Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Argentina: A Triangular UFO in Mendoza (1976)

A lively UFO symposium known as the Café Ufológico de Mendoza is held on a regular basis in this Argentinean city's Café Five Stars, representing a source of "real time" information exchanges among students and witnesses of the phenomenon. The most recent such meeting was held on September 27, 2017 and was joined by Raúl Díaz, Ariel Godoy, Daniel Hendryk, Martín Fuentes, Alejandro Asalgado, Laura Lencinas, Laura González, Mariana Muñoz, Cristina Rodríguez, Violeta Moreno, Fernando Rodríguez, Susana Occelli, Héctor Sawiak, Diego Escolar, Alejandro Rosario, Miguel Marinelli and our friend and colleague Luis Emilio Annino.

Among the cases presented for discussion was a compelling sighting of a triangular UFO in the mid-1970s.

Mr. Annino writes: "First, we welcomed Cristina Rodríguez, who was accompanied by Violeta Moreno (both of them residing in the mountainous region of Potrerillos) and their brother Fernando Rodriguez. Having several surprising experiences to share, Cristina recalled a particular one from the spring of 1976, when she lived in a farm covering some six hectares in a rural region corresponding to Colonia Segovia in the Department of Guaymallen. Around 21:00 hours, while escorting her aunt, who was feeding a dog in another house, located 50 meters from the main residence, she beheld an incredible sight: A triangular flying object the size of a car and bearing three lights (red, white and blue) that came from behind the property, flying at the height of the surrounding poplar trees, which also lined a deep ditch. The flying object appeared to be flying over said ditch, almost vertically, tilting on its axis slightly as it progressed. The object had a peculiar feature: a sort of spotlight that swept along its path, as if looking for something. The aunt, frightened by this, fled the area while Cristina kept looking at the strange triangular object that suddenly turned itself off and vanished from her sight as it began entering a neighboring property near a high voltage tower. This was not her only experience, and Cristina will certainly say more about her unusual encounters in future meetings."

Our thanks as always to Guillermo Giménez for the information.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mexico: Remembering the Puebla UFO Crash (1977)

Our friend and colleague Alfonso Salazar, a UFO researcher and aviation expert whose accounts have been featured over the years, shares with us these vintage photographs from the defunct Contactos Extraterrestres magazine. "The incident took place on July 29, 1977, when a UFO crashed into the Puebla mountain range. The Mexican military conducted a search and photographs of the object's remains were displayed for the first time," writes Mr. Salazar, who is working on a book about this fascinating moment in history.

Map showing the location of Jopala in the Mexican state of Puebla (20.1628° N, 97.6928° W)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mexico: A Mothership Over Nuevo León?

Mexico: A Mothership Over Nuevo León?

Researcher Ana Luis Cid sends us the following:

"This video was sent to me by Efrén Sauceda Tello. Dozens of spheres seemingly issue from a very large object at 19:30 hours. This was recorded in Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico using a Sony TRV 380 camera

[The percipient] was driving his car when his niece Claudia called his attention to something she could see. He pulled over to begin recording. After 15 minutes, the smaller figures were gone and only the larger one remained, although somewhat hazy. The witness looked into the possibility of some local major event involving a release of balloons, but found nothing.

"I conducted my own research and could not find any sources, yet this possibility cannot be dismissed altogether. The sighting took place on September 5, 2006. I'm only just publishing it it now since the tape had been lost along with other materials."

VIDEO can be seen at: https://youtu.be/U9zYwxjurTA

Chile: Inquest into Paihuano UFO Crash Requested 19 Years After the Event

Source: PLANETA UFO and Diario La Región
Date: 10.12.17

Chile: Inquest into Paihuano UFO Crash Requested 19 Years After the Event

Each year, on October 7, the residents of the Paihuano commune recall one of northern Chile's most significant and controversial UFO events: the alleged UFO crash against Cerro Las Mollacas.

This mysterious event began on the hot afternoon of 1998 when many witnesses claimed having seen a silvery object colliding only meters away from the summit of this mountain.

