Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Argentina: Not a Bird, Not a Plane...Was there a UFO Over Las Heras?

Source: MDZ (Argentina) and Planeta UFO
Date: December 10, 2017

Argentina: Not a Bird, Not a Plane...Was there a UFO Over Las Heras?

A small light shone in the skies over Mendoza. It was hard to tell whether it was a drone. See the video.

It happens often and goes unnoticed. At this rate, technology gives us many tools to find an answer when a strange object appears in the sky, particularly a UFO. However, when it happens on an ordinary day, the only tool readily within reach is human eyesight.

This video was recorded only minutes ago in the Department of Las Heras. Initial impressions suggest that it was a drone (the default option). However, if one looks at it carefully, it won't be long before questions start to emerge.

It's neither a bird nor an airliner nor a small plane. If it isn't a drone, then what is it?

There are still no answers, although some keen-eyed reader will surely have an answer at the ready.

VIDEO AT: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/939930775281127424

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

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Mexico: Cab Driver Records UFO Over San Luis

Source: La Neta (www.lanetanoticias.com) and Planeta UFO
Date: 12.04.2017
Article by Iván Gómez

Mexico: Cab Driver Records UFO Over San Luis

Mankind appears not to be alone, judging by the presence of beings from other planets who come to our own Earth for still unguessed-at reasons.

Recently, a taxicab driver became part of paranormal activity as he returned from dropping off a fare at Villa Mercedes in San Luis, after which he was able to capture an unidentified flying object (UFO) on his cellphone.

The man explained that his radio started giving him trouble near the La Ribera district. Not long after, the vehicle's engine died and the driver got out of his vehicle, fearfully, to check the battery. It was exactly at that moment that he saw a light floating in the sky, which appeared to have been following him.

The driver -- according to information furnished by the MDZ web site - decided to take out his cellphone and record the phenomenon in question, as the UFO was visible at a distance.

After a while, the man says the light went out, and when he tried to start the car, the engine turned over without any problem. This occurred at 1:30 in the morning.

The video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/s_TrA9Nra3c

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

Chile: UFO Recorded in Cajón del Maipo

Source: Publimetro.cl and Planeta UFO
Date: 12.5.2017
Article by Jaime L Liencura

Chile: UFO Recorded in Cajón del Maipo

It happened on Saturday, November 25 in Cajón del Maipo. it was past 2 am when a group of at least ten people was in the dark on a sky watch, looking for this sort of phenomena. At least four of them were distracted, whether making coffee or sheltering from the cold inside their cars. It was in this context that Antonio Chavez, 44, a member of the Grupo de Estudios Unificados (GEU) Sky-Watcher Chile, noticed something strange: a light that didn't come from any star.

"We suddenly started seeing flashes of light on the mountain, one of which only 50 meters away, but whose summit is 100 meters away, so it wasn't so tall," the protagonist told Publimetro, adding "the hill is inaccessible, all that was about was some goats" and it wasn't likely that anyone had gone up due to the rocky nature of the terrain and hard to access.

When asked if the object recorded was a UFO, Chavez replied: "Yes, as long as no one says it was a spacecraft. In other words, it's something strange and unknown.

He adds that lights did indeed turn on and off. "It would turn up elsewhere in five minutes. It seemed strange for a flashlight."

He says this happened nearly five towns and that he tried to find out the source of the light. "I used an infrared viewer to see if there was something here. I couldn't see people, nothing. Suddenly I saw something coming out of the shrubs. I thought it was a bird or a bug. It's typical for infrared to pick up such things. But it surprised me that it was so far away."

"The flight was even and unshaken. We dismissed the possibility that it could have been a bug, as these fly in a zig-zag motion. It could still be a bird, but there's no beating of wings."

"The video shows that it flies evenly and makes a gentle curve before heading skyward. I couldn't focus on it again because I couldn't find it with my lens," he adds. For this reason, the video will be submitted to analysis to ascertain the nature of the object in question.

