Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Salvador Freixedo: Defending Ourselves From the Gods

[It was with great delight that we received a copy of Espacio Compartido (Shared Space), the official bulletin of the IIEE (Institución de Investigación y Estudios Exobilógicos - Institute for Exobiological Study and Research), sent by our distinguished friend and colleague Ignacio Darnaude. Among its fascinating contents was a chapter from Salvador Freixedo's Defendámonos de los Dioses - Beware of the Gods - the landmark book I translated in the very early 1990s upon learning that such an important book to the study of ufology remained unavailable in English, although the late Gordon Creighton had set out to provide the field with a translation.

Ramón Nava Osorio at Espacio Compartido has selected the eighth chapter of this massive work for inclusion in issue #80 of his publication.

Having failed at securing a U.S. or U.K. publisher for the book, my translation has languished on a 3.5 disk for nearly 25 years. Following Mr. Nava's lead, I am sharing the eighth chapter of Beware of the Gods with Inexplicata's readership. In view of the current direction of UFO studies, Freixedo's conclusions will probably upset those looking for a nuts-and-bolts and extraterrestrial answer to the riddle, and may offend those with a religious outlook. -- Scott Corrales]

Chapter Eight: Defending Ourselves from the Gods
By Salvador Freixedo
From the book Beware of the Gods (Defendámonos de los Dioses)
Spain: Editorial Quintá, 1980

I will kick off this chapter with two strange statements:

1. If certain gods (*) choose to interfere in a person's life, this person will have practically no means of preventing it and shall be at the mercy of what the god has in store for him/her.

Stated so simply, this affirmation sounds terrifying, but no matter how harsh it seems, it is something that has occurred throughout the millennia. This fatalism (which is clearly manifested in the lives of certain humans) has been sublimated or explained away in a thousand ways by all religions, but they have been unable to avoid it, because the gods they invoke are precisely those who bring it about, no matter how much they claim to be "fathers" or "benefactors". Logically, they are the ones who see fit now and then to send us "saviors" to keep us from despair when faced with so many adverse situations and so much pain and inevitable suffering in our lives. This pain and suffering is also their work, and it is accepted and endured by us as if it were something appended to our lives and our life on this planet.

The second statement serves to counteract the first and to give us no small relief after the disquieting feeling produced by the first one:

2. The gods hardly ever take an interest in the private lives of humans, and rarely tend to interfere with a particular individual.

At first glance, it would seem that this statement runs contrary to what we have been saying all along, but this is not the case at all. The gods are quite interested in humanity taken as a whole, or at least in large, homogeneous social groups, but take little interest in particular individuals, with the exception of those who can exert great influence over many people. In the same way that humans take little interest in a given cow, pig or rabbit, we have always been concerned with improving these species in order to increase their yield. As I have said repeatedly, the best way to study, at a glance, the relationship of gods with men, is by comparing it to our treatment of the animal world. As hard as this is to take, it is nonetheless the truth.

(*) I say "certain gods" because most of them cannot interfere. Only those with great power interfere, as well as others whose level of existence or degree of evolution are closer to our own, and can therefore find the barrier which separates us easier to

But let's go back to the subject of how we can best defend ourselves from the meddling of the gods in our lives, particularly our private lives.

"Under water, the dumbest fish can bite the smartest man" is a well-known axiom. In our world, humans are in our own element, and if we remain within it, the gods, no matter who they are or how they manifest themselves, will have a hard time interfering in our lives because they are out of their natural environment. Although this sounds strange, their natural environment is also a physical one, just as they are physical themselves, no matter that the physical rules that govern them are unknown to us, and that their psychic powers are much more developed than our own.

The logical outcome of all this is the first rule that we must follow in defending ourselves from them:

I. We must not go beyond the limits of our human environment, or stated in other words, we must not try to enter into theirs.

All of those who attempt to become "elevated" in this life are in fact, entering their realm. Those who seek trance states, no matter what kind; those who climb certain mountains at certain times of the year to enter into contact with them; those who prepare their minds with religious or magical rituals (we mustn't forget that magic is just another facet of religion); all of these people are venturing into the realm of the gods, or if not precisely into their realm, at least toward the marches of the human world, where the gods manifest themselves with greater ease and where humans can no longer avail themselves efficiently of their greatest defensive weapon--their intelligence.

I stated earlier that it is, in a certain way, perilous to physically approach some preachers. "founders", illuminati and mystics who are so abundant in our own time. The reason is the same: by doing so we are entering their realm and subjecting ourselves, unwittingly, to their emanations (radiation of a physical sort), similar in a way to that which is inflicted upon a turkey in a microwave oven, and in another sense, to those which are produced from the top of the antenna of a radio station. No one questions that after a while, the turkey gets cooked; but on the other hand, no one suspects that the brains (particularly teenage brains) of those who are in contact with illuminati, are also being "cooked" by the waves that issue from the minds of these tools of the gods, and after a while, they will no longer be able to think for themselves but merely repeat robotically whatever they have been told. This is the case with thousands of youths who have been captivated by the thousands of sects that swarm around the planet. Psychologists are studying in earnest the system by which such thorough brain washing is achieved, and particularly, how to achieve detoxification and deprogramming. But they shall not find it until they keep in mind that which is being said here.

Another great means of defense from the gods, which we have spoken of earlier, is

II. Not to surrender our minds to anyone, ever.

The mind must always be free and ready at the service of human beings to tell them what are the circumstances of the moment and what it is that he or she must do. Many humans, baffled by what they saw or felt at a particular moment, surrendered their minds and were later unable to judge and see that the things they had been told and practice were senseless. This is the case with religious fanatics and with those who are not religious fanatics, but simply those who are the faithful of all religions. As children they accepted a faith that was planted in their souls like an instinct and another cultural element, and were no longer able to question it or subject it to rational analysis in later life. They simply accepted it like one accepts language, tastes or love of country.

This business of not yielding one's mind to anyone is of great importance in which the large urban masses and society in general are manipulated like herds by the all-powerful communications media such as television and radio, skillfully manipulated by experts in the manipulation of minds. The mind must be kept in a state of readiness and should not be turned over to religious leaders, sports idols, the doctors that treat us or anybody else. All of them can be wrong, and at a given moment--even if it is unconsciously--they can act in their own interests, taking advantage of our gullibility. Each person's mind must be the judge at the very end, of individual actions. Turning it over to another to follow what he says blindly is an act of mental suicide that runs contrary to the great commandment of evolution, which is one of the fundamental laws of the Cosmos.

As years went by and I became decidedly convinced that I had spent a fair portion of my existence on this world with my life devoted to a senseless cause (on account of the "surrender of mind" which I'd done in my adolescence), I have become more conscious of the importance of not turning over one's mind to anyone and of using it to analyze all events that concern me more or less. In order for the reader to see how far this attitude of mine goes, I shall proceed to retell an anecdote that took place some seven years ago in Mexico City.

I was at a séance, which I had attended in search of a person that allegedly practiced psychometry (*) with a great degree of accuracy.

(*) Psychometry is the name given in parapsychology to the ability of some psychics to describe many of the qualities of the owners of the objects that the psychic is holding in his hands, or events related to such objects.

The medium leading the séance (who gave me the impression of being a fake from the very start) requested that all of us seated around her held hands to form a chain. Right away, the one at the end of the chain intoned something that was apparently an important step of the séance's ritual: "I open my intelligence to the spirits who wish to appear in this session and yield my mind to their teachings". Everyone was mechanically repeating the same phrase. When it was my turn, I said without a scrap of hesitation: "I pass."

The medium discreetly opened an eye to see who the dissenter was. When I was told in hushed tones that it was necessary for me to say something so as not to "break the chain", I said: "I yield my mind to no one, because I want it to be alert to what's going on in here." Naturally, in the presence of such a heretic, the spirits chose not to manifest themselves in that séance.

The indiscriminate "yielding of mind" presupposes that all super or extrahuman beings are good or beneficial toward Man and will act accordingly. As we have seen throughout this entire book, this point of view is totally ingenuous.

