27 oct 2020

Argentina: The Great Alberti Mothership (1963)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Luis Burgos (FAO/ICOU)
Date: 10.27.2020


Argentina: The Great Alberti Mothership.

At 18:30 hours on 7 February 1963, Felix Carrizo was driving in his car, accompanied by his wife, along National Route 5, running from Buenos Aires to the province of La Pampa. In the vicinity of Alberti, he slowed down and pulled to a complete stop. His wife was pointing nervously at "something" enormous and bright that hovered to the right of the road.

There was, in fact, a cylindrical grey object hovering over a stand of trees, motionless and slightly tilted. It appeared to 'float'. Both witnesses could not believe what they were seeing. "It could have been larger than 200 meters, and perhaps 20 meters in diameter," they said. "There was a blinding light issuing from its central area, strong enough to hurt the eyes. Four rectangular lights resembling portholes blinked on its fuselage, one of them above the immensely powerful light and the remaining three below."

Felix Carrizo remembered that he had a photo camera in the back seat of the car, and took a shot without a moment's hesitation. Upon lowering the camera, the object began to move. A cloud-darkened sky filled the backdrop. "Before I was able to take a second shot, the luminous cylinder rose at high speed and with successive pulses. It then assumed a horizontal position and vanished into space." The experience lasted little over a minute. Carrizo was using a Schneider Alpha-Xenar 1: 3,5/75 zoom lens, a shutter speed of 1/250 and an f16 stop. He used Kodak Plus X Pan (Type B, 35 mm).

These, then ware the specifics of the event. During a 2020 visit, we were unable to locate the exact location of the incident and later resorted to Luis Bianchi (FAO Central) to create an artistic rendition and Patricio Barrancos (FAO Baires) to color enhance it.



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21 oct 2020

Argentina: Two Fishermen Witness Strange Lights Near Fortín Lagunita

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Researcher Luis Burgos draws our attention to the following news item:

Source: Ultimo Momento Noticias // Date: 10.20.2020


HUERGO - Two Fishermen Witness Strange Lights Near Fortín Lagunita, Claim They Were UFOs.

[X-Files theme begins]

Reporter: "The event occured between 8:30 pm and 9:00 a.m., just as the internet went down in the entire locality. They wanted to photograph what they were seeing, what their eyes were showing them, but their cellphones went dead. Their car battery was dead, and it was necessary to push the car in order to start it up. Another incident took place not far from this area, thirty meters from Fortín Lagunita in the La Balsa Lagoon. As we all know, events of a similar magnitude occured here years ago in the vicinty of the Balneario Viejo (the old beach), where two people in a car claimed having eluded becoming victims of a UFO abduction."

"One of the fishermen is will to share his experience with all of us...what happened to him yesterday in the river area."

Fisherman: "Last night between eight thirty and nine o'clock I was fishing here with a friend, spending time, and well, something happened. Something we never expected to experience. Something I always laughed at, since I didn't believe in paranormal events. Well, it was our turn this time. Over there, we saw lights go on, looked in that direction and heard a sound, a very loud sound, but when we saw the situation, we tried to take photos of it with our cellphones, which were off. Ah, well...but they [the lights] hid between the willows, and we got scared. We got in the car, and it was dead, as were our cellphones. They'd shut everything down on us. Ah, well, that's all - it was all very strange,and when we wanted to get out, we couldn't with a dead battery. We had no choice but to give the car a push. The lights hovered ten meters over the water and then hid themselves over here (camera pans to willows) on that island...that's all."

[X-Files theme plays throughout then fades]

VIDEO AT: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=646307309367193

 [Translation and transcription: Scott Corrales (c) 2020 IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos and Walter Romero, FAO]


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18 oct 2020

Costa Rica: Anomalous Object Over San Isidro de Heredia (2018)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inexplicata Contributing Editor Guillermo Giménez shares with us the following images from Costa Rica's CIAL Observación Ovni CR organization. The sequence of photos depicts an object recorded in March 2018 in the northern district of San Isidro de Heredia.


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Mexico: Anomalous Objects Captured on Video

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Salvador Mora // Date: 10.18.2020

Mexico: Anomalous Objects Captured on Video

Our friend and collegue Salvador Mora writes: "On October 15, 2020, several unknown objects were seen and captured on 2 separate videotapes in Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico). The first of these cases ocurred that very same morning in the vicinity of Morelia International Airport, and the 2nd between 7 and 8 pm within the city limits.
A 3D analysis is enclosed to better illustrate the shape of these unknown objects.
Our thanks to Konrado Alvarez, director of the RED 113 news agency, for the videos and MiMorelia.com)"


VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/cLOPo9rlnYk


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28 sept 2020

Chile: 100 Kilometer Car Chase Involved UFO

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina)

Date: 09.27.20

 Chile: 100 Kilometer Car Chase Involved UFO

 The pursuit took place in the Punta Arenas (Chile) region and was reportedly captured in several photographs.

 According to the UFO Noise Patagonia organization, a Honda driven by an adult male (whose identity was kept confidential) was pursued by a UFO on the morning of June 27th of this year as it headed toward Punta Arenas in Chilean territory.

 Patricio Frias, the director of said organization, noted that that the incident occurred when the car crossed the Rubens sector, located at Kilometer 180 of Route 9. The driver looked toward the southeast - Argentinean territory - and was able to see a very bright light in the sky which descended in a matter of minutes, placing itself at the same level as the driver, chasing him.

 The experiencer - a Chilean national from Puerto Natales, claimed having taken photographs of the UFO as it accompanied him for nearly 100 kilometers, during which the driver felt very tense.

 As soon as he reached Punta Arenas, the driver contacted the director of UFO Noise Patagonia. This organization was created in Puerto Natales in 1996 and undertakes the study of all manifestations of the UFO phenomenon, ranging from sightings to contact with alien beings.

 Frias added that the object traveled very quickly, constantly varying its position and elevation. At the start of the car chase, the light appeared spherical before making a radical change and becoming cigar-shaped.

 This is not the only case recorded in this region bordering Argentinean Patagonia.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez]


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27 sept 2020

Argentina: The Night Aliens Threatened to Invade Neuquén

 


 

Argentina: The Night Aliens Threatened to Invade Neuquén

By Luis Burgos

 Many residents of Neuquén witnessed four flying saucers over their city in December 1973 (“The Year of the Humanoids”). It was the talk of the town for an entire week, and it all ended days later with a desperate, massive caravan of residents who set out to contact the aliens who had landed in Balcón del Valle.

Architect David Vincent was the sole witness to a UFO landing. He had seen a craft from another galaxy landing in a deserted, lonely location one evening. No one believed his story. Thus, his challenge would be to unmask the strange aliens who mixed among humans and whose only goal was to conquer the world. But how could he achieve it?