From that moment onward, numerous witnesses were interviewed by local and national media and some UFO researchers from the capital city allegedly saw a strange glow on the slopes of Las Mollacas. Raul Flores was among them. He said he had never seen anything so strange before. "I could see the object on the mountain. It resembled a metallic disc reflecting the sunlight with a glint of metal. Others saw it as well. I'm sure of what I saw. It wasn't the sun shining against rocks or anything similar," he explained.

Marco Antonio Gallardo, a well-known broadcaster, said the object "[approached the summit] with smoke, it was cylindrical and measured some 3 to 4 meters in diameter, and was red in color."

On October 9 of that year, a group of civilians and Carabineros officers from the Paihuano barracks reached the site without finding remains of the object or any abnormalities. The place where the UFO allegedly crashed is hard to reach and the trip takes nearly six hours. The Carabineros reached the site again the following day, this time accompanied by personnel from the Serena PAE and according to some witnesses, also by elements from the GOPE (Special Operations Group) based in Santiago. A horse called 'Calambrito' died as result of the strain. This was confirmed by Cesar Uribe, a retired Carabinero who now lives in the commune of Coquimbo. Nothing was ever found in the vicinity. However, there was much speculation about the presence of the Chilean army in the area. There was also talk of helicopters or heavy trucks that ascended to the location through the rear of Cerro Las Mollacas.

The first official explanation delivered was that a "stone pained white" was involved. This was immediately rejected by all witnesses, since many had lived in the area for many years and had never seen such a stone.

The other explanation was offered by the Cerro Toledo observatory. Arturo Gomez, an astrophotographer, noted: "Everything points to a bolide, that is to say, a meteorite that did not strike the Earth's surface, but rather broke into pieces in the upper atmosphere, accompanied by a loud report and brightness."

Gomez further added that he "fully rejected the possibility that the object that exploded over the Vicuña commune could be a manmade craft, such as space junk, since these devices do not explode or produce light due to their reentry speed. They burn up without further ado."

Journalistic activity did not stop for many years after the incident on October 7. Correspondents for television stations and live reports were the norm. Many tourists also visited the area, drawn by the story. The interest shown by researchers of the phenomenon caused the communal authorities to issue a decree devoting a week in October to popularization activities on the mystery in local schools and cultural institutions.

Now, 19 years after the event, Juan Castillo, one of the country's foremost researchers and the author of several books on the UFO subject, told LA REGION that the case should be reopened to carry out a more thorough investigation into the Cerro Las Mollacas event.

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cattle Mutilations: "Aliens Were Involved, Without a Doubt"

Source: Planeta UFO and La Arena.com
Date: 09.28.2017

Cattle Mutilations: "Aliens Were Involved, Without a Doubt"

GENERAL SAN MARTIN, Argentina - Another animal was found mutilated this weekend, this time in a field adjacent to the community of General San Martin, belonging to Julio Zurbirgk, who believes the perpetrators are not human.

The bovine, a black Aberdeen Angus cow, showing the tell-tale signs of mutilation, was found over the weekend in a ranch some 15 kilometers south of the town by the property's owner.

According to Zurbrigk, the animal was missing its anus, tongue, eyes and jaws, displaying perfectly cauterized incisions. It was a cow about to give birth and in perfect health. The fetus remained inside it.

According to the livestock farmer: "Aliens were involved, without a doubt. This has been going for over 20 years and no one has offered any solutions. They must remove the organs aboard the spacecraft, because there was nothing strange to be found around the animal. One can also see that they must throw the animals from their craft, because they land with their legs backward."

He added that other animals avoid coming within 50 meters of the mutilated cow. "These cases are classic. I don't know how dogs are aware of them and come no closer."

He expressed surprise that no serious investigation had been conducted in this regard. "It's better that no investigation is performed than to do what they did years ago: put the blame on the red-muzzled mouse. Mice don't eat meat, for starters, and they don't exist. We have no doubt here that extraterrestrial beings are involved."

PHOTO AT: http://www.laarena.com.ar/avances/no-hay-dudas-que-se-trata-de-extraterrestres

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Colombia: UFO Present at the Calbuco Eruption?

