Thursday, January 12, 2017

Perú: Strange Object Recorded Over the Ocuviri District - a UFO?

Source: PLANETA UFO and Diario Correo
Date: January 11, 2017

Perú: Strange Object Recorded Over the Ocuviri District - a UFO?

The images caused some fear among local residents.

A camera employed by a resident of the Ocuviri District, Province of Lampa, Puno (Perú) raised doubts yet again as to whether we are alone in the universe.

The object was taken on the morning of January 1, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m.. The image shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the Puna skies.

The images caused some fear among local residents, who at first thought they were looking at an airplane, but dismissed the hypothesis after seeing it was motionless.

It should be noted that the object appeared a few days after the earthquake that occurred in the district. Some locals noted that these sightings are in some way related to the tremor.


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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Spain: Local Residents Phoned Air Base About “Something Weird in the Sky” (1968)

Source: Planeta UFO and El Norte de Castilla
Date: 01.10.2017
Article by Víctor Vela (Valladolid)

Spain: Local Residents Phoned Air Base About “Something Weird in the Sky” (1968)

The phones at the Villanubla air force base were ringing off the hook that Saturday in 1968. I’ve seen something strange, there’s something weird, it’s not an airplane, the lights are orange, it looks like it’s rising into the sky, it vanished suddenly…it was over in three minutes. There were several witnesses to the phenomenon that disturbed the habitual calm of the heavens over Tierra de Campos at 19:15 hours. The first one to call was a truck driver from Mazariegos. Then four more drivers. Also resident from the vicinity of Villalón and even from Palencia. They claimed having seen something in the sky. That very same evening, at 0:50 hours and due to the persistent phone calls, the base commandant submitted a telegram to the Minister of Air Defense, advising him of the phenomenon that transpired in that corner of Castile. “Nothing to report in the rest of the area,” ended the communiqué.

All these phone calls from residents of Villalón gave rise to an investigation that ended up in an official report: Document Number 681207 on the sighting of strange objects. UFO files, as the High Command dubbed such documents, and they are called such many years later. The Ministry of Defense has just declassified and published 80 official documents making reference to unidentified flying objects over Spain. The one over Villalón is among them, and like most, the case was closed without ever determining exactly what it was that so many people had seen in the sky.

There was something in the sky over Villalón on December 7, 1968. But, what was it? “We lack information that allows us to hazard a guess as to a likely explanation of the phenomenon,” concluded the official report, and that was that. In any event, none of the phone calls had exactly described “the shape or size of the light.” They only stressed that it was “something orange” with a clear ascending movement.

A genuine UFO fever raged in the year 1968. The government investigated up to 21 cases. What is more, the Air Defense Ministry was forced to issue a report that was a front-page item in El Norte de Castilla. “Regarding statements published with certain frequency in the press about sightings of unidentified flying objects in Spanish air space, the Air Defense Ministry asks any witnesses who believe they might be seeing the so-called UFOs, to make it known to the nearest air force authorities or the local authorities. This way, the news can reach the airspace authorities having jurisdiction.” It was December 6, 1968. The flood of calls from Tierra de Campos occurred the next day.

The public notice went on to say: “The Air Defense Ministry has a radar network that is able to detect any object capable of causing echoes in the air space. It has been hitherto attested that the objects believed to be unidentified by the public were weather balloons or airplanes in flight.”

This was a way of curtailing the rise in sightings reported from Soria, Cádiz, Almería, Bilbao or Valencia. The most famous of these took place in Madrid on September 5. The next day’s newspaper proclaimed: “UFO seen over Madrid was not picked up by radar.” The story included eyewitness accounts from dozens of people who claimed having seen a bright spot in the sky “about the size of a 25 peseta coin.” It seems that the strange object was, in fact, a French research balloon (launched from Aire-sur-L’adour), which after being dragged off course, landed between Aspe and Santa Pola (Alicante) on Saturday, December 7.