The architect was the lead character of “The Invaders”, a U.S. television series starring Roy Thinness and which caused a rage in the 1960s and 1970s worldwide. In those days, entire families and groups of friends would cluster around the T.V. set to watch the incredible program whose every episode proposed the same challenge: unmasking the aliens.

"The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it their world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.” Such was the opening narration to the show, followed by a disquieting musical theme.

In those days, Neuquén was a city of little more than 40,000 residents undergoing a sharp growth spurt due to strong migratory currents from other parts of the country and from around the world. As in other urban regions “The Invaders” was also very popular in this corner of Patagonia, being broadcast once a week on Neuquén’s Channel 7 as part of its evening programming. It was a show that no one would miss watching, making it a television event, perhaps because at the time the subject of UFOs was fashionable and burgeoning.

Many media outlets constantly reported each and every UFO sighting reported from any corner of the country. The chance that an extraterrestrial landing could be real was a source of fascination.

One night in mid-December 1973, Edgardo Troncoso chatted with a group of teenage friends beside the canal that ran along San Martín Street. At the time, Parque Central was non-existent, barely being a sandy lot with some scattered trees. Nor were there tall buildings in Neuquén at the time, or abundant street lighting. For this reason, the skies offered a marvelous skyscape of stars, planets and small heavenly bodies that twinkled or moved slowly across the deep, dark Patagonian skies.

It all happened in a matter of seconds. Perhaps it was barely past midnight – no one could say for sure – but amid the vast ocean of stars, four ‘flying saucers’ appeared all of a sudden, bedecked with small multicolored lights, floating in the sky, noiselessly. The objects were flat, with a slight protuberance in their middles which also issued small flashes.

The saucer squadron made no sudden moves; it commenced a slow descent before the surprise of the young men, who stood up and were petrified, unable to believe what they were seeing. The vessels remained suspended over that part of the city for an instant before vanishing at an amazing speed. The fellows were astounded at having become the unwitting spectators of such a sighting. All those episodes of “The Invaders” that were such a source of fascination to them, often prompting them to gather around the television set in a friends’ house. They could not believe it – flying saucers really existed.

After the amazing experience, each boy went home, thinking about what he had seen, wondering who might be at the helm of those mysterious vessels, and the reasons for their display over the skies of Neuquén. They went to bed convinced that they had been the only ones treated to the sight of the UFOs, but they were very wrong.

The next day, news of the flying saucer sighting was the one subject of conversation in the entire town, as many residents of Neuquén claimed having seen them. Over the ensuing hours, the young men learned of similar sighting reports from various cities in the Alto Valle and the region as a whole. They subsequently learned that the phenomenon had been visible as far away as Bahía Blanca. How was this possible? Were they truly flying saucers?

All manner of speculation arose in the following days concerning the strange sightings. Radio and television alike conjectured about the presence of the strange objects over Patagonia while the extraordinary phenomenon was discussed in offices, bars, schools and businesses until the subject was finally relegated to the background…but for a short time only.

If there ever was a popular radio show in Neuquén back then it was “El Clan de los Solitarios” (The Loners Clan) broadcast every night on LU5. Osvaldo Cabanillas, its host, was capable of conjuring lovely landscapes through his speech, as well as the classic songs of the time that he carefully selected to make his radio show complete. His listenership was solid, to the extent that thousands of ‘loners’ throughout the entire region would wait nervously by the radio as the last minutes of the day counted down to the start of the imaginary club that summoned the entire clan.

A few days after the sightings, Osvaldo began his nightly routine, talking to his lonesome listeners, sharing commentary adorned with fine music, filling the radio waves with the customary good feeling. The show progressed normally when the tone of the host’s voice changed suddenly, pronouncing some intriguing sentences: “Something’s happening right now in Neuquén, but it may not be prudent to discuss it…” he said. “I fear for the reaction it may have among those of you listening, but believe me, there is nothing to be afraid of,” he added, without giving any details of what was supposedly happening. At this point of the show, listeners had their ears glued to their sets. What happened? What was going on in Neuquén?

Osvaldo kept his audience intrigued for some 30 or 40 minutes until he finally issued the unexpected news. “I am being told that the flying saucers have returned to Neuquén and at this moment are landing in Balcón del Valle, where the cliffs are located,” he said. In a matter of minutes, the city’s downtown area became the gathering point for people about to embark on a desperate run to the highest point in town. Citizens of Neuquén riding cars, motorcycles – even bicycles – took off speedily so as not to miss the spectacle that was playing out over Patagonian skies yet again.

“The saucers are back and they’re landing at the cliffs!” they shouted as they progressed along the final segment of Avenida Argentina, which at the time was little more than an unkempt track of sand and stone. Some carried portable radios to follow Osvaldo’s unbelievable story; others tuned into LU5’s frequency on their car radios. A mixture of fear, but also intrigue and fascination, could be felt on the journey. Some had taken the news as a gag, but were going all the same ‘just in case’. Edgardo Troncoso, the young man who had seen the alien vessels with his friends only days before, grabbed his bicycle, pedaling desperately in an effort to repeat his incredible experience. When the crowd finally reached the highest point of the city, they scanned the skies that spread in majesty over the cliffs. But there was nothing more than starlight to be seen, and a bright moon lighting the valley and banks of the Neuquén River.

“Perhaps they’ve already landing and are hereabouts,” someone suggested. Others began wandering the deep canyons that wound their way between the cliffs to find the mysterious craft, but they didn’t find them. The more credulous among them conjectured that the flying saucers had perhaps landed and taken off quickly, as they had done the last time.

Disheartened by the frustrated alien encounter, the ‘loners’ descended along the avenue wondering what had happened. Some returned home; others stayed in downtown bars to continue chatting about the subject. Shortly after they would learn that the news had been, in fact, a prank by Osvaldo aimed at keeping popular fascination over the subject alive. Furthermore, it was Saturday, December 28, “The day of the innocents” (Translator’s note: December 28 is April Fools Day in the Spanish-speaking countries).

Frustration over not having seen the spaceships again, coupled with Osvaldo’s prank, did not cool the ardor of Neuquén’s enthusiasts. After all, the saucer sighting had indeed occurred, and it did not rest on the eyewitness accounts of one or two people. There had been many.

A week following that Saturday, thousands gathered around their sets to watch “The Invaders” again so as not to miss the thrilling plot of alien conquest. The episode’s viewership was as massive as it had ever been. Everyone paid close attention to the protagonist’s exploits and his efforts at convincing unbelievers that the world was in peril, although this time, based on the events in Neuquén, they felt the science fiction yarn wasn’t so far-fetched after all. Could an alien invasion take place? Was such a thing possible? Perhaps. But if such a thing were to happen, the situation would be different. Now, many would rise up and come to their planet’s defense.

