Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Mexico: Truckers Startled by UFOs in Yucatán

Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFO
Date: July 3, 2015

Mexico: Truckers Startled by UFOs in Yucatán

In Eastern Yucatan, UFO encounters are common among tractor-trailer operators who drive the Mérida-Tizimín Route.

BY JORGE MORENO/SIPSE - Mérida, Yucatan - A few years ago we published an eyewitness account by a tractor-trailer driver who witnessed a UFO along the Mérida-Tizmín Federal Highway in the vicinity of the San Antonio Cámara police station, a story which is not unique. In January 2015, as well as last month, two other sightings also occurred and were reported by tractor-trailer operators following the same road.

The latest cases were reported by Sebastián Robles, who became an eyewitness in January. In June, it was one of his co-workers who brought a new case to his attention, which was surprising, as it took place at the very same site.

He says that he stopped at that segment of the highway to have dinner and buy a coffee in late January. The time was around 11:00 p.m. and as he boarded his trailer (it was parked from West to East, in other words, facing Tizimin) he saw a strange light through his rear view mirror.

"It caught my attention, because the light appeared to be moving. It went by very quickly. I turned around and caught a glimpse, and several ideas crossed my head - a sort of excitement, because I'd always wanted to see a UFO, and now I'm certain it's what I saw."

He adds: "When I saw it in the mirror for a moment, I thought it was a shooting star, but upon seeing it directly, I realized that its movements were irregular: it went up, came down, until it picked up more speed and vanished into the horizon, heading west."

More lights are seen in the sky.

"What's more, I recalled that some co-workers had told me the same some months earlier, about UFOs having been seen along this stretch of road. The excitement was considerable. The truth is I do believe in that. My dad and granddad would tell me that back on the ranch (in Villahermosa) they had the chance to see them at least three times."

It should be noted that when I visited the scene, only one person confirmed that seeing UFOs was common a long time ago, "but many people, especially those who live around these parts, see it as a natural thing. They're not afraid or distressed by them. On the contrary, I remember a time when some tourists came to eat here at the luncheonette and when they went to the restrooms, exclaimed in surprise that they were seeing those craft, three of them in a single row, and even took photos of them. Who knows if the photos came out? It was nighttime, but they were clearly visible," he recalled.

These reports are very similar, in fact, to the ones I covered in Temax, a community located nearby, and the dates also match. This makes it very likely that the same unidentified flying object (UFO) was involved.

I was told in San Antonio that a person from the community of Dzoncauich (some 10 kilometers distant) had videotaped a UFO, but we couldn't find him. In fact, no one knew his name and no one in this town could provide any information about this.

I interviewed several people from nearby sites, and as a curious side note, a lady from San Antonio approached me, curious as to why I was interviewing people. When she learned that the subject involved UFOs, she crossed herself and quickly went away, as if it involved devilry.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno (SIPSE) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Argentina: 50th Anniversary of the Argentinean Antarctic UFO Sighting

Source: Clarin (Argentina)
Date: July 4, 2015

Argentina: 50th Anniversary of the Argentinean Antarctic UFO Sighting

The UFO That Paraded Across the Antarctic and Triggered the Argentinean Psychosis
By Guillermo dos Santos Coelho

It had all of the ingredients. An exotic locale, experienced witnesses and a season that was ripe for fostering the imagination, shortly before man’s arrival on the Moon. It is for this reason that the UFO which paraded across the Antarctic 50 years ago was a landmark that had pride of place in the covers of all of Argentinian dailies, triggering a collective psychosis that lasted that entire winter and a little longer.

Tomorrow will mark half a century since the main sighting. While it was later learned that previous episodes existed, it was on July 3, 1965 when a small number of people, the only ones for hundreds of miles around, found themselves staring at the skies in fascination.

The Argentinean base – Decepción – held fewer than 20. At 19:40 hours that Saturday, the night had been clear and peaceful for a good while, and it was then that the weatherman noticed it. The Navy communiqué would subsequently speak in terms of a “lenticular mass” – two concave surfaces stuck together, like a lentil.

This “lentil”, according to various accounts, moved across the sky changing colors, the predominant ones being red and green, putting on quite a show: a display of yellow, blue, green, orange and white hues.

