Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Riddle of Teleportation



The Riddle of Teleportation
By Scott Corrales - © 2017 Inexplicata

An interesting news item passed unnoticed among the never-ending news about terrorism, celebrity outrage or virtue-signaling. A Chinese satellite, the Micius, broke the 100 kilometer quantum teleportation record set two years ago.

Micius - launched in 2016 as part of the QUESS program - was designed as an initial step at establishing a "global quantum communication network", sending photons at a distance of 1200 kilometers. A small step for a satellite, a giant leap for a new era in communications.

But the concept of "teleportation" evokes unfortunate memories, such as the haunting 1950's film The Fly and the hideous commingling of scientist and insect. Even Star Trek's transporter room - one of the crown jewels of that beloved franchise - wasn't free of awful moments, such as the transporter accident in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) early on in the feature. Fantasy has taught us that moving objects through space, and sometimes through time, is fraught with peril. Random teleportation is even more frightening: who would want to take a casual step forward on a city street, a country field, or in the safety of a school or office building, only to find themselves transported to a remote jungle, desert or the middle of the ocean? Suddenly appearing in medieval times wouldn't be a picnic, either. In an earlier article on the subject of bizarre relocations in space, we mentioned Isaac Asimov's "Pebble in the Sky", whose protagonist, Joseph Schwartz, suddenly finds himself on a future planet Earth where people are condemned to die at the age of sixty. The retired tailor avoids "stepping over a Raggedy Ann" doll to find himself in an empty field, looking nowhere like his native Chicago.

In more recent times, the U.S. Air Force has commissioned the Teleportation Research Study (AFRL-PR-ED-TR-2003-0034) that includes a very interesting paragraph. "Very early investigations of, and experiments on, p-Teleportation occurred during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many cases that were studied, and the experiments that were performed, were undoubtedly due to fraud, and few experiments have occurred under controlled conditions during that period [...] Psychics Uri Geller (1975) and Ray Stanford (1974) claimed to have been teleported on several occasions. Most claimed instances of human teleportation of the body from one place to another have been unwitnessed. There are also a small number of credible reports of individuals who reported being teleported to/from UFOs during a UFO close encounter, which were scientifically investigated (Vallée, 1988, 1990, 1997). But a larger number of such reports are anecdotal, whereby the witness data tends to be unreliable." It is nonetheless fascinating to look back at some of these early accounts of teleportation.

The Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology gives us the intriguing case of Ofelia Corrales (no relation) and her siblings, who were seen to suddenly vanish from the living room of their early 20th century home in San Jose, Costa Rica only to reappear in the back yard. To their delight, without a scrap of fear, they were returned to the living room in the same manner. The bizarre claims were investigated by law professor Alberto Brenes, who wrote that children had been placed the greenhouse as part of a test. A loud report was heard, and when the living room doors were unlocked, they found the youngsters, whose ages ranged from seven to ten - standing single-file inside, laughing and discussing the experience. When Brenes asked them the manner in which they had been spirited away, the children described feeling a kind of "pressure under their arms" and then finding themselves in the place to which they had been taken. "Spirits" were deemed to be responsible for this activity, and researchers interacted with them.

These were the years of spiritualism and the investigation of forces unseen to humans, conducted earnestly by persons of unimpeachable reputation. Frauds were unmasked, as could be expected, but other cases presented a challenge, such as the 1901 case involving Italy's Pansini family, where the teleportation phenomenon appeared to center around their son Alfredo. The youngster was possessed by "angelic forces" who instilled with mediumistic abilities and the less desirable attribute of being able to vanish suddenly from his home in Ruvo di Puglia, reappearing elsewhere in the town or in adjacent communities - in one instance, the boy found himself aboard a fishing vessel at sea. The case was the subject of research by Dr. Joseph Lapponi, a physician with ties to the Vatican, who included it in his book L'Hypnotisme et le spiritisme, étude médico-critique (Perrin, 1907). Teleportation bedeviled not only poor Alfredo, but his sibling as well. "Very often in a few minutes and in various ways, writes Lapponi, "the boys have found themselves successively at Biscelglie, Giovinazzo, Mariotta, and Terlizzi, from whence they returned to Ruvo either by the help of friends of the family or the public Authorities. One day the two boys were in the Piazza di Ruvo at 1:35 in the afternoon and at 1:45 were at Trani, before the door of the house of one of their uncles, Signor Girolamo Maggiore." The author adds: "It was concluded to useless to fight against the supernatural forces" and the boys were allowed to remain paranormal shuttlecocks, at the mercy of the unknown "angels." (The reader will allow a brief note at this point - the Alfredo Pansini of this disturbing paranormal case is not the Alfredo Panzini who went on to write the screenplay for the 1926 version of The Last Days of Pompeii, and who was a distinguished lexicographer as well).