But saucer fever was raging. “An alarming rise in eyewitnesses,” said El Norte on October 13, 1968. It was already apparent – in spite of the “numerous scientists convinced of their existence” -- that the putative alien invasion was most likely an “error in appraisal.” They could be comets, shooting stares, car headlights reflected against the clouds, an electrostatic burst, meteorites…or the planet Venus, which was remarkably visible in the afternoons between November 1968 and February 1969.

The Air Defense Ministry had to intervene regularly through public statements to correct any possible errors of perception. For example, there was the time when notice was given – on October 30 – of the calibration of a radar station at Robledo de Chavela (Madrid). The operation required a fly-over by an airplane “equipped with a powerful beacon to enable locating the [radar facility] when the tests in question require nocturnal flights.”

Newspapers joined the fashionable UFO craze. In October 1968, El Norte published a story entitled “Los Invasores” (The Invaders) divided into chapters and published on subsequent days. It was authored by Larry Cohen and furnished by the Europa Press news agency. It was a piece of fiction, but it responded to a welcoming climate. Even the [pop group] Los Salvajes released a song that year called “Los platillos volantes” - «Los platillos volantes, los platillos flotantes, los platillos rodantes: todo el mundo los ve» (‘Flying saucers, floating saucers, rolling saucers, everybody sees them’), they sang.

[Translation © 2017 Scott Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chile: Chilean Navy Chopper Records UAP

Source: Planeta UFO, CEFAA and
Date: 01.07.2017

Chile: Chilean Navy Chopper Records UFO

A nine-minute long video shows a strange object whose behavior has been hitherto impossible to explain. The case was studied by an agency affiliated to the DGAC.

The Centro de Estudios de Fenómenos Aéreos Anormales (CEFAA) and agency attached to the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) released a video taken by the Chilean Navy showing what has been catalogued as a FANI (Fenomeno Aereo No Identificado - UAP, in English), also known as a UFO.

The recording was made on 11 November 2015 by an Airbus Cougar AS-532 during a coastal fly-over between Viña del Mar and San Antonio. The item's existence was made known through The Huffington Post.

The helicopter carried the pilot, a Navy captain with many years of flight experience, and a technician testing an infrared camera employed in monitoring and surveillance operations.

The helicopter was flying at some 1,300 meters when at 13:52 hours, the technician became aware of a strange object flying to the left of the object, over the ocean. The pilot also so the object, noting that it appeared to be matching the chopper's speed and altitude. The technician aimed the camera at the object and made a close-up with the infrared to see it more clearly.

Shortly after this, the pilot contacted two radar stations, one near the shore and another in Santiago, to report the presence of an unknown aircraft. Neither station was able to detect the object on radar, while tracking the helicopter clearly. The onboard radar was not able to detect the object either.

The pilot made several attempts at making radio contact with the aircraft, but no reply was received.

Air traffic controllers confirmed that there was no air traffic in the area, neither civilian nor military, and that no aircraft had been cleared to fly in that airspace.

The technician recorded the object for nine minutes and twelve seconds, mainly on infrared. This sensor produced a black and white video in which black, white and grey shades are directly related to temperature. IR detects heat, and the hotter the object being recorded, the darker it appears on the image.

Officials seized the recording when they returned to base. The object, they said, vanished into the clouds.

The Navy immediately submitted the images to CEFAA, the agency that took over the investigation.

This body has military, technical and military committees, none of which have been able to explain the nature of the flying object captured in the recording. The agency, says The Huffington Post, publishes the cases it investigates after its research is complete and acknowledges the existence of a UAP when said conclusion is reached.

The media source quotes General Ricardo Bermudez, CEFAA's director, as saying: "We don't know what it was, be we know what it wasn't."
Bermudez described the witnesses to the incident as "highly trained professionals with many years' experience" who had been unable to explain their sighting.

The Navy pilot submitted a written report describing the object as a "flat, elongated structure" with "two exhaust-like heat sources that did not match the axis of movement." The technician also described the object as having a "semi-oval shape".
CEFAA's report also points out that the technician reported seeing "some sort of gas or high reaction expelled on two occasions.'
This event was recorded on minute 8:00 of the recording, where the ejection of a plume of hot material is left in the object's wake while it travels. The plume later blended into the clouds.