 

[Translation © 2020 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology, with thanks to Luis Burgos]

 


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17 sept 2020

Cuba: A UFO Photographed Near Cuba


 

 

 

 

 

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 09/17/2020


Cuba: A UFO Photographed Near Cuba
By Orestes Girbau

On August 16, 2006, the late Australian UFO researcher Kathy Dickmann was flying to Havana. During the flight, with Cuba nearby and toward the left of the plane, among the clouds, was a strange object that she managed to photograph. Other passengers also witnessed the UFO for around 5 minutes - it vanished after producing an unexpected luminous effect. The noted ufologist made her experience known to the steering committee of the A.C.U. during a conference subsequently held in the Cuban Capital.

Photos courtesy of the our late lamented colleague Kathy Dickmann.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Orestes Girbau and Guillermo Giménez]


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16 sept 2020

Argentina: UFO Photographed in Claromecó


 

Source: Diario 4V.com (Argentina) and Planeta UFO
Date: 09.16.2020


Argentina: UFO Photographed in Claromecó

NECOCHEA - A young photographer from Tres Arroyos took this photo on Saturday from the sand dunes by the Claromecó Lighthouse, taking it to the communication media for dissemination.

The object photographed by Solano Alarcón using a Nikon Coolpix b700 camera shows a strange object that appears to be flying over the sea. The young man took a photo of the lighthouse and then became aware of the strange object's presence. It was then that he decided to circulate the image.

"I did not see a bird, or a drone, or anything at all. When I got home, I checked it and obviously had no idea what it was. I sent it to the person who is giving photography advice to see if it could be a digital error," said the young man to La Voz del Pueblo, Tres Arroyos's print media outlet.

The image was taken around 15:00 hours on Saturday. It was a clear day, and the beach was somewhat full. This was a source of doubt, as no one else reported the sighting.

In many instances, objects of this sort, appearing unexpectedly in some photos, can be insects or particles passing close to the lens at the moment the shutter is pressed. On other instances, no explanation can be found, and they are classified as unidentified flying objects. 

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15 sept 2020

Mexico: Alleged UFO Over Puebla

 

 

Source: Tabasco Hoy (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 09.14.2020


Mexico: Alleged UFO Over Puebla

The event was recorded from the Angelópolis business district. Witnesses decided to capture it with their cellphone cameras.

PUEBLA - Last Thursday, social media users shared a variety of images showing an alleged Unidentified Flying Object over the city of Puebla.

The event witnessed in the Angelópolis business district, where witnesses decided to capture it with their cellphone cameras.

The images disseminated online show a hotel with some lights in the sky beside it.

Skeptics state the sighting only involved a drone, while others insist that it was really a UFO.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/IgAj4REpo8o


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11 sept 2020

Mexico: Amateur Observer Records UFO Over Mazatlán


 

Source: Debate (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 09.11.2020
An article by Ivette Vazquez, 09.09.2020


Mexico: Amateur Observer Records UFO Over Mazatlán

Rodolfo Acosta aka Canelo managed to record a UFO while enjoying the cloudscape over Mazatlán.

MAZATLAN, SINALOA - A UFO was recorded by an amateur observer over Mazatlan following the passing of tropical storm Julio last week.

Rodolfo Acosta, aka "Canelo", managed to record an unidentified flying object while enjoying the cloudscape of the city, which heralded rain over Mazatlán. It was at that time that that he became aware of an unusual feature in the sky over the port.

The time was approximately 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Francisco Serrano and Angel Flores in the Centro district. Captivated by the view, he decided to take a photo of the clouds. But what he saw stunned him - it was an unidentified flying object suspended in the air. He hastened to photograph it.

It should be noted that aside from Mazatlán, a UFO was supposedly sighted the vicinity of Angelópolis, Puebla.

And so it was that after the unusual sighting, the images and speculation made it to social media, describing the UFO as an object with three luminous points that situated itself behind a well-known hotel in the area at a height that was impossible to reckon unaided.

After this event, a wave of comments and tweets flooded social media, speculating that [the object] was a UFO and should be analyzed by experts, while others said it was merely a drone.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Yvette Vázquez]


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Argentina: "La Llorona" Terrifies Police Officer.

 

 

Source: Ambito (Argentina) and Marisol Roldán (Spain)
Date: May 21, 2020


Argentina: "La Llorona" Terrifies Police Officer.

A picture taken in Salta went viral on WhatsApp. The ghostly figure of a woman dressed in white can be seen behind the policeman.

The photo was taken during a patrol along Salta Provincial Hwy 5.

A selfie taken by a Salta police officer went viral hours ago, showing the presence of a ghostly female figure that was recognized by many as "La Llorona". Accompanying the image, which was shared through WhatsApp, was a series of audios claiming the police officer was admitted to a clinic "foaming from the mouth" following the incident.

According to the message, the agent was engaged in a COVID-19 health and safety patrol along Provincial Route No.5 near the "Carboncito" wilderness when he decided to take a selfie.

Upon noticing that "La Llorona" was in the photo, the audio explains: "The man felt unconscious to the ground and foam at the mouth, while one of his companions prayed and a third one didn't know where to run as a result of the fear and despair of hearing the heart rending screams of the wandering spirit." It ends by saying that the young man was admitted. "He is now in the hospital...and seems insane."

"La Llorona" is a Latin American legend whose origins can be traced to Mexico. According to the story, it is ghost of a woman who was in love with a Spanish knight at the time.

The young woman had three children with the man, but after insisting that they formalize their relationship, she was deserted and left to her fate. This broke her heart, and in an act of madness she drowned the children and committed suicide.

Due to this, her soul became a wandering spirit, haunting cities, rivers and roads weeping disconsolately while she looks for her children, haunting those she comes across.

Despite the fact that the Salta police has issued no statements about the situation, several officers of the area where the events took place reported anonymously that the photo had been tampered with using an app, while the audios were fraudulent.

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8 sept 2020

Where Monsters Gather: The Caribbean Bigfoot

 

 

 

 

 

Revered by hundreds of thousands of readers in dozens of countries, Robert E. Howard, a native of Peaster, Texas (near Dallas) made a name for himself as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and other fantasy heroes. Aside from his compelling descriptions of kingdoms in an imaginary terrestrial antiquity, populated by bold warriors, lovely women and sinister wizards, Howard made room for monsters - not dragons, but terrifying simian presences. The giant apes were found throughout the lands of mythical Hyboria, feared destroyers of armed warriors. In Conan the Conqueror, published in 1950, he writes: "It was a gray ape, one of the grisly man-eaters from the forests that wave on the mountainous eastern shores of the Sea of Vilayet. Half mythical and altogether horrible, these apes were the goblins of Hyborian legendry, and were in reality ogres of the natural world, cannibals and murderers of the nighted forests." Similar fearsome descriptions abound throughout his work. Had the author perhaps seen the inspiration for his creations in the woods of East Texas?