It should be noted GEU Sky-Watcher Chile engages in constant mass sky watch affairs. To learn more about them, please visit their Facebook page: Universo Geu Vigilo.

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Unidentified Submarine Objects in Argentina - A Conspiracy?

Unidentified Submarine Objects in Argentina - A Conspiracy?
By Luis Burgos - "Ovnis Siglo XXI" © 2017

As a consequence of the tragic events involving the submarine ARA San Juan on 15 November 2017, many people have contacted us asking whether [the tragedy] could be related with an aspect of our research. It need not be said that to insinuate any such connection is extremely hazardous. Time will tell what really happened after the search and recovery operations have been completed. All we can do is theorize and offer opinions. This, then, is our contribution.

With the period of widespread confusion now behind us (seven calls [from the submarine], biological noises, hydroacoustic anomalies, floating rafts and buoys, etc.) and with the nature of the incident being a certainty, the subject has two basic aspects: the nature of the explosion and the recovery operations.

Causes of the Explosion

A. Internal, due to battery failure. The "officially" accepted cause.
B. Internal, due to descending to critical depths as a consequence of equipment failure.
C. Collision with an 'unknown object'
D. Attack by an 'unknown object'

Without question, this is the most disquieting point. The ARA San Juan was on its way back from participating in Operation Cormorant in the South Seas with international forces. Its destination, ostensibly Mar del Plata, brought it close to the Exclusion Area imposed by British forces [during the 1982 Falklands War] and in spite of the fact that we are at peace and not war, the 'conflict hypothesis' floats overhead like a phantom.

Recovery Mission

An impressive array of countries offering Argentina logistical and humanitarian assistance, among them four of the five members of the UN Security Council (The U.S., Russia, France, the U.K. and China). This is extremely important, but we would do well to consider a possibility that covers three hypotheses, such as:

A. This aid is offered without strings attached because they're 'good guys'
B. This aid is offered, but with a view to benefitting from the situation- marine resources, espionage, future treaties, etc.
C. They want to find out what really happened using 'safety hazard' as an excuse.

Once more we must pause to ponder: Argentina is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT - 1968) along with the world powers. Several of these countries deployed to our Patagonia as soon as the news became known - a massive operation involving 4000 people. They will stay there, in fact, until what happened to the San Juan is known, as the deaths of forty-four crewmembers is a given. In this state of affairs, it becomes evident that something isn't quite right for them. The official communiqué from the Argentinean Navy is chilling: "An anomalous, unique, short, violent and non-nuclear event", more so in the awareness that the blast wave was felt as far away as South Africa and probably the Indian Ocean.

The burning question would be: do the elite nations working at Ground Zero (United States, Russia, France, Britain and Germany) suspect that there is something more afoot? Hypothetically, do these people debate the possibility that the ARA San Juan carried within it some sort of nuclear weaponry that would jeopardize not only marine ecology, but international and arms policy as well?

A basic issue can be held against us as a nation, and can make others look at us askance. The infamous subject of the Condor II missile and its consequences (1989). Sadder still is that we may never know the true causes of such an incident, but this hypothesis, just one among many, will perhaps serve as a shortcut toward solving the riddle of why [all these countries] are here in our sea.

We cannot ignore the account of the 'underwater object' detected by the American aircraft 300 kilometers away from Port Madryn, Chubut, at a depth of seventy meters - an account that was set aside the next day, when it became known that the submarine's trajectory took it in a straight line to the Gulf of San Jorge, in other words, some 140 nautical miles to the south.