Spanish researcher Marcelino Requejo looked into a high-strangeness event that took place in Galicia, Spain’s northwestern corner. On May 7, 2007, Juan M.L. and Bernardo D.G. became the protagonists of a bizarre incident in the vicinity of Lugo. The events took place around 15:00 hours as they traveled in their car toward a saw mill located near the city. Apparently they were barely one kilometer from their destination at a location known as Piugos da Pena, and had just left behind a well-known automotive dealership, when the witnesses noticed a dense fog that appeared to emerge from their vehicle.

They pulled over on the shoulder to see what was going on. The smoke vanished. Only seconds after continuing their journey, they realized that they were in a completely different location from the one they had been before.

"We had no idea where we were," said Juan. "We were only meters away from the sawmill and we suddenly found ourselves next to a road sign that read: "Santa Eulalia de Bóveda". So, completely astonished, we decided to continue driving to Santa Eulalia to see if we could get to the saw mill from there."

In the wink of an eye, they had traversed the 6 kilometers that separate the environs of the saw mill and the detour to Santa Eulalia de Bóveda. While they looked for the way back, both men witnessed an odd phenomenon: the Sun appeared to be right in the middle of a gigantic, smoky triangle.

Aside from the notorious “Vidal Case” and its fictional trappings, one of the most interesting teleportation experiences on record is that of Carlos Acevedo and Miguel Angel Moya which occurred in Argentina in 1978. Both men were participating in the first stage of the Rally de America del Sur, an event involving a number of drivers and sponsored by major organizations. Much like the better known Paris-Dakar competition, the rally sought to test the limits of both man and machine by asking drivers to go from the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to Buenos Aires.
By the time Acevedo’s vehicle – a Citroen GS – reached the Andean resort city of Bariloche, he had lost his co-pilot, Hugo Prambs, and replaced him with Miguel Angel Moya. During the last leg of the rally, the drivers stopped for fuel in Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, and much needed coffee. At 2 o’clock in the morning on September 23rd, the race car was on the road again, heading toward Bahía Blanca (notorious in UFO and teleportation chronicles). At around 3 in the morning, Acevedo and Moya had reached the salt flats located to the north of Carmen de Patagones with Acevedo at the wheel.

They were about to enter the pages of the history of the unknown.

An overwhelmingly bright light became visible in the car’s rear view mirror. It was subsequently described as a “dense yellow light” which appeared at first as small dot, yet increased in size at it approached.

The Citroen’s crew was not in the least bit alarmed, thinking the light represented the headlights of one of the other vehicles involved in the rally. Acevedo slowed down and moved over to the shoulder to allow the competitor to “pass”. The light had other intentions.

According to the driver, the passenger compartment was bathed in light, blinding the occupants. Acevedo felt he had lost control of the Citroen, which was now six feet above the ground. In a split second of confusion, the driver thought the vehicle must have hit a bump on the road and become airborne, waiting for the inevitable crash as the car hit the paved road again. But the car kept rising into the air.

In subsequent interviews, the racer would say that it took him a number of seconds to realize he was caught in an abnormal situation, unable to see his dashboard or even the car’s hood on account of the dense yellow light with a “slightly violet cast” to it. Turning to his co-pilot, he was stunned to see that Moya was “no longer there” or had become invisible.
Moya, on his part, would later say that Acevedo looked rigid, with outstretched arms clutching the steering wheel, staring straight ahead. The driver appeared to be screaming, but nothing was coming out. The overpowering yellow fog had them in its clutches, causing enough fear in the co-pilot that Moya thought to bail, reaching for the car door handle. The door appeared to be welded shut as the temperature inside the passenger compartment increased. “Suddenly,” he told interviewers, “the light enveloped everything and I could see nothing whatsoever. I don’t think I could even see my own hands.”