Further consideration of the matter will have to wait, as our journey takes us  to the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean in search of other ‘goblins of the nighted forests’

In Search of the Cuban “Yeti”

A curious incident allegedly took place in the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, reportedly involving the presence of a “Type II” Bigfoot creature captured by the armed forces of that country after a search involving columns of soldiers and an elaborate ruse to capture it in a cave on Cerro El Labra in the location of San Ambrosio, Province of Pinar del Rio.

The event occurred sometime in the year 1987 and was reported by young recruit known only as “Mario”, who described how news of the pursuit of the strange entity made its way to the battalion in which he served. The entity had been caught in the Sierra de los Oréganos, a densely forested area, and taken to a military hospital to treat the injuries suffered during the capture. In an interview with the late researcher Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo, “Mario” said the strange capitve was remanded to the Medical Sciences Laboratory at his base.

“This fact,” said the young recruit, “caused a commotion, as it was said the captive was an animal. I did not see it up close because we were not allowed to approach it.”

The restriction notwithstanding, Mario was able to get enough of a look to provide the following report. “It looked more like a man than an ape, although it was taller than a normal person. It was naked and hair all over its body. It also had a broad nose and the skin on its face had pores and small black spots. Its hands were very long. I wasn’t able to see its feet, but it issued guttural sounds. A technician took photos and it was given a name taken from a book, but I cannot remember it. They said it would be employed for research purposes. That is all I know.”

Researcher Ocejo adds: “Unconfirmed rumors were later circulated that the Bigfoot had been sent to Havana aboard a military truck.”

This intriguing bit of information is followed by a lengthier report concerning another creature (referred to as ‘el yeti’, given that the nomenclature used for the abominable snowman has been extended to its cousin the Americas in Spanish sources) also in Sierra de los Oréganos.

A Cuban academic by the name of Manuel Iturralde, a renowned speleologist and geologist, mentioned in his book Aventuras en el Mundo de las Tinieblas (Adventures in the Realm of Shadows) published by Editorial Cientifico-Tecnica in Havana, 2001, that the quest for exploring larger cave systems in Cuba led him to join the Marianao-based Grupo de Exploraciones Cientificas, which had ventured into vast caverns containing river systems in the village of Sumidero, nestled in the Pica Pica Valley (Pinar del Rio).

Iturralde goes on to say that his expedition in the year 1962, consisting of eighteen men and two women, ventured to the remote island valley and accessed the Pio Domingo cave, an immense opening on the side of a local hillside. Their guide, local explorer Perfecto Hernández, told them that “el Yeti” had been prowling the vicinity in the dark, giving his son a fright. This creature had never been seen in the area before; it was described as strong and hairy, light brown in color, going about on two legs and all-fours. Colorful local accounts followed: how a man had been attacked by the creature and lost one of his arms in the process, how others had seen it tear a pig apart without any difficulty. Dogs would whine if they could feel its presence, and Perfecto’s son had gone to investigate the commotion. The youngster had been so overwhelmed by fear that he was left mute. Later he was unable to utter a single word about his experience. On a subsequent instance, another local was able to run the intruder off with gunshots, and it tore its way through branches and vines as it fled the torrent of rounds.


 

But the Caribbean odyssey becomes even more compelling. Iturralde writes: “In a separate instance, twenty men gathered together in order to surround the Yeti and capture it. After an extensive search, they reached a cave known as Los Soterráneos. It seemed that some of these creatures lived within, and they fled upon smelling human beings. Inside, they were able to ascertain the presence of large, new Yeti prints as well as an abundance of droppings. The footprints allowed us to ascertain that the animal had large claws that dug deep into the mud.”

Iturralde would have his own experience one evening in the valley, as the temperature dropped to a very un-tropical thirty three degrees. His slumber was interrupted by a sharp howl that sent a chill through his body as everyone else in the camp woke up to the eerie, echoing sound.  “The possibility exists that the strange creatures had formed part of the menagerie of a prominent zoologist from Pinar del Rio, whose specimens from other countries had escaped.”

Cuba is known worldwide for its spectacular cave systems, and the Santo Tomás and Cueva del Indio sites welcome visitors year round. Fossils from the Holocene Era are found in abundance, as well as pictograms from the island’s ancient inhabitants. The presence of the diminutive figure known as “Guije” in Cuban folklore hints at a possibility that non-human entities also shared space with primitive humans, competing for resources until finally driven away by Homo Sapiens. During a visit to Cuba in 1803, Alexander Von Humboldt toured the area and was impressed by the similarity between the Jura Mountains and the Cuban formations - both of a karstic nature, like the 'mogotes' of Puerto Rico. The 'Guines caliche' enabled the formation of these vast cave systems.

Although mentioned in passing earlier, further discussion is warranted about the diminutive figures known as Guijes, a staple of Cuban folklore, standing three to four feet tall, black-skinned and hairy, and gifted with amazing strength. They were also associated with ponds and pools of still water, and its presence was considered an ill omen. One is tempted to associate it with the ‘aquatic apes’ or ‘merbeings’ mentioned by Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe's The Field Guide To Bigfoot, Yet and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide.


The legends of the town of Sagua la Grande, compiled by Gómez de Avellaneda, include this colorful description of the Guije’s behavior: “It is said that in that place near Barrio de Guatá, where the river is at its deepest, there is a pool which popular fantasy has assigned as the dwelling place of a monster that devours anyone who dares bathe in its waters, leaving no trace but a splash of blood on the surface. And what might this monster look like? To those who have seen it, it is a mixture of man and ape, with powerful claws and sharp teeth.” The mention of bathers who are apparently slain in the water is reminiscent of accounts from Oklahoma Salyer Lake, involving swimmers and boaters apparently taken by an aquatic Bigfoot.

Hairy Monsters in Puerto Rico

“And you expect people to believe that?”

That was the reaction of a fellow paranormal researcher to my monograph on the elusive Chupacabras (The Chupacabras Diaries) but not about the paranormal predator itself. His reluctance had to do with an incident that took place in December 1995 involving a reported sighting with a Type I Bigfoot in the island’s southwestern corner. Winged bloodsucking monsters were one thing, but a Caribbean Sasquatch was asking the reader to suspend disbelief a little too much. Regardless, this was the information presented in the monograph:

“Human nature is curious. Many of us prefer to carry out certain tasks at different times from others; therefore, no one should be surprised by the urge to wash a car at 2:50 a.m., which is exactly what Osvaldo Rosado was doing on December 23 -- just hours after our visits to the Gómez and Sánchez residences.