The third piece of advice for defending ourselves from the gods could be in a certain way contrary to what Moses was told on the stone tablets: "Worship Me." Knowing Yahweh as we do, this will help us to formulate our own commandment:

III. Do not invoke anyone. Do not summon anyone in order to venerate them. Do not stoop before any man-god or any thing-god to worship or hold rites.

The true God of the Universe, the Supreme Intelligence totally unfathomable in its entirety to the human mind, does not go around demanding the constant adoration of it creations or signs of their affection like some jealous lover. This jibes with the concept that Christianity has of God: a very powerful "dude" who resembles us closely in both our positive and negative aspects. It is logical that such a god would require devotion, worship and even gifts. But the True God is not a beggar; the True God continues his ceaseless task of creating and taking pleasure in how his creatures unfold each according to its own nature, without any need for them to constantly turn to Him to thank him or ask Him not to condemn them to some eternal punishment.

In enunciating this commandment we are venturing into an area in which the nascent cosmic theology meets the old dogmatic theology and clashes with it head-on.

When someone is invoked, their presence is being propitiated on the one hand while on the other, they are being encouraged to manifest themselves and on many occasions, the mental energy of their followers is physically boosting a god's power to become manifest. On the other hand, personal psychic power is being spent, lowering its resistance to external influences and making it more willing to accept the "message" or commands of a god in a docile manner.

In human life, a normal adult doesn't run back to his father every other step to seek advice, simply because one must make one's own decisions, and these decisions are in fact made, with little thought that one is offending one's father even if he still lives. In religion, on the other hand, we have been indoctrinated and conditioned to have no confidence in ourselves and to consult with God endlessly, to check what his will is at that very moment and in practice to follow the guidelines that his self-appointed representatives have already laid out.

The best worship that we can give God is the proper use of all the creatures of nature, something which has been totally disregarded in Christianity, with the abuse of nature being something that has no connection to religion, according to Christian doctrinaires. The respect for life--in all of its manifestations--is a basic tenet in some Eastern religions. In Christianity, this respect applies only to human life: irrationally and out of control concerning abortion, and by contrast, very lax when it comes to "punishing the criminal". It is common for fervent Christians to be advocates of capital punishment and partial to "holy wars" in defense of moral causes and "sacred honor" or "religious beliefs".

These pious savages of the 20th century have no qualms about executing anyone who is not of a like mind. Proofs of this were the countless deaths by firing squad carried out by the nationalists during General Franco's "Glorious Crusade". It is true that the opposition was probably guilty of worse savagery, but at least their leaders did not engage in Spiritual Exercises or referred to themselves as "crusaders".

By saying that we should not invoke or prostrate ourselves before anyone, I am in no way proposing atheism. I have stated elsewhere that the diehard atheist seems to display little intelligence. What I am trying to do is to raise all of humanity to an adult level, leaving behind a childish notion of God, as if God were a being that is playing hide-and-seek with us while we are permanently chasing after him,

The invocation to God--the real and not the Biblical God--shall be conducted in a much more rational and even more dignified way in the future, without the characteristics that many of these adorations and invocations currently feature, which can be designated as humiliating to the nature of the human being ( I don't believe that God wishes to humiliate the dignity of any of his creatures at any time) and even overtones of masochism.

On the other hand, the importance of this "no-invocation" concept lies in that the summoner--for that is the etymological meaning of "invoke"--is sooner or later heard, just as Christ said it. But in this case he is heard to his own detriment, as he is summoning someone that could well end up by taking advantage of the unsuspecting invoker. This has been the case with humanity throughout millennia, with the different religions and different gods that each one of them invoked.

Man searched then and has always searched for the Supreme Cause, the true GOD, and the different religions offered him a distorted image of that GOD, personalized by some being or another, who in the long run benefitted from mortal invocations, taking advantage of the energy he was receiving from them to manifest itself under one guise or another.

An example of the importance of "no-invocation" can be found, among many others, in the "game" of Ouija. This dangerous game (of which there are many variants) consists of a board covered with letters, numbers and symbols. A planchette unconsciously propelled by the fingers of those present glides over the board's surface with ease. Questions are asked and the planchette begins to move toward the symbols or toward the letters, so that at the end more or less clear and definite replies to the questions can be obtained.

This game goes against the first piece of advice we offered, which was "not to enter into their realm". The Ouija board is at the edge of the border of human rationality and for this very reason; it is in a position where the gods can manifest themselves with greater ease. Aside from this and with even greater peril is the fact that the Ouija is an open invocation or invitation to the manifestation of these unknown, and in a certain way more intelligent, beings. As stated earlier, there are many more differences among them than there are among humans, and an invocation of this sort will probably not attract the more evolved and superior ones (simply because they are not interested) but the less evolved and inferior ones (out of curiosity toward our world or as a game) and in this case, the invokers are wide open to anything.

The mere fact of the invocation or invitation to materialize is what gives them the will and physical power to do so, which would probably not have occurred if humans had not made the task of crossing the barriers that separate us easier. This is the reason why the incidents occurred in these "esoteric" rites or games are so numerous, and why so many people have emerged psychologically damaged from them (the reader should know that the difficulty that these less-evolved beings have in crossing into our world is shared by us, probably in a greater degree, when crossing into theirs. However, we can do so through the use of physical or mental exercises, the use of drugs, etc.).

Finally, we can say that the invoker exposes himself to becoming a "host", as is said in certain initiatic circles. This means that the god could become addicted, exclusively and habitually, to a certain type of energy that it extracts from a given summoner, coming back time and again because of the taste it has developed for this humans particular emanations. On the other hand, a "rapport" could take place between god and summoner; after several manifestations, the god can learn to extract the energy it needs from a given summoner (whether an invocation has been made or not) and become a "parasite" from that moment on, in light of the ease of extracting what it is that it wants (it is the same sort of "rapport" or special relationship that develops between a good hypnotist and the person that has been hypnotized several times by him. In spite of distances and with or without the patient's consent, the hypnotist can make him or her go into a hypnotic trance. The reason for this is that the hypnotist's brainwaves and those of his patient's are now some ways "in synch").

In these cases, which are more numerous than one would think, the human often contracts a more or less serious illness or infirmity that often resists the best efforts of doctors and the victim himself.

While many experts may feel that this is all absurd hypothesizing, they ought to pause and dwell for a moment upon a well-known (and hallowed) fact that confirms these "hypotheses" in their entirety. I am referring to the illnesses that all the Christian mystics have experienced as a matter of course, and there is no need to go around searching for physical causes to their maladies, as their biographers and their own autobiographies tell us clearly that "The Lord made them suffer to aid in their perfection and the salvation of other souls." The phrase issued by Christ to St. Theresa is a classic: "I treat my friends badly," making reference to the ailments, sufferings and "nights of the soul" that practically all mystics have been subjected to. They offered themselves like gentle sheep and the god leeches off them mercilessly but in a subtle way, sublimated by the explanations of "ascetic theology."

We have reached the significant conclusion that a mystic in a state of ecstasy (in any religion), with the suffering and joy clearly present on their features, forms the crowning moment in the relationship between a lesser god and a mortal. The god torments the willing human who offers his or her own pain, while the god reciprocates with a sort of psychic orgasm to keep the mystic from passing out and for their brain to continue emitting the vibrations that please the god so much.

With the subject of illness we have entered into the next piece of advice that I would offer the reader to fend off the interference of the gods in his or her life:

IV. Do not offer them your pain. Do not lend yourself to suffering. Reject pain for pain's sake and never seek it out. Rebel against the holy masochism that has been enthroned like a sacrament for centuries in the Christian Church.

Some might feel that these counsels are the quintessence of egotism, and would refute them by saying that life requires many moments of sacrifice. Parents must sacrifice a great deal to raise children until these are able to fend for themselves; one must sacrifice oneself for the sick, the elderly, etc., and not for religious reasons but out of a natural sense of ethics.

