19 sept. 2019

Costa Rica: Anomalous Object in Clouds



From Cial Observacion OVNI CR: "Object recoreded over the Zurquí region. Object enters cloud and the distance is indicated."
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16 sept. 2019

El efecto invernadero ocurre también en los núcleos de las galaxias oscurecidas

El llamado efecto invernadero, responsable del sobrecalentamiento de la atmósfera de la Tierra por el atrapamiento de la radiación térmica emitida por el planeta, también se produce en las regiones centrales de las llamadas galaxias luminosas oscurecidas, donde alcanza escalas de tamaños de entre 30 y 150 años luz. Esta es la conclusión de un estudio que ha realizado cálculos precisos gracias a un algoritmo. 
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13 sept. 2019

Nuevos dispositivos de salud flexibles y transparentes basados en grafeno

Investigadores del Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas de Castelldefels han desarrollado dispositivos portátiles de baja potencia que pueden monitorizar los múltiples signos vitales o la exposición a la radiación UV. El proceso de fabricación a gran escala de grafeno y puntos cuánticos demuestra que la producción masiva de estos wearables integrados de bajo coste será posible en un futuro cercano.
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11 sept. 2019

Encuentran agua en la atmósfera de un exoplaneta potencialmente habitable

Un equipo científico de Reino Unido ha detectado por primera vez vapor de agua en la atmósfera de una supertierra con temperaturas aptas para la vida. El planeta K2-18b tiene ocho veces más la masa de la Tierra y se encuentra a 110 años luz de distancia.
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Spain: Is this a UFO?



Source: InformaValencia (www.informavalencia.com) and PLANETA UFO
Date: 9.10.2019


Spain: Is this a UFO?

InformaValencia.com - Is this a rocket or an unidentified craft? The time was 20:30 hours on Tuesday, September 10. Ricardo Bayo, a resident of the Port of Sagunto, recorded the progress of the expected storm, the notorious and expected "gota fría" (The cold drop, literally. A weather phenomenon associated with the fall season in Spain).

Suddenly, something inexplicable appeared on the screen of his smartphone. A rocket can clearly be made out on the horizon. Part of its fuselage breaks off and rises up into the atmosphere at full speed.

Is it a UFO? Something related to the NASA presence in Morvedre? Is it part of a big screen production? What is it?

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/itsA0y5u9z4

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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Argentina: Residents of Cutiembre Seek Answers to Sky Enigma




Source: Uno Entre Rios (www.unoentrerios.com.ar) and PLANETA UFO
Date: 09.11.2019


Argentina: Residents of Cutiembre Seek Answers to Sky Enigma


Unexpectedly, photographs and recordings becan to appear in the area showing strange objects in the sky, suggesting the possibility of unidentified flying objects (UFO).

The latest case known in the area took place in the locality of Curtiembre, Paraná Campaña.

What ocurred only a few days ago in Santa Fe should also be recalled. There was an analysis of the images that appeared over the bridge leading into the capital city of the neighboring province.

Something similar has now become known through a group of residents in the locality of Curtiembre in Paraná Campaña.

A fisherman sent the photo report to UNO in the middle of last week.

As he told UNO: "We were with my family at the shore, and whil I didn't see it at first, I took several photos, and I saw that strange light upon reviewing them."

"We were on the shore, in the area known as 'la subida de los animales'," he referenced, to indicate that every so often at that location, "strane objects are seen, particularly at night, which hang around for a while and mysteriously vanish."

Then man pointed out that the sighting occurred on the Santa Fe side, more specifically toward the Santa Rosa de Calchines area.

Phenomenon "explained away"?

UNO consulted Mariano Peters of the Oro Verde observatory. The astronomer noted that from what appears in the photo 'there is the feeling that it's an image related to the sun reflecting off the Paraná River."

"It is normal for these reflections to appear in photos, and they turn into rather realistic images, but ultimately, they are not what they appear to be. A similar episode could be the case in the sighting of an image over the Santa Fe city bridge."

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to UNO and Guillermo D. Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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9 sept. 2019

El Cronoscopio, una cámara para ver el pasado (Docuficción)

En 2005 publiqué un amplio artículo sobre una historia que siempre me ha fascinado: la posible existencia de una máquina capaz de fotografiar imágenes del pasado, algo así como una cámara fotográfica con capacidades para “viajar” en el tiempo. Naturalmente, hasta hoy no parece haber ninguna prueba sólida de su existencia en el mundo real, pero la historia del conocido como “cronovisor”, sigue siendo fascinante. En 2007 retomé el tema con una versión ampliada del artículo inicial, mejorado con más notas que tengo pendiente revisar para incorporar nuevos datos recientes. Ahora bien, he caído en la cuenta de que se cumple ahora una década del estreno de un documental de ficción que me encantó en su momento pero que no referí entonces en #TecOb. Más vale tarde que nunca, aunque sea diez años tarde.

Fue en 2009 cuando el director y guionista irlandés Andrew Legge dio a conocer su documental de ficción de veinte minutos titulado “The Chronoscope”, que podría traducirse como “El Cronoscopio”, o la máquina para ver el pasado. Ciertamente, esta docuficción toma varios elementos de lo que es la clásica historia del cronovisor que desgrané en el artículo que antes mencioné. El resultado es muy atractivo, con imágenes “recuperadas” de principios del siglo XX. La historia nos cuenta que en la década de los treinta del siglo pasado una científica irlandesa, Charlotte Keppel1, interpretada por Serena Brabazon, había inventado y presentado al mundo una máquina capaz de captar imágenes del pasado. El montaje mezcla “testimonios” actuales con grabaciones antiguas, para crear una atmósfera fascinante, en la que no faltan líos con los nazis, persecuciones y un narrador singular: Jeremy Irons.

La obra puede verse completa aquí (se pueden activar los subtítulos e incluso la traducción automática). Merece la pena pasar un buen rato con ella.

En la misma línea, Andrew Legge tiene otros cortos con una atmósfera similar, como The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish, de 2005, que también incluye viajes en el timepo en su trama.

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1 Sea casualidad, o no, Charlotte Keppel fue uno de los seudónimos empleados por la escritora inglesa de misterios Ursula Torday.


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Obtienen polímeros degradables para el transporte y liberación de fármacos

Científicos de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili y de la Universidad de Pensilvania (EE UU) han diseñado unos compuestos que permiten obtener polímeros sensibles a uno o varios estímulos biológicamente relevantes. La utilización de este diseño ha permitido formular en agua partículas de medida nanoscópica. Las nanopartículas resultantes se podrían utilizar, por ejemplo, como vehículos de fármacos antitumorales.
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29 ago. 2019

La historia de la exploración del espacio en un póster

Ya está septiembre a la vista y tengo previsto publicar una nueva serie de artículos en TecOb que he estado preparando las últimas semanas. Pero, antes, simplemente mencionar que acabo de publicar en Kickstarter mi nuevo proyecto gráfico. Se trata de un póster que repasa la historia de la exploración espacial. 😉

Y aquí van algunas imágenes de las pruebas de imprenta del póster…


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28 ago. 2019

Detectada una lejana colisión estelar con el brillo de metales preciosos

Un equipo internacional de astrónomos, con participación española, ha hallado evidencias de una kilonova en los datos de un estallido de rayos gamma detectado en agosto de 2016. Se trata de un fenómeno similar a las supernovas que produce grandes cantidades de elementos pesados, como oro y platino. Este evento se asemeja a otra explosión detectada por LIGO en 2017.
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27 ago. 2019

Contactee Madness - The 50 UFOs That Never Made it to Chascomús



Source: www.eldebate.com.ar and Planeta UFO
Date: 08.27.2019

Contactee Madness - The 50 UFOs That Never Made it to Chascomús
By Marcelo Metayer

“The most overwhelming mystery is that of certain locations,” wrote Aimé Michel in 1965. I’ve felt that in many places, and one of them is on the banks of the Chascomús Lagoon. It is well-known that enigmas are often found close to water. Like the golden ray of light given to me by the sun of the July eclipse. And like the event of August 1973 – 46 years ago on the 25th of this month. On that day, a crowd chose to believe the words of contactee Francisco García and headed to the lagoon to witness “fifty flying saucers, not forty-nine, not fifty-one, but fifty.”

This took place in a year of such upheaval in Argentina and the world as a whole that it was almost impossible for me to find newspapers in the libraries: they had vanished, whether stolen, or torn to shreds from so much re-reading. Perón’s return, the pardoning of political prisoners, Comet Kohoutek, Vietnam, the Twin Towers, the Sydney Opera House, Kraftwerk’s debut, The Exorcist and Columbo – a list that does not run out of multifaceted items, an extraordinary year indeed. In the same way that those newspapers vanished, the memory of Francisco Garcia and his flying saucers faded as well. I learned about the subject much later in the pages of Invasores by Alejandro Agostinelli, who devotes the chapter titled “Mi marciano favorito” (My Favorite Martian) to the episode.