“Rosado, a resident of the city of Guánica, where the Chupacabras had already made its presence felt earlier in the month, had allegedly finished hosing down his vehicle and getting ready to disconnect the hose when as strange hairy creature approached him from behind and gave him a bear hug so strong that wounds appeared on the victim's abdomen. Rendered speechless by panic, Rosado was finally able to scream and struggle with the entity until he managed to break the deadly embrace. Turning to face his assailant, he was doubly shocked to find that it was a simian creature, much taller than his own six-foot height. The shaggy embracer turned tail and ran away from Rosado's backyard. Neighbors responded to his screams, and eventually took the badly shaken victim to a hospital in Yauco to have his wounds treated.

“Conflicting stories circulated for a while. One newspaper blamed the incident on the Chupacabras, but the victim claimed never having spoken to the reporter who wrote the story. The creature in no way matched the descriptions given of the Goatsucker, and was certainly not winged--Rosado believed that the assailant must have been at least two feet taller than himself.”

Four days later, a local researcher phoned a radio program to provide an update on the "Bigfoot attack": As fate would have it, the creature that attacked Osvaldo Rosado had been seen by people in the vicinity of Guánica, offering corroboration for the intruder's girth and height. To compound matters further, the researcher added that hairy creatures of lesser stature had been reported in the vicinity of the Laguna Cartagena aerostat facility, the base of a drug-interdiction balloon that was a source of popular discussion at the time.

Two years later, in a series of conversations with Willie Durand Urbina of the Puerto Rican Research Group, the long history of hairy hominid sightings on the island emerged.  Reports had been featured in the island press as far back as 1979 regarding creature sightings in the heart of the island – the municipalities of Cayey and Aibonito being named most frequently. The entities were bent on destroying plantain and banana groves; witnesses described them as humanoids with long, drooping arms and large red eyes, making guttural noises likened to ‘a mute person trying to talk’. The locals did not take to the predation kindly, and firearms were deployed freely but to no effect. On their part, the creatures did not take kindly to being peppered with lethal ammunition – a case was mentioned in which a hairy creature vented its fury against a home, banging against the concrete walls and steel jalousies covering the windows, leaving them badly dented.

According to Durand, these improbable creatures retreated for a few years and re-emerged in the mid-80s when a young man was attacked by what he described as “a large hairy monster” that pounced on him in the dark. Much like in the 70s, the destruction of banana and plantain cultivars was a common factor, but the entities were not interested in eating the fruit – rather, they tore plants apart to eat the their hearts. This gave rise to the moniker “Comecogollos” (eater of plant hearts) to describe these hirsute intruders.

These initial sightings had been circumscribed to the central and southwestern parts of the island, but were now being reported elsewhere.  A family visiting the Caribbean National Forest had an encounter with a five-foot tall hairy entity at Coca Falls, one of the most visited tourist spots in the area. The creature was caught in the act of rummaging through the vegetation, and was reportedly as startled to see the humans as they were shocked by its presence. The encounter ended peacefully as the humans retreated to their vehicle and dashed off at high speed to notify the park rangers of their experience.

There was an unexpected sequel to this event, according to researcher Durand.  Prompted by this and other reports of ‘simians’ in the rainforest, a brash young martial arts expert had driven to the site with two of his friends to seek out the hominids and beat the living hell out of them.  As the popular adage suggests, ‘be careful what you wish for’ – the humans were soon confronted by four hominids with glowing eyes.  One of the creatures seized the would-be ‘karate kid’ and bashed him into a tree, ripping off his shirt in the process. His friends deserted him as the night degenerated into a frenzy of panic, to the extent that one of the monster hunters cut himself badly with his own machete. Heroics, one may conclude, are best left to the silver screen.

The situation involving the man-apes went on into the early 1990s, to judge by newspaper clippings thoughtfully provided by Mr. Duran. One such news item, dated July 26, 1991, bore the headline “Alarm Spreads Over the Comecogollos”, reporting that aggrieved members of the population were demanding decisive action from the Department of Natural Resources to go after one or more of these intrusive species.  The manimals had caused significant damage to local growers, who were further confused that more luscious tropical fruit was being ignored by the prowlers. A subsequent news item featured an interview with Manuel Rivera from the Lagunas district of the city of Aguada on the island’s western coastline.

“We have been affected by this animal for 90 days now,” fumed Mr. Rivera. “This animal has knocked down our plantain trees and killed one of our dogs. It has also killed goats, as I’ve been told by customers who come to my store.”

The planter went on to say that the nights were filled with ‘strange noises’ and suspected the mystery killer could be ‘a sort of mandrill’.  An unnamed local woman told reporters: “We have many children here and there is concern that something bad may happen. This animal seems to have gone wild. It destroys everything in its path.”

Conclusion

We have to assume that all the information presented above is valid, or as Merv Griffith once said “we’ve got nothing here.”  Assuming the presence of Type I and II Bigfoot, manimals, apemen, merbeings or any other handle we wish to apply to them, we must wonder how they got there, or if they were always part of the scenery.

The Caribbean was one of the last regions of the Americas to be settled, with separate waves of migration between eight and five thousand years ago, more than likely from the Yucatan Peninsula to Cuba. The thought of these early settlers bringing their pet Guijes along for the ride would make for a great comedy routine, but how did these entities – we are assuming them to be physical for this discussion, any reference to a paranormal origin has been set aside – get there?

Perhaps there is more truth to the possibility of populations having been brought in from elsewhere, as in the case of the nameless naturalist Iturralde mentions in the 1962 expedition to the Pica Pica valley. Could this person have brought creatures from Florida (i.e. swamp apes) or Louisiana (the ubiquitous boogers) and then let them loose?  The fact that specimens were still being captured as recently as the 80s would lead us to believe that breeding populations endured since that time, hidden in the mazes of caves throughout Cuba.

But what about Puerto Rico? This becomes a thornier issue and brings us into the realm of military/political and even UFO conspiracy.

In the early 20th century the U.S. military was allowed to operate freely on the island, using it for experimentation purposes. Agent White (the arboricide Picloram) was tested in the Caribbean National Rain forest 1963, as well as radioactive experiments by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) as part of Project Plowshare that rendered part of the forest inaccessible in 1961. Similar tests in Bosque de Tabonuco (Dacryodes excelsa) date as far back as the 1940s.

In the 1930s, a scientist named Cornelius Rhoads visited the island to conduct research on pernicious anemia, but reportedly injected his patients with cancer cells with a view to treating them with radiation. Although an article in the New York Times (Feb.15 1932) says Rhoads was exonerated of all charges, belief in his unethical testing persists.

Given this pattern of unrestricted experimentation, one could be tempted to envision a scenario in which creatures were brought from Stateside locations – whether the Pacific Northwest or the Southern States – and let loose on the island to see how they would react in a controlled environment. As reports diminished in the media, we can only assume that the beings were rounded up and disposed of, or news outlets were discouraged from reporting on them. As of 2020 there have been no outbreaks of creature attacks and depredations similar to the 1980-1991 period, to the best of anyone’s knowledge.

