ALIENS SEEN AT TWO TOWNS IN ARGENTINA
Two aliens have been sighted in Argentina, the latest twist in the unprecedented UFO flap in that South American country.
The first sighting took place Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in Adela Maria, 90 kilometers (54 miles) from Rio Cuarto in Cordoba province.
That evening, Pedro and Estela Moine "decided to go to the business district of the town," which has a population of 7,000 and "is located in a predominantly agricultural and livestock region." Crossing the railroad tracks, they entered "the barrio Norte (neighborhood) as it is known to all residents of the locality, and then crossed the old railroad yard through pedestrian pathways that link both sections of Adela Maria."
"The time was nearly 9 p.m. when" Pedro and Estela "went through the area, suddenly becoming aware of 'a strange and incomprehensible conversation between many voices.'"
"Startled by this, they stopped walking. They moved a few meters more and heard 'voices' again, which sounded like 'strange O words.'"
"Pedro looked toward the (grain) silos and was able to see 'something' he qualified as 'a humanoid' but lacking upper and lower extremities (arms and legs--J.T.)."
"Despite the pleas of his wife Estela, Pedro ran several meters toward a main alley, being able to make out, 45 meters (150 feet) to the west and in profile, the 'entity' which, acting surprised, avoided an encounter and moved again to the north."
"However, what filled the witnesses with amazement was that the creature did so 'as though flying or floating' without touching the buildings as it passed."
"Filled with excitement, Pedro and Estela ran after it. Then Pedro saw that 'the entity' appeared to be 'hiding' behind the control room of a truck scale. Pedro ran toward it and was again startled to see the apparition rising like a plane taking off, flying at an altitude of 5 meters (17 feet) and disappearing behind a large metal shed."
The alien "appeared to be a body covered from head to toe in a kind of mantle, which he (Pedro) described as 'though it was a hat but covered by some kind of long raincoat.'"
On Sunday, July 14, 2002, Pedro and Estela Moine were interviewed by a team of Argentinian ufologists, which included Francisco Dominguez, Natalia Urista, Lucio Fernandez and Mario Luis Bracamonte.
The second alien encounter took place on Sunday, July 14, 2002 in the city of La Pampa, in the barrio Villa Elisa (neighborhood).
"A young woman fainted yesterday (Monday, July 15, 2002) from nervous shock after having an alleged close encounter with 'some sort of green dwarf' that appeared before her at 11:30 p.m. two nights ago as she walked--enveloped in darkness--along the Calle Misioneros Salesianos (street) only meters away from the Calle Raul B. Diaz (street) in barrio Villa Elisa."
"According to La Pampa municipal police of the Second District, "the protagonist's identity and that of the three women who attended her until the ambulance arrived, is not in our files. 'We do know that at 11:30 p.m. that night a request for help was received from the corner of Raul B. Diaz and Salesianos, and a squad car headed towards that location.' When personnel (officers) reached the scene, the women were not there; in any event, the duty officer established that one of these persons saw some sort of green dwarf that looked at her pointedly."
The newspaper El Diario de La Pampa "was able to find out from medical sources that the woman was treated by personnel from an EMS ambulance under the direction of Dr. Brum, 'who revived the protagonist and helped her out of her state of nervous shock.'" (See El Diario de La Pampa for July 16, 2002, "Woman sees green dwarf and faints." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Gloria Coluchi y Mario Luis Bracamonte para esas noticias.)
UFO SIGHTINGS REPORTED ALL OVER ARGENTINA
"In the past two weeks, 'strange lights' were seen in various locales in the center of" Argentina's "Entre Rios province. Residents of Sola, Rosario del Tala and Mansilla were witness to the low-altitude maneuvers of objects they were unable to identify."
"Last Saturday (July 6, 2002) a resident of Parana filmed 15 lights which spun around in circles for 10 minutes. His home video was seen by some news media as proof of the strange phenomenon."
"The strangest case involved police officers in two squad cars who were at a truck stop at the crossroads of Routes 39 and 6. The officers, according to" the newspaper Uno de Parana, "saw how a powerful light made maneuvers in the night skies on Monday, July 1 (2002). It approached the squad cars, producing 'sparks similar to those of a photographer's flash'--a colorful spectacle full of 'admirable' color bursts."