I learned from those pages that García had been a shining star who made the most out of Warhol’s “fifteen minutes of fame’, as Agostinelli states quite correctly. Given what occurred later, the contactee was more of a supernova than a mere star, because Argentina was paralyzed for a few days around siesta time to tune into Channel 13 and watch Teleshow, where Francisco García made his disclosures to Victor Sueiro, José de Zer and Alfredo Garrido.

This is how Antonio Las Heras, who was also a protagonist of those afternoons, tells it: “Around that time I had already released my first two books, one about comets, another about UFOs, published by the Rodolfo Alonso publishing house. So I was around, looking to disseminate this, and that’s how I met Sueiro. He was very kind to me, he always helped me to disseminate my material, and would invite me to Teleshow every so often in the afternoons. It was broadcast live, and he’d interview me about any UFO item I might have. One day they called me and asked me to go because a man had turned up at the station due prompted by the appearances in which I discussed UFOs. He said he was able to rebut or refute what I was saying, because – and here’s the interesting part – he was Martian on his mother’s side. The interview came about, conducted by Sueiro, and Francisco García and I were finally together. I quickly asked him how did he know his mother was a Martian, because she seemed to be a human with a name, surname, and at the time, a voter registration card. Then he said: “Regarding her body, she’s human, but with the soul of a transmigrated Martian female. She died on Mars, came to Earth and took over my mother’s body. Furthermore, in his condition as a Martian on his mother’s side, he had been appointed commander of the entire Martian fleet on Earth. On a given Saturday, at five o’clock in the evening, fifty flying saucers, not forty-nine, not fifty-one, would come down and hover above the Chascomús lagoon.

Agostinelli recalls another item in his book: An appearance of Garcia’s nemesis on Teleshow – a rancher surnamed Martínez, who claimed to be in contact with forces from Jupiter and argued that the first contactee’s pronouncements were untrue. First over the phone and then live, the fight of the century: García vs. Martínez, Mars vs. Jupiter. “The arm-wrestling between these characters stole all the afternoon viewership. One accused the other of stationing his troops in the Asteroid Belt, which was neutral territory, and argued over the cooperation of the residents of the Sun. it was thus that viewers learned that Martians had the gift of blending into the landscape, turning into rocks or trees. They were also able to turn into humans, mimicking Earthlings (possible source of the song ‘there are Martians among people’). Other Jovian satellites (Ganymede, Europa, Io) were also confederated and ready to sweep away the Martian colonies on Venus and Mercury,” [Agostinelli] wrote in Invasores in 2009.

Then, “during a pause in the debate, Sueiro asked García once more for proof. If only just one.” And that’s when the fifty saucer announcement was made. These would appear over Chascomús Lagoon on Saturday, August 25, at five o’clock in the afternoon.

Why Chascomús? Agostinelli explains that “García was no stranger to the landscape. José Eduardo Bonavita, editor of the Chascomús El Cronista, informed that around 1963, García was making the rounds of municipal offices, presenting a binder with documents that substantiated his announcement. He held long conversations with the now-deceased Federico Martínez, Undersecretary of Government, Bonavita remarks.”

The proclamation had been made, and thousands came to watch.

A Squadron Announced

The El Argentino de Chascomús newspaper put a special inset on its front page that Saturday. The hook was “The Gullibility Hour” – the first paragraph read: “Today’s the day: the gullible from a variety of backgrounds will populate the lakefront, awaiting the apparition of an announced flying saucer squadron that will substantiate the authenticity of statements made by a gentleman who claims to be in constant contact with extraterrestrials, given that his own mother is one of them.” The skeptical news writer, however, mistook the provenance of García’s mother and called her a Venusian in the article.

“The gullible from a variety of backgrounds…”

Las Heras continues: “The day arrived. I went over with some friends, thousands and thousands of cars. I had been to Chascomús several times as a boy, taken by my parents, but I’d never seen so many people: the lagoon’s entire perimeter was surrounded by cars. One noteworthy thing was the attention commanded by this man in an afternoon show: keep in mind this was a show aimed at housewives, kids who weren’t in school…it wasn’t a 9 p.m. program. Well, it was packed, completely packed.”

Researcher Gustavo Fernández was also in Chascomús that afternoon. “I went there with a childhood friend. We were two 15-year-old jerks who ran off to the despair of our parents. We saw how García was conveyed in a fire truck, siren howling, to the Fishing Club.”

“Francisco Garcia was on one of the Fishing Club’s little terraces, surrounded by trusted people. There was a car with Víctor Sueiro and others from Channel 13, with the cameraman, but not among them. As five o’clock drew near, I remember seeing García place his hand across his forehead, looking into the horizon to see if they would appear. It was a beautiful day with abundant sunshine,” continues Las Heras.

Alejandra Bilbao directs the Instituto Historiografico de Chascomús and was there that day on the lakeshore. Her mother was a UFO buff, collected Cuarta Dimensión magazine and had attended Fabio Zerpa’s lectures. So she took her children, dressed to the nines, to see the fifty flying saucers announced by García. “I remember what I was wearing that day, because mother dressed us in our Sunday best: pleated skirt, little shoes, and a blue sweater. My little sister was in her stroller, as she couldn’t walk yet. They loaded us into the Dodge pick-up, we parked on the lakefront and went to the pier,” she recalls. “the situation was like that on the day of the eclipse, but there were many more people,” she says, referencing the crowd in attendance in Chascomús on July 2 of this year to see the total eclipse of the sun. “Everyone looked at the sunset, which was impressive,” adding: “We were at the edge of the lagoon, close to where Development and Tourism stands today. The cameras were on the Fishing Club’s pier.”

A crowd looking at the setting sun, yearning for a miracle, but the miracle never came to pass.

Abelardo Tejo, editor of Chascomús’s El Fuerte newspaper, who was also there, recalls a fanciful detail: “A group of fellows at the Fishing Club had climbed on the roof and began launching cardboard plates into the air.”

“They nearly overturned his car,” Antonio Las Heras continues. “García was isolated on the club’s terrace with his allies and no one could go there. Not even the Channel 13 cameraman made it inside, who was closest to theca in which we traveled. When the crowd identified the cameraman and Sueiro, the nearly overturned his car, but Sueiro stepped out, spoke very well, said that he was as surprised as everyone else, and that the situation would be straightened out. This mollified everyone.”

The El Argentino newspaper’s headline the next day read: “Multitudinous turnout on the edge of the lagoon,” going on to say that it was “truly incredible, not that flying saucers would appear at the command of a mythomaniac’s fantasy, but rather thousands of people, summoned by this fantasy, enduring the strong wind and intense cold that swept the lakefront yesterday afternoon, hoping, like the Hebrews, for a sign in the sky that would tell them what they’d been told wasn’t a lie. At the pier of the Fishing Club, the architect of this tumult, flanked by television journalists and police, spoke on and on as the large crowd – that one that had made the lakefront impassable, booked the hotels solid, redoubled work at restaurants and rendered the heart of the city a ghost town – became dispirited.”

On Monday, August 27, Teleshow contacted Las Heras once more to discuss the subject. “García was also called. He said the flying saucers had not appeared because as commander of the Martian fleet on Earth, upon seeing so many people, he thought the sight of fifty saucers could cause a tragedy. They were already approaching and nearly made themselves visible, but he made them go away. When I asked him how, because I had seen him on the terrace, using his hand as a visor, with no equipment or anything, nothing…how did he notify them? Telepathically, he replied.”
As from that day on, García’s public presence vanished. “Every so often, José de Zer would disguise himself as Francisco García and would tell the “not forty-nine, not fifty-one” joke, and that was all.”

Was it indeed all?

A Lovely Madman

“I ran into García on the subway, on the A-Line, in March of the following year,” says Gustavo Fernández. “We exchanged a few words. I went over, greeted him, told him I’d been in Chascomús, he repeated the explanation of why the flying saucers hadn’t come, and I never heard anything after that.”

Antonio Las Heras has something further to add. “Meanwhile, I got on with my life, my career. I was doing my college studies. I did all my coursework at Universidad Kennedy – bachelor’s, doctorate in Social Psychology, Masters in Psychoanalysis later on. Around 1977 or 1978, I was given the choice of doing internships at the Borda Hospital for a Psychology course. I went off happily to do my internship one Saturday morning, and Doctor Reyes, the head of Unit 26, said to me: Look, let’s go interview a patient you’ll find interesting. I went with him, and it was Francisco García. He was receiving outpatient treatment at the Borda Hospital for some time, taken by his family. I told Doctor Reyes that I knew him, told him all that had happened, and he told me he’d been coming in for treatment for years as an outpatient and was beloved by all. The same things he spoke about on television he would discuss in the hospital, only they were taken differently at the Borda. He insisted on his maternal Martian parentage and about receiving telepathic communications. Years later I saw him walking along Corrientes Avenue, but didn’t even bother to stop him.”