CEFAA indicated in its press release that some foreign analysts suggested the hypothesis that it could be some medium-sized airliner and that the wake given off could be reserve water from within the object, jettisoned by the crew. However, meteorology states that neither the altitude at which the object flew, nor the temperature prevailing at the time, would permit the formation of such a condensation wake.

[Translation (c) 2013 by S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to the respective sources]

Perú: Unidentified Flying Object at Pampa Galeras

Source: Alex Sender (ASTROUFO) and Planeta UFO
Date: January 7, 2017
Blog entry by Alex Sender

Perú: Unidentified Flying Object at Pampa Galeras

This photograph was taken last August (2016) by my friend Victor Velasquez, a respected biologist and anomalies investigator, at Pampa Galeras, a wildlife preserve in the heights of Ayacucho, 4000 meters above sea level, on the road linking the cities of Puquio and Nazca (Ica).

Víctpr was engaged in field work that evening, taking advantage of the location's conditions to take photos of the night sky. He would be greatly surprised later, when reviewing the photos taken that night, becoming aware of the presence of a strange, orange-hued, disk shaped object.

An analysis performed on the original photo file (taken with a Canon EOS 60D) clearly shows a disk-shaped object with a smooth surface, having a flattened base within, and a brightly-glowing core. It should be noted that this part of the Andean Zone bordering Nazca and Puquio has been noted for a number of UFO reports.

[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Alex Sender and Víctor Velásquez]

Friday, January 06, 2017

Puerto Rico: Strange Creature Photographed in Guayama

Source: Facebook
Date: 01/06/2017

Puerto Rico: Strange Creature Photographed in Guayama, Puerto Rico
By José Pérez

This photo was sent to our electronic mailbox without further information. The same was taken on Monday December 25, 2016 at 10:31 p.m., in the Villodas sector of the town of Guayama, Puerto Rico, the same place where in 2013 were reported mysterious mutilations of animals.

In it can be seen what appears to be the dark figure, a hairy creature in front of a drying clothesline. The figure seems to be large.

In the photo above the following comment appears.

"I just saw this at home eating a chicken"

The person, for some reason that we do not know, erased the same a few hours after having published them.

We have no more information about it and prefer to keep the identity of the person anonymous until we can corroborate the veracity of the photo and complement it with the witness's account.

At the moment it continues under the research status.

We want to clarify, that we do not know that it is the figure that is seen in the image, although we have to confess that it is extremely strange and curious we can not affirm that it is one of the anomalous entities that have been reported in countless occasions all around Puerto Rico and around the world.

We compare it to all breeds of dogs registered in the AKC and what you see in the picture does not match any of them. Neither can we identify with any other known animal.

If someone has more information on this subject, please contact me to my Facebook mailbox (JosePerez@Facebook.com_

Also if you want to comment on it, your comments are welcome.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Argentina: Family Claims Seeing UFO at El Chocón

Source: Planeta UFO, ORBITA CERO and www.lmneuqué
Date: 01.04.2017

Argentina: Family Claims Seeing UFO at El Chocón

***Campers see a light that moved and changed shapes***

A family camping at El Chocón on the evening of Saturday, December 31 (2016) claims having seen a UFO floating over the lake. The video they recorded shows a round light that moves and changes shape.

Dario Carrizo, one of the people at the site, said that his wife and a friend recorded a light in the sky for 25 minutes. It moved quickly and changed sizes. They believe it was an unidentified flying object.

"We spent the evening in a rough campground beyond the dam. That's where we saw the light, and it caught our attention, as it was very bright and moved all the time. It was quite striking," Carrizo explained. He further added that the cellphone shows a spinning object, but this detail cannon be made out clearly on YouTube.

He ended by saying that it was a "lovely sight" for the adults, but no so much for the children, who "refused to go to sleep alone."