"At a given moment, the light pulled back and the vehicles stopped operating. The engine wouldn't turn over and the lights were off. Half an hour later, when the strange luminosity had vanished completely, the police siren turned on 'all of a sudden' and the engines responded to the ignition."
"The five occupants from both Renault 19 vehicles, one from Rosario del Tala and the other from the Gobernador Sola Sheriff's Office could find no possible explanation for what they saw. When the object came excessively close to their vehicles, the law enforcement personnel reached for their sidearms, but it seems that the strange light was not impressed, since it continued to fly close to the squad cars, withdrawing in its own good time."
Elsewhere in Argentina, "residents of the 25 de Mayo rural area and police personnel of the Gobernador Ugarte cuartel (barracks) claim having seen a powerful white light suspended in space for several minutes before taking off swiftly toward the west."
"Three townspeople and three officers of the Gobernador Ugarte police witnessed something strange over a farmhouse--something that irradiated a very powerful white light from its lower section, making it difficult to see what was above the light."
"The strange light was seen by Jose Benavides and his wife, Rosa Gutierrez, as well as by Manuel Gonzalez, who decided to report the event to the police. It was there that only a few minutes later, the department's squad car, driven by Senior Officer Rafael Aragones, who was assisted by two other officers, visited the field and attested to the truth of the call, since the strange light was indeed there."
"The field where the light was seen was located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the city center (of Gobernador Ugarte--J.T.) in 25 de Mayo." (See the Argentinian newspapers Paralelo of July 13, 2002, "UFOs on the prowl in Entre Rios;" Diario Uno de Parana for July 10, 2002; and La Manana for July 16, 2002, "Townspeople claim having seen a UFO in Gobernador Ugarte." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Gloria Coluchi y Alicia Rossi para eso articulos de diario.)
MUTILATIONS CONTINUE TO SWEEP THROUGH ARGENTINA
Another cattle mutilation took place in Argentina's Cordoba province last week.
"The cow, sporting non-traditional injuries, was found in a pasture field of the Boulevard 17 extension. It was mutilated, and this time the cattle rustlers were not to blame. The government drafted an official report blaming the shy red-muzzled mouse. By comparison, popular opinion suggests the Chupacabras or little green men."
"Whether it is one thing or another, a rancher from Colon had the fright of his life. His name is Forti, and he lives in a development of 150 dwellings. The pasture field is located between Colon and Wheelwright, and there it was that the man found a bovine with strange mutilations...precise cuts on the chest, the tongue extracted with admirable precision and the absence of genitalia."
"The rancher summoned an expert and was further astonished by the find, because nothing similar had ever happened before. This cow can be added to the mutilated animals found at Hughes, Wheelwright and Villa Constitucion" in recent weeks.
In Buenos Aires province, "A calf was found with incisions identical to those cases which had already become known. What is strange about the find is that the calf is the property of Antonio Fernandez and was found dead and mutilated on a farm adjacent to his own. The owner believes that the animal fled to the neighboring property because it became frightened by something."
The calf was found in Salliquelo, the site of the first mutilation back in April, and "is the first case reported in which the animal was in an area of easy access, closer to population centers and to any possible witnesses."
"Yesterday morning (Thursday, July 18, 2002) livestock producer Luis Fernandez visited the Colonia Yatai police barracks to report cases similar to those which have been occurring with increasing frequency in our province."
The newspaper El Comercial interviewed "Senior Officer Adolfo Salvador Valdez, who recounted what transpired at the property of Luis Fernandez who at 11 a.m. 'reported the mysterious deaths of seven animals, identical to those reported in the media in different parts of the country (Argentina).'"
Visiting the crime scene were Dr. Ariel Llamas, director of the SENASA (Spanish acronym for National Health and Agroalimentary Quality Service--J.T.) office at Mision Laisi, and his aide, plus provincial medical examiner Dr. Alcides Serochi and another physician.
"With the arrival of the sheriff in charge of the operation, they headed toward the field 5 kilometers (3 miles) distant from the police post along a rural road and 60 kilometers (36 miles) from the city of Formosa."
When the team reached the ranch, Fernandez's employees "displayed all of the parts of the calf, and the looks of astonishment on the faces of the persons in charge of conducting the research were evident. The same form of cauterization on the sides of the animal's mouth, perfect incisions and no bleeding, the absence of an eye--it was all remarkable once again, due to the high skill with which 'the Chupacabra' had done its work."