“All of this made me wonder. I said to myself, and keep saying to myself, was this a die-hard psychotic, or was he a person whose sensitivity or parapsychological gift allowed him to tune in on things that he would interpret in that way. What he said on Teleshow was worthy of ridicule. In a psychiatric hospital it was enough to make him out as psychotic, but do we really know this?” concludes Las Heras. Fernandez states: “I share Antonio’s perspective. In my article Contactados y Revelaciones (Contactees and Revelations) I say that they contacting me with something. The question is – what with, and how?”

Because in the evening of August 24, 1973, according to Gustavo Fernández, “between eight thirty and nine o’clock, it was already dark, and many campers who had arrived from various locations, drawn by Francisco García, indeed saw a UFO over the lagoon, flying low.”

What if…?

[Translation © 2019 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Marcelo Metayer, Guillermo Giménez, Alejandro Agostinelli, Gustavo Fernández and Antonio Las Heras]

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Brazil: Minas Gerais Police Chase Luminous Beings in the Town of Claudio (Minas Gerais)



Source: Saudedomeio.com.br
Date: August 26, 2019


Brazil: Minas Gerais Police Chase Luminous Beings in the Town of Claudio (Minas Gerais)
By Edison Boaventura Jr and Paulo Baraky Werner

[The following is an excerpt from a larger article concerning UFO sightings in the town of Claudio. The excerpted and translated section below deals directly with the 'luminous humanoids' in the title. - SC]

On November 30, 2015, Edison Boaventura Jr., associate Editor of OVNI Pesquisa, made an official request for UFO photographs and the logbook- through protocol No. 0120000008201581 - from the Cláudio Police Station. His request was filled on December 10, 2015 as per the e-mail signed by Sgt. Alessandro Cunha.

This preliminary four page report, dated 8 December 2008, was addressed to the commander of 23rd Battalion by Cmdr. Eisenhower Guerk Austriaco, with corroborating information on the case.

We transcribe the part of Page 2 of the report: "The most important of these incidents occurred on the evening of 20 November 2008, when after three objects disappeared at incredible speed, the undersigned officer, Sgt. William and Sgt. Waldir returned through the cane fields of the village of Sao Bento. We saw two luminous beings, nearly 90 centimeters tall, making their way through the canes. We were aboard a Mitsubishi pickup driving along a rural road when Sgt. William saw something in the bushes. He turned vehicle number 13533 toward the 'luminous beings'. When we got closer (15 or 20 meters), they began sliding between the canes. We were driving at around 20 km/h and they remained ahead of us and to the right. It was noticeable how those things 'walked' without touching the ground. We saw no feet, no fingers, yet we saw arms, legs and oval-shaped heads. While luminous, [the beings] did not shed any light.

The report continues, stating that Sgt. Waldir Araújo Silva made an attempt to photograph the beings, but was unable to find his camera. Sg. William Alcione Alves de Silva caught a glimpse of the apparition, as stated in the report.

The report goes on to say: "What we saw appeared to place or remove something from the ground, as scientists might do. They appeared to control our thoughts, rendering our bodies tired and unable to think strategically and tactically. We found ourselves in as situation of being unable to define what was real, what was a dream, or what was a nightmare, and all of us felt and saw the same thing. Following this experience, we had headaches, anxiety, and were unable to stop talking and remarking about what we had seen. We were very thirsty. What seemed to have lasted 40 minutes had covered, in fact, 2 or 3 hours.

The commander closes his report by saying: "Several people have spoken about experiences identical to those of us soldiers and we are going to interview these people. Some speak of feeling hot air upon entering their home. Vehicles were experiencing electrical problems. The Mitsubishi does not start; the soldiers who had the closest contact seem anguished, all of us feel psychologically or physically different, more tired, sleepy, there are stories of people who feel themselves levitating. I will conduct my own study on this incident. Corporal Rabelo spoke about and presented photographs that he managed to take during his sightings, using his camera. He prepared an official report on the initial event, which is on file in this Military Police Division."

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Edison Boaventura Jr.]

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23 ago. 2019

Cuba: Close Encounter of the Third Kind in Los Arabos, Matanzas (1997)



Cuba: Close Encounter of the Third Kind in Los Arabos, Matanzas (1997)
By Orestes Girbau Collado

As reported in “Ovnis en Cuba, la Historia no contada” (UFOs in Cuba – The Untold Story) by Cuban UFO researcher and filmmaker Hugo Parrado Fracos: “On 23 February 1997 at approximately 11:00, Jorge Luis Borges, a heavy equipment operator for the Mario Muñoz Cooperative in Jacán, Los Arabos, Province of Matanzas, was transporting a tractor through a cane field located at the Palmillas farm when he heard a loud explosion. Borges immediately got out of the tractor, thinking something highly unusual had occurred. He immediately noticed the presence of a disc-shaped object similar to a typical silver water tank some 30 meters distant from where he stood. Seconds later, a door opened on the vessel and a humanoid occupant, standing 1.70 meters, stepped outside, wearing a helmet that covered its features. The strange being began walking normally toward the witness, crouching to pick up some plant or soil samples, both abundant at that location. Subsequently, the humanoid returned to the UFO, getting inside and the door closing behind him. Suddenly, another loud explosion was heard, marking the unknown device’s vertical ascent, becoming lost in the sky at high speed. The tractor operator abandoned his equipment and according to accounts, ran several kilometers to the town of Los Arabos, hollering as he did so. He informed the authorities, causing a stir in the area. According to reports, a Commission opened an investigation on-site. Up to here is what has been gleaned by Parrado in his interesting book.

Testimony of Orestes Girbau, president of the then-recently established PIFAAM (Proyecto de Investigación de Fenómenos Anómalos Aéreos en Matanzas – Anomalous Aerial Phenomena Investigation Project in Matanzas) which began operating in the month of April that same year:

“On the afternoon of 3 May 1997, while performing my duties at the Matanzas Meteorological Institute, I received a phone call from the Colón Meteorological Station, saying that a close encounter of the third kind (CE3K) had occurred in a cane field near Los Arabos and that there had been considerable upheaval in that area. I was able to corroborate the case and interview several people who made reference to the incident. Days later, I spoke to a specialist at the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) in this regard. Subsequently, UFO researchers from the city of Colón confirmed this. At no time did PIFAAM conduct investigations directly with Mr. Borges regarding his interesting experience.

The close encounter has similarities with the one that took place near Torrientes, also in the Province of Matanzas: a humanoid with a covered face, collecting specimens, and an explosion prior to landing and upon takeoff. But in the Torrientes case, the UFO took off horizontally at high speed toward the south after having ascended vertically a few meters from its landing spot, a small plot where the witness, a peasant named Adolfo Zárate, was doing work on 15 October 1995 at 9:30 a.m.

[Translation © 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Orestes Girbau Collado]

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Mexico: “A City Visited By Saucers”



Source: Contactos Extraterrestres #19 (from the files of Alfonso Salazar)
Date: August 17, 1977


Mexico: “A City Visited By Saucers”

[Mr. Salazar writes: This is case investigated by Carlos Guzmán, director of CIFEEAC, the oldest UFO research group in Mexico, established in 1969. This case refers to a sighting in the Nativitas district in 1970]

Sightings are becoming increasingly more common, and we have an example of this in the vast amount of correspondence we receive daily, in which readers describe the characteristics and details about the times in which they have been able to see UFOs.

The accounts submitted coincide, at times, on a broad number of points and – here’s what’s truly surprising – these are not isolated cases. Rather, sightings that take place within a given perimeter and on a variety of days.

For a few months now we have been receiving a considerable amount of mail from the southern areas of the city, where readers claim having witnessed an iridescent UFO that sometimes remains in the sky for several minutes. Readers from this area mention the color, time visible, times it appears, physical characteristics and several other points as a common reference. This phenomenon has been constant since 1976, as far as we have been able to determine based on our correspondence.

Oddly enough, we find in our files a sighting that occurred in Southern Mexico City in 1970, and whose description is nearly identical to the one given by the aforementioned readers. This leads us to suppose that the same UFO has been visiting the area for many years.

As a matter of interest, we are reproducing the information compiled by [Illegible] in 1970, who managed to obtain some diagrams that specify the area in which the case occurred. This, then, is the report:

“On July 18, 1970, Mr. Manuel Domínguez and his wife, Mrs. Rocío Ruiz de Dominguez, were outside their home between 11: 00 and 11:30 PM when their attention was suddenly drawn to a fireball apparently hailing from south of the city. Visibility was excellent that evening; there were some stars in the sky. Mr. and Mrs. Domínguez excitedly summoned their children, who were watching TV, so they could witness the phenomenon. They all went out to the sidewalk to look at the object. As it passed over a small cloud bank, it left a very clear wake resembling sea foam.