I agree entirely with this line of thought, but the reader should realize that all these sacrifices are aimed toward human beings; they are efforts to remedy the weaknesses of beings like ourselves who need our aid because of special circumstances or because of the normal course of nature. They are not aimed at God, and therein lies the difference. There is nothing unusual about one human helping another even at the cost of his own pain, but it is very unusual and inexplicable that God should exact pain and sacrifice from inferior beings such as humans. It is something that humanity--or at least those men and women who have the time and ability to meditate about life a little deeper--should have reflected upon a long time ago: why is the role of pain, self-denial and sacrifice so important in all religions? Why must humans sacrifice for all the different gods we believe in, and not only that, sacrifice animals too, as the religious leaders of all times have told us? How did Judaism differentiate itself from other religions in this respect (with its sacrifice of the animals demanded by Yahweh) and later on Christianity, with the cruel sacrifice of its founder, the hallowing of the forsaking of pleasure in the ascetic path and the sublimation of pain and death in the Christian choice of its ubiquitous symbol, the cross?

If the Christian god were really a father, why should he demand of his children suffering and the cross? All the explanations that Christianity and other religions give us to solve this mystery are inconsistent and fade away when examined without fanaticism and prejudice. To make humans come into the world already guilty of a sin and to threaten them immediately with eternal hellfire are aberrations fit only for sick minds and it is high time that civilized humans rid themselves of them once and for all.

The only explanation for the mystery of pain is the one being offered throughout the length of this book: God does not want human pain, but the gods do (because they benefit from it in some way or another). The problem resides in that Men confuse these gods with the Supreme Universal Energy, and attribute to it what has been caused by the others. To restate Christ's assertion that, "Wherever the corpses are, there shall the vultures gather," we could say that "Where ever there is human pain, the gods surely gather." The habitual sightings of UFOs during great disasters (earthquakes is particular) and wars (there was unusually heavy UFO activity during the Falklands War, and the reader must keep in mind the mysterious "foo fighters" of the Korean War) should give humans pause, including those myopic "ufologists" that either ignore these facts or would rather not consider them because they contradict the theory of the alleged kindness of our visitors. UFOs are there in those moments either because they are the cause of the occurrence (made to seem natural on many occasions) or have gathered there in haste to take advantage of a truly natural disaster.

"To lose one's faith" has a tragic religious connotation, because it is practically synonymous with "eternal damnation". This will be the fifth piece of advice that I'll give my readers to free themselves from the meddling of the gods in their lives:

V. Do away with dogmas and rites. Put aside traditional beliefs having to do with the Beyond and with the way one ought to envision life.

As long as humanity is strapped to the capricious commandments of the different gods it currently believes in, and as long as we continue to believe that these commandments are above what out reason and common sense tell us, we will continue to be easy prey for them, since we bare our souls in all good will to their dictates and desires. For this reason humans must reach a religious "coming of age", rejecting those parts of Christian dogma that go against common sense. To do this most Christians would have to rethink their faith, something which they have probably never done before. Once more, we would have to believe that the grim doctrinaire axiom of: "Believe, don't think" is fatally heeded and practiced by all religions with the consequences we have seen throughout this book.

The truth is that having had to accept as normal aberrations that go against our common sense and the most basic dictates of reason for generation after generation, humanity has accepted things that go against the most basic notions of equity as just, and has swallowed absurd statements that do not stand up to the most elemental analysis as sacred articles of faith.

I do not mean to say by this that everything that Christianity asks us to believe or practice is false or absurd. On the contrary, I am strongly in agreement that there are valid commandments at the bosom of Christianity. The problem is that they are given to us mixed in with dogmas that repel reason. No one can deny the validity of the commandment to love one's neighbor, the respect for parents or the prohibition on lying or stealing, etc. But side by side with these valid principles, common to other religions and to the most basic natural ethics, stand beliefs like the existence of an eternal hell, a God converted not only into a man but into wine as well, an infallible human authority and an immediate heaven after this life, which will be practically like a country club exclusively for those who have believed the incredible things that Christianity has forced us to believe in.

As long as the human mind is unable to cast aside such absurdities, they will continue to be sick and unable to evolve in order for Man to occupy his rightful place as a rational being on this planet and in the Cosmos.

This leads us by the hand to another piece of advice that grows logically and naturally from the preceding one:

VI. Become de-traumatized. Free the soul of all fear and anguish and the wrongheaded deformations which misleading Christian beliefs (and ultimately, the gods) have taught us throughout our lives and throughout the centuries.

Our minds are ill. Just like the minds of many people are deeply affected by a trauma or fright they received while very young, so is humanity's collective mind and ability for dispassionate thinking been affected. It would seem that we inherit this trait in our genes, which is why in the infancy of all cultures, the gods frightened us and left us with the complex of "not being able", that we are "unworthy", and that we need them and must place ourselves at their service. As a result of this complex, humanity has wasted a fair part of its energies over the centuries in "serving God" (rather than develop and improve the planet), and as a result of this inability to think calmly--and of this misunderstood "service to God"--humanity has made for itself the most disastrous and horrifying history that one could imagine.

Our minds are truly ill, as we are unable to agree upon the most basic things that would help this planet to run better. More and more are beginning to believe that there is a genetic preprogramming that forces us to fight and live in perpetual discord. Students of human history from the conflict perspective have no other explanation for the foolish patterns of conduct of humanity over the centuries.

Our minds and souls are sick, and for that reason it is vital that we subject them to a process of deep catharsis. And this cleansing must start by eliminating all the false axioms that are implanted into us at birth and which later on, religions, countries and families--three "sacred" institutions--will reinforce in our minds.

In fact they are only a strategy to keep humans from evolving, fighting constantly, placing our lives at the "service of God" and stunting our rise to the status of supermen.

Once achieved, we shall be ready to take the next positive step that will defend us even more against the power of the gods:

VII. Instate a new system of values. Organize new priorities for life, not according to the wishes of any god but according to the needs of the human race.

But we shall never reach this new system of values if we do not follow the fifth and sixth steps outlined here. As long as we continue to think that some things are sinful because the go against "the will of God", when they are in fact useful to humanity as a whole and do not offend anyone in particular, we will not be able to shake off the yoke of the gods.

This awakening of human conscience and the arrival at an adulthood in which we now feel capable to assume our own responsibilities, without any need for asking the "representatives of God" if we can do it or not, should lead us to write new commandments, much more generic in nature, in which the dignity and common sense of the human being are respected. We must to this without having to refer to bibles or infallible entities; we must do it by agreeing among ourselves, like we have agreed to do many other things.

In a kind of world parliament, humans will have to get together to agree on what is best for humanity and what is not best, and those will be the new commandments and new dogmas. We must study the true "natural law" versus the other "natural law" which theologians have spoken of so much and which religious authorities have manipulated in their benefit.

The sacredness that these religious authorities have built into many things and actions in human life will cease to be, if humans agree that such "sacred" action or thing is detrimental to humanity. The only sacred thing on Earth is life itself and its proper evolution. God will no doubt with anything that humans agree to in harmony, no matter how these decisions may go against all those things that the doctrinaires have declared sacred.

These new commandments will be much more relative and adaptable to the needs of men, because they will no longer be subjected to the "desires" of any god, but rather in the interest of human beings. Although someone might suggest that they should no longer be called commandments, since they are only the wishes of men, they are remain commandments of God, because the true God--the intelligence that rules the Cosmos--only wants the proper evolution of the human being and that of every creature on the planet. And if humans took the time to study what this evolution is all about, they would come closer to abiding with the "will of God" than by making sacrifices or following absurd rituals to the false gods who have deceived them for millennia.

All this philosophy was genially summed up by a peasant interviewed by the newspaper El País on his 95th birthday: "If it's good for Mankind, keep it coming!", to which he added: "Religious rites are nothing more than insults against God and man."

These new dogmas will be much more generic and respectful of the Divinity, and will make no attempt to define or analyze it, recognizing that our brain is incapable of encompassing an Intelligence and Power that have been able to set in motion the myriad worlds we see spinning over our heads at night. We will believe a lot less things, but will expect a lot more, because the Cosmic God, the Universal God, has no wrath, is not impatient, and certainly has no eternal torments in mind for this fantastic speck of dust known as Man.

Speaking thus, we reach the final counsel that will aid mortals in defending themselves from the gods:


This is of great importance and is at the roots of the transformation that humanity will undergo in the next few decades. In fact, this great transformation has already begun, and there are signs of it everywhere.

