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[Further details of interest have emerged on this case, which only days ago seemed to have been dismissed as a hoax, with its perpetrator – the hapless photographer of a falling red object – placed in irons for "making a false statement". The following information comes from Todo Noticias – SC]
Source: Todo Noticias
Date: 28 September 2011
Argentina: "Falling Pebbles" and Barking Heard At Echeverria
While experts claim that a gas buildup was the cause of the explosion, residents insist that a meteorite or unidentified object was responsible.
A series of episodes prior to the explosion, which left one dead and seven injured in the municipality of Esteban Echeverria, are what lead local residents to believe that the cause of the disaster was either a meteorite or an unidentified flying object (UFO).
Investigators marvel at the insistence of the locals: over 30 witnesses consulted by experts do not believe in the gas leak theory, according to Diario Popular. To experts, the theory of a gas buildup stands as the main theory to account for the explosion.
Luis Burgos, director of Fundacion Argentina de Ovnilogía, told the morning newspaper that residents – still frightened – informed him of the events that occurred prior to the explosion.
Minutes before the tragedy took place, the woman who later died was prompted by the sound of tiny pebbles falling on her rooftop, which made her go outside to take a look. Several families in the neighborhood felt the same thing and said as much in their statements to the police. Another significant fact involves household pets. After midnight, dogs were howling and barking as if disturbed by something.
(Translation (c) 2011, Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)
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