“The UFO continued on its way, and stopped producing its wake in the vicinity of the Nativitas district, where it made an abrupt vertical change. The family had to go up to the first story of their house in order to [missing from text]. The object’s speed was constant at all times, and superior to that of aircraft.

“With regard to size, they said that it had the [apparent] size of an orange, and had a fixed light. The sighting lasted nearly three minutes.”

A few blocks away from the Domínguez home, watchman Serafín Vázquez witnessed the same event, and his descriptions fit perfectly with those of the initial witnesses. Without fail, whenever we receive mail from the Mexico City informing us of a sighting, and if the opening lines say it took place in the city’s southern reaches, we immediately imagine that it involves the aforementioned case, which has been reported to us by many readers.

[Translation (c)2019 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Alfonso Salazar]

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22 ago. 2019

El asteroide Ryugu pudo formarse por un evento catastrófico

Nuevas imágenes del asteroide Ryugu arrojan luz sobre su composición y origen y refuerzan la teoría de que un evento catastrófico fue el responsable de su formación. Además, muestran que en su superficie no hay partículas finas. Los datos, tomados por el módulo MASCOT el año pasado, se publican hoy en la revista Science.
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20 ago. 2019

Argentina: Followed by a Luminous Object in Esquina




Source: El Litoral (Argentina) and PLANETA UFO
Date: August 20, 2019
An article by Francisco Villagrán for El Litoral


Argentina: Followed by a Luminous Object in Esquina

A number of incredible cases involving UFO manifestations, sightings and landings took place during the 1980-1990 time period. Some left ground marks and even an abduction was reported. Out of all of these, we present the surprising case from our files that involves a car chased by a luminous object outside the town of Esquina.

The city of Esquina in the province of Corrientes is located in the southern end of the province and was the location for many UFO-related cases, such as several sightings on consecutive days in the year 1995 adjacent to high-voltage towers. Some of the objects landed and left ground marks near Laguna del Pescado, there were sightings of strange lights - some of them near the ground - seen by many witnesses.

The case that concerns us today is precisely one of these in which Esquina became involved - unwillingly - in a series of strange unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings, together with Resistencia, Saenz Peña and Posadas, locales for these bizarre manifestations for a period of one week. A couple traveling in their car was followed closely by a strange luminous object: according to the witnesses, on Monday 22 February 1988, at approximately 22:30 in the stretch that goes from the town center and Paso Santa Rosa, Mr. Hernán Frette and his wife Alina Borel were eyewitnesses to what can technically be defined as a "close encounter of the first kind" according to the system implemented by researcher Joseph Allen Hynek.

At that time and traveling in their car, the couple looked on in astonishment as a strange luminous object tried to follow their vehicle. According to the couple, the object followed them round trip, as if providing an escort. They described the light as "very bright, lighting up everything as though it was daytime."

The car's engine did not stall, as is common in such cases, and this was due to the fact, according to witness Frette, that it was a Diesel engine and that the characteristics of its combustion and ignition system make it immune to the electromagnetic fields of these objects.

The quality of the witnesses, in spite of there only being two, precludes further commentary. Mr. Frette was the administrator of Estancia Santa Rosa and she was a schoolteacher, the daughter of a former mayor, and can be catalogued as "qualified witnesses", which is important when it comes to furnishing details about an event. It was just one of many cases that have occurred in the area and which, year after year, confirm the reality of the existence of the UFO phenomenon.

A Similar Case in Bariloche

An event similar to the above, but more frightening, took place more recently in March 1994 at San Carlos de Bariloche, when two young men claimed having been pursued by extraterrestrial creatures shooting powerful beams of light in the middle of a road late at night. Their names were Carlos Arriegada an Antonio Vergara, who supposedly saw lights that "appeared to want to crush us" as they walked toward the locality of Pilcaniyeu after their car broke down, forcing them to leave in on the road and set off on foot.

"It was all very dark," they said, "and a light in front of us started moving. I thought it was a man with a flashlight and shouted: "Hey, why don't you give us a hand?" But he didn't answer and the light became bigger and brighter, like a truck. It seemed intent or crushing us. We looked behind us and we saw two bright lights at our backs, but no so bright. That led us to believe that we were in the presence of extraterrestrial beings, no doubt about it."

Both friends stated that the lights were green and orange, some 15 meters distant from them and hovering some two meters in the air in absolute silence. The light in front of them was a sort of flashing beam and the ones behind them were fixed, spotlight-type ones, they explained. The youngsters stood frozen for an endless 10 minutes, holding hands, "because we were very frightened," as they explained.

The friends' car's breakdown was due to unexpected battery drainage. Prior to this, the gearbox had experienced mechanical trouble and the car would later suffer electrical difficulties. This was all due, perhaps, to the proximity of a strong electromagnetic field, doubtlessly emanating from the strange object nearby. When the car stopped - bereft of power and light - they decided to get down to try and fix the problem. But lacking tools, in the dark and without means, this was impossible. They decided then to walk to town for help, as it wasn't too far away. "We couldn’t do a thing, because they battery had died."

Deciding to resume their walk to town, both friends noticed that the lights - which traced patterns in the air - followed them slowly like a floating balloon. Vergara said that in the light of the paralyzing terror they had experienced, he told his companion: "All we can do is pray to God that we aren't taken, because that's what they seem to want to do." His friend did not reply. He was like a statue, still and mute. Gripped by fear and paralyzed by it, they saw how the lights rose slowly over the road, vanishing quickly into the starry sky. Once the shock was over, they ran toward the town and told their incredible story. The next day, some witnesses claimed having seen those strange lights over the town, flying at high speed, at the same time. Their testimony was important to corroborate the startling experience, and confirm that it was all real.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Francisco Villagrán, El Litoral, and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

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16 ago. 2019

Argentina: UFO Research Organization Claims Interaction with UFOs



Source: Canal 13 San Juan (Argentina) and PLANETA UFO
Date: 08.13.2016


Argentina: UFO Research Organization Claims Interaction with UFOs

Guardianes del Cielo Cuyano has engaged in searching and recording evidence on unidentified flying objects in the airspace of San Juan (Argentina) since 2011. The organization was born in 2011, founded by a group of UFO enthusiasts. "Taking advantage of the fact that we have the mountains so close to us in Pocito, we were used to going there and a number of events caught our attention. When we began seeing things that were too strange, removing satellites, the space station and airplanes from the equation, we began recording them," says Jorge, a member of the group, which now boasts over 60 volunteers.

"We work with some very high-tech equipment, from our cameras to ground tracking applications. We started out with cruder cameras that we outfitted for nocturnal sightings, and as time went by we wanted to have a better video image. We acquired a densifier that is one of its kind in Latin America - a special camera that magnifies light particles. Any tiny object can be quickly identified," said the Guardianes.

As they told the Sucios y Desprolijas TV show, it is not necessary to wait until nightfall to see an unknown object. "There are many daylight sightings - in the afternoon, in the morning. What exists is a preparation of the area we visit. We normally visit areas we consider as 'hotspots', identified previously and in which people claim to see certain anomalies," according to researchers.

A team member recalled an occasion on Cerro Plateado around three o'clock in the morning: a flashing object was emitting certain flashes every 10 to 15 seconds, but was suspended in the very same place. According to the young man, the object remained there between half an hour and 45 minutes, and did not appear as an identifiable object in satellite identification software.

Moreover, Jorge, one of the researchers, remarked: "We have had the chance to see an object, aimed a laser pointer at it, and then received a luminous response. There are even a couple of videos shown in other countries and it draws their attention."

The San Juan "UFO hunters" say that their nocturnal skywatches are usually on Sundays. However, they are constantly researching the UFO phenomenon worldwide.

"There is life beyond earth, without question. This phenomenon has been manifesting on our planet for years. We have still not made contact, but have had the opportunity to know that they are not from here, and that encourages us to keep studying it."

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[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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Cuba: A UFO South of Havana (1968)



Source: Codigobelegeuse.blogspot.com & PLANETA UFO
Date: 08.16.2019
An article by Orestes Girbau Collado


Cuba: A UFO South of Havana (1968)

Those of us who approach UFO research in a responsible manner must not forget what the year 1968 meant within the world UFO context. August occupied a special place within the dissemination of the phenomenon in Cuba.

There was another sighting during that season which was added to others in the Caribbean at the time.

16 AUGUST 1968 - Bearing the suggestive title "Strange Object South of the Province of Havana", Cuban newspaper El Mundo reported the following:

"Our newsroom has received many phone calls showing interest in the flight of a strange object over the southern reaches of Havana Province. Many of these callers agree that the phenomenon was seen around six thirty in the morning on Friday.

"At that same time, the first multiple reentry vehicle warhead (MIRV) missile was launched from Cape Kennedy. It was known to experts as "Poseidon" with a radius of action of 4,800 kilometers. The rocket is far heavier than the actual Polaris missile.