There was a shudder and Acevedo realized the car was on the road surface once more. The light dimmed and normal visibility was restored as the “object” – a cone of yellowish light – departed in a westward direction. Driver and co-pilot exchanged stunned looks, remaining silent. What unknown force had overtaken their car, and what was it after?
Realizing that his first duty was to the car, Acevedo stepped outside to inspect the vehicle before getting back in and resuming the drive. Upon reaching a filling station in the town of Pedro Luro, north of Carmen de Patagones, they had a shocking realization: the distance between these communities was seventy-eight miles (127 km) and the odometer showed they had only covered thirty-two miles (52 km). However, the clock showed that it had taken them a little under two and half hours to cover a journey that should have taken an hour and fifteen minutes. Worse yet: the Citroen’s fuel tank – filled to capacity during their stop in Viedma – was now completely empty.

An article appeared at www.Hoy.com in 2010 featuring corroborating testimony by two other drivers:

“Race car drivers Edmundo Carvajal and German-born Lothar Ranft were the only Ecuadoran team to participate in the Rally Sudamericano held in September 1978.

“Carvajal and Ranft finished the race, which was an accomplishment in itself for an unserviced vehicle. But aside from participating in the race, both shared an experience involving an alleged UFO witnessed by a pair of Chilean drivers. The unusual situation took place in the penultimate lap of the Rally, organized by the Automovil Club de Argentina.

“We were leaving the Comodoro Rivadavia to Bahía Blanca leg,” explains the former tricolor driver, stating that the incident occurred during a normal stage of the competition. “A Citroen vehicle belonging to a Chilean businessman by the surname of Acevedo passed us before a curve, and this was followed by a very long straight segment, typical of the Pampas, some 80 to 100 kilometers long. I never saw him again after the curve. This drew our attention, because the vehicle wasn’t going that fast, to point that we couldn’t even see its lights.”

“In the early morning hours, Carvajal and Ranft reached a filling station. They found Carlos Acevedo standing outside his car; co-pilot Miguel Angel Moya sitting inside, and many people surrounding them.

“When we got there, we asked them what had happened, because we noticed they were extremely nervous. He told us that after the long straight segment, they saw a very bright light come up behind them; they thought it was one of the Mercedes Benz units that were winning the rally. They were about to pull aside to allow them to pass, but the light became more intense and didn’t pass them by – it placed itself above them.”

“The light lifted our car,” Acevedo allegedly told Carvajal.

“The light carried the car through the air for a few seconds, and at the end, they were deposited without a drop of gasoline in their tank near a filling station. Acevedo recovered from the fright, but his co-pilot was pale and in shock.

“Skeptically, Carvajal noted that “it could have been a well-contrived ruse” but three things impressed him: “[Acevedo and Moya] arrived at the filling station nearly an hour and fifteen minutes before we did. This means an average speed of 4000 kilometers per hour. This was confirmed, because they took time to report the case to the local police. Their odometer showed that the vehicle had covered less than 70 kilometers. Add to that the co-pilot’s state of shock. One can make up stories, but it must be very hard to get into such a state on purpose.”

“Once they reached Buenos Aires, the drivers of the Rally Sudamericano received their awards from Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time World Formula One champion. There was a celebration later that evening. “We were in a group of friends talking to Acevedo. A lady approached and jokingly asked why they had made up the story about the UFO. They became annoyed with this person and decided to leave the party. Acevedo said that he was a serious businessman in his country and that discussing his experience could be harmful. But what they had experienced was indeed true.” (INEXPLICATA, March 10, 2010).

Interest in abrupt teleportation was rekindled in 2017 as a result of news stories concerning the “Hermandarias Event” – an incident during which a teenager vanished within his own home, only to reappear miles away at a taxi stand, having contacted his worried relatives from that location.

The incident occurred on Monday, 22 May, around 22:30 hours in the small and pleasant town of Hernandarias, Province of Entre Rios, Argentina. The situation: a family gathered together for dinner. A 13-year-old had been sent to another part of the property to fetch certain items. An adult gave him a hand in opening a door that presented certain difficulties and was in fact stuck, causing the boy to be delayed. The man struggled with the stuck door for two or three minutes, and upon turning around to look, he noticed that the teen was no longer there. Supposing he'd returned to the rest of the family, the man did the same. Confusion reigned: no one had seen the boy.