The reader will have to excuse several quotes from my book Por qué agoniza el cristianismo ("The reason for christiany's dying") in which I devoted two whole chapters to explain what christianity's notion of God was and what my own was. I recommend this book to readers who would like to delve deeper into this very important subject.

"I wish to make it very clear that I believe that there is "something"--unreachable in its entirety by my mind--that constitutes the Essence of the Cosmos and that fills it all yet is different from all. In other words, I believe that there is a God, but this God that I have deduced by reasoning is entirely different from the biblical God.

"The very word "God" constitutes a real problem for theology, and the most advanced theologians agree on this, oddly enough. We must always bear in mind that all religious concepts and ideas are the work of man, not God. Just as Gabriel Vahanian observes: "religion was not invented by God but by humans." Naturally, man pours into his religious ideas all his ignorance, failures and limitations. The very first glimmer of these limitations can be found in the word "God" and in the different concepts we have when we say it.

"I confess that more than words or clear concepts to define Him, what I have in my mind are voids to explain a reality that eludes me, which is the reason I prefer to explain my idea of Him in negative terms, stating what He is not.

"God is neither a person, nor does he have sons (much less a mother), nor is he a judge, pardoner, nor is vengeful, wrathful (rage being one of the seven deadly sins), nor is he one thing or another. These are all purely human terms applied to God with the same logic that the words "tender", "sensible", "resentful" or "tame" could be applied to a bridge--once can do so only in a very remote and semi-poetic way, but to describe a bridge one must employ completely different terms.

"The great difference is that we know the bridge very well, while we don't know God at all or know him poorly and from afar, which is why we lack the adjectives to define him. This has been the great sin of theologians of all religions: the lack of respect with which they have treated God. Believing to know Him intimately, they have defined him and have given us an idea of Him that is entirely cartoonish if not downright ribald, even blasphemous. The god of the Pentateuch and the god of Christian theology is a genuine monster.

"The wrathful god, the vengeful god, the god that becomes taken with a particular people and forgets or mistreats others, the
god that allows millions to starve to death, the god in whose name wars were made and empires and continents were conquered, the god whose faith was spread by the sword and defended by the bonfire, the god who delighted in the pomp of his vicars, the god that "inspired" his prophets to curse and anathemize those who dissented, the god that imposes the cross and suffering as the only means of reaching him, the god that has hells to punish this poor shade called man, that god is a menace to humanity, that god is a sort of insult to the human mind, that god has no rational explanation...that god is dying in the minds of men.

"This is no more, no less, than the essence of the famous theology of the "death of God" that some years ago shook the conscience of thinking Christians and unleashed waves of indignation and protest from those who could not understand what it was all about.

"The man of our generation has realized that God cannot be that way and has set out to look for him along other paths. The mind of today's man is making an enormous effort to conceive an image of God that is closer to reality; an idea in which God is not so humanized and distorted...

"In a simple and attentive reading of the Pentateuch we discover immediately that the god we encounter there--the Yahweh that appeared to Abraham and Moses--is an vengeful, cruel, capricious individual, fixated on a single nation and fierce against others who were supposedly also his children , jealous of other gods (gods that did not exist, to judge from the teachings of Yahweh himself), intolerant, impatient, unfulfiller of promises, tireless demander of bloody sacrifices (with which he did little more than emulate the "false gods" of the neighboring tribes), strange in his way of showing himself, confusing and contradictory in his message to men, issuer of absurd petitions, erratic in his behavior, demanding, ruthless in his punishments, blind to the other inhabitants of the world, and finally, too similar to man in his virtues and vices. But we not only have a right to expect virtue from the God who is the source of all beauty and the kindness that all humans seek out, but all of them in large amounts and an utter absence of the negative and bad things we find in the Yahweh of the Pentateuch.

"This is the image of God that assails us when we read the first few pages of the Bible. To those who say that it is a distorted view, we suggest that they continue reading the books that follow the Pentateuch so that they can see that the prophets and other ministers of Yahweh saw their god in the same light, which is why the speak incessantly of his wrath and vengeance...

"My God is neither here nor there. He does not "want", does not become "upset", does not "punish", has no need of "forgiving". All these are the attributes of human persons, and as I have already said, God is neither a man nor a person.

"Without a doubt, the child-human feels much safer with the idea of a God-father and feels lost and orphaned if deprived of it.
This is why I believe that the concept of presenting God as a father, stressing the point heavily, was a major achievement of Christianity and Christ. But since the times of Christianity’s inception, human psychology (particularly among the more evolved types) has changed a great deal

"I do not believe in the heaven that is portrayed in Christianity, an immediate and definitive heaven with a direct contemplation of God. This is another mammoth puerility of the world’s child-inhabitants. Upon coming back from life--just like children returning from school--humans want to find their mother-God at home. They have a need to hug her, know that she's there, tell her about the incidences of the classroom of life. But such a God-mother, God-father, God-person does not exist. God is entirely different.

"I feel much closer to God when I see his firm hand moving the giant machinery of the heavens or when we look into the fantastic landscapes that we encounter in the depths of matter, than when I read of the butchery and vengeance of the repulsive character that judeo-christianity has portrayed as the God of the Universe...

"I understand that many, hearing God spoken of in this manner, are unmoved or even feel a bit forsaken. The best that they can do is to go on picturing God in the manner that benefits their psyche the most. It matters little how we imagine Him. God is like He is and not as humans conceive Him. The only counsel I can give such people is that their idea of God should be stripped of all the hairshirts of "wrath", "justicemaker", "avenger", "demander of perpetual pain and sacrifice", that learned fanatics have imposed upon Him with the passing of time.

"To conclude the difficult task of expressing what my idea of God is, I will say that my God is Omnipotence, my God is Order (although the fantastic order of creation is sometimes inconceivable to our mosquito-sized viewpoint); my God is greatness (not pettiness, like the Christian god); my God is Light; my God is Beauty; my God is Love, a love that in this human stage of my existence I feel and return through my brother humans and through all creatures. And since my God is Love, I know that sooner or later, and in spite of my smallness and flaws, he will flood me with Himself...

In a "Final Exhortation" I restate these ideas, telling the reader:

"Mortal human, dust-mote, wisp of smoke, snow flake that shines for a moment in the night of time and in a second melts upon the ground, quit looking for God here and there! Do not set Him down anywhere, do not reduce him, do not make a caricature of Him, do nothing more! God lies in the infinite Universe that surrounds you and which is too vast for your small brain to comprehend. Stop chasing God like he was a naughty boy playing games with you! Stop the childish belief that you can only be happy is you latch on to Him like a talisman that protects you and brings you good luck! Stop torturing yourself with false notions of torment, punishment, demons, purgatories and hells, and feel the right of taking your place in the Cosmos!

"Look at yourself! You are a genuine child of God! Not by any redemption or salvation that anyone has bestowed upon you, but by the divinity in which your nature participates, and which you must evolve through the good use of your intelligence and heart."

My apologies to the reader for such a long self-quote, but aside from not being able to restate what I had already written, the ideas placed herein are the logical and natural culmination of everything that has been said in this chapter.

The final phrase of the quote, in which the reader is urged to his own evolution, will be the one that guides us into the final chapter of this book.

Argentina: UFOs? Researchers Look Into the Ibicuy Lights

Source: AIM Digital, Visión OVNI & Planeta UFO
Date: 04.29.2015

[On April 13 2015 we presented an interesting account on the "Ibicuy lights", which have frightened more than one fisherman in these riverine islands. Andrea Pérez Simondini has visited the site for research and to provide further insight on the matter - SC]

Argentina: UFOs? Researchers Look Into the Ibicuy Lights
By AIM Digital

A research team is analyzing eyewitness accounts from residents of Mazzaruca, Ibicuy, regarding manifestations of mysterious lights over rural roads: "We held a night watch on April 18 and saw a light emerging from the sky, but are still unable to ascertain its nature," Andrea Pérez Simondini of Visión Ovni told AIM. She says these sightings are connected to experiences occurring in Victoria, and notes that new eyewitness accounts have been obtained.