"A tenant farmer remarked, 'You can see that this critter knows a lot about cows.'"
Dr. Ariel Llamas "explained that (the calf) showed the same conditions he had found not long ago at Laishi: cauterization of the wounds, absence of an eye and the tongue, as if the latter had been extracted from the animal's mouth through the underside of the mouth bone, with extra care and precision."
"Five of the (cows) mutilated during the course of the week belong to Roberto Rafael Rango and the remainder to Luis Fernandez. After performing several studies, it was noted that the animal's hide presented a total lack of coloration, almost bordering on the transparent."
In addition, "the animal's flesh was brought to the central area of the ranch 'to feed the dogs with,' and it was an astonishment to see that not even the dogs, who are used to eating 'anything they can get,' would partake of the meal. It was also remarkable how swiftly (the meat) turned black and 'not even the flies' came close to it.'"
"The explanation was not even remotely offered by the SENASA technicians present, not did they offer details about the event."
Finally, "a calf was found mutilated in the town of Bragado," in Buenos Aires province, "and the subject was discussed by local residents. The event was confirmed yesterday (Tuesday, July 16, 2002) and it took place on a ranch in the Rauch Viejo district, more precisely at the Estancia Maria Magdalena, owned by the Vacarezza family."
"The calf was found by Oscar Latorre, who explained that the animal died 15 days ago (Monday, July 1, 2002), apparently intoxicated (poisoned--J.T.) 'The animal died constipated,' he remarked."
"He stated that he was able to see the animal with signs of mutilation on Monday morning (July 15, 2002) and he has no doubt 'that it could be a rodent, given the tracks I found.'"
"'What is extraordinary about this case is the fact that the animal had been dead for 15 days yet does not present any signs of decomposition and had not been devoured by vultures and foxes, who are frequently seen around the area,' said Latorre."
"The animal (calf) was missing its tongue, eyes, ears and had perforations in the anal area." (See the Argentinian newspapers Semanario Colon for July 12, 2002, "Colon joins the mutilated cow club;" Salliquelo Online for July 14, 2002, "New animal mutilation in Salliquelo;" El Comercial for July 19, 2002, "Cattle mutilations continue;" and La Voz de Bragado for July 17, 2002, "A mutilated calf found in Bragado." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Alicia Rossi and Gloria Coluchi por esos articulos de diario.)
(Editor's Comment: It's not just Argentina, readers. The current UFO-and-mutilations flap is spreading all over South America. Read on.)
TWO SHEEP FOUND MUTILATED NEAR SALTO, URUGUAY
"Two dead sheep were found on the property of Walter Antonio Remedi, located at Colonia Gestido," in the department (state) of Salto in Uruguay, a small nation on the eastern border of Argentina. "The man found a dead sheep with mutilations on its head as he surveyed his fields."
"The animal found by Remedi was missing an ear, an eye, the tongue and all of the flesh on the left side of its face. A swath of black wool and a lump of flesh were found at its side."
"Five hundred meters (1,750 feet) away, a second dead sheep was found with similar injuries to the head area, but it had already been attacked by dogs or other animals."
"As with other animals which have turned up dead in other parts of the country (Uruguay), this case includes sheep and not cows. There were no signs of spilled blood." (See the newspaper El Argentino of Entre Rios province for July 14, 2002, "Dead sheep with head mutilations at Salto." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Alicia Rossi para eso articulo de diario.)
(Editor's Note: For more on the current mutilation flap in Uruguay, see UFO Roundup, volume 7, number 27 for July 2, 2002, "Cattle mutilations spread in Uruguay," page 1.)
LUMINOUS UFO HOVERS OVER VILLARICA IN CHILE
"Around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night (July 10, 2002), dozens of families in Villarica," a small city in Chile's La Araucania region, "were watching TV or listening to the friendly noise of their local radio station, which mixed with the soft sound of the rain falling in the darkness."
"But the tranquility was suddenly and unexpectedly altered by the appearance of an unidentified flying object (UFO), which lit up the winter night."
(Editor's Note: July is the middle of winter in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Australia, South Africa and the other countries in the southern hemisphere.)
