Our friend Scott Corrales edits the best English language summary of Latin American UFO cases. Here is a sample, the current issue of Inexplicata. This is where the action is!
Friday, August 07, 2009
Argentina: Schoolteachers See, Photograph UFO
Source: www.minutouno.com and Diario Necochea
Date: August 6, 2009
Argentina: Schoolteachers see, photograph UFO
The teachers staid that it was “an orange half-moon that turned into a huge sphere.”
De la Garma, Argentina – Four schoolteachers from Neuquén reported having seen an alleged UFO yesterday as they headed to a school in the De la Garma region.
“We started to see an orange half-moon that turned into a huge sphere, and we took some photos of it with our cellphones,” said María Inés Martos, the principal of the local school, in a radio interview with Radio LU24.
According to Martos, the UFO sighting took place at around 7:30 before it “vanished swiftly into the horizon”.
According to the diariodenecochea.com website, the event occurred as the instructors headed to the De la Garma school. At that time, the stopped at Monte Chueco to look at the inexplicable phenomenon and take pictures of the object.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Grupo G.A.B.I.E and Planeta UFO)
posted by Inexplicata at 4:53 AM
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Peru: UFOs in the Jungle
Source: Planeta UFO and Diario Perú
Date:August 4, 2009
Perú: UFOs in the Jungle
On July 29, 2009 at 11:28 p.m., inn the city of Juanjuí of the San Martín region, a journalist recorded the apparition of a UFO for a total time of 45 minutes with a digital camera. This news became widespread throughout all of the Amazonian media.
Wiler Cumpa, 38, a social commentator, captured the event in images, and is startled by the find.
Juanjuí is located in the southern section of San Martín, a location known as the home of the ruins of Gran Pajatén.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Ivan Ruiz)
posted by Inexplicata at 11:36 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Argentina: Invisible UFO Photographed Over La Pampa
Argentina: “Invisible” UFO Photographed Over La Pampa
On Saturday, June 20, 2009, a team from the Centro de Estudios UFO (CEUFO) consisting of Lili Moronta, Fabian Romano and Quique Mario surveyed an area known as “El Durazno” some 95 kilometers soutwest of the city fo Santa Rosa, in an area where the wilderness and the first ridges that the locals call “cerros” can be found, some 350 meters above sea level.
The survey took place along Route 14 and began shortly after 10:00 at the “La Araña” wilderness. The group took photographs of the area and chatted with local residents about a phenomenon that is not the least bit strange to them. Stories of “lights” and strange vehicles seen even in broad daylight are everyday occurences.
Shortly after noon, when the team ascended “Cerro Cortado”, taking photos with digital cameras of the latest technology, they noticed nothing strange while capturing the landscape in several directions.
At night, upon inspecting the first images, a photo caught their attention (displayed above) and which will be subjected to specialists for analysis. While Fabian Romano inspected the layout of the hill, Quique Mario took a photo in which a strange object can be seen flying under the cloudiness that dominated the region.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Quique Mario, CEUFO and Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)
posted by Inexplicata at 6:37 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The General and The Aliens
The General and the Aliens
By Scott Corrales
(with thanks to Raul Núñez)
A number of books and magazine features have been written, over the years, about the presence of strange non-human “counselors” or “advisors” whose presence has weighed heavily upon some of the most important figures in world history. The exact nature of these shadowy beings has always been a matter of controversy: some have associated them with space aliens, time travelers, envoys from the court of the King of the World in legendary, subterranean Aghartha, tutelary spirits, ascended masters. As these entities never present their credentials, and the gulf of centuries separates us from their activities, these accounts are safely circumscribed to myth and hearsay. These visits, while usually reserved for individuals endowed with political or military power, have sometimes been bestowed upon others, as in the case of the resplendent beings who visited the alchemist Facius Cardan in August, 1491, and who discussed the nature of the universe and the immortality of the soul. These entities, appearing before the befuddled alchemist, were arrayed in gold and purple armor with glittering boots. One of them, the foremost among them, was described as having “the most commanding air...and a face that was dark red in color.”
Might this red-faced elemental have been the “Red Man” who appeared on three separate occasions to Napoleon Bonaparte? And what of the “Grey Man” who aided and abetted the conquests of King Charles XII of Sweden, and the longhaired figure that supposedly showed George Washington the “birth, growth and destiny of the United States?” These unknown parties bestowed crucial information that benefited, or provided encouragement, to these historical figures at critical moment.