Concerned, they took to the street as a group to find him, something that took the family less than ten minutes to accomplish when a cellphone rang. It was the teenager, saying he had no idea how he suddenly found himself at a "taxi stand". He described the location. Meanwhile, the police - which had already been alerted - identified the location and went to collect him. The youth did not understand what had happened. All he knows is that he was standing behind he was "blinded by a powerful light" and heard "a snapping noise", finding himself next at the place where he was ultimately found.

Researcher Gustavo Fernández – whose investigative team has been granted exclusive access to the family – describes the main experiencer, identified only as “R.”, as a quiet, introverted fellow who interacts with a limited number of relatives and acquaintances, never leaving his home unless escorted by a family member, hardly the type of fellow who would pull a prank. Fernandez also dismissed suggestions that the experiencer “had run at top speed” from his home to the taxi stand in order to stage the deception.

“No satisfactory theory exists to explain the mechanism of such events,” wrote Stuart Gordon in his compilation The Paranormal-An Illustrated Encyclopedia (London: Headline, 1992). “If indeed it is possible to take apart the billions of constituent atoms in any one body, then somehow transport them, or the information as to their organisation, to a distant point, there to reassemble them exactly in their former arrangement, this is a science unknown…or forgotten.”


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Argentina: Bizarre Sounds in the Sky Over Cipolletti and Neuquén




Source: PLANETA UFO and Clarin.com
https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/misteriosos-ruidos-inquietan-habitantes-cipolletti-neuquen_0_r1t4E1qf-.html
Date: 06.12.2017


Argentina: Bizarre Sounds in the Sky Over Cipolletti and Neuquén

* Loud Howling Sounds Heard in the Early Morning Hours *

Residents of Cipolletti and Neuquén were startled awake this morning when a loud, inexplicable sound could be heard over both cities. The sound appeared to emerge from an elephant's trunk, but clearly these animals native to Africa and India are not readily found in Alto Valle. No one dared offer reasonable explanations about the event. The "trumpet" is a mystery in the locality, one which shall be told to children in later years.

According to media and residents of the province using social media, "abysmal screams or howls that wound up dominating the night" could be heard around 2 o'clock int morning. The testimony of frightened witnesses soon became known.

Someone on Twitter said it was a garbage truck making its rounds of Cipolletti's various neighborhoods. According to this story, the truck must have been experiencing motor difficulties. Another possibility is that its brakes were not properly lubricated and that the "alien-flavored trumpet" made itself heard whenever it stopped.

The problem with this theory is that there are residents of Neuquén Capital and other cities of Alto Valle who also described hearing a similar phenomenon. Videos taken with cellphones are proof that this is not an urban legend.

Last July, area residents were frightened by explosions heard past midday outside General Roca, a city near Allen and Cipolletti. A local mining concern said that the sounds "had no relation to their quarry operations" so the mystery was never solved.

An astronomer from the Neuquén Observatory said days later that the explosions had been caused by a meteorite measuring 12 meters in diameter. This theory did not satisfy those who were disturbed by the noise.

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

{NOTE: Clarin.com includes an eyewitness video taken by a citizen willing to brave the cold night to capture the strange howls on his cellphone. It can be seen (and heard) at "Extraños sonidos en Cipolletti" https://vodgc.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/102/uiconf_id/23448755/entry_id/0_d57l8rbn/embed/dynamic and the howls can be heard faintly at 0:11, 0:26, 0:42, 0:48, 0:58 and 1:13]

Monday, June 05, 2017

Uruguay: Aliens in Northern Uruguay After Blackout?



Source: Planeta UFO and Seguridad Uruguay
Date: June 1, 2017


Uruguay: Aliens in Northern Uruguay After Blackout?

Several lights were seen in the skies over Salto during the massive blackout that affected - and affects - a considerable part of northern Uruguay's territory, according to statements made by residents of Salto, Constitución, Belén, and part of Bella Unión as well as Paysandú.

Strange lights were seen forming the shape of a triangle, holding their position for far longer than a helicopter or aircraft would, adding to this the fact that the lights were considerably bright and were separated from each other by a broad distance, according to eyewitness statements.

The Uruguayan Air Force was the first in Latin America to create a UFO research commission 32 years ago. Several factors must be discounted when confirming an object as a UFO. The Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) created the Comisión Receptora e Investigadora de Denuncias de Objetos Voladores No Identificados (CRIDOVNI), making it the first in Latin America to have an office devoted to investigating this phenomenon. Its creation stemmed from the number of sighting reports received during the 1970s. Currently, with new technologies, the commission receives images and reports such as the one that recently occurred in Durazno.