As a final consideration on this, all we can say is that Argentina needs to reassess its armed forces. An earnest reassessment that must be taken as such by the authorities involved, in other words, the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) and the three branches of the services (Air Force, Army and Navy). This is a priority for today, not tomorrow or coming years. This is not a joke. Unfortunately, and while it is a hard admission to make, the responsible party for the condition of our armed forces today is...democracy. Thirty-four years have elapsed since the restoration of democratic rule in 1983 and no government did a thing about it, rather, they worked against it: budget cuts, lack of adequate maintenance, dismantling, etc. It was startling to see countless politicians from the past three decades speaking out in recent days, showing concern and preferring explanations. "Corruption kills" is an aphorism that applies to all of them. The gaping hole in the armed forces is now relegated to the back burner, which is a supreme blunder.

Next, we shall review the subject of unidentified traffic in these distant waters. From the birth of the phenomenon, the flying saucers of yesteryear - today's UFOs - were intimately linked to water. There is a proliferation of events in world case histories involving unidentified flying objects emerging from or plunging into rivers, lakes, lagoons and seas. It didn't take much to theorize about the possibility of bases in lacustrine areas, giving rise to USOs - Unidentified Submersible Objects. Other researchers made tacit reference to Submarine or Sub-Aquatic Objects. What matters is that our country was not free from such events, and incidents were reported as far back as the 1940s in watery areas throughout Argentina. My article "Luces en los Lagos" (Lights in the Lakes) is online and discusses incidents with these characteristics, suggesting the possibility that they are being used as both permanent or temporary dwelling places and shelters.

Not a week had gone by since the "first case involving a flying saucer in Argentina" (10 July 1947 in La Plata, Buenos Aires) when the UFO-Water connection was already hinted at. In fact, at 0900 hours on 15 July of that year, the crew of a Polish vessel moored at Puerto Nuevo, as well as personnel from the Uruguayan Naval prefecture, detected a 'strange artifacts similar to an airplane' plunging into the River Plate. Air transportation enterprises were queried about the possible loss of one of their aircraft, with negative results. The disquieting question floated on the waters of Rio de la Plata: what kind of flying object fell from the sky on that winter day?

These episodes continued during following years. News items from the Patagonian littoral spoke of bizarre objects rising out of the sea or diving into it, as occurred in Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego) and Puerto Coig (Santa Cruz) in 1950 or in Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut) in 1953. What is truly bewildering is that incidents were being reported at the Federal Capital's doorstep as well.

A curious object resembling a "sea mine", red in color, was seen floating near the Recalcada pontoon in the River Plate on 19 February 1953. It was at 35 degrees longitude south and 56 degrees longitude west, confirmed by the skipper of the vessel "San Jorge" and the crew of the SS Coracero. The search was fruitless.

During the month of June 1959, according to official sources, a submersible unidentified object resembling 'a blimp' plunged into the River Plate.

The Mysterious 1960s

Thus, we arrive at the controversial decade that witnessed numerous 'persecutions' of strange and elusive objects by the Argentinean Navy in our Patagonian gulfs, particularly in the waters of Golfo Nuevo in the Valdés Peninsula and in Golfo San Jorge. All of this ended in the creation of the notorious Official Commissions as well as having three presidents - Arturo Frondizi, Arturo Illia and Gen. Juan Carlos Onganía - taking in interest in the matter. All intercepts and bombardments with depth charges proved in vain. For years, USOs roamed free in those waters until the incidents thinned out and dwindled in following decades. Therefore, the Navy disentangled itself from the situation and the entire situation involving objects plunging or rising from the coast was limited to the testimony of fishermen, tourists, drivers or local inhabitants.

Perhaps the best-remembered case is the one involving farmer Carlos Corosan, who witnessed "a large cigar-shaped object, metallic-looking, that plunged into the sea near Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz), giving off smoke during daylight hours. It caused a thunderous roar in the water." (1966).

Hypotheses concerning the existence of permanent lairs under our seas, serving the function of true UFO bases, began to gain strength. In short, an intense biological activity safe from any hazards in those depths...