"This newsroom contacted the Department of Astronomy of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, which reported that the object sighted bore no relation with any atmospheric phenomenon, and that its origin was nonetheless undetermined."


I am adding only two things: first, the object coincided in time, but not space, with the launch made from Florida (USA). It will suffice to look at a map of the Caribbean to realize the difficulty in seeing the American missile due to its flight trajectory. Moreover, why was the UFO not visible over the Cuban capital? Was it perhaps flying too low to be seen in Havana? Was it perhaps detected by radar?

This author is convinced a solid object was involved and not an anomaly witnessed from a given area in the Cuban southwest, when it could be shown that it ought to have been visible from the north, had it indeed been a rocket launched at the same time as the UFO sighting, as required by geographic latitude. The north would be the most appropriate area. It was not a phenomenon in the upper atmosphere, nor barium or sodium cloud (artificial) or some Aurora Borealis of the sort that is sometimes visible from our archipelago.

Nothing further was said, and it remains a mystery to this very day.


[Translation (c) 2019, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Orestes Girbau, Martha Jacqueline Herrera (Código Betelgeuse) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

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Extraer ‘huellas’ de olor de tejidos para aplicar en reconstrucciones forenses

Un equipo internacional de químicos y criminólogos ha creado una metodología que permite relacionar, a partir de restos de perfume, prendas de ropa que han estado en contacto. Su nivel de precisión hace factible extraer trazas con un margen de varios días, incluso cuando estas se han tocado durante apenas diez segundos.
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12 ago. 2019

Llega la lluvia de Perseidas acompañada de luna casi llena

La noche de hoy lunes es el momento ideal para buscar un lugar alejado de la luz artificial y, con la suerte de un cielo despejado, ver las Perseidas o ‘lágrimas de San Lorenzo’. Esta madrugada, del 12 al 13 de agosto, la famosa lluvia de estrellas llega a su punto álgido de frecuencia. Sin embargo, debido a que nuestro satélite estará en fase casi llena, el mejor momento para la observación será justo antes del amanecer y con la luna ya puesta.
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9 ago. 2019

El Telescopio de Treinta Metros, un paso más cerca de La Palma

Las protestas en Hawái en contra del Telescopio de Treinta Metros han provocado que la empresa que lo impulsa quiera construirlo en La Palma. Ya han pedido el permiso de construcción y cuentan con el apoyo del Gobierno, pero el colectivo ecologista se opone.
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7 ago. 2019

Fabio Zerpa (1928-2019)



Fabio Zerpa (1928-2019)

Fabio Zerpa could best be described as the "dean of UFO research" in Argentina, with impressive stage and television credentials. His books included El OVNI y sus misterios (UFO And Its Mysteries -1976), Los OVNIs existen y son extraterrestres (UFOs Exists And They Are Alien – 1994) and Los verdaderos Hombres De Negro (The Real Men In Black - 1997). We thank him for his contributions to the research not only of unidentified flying objects, but the paranormal as a whole. May he rest in peace.
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1 ago. 2019

Cattle Mutilations: Mutilated Calf Found Alive



Source: Luis Burgos (ICOU/FAO) and La Arena (Argentina)
Date: 07.30.2019


Cattle Mutilations: Mutilated Calf Found Alive

A few days ago, news of another mutilated animal in the province was a cause for alarm and surprise for many. Today, Tuesday, a calf was found in similar conditions, but what is striking about this case is that the animal is alive.

According to Infotec, the discovery took place in a tambo (small farm) located 15 kilometers to the east of Realicó and some 7 to the west of Adolfo Van Praet. The calf's upper maxilofacial region is mutilated and it is missing the upper part of its muzzle.

The owners of the field in which the phenomenon occurred found the animal in this condition on Monday afternoon. The farm is called "El Boyero" and is located to the south of National Highway 188 at the Kilometer 466 marker.

The calf was born under normal conditions last Thursday - in other words, it showed no signs of injury. However, it vanished the next day and was seen again on Monday. It was in a distant lot and when they approached, they could see the injuries in question.

The animal presents not only an absence of the entire muscular part, but also its bones, including teeth. What is surprising is that the calf was found to have normal bodily functions and could be fed despite its inability to nurse. The owners of the property have no idea of what the causes of this event may be.


WARNING: The video of the mutilated calf can be seen at this link and it is quite sobering
- https://youtu.be/aoHBAr8nH70


[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, Investigadores de Campo Unidos (ICOU) and Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO). Credit for the photo and video belong to INFOTEC.]
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31 jul. 2019

Descubren tres nuevos exoplanetas, uno de ellos potencialmente habitable

Un equipo de astrónomos liderado por el Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias ha hallado tres nuevos exoplanetas a 31 años luz de la Tierra. Este nuevo sistema incluye un mundo que podría albergar vida, ya que está situado dentro de la zona habitable de su estrella.
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30 jul. 2019

Argentina: CE-3 with a Stick Figure Alien?



Source: PLANETA UFO
Date: 07.30.2019


Argentina: CE-3 with a Stick Figure Alien?

The Café Ufológico Rio54 held on July 4, 2019 also featured an interesting CE-3 experience related by Javier Stagnaro and included by Mario Lupo and Rubén Morales in the proceedings of the session, which were posted to Inexplicata Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez’s Planeta UFO:

“[…] and speaking of Salta, Javier Stagnaro brought up a hitherto unpublished case that he recently received from a friend. It occurred last autumn [spring of 2018, to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – SC] at a rural home 7 kilometers from La Caldera, across from the Campo Alegre Dam. This is 27 kilometers from Salta along National Highway 9 leading to Jujuy.

“The owner of the house witnessed an extremely strange being slowly walking down the street at a distance of little over 5 meters from her wire mesh fence. The creature looked at her fixedly and was no taller than 1.5 meters. Its overall appearance was human in the sense that it walked erect and had two arms and two legs, but the body and extremities were very thin, “like the branches of a plant,” according to the startled woman. She only saw the being walk past, there was no light or sound involved nothing else to report. It was an otherwise quiet night.



“She was very frightened, and as she was alone, she brought her dogs inside and locked herself in. Javier asked her for a drawing representing the experience, and we reproduce it here. Given the unusual appearance of this silhouette, Javier looked for background information and recalled a case recorded near Victoria, Entre Rios, that Silvia Pérez Simondini had spoken about on a given occasion, concerning a being with a very slender physique – “with legs like a wading bird”, according to witnesses. He was also reminded of the praying mantis-shaped ‘insectoids’ described by such authors as Budd Hopkins, John Mack, David Jacobs or Gilda Moura, who also make one think about “branch-thin extremities.”

Once more, our thanks to Messrs. Lupo and Morales and Guillermo Giménez.

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Argentina: An Interesting Anedcote from Café Ufológico RIO54



Source: PLANETA UFO
Date: 07.30.2019


Argentina: An Interesting Anedcote from Café Ufológico RIO54

[RIO54 is a UFO/paranormal gathering hosted by MARIO LUPO and RUBEN MORALES in the Avellaneda district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its monthly meetings cover an impressive array of subjects with a variety of speakers. An interesting case involving police officers and missing time was featured in the most recent session, presented by Carlos Vales.]

“Carlos Vales brought up a case that occurred near Cachi that he investigated in the days when he formed part of the Hemisferios-CEFU UFO group. It was after 0400 hours on 9 May 2001. A police van had left the town of Cachi and was escorted by a luminous phenomenon during a considerable stretch of its drive along National Route 22. The light became visible upon entering the Recta de Tin Tin in the magical landscape of Los Cardones National Park.

“The van drove along with its beacons lit. Inside the vehicle were three police officers plus two women in custody who were to testify the following morning at a court in the provincial capital. The light appeared bent on pursuing the van. It hopped, changing position quickly, and always remaining within view of the policemen. There appeared to be a sort of interaction or play between the light and the witnesses. As it came closer, it was possible to see that it was an intensely white source of light surrounded by intermittent lights of various colors.

“The driver slowed down to allow the light to overtake it, but upon reaching Cuesta del Obispo, a place where the road narrows down between two mountains, the phenomenon placed itself in the middle of the road, barring passage.

“The police van’s engines and lights went off. The vehicle stopped on the berm. A hundred meters ahead, perhaps, the intense oval light illuminated the road and its size surpassed it on both sides, allowing its diameter to be estimated at some 30 meters (98 feet). The three officers began feeling intense heat. Five minutes later, the object rose into the air suddenly, making a buzzing sound and hovering, again in full view of the onlookers.