To learn more about how an unidentified flying object report is handled in Uruguay, El Observador consulted Col. Ariel Sanchez, CRIDOVNI's president, whose agency handles tasks similar to those performed by the legendary "Area 51" in the U.S.A. in a sweeping comparison.

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

Argentina: A New Cattle Mutilation in Concordia



Source: Planeta UFO and VISION OVNI and EL ONCE
Date: 06.01.2017


Argentina: A New Cattle Mutilation in Concordia
By Andrea Perez Simondini with thanks to Sebastian Balbi

El Once.com learned that a cattleman found one of his cows dead and showing signs of a mysterious mutilation. The animal displayed unusual incisions and some parts of the body were missing. The event caused amazement among the residents of Colonia Los Sauces, Department of Concordia. The cows displayed perfect, cauterized incisions on their heads and bodies, with their tongue and salivary glands extracted along with udders, rectum, part of the large intestine and reproductive tract.

The cattleman explained that the grass had become blackened at those sites where parts had been extracted.

Cattleman and owner Gustavo Rocka spoke to El Once.com regarding the experiences on his property, which he had been unable to access for several days due to the recent rains. "We found a dead animal and upon inspection, found it was missing its tongue and jaw, as well as the animal's rear and udders." He added that "all the grass was black around where the parts were removed."

Based on his experience, the livestock rancher noted the animal had been dead since Sunday. Despite the presence of vultures, these birds of prey "would not eat it." Rocka told El Once that his farm is some two thousand meters distant from a local road, thus dismissing the likelihood that other persons could have been involved, adding that "the rains made it impossible to reach the road."

The cattle rancher believes that the events on his field are related to the mysterious mutilations recorded in different areas of the province. "In have seen other cases in Nueva Escocia and in Puerto Yeruá, but I've never seen one so close and so fresh," adding: "We've taken photographs and informed Abigeato (the cattle rustling authorities) of the event."

"The incisions are very precise and I've never seen anything like it. They say it’s a mouse that eats those parts, but I've not seen it, and since there's mud, there are no prints suggesting it could be a mouse or any other animal," stressed the rancher from Colonia Los Sauces in the Department of Concorida, referring to the his cow, found dead with strange incisions. "I still wonder about what happened. I've witnessed other cases and now it was my turn, in my own field. I asked some cousins of mine who live nearby and they saw nothing. Furthermore, it's a clean field and no one could have entered it due to the weather conditions.

The rancher also discussed another mysterious situation surround this Tuesday's discovery. "This animal was in another field of mine, 700 meters distant from where we found it," Rocka informed El Once.com, clearly bemused by the strange event.

[NOTE: Due to the negative response by viewers to photos of mutilated animals, we are only providing a link to the photographs. They can be seen at http://www.elonce.com/secciones/sociedad/508007-misterio-en-un-campo-por-hallazgo-de-una-vaca-con-extranas-mutilaciones.htm]

Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Andrea Perez Simondini

Monday, May 29, 2017

Argentina: Three Out of Four People Have Witnessed UFOs in San Luis




Source: Planeta UFO and MDZ
http://www.mdzol.com/nota/735133-tres-de-cuatro-personas-han-visto-ovnis-en-san-luis/
Date: 05.24.2017


Argentina: Three Out of Four People Have Witnessed UFOs in San Luis

The Province of San Luis is among Argentina's ten "hot-spots" as far as UFO sightings are concerned.

According to a report by ufologists who visited the Comechingones Mountains and adjacent areas during the last days of the April 2017, three out of every four residents have witnessed UFOs in the area.

During an initial telephone survey conducted by San Luis 24 with a sample of 370 respondents, 73% (270 people) claim having seen an anomalous phenomenon at least once.

The remaining 103 believe the event could surely be explained by some kind of natural phenomenon or terrestrial technology they were unable to identify. The 167 remaining responses indicate no hesitation in explaining the anomalous event as a sighting of alien spacecraft in the region.

After the initial stage, experts will devote coming months to the study of photographic and video information provided by local residents. The Province of San Luis is among Argentina's ten "hot-spots", where unidentified phenomena are reported most frequently.

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

Argentina: A Forgotten Enigma - Mystery Enshrouds the 1995 Salta UFO Crash



Source: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno
Date: 05.27.2017
An Article by Daniel Díaz, El Tribuno


Argentina: A Forgotten Enigma - Mystery Enshrouds the 1995 Salta UFO Crash

The event occurred in 1995 in the Serranía Colorada, community of Joaquin V. González. Details were never officially disclosed.