"In spite of the fact that the clouds obstructed a clear view of the object, it was seen from several parts of the lake region by hundreds of people, and yesterday (Thursday, July 11, 2002) the incredible phenomenon was being discussed in all corners of the city."
"On Wednesday night (July 10, 2002), in the control booth of Radio Adumanque, Patricio Castillo, 28, was choosing music selections for hundreds of listeners while the rain continued outside. When the clock reached 9:15 p.m., the (radio) station's phones began to ring. The radio controller raised a headphone and heard the voice of his co-worker, Pilar Castillo, asking him to look out the window because there was a very strange object in the sky."
"Patricio hung up and opened one of the windows, leaned out and saw the strange object in the dark and rainy winter night."
"'I looked out and I saw a luminous object with three red lights on one of its sides. It was still for a few seconds and then made a very swift movement. I stopped looking at it for a few seconds because I ran in to play a song and, when I returned, it was gone,'" Patricio said.
Patricio "had been working for nine years in radio and had never had a similar experience. 'I used to not believe in those things, but my opinion changed after this,'" he added.
"Pilar Castillo, host of the Morning Chat with Pili show, stated that after 9 p.m. she had left a meeting when she realized that there was something strange in the sky. Some of the persons with her were astounded as the luminous object vanished suddenly."
"'It was like it was a shooting star that changed colors as it went away. It came from the direction of Nancul to Villarica. It was red for some minutes and then it turned violet,'" Pilar reported.
"Alberto Sandoval, 47, host of the Global Mexico show, who had spent 28 years in radio, confirmed that he had indeed managed to film the UFO. 'A neighbor called me and told me to go outside with my camera to film a strange object. I took out my videocamera and, between the raindrops, managed to obtain some images, which have a duration of about five seconds.'" (See the Chilean newspaper El Diario Austral de Araucania for July 12, 2002, "UFO causes sensation throughout Villarica." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi para eso articulo de diario.)
(Editor's Comment: South America is not alone in reporting UFO sightings. Last week, UFO Roundup received sightings stories from all over planet Earth. Keep reading--there's more to come.)
DAYLIGHT DISC SPOTTED NEAR PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
On Sunday, June 30, 2002, at 4 p.m., Chris Barkhuizen was in his hometown of Centurian, a suburb of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, when he spotted a strange glimmer in the bright blue northern sky.
"A silver disk approached from a northerly direction at a very high speed," Chris reported, "Every now and then, it seemed to have a short dart off in a side movement, still continuing in a straight line, moving from north to south. The most amazing part is that there was no sound at all."
"The object was a silver colour, disk-like shape. At 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), it maintained a continued speed all the time at about five times faster than a jumbo jet. (That is, an estimated speed of 3,200 kilometers per hour or 2,000 miles per hour--J.T.)" (Email Form Report)
LUMINOUS UFO SIGHTED IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA
On Friday, July 19, 2002, at 8:03 p.m., David Hassen was at home in Howard Springs, near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, when he spotted "a bright light" approaching from the east.
"I was outside the front of my house, and I was looking at this real big star," David reported, "To the right of the star I saw a bright light that blinked twice, then moved about 100 metres (330 feet) over a one-second delay, then blinked twice again. Then it moved once more and blinked twice."
"After I could not see it any more, I started to go (west) back to my house, and then I saw a huge red-orange shape that looked like a triangle. It zoomed across the skies. About the height (altitude) of an incoming plane. Its speed was faster than a shooting star." (Email Form Report)
FAST FLYBY IN THE AEGEAN
On Friday, July 5, 2002, at 11 p.m., two guests stepped out onto the terrace at the Hotel Kalithea Mare on Rhodos (Rhodes), a small island in the Aegean Sea southeast of Greece. One spied a reddish glow on the sea's horizon and pointed.
As they watched, "a brilliant red light" lit up the night sky. "The object was two kilometers (1.2 miles) away," the witnesses reported, "Its motion was very fast. We both had the object in sight for ten seconds." (Many thanks to Stefan Duncan of AUFON for forwarding this report.)
ANOTHER SIGHTING IN VIENNA: LARGE LUMINOUS UFO HOVERS OVER LEOPOLDSTADT
On Monday, July 15, 2002, the male witness, H.V., "sat on my balcony with my girlfriend at 9:30 p.m. It was still before sunset. In total daylight, there suddenly came a great, brilliant, shining object with light as bright as sunlight. I thought it might be a planet but doubted it."