“The van was able to get moving again, but the officers began feeling ill, affected by headaches and vomiting that caused them to pull over several times during the journey. Upon descending Cuesta del Obispo, they saw the object on high yet again and felt afraid, because at that point the road becomes winding, requiring drivers to concentrate on the curves. Furthermore, there were fog banks present.
“They finally arrived in Salta an hour later than expected, although there is no information suggesting a ‘missing time’ episode. Carlos Vales and his team covered the same road with two of the law enforcement officers who witnessed the event in order to reconstruct the harrowing experience on-site.

Vales invited those present at Café Ufológico RIO54 to listen and take part in his “Enigmas 2019” program which can be heard on Wednesdays from 21:00 to 23:00 hours on Radio Atilra’s (General Rodriguez) Facebook page.

Our thanks to Messrs. Lupo and Morales for this information, and to Guillermo Giménez for posting it to PLANETA UFO.

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Spain: UFO Activity Over Cádiz - July 2019



Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and www.cadizdirecto.com (Spain)
Date: 12 July 2019
An article by José Manuel García Bautista


Spain: UFO Activity Over Cádiz - July 2019

[A report from our longtime collaborator JM García Bautista back to INEXPLICATA - we had the pleasure of translating a number of his articles for FATE magazine in the early 2000s and his work also forms part of INEXPLICATA's collection. We urge our readers to seek them out--SC]

CADIZ DIRECTO. Summer is a season of the year that invites us to spend more time outdoors, enjoying cooler weather on the streets during the pleasant evenings of Andalucia's climate. For this reason, statistically speaking, it is the time of year during which the most UFO sightings are recorded, strictly by definition - objects that are unidentified by the observer in the sky - where the case histories increase exponentially to the number of people in a given environment.

Thus, the month of July [2019] has yielded some truly significant sightings. The first among them - in the region of Jerez - involves a particular encounter. A group of youngsters on its way to Chipiona on July 2 saw a light appear behind their vehicle on the road, making them believe "it was another vehicle seen at a distance, but the light grew brighter and instead of two headlights, a single source of light was visible. That's when one of my friends said: "The guy on the motorcycle could cut his high beams" and I relaxed a little. What is strange is that when the light was nearly on top of us, and we thought it would pass us by, it took to the air, lighting my car from above, and vanished into the sky. That's when we began saying it was a UFO and I had to pull over to recover from the shock." These were the words of a thoroughly unsettled Alberto López. The encounter occurred at 23:14 hours. Given its high degree of strangeness, this event has not been satisfactorily explained.

The next encounter took place in the vicinity of Sanlúcar de Barrameda on July 6, when a couple walking along the beach around midnight witnessed a luminous object moving underwater. "It was very odd, like a blinking light making its way along the canal, by the line of buoys with green and red lights. It moved in a straight line, pulsating, and didn't stop moving," said Manuel García, who suddenly remembered "those shows by Iker Jiménez in which they discuss strange underwater objects and UFOs."

The final sighting was in the Bay of Cádiz itself. It was here, on night of July 10th to the 11th, that strange lights were seen in the sky, "moving randomly and with colors ranging from green to blue. They weren't drones. They were two individual lights. I fly drones and know what they're like, and besides, they were at a considerable height, it was impossible. They were visible at a distance. It lasted a few minutes, and then the lights descended as if they'd fallen into the sea and it was all over," said our eyewitness in an area in which experts such as Eugenio Belgrano have conducted considerable research and formulated conjectures on this area, which acts as a magnet to unknown aerial phenomena.

These are the sightings for a July that has been as unusual as it has been bountiful in encounters of this type. The UFO phenomenon keeps checking in on these latitudes.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Jose Manuel García Bautista]

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29 jul. 2019

Hallan tres mundos cercanos que darán pistas sobre la formación planetaria

Los datos proporcionados por el satélite TESS de la NASA han desvelado la existencia de tres nuevos exoplanetas que orbitan una estrella a 73 años luz de la Tierra. Uno de ellos es rocoso con un tamaño ligeramente más grande que la Tierra y los otros dos tienen la mitad de la dimensión de Neptuno. 
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Una nueva lente ajustable que es capaz de dar forma a la luz

Investigadores del Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas de Castelldefels han desarrollado una lente ajustable dinámicamente capaz de lograr casi cualquier función óptica compleja. Según los autores, la tecnología, denominada Smartlens, podrá aplicarse tanto en sistemas tecnológicos de alta gama como en dispositivos simples de imagen destinados al consumidor final, como las cámaras de los móviles.
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25 jul. 2019

Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante



Source: PLANETA UFO and https://ift.tt/LetG1V
(News Item originally appeared on 10.25.2016)
Date: 07.25.2019

Spain: Ministry of Defense Declassifies UFO Cases Recorded in Alicante

An object plunging into the sea at Benidorm and others floating in the air just a few of the cases featured in the files.

The Ministry of Defense has published digitized versions of 80 declassified reports – a total of 1900 pages of “UFO Files” throughout Spain, including sightings that occurred in the province of Alicante or recorded by air squadrons based in this location.

Thus, the Alcoy-based Squadron 5 recorded the following incidents:

1975 – 28 July. 0530 Hours. An object flies over the EVA-5 radar installation at low altitude witnessed by several subofficers. A radar echo motionless over the sea was picked up shortly before.

1979 – 6 February. 2117 Hours. Mediterranean, near Baleares. Multiple lights sighted from the butane carrier Tamames; the EVA-5 and Pegaso radars pick up echoes over the sea. A possible exercise involving paratroopers, still to be determined.

1979 – 13 March. 1059. EVA-5 and Pegaso detect an unknown echo heading toward the Spanish Peninsula. Mirage III scrambled from Manises. No visual contact.

1986 – 26 April, 1800 Hours. EVA-5 observes an object plunging into the sea at Benidorm. The Guardia Civil (state police) is notified.

1986 – 26 July. 2300 Hours. EVA-5 picks up an unknown echo on the Baleares to Cadiz route.

In the document dated 13 July 1994, Jacar Aitana-EVA-5, under the heading “Sightings of Strange Phenomena in National Airspace’, states that it has no information on the 1975 and 1979 incidents, but it provides information on the following, garnered from the operations squadron.

It states that on 24 April 1986, at 0622 hours, strange objects were seen between 100 and 120 degrees between 100 and 110 miles. Median altitude between 8000 and 11000 feet. They did not change position.

Two days later, at 1930 hours, the radar switched to manual to track an unknown object a 180 degrees 40NM. 39000 feet. Two Mirage fighters are launched from Manises.

In July 26 of that year, at 1229 Hours, manual altitude for an unknown object at 150 degrees NM, 29000 feet.

In another file dated 25 June 1981 there is a discussion concerning a letter sent by a private party to the Air Force Chief of Staff describing a sighting of an object that flew over his apartment in
Alicante as he stood in the terrace. The document cautions that this letter ‘should have not merited the opening of a file, since even though a possible sighting was involved, the submitter’s intention was to recommend the capture of one of these objects for study. It should have been brought to a close with a timely reply and filed away as UFO-related correspondence.’

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Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña




Source: PLANETA UFO and www.elpais.com
Date: 07.25.2019
An Article by Marc Rovira (Tarragona 1 Nov. 2016)


Spain: 33 Years of UFOs in Cataluña

Ministry of Defense Allows Access to the 16 Files Under the Custody of the General Staff of the Army
Noon, May 13, 1969. Optimal atmospheric conditions at the Reus aerodrome. The weather report says visibility is perfect 10 kilometers around the old military facility. The control tower is guiding the takeoff maneuvers of a Boeing 727 on its way to Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport. Reaching for his binoculars, the air traffic controller on duty calls out to the other five people who are working the tower controls with him: an assistant controller, two mechanics and two soldiers squint to see the “bright motionless spot, circular in shape” that can be made out in the 727’s trajectory. The tower orders the pilot of a nimble two-seater gliding nearby to approach the beam of light to ascertain its nature. The incident, which was never explained, is one of 84 UFO sighting files declassified by the Ministry of Defense.

1,953 pages of reports cover 33 years of events similar to the one in Reus. The documents have been kept under the custody of the Intelligence Section of the General Staff of the Army and are covered with stamps that caution the “confidential” nature of the information. The care with which documents were handled is of another day, and as from this week, it is possible to consult them through the Defense Virtual Library (Biblioteca Virtual de Defensa).

Cataluña appears in 16 binders. Each of the files includes a summary of the circumstances of the sighting: place, date, remarks, conclusions and the proposed classification. Furthermore, the material accompanying the investigation is set on record, that is to say, weather report, photos of the sightings, sketches, drawings, press clippings and eyewitness interviews.

In some of the cases, the visual evidence calls for a great deal of imagination. For example, in the case of a sighting over the Costa Brava in August 1982: a resident of Blanes submitted a detailed dossier to the Air Force HQ describing his sighting of a “rosary of lights” in the sky as he shared an evening with friends from “his penthouse by the sea”. It was a “cylindrical object” some 50 to 100 meters in diameter, with windows, flying and “rotating on its own axis”. The witness provided sketches that try to provide a shape to something attempting to resemble a flying saucer.