During a conversation with Agency, Simondini explained that she arrived at Mazzaruca, Ibicuy, on April 18, 2015 along with her team to look into an eyewitness report from a local resident who discussed his experiences in an article published by AIM. "The goal was to study the exact location where the events occurred."

"We were at the witness's home and he suggested that we visit a site where we held a night watch to see if flashes or lights would occur," she said, adding: "This came about because we also interviewed other witnesses in Mazzaruca who claimed having seen some sort of red dwarves in the area, and this story also matched one by some fishermen in Paraguay who frequented the area. These particular cases involve sightings that took place three years ago, where some claim having seen lights and other say they saw very small creatures, approximately 40 centimeters tall, but the latter does to not match the sightings we are looking into," she explained.

"We Saw a Light Appear in the Sky"

In this regard, the researcher told AIM that on the weekend of April 18, they camped at a location known as the "former shooting range" in the vicinity of Médanos, Ibicuy, guided by a report from another local who claimed seeing a light heading toward him, flying over the countryside. "On the evening of April 18, we held a watch at the site and saw a light appear in the sky, but we are still unable to determine what it was," states Simondini.

"This is new information is new, in regard to the earlier cases brought forth by the resident of Mazzaruca, although his story is also very interesting, as he talks about a light following him, and this is an element that appears in many cases, " she notes, recalling: "This local resident says it was at night, and when the light appeared, he thought it was a vehicle approaching on the road. It was very bright, but then it vanished, and there was nothing behind it."

Simondini also suggests that this case is linked to similar experiences recorded in the city of Victoria, Entre Rios, which she investigated with her team: "This same situation occurred at a location known as La Tapera, where people reported lights appearing head-on, illuminating them, and when they thought they were about to intercept their vehicles, there was nothing behind them. Such descriptions are repeated frequently in reports from the countryside. They don't occur in the cities, and at times it's very hard to gain access to the eyewitness reports, because people are set in their ways or shy. But they welcomed us in Ibicuy and we are immensely grateful for their hospitality."

We Are Not Alone?

Regarding the distrust surrounding these phenomena, Simondini told AIM: "It's possible to see many things in the sky. For this reason, we used our equipment to show the differences between airplanes and satellites and other possible objects to the foreman who claimed seeing the lights. This helped dispel any doubts and give him some background on the subject. The main difference we find in what we call sightings is that these involve unidentified objects that fly very low, nearly flush to the ground, and hang over the fields, often having a circular shape," she described.

Moreover, the researcher told AIM that the survey of the Ibicuy area "proved to be very interesting and has contributed new elements to our work, since we looked into the cattle mutilation phenomenon some time ago, cows and pigs found with mutilated faces without any apparent reason and were a cause of concern, because they were animals in perfect health, later found dead under very strange conditions. We have still not published our results of this Visión Ovni investigation, but before long it will be up on our Internet site," she explained, adding that a new night watch is scheduled for the Mazzaruca area, "but this time we will sail the Paraná River, as there are reports involving sightings of colored lights over the water. The locals made this suggestion and we embraced it enthusiastically," Simondini pointed out.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spain: Giant UFO Caused Traffic Jam in 1968

Source: Periódico ABC
Date: 10.22.2014

Spain: Giant UFO Caused Traffic Jam in 1968

It was Thursday, September 5, 1968. Six o’clock in the afternoon. The sun was about dip behind Madrid’s horizon when an unidentified flying object rose in the sky. The strange object had a strange spherical shape and remained static and illuminated. As time went by, drivers and pedestrians in Madrid gathered to look at the object. No one knew what it could be. Night begins to fall, but averting one’s gaze from the sky seems to be impossible. The astonishment of the crowds wound up creating a colossal traffic jam on Gran Vía, one of the city’s major avenues.

“It’s a balloon.”
“No, it’s a satellite.”
“But it moves.”
“No, it’s still.”
“Don’t tell me you believe in flying saucers?”
“No. I only believe in what I can see.”

Such were the comments overheard in this paper’s newsroom. The object could also be seen from the windows of the old office facing Paseo de la Castellana. Minutes past eight o’clock in the evening – two hours after the initial sighting – the UFO vanished toward the direction of Casa de Campo.

The winds of the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere blew from the east and southeast respectively, while the object appeared to move slowly toward the southeast. “This leads us to suppose that it moved on its own, moving against the prevailing wind or that its height was far higher,” explained ABC’s editor in his column.

“It is a UFO, without question,” stated the spokesman of the Weather Bureau. According to his testimony, it was neither a weather balloon nor any kind of tethered experimental balloon, as it had not been detected from Barajas Airport. It did not leave a visible trail for the instruments at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base. The object’s identity could not be ascertained from Robledo de Chavela [Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex] and strangest of all, not even the radar station at Paracuellos del Jarama had picked up the UFO’s signal.

[Translation © 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Marta R. Domingo, ABC]

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spain: A Reservoir Attracted UFOs for Over Ten Years

Source: Periódico ABC (Spain)
Date: 04.26.2015

Spain: A Reservoir Attracted UFOs for Over Ten Years

The Sierra Norte location has been included in the Northern Area Extraterrestrial Route (Ruta Extraterrestre Area Norte), a circuit connecting the main UFO sighting locations in the Community of Madrid.

When Steven Spielberg conceived the plot of his 1970s movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977) he almost surely knew nothing about of this site in Madrid’s Sierra Norte, but it could have certainly served as the locale for his movie instead of Indiana. This three-dimensional space is none other than the El Atazar reservoir, considered the largest in the community and also one of the main UFO sighting locations in the region.

Its most intense area of activity, in this regard, dates back to the same decade as the one in which Spielberg’s opus was released and subsequent years, at least to the end of the 1980s. In this regard, there are dozens of eyewitness accounts that allege having seen a variety of flying objects in the area – elongated and luminous – with unusual speed and maneuverability that allowed them to dive into the reservoir over and over, emerging only to become lost in the sky. A group of young hikers testified to this, with the corresponding confirmation by other visitors, equally sure of having had a contact experience with extraterrestrial life.

In fact, the relationship between the El Atazar reservoir and the UFO phenomenon is based on such accounts, repeated in the same location to date, but also by the site’s inclusion in the so-called Northern Area Extraterrestrial Route. This is a circuit through the various sighting locations in the region, which include other municipalities such as Pedrezuela, El Berrueco, La Cabrera, La Pedriza or El Vellón, among others.

[Translation © 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Pedro P. Canto]

[Note: UFOs has shown a marked interest in reservoirs since the early days of the phenomenon. Reservoirs such as Wanaque in New Jersey, and Lake Carraizo in Puerto Rico have been magnets for such activity. In South America, the Ingeniero Roggero dam (Moreno, Argentina), the El Yeso reservoir (Chile) and the Jurumirim Reservoir in Brazil have become known for their unusual activity – SC]

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chile: Controversy Over the Calbuco Volcano "UFO"

INEXPLICATA decided not to run this story earlier this week when an eruption of Chile's Calbuco Volcano not only created a spectacle seen around the world thanks to the Internet, but also featured a very strange light or set of lights. Chilean researcher Rodrigo Fuenzalida advised other researchers and media that the lights were, in fact, those of a military helicopter surveying the eruption. However, the fact that the light source remained static before suddenly vanishing has caused many to wonder if it could have in fact been an anomaly. The possibility of extraterrestrial or interdimensional visitation have been set forth, but only recently have "time travelers" been invoked as the source of the matter. The presence of strange lights has also been reported during eruptions of Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Argentina: Alleged UFO Videotaped Over Bahia Blanca

Luis Burgos of the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO) announced on his Facebook page the recording of a "parallel formation" of alleged UFOs over Bahía Blanca, Argentina (a locale on the Argentinean coast that has become known as a UFO hotspot for many generations). The video was recorded on April 23, 2015 by Alejandro Suarez, who posted it to YouTube. It can be seen at

Monday, April 20, 2015

Colombia: Photographer Captures Alleged UFO over Bogotá

Source: Planeta UFO and
Date: April 20, 2015

Colombia: Photographer Captures Alleged UFO over Bogotá
By Luis Jimenez (

A photographer named Richard Emblin, who is also the editor of the only English-language newspaper (“The City Paper”) distributed in the Colombian capital city, Bogotá, managed to photograph a UFO in the city’s skies with a Nikon 300s.

