25 feb. 2018

Colombia: Residents of Barranquilla Started by a Light in the Sky

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and El Heraldo (Colombia)
Date: 22 February 2018

Colombia: Residents of Barranquilla Started by a Light in the Sky

The case occurred at noon. A video shows onlookers crowding the exterior of a shopping center, looking at the sky.

At noon on Thursday, citizens piled outside the entrance to a shopping center to look at a strange light that shone over the downtown Barranquilla for a few minutes.

One of the people present at the site took notice when he saw a street vendor looking at the sky. Moments later, the man alerted everyone, saying there was a dot in the sky "changing colors."

At first the passers-by thought it was a drone, but changed their minds when they noticed it was at a higher elevation than is customary for drones. They later opined that it was a police helicopter, but the object remained fixed in place.

Finally, some said the object that could be seen between the Cathedral and the Nelmar building could be "an alien spacecraft". In any event, the phenomenon attracted dozens of pairs of eyes bent on dispelling its mystery.

The Oficina dels Servicio de Pronósitcos y Alertas (Forecasting and Alert Office) of the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) claimed having no reports whatsoever about the phenomenon or unidentified flying objects seen at noon over Barranquilla.

The agency viewed the video and the images, saying they would subject this material to analysis "to see what might have happened."

Meanwhile, a person from the No. 3 Combat Air Command, an operating unit of the Air Force stationed in Malambo, Atlántico, claimed "having no information in his regard."

Finally, an employee at the Ernesto Cortissoz Airport stated that no object was seen and that it would be "very hard to do so" because the other object would have to have technology similar to their own.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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El extraño caso del Porsche que circulaba al revés

Lo miras y, al principio, parece un Porsche 924 normal, todo un automóvil clásico de los setenta y ochenta sin nada fuera de lo corriente. Pero, cuando te fijas un poco más, hay cosas que no cuadran y empiezas a pensar que hay algo mal en este vehículo…

Porsche 924 al revés

Un Porsche 924 realmente singular (Fuente).

¿Por qué los retrovisores están colocados así? ¿Las ruedas traseras son direccionales? Espera… ¿por qué los asientos van “mirando” al revés? Pues sí, este coche circula “de culo”, por decirlo a lo bruto (un vídeo vale más que mil palabras).

Bien, la cosa viene de lejos y hasta los televisivos Cazadores de Mitos (MythBusters) decidieron ponerse a ello con un Porsche 928 (vídeo).

Entre los fanáticos de los Porsche se venía escuchando hacía muchos años que la aerodinámica de algunos modelos, como el 924 o el 928, estaba “equivocada”. Vamos, que podrían circular de forma más rápida y eficiente si se les da la vuelta.

Aerodinámica Porsche

¿Mejor al revés? Imagen de Oskar de Kiefte.

Allá por 1992 el diseñador holandés Oskar de Kiefte, conocido por sus conversiones extrañas de todo tipo de vehículos, le dio vueltas a este asunto y, tal como comentó, descubrió que la propia casa Porsche ya había contemplado la cuestión en sus pruebas en túnel de viento del modelo 928 (el mito afirmaba que, efectivamente, los resultados de la prueba en el túnel con el coche “al revés” habían sido sorprendentes, cosa que ya había estudiado hacía muchos años el diseñador estadounidense Norman Bell Geddes en algunos vehículos de su tiempo). El caso es que Oskar de Kiefte decidió ir más allá del túnel de viento y crear una obra de arte sobre esta idea del “coche al revés” (el tema del rendimiento real queda todavía dentro del mito porque la polémica continúa). Así, partiendo de una loca idea, nacieron los dos Porsche invertidos del holandés, un Porsche 924 y un 928, que fueron la atracción de diversas exposiciones sobre diseño de automóviles.

El extraño caso del Porsche que circulaba al revés apareció originalmente en Tecnología Obsoleta, 25 febrero 2018.