There is also a story from a married couple in Sant Cugat del Valles who saw a round unidentified object in the early morning hours from the Arrabassada Highway. The object “gave off red, green and orange” flashes. The Air Force closed the file without investigating it.

UFO fans say that the vicinity of Tibidabo is a customary transit point for unidentified flying objects. One of the most extensive dossiers that can be consulted describes the warning given by the Abbot of Monserrat on 23 February 1971 – a day of intense activity for UFO buffs, as events took place from the Cantabrian Sea to Barcelona, including Madrid and Huesca.
The duty officer at the Barcelona Airport, agents of the Montistrol Guardia Civil (state police), a monk from the Olesa Monastery, the Abbot of Monserrat himself and up to 44 witnesses claimed seeing a “luminous spot” with a striking wake that plunged from the sky to ground at a dizzying speed. Subsequent investigations proved the “actual existence” of the event. However, it was not a UFO, according to the report. The object had been a rocket launched by the Centre d’Essais de Biscarrosse in France.

[Translation (c) 2019 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Marc Rovira, El País]

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La órbita de una estrella alrededor de un agujero negro supermasivo da la razón a Einstein

Un nuevo estudio, en el que ha participado el Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía del CSIC, confirma la validez de la teoría de la relatividad, gracias al estudio durante 26 años de la órbita de una estrella que ha permitido calcular con detalle la gravedad en entornos extremos.
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22 jul. 2019

India logra por fin enviar su misión a la Luna

Tras múltiples dificultades, la misión de la agencia espacial india Chandrayaan-2 ha sido lanzada con éxito esta mañana. Su objetivo es llegar al polo sur de la Luna para buscar agua y minerales en la superficie y medir terremotos.
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Cómo mejorar la extracción de polifenoles de la cáscara de los cítricos

Los polifenoles son sustancias químicas de origen natural cada vez más populares en nuestras despensas y productos cosméticos. Un equipo de investigadoras de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid ha desarrollado un procedimiento para extraerlos de forma más eficiente de las pieles de los cítricos, reduciendo así el impacto medioambiental que tiene el vertido de estos desechos.
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Un método de alta precisión para detectar tóxicos en alimentos

Investigadores españoles han aplicado un nuevo procedimiento de análisis para la determinación de hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos, un grupo de compuestos altamente cancerígenos según la Autoridad Europea de Seguridad Alimentaria. El hallazgo ha dado lugar a una nueva metodología sensible, exacta, precisa y sostenible.
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18 jul. 2019

Las rocas lunares traídas hace 50 años aún guardan secretos de nuestro pasado geológico

A su regreso, los astronautas del Apolo 11 trajeron consigo muestras lunares que ayudaron a entender mejor cómo se formó nuestro planeta. La revista Science reivindica la importancia de esas rocas en un especial sobre el cincuenta aniversario del alunizaje en el que también se destaca el papel de China en el futuro de la exploración espacial.
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17 jul. 2019

Mexico: Alleged UFOs in the Skies of Pachuca



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Date: 07.17.2019

Mexico: Alleged UFOs in the Skies of Pachuca

Cybernauts have shown interest in the alleged manifestation of UFOs over the city of Pachuca (state of Hidalgo)

The material was published yesterday in the YouTube account of user Jorge Padrón, according to the description given, and took place on July 12 of this year at 0200 hours, recorded with Bushnell Equinox Z night vision gear.

The video, with a duration of approximately two minutes, shows several lights in the sky that blink on and off in a rather unusual fashion.

According to the images, this alleged manifestation occurred close to Cerro de Cubitos, which belongs to our capital city.

Cerro de Cubitos contains the highest number of TV and radio antennae, giving rise to speculation of this sort.

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[Translation (c) 2019, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and El Sol de Hidalgo]
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When Planets Attack



When Planets Attack

By Scott Corrales
© 2019


Five years ago, astronomers in Hawaii made an impressive discovery - their scans of the firmament had located the existence of a planet wandering through space without the benefit of a star to orbit. A rogue planet, in other words.

Only eighty light years from Earth - a stone's throw by astronomical distances - the wanderer received the unromantic designation PSO J318.5-22 and was determined to have been formed a little over eleven million years ago, making it a young orphan.

Dr. Michael Liu, in charge of the Pan-STARRS-1 wide-field telescope, remarked that such free-floating objects in space, the stuff of science fiction, had never been seen before. "It has all the characteristics of young planets found around stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."

Scientists, however, had not been wasting precious telescope time looking for such worlds. They had been looking for brown dwarfs, dense stars with cool temperatures. The rogue planet’s existence was confirmed by two other astronomical instruments – the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the Gemini North Telescope, also in Hawaii.


My personal interest in these subjects comes from a deep-rooted interest in science fiction since very early childhood. Classic space opera gives us the notion of dark planets employed as lairs by galactic villains, or entire worlds hurled against the enemy as weapons of war. Even Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Empire offers us an orphan planet used as a forward base by his heroic general, Bel Riose. How this dark world kept sufficient atmosphere for characters to engage in lengthy dialogue is the subject of a completely different article.

But pride of place in the displacement of celestial orbs goes to the Gerry Anderson TV series “Space:1999”, set on our very own and familiar Moon, only this time ripped away from Earth by explosions in nuclear waste dumps on the satellite’s dark side. This wandering moon encounters other itinerant worlds (the giant planet “Erra” among them) as part of its highly fanciful but no less entertaining interstellar adventures.

Arthur C. Clarke’s wonderful books gave us the mysterious asteroid Rama, entering our solar system only as a refueling point before continuing its journey to parts unknown; others authors have speculated about “neutron stars” entering our solar system and causing planetary mayhem. H.G. wells had a comet strike our world and snatch entire segments of our population into space, giving them a tour of the outer planets.

Rogue planets – the easiest “handle” to give these worlds – were best articulated to science fiction opus “When Worlds Collide” (1951), presenting an Earth destroyed by not one, but two wandering planets – Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta -- luckily for our species, a group of humans manage to escape the second of these aboard a classic, needle-nosed rocket ship. The actual blasting off to the new world occupies only a few minutes of screen time – the rest of the film concentrates on the more pressing question of who would be allowed to be among the lucky few to leave our dying world. Fritz Leiber delighted science fiction readers with “The Wanderer” (1964) a complex, multiple point-of-view space opera about a rogue planet that materializes in our solar system and pulverizes our moon for fuel, just as a larger world appears out of nowhere: a “law enforcement” planet chasing the miscreant denizens of the “Wanderer” across the galaxy.In more recent years, big-screen thrill-fests like “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” delighted and terrified thousands of viewers all over the world.

Thrilling stuff for sure, to be enjoyed in book form or on the silver screen, but is it really possible that planet-sized intruders could disrupt our solar system? What are we to make of the psychics and paranormalists who have forecast spatial events that are every bit as chilling as those featured in works of fiction?

Wanderers in Cosmic Darkness


An interesting factbook compiled by David Wallace and David Wallechinsky (“The People’s Almanac”, 1975) included a prophecy by the notorious T.V. psychic Criswell that proved less-than-accurate: in the year 1982, according to the seer, a dying rogue planet known as Bullanon would enter our solar system and come so close to our planet that it would “affect Earth’s gravity, shifting the poles.” This would in turn result in the rising of a lost continent that would serve as a bridge between the hump of Africa and southeastern South America. The price to be paid for this sudden acquisition of real estate would be earthquakes that would level cities on hemisphere, volcanic eruptions galore and tidal waves. “It will also cause a 40-day snowstorm with ice, resulting in a ‘white death’,” said Criswell. Humanity, brought to its knees by the unexpected cosmic phenomenon, would find no respite from cosmic peril, for on October 18, 1988, a meteor would slam into London, nearly leveling the city.

The temptation to sneer Criswell’s predictions is overpowering (after all, this is the same man who played the Voice of Doom in “Plan 9 From Outer Space”) but his prediction of planetary chaos is hardly the only one. The predictions of others have also featured rogue planets – especially those issued by the discarnate entity known only as “Ramatis”.

South American psychic Hermilio Maes channeled Ramatis extensively during the 1950s. Maes and his discarnate source managed to pen a number of books – chronicling the channeled sessions on a variety of subjects, mostly religion, morality and metaphysics – that garnered a considerable following in Latin America and Brazilian contactee and spiritualist circles (one of these works, O Sublime Peregrinho, concerning the life of Jesus, is still in print). After Maes died, “Ramatis” continued to appear in other trance-medium sessions.

Ramatis has a more colorful backstory than the traditional “space commanders” that populate contactee lore, and occultists hasten to explain that Ramatis is no run-of-the-mill spirit: he was born in Indochina in the 10th century B.C. and, through a series of reincarnations, played a critical role at key moments for humanity, serving as an instructor in many centers of esoteric learning in India, despite having died (or “become disembodied”, in esoteric parlance) at an early age. Centuries earlier, this teacher and healer had played a role in the events portrayed in the Ramayana, the great Indian epic, and serving the tradition put forth by the hero Rama.