Anecdotally, my brother Pedro Trachlsler was doing his military service aboard the destroyer ARA Cervantes in those years. The crew was put on alert when an unidentified flying object was detected in the waters of Golfo Nuevo. It was intercepted and depth charges were dropped, followed by a salvo of torpedoes. When these did not strike their intended target, they were collected from the surface and reeled aboard. Before vanishing, he said, the USO 'passed right under the warship."

The 1975 Intruder

Among many accounts from the 1970s, one stands out due to the quality of the witnesses, despite the fact that they chose to remain anonymous. Around 0130 hours on 16 July, these four people - two businessmen and two traveling salesmen were fishing at the pier in Caleta Oliva (Santa Cruz). The night was quiet. Suddenly one of them saw an odd cigar-shaped silhouette under the water at 100 meters from their position. It was some 10 meters long, completely silent, had well-defined borders and was greenish-yellow in color. For some twenty minutes, the USO traveled slowly along the coast heading south until it vanished.

The next day, several residents of Caleta Olivia confirmed the discovery of large numbers of dead fish on their shrores, as well as dead seagulls and albatrosses. Fishing was impossible throughout the day.

The San Blas Incident

The presence of USOs was officially corroborated in the mid-1980s. This time it was the Bay of San Blas, to the south of Buenos Aires, known as "the fisherman's paradise"

On the night of 3 June 1988, the oil tanker 'Puerto Rosales' advised the naval prefecture that it had detected an unidentified floating object some 20 miles from the coast, first on radar and then visually. The object did not respond to any signals sent. An alert condition was declared and the Argentinean Navy sent out a force that included airplanes from the Comandante Espora base, the corvette 'Grandville', the destroyer 'Sarandi' and an Electra 6 P-101 that took off from the Almirante Zar base in Trelew, Chubut. It should be noted that the area in which the object was traveling, facing the Segunda Barranca lighthouse, is rather shallow. It is perhaps for this reason that the Navy report substituted the word 'submarine' for 'floating object'.


Some thirty years ago, the existence of these 'underwater bases' was supported in various newspaper features. Little or nothing has changed today. These USOs continue to move and behave as they did in the 1940s or 1950s, with the same impunity as ever, as if the territory was theirs or if they had occupied it underwater for a very long time. They travel deep into the sea, stunning large vessels, or only a few meters from the shore, startling fishermen or local residents. Therefore, the existence of an unknown intelligence operating under the waters of the Mar Argentino and therefore, the Atlantic Ocean, is far from being a mere hypothesis and more of a fact. Our case histories attest to this and these events will keep repeating...once again it shown that despite the technological prowess of the great powers, able to locate a car's hubcap or a tennis ball by means of satellites, a considerable difference is apparent when compared to the UFO phenomenon.

Boletín UFO PRESS Nº 13, October 1979.
“Clarín”, 5 June 1988.
“Expedientes OVNIs” (Los Archivos Clasificados Argentinos) Luis Burgos, October 2015.

[Translation © 2017 Scott Corrales (IHU) for Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology]

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mexico: UFO Over Morelia (Michoacán)

Our friend and colleague Salvador Mora shares detailed 2D and 3D analysis of the UFO photographed on November 21, 2017 in the vicinity of the aqueduct of the city of Morelia in Mexico's Michoacán state. "Following an in-depth 2D and 3D analysis," he writes, "using analytical techniques originally developed by this researcher, we can confirm that it was a genuine case."

A video of the analysis can be seen at: https://youtu.be/4GLlDHH0Jcg

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Argentina: A "UFO Fleet" on the Shores of the Gualeguay River

Source: Planeta UFO and Noticiasvillaguay.com.ar
Date: 11.24.2017

Argentina: A "UFO Fleet" on the Shores of Gualeguay

A group of people engaged in farmwork at a field on the banks of the Gualeguay River was startled by the transit of several unidentified flying objects plowing across the sky at high speed.

Among the accidental witnesses to the sighting was Yamil López Bantar, who told this news source that the sighting took place during the late afternoon while she helped another person manage livestock in a field.