The weatherman summoned everyone. Except for the radioman, who happened to be on duty, the entire detachment was able to see the object and follow it with the detail provided by their binoculars and theodolites. Some 10 to 15 kilometers distant, the object was traveling in a generally eastward direction, although it made momentary westward changes at some 45 degrees. Its speed was variable, according to reports; it made no noise whatsoever, and at times remained suspended in space. The Navy communiqué indicated that the display lasted some 15 or 20 minutes under excellent visibility conditions. The protagonists would later state it lasted longer than that.

Civilian meteorologist Jorge Hugo Stanich reached for his camera and photographed the object as best he could. Nothing appeared on any of the photos – it was a low-sensitivity photographic emulsion for the prevailing darkness and he lacked a tripod. A curious side note to all this was the disruption of geo-magnetic instrumentation which accompanied the sighting.

A few days later, the story exploded, commanding the headlines of all domestic newspapers. Clarín spoke to the commander of the Decepción base – Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Perissé.

“We have only seen an unidentified flying object. According to the information in our possession, this was the same one witnessed by the Chilean and British detachments. I can add that this curious event was also seen on earlier dates, and always involved a single object.”

This information was indeed confirmed by the staff of Great Britain’s “B” base and the Pedro Aguirre Cerdá, which stands abandoned today. Even there, Corporal Uladislao Durán Martínez managed to take ten photographs, but months would go by before they were developed, following the personnel rotation, as no lab facilities were available. The corporal returned to Santiago in January ’66 with the film, which was forgotten. Either a conspiracy or blank negatives – you can choose your own adventure.

All this was followed by an agitated month of July. With the Argentinean delight for psychoses, UFO accounts appeared throughout the country, each of them commanding a good number of inches of page space.

First, seven teenagers near Pilar on a camping trip saw a UFO. Then there was a case near the Morón air base. Lights were photographed in the sky over Bahía Blanca. Similar accounts were repeated in Mendoza, Resistencia, Rosario and Mar del Plata. On August 1, binoculars at the Palermo Racetrack, usually aimed at the ground, focused on the sky on account of a strange balloon. The whole event lasted a few minutes, until it was announced over the loudspeakers that “only five minutes were left for placing bets.” Argentina had become a sort of UFO garage.

On August 4, the La Plata Observatory soothed the UFO effervescence that had so many people looking at the sky rather than the ground. After consultations made with centers specializing in the tracking of artificial satellites, it was explained that the U.S. Echo II satellite, launched on January of that year from Vandenberg AFB for communications duty, could have been seen from the Decepción base at the same day and time as the UFO sighting. [The Echo] was an enormous aluminized plastic balloon, highly reflective.

The tide subsided, although more eyewitness accounts took place that year. In August, officers from the Punta de Vacas squadron in Mendoza reported seeing a UFO playing in the heavens for some eight minutes. Later, in the capital of La Rioja, two men reported seeing a UFO fly directly over the car in which they drove. In early October, at Villa Characato, in the department of Cruz del Eje (Córdoba), a teacher and a group of female students claimed seeing a 30 centimeter device coming and going in the air at some 400 meters overhead before vanishing.

One of the cases appearing in the newspapers during these months occurred in the city. A child attending the No.9 School saw a light changing colors and making strange movements. The mother also saw the object and corroborated the story. The father, somewhat more skeptical, told Clarin with a thin smile: “He’s not a fantasy-prone boy, but he’s that age.”

And then…

Two years after the sightings, volcanic activity caused there to be no winter activity on Decepción Island. UFO sightings were ongoing in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but nothing came close to the 1965 wave, the Year of the UFO. The experience left a deep mark on Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Perissé, who went on to become one of the country’s best-known ufologists, first as a member of the Comisión Permanente de Investigacion del Fenomeno Ovni (Standing Committee on UFO Research) and later as a civilian.

[Translation © 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía]

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Colombia: UFO Recorded Over Bogota's Cerro Monserrate

Source: Diario del Huila (Colombia) and Planeta UFO
Date: 07.03.15

Colombia: UFO Recorded Over Bogotá's Cerro Monserrate

The object seen in the video has apparently been considered an unidentified flying object.

The video was recorded on the evening of Wednesday, July 1 2015. A luminous object flying at high speed can be seen in images, swiftly changing directions. The "UFO" - as it has been classified by cybernauts - is flying over Cerro Monserrate with an impressive moon in the background. The video was recorded by Jaime Reyes, who uploaded the video and would like to have the strange object analyzed by UFO experts. The images have gone viral on social media.