Ufologists still remember one of the most widely known UFO events to have occurred in the country, known as the Argentinean Roswell. It was given that name by its similarities with the 1947 incident in New Mexico, U.S.A.

In the early hours of August 18, 1995, the domestic press reported the collision of an allegedly alien spacecraft in the department of Anta.

At the time, private pilot Antonio Galvagno witnessed a "confusing plot", as he would describe it, which kept the event from ever being solved. He said that he was having lunch on the day that the object fell and heard a loud explosion around 13:50 hours, which caused the entire community of Joaquin V. Gonzalez to shake. His initial sensation was one of fear, he told El Tribuno, thinking it was an earthquake, which cause the province to shake every so often. To his surprise, he took to the streets a few minutes later and saw a large column of smoke that made him think that an airplane or meteorite had crashed. The dense white trail was seen by dozens of local residence.

Curiosity motivated Galvagno to fly over the area in his two-seat aircraft. He concentrated on the area where the crash had apparently occurred, known as Serranía Colorada. The flyer saw a column of smoke which he described as "a cloud of soot with metallic particles. The search turned up nothing new. I found nothing."

Galvagno devoted the next two weeks to finding clues as to what could have happened, but without any positive results. According to his story, he met with a group from the Gendarmería Nacional (national police) who forbid him to continue the search, pursue the investigation or fly over the area.

However, the pilot decided to continue along with a group of locals motivated by curiosity. The news also reached the national television, print and radio media. It was brought up on programs such as the one by Susana Giménez and the late Jorge Guinzburg. Telenoche, Cronica and magazines like Gente dispatched correspondents to the area. There was never any official word as to what occurred and all that remained was a burned area measuring some 500 meters wide by five kilometers long.

The hypothesis by the pilot from Anta is that a craft - regardless of its origin - slid along the path. "Vegetation never grew in the site again and the area was closed off. Gendarmería and the Air Force invoked reasons of national security," Galvagno said. He and many other residents of Anta always believed it had been a UFO.

On November 27, 2009, a considerable part of the Department of Anta was left in the dark after midnight following a blackout which occurred at the same time dozens of witnesses reported seeing a UFO over the city of Joaquin V. Gonzalez.

In that instance, Daniel Barbosa, director of Radio Uno, told El Tribuno "that according to eyewitness accounts, the craft was gigantic, sausage-shaped and fully illuminated."

Citizens stated that the object flew over the power station for some minutes. "We were surprised that people from all over the city coincided in the description. Even stranger is that a blackout occurred."

The event occurred in 1995 at Serranía Colorada in the municipality of Joaquin V. Gonzalez. The details were never officially disclosed. Vegetation never again grew at the location and it remained closed off. The national police and the Argentinean Air Force invoked "reasons of national security."

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez and Daniel Díaz]

NOTE: The Salta UFO crash was one of the first major events covered by INEXPLICATA in its original incarnation (the Samizdat newsletter) at the time. It was reprinted in 2009 at http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2009/11/salta-and-1995-ufo-crash.html and appears in the book Inexplicata: UFOs in Latin America and Spain available at Scribd.com (https://www.scribd.com/document/176266394/INEXPLICATA-UFOs-in-Latin-America-and-Spain). For details on the 2009 Salta UFO flap, please visit http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2009/11/argentina-giant-ufo-causes-commotion-in.html -- Scott Corrales.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Honduras: Drones or Saucers?



Source: Planeta UFO and Tiempo Digital http://tiempo.hn/platillos-voladores-en-valle/
Date: 05.24.17


Honduras: Drones or Saucers?

In recent hours, residents of Valle in southern Honduras claimed seeing objects similar to flying saucers. Commotion gripped the southerners, as this is the first time they have seen such a large object flying over the area. According to local residents, the alleged saucer flew as though "monitoring" the area. The unusual event occurred between 8:00 and 9:00 in the evening in southern Honduras on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Information from Aeronáutica Civil de Honduras suggests that El Salvador has a large drone, which was seen by the southerners.

According to an officer in charge of state safety, Salvadorans pilot the drone with the aim of interdiciting drug traffic in their area. That is to say, our Salvadoran brothers use this drone to provide security to their country.