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23 feb. 2018

West Coast UFO Incident Confirmed by FAA, USAF

New information regarding a UFO incident that occurred over California and Oregon on October 25th of last year has been released through a Freedom of Information Act request, painting a picture of a highly-maneuverable, high speed craft that could be invisible to radar that was tracked by air traffic control and airliner pilots, that ultimately resulted in the scramble of USAF fighter jets tasked with intercepting the intruder. The incident left officials with the FAA scratching their heads as to what the craft was, where it went--and even on how to go about investigating such an incident.

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22 feb. 2018

Mexico: Local Residents "Saw" a UFO

Source: Planeta UFO and www.yucatan.com.mx
Date: 21 February 2018

Mexico: Local Residents "Saw" a UFO

VALLADOLID - Residents of Tixcacalcupulclaimed being startled the day before yesterday by the sight of an unidentified flying object prowling the skies around 5:30 in the afternoon.

The sighting lasted some 20 minutes, according to several witnesses to the event.

According to members of the community, someone suddenly looked to the heavens and saw the moon, which was barely becoming visible in its waning phase, but then realized that there was a luminous source of white light moving slowing. They added that it "appeared" to be circling the moon at a given distance.

The object moved to the right and was still for a few minutes before resuming its motion and apparently placing itself under the moon. Twenty minutes later, it positioned itself to the moon's left, visually closer to Earth, becoming slightly larger when viewed, according to interviewees.

It was around six in the evening when the white light turned yellow and disappeared, as the moon was now slightly brighter.

The object was clearly visible in Tixcacalcupul, where people pointed at it, asking others to join their sighting - children and adults alike.

People did not know what it was, but someone was heard to say it was an alien spaceship since "it could not be an airplane at that distance. Furthermore, it remained static at times and moved slowly around the moon," said others.

A report by Juan Antonio Osorio Osorno.

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

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Argentina: Did a UFO Nearly Collide With a Stunt Plane in Varese?

Source: PLANETA UFO and La Capital de Mar Del Plata (Argentina)
Date: 22 February 2018

Argentina: Did a UFO Nearly Collide With a Stunt Plane in Varese?

A reader of LA CAPITAL recorded a strange object coming far too close to a stunt plane over Playa Varese.

An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) seems to be flying right behind the stunt airplane the usually thrills beachgoers with its acrobatics, as shown in a video submitted by a reader of LA CAPITAL.

The interesting sequence was recorded on Gustavo Galarza's iPhone on 18 February as he headed to work on a bicycle. He witnessed the airplane doing cartwheels in the sky, and surprised by the spectacle offered by the flying machine in the Torreon del Monje area, he decided to shoot some slow-motion footage. "When I played back the video, I zoomed in and suddenly saw a white dot flying past at full speed."

While it is difficult to see it at first, the object appears over the airplane's tail at the 13-second mark. The zoom frame improves the sighting. At the end of the video, there is another close-up showing the UFO flying at top speed, despite the slow-motion effect.

This isn't Galarza's first sighting. On November 5, 2017, the man was pedaling his way to work on a rainy day, recording the storm on his phone in hopes of catching a lightning bolt. "I watched the playback when I got to work and saw a white dot flying amid the clouds."

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/6KnApjANyKw

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

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¿Cómo influye la presión del CO2 en el aroma del vino?

Investigadores de la Universidad de Córdoba han analizado la influencia que ejerce la presión del dióxido de carbono sobre el metabolismo de las levaduras durante la segunda fermentación que se lleva a cabo en la elaboración de los vinos espumosos. Los mayores cambios se observan en los contenidos de los ésteres asociados a sus aromas frutales y florales.
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It's Official: Russian Organizations Insinuated Themselves into the 2016 US Presidential Elections

On February 16, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a 37-page indictment in response to the Bureau's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. Initially thought to simply be a moderate-effort ad campaign meant to sway American voters to vote for then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, the indictment outlines a widespread effort to disrupt the election, involving misinformation campaigns backed by tens of millions of dollars in funding. FBI Director Robert Mueller's special council investigation indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations in what the Bureau is describing as a conspiracy to illegally influence the US presidential election.