 

 

 

 


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2 sept 2020

Colombia: Strange Multicolored Lights Astonish Medellin Residents


 

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and LaKalle 96.9FM Bogotá (Colombia)
Date: 09.02.2020


Colombia: Strange Multicolored Lights Astonish Medellín Residents

The lights appeared on the evening of Saturday, August 29 and citizens recorded the curious event.

Strnage lights in the skies of Medellín were recorded by some individuals and recorded on amateur videos that went viral online and went around the world.

The images show objects in the sky changing color and forming such shapes as arches and circles.

"Look at the shape it's making, in other words, a triangle," says a young woman recording the event.

The videos were taken from different parts of the city of Medellín. In an interview with UFO researcher Juan Jesús Vallejo on the Al Rojo Vivo program, the guest assured that "[the objects] move in an intelligent and coordinated manner. This sighting lasted a long time".

Some believe that these could have been drones programmed to give off impressive light shows. However, there are is no information suggesting that swarms of drones flew over Medellín that night.

VIDEO AT: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEkui0Rgxdy/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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Argentina: Bariloche Resident Claims Seeing a UFO

 

 


 

Source: https://ift.tt/1s1ehKQ and Planeta UFO
Date:08.31.2020
An article by Diego Llorente


Argentina: Bariloche Resident  Claims Seeing a UFO

This case involves a man who saw a strange object from his home. He even saw something quite similar a few weeks earlier. The alleged unidentified flying object (UFO) moved in an irregular manner and was highly luminous.

El Cordillerano spoke with Fabio Crusizio, who claimed having seen an "odd" object moving across the sky from the back yard of his house on Km. 13 of Exequiel Bustillo avenue.

"I figure that it was over the airport, because it looked far away. What struck me the most was its movement and brightness. It moved in a linear fashion, with a regular trajectory, like satellite, which it clearly wasn't. Furthermore, it was far too low. Nor was it an airplane. It was very odd," he explained.

Fabio was home alone and couldn't share the experience with anyone. But since the phenomenon lasted a few minutes, he was able to take a cellphone photo, which he later shared with friends and relatives, but hadn't thought to make public until this newspaper became aware of ti.

"Another striking feature is how calmly it moved. It was astonishing, but I'm not surprised, since I've had the chance to see [such things] several times since age 20. This is the first time that I was able to take a photo," admits the biologist from Bariloche, who has studied science and physics and is convinced that "it is only logical that something else should exist."

He admitted a passion for the UFO phenomenon and that always gazes skyward for that reason. Nearly a month ago, he saw something similar at the same location he was able to photograph.

"It was similar to this recent one, but moved a lot more, up and down, even side to side, or suddenly stopping and becoming brighter. It even gave the impression of turning off and on. In both cases, the movements were wayward, very odd."

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Mexico: Social Media Debates Alleged Cancún UFO


 

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and Novedades Quintana Roo (Mexico)
Date: 08.31.2020
An article by Neftalí Hernández


Mexico: Social Media Debates Alleged Cancún UFO

The month of August refused to leave without a few surprises, setting a tough goal to beat for September, at least as far as social media is concerned.

A video concerning a sightning of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Cancún is making the rounds of the Internet.

According to social networks, this occurred at around 22:00 hours today, when a user recorded a luminous object in northwestern reaches of Cancún.

While the object's provenance is not clearly defined as being "otherworldly", cybernauts have made their position clear: is it a UFO, a weather balloon, or a very tough kite?

VIDEO at: https://depeso.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/WhatsApp-Video-2020-08-31-at-10.07.10-PM.mp4?_=1 

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17 ago 2020

Argentina: Cyclists Come Across Mutilated Cow in Speluzzi

 

 Source: PLANETA UFO and InfoPico (Argentina)
Date: 14 August 2020, 18:05 hrs.


Argentina: Cyclists Come Across Mutilated Cow in Speluzzi

On Friday, a local resident named Gustavo contacted infopico.com to say during the afteroon, a group of cyclists had found a mulitate cow in Speluzzi.

According the man, the animal "was missing its anus and part of the flank. There were no footprints or blood trails - only the cows's own prints, pointing to the direction from which it had come."

Gustavo briefly added that "we found it odd, as such events had not occurred for a long time." He further submitted a video to be shared with the public.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/osGOAomcl9U

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5 ago 2020

Argentina: Strange Object Crosses the Skies of La Pampa; Captured by Security Cams



Source: Luis Burgos (FAO/ICOU) and Infopico.com
Date: 08/4/2020

Argentina: Strange Object Crosses the Skies of La Pampa; Captured by Security Cams

The event took place at 23:15 hours. A strange luminous body in the sky was recorded by security cameras in the neighboring locality of Arata.

Judging from the images, this would be some sort of unidentified body re-entering the atmosphere, enveloped in flames.

The image was seen by a police officer who was on duty at the time, and further corroborated by a camera located at the corner of Alsina and Italia streets in the neighboring locality of Arata.

Luis Burgos adds: "If the video hasn't been manipulated, it is certainly compelling. Despite having the *appearance* of being a *bolide*, the horizontal movement of its trajectory is very striking, as opposed to a parabolic one. I agree that the its trajectory suggest that it isn't artificial. This perhaps has to do with the angle of escape"

Webcam footage can be seen at: https://www.infopico.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/WhatsApp-Video-2020-08-04-at-12.01.59.mp4

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4 ago 2020

Spain: A "UFO" over Solana de los Barros (Extremadura - 1975)




Original Date: August 5, 1975
From the Collection of Pedro M. Fernández

Spain: A "UFO" over Solana de los Barros (Extremadura - 1975)

Saucer madness? There are no extraterrestrial invasion shows on television right now, and the witnesses to the manifestations of strange flying objects over Solana de los Barros are normal, well-balanced and prudent individuals. They kept the events to themselves to preserve their respectability. But the fact is - confirmed by their own statements - is that for several days and nights in late July, they witnessed strange luminous phenomena will driving along the roads adjacent to Solana de los Barros. They wre even chased for thirteen kilometers by a bright flying object. The statements made by several local witnesses, including Juan Espada Vaquero, his wife and sister in law, shown here, are in the main pages of the paper. They too were also chased by a UFO (Photo credit: Salazar-Gil.

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Venezuela: A UFO Mothership Sighting?




Source: Planeta UFO Argentina
Date: August 4, 2020

Venezuela: A UFO Mothership Sighting?
By Julio César Colmenares

Last Friday, around seven in the evening, I was with my friend Beltrán sitting outside my house as we usually do. We joined his mother in looking at lightning storm out at sea - considerable lightning without thunder.

