Friday, December 09, 2016

Nicaragua: More UFOs in El Sauce

Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and TN8 (Nicaragua)
Date: 12.09.2016

Article by Milenia Lopez Palacios, TN8 newsroom

Nicaragua: More UFOs in El Sauce?

Residents of El Sauce, León, reported in on social media claiming to have been stunned after seeing a strange light in the sky last night (December 6).

Several Facebook users claimed seeing a bright light crossing the sky very slowly from East to West, and it vanished suddenly after being detected. It is worth mentioning that many people had the chance to see this UFO, as it cruised across the sky for approximately 20 minutes. Onlookers also noted that the unidentified flying object (UFO) was constantly changing colors from silver to red.

One of three photographs of the El Sauce object taken by Hugo Sánchez.

Mrs. Francis Reyes, a resident of this municipality, said: "First, the phenomenon looked like multiple colored lights, and it traveled at a higher speed." Her version of the event dovetails with statements made by others who were astonished by the bright light in the sky.

It should be noted that this is not the first time that such a sighting has been reported by residents of El Sauce, who have no qualms about making such phenomena known.

As an added note, residents of Comunidad Los Limones 2 in El Sauce reported that a UFO had been seen during morning hours on 18 December 2015. They also said the alleged UFO was heading toward Cerro La Horqueta. But in the final analysis, it may be you who has the answer as to whether or not to believe in the so-called UFOs.

(Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO)

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Argentina: An Interview with Ventura Maceiras in 1971?

Argentina: An Interview with Ventura Maceiras in 1971?

Background Information: "On Saturday, December 30, 1972, Ventura Maceiras, the 73-year-old watchman of a property located in the Angel Cabañas Municipal Park of Tres Arroyos, province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was calmly sipping tea one evening when a brilliantly illuminated object appeared out of nowhere in a nearby clearing. He could make out the forms of two beings clearly within the glowing object, and with the rustic courtesy of the gaucho, Maceiras proffered his cup of "mate" – the traditional Argentinean infusion – to the new arrivals. His cat, having just given birth to litter of kittens, ran away from the unnatural light, forsaking her young. Events following the apparition of the alien craft proceeded quickly. Maceiras saw the beings depart in a flash of light, and immediately began to feel ill, with slight vomiting and incontinence. Strange tendrils of fine, thread-like material (a form of Morgellon’s Disease?) streamed from his eyes and his blood cell count dropped precipitously. Researchers were startled to find that fish in an adjacent pond had died of unknown causes. Maceiras's cat returned, displaying patches of burnt fur as if from extreme heat, and would later die mysteriously, along with Maceiras’s dog, who is seldom mentioned in the numerous retellings of the case. But a totally unforeseen event began to transpire: Maceiras began to acquire thoughts foreign to his experience and meager education. He was able to discuss the finer points of history, philosophy, medicine and astronomy with experts come from the capital to see him. To the amazement of his attending physicians, Maceiras was growing a new set of teeth. It should be noted, however, that subsequent investigations called into question the dental development and the alleged improvement to his eyesight."

Our colleagues Guillermo Giménez of Planeta UFO and researcher Carlos Sainz have provided a fascinating document: a news report by Bahia Blanca’s Channel 9 showing an interview allegedly from 1971 by Jose Roman Cachero, a respected TV journalist from with an older man who goes unidentified in the video, but who could well be Ventura Maceiras one year prior to his history-making UFO Experience. If it is indeed Maceiras? Does it suggest that he had an earlier encounter with the unknown?

The video can be seen at
The transcription is from 00:50 minutes to 01:59 minutes of the original. The remainder of the video is a tribute to the Dionisio Llanca abduction case.