According to Emblin in the Mirror (article by Laura Connor), the object is a somewhat blurry figure 8 that moved through the skies of the capital and which he could see from his place of residence.

“I did not hoax my photo. On Sunday, April 12, I went out to my balcony, which faces to the east. It was a grey Sunday morning. The streets were empty and washed by the slight drizzle that had fallen overnight. When I looked up, I saw an object rising vertically skyward, behind the crest of the Cerros Orientales,” he added.

Richard Emblin, who is also a journalist, has published his work in prestigious media such as TIME magazine and the New York Times, among others. He believes this could harm his reputation, but he says, however, that his sighting did not resemble an airplane in the least.
“It wasn’t a single object – it looked like two. I was able to see the object changed shape. It could rise and descend quickly and go from one end of the city to another in seconds. The black spot appeared to have rings. Then it tilted, moved sideways and disappeared,” he adds.

Emblin asks his readers to draw their own conclusions, as he does not endeavor to convince anyone. He simply witnessed something mysterious over the Colombian capital.

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[Translation © 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO, Luis Jimenez, Teletica, and Laura Connor,]

Peru: Alleged UFO Videotaped Over San Isidro, Lima and Planeta UFO
Date: 04.17.2014

Peru: Alleged UFO Videotaped Over San Isidro, Lima

An alleged unidentified flying object (UFO) was videotaped this Monday over San Isidro, a neighborhood in the city of Lima, as it flew over an area adjacent to the ocean.

The recording was obtained by Diego Bravo Trettenero, 26, a bank employee, who had left the gym around 21:30 hours on Monday, April 13. The gymnasium located in the vicinity of the San Isidro stadium, near the ocean.

Bravo told Con Nuestro Perú that there were some seven or eight people with him at the time that also saw the strange craft. Astonished, he took out his cellphone and managed to capture part of what he saw. These images were posted to YouTube.

He thought the object made no noise whatsoever and was visible for some two and a half minutes, making quick vertical and diagonal movements that are not executed by aircraft or drones. It is his belief that the object was some 20 meters long (65 feet).

When asked whether he believed in the existence of such phenomena beforehand, he replied that he was completely skeptical. He has given the matter second thought after recording this footage.

Con Nuestro Peru has noticed additional details that escaped Bravo. When the object moves in the air, there is a moment in which a loud and rather deep noise can be heard, and which does not seem to originate from a motor vehicle.

At the same time that the noise becomes noticeable, a light that appeared as dim lines becomes visible in the air over the object. "Startled as I was during the recording, I didn't notice the sound," says Bravo.

The video can be seen at:

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Venezuela: Luminous UFO Reported Over Cemetery

Source: Ovnivenezuela (
Date: 15 April 2015

Venezuela: Luminous UFO Reported Over Cemetery
By Héctor Escalante

On March 12 2015, six people witnessed the transit of a large luminous object over the vicinity of Cementerio del Este, located in the municipality of El Hatillo in northeastern Miranda State, in the Venezuelan capital region.

"At around 10:00 p.m. we were chatting as a group on an apartment terrace when one person asked us in astonishment to look skyward, and we saw three lights forming a triangle," said Jacqueline López to journalist Héctor Escalante.

According to her account, the lights were red, white and green and blinked frequently. She said that after noticing the object - which remained static in the sky without making any kind of noise, they changed their topic of conversation to speculate on the artifact's possible origin.

"It made a sudden turn to the right, remained there for a while, and then repeated the same action in different directions," she added. The object then began descending slowly and in a straight line over a bright white light that shone from the ground, until it vanished from sight.

"The light was broad and arched, and its edges were clearly outlined. It looked like a stadium light. The impression it gave us was that it was something casting light upward from the ground," she added. The moment it lit up, she adds, "all of the dogs in the area began to bark."

It remained there for a good while, she describes, and "then it turned off" and nothing further was seen. The witness notes that no one took photos or videos because they were enthralled by the UFO and did not want it out of their sight. "We were on a terrace and our things were inside the house. I asked them to go find a cellphone and no one wanted to go, so as not to miss the spectacle."

[NOTE: The apparent attraction that consecrated ground holds for unidentified flying objects has always been of interest. For more on this subject, please visit]

[Translation (c) 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Héctior Escalante, Ovnivenezuela]

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bolivia: UFOs Over La Paz?

Source: La Voz (Bolivia), Realidad OVNI and Planeta UFO
Date: April 13, 2015

Bolivia: UFOs Over La Paz?

Residents of the city of La Paz were startled by the presence of some strange lights At 19:30 hours on Sunday (04.12.15). For over half an hour, thousands of residents looked skyward to see some strange lights (not those of an airplane) that captured the public's attention. These are unidentified flying objects.

The mystery and astonishment arose due to the fact that a first light appeared, lasted some five minutes, and then mysteriously vanished. It reappeared within a minutes, maintaining its intensity. Astonishment grew with the manifestation of two more lights that escorted the first.

Half an hour after bewildering the public, these lights vanished from the skies of La Paz.

"We were heading home when we noticed a strange light dominating the city's skies. At first it was only one, then it vanished, and it made us think of an airplane. But then it reappeared, and we found it strange because it stayed there for some 20 minutes and two more lights appeared after that," said citizens to the media.

Johana [no surname given] noted that these were UFOS because the movement in the skies was odd, not related to an airplane and much less an artificial source of light. "It appeared and disappeared. It's very odd. They were UFOs," she affirmed.

A family returning from a trip around 19:30 hours along the southern end of the city of La Paz witnessed a fixed light in the sky. They thought it was an airplane, but seeing that it was motionless, and would disappear and reappear, they took out the cameras to record the scene and found - to their amazement - that two more lights were moving around the first. They contacted the press to establish the existence of the events and also alerted some neighbors.


[Translation (c) 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Julio González, Realidad OVNI -]

Monday, April 13, 2015

Argentina: Strange Lights over the Islands of Ibicuy

Source: Agencia Digital de Noticias (ADN Entre Ríos)
Date: 04/13/2015

Argentina: Strange Lights over the Islands of Ibicuy

Residents of the Entre Rios delta report that the rural roads of the Ibicuy Islands have again become the scenario for strange flashing lights, making unexpected appearances. "This is the second time it has happened during a trip that I've made from my town in Mazaruca to Ibicuy in the wilderness, at night. Some sort of incandescent lights appear, looking like flashes, lighting everything suddenly and then disappearing," claims a local resident.

A resident of the Mazaruca area of the Ibicuy Islands adds that the lights "will flood your car, like flashes, bursts, that light you up and then vanish."

"I don't think it’s the infamous evil light as many believe, since there are many stories [about them]. They don't harm you, but one is startled by the fact that they're so bright and then vanish, you almost don't get a chance to notice it, as it occurs so quickly, in a matter of seconds." The man withheld is identity in order to provide his eyewitness account.

Meanwhile, the recalled a similar experience some time ago. “I was in the company of a nephew. We were stunned, didn't know what to do about the situation, and we were even somewhat ashamed to tell our relatives, but we did it. Some believed us, others didn't."

However, this man who has his home in the rural area continued to make his usual trip without further hindrances over the years, but notes that on one such occasion: "I faced a similar light again. That scared me, because I was alone. Luckily I was unharmed," he explained. "There are many legends about the origin of these lights. Some say that these are wandering spirits and other things. The fact is that I'm not very clear about what's going on, but I've seen them on two other instances, and no one can deny me that."

Local residents are not surprised by the questions posed by AIM regarding the strange lights that cross the skies or descend toward the vehicles. They say: "Many have seen them and won't say it due to mockery, or a fear of being dismissed as madmen or drunkards," according to a local teacher. "People from the islands spend a lot of time alone, engaging in hunting or fishing, and spend months in the wilderness on certain occasions. The lights appear in this loneliness, cross their paths, or appear suddenly when they're at the river's edge, fishing. It is very hard for others to believe them unless they've seen it with their own eyes."