Brad Steiger, the master chronicler of the unknown, gives us added insight into the specifics of these meetings in his book Atlantis Rising (NY: Dell, 1973). The headstrong Napoleon was admonished by the “Red Man” to desist from his efforts to conquer Egypt, predicting the expedition’s failure. “True to the Red Man’s predictions,” writes Steiger, “the Egyptian campaign failed. In 1809, after the Battle of Wagram, Napoleon made his headquarters at Schonbrunn, where again he received the mysterious visitor.” The Red Man would grace the Little Corporal with his presence once more, in 1814, when beset by his enemies, the emperor was forced to consider abdication. “It is said that Napoleon beseeched the Red Man for time to complete the execution of certain proposals, but the prophetic messenger gave him only three months to achieve a general peace or it would all be over for him.” The emperor was unable to do this, opting instead for a renewed military option, and was forced to abdicate and withdraw to his first place of exile – the Italian island of Elba.
Our friends at IIEE Chile have recently posted to their blog an article written by one of the forgotten giants of South American paranormal studies – Prof. Francisco Aniceto Lugo, whose essays appeared magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic and whose speculative works, such as Las Cuatro Grandes Catastrofes Cosmicas Mundiales (Mexico: Editorial Orión, 1978) are highly sought by collectors.
Professor Lugo’s article bears the title “Bolivar y los Extraterrestres” (Bolivar and the Extraterrestrials) -- referring to the General Simon Bolivar, who won the independence of five South American countries from Spain – and it issue No. 56 of Revista Kabala, dated June 1981. The article goes on to include General Bolivar among the illustrious personages to have face-to-face encounters with these beings, and we translate his article below with sincere thanks to Raul Nuñez of the IIEE.
Bolivar and the Extraterrestrials
By Francisco Aniceto Lugo
It must seem very strange to our readers to see me state that the Liberator had contact with aliens and received information from them. In saying this, I am basing myself upon the very important historical research of Don Luis Beltrán Reyes, which are rather well documented and therefore worthy of trust. At no point does he suggest that the three strange men that mysteriously interviewed the Liberator were aliens, but the characteristics of these beings, as described, are sufficient for me to sustain, as I do now, that they were in fact aliens without question. During the course of his famous military campaigns, Bolivar would meet with three mysterious men, very strange in their appearance, and whose arrival and departure, or no man knew the means through which this was achieved. According to the description given by Luis Beltrán Reyes, these three men were tall and distinguished in their manner. They wore white uniforms with white dress coats and golden cuffs, with the extraordinary detail that [the uniforms] were emblazoned with golden spikes that gave off a strange luminescence. They also wore Wellington-style boots, but the strangest feature was that their footsteps could not be heard as they walked. Moreover, some witnesses say that they were endowed with magical powers, such as the ability to become invisible whenever they deemed it necessary.
These strange men practically followed the Liberator everywhere and conferred with him, especially when critical situations arose in military situations or great battles, to insure the success of Bolivar's troops. Surely, these interviews were far from being common knowledge among the combatants. They took place in great secrecy and confidence. Nonetheless, the fact that they were taking place filtered down to events frequented by the high command, and these officers began wondering the role being played by these strange people. The intrusion – to give it a name – of these three strange beings, fostered by the Liberator, became more noticeable every day and Bolivar’s staff became increasingly concerned, in the belief that these people were being apprised of the plans of the independence movement, thus jeopardizing its triumph through the alleged disclosure of important secrets. But it could not be further from the truth, since it was these “extraterrestrials” that surely displayed the true progress of events to the Liberator, all the while finding the best way to counteract the military progress of the Royalists and obtain a resounding victory as soon as possible. Of course, the information exchanged between the extraterrestrials and the Liberator was the greatest secret; only a few people were aware of this, and only then indirectly.
Day after day, the presence of these three unknown individuals causes increasing concern among members of Bolivar’s staff and his closest friends, who believed that the affair could have disastrous consequences for the Patriots, to the extent that Santander [Gen. Francisco de Paula Santander, 1792-1840] was moved to address a letter to the Liberator: “There is nothing that grieves me more than to contradict your thoughts, but see, My General, that I’m a sincere and honest man. I further suppose that Your Excellency shall make good use of his new friends, given the power they profess to have. But I repeat, My General, that no one knows them or their true intentions...”
One of Bolivar’s closest friends, Don Pepe Paris, wrote about the matter to a friend in Santa Marta three years after the Liberator’s death: “I believe they were the Liberator’s advisors. On my part, I was glad for it, as you know how much I loved Bolivar and how it pained me to see him surrounded by ingrates and enemies...” This also goes to show that some of the Liberator’s nearest and dearest believed that the three unknown men he met with could have an unfavorable influence on the War of Independence. However, they were never seen to have had any kind of untoward effect on the matters of the great armed encounters of the Revolution.