Beltrán suddenly said in astonishment: "Look, Julio!" I turned to the horizon and noticed that at a lightning bolt had lit up a certain patch of clouds, but was surprised me is that it lasted longer than usual. Beltrán was still stunned, asking me if had seen the great vessel. I said no, as I cannot see very well at a distance. Then, in order to be certain, I began my customary interrogation.

I asked him what he saw, what was its size, texture, height, length. He told me that at a distance, it appeared to be 300 meters long, although perhaps longer if it were closer. That it looked metallic, silvery, looking like a cigar. I urged him not to use that term, but rather, to describe it as tubular or cylindrical. He says in his description the he saw what appeared to be a row of windows along the length of the object, but with tinted glass.

He described the structure very well. Unquestionably, what he had seen was a Mothership, at a distance from the clouds. When the lightning struck, the craft appeared to absorb the bolt, because - as he explained - the vessel was illuminated. It was a source of joy for me as this was UFO number 28, which was there despite my not seeing it , as happens on the Expected Days [Note: the author seems to follow a contactee tradition].

The next day, around 7 pm, sitting alone outside the house looking at the moon, I suddenly saw something that resembled a shooting star. It was sudden and quick, but too large, too shiny and with a movement far too unusual to be a shooting star. It all happened very quickly.

After spending two years on the isle of Margarita I feel that I am once more in touch with Them as has ocurred in the past, and I find this comforting.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Julio César Colmenares]

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25 jul 2020

Argentina: Light Paralyzes Motorist in the Laguna del Pescado Vicinity








Source: Visión Ovni (Argentina)

Date: 24 July 2020

 Argentina: Light Paralyzes Motorist in the Laguna del Pescado Vicinity

By Andrea Pérez Simondini

 Quarantine has not proved a hindrance for extraordinary encounters with lights. This was the case for Alejandro (a pseudonym, as he did not want to disclose his real name). Things became complicated on his return home.

 Alejandro is a young man from Rincón de Nogoyá, Province of Entre Rios, and is not a believer in these matters. He travels sporadically for work-related reasons from home to the city of Victoria. The event occurred on 1 July 2020 at approximately 20:15 hours. After getting on Route 11 toward his home - 22 kilometers distant - he had an experience he would never forget.

 It all happened as he got off Route 11 to enter a rural dirt road that took him to the house that he shares with his parents, some 5 km off the road. A light crossed his path at ground level, 300 meters from his dwelling.

 As he faced it, the light rose vertically in a single motion to rotate and point at his car. Something customary in these events took place: the car's engine died, along with anything connected to the electrical system (lights and radio).

 The light remained over one of the treetops customarily found in the local wilderness. Gripped by fear, the witnessed opened his car's door and ran across the field to his house. Upon entering, he told his mother what had happened.

 The light was intensely white, bright and powerful. The witness could not make out any structures or details within it. Only its movement and the description that it had no further glare, not when it was centimeters from the floor, nor when it was over the treetops at a height of 3.5 meters approximately.

 He was able to tell his mother the story. After she had calmed him down, she asked him to take her to where the encounter took place. Upon arriving, the light had vanished. The car door was open with no apparent damage. They scoured the area looking for some strange residue but without success. Finally, they boarded the car and returned home, unsure of what it was that Alejandro had experienced.

 Events of this sort are not uncommon in the area. Route 11, and specifically this location, is known as a spot where cars are chased by these lights. We have already reported on the matter in earlier occasions (https://ift.tt/3g1fjUT).

 It has been a long time since we have received an event of this sort. You will agree that these are the kinds of cases we enjoy delving into, as they yield stronger proof.

 Unfortunately we were unable to visit the site, but did not want to overlook referencing this case as part of the case histories of Victoria in the province of Entre Rios.

 [Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Rubén Rombola and Andrea Pérez Simondini.


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12 jul 2020

Costa Rica: An Unusual Luminous Object over Poas



Source: CIAL Observación Ovni CR
Date: July 9, 2020

Costa Rica: An Unusual Luminous Object over Poas

The photos have the accompanying text: "Object captured in Poás de Alajuela. Five lights that stand out in the prevailing light."

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Argentina: New Cattle Mutilations in Argentina



Source: Reconquista Noticias and Luis Burgos (FAO/ICOU) (Argentina)
Date: 07.12.2020

Argentina: New Cattle Mutilations in Argentina

Our friend and colleague Luis Burgos draws our attention to an article posted to Reconquista Noticias involving mutilated cattle in the pastrues of Paraje Las Amintas, Berna, El Arazá and Colonia San Roque. It goes on to say that on July 10th of this month, cattle rancher Rodrigo Faccioli was surveying his property and came across a stray cow, discovering to his shock that the animal was missing its tongue, eye and jaw tissue. A similar discovery was made on the property of Cancian family, involving a mutilated horse.

Facebook blurs images of mutilated animals. To see the photos provided by the article, visit the following sites.
https://ift.tt/3iWAeu8
https://ift.tt/3gOw7P1

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30 jun 2020

Tecnología Obsoleta y La Cartoteca (2005-2020) – Punto final

Como habrán podido comprobar muchos de mis lectores, en las últimas semanas apenas he actualizado mis blogs. La falta de tiempo siempre ha sido un problema a la hora de escribir nuevos artículos con un mínimo de calidad, pero la situación se ha vuelto insostenible y necesito ordenar mis prioridades. Literalmente: no hay tiempo para dedicar a mis blogs personales, no al menos como se merecen. Así, tras quince años, he decidido cerrar Tecnología Obsoleta y La Cartoteca. No habrá nuevos artículos, aunque el contenido ya publicado se mantendrá tal como está ahora al menos hasta principios de 2021, cuando llegue el momento de renovar el contrato de hosting y decida qué hacer con ello. Por supuesto, hay cientos de historias que han quedado en el tintero. Iré publicando notas breve sobre ellas, así como sobre cartografía, en mis cuentas de redes sociales: Twitter y Facebook.

Han sido quince años llenos de historias apasionantes. Quiero agradecer con emoción a mis lectores que hayan estado ahí, muchos de ellos desde el principio. Gracias. Nuevos tiempos comienzan a partir de aquí. Para cualquier comentario, como siempre, enviadme un mensaje a las mencionadas redes o por correo electrónico.

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25 jun 2020

Mexico: Alleged UFO Photographed Over Champotón Bay







Source: Tribuna de Campeche (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 06.24.2020


Mexico: Alleged UFO Photographed Over Champotón Bay


Yesterday at 19:15 hours, local resident Luciano Carrillo captured an alleged unidentified flying object (UFO) over Champotón Bay. Visibility was low due to dust originating in the Sahara Desert.

The images were taken from Luciano Carrillo's cellphone in the vicnity of the Megaletras scenic lookout.

The author of the images explained that he was taking in the view - made unusual by the transoceanic dust storm - when he saw an object flying on the horizon.