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/_Jh4fQgOnRU

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Argentina: Cattleman Blames Herd Death on Chupacabras

Source: Informate Salta
Date: 06.30.2015

Argentina: Cattleman Blames Herd Death on Chupacabras

The cattleman, over the course of the weekend, visited his property located in the Cuña Muerta wilderness of Tartagal, discovering that two cows and two goats had been mysteriously slain.

The four animals were missing their tongues and entrails, with no visible traces of blood. In his complaint to the police, the cattleman stated that the notorious character known as the Chupacabras could be to blame.

[The same news source reported another case last year, which appears below -- SC]

Source: Diario El Tribuno and Informate Salta
Date: November 24, 2014

40 Goats Killed in Coronel Cornejo, But No One Knows Who or What's to Blame

In a single night the predator eliminated sixteen goats from the caretaker's surroundings, despite the presence of six dogs. During its second attack, it killed twenty-four, "toying with them and making numbers [sic]."

The caretakers ascertained that in all of their years, they had never suffered a similar attack by creatures who left no traces. In barely two nights, a family of goat livestock suffered the rage of a strange being that ended the lives of forty goats by slitting their throats.

The mysterious case kept livestock ranchers from the locality of Coronel Cornejo on alert. This community is less than 20 kilometers distant from the city of Tartagal, and the attacks occurred on Saturday and Sunday evening.

The family of Jaime Villalba is still astonished by what what happened only meters from where the caretaker and his family were sleeping. Forty large goats were slain with identical injuries to the throat.

The Villalba's smallhold is located some 2 kilometers north of Coronel Cornejo and its owner had though to sell the young goats for the new years' festivities. "We do not know happened, but on Saturday, when the caretaker awoke, we found sixteen dead animals scattered throughout the yard, all of them with the same injuries to the throat," she said, adding: "During the evening of the first storm on Friday, I heard Caschi [one of the dogs] crying and pawing the door to be let in. It was already dark and I opened to let him in. That's when I saw something or someone jumping the fence, as if running off into the wilderness. It was huge and very agile, perhaps a jaguar. Had it been a hungry puma, it would have also eaten them. Besies, the dogs would have attacked it."

"What's odd is that [the goats] made no noise when they were in danger. We had nearly 200 animals," the caretakers told El Tribuno. "We don't mean to alarm anyone, but to kill 40 large goats - since they didn't attack the kids or the newborns - it must be a very powerful animal or creature, able to catch and kill animals in a confined space without them scattering and voicing their terror," they said, still overwhelmed by the death toll.

The mystery came in two separate episodes for the Villalbas: on Saturday morning they incinerated the first 16 dead goats, without thinking that 24 more animals would appear lifeless in their yard, with strange tooth marks in their throats, but without these injuries producing a loss of blood, another detail that did not go unnoticed. "Only a savage bite could have done that."

No one can imagine what could have happened to it. "We have several animals left, so we will stand guard all night to see what attacked them so stealthily. If it's an animal, we'll feed it lead," said one of the caretakers.

"We reject the possibility that it could have been dogs or wild animals. Maybe it's a person who doesn't like us, or some wandering spirit, or else it's a predator. This is the first time something so terrifying has befallen us," said the owner of the decimated herd yesterday.

The story of the family harmed by the predator attack leads us to the possibility of cryptids, that is to say, creatures existing in the popular culture but whose actual existence is not proven. Among them we can find the Ucumar and the Chupacabras.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Monday, June 29, 2015

Peru: A "UFO Fleet" Recorded Over Tarma

Source:El Popular (Perú)
Date: 06.27.2015

Peru: A "UFO Fleet" Recorded Over Tarma

Two UFO buffs recorded the presence of an alleged fleet of "flying saucers" that remained suspended in the skies over the city of Tarma in Central Perú.

The material, which appears to be unedited, shows strange lights and objects in the sky that move silently and cause excitement among the witnesses.

The UFO buffs claimed that the tape was recorded as from 0530 hours and that the strange phenomenon had been seen for two consecutive days in that part of the country.

"Are they floating?!" asks a man with a youthful voice, identified as Edinson Avila Lamadrid.
"UFOs they are!" replies the other, seemingly older one.
"Look, look, look! It's a huge one!" they add.
"Hey, Robert, don't go away, this is making me scared," says Edison Avila, tremorously.
"This is a signal," they insist.