"At a given moment I wanted to take a picture of the sky, as it was a beautiful sunset. As I focused, I saw an object flying past at high speed. Then another, and another. They were very fast."

The objects were seen in a rural area on the shores of the Gualeguay River, between Balsa San Justo and the El Raigón bathing area.

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Spain: UFOs Over the Pyrenees - The Pusilibro Event (1977)

Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and El Heraldo (Spain)
Date: 11.22.2017

Spain: UFOs Over the Pyrenees - The Pusilibro Event (1977)

Sightings from Sierra Caballera in Huesca drew the attention of thousands interested in extraterrestrial phenomena.

The story of UFOs in the Pyrenees is inextricably linked to the sightings at Pusilibro, a peak in the Sierra Caballera (Huesca) which exerted a hypnotic attraction some 40 years ago over thousands of people interested in a phenomenon which at the time commanded newspaper pages and headlines.

Forty years ago, in November 1977, the 'Nueva España' newspaper (today known as 'Diario del Alto Aragón') published a series of strange nocturnal photographs showing two moving lights, increasing an obsession that had come about a few months earlier in the midst of Summer.

The subject of odd lights on the summit of Mount Pusilibro (1,597 meters), known to a handful of people, soon turned into an international phenomenon that led to continuous nocturnal pilgrimages to the area and prompted the interest of the international media.

Among those who best knew the entire process is journalist Luis García Nuñez, now retired, who was responsible for providing the Huesca newspaper with not only the photographs, but the narrative of what became known as the "Pusilibro UFO".

In a statement to the EFE news agency, the veteran journalist states that a call to the paper's newsroom in September 1977 prompted his editor to entrust him with looking into the alleged sightings, to see if there was any truth to them.

The phone call alerted them to the presence of a large red vehicle over the ridge that leads to the summit of Pusilibro.

Night after night - he recalls - he drove to the vicinity of Pusilibro to await the unexpected, standing next to a few dozen others who faithfully believed that an encounter was going to happen.

From that moment on, García Nuñez had to screen dozens of phone calls informing him of unlikely sightings in various corners of Huesca's geography. Some of these were unquestionably pranks.

Publication of the photos on November 10, 1977 not only changed everything: it awakened the interest and curiosity of the media, ufologists, or simply curiosity-seekers interested in the phenomenon.

The infamous images of the Pusilibro UFO were taken by an amateur photographer from the tenth floor of his building. The three-picture sequence shows a smaller white light approaching a larger red one, finally merging into a whitish form. The photographer thought he could see a large kidney-bean shaped craft in one of the lights, says García Núñez, recalling those times.

It was a landslide of information, says the journalist, causing hundreds of people to seek the magic of the unknown at Mount Pusilibro. A phenomenon from which sharp-eyed businessmen were able to profit by selling drinks, but which also drew the attention of renowned journalist, writer and researcher Juan José Benítez, with whom García Núñez has been in contact since then. The long nights were filled with sandwiches, hot drinks, cold weather, blankets, tripod-mounted cameras and an enthusiasm and excitement that are hard to understand today.

Benitez himself, among those who spent the most time near Pusilibro, was able to secure the negatives to the photos, sending them to a laboratory to detect any possible fraud or manipulation.

According to the journalist, the writer told him some time later that the images he had published were genuine and not manipulated in any way.

Nonetheless, the phenomenon gave rise to jokes and mockery. He remembers receiving a typewritten document submitted by alleged aliens from the planet UMMO, warning about humanity's inability to understand the existence of extraterrestrial life.

"It is for this reason," reads the report that García Núñez still keeps, “that contacting you is a difficult and delicate matter. We must sensitize you little by little with communications such as this and manifestations by some of our craft, which occur along a systematically pre-established plan."

These reactions notwithstanding, the phenomenon also summoned the interest of well-known ufologists like Benitez himself, who either confirmed or questioned the images and the alleged sightings themselves.