Maceiras: It came down from the sky, softly, with a buzzing sound. A strange soft buzzing, very perceptible, and it came down, and it slid its feet, didn't lift them too much, almost dragging them.
Interviewer: So he sat beside you and spoke to you? To show you stuff?
Maceiras: Yes. I offered him a little footstool, but he refused it. He chose a taller stool, and that's when I realized that he had a very long pistol at his side.
Interviewer: what was the man like, physically?
Maceiras: He was taller than me, slightly more elongated face --
Interviewer: Did he have hair?
Maceiras: Yes, yes he had hair.
Interviewer: So a normal being, then.
Maceiras: Yes, his hair looked like silky wood.
Interviewer: What were his eyes like?
Maceiras: Elongated, really slanted. I don't know, I've never seen that sort of person before. I’ve seen that in Turkish women (*) I'd seen it before.
Interviewer: And what language did he speak?
Maceiras: Castilian, a rough sort of Castillian. There were many words I was unable to understand. Out of every twenty words there were a few I found hard.
Interviewer: Did you shake hands?
Maceiras: Yes, he held out his hand when he showed up.
Interviewer: What did it feel like?
Maceiras: Like a sort of "kick"
Interviewer: A hot hand?
Maceiras: No, no - the hand wasn't hot. It was a very smooth hand, very soft, but it gave me a sort of "kick".

(*) It is interesting to note that Antonio Villas Boas made a similar remark during the interviews regarding his sexual experiences aboard an unknown craft. He stated the following during the interview conducted by Dr. Olavo T. Fontes on February 22, 1958 and witnessed by journalist Joao Martins: Her eyes were blue and large, more narrow than round and slanted outward--like the pencil-painted eyes of those girls who fancy themselves Arabian princesses and make their eyes look slanted; that's what they were like. Only it was a completely natural effect, since there was no paint at all involved."

Carlos Sainz had the following to say about this remarkable recording: “[Maceiras] goes unnamed in the video. In fact, the date provided is 1971. In my opinion, this is an oversight of the tape, of the news program itself, considering that their intention was to “recover old file material”. The TV channel is from Bahía Blanca, near Tres Arroyos, where the Maceiras case occurred. If you contrast it with other photos of Maceiras, the image on the tape is practically identical, as well as the way in which he expresses himself. Part of what he is telling the journalist matches what was described in other articles and told to other reporters at the time. Personally, I’m sure it’s him.”

Monday, December 05, 2016

Argentina: Was a UFO Photographed over Jáchal?

Source: PLANETA UFO and Orbita Cero
Date: 12.05.2016

Argentina: Was a UFO Photographed over Jáchal?

** This isn't the first time that Roberto Ruiz has an experience like the one on Thursday, when he went out to photograph a storm. Watch the video**

Photographer Roberto Ruiz from Jáchal (San Juan Province) witnessed a luminous object in the skies over his hometown on Thursday night, when he went out with his colleague Nito Martín to photograph the storm.

Their lenses were aimed at Cerro Los Blanquitos around ten o'clock at night, when a powerful greenish light became visible at the mountain's crest. According the eyewitnesses, the object moved and later vanished behind the summit.

This is not the first time that the photojournalist has had a similar experience. In August 1984, Ruiz alleedly saw a UFO from the window of a plane on which he was flying.


[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez (Planeta UFO) and Luis Emilio Annino (Orbita Cero)]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Argentina: More Curious Humanoid Incidents

Argentina: More Curious Humanoid Incidents
By Scott Corrales (c) 2016

To a generation raised on the ubiquitous image of the "Greys" and their penchant for abductions, cases involving non-human entities of unknown origin (aliens, time travelers, visitors from a parallel universe, a secretive parahuman race that has been on this planet since before our own species appeared, etc.)in previous decades had a distinct flavor of their own. While researching old publications, I came across the October-November 1975 issue of Ovnis - Un Desafio a la Ciencia (UFOs - A Challenge to Science) that was published in Argentina in the mid 1970s, with contributions from some of the luminaries of the time. It was published by Dr. Oscar A. Galíndez with artwork by Jorge Vallejos. Some of the samples shown below bear the signature of "B.O.C.", whom I believe to be Benjamín Galíndez - the publisher's father.