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Luis Emilio Annino and Pepe Freund]

Friday, December 30, 2016

2004: Hunter Allegedly Shoots "Amphibian Alien"

By Raul Oscar Chaves, CIUFOS-La Pampa

Location: Rural area west of Toay, La Pampa (Argentina)
Witnesses: Two
Date: December 2004

While stalking animals in a hunting preserve, two hunters witnessed a light described as “a full moon” engaging in ascent and descent movements on a hillside, subsequently coming close to the ground. The larger light – orange in color – was static while smaller multicolored lights danced around it.

It is worth noting that at the time of the sighting, there was a moment of confusion, since two “full moons” were suddenly visible: the first being Earth’s satellite and the other the unidentified flying object. It should also be mentioned that smaller lights were seen during the late afternoon, engaged in strange maneuvers.

In the light of this, one of the hunters decided to leave the location, full of fear. He drove off in his pickup truck. The remaining hunter stayed back, accompanied by his powerful .30 caliber rifle with telescopic sight.

In the wee hours of the morning he was stirred from his sleep by noises similar to those of wild boar, coming from the location where they had previously found a dead cow (dead of natural causes) which they employed as bait. A distance of 80 meters separated the cow from the hunter.

Hearing these growls, he focused his telescopic sight on the dead cows’ carcass, startled by the sight of a figure he identified as “an animal”, surprised by its bulk and height. It was then that he decided to take the shot, hearing the characteristic noise of the impact on the body.

At that moment, the entire region became illuminated by a “very powerful light” that produced whirlwinds and dirt devils with a permanent, buzzing sound. Through his rifle’s sight, the hunter was able to see the creature again, noticing that its posterior had a tail “similar to that of an amphibian reptile”.

The hunter chose to wait a prudent amount of time and kept a constant watch on the location. Later on, overcoming his initial fear, and the total silence that predominated, he approached the carcass certain that he had killed the creature he had witnessed through the scope. With astonishment, he saw that the creature he had hit with the high-caliber bullet had vanished and that the cow had been moved 90 degrees from its original position, giving the appearance of having been mutilated. No traces of blood were found in the vicinity, nor tracks or any evidence corrborating the event.

The witness comes from a line of professional hunters living in Santa Rosa, la Pampa, accustomed to the wilderness and spending nights waiting for their prey. The hunter is convinced, in his own words, that “…he had shot an extraterrestrial in disguise.”

NOTE: The charcteristics described above cause us to reflect on the absence of eyewitnesses to the mutilations, the places where said mutilations take place and the circumstances employed. This is where we can see that the UFO phenomenon goes beyond the limits of both reason and our reality.

The electromagnetic spectrum visible to the human eye exists in a wavelength of between 10.6 and 10.7 meters with a frequency between 1014 and 1015 Hz. Above these frequencies, which are lower in wavelength, we find UV, X and Gamma Rays; below these frequencies and with a longer wavelength we have infrared, microwave, shortwave, TV and FM radio waves, AM waves and longwave radio.

There are investigations aimed at an effort to collect and present a variety of manifestations which could take place in a level other than the visible and which could be employed by these intelligences to go unnoticed; some of these have already been recorded.

[Translation (c) 2004 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Raul Oscar Chaves]

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Perú: Father Christmas or a UFO? Mysterious Light Shines Over Several Districts of Lima

Source: PLANETA UFO and Radio Santiago
Date: December 25, 2016

Perú: Father Christmas or a UFO? Mysterious Light Shines Over Several Districts of Lima

At approximately 00:10 hours on Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day - A glow illuminated various districts of Lima and El Callao. This cause great consternation in social media. Facebook and YouTube users recorded videos of this hitherto inexplicable phenomenon.

The images show the manner in which the light appears from one minute to the next in the sky. At the same time, public and domestic lighting ceases to work in part. The aforementioned light has a bluish color and is more like a flash, but scene from various districts of the capital.

No authority has commented on this up to now.

Below: The light as seen from Chorrillos, a district of Lima. "The light was in San Miguel or El Callao," according to Giancarlo Origgi, the author of the photo, who shared it on Twitter.
Phenomena of this sort can be explained in a number of logical ways, but there is also the possibility that it cannot be explained.