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20 feb. 2018

Sea Level Rise may be Accelerating Faster than we Thought

Mexico: The San Mateo UFOs and Contacteeism

Source: Planeta UFO and El Grafico.mx
Date: 02.17.2018
An article by Yohanan Diaz Vargas

Mexico: The San Mateo UFOs and Contacteeism

The municipality of Naucalpan in the State of Mexico has been the setting for major sightings in the UFO case histories.

We should remember the "mothership" recorded by UFO hunters Pedro Hernandez and Alfredo Carrillo over Ciudad Satelite during the afternoon hours of May 9, 2000, showing a yellow object disgorging dozens of spheres on its left and on its right. They were small dark-grey craft, while the larger object rotated at a lower elevation.

The UFO videos recorded in 2014 over Colonia San Mateo in that very same Mexican municipality show a series of anomalous flying objects that are invisible to the human eye.

While it may seem incredible, these objects were detected by night vision equipment flying some 20 to 30 meters over the buildings adjacent to the dwelling of another UFO hunter - Fernando Lucero.

"The dogs began to bark, becoming restless, as if aware of the objects' presence. No one realizes it because no one can see them," he said.

Surely there is a civilization coming to our world on a research mission, interested in learning more about humans with our urges and passions, but also to study the general traits of our planet, leading us to understand the reason that an increase of activity in the Popocatepetl Volcano results in an increase in UFO sightings, as they would be studying the progress of this colossal mountain.

In other words, when they come to our world, they arrive with an agenda laid out before them and not to engage in interplanetary tourism, hoping for random discoveries. A group of scientists, for example, who go to another country to research a problem that bedevils a population, setting up a work plan based on the first information gleaned, compiling as much data as possible.

In the 1960s, Mexican television aired a TV commercial showing a flying saucer and two aliens flying over the tower emblem that characterized Ciudad Satelite, where the sale of real estate was being promoted.

"Ciudad Satelite" was dubbed thus by being a residential area adjacent to the vast urban spread of Mexico City. It has since become part of the Valle de Mexico, surrounded by millions of inhabitants.

The Tlatilca Culture settled in the Municipality of Naucalpan. It held a belief in the Tlamatines, the men of power, the men who contacted the 'other realities" that we can find exhibited at the Museo de la Cultura Tlatilca, located on the Périferico (beltway). They give us the impression of looking at a person wearing an odd spacesuit.


What are the common points between contactees and extraterrestrials? It is believed, at times, that a contactee's testimony is the continuation of another experiencer, and that they speak to the same species, which is in theory imparting the same message.

Mexico has a rich case history with significant cases whose messages have addressed matters ranging from matters of ecology, philosophy, astronomy, technology and medicine, among others.

The messages received today are quite similar to the ones that circulated in the 1950s. Could it be that humanity has not understood the information given, prompting them to repeat the message in the belief that we lack a historic memory? We are therefore given the message one more time. Both options are valid. We cannot know this for sure, but what we must take into is that the new generation of contactees in our country is giving us new content and messages.

"We must show greater unity as human beings, and love must prevail above all. We must not forget that we are not alone in the universe," but in recent days a new concept has been developed, known as "A Call to Planet Earth", in which four contactees - Ivonne Mantilla, Jurlen Malak, André Malak and Daniel Harari - will share the latest information, ranging from planetary changes to the matters that concern the visitors to our world.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO and Yohanan Diaz Vargas]

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Moléculas de oro cazadas al vuelo

Investigadores de los institutos ISQCH e ICMA en Zaragoza han presentado las propiedades de los trihalogenuros de oro en fase gas, compuestos especialmente elusivos poco descritos hasta la fecha. El estudio, destacado como hot paper por la revista Chemistry - A European Journal, se enmarca dentro de la nueva química del oro, con múltiples aplicaciones en catálisis, materiales y biomedicina.
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19 feb. 2018

Un dispositivo conectado formado por una sola molécula

Científicos de tres centros de investigación vascos y uno gallego han creado el dispositivo magnético más pequeño conectado a un circuito. Esta compuesto por una sola molécula y sus conexiones se realizan a través de tiras de grafeno.
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18 feb. 2018

Inexplicata - 3,000,000!