One article, penned by Prof. Oscar A. Uriondo, describes the August 31, 1968 case of Mrs. Susanna Larroude de Salazar, a resident of the UFO-prone city of Bahia Blanca, who at the time was in her kitchen with two small children. The young wife and mother heard someone banging against the door to her house, and upon lifting the shutter that covered the peephole, she was startled to see "a strange, opaque being" outside. She reportedly felt paralyzed as the entity withdrew, emitting a sound reminiscent of "echoing peals of laughter". The entity suddenly disappeared upon reaching the fence that marked the entrance.

On June 24, 1967 Mrs. Dora Egger de Torres was resting beside her husband at one clock in the morning. Her slumber was abruptly interrupted by a loud buzzing sound that hurt her ears. Wehn she turned to look, she was taken aback to see an oval light in the corner of the bedroom. Two human-looking entities were contained within it- one of them was tall, standing about 2 meters, and the other was smaller, no more than 50 or 60 cm in height. Both wore metallic outfits and helmets with clear visors (she said they were "plastic") covering their faces.As in the previous case, the witness was completely paralized and unable to utter a single word. The oval light and its humanoid occupants became gradually smaller as the light faded against the background, a shuttered window. They ultimately vanished.

On June 27 1968 in Cerro de las Rosas, Province of Cordoba, three boys were riding their bicycles when they noticed an oval object hanging over the trees. The object had a structure described by the boys as a "propeller" which spun at considerable speed, issuing white and blue lights. Suspended above the object were two people - a man and a woman - floating in the air. The boys described them as being "extraordinarily tall" and wearing luminous clothing. They took each others hand and descended slowly into the object with the "propeller". They vanished into the machine - if machine it was - without making a sound, or without any door opening to allow their entry.

On March 23, 1973 Roberto Herrera, a twenty-three-year-old engineering student, was on his way to the city of Salta from San Salvador de Jujuy when he witnessed an object described as "two superimposed plates, 5 meters in diameter" landing on the roadside. It was aluminum colored asnd was suspended on ground with what appeared to be struts. The witness suddenly noticed that a manlike entity standing 1.60 meters had emerged from the object (although at no point did he see how this was accomplished - no hatches or doorways were opened). The student was able to retain enough presence of mind to provide a thorough description of the humanoid: it lacked hands, had stubby arms, legs ending in very large, shoeless feet. When Herrera approached, the entity also moved without ever making use of its legs. It then stopped and "was gone", as the onlooker would later tell researchers.

An even stranger case occurred on June 25, 1974. The "El Diario" newspaper from Montevideo, Urugay reported that a security guard at a train station in Tandil, some 350 km from Buenos Aires (and a frequent UFO and cattle mutilation scenario, as Inexplicata readers will be aware) had seen a "short, strange figure with deep-set eyes" and passed out shortly after the experiences. Other witnesess at the station reported that an odd little man had descended from a vehicle so strange they thought it had to be a UFO, as it emitted a very powerful light. The object and its occupant vanished as soon as the light was extinguished. As chance would have, there was a police barracks across from the train depot, and policemen allegedly also saw the small figure, describing it in detail. "A creature with a fixed gaze, wearing a lead-colored helmet and dark goggles, a "Fu Manchu" mustache and a goatee. His arms appeared to stem directly from his body, and the position of the window (at the police barracks) kept us from being able to make out anything below his chest." When asked to explain the entity's sudden disappearance, one of the officers replied, "Well...I don't know. Perhaps he rose into the air." The law enforcement officer further added that newspapers and radio programs were often discussing sightings of 'flying saucers' and 'Martians' ocurring regularly in Tres Arroyos and Bahía Blanca.