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos, FAO]

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mexico: Ana Luisa Cid and UFOs at Teotihuacán

Prof. Ana Luisa Cid shares a video with the readers of INEXPLICATA concerning the alleged UFO photographs taken at the world renowned Teotihuacán archaeological site, accompanied by an interview with two workers who claim having seen UFOs over the Pyramid of the Sun. Our readers will recall an article on the pioneering work of the late Pedro Ferriz Santacruz and Christian Siruget on the role played by the Mexican pyramids in the UFO phenomenon. (See “Pyramids and Ancient Astronauts” at

You can watch Prof. Cid’s video at

The following is a quick transcription of the replies to Prof. Cid's questions during the interview with the two archaeological site employees:

Alberto Galicia Hernandez. "In the distance what we've seen are black things around six, six fifteen, as the sun is going down and it gets cloudy, we managed to see an unidentified flying object moving, moving, and suddenly when I called my comrades to come have a look, it was gone. At night, during a late night patrol, I could see lights moving around on top of the pyramid, but these lights that appear to be spinning. These lights were yellow in color, but more like car headlights. Bright enough to hurt you. Well, allegedly strange things are seen here. The sighting of the lights lasted about three minutes, what we were able to see and witness. These things - in the blink of an eye or as soon as you turn around - either turned off or went away. The lights we saw had the shape of a triangle."

Andrés Alfaro Aguilar. "Well, in this area we've seen a tiny silver sphere around noon. It shines in the sun and goes from being static to vanishing very quickly toward the east or the opposite direction, but then it can't be seen. It's in the vicinity of the Pyramid of the Sun [explains the exact location of where the light is seen to land]. There is a place where the solar energy is concentrated. There is a little rod that concentrates all of the solar energy on March 21st for people to benefit from. That part over there was formerly covered in mica, but it was replaced by the little silver rod. The rod is a square located at the center of the pyramid and you have to place your finger on it, and when do so, you feel relaxed. You have to leave your finger on the rod five minutes or so. You can do this any day of the week."

[Transcription (c) 2015 S. Corrales]

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mexico: Airliner on Final Approach Reports UFO

Source: SIPSE
Date: 04.10.2015

Mexico: Airliner on Final Approach Reports UFO
By Jorge Moreno (SIPSE)

MERIDA, Yucatan - Cases involving people traveling in commercial airliners and seeing UFOs in flight are not few. In Yucatan there are at least three such reports: In one of these, a pilot was unable to publicly remark on the event due to his company's strictures, which forbid employees to discuss certain matters on account of privacy and confidentiality.

The pilot remarked that during a flight from Mexico City to Merida, he was about to land at the airport of the Yucatan's capital city when he suddenly saw an unidentified flying object that could not be seen by the control tower's radar. "I could see it physically beside the airplane, a sort of flying saucer, similar to the ones shown on videos or even television. I couldn't believe it, much less that the radar couldn't pick it up. I calculate that it was 300 meters distant, and judging by the size I could see, it had a radius of 10 meters at least," he explained.

He added: "I had already heard other reports from my fellow pilots on other flights, but like many, I wouldn't believe until I saw one. I had also heard cases in which passengers had reported them, but to tell you the truth, we didn't pay them much attention. I reject the likelihood that it could have been a bird or any other ordinary object. The technology they have must be impressive to have been so near me, yet undetectable by the airplane's radar or the control tower's radar. When it took off, it did so at lightspeed and upward. I was quite fortunate to see this. I was moved to tell many people who don't believe in the UFO phenomenon, but the company does not allow it. Several years have gone by and I don't work there anymore, so I can say it openly. Without question, there's another world watching us, as I believe Pedro Ferriz used to say, and we don't want to realize it," he concluded.

Airports and UFOs

Airports in Mexico City and all over the world are among the places where many UFO sightings have occurred. However, air traffic controllers, pilots and other personnel working in these facilities are under orders not to make it known to avoid causing panic among the population.

There are cases that have filtered through, or rather, cases in which civilian personnel have been witnesses. One of these cases occurred a little over a decade ago in the airport located at Kaua (Eastern Yucatan) where residents frequently report strange lights prowling these areas.

At first they thought the lights were part of airport operations, but soon realized this was not the case when they spoke with airport personnel, and upon discovering that these lights in the sky were coming closer and closer to the municipality and made no noise whatsoever despite flying at low altitude.

When witnesses are asked to provide descriptions, they point out that these were metallic objects measuring around two or three meters in circumference, making irregular movements, noiseless, and leaving the area vertically at high speed after circling the town. One eyewitness account that bolsters the residents of Kaua comes from retired pilot Martin Campos Faber, currently living in Cancun, and who notes that he had to make some private trips to Kaua a few years ago.

"Shortly before landing, I saw two strange vehicles, some UFOs, surrounding us. I won't deny that they caused me panic, as I thought the worse about having them so near me. But suddenly, they vanished into nothing. They took off at high speed, approached as if looking for something, or perhaps they made a mistake, and took off immediately. I can't find another explanation for it," he notes.

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

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cryptozoology: Argentina's Nahuelito Comes Up for Air and Planeta UFO
Date: 04.09.15 (event on 20 Feb 2015)

Cryptozoology: Argentina's Nahuelito Comes Up for Air

"It was as large as a person"

Nestor González Villareal submitted the photo taken on 20 February 2015 at 07:45 a.m. in the lagoon located only meters from the Argentinean customs checkpoint at the Cardenal Samoré crossing.

Nestor traveled with his family - all from the city of Coronel Pringles, Province of Buenos Aires. They were in San Martín de los Andes and decided to cross over into Chile. Early in the morning, while waiting for the immigration offices to open their doors, the man remarked that at that very moment: "My wife, her son and his girlfriend got out of the car. I stayed in the car with my wife's daughter. They approached the lagoon and said: "Look! A water skiier." I replied: "That's impossible at this time."

It was Rafael Olmos who took the photo with a Samsung-brand cellphone, explained the tourist to El Cordillerano. Nestor explained that after the photo was taken, "the creature disappeared, and I told my wife's son that he had just taken a photo of Nahuelito."

"You can see that it was traveling with some speed, judging by the edges of the wake it left in the water," adding, "it was really a neck and a head, and what was visible was about the size of a person, some two hundred meters (650 feet) distant.

Nestor said the following regarding the remarks made by readers of the on-line edition. "Without wanting to get into an argument about it, I know what a huala (the Chilean great Grebe, podiceps major- SC) after having seen them in several lakes of the cordillera and this wasn't one. All you see is a cylindrical body that emerges, ending in a head that imitates a cobra about to strike. It also displaces a good amount of water due to its size. If it was the animal in question, the nape of its neck isn't so voluminous and its back would be visible. Regards."

[NOTE: This alleged sighting of the elusive lacustrine cryptid did not occur at Lake Nahuel Huapi proper, but in a lake visible from the Cardinal Samoré checkpoint, possibly Lago Constancia, although the article does not say so. The great Lake Puyuhue is on the Chilean side of the border, suggesting perhaps a connection between the bodies of water in the "lake district", which are numerous. One wonders whether volcanic activity in this part of the Andes has disturbed creatures that may dwell in the lake bottoms, as the eruption of the Puyehue Volcano on June 4, 2011 was strong enough to send clouds of ash as far as Melbourne, Australia -- SC]

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

Paraguay: Woman Claims Having Given Birth to "El Pombero's" Baby

Source: El Norte (Paraguay)Resistencia - Provincia del Chaco (Argentina)
Date: 04.09.2015

[Readers of INEXPLICATA will recall our colleague Andrés Salvador's masterful essay on the cryptozoological wonders of Argentina "Mythical Beings in the Creole Culture of the Argentinean Littoral" ( and the figure of "El Pombero". Today he shares with us a newspaper account of alleged cryptid carnality from the Republic of Paraguay - SC]

Paraguay: Woman Claims Having Given Birth to "El Pombero's" Baby

San Pedro (Paraguay) - It was one of those news items with everything in it. A woman gave birth to a strange creature in Colonia Santa Clara, Liberación District, Department of San Pedro, having been completely unaware of her pregnancy and showing no signs whatsoever. Furthermore, she adds that for over a year now, she has been pursued by a strange black figure - the Pombero itself.