Source: PLANETA UFO and Diario del Cauca
Date: September 24, 2017

Colombia: UFO Present at the Calbuco Eruption?

The Calbuco Volcano (in Chile) began erupting on April 22 [2017] sending aloft a plume of gas and ash over 15 kilometers tall.

A video shows the exact moment of this brutal eruption and also shows an image that remains a mystery to this day.

According to the Gran Epoca website, it could be an unidentified flying object (UFO).

The recording was made public on the very same day as the eruption by Daniela Soto Toledo and it has had over four million views since then.

The surrounding areas affected by this eruption, such as La Ensenada, were covered with over forty centimeters of ash, which reached as far as Villa La Angostura, Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes in Argentina.

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/pfM4vpD0sxE

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mexico: More on the Acayucan "Lights"

Mexico: More on the Acayucan "Lights"
By Scott Corrales

The following is a brief transcription of a presentation by Roberto Montalvo of the Diario Vanguardia newspaper on the Expediente Punto Cero radio show hosted by Yohanan Díaz Vargas.

Roberto Montalvo says the following: "Between 8;30 and 9:30 pm the 911 line received phone calls requesting help from the manager of Rancho "El Sinaí" - a ranch occupied by at least three or four families. To be more specific, the ranch is located on the Acayucan Highway and is halfway along, so to speak. In this regard there is a video in which this gentleman describes a little of what was experienced by these families. He says they witnessed the descent of a light, a yellowish-white light, and at that moment, the entire household went outside to see what was going on. They stepped outside with flashlights and shone their lights on it. They said the unidentified flying object was behind a mango tree, and that's what prompted them to call the police. They state that the light was visible, but it practically vanished - the object vanished behind a mango tree. The property is quite extensive, and when the naval police arrived, they conducted a search that yielded no results. However, there must have been something to account for the secrecy. When the naval police conducted their search, they were afraid. A lone policeman was sent ahead with his rifle and shouted back, "Hey! come with me!" and they set off as if to ambush someone. But that's exactly what happened, what was said by the owner - I mean the manager, sorry - of Rancho "El Sinaí" located in Congregación Hidalgo."

Acayucan is located at 17.9492° N, 94.9146° W in the state of Veracruz, which has an extensive history of UFO sightings and encounters with non-human entities.

The following cases are abstracted from INEXPLICATA: UFOs IN LATIN AMERICA AND SPAIN:

On October 2, 1965, a fourteen year old girl in the city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, ran away screaming in fright when a flying disk some twenty feet in diameter dropped out the heavens to hover directly over while issuing a soft, whistling sound. The object was surrounded by multicolored lights that appeared to dangle from it. After this daytime apparition, the object was seen over the same city again at night.

Between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. on May 7, 1967, the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Veracruz were visited by a veritable celestial armada of UFOs: at least twenty individual blue, yellow and red lights flew in formation over the heads of thousands of bewildered onlookers. The formation was spearheaded by a colossal red saucer and leisurely appeared to be following a northwesterly course. Newspapers in these four states carried the story but no photographs of the formation. A similar occurrence took place on August 6, 1967, when the citizens of Poza Rica, Veracruz, were treated to the sight of several "waves" of unidentified flying objects -- each wave having its own color -- as they flew overhead to become lost over the Gulf of Mexico.

A year later, on September 18, 1968, Antonio Nieto-- a cab driver plowing the main avenue of the city of Coatepec -- thought that an otherwise slow night was coming to an end when he pulled over to pick up a fare, or so he thought: his would-be passenger turned out to be a black-clad figure with glowing hands and enormous cat-like eyes that glowed eerily in the taxi's lights as it stood on the curb. The terrified cab driver stepped on the gas and put as much distance as he could between himself and the frightful apparition.

As chance would have it, he ran into a fellow cabdriver who had also been hailed by the nightmarish apparition. Leaving one cab behind, both men set off in the other vehicle and went in search of a local journalist, who accompanied them to the spot where the improbable creature had last been seen. Their effort was rewarded by a third encounter with the entity, which now held in its glowing hands a crystal wand that emanated a radiance that hurt the eyes. A staff writer for Mexico City's Excelsior noted that in spite of the ufonauts' vaunted ability to cross space, they encountered the same difficulty as Earthlings when it came to hailing a cab.