Before the battle of Carabobo, for example, Bolivar met at Tinaquillo with the three enigmatic characters, and as is well known, this tremendous feat of arms (in which nearly the entire Venezuelan nation took part, young men, teenagers and the elderly, along with women of all ages and even the infirm) was the decisive engagement of the struggle for independence. It can therefore be said that the influence exerted by the three unknown characters was evidently a positive one.
The fact that the golden spikes emblazoned on their uniforms gave off a strange luminescence, the fact that their footsteps could not be heard, the no less important fact that they had certain magical powers, even to become “invisible” when circumstances dictated the need, along with other details, make it clear that these enigmatic beings could have been aliens. On the other hand, General Santander himself confirms this characteristic when he writes in his letters of “the powers they profess to have...” Moreover, Manuelita Sáenz [Bolivar’s influential mistress] remarked about these significant characteristics in later years, after the Liberator’s death, when answering questions put to her by the eminent figures that visited her in Paita.
Not a few great men who have changed the course of History have had the protection of the gods. Bolivar, bent on carrying out the most astonishing adventure of all times, could not be the exception. This thrills us, stimulates us, and tells us at the same time that our people are not alone. We have, without question, aside from the protection afforded to all by Divine Providence, the protection of the gods.
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Professor Lugo ends his article by employing – twice – the suggestive term “the gods” to refer to these elusive presences. In doing so, he hearkens back to the much-too-human gods of antiquity and their penchant for sometimes directing, or meddling, with the course of human events. Arrayed in unsubtle white uniforms with golden facings, emitting light from the rayed emblem on their chests, Simon Bolivar’s secret “war cabinet” could have stumbled out of a contactee chronicle of the 1950s...or Faucius Cardan’s 15th century description of the elemental or angelic beings that visited him. The interest evinced by these entities in human warfare has been picked up by other authors, such as the late Andreas Faber Kaiser, who mentions the manifestations of angelic and/or saintly figures throughout the conquest of the Inca and Aztec empires by the enterprising Spanish conquistadores. These beings sought to terrify the native resistance, assuring them that all efforts at fighting the invaders were fruitless. Strategic matters are also of interest to them, if we believe the legend that the Emperor Constantine, while tracing out the walls of his “New Rome”, said that an invisible being was guiding him in delineating the walls – aided by a spear – on the soft soil of the Bosphorus. The city of Constantinople would stand for a thousand years as the final redoubt of the Roman tradition, and endures today as Istanbul.
Readers with more than just a casual interest in ufology and high strangeness are surely reminded by all this of how “groups of three” appear to be prevalent in non-human manifestations of which we have records in the 20th century: the notorious Men in Black tend to appear in threes, some classic encounters with “ufonauts” in the Fifties and Sixties involved landing parties (for want of a better term) of three beings. Christian researchers have seen in this the possible demonic nature of such presences, which seek to mock the Trinity. But regardless of their origin or activities in the past, the more fitting question would perhaps be: are any contemporary world leaders receiving advice or solace from such shadowy figures, and if so, what outcome might this have for our times? A distressing thought.
posted by Inexplicata at 5:47 AM
Monday, July 27, 2009
HOAX - The Beings of Light at Ongamira
Mr. Valverdi reports that Pablo Dessy sent him the JPG file in September 2008, stating that he was at that location - but not in the photo - and that they had actually seen that manifestation. The photo file was manipulated "in order to remove someone who did not want to be in it."
The image was submitted to Salvatore Carta for analysis. The result? The photo shows nothing aside from two people lit by the sun, overexposing them as they enter the cave. The same condition can be seen on the surface upon which the "beings" are standing.
INEXPLICATA thanks Messrs. Valverdi and Carta for their efforts at setting the record straight.
posted by Inexplicata at 8:57 AM
Mexico: The Xochitepec Fireball - UFO or Meteorite?
Source: El Sol de Cuernavaca
Date: July 26, 2009
Mexico: The Xochitepec Fireball - UFO or Meteorite?
Residents of Xochitepec were treated to the sight of a "ball of fire" over Avenida Aeropuerto in the Miguel Hidalgo section of town. The witnesses fixed their eyes on a brilliant object in the sky for five minutes, before the sighting ended in a lightning-like flash and disappeared.
The unidentified object's presence drew the attention of many: some took out their camcorders, others photographed the "ball of fire" that seemed to fall very slowly from the heavens under clear skies.