Later--claim his chroniclers--he joined a team of spiritual workers in outer space whose duty is to remain in the Western World as disembodied instructors to transmit the “knowledge of the East” to those willing to hear. His full name in the “spiritual hierarchy” is Swami Sri Rama-Tis, but we can call him Ramatis for short.

Spirits and Wandering Planets

Armed with this pedigree and centuries of teachings behind him, the spirit dictated the message about the rogue planet through Hermilio Maes in the 1950’s, stating the following:

“More or less between 1960 and 1962, Earth scientists shall detect certain alterations of the sidereal routes (sic) which shall represent the first external signs of the approach of the “intruder star” as well as the end times. The star in question shall not be visible; it shall be only the perception of signs of a conjectural nature, since this manifestation shall become more notable toward the end of the century.

“The function of this “intruder star” shall be to choose in space, under the discipline of “judging the quick and dead”. In other words, those who are in the Beyond and here on Earth, identified by the effervescence of their negative magnetism [and therefore] attuned to the intruder star. This star, as we have already told you, is the barometer […]. Its purpose is to attract all discarnate spirits from the lower astral planes using its low vibration, as occurs with iron filings when attracted by a magnet.

“Be mindful that all prophecies present two revelations – one which can be described literally and understood at the time that predictions are made, and other – cabalistic – which demands the familiar knowledge of the Initiates to be properly understood, because it only adjusts to unknown forms yet to come […].

The spirit was not averse to providing a fuller description of the “intruder star”, either:

Verily, the intruder star is greater than Earth in its rigid nucleus or cooled mass, but there is no arithmetical correspondence between the nuclei and auras of both. The etheric volume of the first is more extensive or expansive because it is more radioactive […].

As to why the “intruder star” could not be seen by earthly telescopes, Ramatis explained:

“Countless times has your astronomical science been mistaken with its appreciations of what goes on in the heavens. How many times, after having identified very near stars, such as the case of Alpha, found in the vicinity of the Southern Cross, did you discover even closer bodies, such as the ones found in the constellation of the Centaur and the Virgin? Is it not strange that in the same space you should discover nearer stars, after having discovered the farther ones first?

Ramatis shows off his knowledge of Biblical prophecy as well as the writings of Michel de Notre Dame (Nostradamus), suggesting that Isaiah 34:20 indicates that the earth’s axis shall be sharpened by the passage of this rogue star – a change that cannot be corrected. Nostradamus, claims the disembodied instructor, allegedly wrote a letter to Henry II of France, stating that “a great transformation” would occur at the “appointed time” and that many would believe “that the earth was out of its orbit.” The 16th century visionary’s forty-first quatrain, says Ramatis, manifests the appearance of the intruder star when it says that “a great star” shall appear for a week, scorching the Earth, and that “two suns shall be visible in the sky, a great comet to the North.”

Hercolubus – The Hammer of the Gods?

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter. “
-- John of Pathmos, The Book of Revelation

In later years, mystical authors like Rodolfo Benavides made mention of Ramatis and his “intruder star” in their works. Benavides’ landmark “Dramáticas Profecías de la Gran Pirámide” (Shocking Prophecies of the Great Pyramid) sought to establish a link between his theory of pyramidal measurements and their correspondence to key dates in human history, suggesting that a period of 6,666 years appearing in the Piramid of Gizeh’s so-called “Queen’s Chamber” corresponded to the 6,666-year orbit of the “intruder star”, now mentioned under the ominous name of Hercolubus, as it orbited a distant star named Tyla or Tylar – an orbit that brought it in periodic contact with Earth, resulting in cataclysms. Benavides stressed the fact that Hercolubus was a “cold star” or otherwise frozen heavenly body and that its last transit through our solar system, cutting through the plane of the ecliptic, had caused the disasters leading to the sinking of legendary Atlantis.

It is difficult to ascertain where the names Hercolubus and Tylar came from, but it is almost a sure thing that they were channeled during a séance whether with Ramatis or another entity. Like a snowball gathering mass as it rolls downhill, the “Hercolubus Mythos”, for lack of a better term, grew and added new information from occult sources: the Tylar star system, for example, acquired a number of planets with faux Latin names; other sources indicated that it would take 25,000 years for the souls taken away by the super giant rogue planet to “evolve”; an attempt was made to link the intruder star with celestial bodies known to modern astronomy, stating that Tylar was in fact Barnard’s Star (5.92 light years from Earth) and that its large companion, a gas giant, was Hercolubus. However, when this gas giant has shown no inclination to break away from its primary and hurtle toward Earth, believers in the channeled wisdom of the discarnate entities argued that Barnard’s Star was in fact heading straight toward our solar system.

While it is tempting to simply dismiss this as uninformed mystical twaddle, an interesting point of fact emerges here: Astronomers in the 1970’s considered the possibility that there could be “stray” planets not orbiting stars. These worldlets would have condensed from the very same cloud of interstellar dust that allowed the formation of the inner solar system. The smallness of their mass would have kept some of them from blazing into stars, so they remained orphan planets, not dependent on a larger star. The same astronomers speculated that the orphans would be comparable to the planetary gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) in size and the nearest of them would be some three parsecs away, orbiting Sol at that tremendous distance. Could any of these worlds be the Tylar or the Hercolubus of Benavides and the elusive Ramatis?

Further adding to the mystery of celestial bodies moving through interstellar space, the astronomer A.T. Lawton, F.R.A.S., suggested that “the possible widely varying masses of stray planets, coupled with their long lifetimes, could be conducted to the appearance and development of living matter.” Not even the distinguished scientist speculated on what kind of life would emerge on these lightless worlds.

But in 1990, Scientific American magazine (October 1990) published the work of the astronomer Richard Muller and his team regarding the possibility that our sun had a “dark companion” named Nemesis, orbiting Sol every thirty-two million years, Hercolubus believers suddenly felt vindicated. Nemesis, according to the astronomers who postulated its existence, would move through the interstellar void periodically disturbing the comets in the Oort Cloud, the outer cometary nebula surrounding our solar system. One such comet could have been the celestial dart that caused the annihilation of the dinosaurs.

Like a movie set being hastily redressed for another scene, the champions of the “intruder star” hastily transferred Tylar from Barnard’s Star and turned it into Nemesis; Hercolubus, they argued, was not the comet the astronomical community had theorized, but the predicted massive, single planet that would fulfill the predictions of Ramatis.

Giant Planet-Comets?

Chilean UFO researcher Liliana Núñez mentions the curious fact that an astronomer with an international reputation actually threw his hat into the Hercolubus ring in a statement appearing in the August 22 1993 issue of Santiago de Chile’s “La Tercera” newspaper.

From his observatory in Villa Alemana, Chile, Carlos Muñoz Ferrada unequivocally told journalists that “a gigantic planet-comet approaching Earth is the source of climatic alterations, abnormal geological activity and volcanic explosions” which were taking place at the time. No believer in the mystical, Muñoz’s calculations indicated that the rogue “planet-comet” was approaching our solar system from “above” the plane of the ecliptic, heading toward the North Pole from the vicinity of the Ursa Minor constellation. The intruder’s size was predicted at 35 times greater than Earth and it “was charged with cosmic energy and a vast electromagnetic field. Its presence causes geophysical anomalies in all other heavenly bodies.” Some of the anomalies, according to Muñoz, were the strange flashes of light seen on the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and – allegedly – the greater luminosity of Halley’s Comet when it transited through our solar system in 1986.

Most astronomers would have challenged Muñoz on an elementary point – was his predicted intruder a planet or a comet? To this, the scientist said that he chose to define the object as a planet-comet because “it has the mass of the former and the orbital path of the latter,” adding that the intruder took 13,333.3 years to orbit our sun, implying that its last visit to the inner solar system had occurred in the days of Atlantis.

But Muñoz’s calculations were completely off when it came to predicting the rogue planet’s arrival: August 11, 1999 had been predicted as the date on which a spectacular conjunction between the Sun, the new Moon, Earth and the planet-comet would occur, with cataclysmic effects on our world. When nothing occurred on the date predicted, the astronomer made himself scarce.

Would current instruments easily detect a rogue planet so massive? What about Nemesis? It would appear that Richard Muller and his colleagues continued their search for Sol’s “dark companion”, developing the software required to scan over three thousand star fields which they believe would contain “possible red dwarf candidates” in the northern hemisphere. ("New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History", Houston Univ., p19-20). Their success will surely add not only a milestone to astronomy, but also a further chapter in the story of Hercolubus, which – if the mystics are correct – is inexorably approaching our planet for a rendezvous from which there is no escape.


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