Four decades separate us from these events, which were largely anecdotal despite the presence of multiple witnesses and the involvement of the authorities. However, they remain a disquieting reminder of a fascinating period in UFO history.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cuba: Fidel Castro's Government Censored UFO Information

Source: (Spain)
Date: 11/28/2016

Cuba: Fidel Castro's Government Censored UFO Information

[Editor's note: INEXPLICATA has provided information on the fascinating history of the UFO phenomenon in Cuba for many years, showcasing the efforts of researchers such as Orestes Girbau. We would like to take this opportunity to mark the passing of Dr. Virgilio Sánchez-Ocejo, the Cuban-born researcher whose work appeared in MUFON Journal, Flying Saucer Review and other publications. His contributions to making the mysteries of the largest island in the Caribbean are far too numerous to mention in this space.]

CADIZDIRECTO - The UFO Phenomenon has always drawn the attention of those who have consecrated part of the life and time to study its origin and strangeness. There have been UFO sightings all over the world, but perhaps the hardest to follow were those which took place in the Eastern European nations, the ones behind the so-called "Iron Curtain", or in Cuba, due to the secretive nature of its regime.

The recent death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro opens new doors to any UFO information that may have come about on the island. It has been learned that Cuba censored all matters related to the UFO phenomenon for over 37 years.

One of these cases involves the peasant Adolfo Zarate, who was pursued by a "wave" of UFO reports throughout the island of Cuba in October 1995, at which time the Cuban government was forced to admit the existence of UFO documentation in this regard.

This documentation acquires special meaning after Castro's death, particularly on a subject whose censorship was mandated on the island.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales with thanks to Jose Manuel Garcia Bautista]

For any reader interested in the subject of the UFO phenomenon in Cuba:

1959 UFOs Over Matanzas Bay -
Cuba- UFOs, Ufonauts and a Compelling Documentary -
The Cuba Files - An Interview With Orestes Girbau -
Cuba: Aliens in Cuba?
Humanoids in Cuba
Cuba: The Ingenieria Ovni Documentary

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Commotion in Alonso de Alvarado

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and Diario Voces (Perú)
Date: 11.22.2016
An article by Franclin Lavan for Diario Voces

Peru: Alleged UFO Causes Commotion in Alonso de Alvarado

A UFO sighting was a cause for commotion among residents of the Alonso de Alvarado-Roque district, Provicne of Lamas. The object remained visible in the skies over this locality for several minutes, visible to a considerable number of townsfolk who had no idea what they were looking at.

The event took place around 5:30 in the afternoon. At times the object resembled a satellite; at others, it resembled a triangular object that generated a radiant light from within.

The UFO's manifestation became a source of diverse opinions in the community, even causing some citizens to say that the coming of Christ was at hand, while others stated that the object was part of the modern technology used by developed countries to monitor Peruvians.

[Translator's note: the following paragraph is unclear] Following investigations, it is believed to be a satellite called the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which began making its first monitoring tests on the planet Mars [sic], coinciding with information disclosed by the European Space Agency (ESA), saying that the likelihood of such observations will be more forceful and exact in coming days.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Spain: Cáceres Remembers Its UFO Flap (1974-1975)

Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and Diario HOY (Spain)
Date: 20 November 2016
Article by Sergio Lorenzo

Spain: Cáceres Remembers Its UFO Flap (1974-1975)

Yes, I admit it. I was among the 4000 people who took part in the Alerta Ovni Nacional (National UFO Skywatch) in the early hours of 8 April 1990, held at Los Barruecos in Malpartida de Cáceres. I still remember the cold, the frozen people lighting bonfires on the endless hillside. The darkness, the hundreds of parked cars, people with flashlights, the more far-sighted ones having brought blankets and food, the coming and going from food carts that must have run out of snacks, beer and mixed drinks. I remember the enthusiasts looking at the heavens through binoculars and telescopes, awaiting the arrival of visitors from Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter. I still can still feel the pain in the neck from scanning the firmament for so long, seeking flashes of flying saucers among the stars. The National UFO Skywatch was organized by a vibrant association of restless youths from Cáceres that dubbed itself the Centro Extremeño de Investigación Parapsicologica y Ufologica ZENE. One of them told the journalist:

"All has been made ready for their arrival. We have it all figured out. What we want is to avoid panic. It must be clear that They are not coming to start a war, as they are far more civilized than us."