Some claimed having heard a buzzing sound, stating unequivocally that it was not an airplane or anything known. Furthermore, its descent was slow and perpendicular. Several minutes into the sighting, people were shocked to see the object fire a bright light, resembling a beam or a bolt of lightning.
After this, the object commenced its slow ascent until it vanished from sight.
Whatever it was, it certainly captivated the locals. Some were astonished and others frightened; there were even those who spoke of the object as "an ill omen" signaling the arrival of plagues and diseases. They do not think that it was a meteorite, as these fall in seconds and are high in the sky -- but this object was at the same height as the clouds, of which there were none at the time.
The spectacle took place at 22:15 hours on Thursday, July 23 2009. The photos taken by a local resident were forwarded to this newsroom and are published here for everyone to draw their own conclusions.
[Note from Prof. Ana Luisa Cid: According to eyewitness accounts, the alleged UFO fired a sort of beam, a situation that has been documented in other sightings, such as the Gabriel Hernandez case in Mexico City and the Bocovna UFO sighting in Chihuahua)
(Translation (c) 2009 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid)
posted by Inexplicata at 8:49 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Colombia: A UFO Over Envigado?
Source: Diario El Colombiano
Colombia: A UFO over Envigado?
The night skies on July 20th were iluminated not only by the pyrotechnics that celebrate the 199th anniversary of Colombia's independence. The clear skies over Envigado made it possible to see what Isabel Christina Fernández believes was a very large object that remained static in the firmament for over half an hour.
At around 10:40 pm, Isable went out to the balcony of her home on Loma del Esmeraldal and was startled to see a distant light of considerable size and a rhomboidal shape. She waited until 11:00 p.m. to see if the object vanished,but it remained visible.
On account of its bright yellow lights and shape, Isabel does not believe that it could have been an airplane. Furthermore, she confirmed that other people had seen it, when she heard several residents of Envigado discussing the sighting on a local radio program on Tuesday.
However, Luis Fernando Velásquez, Air Traffic Control supervisor at the Jose Maria Cordova airport, on nights like this Monday's, when the clear skies enable a view of airplanes crossing our airspace, it is very easy for a person to mistake the lights of one of these objects with an unknown object. "For example, an airliner from Panama
passed over the city of Medellín at that same time on Monday. Its powerful lights could have caused this mistaken perception. Moreover, we had no reports of unidentified flying objects by controllers and pilots."
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)
posted by Inexplicata at 4:07 AM
Argentina: Beings of Light in Ongamira?
Beings of Light in Ongamira?
By Ana Luisa Cid
Ongamira is a valley located 25 kilometers distant from Capilla del Monte, Argentina. It is renowned for its caves and abundant vegetation.
It is also a place of interest to scholars of the paranormal, who claim that "dimensional doorways" exist in the area and that UFOs and luminous beings have been seen there on repeated occasions. And it was precisely here in Ongamira that this photo was taken, sent to me by Pablo Dessy, who says it was given to him by a friend who lives in the region.
In fact, we know very little about this photo. We do not know the date on which it was taken, or the name of the photographer who -- supposedly -- pointed his camera toward the cave and was not aware of the phenomenon at the time.
According to Pablo, a male and female entity are visible.
Technical data: According to the EXIF file, the photo was modified on 23 August 2008 with Photoshop. We do not know if this modification is a sign of digital trickery or if the software in question was employed for other purposes (clipping, enlarging, enhancing, etc.)
For this reason, the question remains open: are there beings of light in Ongamira?
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU)
posted by Inexplicata at 3:43 AM
Monday, July 20, 2009
Argentina: Strange Lights Over Nogoyá
Argentina: Strange Lights Over Nogoyá
Local residents informed Diario Nogoyá of manifestations of strange lights in the sky that moved in different directions. The phenomenon occured last Thursday and happened again on Thursday evening toward Victoria.
These persons, living in a field near the farm (estancia) that was the property of former governor Carlos Contín,claimed seeing lights in the sky traveling from left to right for a while, before ascending and returning in the
opposite direction to their original position. Upon seeing that the phenomenon did not coincide with known sources of light, such as the highway lightings or a nearby silo manufacturing plant, other people were summoned to verify their sightings. The event occurred once more on the following day, on Friday night and in the same direction.
The lights were brighter than stars, and one of them appeared to come closer at one time, shifting colors from white to red, and growing larger. The protagonists stated that the landscape offers better visibility toward the Victoria
area, as it slopes downward and there are no obstacles. As of this moment it is not known if there are ground traces or any abnormalities on the surface, but expectation is great among the locals.
(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Grupo G.A.B.I.E.)