INEXPLICATA - Three Million Views

It's not a paid holiday or anything, but it's a red-letter day for those of us at the Institute of Hispanic Ufology.

Our efforts have earned us our three millionth visitor this month - a landmark we thought we'd never achieve, and a modest one at that, in a field where the average web page or blog receives that much traffic in a month. Our total score may be higher, taking into account that IHU came into existence in late 1998, when visits were tracked through web counters that weren't always accurate.

This 3M mark is more thanksgiving day of sorts, to those who were there then and are here now. First to our contributors - to Guillermo Giménez and Planeta UFO for funneling information on the latest cases in the Southern Cone to our attention, Luis Burgos of ICOU/FAO, Gustavo Fernández, Carlos Iurchuk, Marcelo Metayer, Jose Antonio Roldan, Rosa Santizo, Claudio Mora of La Esfera Azul, Antonio Salinas, José A. Martínez Echevarría, Ruben Sobrino, Quique Mario of CEUFO, Andrea and Silvia Pérez Simondini of Visión Ovni, Manuel Carballal, Leopoldo Zambrano, Marco Reynoso, Gloria Coluchi, Angel Carretero, Salvador Freixedo and Magdalena del Amo, Luis Emilio Annino, Raul Oscar Chaves, Patricia Hervias, Mercedes Casas, Lucy Guzmán, Luiseppi Quiñones, Rubén Morales, Carlos Rojas, Deborah Goldstern, Jose Manuel Garcia Bautista, José Pérez, Fabio Picasso, Liliana Núñez, Angel Briongos, Josep Guijarro, Bruno Cardeñosa, César Reyes de Roa and my heartfelt apologies to those who I have overlooked, and Dr. Rafael Lara Palmeros for the notion of creating a "virtual institute" back in 1998. Next, those who have been both kind and interested enough in circulating our information through their webs and newsgroups: Patrick Huyghe and his team at The Anomalist, whose support has been unwavering; Lon Strickler at Phantoms and Monsters, John Hayes at UFOINFO, Frank Warren at The UFO Chronicles, Robert Frola at The Ufologist magazine, Lex Lonehood at Coast to Coast, and other friends whom I will neglect to mention in haste, aware that sins of omission are the worst. Mea culpa and begging your indulgence.

So...where do we go from here? Three million views seemed unreachable in 2012, and four million (never mind five!) seem as unlikely as reaching Wolf 359 for a quick sojourn on planet UMMO. In any event, we shall endeavor to do our best to keep our readers apprised of the latest developments in the fields of UFO and the paranormal for the foreseeable future.

Thank you!

Scott Corrales, Editor
Inexplicata - The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
The Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)

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16 feb. 2018

A Split in the Polar Vortex means Cold Weather for the West Coast, but Warm Weather for the Arctic

The polar vortex has divided into two sections, allowing warm air from the northern Pacific ocean to extend into the Arctic, while displacing cold Arctic air south along the west coast. While the resulting forecast means that the east coast will see milder temperatures in the coming weeks, it also calls for colder than average temperatures in the west, and yet more above-average warmth in the Arctic, already suffering from record-low sea ice levels.

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Stories from a Life 20: The Mystery of the Prodigal Son

Whitley Strieber retells the parable of the prodigal son in a completely new way that is at once enlightening and deeply freeing. Listening to this, you come to understand yourself in a new way, and to see how to accept yourself as exactly what you are. It's as beautiful and powerful a talk as he has ever given. Twenty minutes of pure gold.

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