The drone they use is immense, according to photographs taken. What was seen in Valle is indeed the Salvadoran device.

Some time ago, an unidentified flying object was recorded by residents of the village of Las Planchas in Patuca, Olancho. The alleged UFO alarmed locals, who immediately tried to record the event. The photograph shows an oval object flying among the trees. It is up to the reader to decide whether this is a fraud or a UFO.



Drones are UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles. These are reusable, crewless devices capable of maintaining controlled and sustained flight autonomously. The drone is propelled by an electrical or jet engine. Their design covers a wide range of shapes, sizes, configurations and characteristics. Historically, they emerged as remotely piloted vehicles.

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

Argentina: The Hernandarias Event - UFO Teleportation or Abduction?



Source: Planeta UFO and CN Digital
Date: 05.24.2017


Argentina: The Hernandarias Event - UFO Teleportation or Abduction?
By Gustavo Fernández

Last Monday night, a 13-year-old was somewhere in his home. He suddenly vanished when his father went after him. As hours elapsed, he was found elsewhere, a kilometer and a half away from his house. This paranormal event is currently under investigation.

The incident occurred on Monday, 22 May, around 22:30 hours in the small and pleasant town of Hernandarias, Province of Entre Rios, Argentina. The situation: a family gathered together for dinner. A 13-year-old had been sent to another part of the property to fetch certain elements. An adult gave him a hand in opening a door that presented certain difficulties and was in fact stuck, causing the boy to be delayed. The man struggled with the stuck door for two or three minutes, and upon turning around to look, he noticed that the teen was no longer there. Supposing he'd returned to the rest of the family, the man did the same. Confusion reigned: no one had seen the boy.

Concerned, they took to the street as a group to find him, something that took them less than ten minutes when a cellphone rang. It was the teenager, saying he had no idea how he suddenly found himself at a "taxi stand". He described the location. Meanwhile, the police - which had already been alerted - identified the location and went to collect him. The youth did not understand what had happened. All he knows is that he was standing behind he was "blinded by a powerful light" and heard "a snapping noise", finding himself next at the place where he was ultimately found.



The event occurred over a course of hours. The first theory set in motion by those who believed his story (it is best to say nothing about those who could only proffer insults and verbal aggression toward the family, finding it humorous, without stopping to think about the negative effect it could have) is that it was a "UFO kidnapping", a phenomenon known as "abduction". In our personal chaos, as members of the local organizations known as the Instituto Planificador de ENcuentros Cercanos (IPEC) and Club del OVNI, we took measures aimed at gathering more information and investigating the case. At this very moment, our correspondent Emanuel Giudice is gathering elements aimed at interviewing the family in an earnest and respectful manner, as they are averse to becoming immersed in scandal. We also know that the teenager's father wanted to say nothing about the events, but the fact that the boy was taken for questioning by either police authorities or medical personal, has already leaked out.

We know the youth is terrified by the event.

This then is the description of the facts - accepting its likelihood, ratified by Diego Wasinger, the local police chief - allows us to suppose the existence of another phenomenon, a parapsychological one with considerable background: teleportation. This is the name given to a spectacular but documented phenomenon consisting in the dematerialization of a person from a given location and their reappearance at another. Why speculate about an intervention by alien craft? This would be so if the protagonist had described having been taken into a spacecraft, or if other witnesses had seen this. But here, the youth only sees "a light" and this does not suffice to tag it as a UFO.

In fact, as I often say: we say a shining light behaving abnormally in the sky and we say: "Oh! a UFO!". We see a bright light behaving strangely at a graveyard and we say: "Oh! It's a ghost!". The only certainty in both cases is that we have seen a light behaving oddly. The "explanation" is simply our own speculation.

In this case, the youth saw a light. I repeat: The youth claims having seen a light, not the adult who accompanied him. Had there been a "craft" in the area, the light would have been seen by both. But no. This claim is made only by the protagonist of the incident.

What is teleportation? How does it come about? There are two theories. One of them invokes the customary time-space anomalies of the universe that surrounds and states that "vortexes" or "portals" open at random through which a person may inadvertently step through, appearing elsewhere...or elsewhen. History is full of examples. People entering a "fairy ring" in the forest and return to their village only to find thirty or forty years have elapsed. Drivers entering a "cloud bank" only to reappear in another country. We have a wealth of examples.