High Strangeness could also be found in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On February 17, 1969, an unknown animal washed up on Veracruzan shores at a location known locally as "El Palmar de Susana" between the fishing communities of Tecolutla and Hautla. The authorities were dumbfounded by their find: the creature's head weighed approximately a ton, measuring 6 feet across and 4 feet from top to bottom. A 9- foot long “beak” that projected from the skull startled scientists who at first thought they were dealing with a decomposing whale carcass. The creature's hide was described as "wooly" and resistant to all manner of knives, machetes, axes and saws. Biologists Sergio García, Martín Contreras and Daniel Yutch were entrusted with studying the cryptid without reaching any conclusive results. According to Dr. Rafael Lara Palmeros, the University of California purchased the mystery remains, and their final whereabouts are equally enigmatic.

Mexico: An Alleged UFO Landing and a Night of Lights

Source: PLANETA UFO and Diario Eyipantla
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mexico: UFO Supposedly Lands in Acayucan

***The alleged UFO landed near Congregación Hidalgo in the Municipality of Acayucan***

Newsroom/ San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz - The sighting of an alleged unidentified flying object (UFO) gained traction on social media last night. The information was published on several groups and social networks within a matter of hours. Some news sites also shared the information.

Residents of Congregación Hidalgo reportedly saw a UFO descending in the vicinity of the Monte Sinaí ranch before approaching the community. The citizenry and Marcelo Arias, owner of the premises, alerted elements of the Secretariat of Public Safety (SSP) and the Naval Police.

Randulfo Urbano noted that his niece Maribel Trichi remarked about having seen "a light on the moon" which later descended.

Municipal agent Elulalio Trichi Morales told him it was quite possible that the sighting had taken place next to a pond at Monte Sinaí.

The manager of the "Sinaí" ranch informed the authorities and the media that an unidentified flying object had fallen in the area. He saw it as a large light that came out of the sky, being unable to identify it for what it was. Elements of the naval police reported to the scene along with reporters who testified to the story given by residents of the ranch, claiming to have seen something "fall" out of the sky.

An effort was made to light up the object with a flashlight as it lost itself among the trees, yet others preferred to remain in their homes, frightened by the situation.

Reports were also received of lights seen in other municipalities in the State's southern area. Images were shared on Facebook, allegedly taken by users of that social network, in the municipalities of Catemaco, San Andrés, San Juan Evangelista y Sayula, where lights were also visible.

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

HOAX: The Corrientes Humanoid

Source: Orbita Cero Mendoza (Argentina)
Date: 09.21.2017

HOAX: The Corrientes Humanoid

As could well be expected, the photo of the humanoid entity supposedly photographed by police before it took a plunge into the Paraná River has turned out to be less than meets the eye.

Argentina's Orbita Cero Mendoza reported in its blog that the CIFAD center of the province of Corrientes had "uncovered the fraudulent nature of the video" from which the image was taken.

The image had a viral effect on social media and the Internet at large. It turns out to be a clip from the horror movie "O.V.N.I."

Orbita Cero Mendoza gives us the following information, which is translated below:

"Production company Decar Films reports that the Spanish independent film "O.V.N.I." is the story of an incredible experience recorded by four people who went to a forest in Robledo de Chavela to shoot a documentary on the UFO phenomenon. Their cameras picked up something unusual. The screenplay was written and directed by Diego Carballo & Daniel Carlón, starring Peio Arzak, Sergio Torres, Diego Carballo and Daniel Carlón. The CIFAD report not only highlights the spurious nature of the Parque Mitre alien, but also the viral effect it exerted [on the Internet]

Finding the party responsible for the hoax, says the blog, will be up to CIFAD. They also suggest the possibility that this might be part of some sort of "psychosocial experiment" which could be even more disquieting.

This brings to an end the story of the Corrientes Humanoid.

The CIFAD video is available at: https://youtu.be/yzFgr1X34_w
The Spanish production (1hr 26min) can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/SUbo77Q0vVU

Our thanks to Luis Emilio Annino.