Sometime later, Benitez would write: "The case of the 'Pusilibro UFO' is genuine, and we are faced with an exceptional document: a UFO mothership or carrier in Spanish skies. Let us bear in mind that this vessel was also seen by many other witnesses throughout the months of September, October and November 1977."

The truth of the matter, recalls García Núñez, is that there hasn't been a sighting in the Pyrenees that stirred up such a commotion since that one.

[Translation © 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez]

Argentina: The Uncertain Fate of the Cachi "Ufoport"

Source: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno (Argentina)
Date: 11.22.2017

Argentina: The Uncertain Fate of the Cachi "Ufoport"

After learning that Werner Jaisly - the Swiss national who built the Chachi "ufoport" which shall hereinafter be under the jurisdiction of municipal authorities - had separated himself from the project, several readers contacted El Tribuno to obtain further information on the story.

The concern has to do with whether another infrastructure or some lookout spot will exist at the site to enable witnessing UFO sightings, which are quite frequent in the area.

The ufoport is an area created by Jaisly using white rocks, geometrically arrayed over a plain that allows for access to the mountain ranges north of Cachi, formations that are the foothills of the famous mountain that bears the same name as the community.

It was there - according to Werner's stories - that he had been telepathically contacted by alien beings one night in November 2008. They had ordered him to design a series of drawings making use of the local stone.

It was from this command that Jaisli began designing what became known at the time as a ufoport, a place where contact with beings for other planets could be made. The story excited seekers and followers of the UFO community and the site became another tourist landmark, which the municipality could exploit to its advantage. Not much is known about the eccentric Werner, only that people have stopped seeing him on the city's streets. Not much is known about his plans once he has left Cachi. Some believe he will go back to his country of origin.

"People stopped seeing him around town and the strangest theories were concocted. They even said he'd been taken away by flying saucers. That's not the case. He left because he was tired," says David Zuleta.

The complex Werner dubbed "La Esperanza" is some 4 kilometers distant from the community. It was very common to see this 70-year-old Swiss walking down the narrow streets, clad in the manner of a druid - those pre-Christian wisemen who specialized in the occult and philosophy. Werner had a pointed white beard, a black jacket with toggles made of deer horn, a mid-thigh wide skirt, a toque, and completed his outlandish outfit with a pair of cowboy boots. The place where he erected his works is called Fuerte Alto and occupies an area of approximately four city blocks. He outlined a star with thirty-six points, measuring 48 meters in diameter, containing a smaller star of the same color but with only 12 points. The entire construction is visible from above. He began working on it in 2008 and had it ready by 2012.

"I was at Fuerte Alto with my neighbor Luis. It was midnight on November 24, 2008. We could hear a celebration going own below in the Complejo Deportivo (sports complex). Suddenly there was silence. The power went out and we were in total darkness. 'It's a UFO night,' I said to Luis. No sooner had I finished saying those words when two luminous objects flew 200 meters over the Chalchaqui River. They were solid, circular and seemingly made of burnished metal. I don't know why, but I mentally asked them to come closer, and they did! They came down some 100 meters over our heads and bathed us in a beam of light that made us glow. What's odd is that it didn't harm our eyesight. Something bubbled in my brain. It was a command. I was being telepathically asked to build the spaceport," explained Werner.

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Punta Cuevas UFO - A "Repeater"?

Luis Burgos from ICOU/FAO shares some intriguing photographs with us. Was the Punta Cuevas UFO seen on two earlier occasions (Las Grutas, January '75) and Caleta Olivia (1974)? That would place it among the elite category of "repeaters" in the history of UFO study, which includes the McMinnville UFO, which had also been reported during a French saucer wave.

Readers interested in the fascinating subject of repeaters are invited to check out Timothy Green Beckley's The UFO Repeaters - Seeing is Believing over at Amazon.com.