The video shows at least six strange objects amid the darkness, forming different figures. At several moments during the recording, the shapes that appear on the recording remain still and then begin to move slowly.

To prove that the recording is real and not a hoax, they videotape part of the house from where the sighting is being recorded. These same witnesses uploaded another UFO video to YouTube, recorded on June 17. This other material also shows alleged alien craft. The weather can be seen as pleasant and there are no stars in the sky.

TO WATCH THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=98&v=sSMbV4YnHgo

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mexico: UFOs Over Mayan Pyramids

Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFO
Date: 06.20.2015

Mexico: UFOs Over Mayan Pyramids

BY JORGE MORENO/SIPSE - MERIDA Yucatan - Many internationally-known researchers have associated UFOS with ancient cultures and have spoken about
sightings over such archaeological sites as the Egyptian pyramids or South America's Easter Island.

Yucatán is no exception, and similar cases have occurred in such sites as Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Acanceh.

Whether it is due to the alleged energy the emerges from such pyramids as Uxmal and Chichen Itza, or as skeptics would have it, by mere coincidence, the
fact is that photos showing alleged spacecraft have been seen prowling these sites.

One of the most famous ones was taken by an Argentinean tourist. The UFO appears beside the pyramid, in a photo she took of herself as a souvenir.
Tourists and locals also state seeing strange lights stalking these locations, and claim that their movements do not correspond to anything that may
have a rational explanation (airplanes, helicopters, satellites, etc.)

Even employees of the Uxmal site have told me that they are "accustomed" to seeing - with certain regularity - lights engaging in irregular movements:
"We do nothing and we do not report it, partly because we would be dismissed as insane, and partly because the lights cause no damage or anything that
merits being reported."

Employees of some Yucatán archaeological sites have become used to seeing lights in the heavens.

A few years ago, in Acanceh, I was informed of a UFO sighting near the pyramid located at the heart of the community. When I visited the site, I
interviewed young Jiram Cetz and David Castilla, who had been the witnesses. They advised me that they'd seen such craft in nearby locations as well.

Three of their videos, in fact, were uploaded to YouTube and they went around almost daily with a camcorder in search of evidence. All of this began
when they went to Homún in a pickup truck after classes at the "Acanceh" high school". They were on their way to visit a friend and never thought such a
thing would happen to them: "When we returned, I was sitting in the rear of the pickup, and as we entered Acanceh (along the Los Venados baseball field)
one of my companions asked me to looked skyward. We all turned around and we looked: it was round, with colored lights, as though floating in the sky.
What was odd is that it also moved, as though wobbling. It was quite near us. We were frightened, then it turned around and left," said Jiram.

As of that moment, he says he told his friend David - who had a video camera - that they should return the next day in an effort to record it. They were
lucky enough to see it that night and secure the recording.

They repeated the procedure over following nights and the UFO always returned. It flew over the town and left through the entrance to Timucuy. On
several occasions, they camped out at the palapa [thatch-roofed shelter] that was at the entrance to the town, since they were friends with the owner, and it was still under
construction at the time. The owner also admitted having seen the UFO, as it always passed overhead. The youths also managed to see a fleet of UFOs: "On
one occasion, we managed to see six or seven of them. Suddenly, their lights went out and they turned them on again. Those craft flew together. We even
became famous at school, since even our teachers asked us what we had recorded and couldn't believe what we had seen," he said.

"When we made inquiries from several adults, they weren't surprised. They said it was common to see UFOs over the pyramid, and perhaps some connection
existed," he concluded.

[Translation (c) 2015, S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Jorge Moreno, SIPSE and Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chile: UFO Recorded During Soccer Match

Source: Radioagricultura (Chile)
Date: 06.12.2015

Chile: UFO Recorded During Soccer Match

A luminous objct startled fans of "La Roja" who were enjoying the game at the National Stadium.

It was crossed the skies ove Nuñoa for nearly 3 minutes. It was gone in the same way it appeared. The alleged UFO during the opening ceremonies of the Copa America at the National Stadium was swift and fleeting,

The fireworks launched at the sports arena drew the attention of one supporter, who took out his cell phone quickly to capture the moment. However, he never thought he'd find a luminous object moving strangely, from side to side - a movement far from what one would expect of an aircraft.

Could it be a UFO? The images are eloquent. The conclusions are yours to draw.

VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/9yHJsOWnkpY