"I immediately took the photos and shared them in my social network. The characteristics are very similar to those of a flying saucer," he said.

The image shows the small island in the bay with an object in the background. It has characteristics similar to those of a UFO.

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO. Photo credit: Luciano Carrillo]

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24 jun 2020

Mexico: Giant UFO Startled La Paz Residents

Source: Noticiaslapaz.news (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina)
Date: 06.22.2020


Mexico: Giant UFO Startled La Paz Residents

Dozens of residents of La Paz witnessed an unusual event at 8 o'clock in the evening on Monday: a gigantic, well-defined circle in the heavens to the south of the city. Social media was flooded with reports suggesting the presence of a "mothership" over La Paz. The object remained motionless for at least half an hour.

This is an extraordinary event, since some believed that it had to do with a fire at the city landfill, which gives off a column of smoke that can be seen from various points of Baja California's capital. However, this cannot be ascertained at the time. The object appears to it into what has become known as Unidentified Flying Objects.

Reporter Erick León of Noticias La Paz, who managed to take several photographs, said this UFO is suspended 200 meters over the ground, and issued a glow that ranged from bright yellow to intense red.

Video at: https://youtu.be/4vDR3-bXVBg

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15 jun 2020

Argentina: "Swarm of Lights" over Buenos Aires




Source: El Horizonte (Mexico) and Planeta UFO (Argentina) Date: 06.15.2020 Argentina: "Swarm of Lights" over Buenos Aires ARGENTINA - A number of videos showing unidentified flying objects quickly went viral through Twitter, placing the word UFO among the trending topics of that social network. Footage was mainly obtiained from several states [provinces] of Argentina, such as Córdoba, Tucumán, Buenos Aires and Rosario. However, some users noted having experienced sightings in certain parts of Uruguay. This is one of the videos recorded in the province of La Rioja, from which a series of mysterious lights can be made out in the cloudy afternoon skies. One of the more shocking videos, however, was recoreded in Bosques de Palermo, where cybernauts claimed witnessing an alleged "alien spacecraft". Later on, a user identified as Nazarena Romer 18 also shared her material, capturing over 20 lights in the clear skies over Buenos Aires. LINKS TO VIDEOS: 1st video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1271668870928044033 [Agus - OMG, this was recorded in La Rioja, a girlfriend sent it to me # Ovnis] 2nd video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1271668870928044033 [Galatik - from Bosques of Palermo as I ran with my roomate # ovnis]

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14 jun 2020

Mexico: More Aerial Oddities; Pilots Report UFO over World Trade Center.



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13 jun 2020

Mexico: Military Jet Encounters Anomalous Object




Mexico: Military Jet Encounters Anomalous Object
By Alfonso Salazar, Aviation Technician

This afternoon, June 12, 2020, Learjet A31 of the High Command Naval Air Squadron of the Mexican navy, registration ANX-1205, was gaining altitude following takeoff from Mexico City International Airport. The Lear crossed paths with a spherical, metallic-looking object flying from north to south as the Mexican military jet traveled on an east to north trajectory. Weather was clear with scattered clouds. The UFO and the jet were flying at an altitude of approximately 12,000 meters (40,000 feet) and the aircraft continued its journey without interruptions. This encounter was witnessed through high-powered binoculars from the southern area of Mexico City.
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24 may 2020

Bigfoot: Fear Grips San Luis Potosí's Huasteca Region (Mexico) Over Alleged Sighting in the Tenek Indigenous Lands



Source: Claudio Mora - La Esfera Azul (Mexico) and El Sol de San Luis
Date: Thursday, 21 May 2020
An article by Jose Luis Martinez - El Sol de San Luis


Bigfoot: Fear Grips San Luis Potosí's Huasteca Region(Mexico)Over Alleged Sighting in the Tenek Indigenous Lands

Local dwellers claim seeing the creature and even photographed it with their cellphones.

"I was with my husband, playing with our child, when we heard a boom, like an explosion. Then we looked toward the hillside, from where we thought the sound originated. We thought it was a landslide," said Mrs. Antonia, who could not believe what her eyes were seeing: a tall, thin man. "Like a giant."

"The time was around five thirty in the afternoon; I was very frightened. My husband mocked me, but when he saw that 'thing' he got scared and said we should get into the house, even though we were far away." This is the account of a young native woman who claims having seen something strange - a large being, immense, looking like a giant. Antonia's story matches the testimony given by other residents of the "Ojo de Agua" ejido and adjacent localities in the municipality of Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosí's Huasteca Region.

The event caused fear and uncertainty among residents of the Tének indigenous region, frightened by the prospect of the giant in the mountains. The news was disseminated through photographs. Given the amount of interest generated, an investigation into the subject has been requested.

According to the statement issued by Agustín Hernández, a representative of the indigenous area, there has been much talk about the enormous figure appearing in the heights of the mountain range. Elders have said nothing in this regard, and it is unknown whether the following is true, but they associate it with UFO sightings as well as changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the inhabitants of the Tének Mountains, specifically the occupants of the "Ojo de Agua" ejido, have expressed their concern at these events.

The elders are the most given to believe in these subjects, but have remained silent. According to most authorities, there has never been a sighting of this kind before, which has caused a sensation. Other stories suggest an agreement within the tribe to "keep silent."

Allegedly three photos are in circulation, taken with a difference of 1 or 2 minutes. The figure of a giant can be seen in the first and second.

A shadow in the mountains, a vision between the trees, a monstrous man living far from everyone, sought out by hundreds without being found beyond tracks on the ground. This is the legend of Bigfoot throughout the world. The story of the abominable snowman or Yeti prevail in the colder regions of the world. The subject had never come up in San Luis Potosí before, much less in Tének native culture, whose traditions lean more toward nahuales (skinwalkers).

Notes:
Ejido – state-supported communal farm system
Huasteca – A region spanning the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, and Querétaro.

[Translation © 2020 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Claudio Mora]

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22 may 2020

Colombia: UFO Clearly Visible in the Skies of Medellín



Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and TuBarco.News (Colombia)
Date: 05.20.20


Colombia: UFO Clearly Visible in the Skies of Medellín

A Facebook user published a UFO seen in broad daylight on her social media page. One of the clearest images of the phenomenon to be seen. While videos of this sort have multiplied online in recent days, the difference here is the clarity with which the images can be seen. Not only that, it was recorded in broad daylight, unlike most videos, which are largely recorded at night.

The video has a 31-second duration and an object can be see floating in a deep blue sky. The object is not static - it moves and appears to spin on its own axis.

The anonymous user also took several photographs, which show an oval-shaped obejct, similar to the image of UFOs commonly depicted in many motion pictures.

"The object hovered vertically and then horizontally," wrote the Facebook user. The video was taken from the La América district.

VIDEO at: https://ift.tt/3bUckLf

[Translation (c) 2020 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]
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