The event caused consternation in the community of Santa Clara. The woman, whose name is Rosalía Suárez, 24, gave birth to the strange creature last Sunday, explaining that she had had a normal menstrual cycle with no signs of pregnancy beyond a sharp pain in her stomach.

For this reason, she asked her sister-in-law Andrea Villanueva to take her somewhere for help. At that moment, however, she went into labor. Both women realized that a strange entity was emerging, causing them great fear, according to poor Rosalía. Andrea said the creature was born alive and lived for some seven hours, during which time it cried in a strange way, similar to the meowing or mewling of a cat.

Rosalía admitted that for over a year she has been pursued by a strange creature she identified as El Pombero. Several times during the night, she would wake up in bed unclothed, recalling that on one instance she had fallen asleep holding on to her young daughter, only to awaken and find the child on another bed, and herself unclothed.

Pablino Villanueva, Rosalía's husband, explained that they were a rather poor family with three young children. He stated that his wife had been pursued by a strange creature for a long time and "she told me on many occasions that it would strip her naked. This Sunday we saw the strange black entity under the eaves of the house and could not see it well due to the darkness, making us suspect that it is El Pombero."

Neighbors and family members gave the newborn creature a Christian burial in the back yard of the property, praying to God for its rest.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Andrés Salvador]

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Mexico: Volcano Webcam Detects Unknown Object

Source: Planeta UFO, and
Date: April 6, 2015 (event on March 31, 2015)

Mexico: Volcano Webcam Detects Unknown Object

The images were disseminated by Webcams de Mexico's Twitter feed with the following remark:

"SkyAlert and Webcams de Mexico picked up a mysterious light on the evening of March 31st, crossing the fumarole generated by the Popocatepetl Volcano barely three minutes after an explosion within the crater of the colossus, which expelled incandescent fragments. The images were disseminated by Webcams de Mexico's Twitter feed, adding the following: Vía @Misletrasporti: Fire in the #Popocatépetl crater and then a mysterious light crosses the smoke. 31/mar/2015
— Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) abril 6, 2015.

The light covers several meters in an apparently horizontal trajectory in only 15 seconds, judging by the images. At the time there is no explanation from any authority regarding the phenomenon captured by the cameras near the volcano's slopes.

[NOTE: The presence of unknown lights near Chile's Villarica Volcano and now Mexico's Popocatepetl should give us food for thought. Are they a sign of an impending mass event along the Ring of Fire? Popocatepetl, which had remained dormant for decades, came to life in 1994 and 1997, with the largest eruption in a thousand years taking place in December 2000. The massive stratovolcano is also known as "Don Goyo" (Mr. Gregory) after the supposed manifestation of a bearded entity that called itself Gregorio Chino Popocatepetl - the volcano's tutelary spirit. Many claim having seen this spirit and the volcano is honored with festivities on the 12th of March, the birthday of St. Gregory the Great. Fittingly enough, similar rituals are held for "Rosita" - the name bestowed upon the Iztaccihuatl volcano - with offerings of lingerie, cosmetics and footwear. Though recent, similar efforts at honoring and appeasing the might of these majestic peaks go back to pre-colonial days -- SC]

Monday, April 06, 2015

Argentina: Astronomer Admits Merlo Object is "a UFO"

Source: and Planeta UFO
Date: 04.04.15

Argentina: Astronomer Admits Merlo Object is "a UFO"

What was seen in the skies over Merlo was a UFO

Last Wednesday afternoon (04.01.15) several local residents witnessed - and some managed to photograph - the sudden movement of a strange object in the sky. Members of the San Luis Planetarium opined on the incident.

Around 19:30 hours on Wednesday, April 1st, residents of the village of Merlo reported seeing the sudden yet highly visible displacement of what was described as a yellowish-white contrail of significant width, descending from the sky. This event, which remains unexplained, was also reported at the same time by inhabitants of the tourist village of Carlos Paz in the province of Cordoba.

The Informerlo digital newspaper consulted with Martín Fernández who works with the Administration of the San Luis Planetarium. He stated: "Literally, this event involves what it technically described as the flight of an unidentified flying object. While some tend to ascribe events of this sort to the presence of vehicles of extraterrestrial origin, the photographs appear to show the astronomical phenomenon known as a bolide, which is the entry of a meteorite into the atmosphere. The fact is that beyond any speculation, no one has hitherto been able to identify the object in question, and that places it in the UFO category."

Similar incidents occurred in the region previously:

The northeast of San Luis and the center-west of Cordoba Province have for many years been locales for similar sightings, to the extent that in April 2011, the planetarium sought to quantify these events through a survey of 500 residents of Merlo and Carpintería,. 37% of those surveyed claimed having seen a phenomenon of this type in the area where the Comechingones Mountains are located. Those who require further information can request it at:

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

Chilean Television Broadcasts Images of Strange Lights Around Volcano

UFO researcher Liliana Núñez Orellana alerted us of a broadcast on the Chilean network TVN's morning show (the Buenos Dias a Todos show) regarding the presence of strange lights near the Villarica volcano. The text accompanying the recording quotes researcher Rodrigo Fuenzalida: "We must adopt a scientific approach to dismiss and analyze the phenomenon. If it repeats itself, it's not a UFO."

Chile: UFO Had Front-Row Seats to the Villarica Eruption

Source: La Cuarta and Planeta UFO
Date: March 6, 2015

Chile: UFO Had Front-Row Seats to the Villarica Eruption

Retired academic from the University of Chile photographed a static sphere over the volcano for one minute and forty-six seconds.

Eduardo Hidalgo was a chair of the department of Kinesiology of the U. of Chile until he retired. He sold his consultancy and relocated to within 20 kilometers to the west of the volcano. At 03:00 yesterday, he woke up to relieve himself at the same time the eruption started. He ran to find a Canon camera that his son had brought him from the U.S. - "I put it on a tripod and started taking pictures that I showed the following day to a German photographer, who was intrigued by a strange dot of light," he explained.

At noon, he transferred the images to his computer and discovered an orange ball he considers to be a UFO, since unlike the material emerging from the crater, the object did not move in the sequence of eight photos taken between 3:04 to 3:05 and 46 seconds, according to the camera's timer.

"I calculate that it was some 1500 meters over the volcano. I believe it's a UFO as it remained motionless."

Meanwhile, ufologist Nicolas Maisterow said that spotting UFOs during natural disasters is a recurrent phenomenon, particularly in seismology and volcanology. "There are theories about volcanos being entrances to subterranean worlds inhabited by intraterrestrial or extraterrestrial beings," said the researcher, who recalled reports from people claiming to "imps" emerging from the ruins of the homes destroyed by the 1939 Chillán earthquake.

To paranormal researcher César Parra, "before any natural catastrophe or disaster, a series of events that border on the paranormal and the ufological can generally be seen."

[Translation (c) 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Liliana Núñez Orellana]

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Argentina: Alleged UFO over Buenos Aires Excites Social Media

Source: Diario Popular and Planeta UFO
Date: 04.04.2015

Argentina: Alleged UFO over Buenos Aires Excites Social Media

A group of kids recording a noctural foray on a cellphone had a surprise. A phenomenon lit up the skies in several districts of Buenos Aires.

On Friday morning (04.03.15) social media reported that a luminous phenomenon crossed the sky. It was seen more clearly from several districts of the city and its suburbs. There were even those who were able to capture the moment, described by some as the transit of a shooting star, or as a meteorite or even a UFO by others.

Children shooting video on a cellphone in Bella Vista were able to capture the moment in which a luminous object flies behind them. The video circulated rapidly through Twitter and some confirmed the fact, like journalist Mariela Fernandez, who tweeted: "I'm in Avellaneda and have just seen something in the sky. Did anyone else see anything? I'm not sure if it was a comet, a meteorite or the beer I'm drinking."

The video is embedded at:

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