In this event, the expert report concluded that the teen is in perfect health. In abduction incidents - with very few exceptions, there are signs of physical intrusion: puncture marks, bruises, dilation of the body's natural orifices. Furthermore, we know nothing about the time elapsed between disappearance and appearance, but this is argument is not enough to suppose an abduction.

To the extent that our correspondent in Hernandaria's efforts yield results (I fear that the family's true stress will begin now, and our recommendation is to allow the case to "cool off" for a while, perhaps leaving the community for a few weeks if possible) we propose the following steps: hypnotic regression on the subject. In he describes an abduction experience in this state, we must then reassess our opinion. Until then, we strongly suspect the extemporaneous and involuntary occurrence of a teleportation.

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mexico: Ground Traces Left By Unknown Lights, Cerro del Quinceo, Mexico (1997)




Mexico: Ground Traces Left By Unknown Lights, Cerro del Quinceo, Mexico (1997)


Claudio Mora of La Esfera Azul writes: "Back in 1997 there was a wave of unknown lights in the sky in the general vicinity of Cerro del Quinceo, Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Some reports suggested that these lights had landed. We had the opportunity to visit the area in person several years later and were able to find the exact spot where ground traces of unknown origin could be located."

At minute 6:39 in the video, the speaker points out that 'between six and seven impressions' are to be found where grass will not grow, having roughly the same shape (discarded plastic bottles are removed to give a better view). "What is most striking is the circular shape of these impressions," going on to note that the surrounding grass is completely dry.

The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ33bU2OAFM.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Argentina: A UFO Abduction in Hernandarias?



Source: ICOU and Luis Burgos
Date: 05.23.2017


Argentina: A UFO Abduction in Hernandarias?
By Luis Burgos, FAO-ICOU (Argentine UFO Foundation - United Field Researchers)

Hernandarias is a community in Entre Rios located some 75 kilometers in a straight line to the north of the provincial capital, the lovely city of Paraná. It is not an area known for frequent UFO reports, but on the evening of Monday, 22 May 2017, shortly after 21:00 hours, a relevant incident occurred that merits objective investigation, taking several factors into account:

A 13-year-old boy MAY have been the victim of a UFO abduction for several minutes. The boy had left his home to pick up some things and headed toward another dwelling some 50 meters away. Several minutes later, a 25-year-old relative noticed there was a problem with the door of this structure and went out to assist him. Thus, while trying to solve the problem, the young man, standing a scant three meters from his relative, heard a noise followed by a bright light and remembers nothing more. He "reappeared" several blocks distant at a taxi stand, looking confused and stunned.

At this point, the person closest to him thought he must have returned home, as he could not see him. The astonishment of the rest of the family is readily imaginable when they noticed the boy was no longer there, neither inside nor outside his home. A search began. They tried to contact him by cellphone to no avail. Ten minutes later, they managed to reach him [by phone] and learned of his whereabouts. Relatives went to collect him and take him to a hospital, where he was subjected to blood and urine analyses, after which he was found to be in fit condition, that is to say, not presenting any anomalous symptoms. The local police became involved through Commissioner Diego Wasinger and the corresponding sealed proceedings commenced.

During the early hours of the morning, Marcelo Martinich got in touch with me to apprise me of the situation, and we hammered out the following steps together. First, I contacted Commissioner Wasinger, who kindly answered the questions posed to him. The official, who had just returned from the teenager's place of residence, said the young witness is being "contained" by his relatives, that he knows where he is in time and space, and that he did not make any statements to the press. He considers the boy to be a normal person. The matter of his having been "teleported" is another matter entirely. It is interesting to note that we have a 10 minute window as the young boy's disappearance period, a stretch of time one could consider very brief when dealing with abductions, although not impossible. Moreover, Wasinger confirmed that the cellphone had been confiscated and that the taxi stand where the boy was found is a kilometer away from the dwelling. Finally, he added that the relative heard no noises and did not see the brightness perceived by the main witness. We would like to thank the commissioner for having answered our questions, and among other things, he was startled to learn about the famous case involving policeman Sergio Pucheta, who was abducted in Dorila, La Pampa, many years ago (see Inexplicata: The Argentinean Police Officer Tells His Story at http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2006/03/argentina-argentinean-police-officer.html).

Obviously, this bizarre incident has just started and it is all a matter of time. This is a complicated case that could have all manner of pathways. Research is ongoing.

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Luis Burgos)