1. A likely cause would be a short-circuit in the city's power grid. It has been noted that the power supply was interrupted for a few brief seconds.
2. The presence of a meteorite exploding in the atmosphere above the Peruvian capital. This is also a highly probably hypothesis.
3. Although less likely, it could be something manmade, that is to say some sort of pyrotechnic or explosive device flying at high altitude. Let us remember that fireworks are abundant in the sky on the night of December 24th and the early hours of December 25th.

It is important - before stating that UFOs or aliens are involved - is to consider all logical alternatives. Once these have been exhausted, and when no convincing answers are forthcoming from the authorities, we can then classify this case as unexplained. It cannot be denied that this is strange in plain sight, and it is for this reason that we are writing, analyzing and disclosing this news item.

UPDATES (Source: Diario La República)

José Mesía, a forecaster with Senamhi, reports that the source of the light being an electrical discharge has been discarded. According to satellite images at the time in question, there were only "low clouds and some middle clouds" in the skies over the capital, which do not produce discharges. he also says that when looking at the video uploaded to Facebook, the light appears to come from the surface, rising skyward from it.

After phoning EDELNOR customer service, we were told that they had no information on any blackouts whatsoever during the time period in question. They promised to contact us should there be any information on the occurrence.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Radio Santiago]

Argentina: Air Force Debunks Nearly 40 UFO Sightings

Source: Planeta UFO, TELAM and Diario de Cuyo
Date: 12.26.2016

Argentina: Air Force Debunks Nearly 40 UFO Sightings

Nearly 40 sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) reported in Argentina during 2016 were explained away as some natural phenomenon by those who took the photo or witnessed the event reported, according to a commission of the Argentinean Air Force (FAA).

The Comisión de Estudio de Fenómenos Aeroespaciales (CEFAE) is an agency attached to the Argentinean Air Force. It has operated since 2011 in an office shared by monitors that follow satellites in real time, along with the debris of the Soviet space station Salyut 7, which crashed in the Province of Entre Rios in February 1991.

Ruben Lianza, who is in charge of CEFAE, explained that they provide "an open public service that enables citizens to clarify UFO sightings they may have recorded. “We employ all the tools at our disposal to identify each case as precisely as possible. It isn't that we're looking for alien life in the photographs."

With 40 years' experience in his favor, the specialist explained that "many people manage to take photos when they see something in the heavens that they can't explain, and others notice objects they did not expect to see, seemingly in flight, in photos they've taken. In such cases, many get in touch with us in the hope that we will identify these flying objects."

"There are thousands of other objects having a commonplace origin that cause people to become confused. For that reason, this commission employs the term 'aerospace phenomena' rather than the ill-used acronym UFO."

Lianza pointed out that "at least seven different kinds of explanations can be identified. Some are of an optical nature, being external or internal lens flares, particles or drops on the lens or sensor errors. Others are biological, birds or insects flying across the camera or creating optical illusions by having been taken at very low shutter speeds. There are also astronomical causes, such as the moon in broad daylight, for instance, or a star, planet or even the occasional shooting star, the sun reflecting off communication satellite mirrors, aircraft flying during daytime or nighttime hours or experimental balloons," he added.

For the moment, 40 per cent of the cases present in the report are attributable to biological causes, 37.1 per cent to causes linked to camera effects, while 5.7 per cent corresponds to astronomical causes and 2.9 per cent are attributable to satellites.

The commission makes use of three satellite and astronomical tracking software programs - Orbitron, Satflare and Stellarium - in analyzing cases. These record the exact orbit in real time with the possibility of delayed mode simulation for satellites and heavenly bodies. This allows reproduction of the conditions existing in the skies at the exact time and date at which the phenomenon was reported.

"When people see things at the edge of their visual field, the brain completes the missing information by resorting to the imagination. This can happen to a person with no aeronautical experience as well as to the most experienced pilot. It is for this reason that all the cases we receive must be accompanied perforce by photo, video or material evidence."

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO and Diario de Cuyo]