It was the 90s and I have no idea what was going on then., but we had already spent 20 years gathering eyewitness accounts from people who claimed having seen UFOs and even those who claimed having been abducted by them, discussing beings enveloped in light in wonderful terms. Extremadura was one of the regions with the highest number of flying saucer sightings, according to more than one expert, alleging that the craft hid in the bottoms of reservoirs. Iker Jiménez was among the most ardent proponents of extraterrestrial visitation.

Looking for UFO sightings in this province in the Diario HOY news service is curious experience, when one sees the considerable number of people who claimed having run into them.

It was reported in the late 1960s, Florencio Moreno Moreno, a resident of Yuste, had set out on mule back to pick olives at a farm close to the famous Yuste Monastary, when he saw three flying saucers moving without making a sounds. The principal of the Marques de Canales school group, accompanied by his wife, three instructors and an 11-year-old girl, also saw a UFO in Santa Marta de Magasca.

On September 20, 1974 it was reported that an "iron-shaped light" had been reported in La Madrila. A month later, on 28 November, an entire newspaper described how Miguel Luis Lancho, son of the mayor of Malpartida de Cáceres, ran into a UFO at 11 o'clock at night after exchanging farewells with his girlfriend at the Arroyo-Malpartida train station. The girl's entire family and a neighbor also witnessed the saucer. Enrique Holguin, the young woman's father, hopped on his motorcycle and took off to get a better look at the flying saucer, but when it turned toward him, he grew frightened and returned home. The object was described as resembling "una gran mesa camilla" (a small round table used for heaters) projecting a beam of light toward the ground and festooned with lights. "It looked like something that happens in modern discotheques."

Toward the end of 1974, two couples traveling to Madrid from Cáceres by car witnessed a UFO as they left the town of Trujillo; the children riding with them thought it was the Star of the Three Kings.

In May 1975, two students from Cáceres - Juan Jesus Collado Jimenez, 19, a native of Almoharín and Francisco Javier Hernández de Cáceres, 18, from Pinofranqueado, reportedly saw a UFO shaped like "a huge custard, entirely red, burning like an ember."

In August 1975, six children and the family of Antonio Garcia Pablo saw another UFO over Plaza de Italia, described by the children as resembling "a globe of the world split in half" with three antennae protruding from its wider base. It had intermittent white, blue and red lights, coming from La Madrila.

On November 6, 1975, communications officer Victoriano Garcia Marin claimed that he and two police officers had seen a UFO while he worked at the communications office near Caceres, next to the road to Salamanca. A bluish-white object was visible for 38 minutes, and he had the impression that the object was "photographing the terrain with an enormous flash."

In January 1975 it was reported that a customer of the Monaco Bar in Aldea Moret was startled by an enormous red ball in the sky upon leaving the establishment. He went back inside to assure other parishioners, who also witnessed the sight. Further witnesses emerged in the Pinilla district.

So how did the UFO skywatch at Los Barruecos come to an end? At one in the morning, some people clasped hands to form a large circle, concentrating and mentally asking the aliens to land, trying to convince them that those present, some with more than a few drinks in them, had no intentions of harming them. Well after three in the morning, people began to leave when no alien dared to land. The only strange phenomenon I recall witnessing was photographer Salvador Guinea taking out a metal flask from his backpack in the presence of those of us at La Madrila. He'd brought it along thinking there'd be nowhere to drink at Los Barruecos. The hip flask had once been flat, but had become an impressive metal orb, a perfect sphere.

"What in blazes have you put in there?" asked a waiter at La Fontana.
"Gin and Coca-Cola."
"How could you do such a thing, dear boy? Don't you know how weird Coca-Cola is? No one knows what's in it, and it can even take the rust off metal."
I haven't had Coca-Cola since then...the beverage of aliens.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Sergio Lorenzo]