a significant role during the summer of 1947, when the presence of a "mysterious red ball" was seen flying over San Martín Park in the city of La Plata on July 10 that year.

In the same interview, Burgos stated that "not all UFOs are alien" and was confident that "the mystery will be solved someday, although estimating a possible date for such an occurrence is flippant."

This nocturnal photo shows the time capsule at its resting place in the city of La Plata. Sleep tight, time traveler: