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Argentina: Researcher Report on the Salta UFO Search

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 22, 2007

DATE: 01.22.07

ARGENTINA: Researcher Report on the Salta UFO Search
** A Report from Mercedes Casas (Salta, Argentina) ***

Yesterday I paid a visit to the sheriffs' offices of Chicoana, Rosario de la Frontera and Campo Quijano to have a chat with members of the police force. At Chincoana they were aware of the fallen object, but almost next to nothing about the expedition designed to find it. I was told that the expedition fell under the jurisdiction of Rosario and Quijano. In Rosario I was told that they had guided the members of the search team as close to the site as they could, but the rest of the way had to be done on horseback. They had indeed received word that it was a metallic object because a sheen had been detected at the alleged impact area during one of the overflights.

The sheriff wasn't in at the time, but the officer who assisted me told me that was all they knew. They didn't tell me much in Quijano, the last place I visited, which goes to show that the news story wasn't as important for people living in the area.

The only thing that has given me pause - and ought to be taken into consideration - is that one of the police officers, when discussing the subject of the absence of missing airplane reports, asked me to bear in mind that due to drug-trafficking problems in [northern Argentina], it was possible that we could be dealing with a small drug-running aircraft which of course had not filed a flight plan.

In any event, I was advised of the approximate location of Cerro El Manzano, located in Rio Toro ravine, bordering Campo Quijano. It is a ravine surrounded by mountains, traversed by the famous Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds - to those who don't know it, it is a train that leaves the Salta station and heads west to the Puna, reaching the Chilean border. A tourist attraction).

Photos of the area in question will be submitted later.

(translation (c) 2007. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Mercedes Casas)

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