"I tried a metal tube to see if it moved, and it moved very slowly to the south. This lasted for 12 minutes. Suddenly, it got still brighter and vanished, from one second to the other, even though there were no clouds in the sky."
H.V. added that his apartment is in Leopoldstadt, a district on the east side of Vienna, the capital of Austria. His home is a few kilometers distant from Hietzing, the site of recent UFO sightings in the Austrian capital. (Email Form Report)
HEAVY UFO ACTIVITY REPORTED IN CENTRAL MEXICO
On Friday, July 5, 2002, at 8 a.m., "a group of 30 to 40 metallic spheres was seen over the eastern section of Mexico City," the national capital.
"According to the report by Mexican ufologist Ana Maria Cid, journalist Geraldo Martinez Fernandez observed from his automobile a giant formation of 15 to 20 UFOs continuing on a straight flight path through the sky over the capital."
"Other witnesses, such as Rafael Campos, observed these spheres leaving a spherical object that was much, much larger. Francisco Dominguez also witnessed the stream of UFOs leaving the larger object."
Then, "at 9:30 a.m., Salvador Guerrero videotaped an object in the form of a triangle and afterward the passage of three spheres of a metallic appearance over the eastern zone of Mexico City."
"At 3:45 p.m." that day, "Ana Luisa Cid observed the maneuvers of a grey spherical UFO flying over" Zacatenco, "the area north of Mexico City. This sighting took place during a thunderstorm, and the UFO easily dodged the many lightning bolts visible during the downpour. Sra. Cid had her videocamera but was unable to capture an image of the flying object."
"Later that afternoon, ufologist Alfonso Salazar spotted a large spherical UFO flying from east to west over the left runway at Mexico City International Airport. The UFO rose sharply and lost itself in a bank of thunderclouds at an altitude of approximately 3,600 meters (12,000 feet)."
"Also on Friday, July 5, 2002, engineer Bonnatti Gamboa observed the passage of luminous flying spherical UFOs over the Fraccionamiento Mulsay, in Merida," the capital of Mexico's Yucatan state. "The UFOs were a brilliant red color and ascended vertically in a tight formation. The objects all moved in silence during their flight."
"On Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 2:24 a.m., a witness observed 'a sphere of great size and a red color' flying over the seaside resort city of Cancun," in Mexico's state of Quintana Roo. "The witness reported that the UFO raised and lowered itself in the sky, eventually disappearing in the (Caribbean) sea haze on the horizon."
"Also that day, Josue Aguilar and several other witnesses observed the flight of a flaming UFO around the peak of the volcano La Malintzin in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala," located 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Mexico City.
(Editor's Note: Malintzin was a Tlaxcalan princess who served as the interpreter--and mistress--of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes during the invasion of 1519.)
"According to Aguilar, the UFO emitted 'a strange sound comparable to the hum of an electric motor. It was an intense red color but had a nucleus colored blue at its center.' Other witnesses said the UFO at first hovered for several minutes above the volcano's peak before beginning its flight." (See NotiOVNI for July 14, 2002. Muchas gracias a Daniel Munoz para esas noticias.)
LUMINOUS UFO HOVERS OVER BAYFIELD, WISCONSIN
On Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at around 3:30 a.m., Alan A. reported, "It was a clear night, the stars were bright, and there was no wind. I had just got home" to Bayfield, Wisconsin (population 611), a small town on Chequamegon Bay on the south shore of Lake Superior.
"I live some miles from town, and my driveway is somewhat long. I was driving up my driveway and, as I always do, I looked up to see how many stars there was. I know a little about stars, so I thought it might be Jupiter...but this time of year, that didn't seem right. It was east, somewhat low in the sky. I had to take my eyes off it to see where I was going. I parked my truck and got out and went in the backyard to see my dog. I looked up another time, and it was not there."
"I looked down for a second and looked back up, and there it was. It was really bright and closer than it was the first time. It was not moving, and there was no noise. I can say it was about 75 yards (65 meters) away, and about 50 yards (45 meters) above the trees. The light was white. At first I thought it might be a light from a helicopter, but it was not making any noise, and it was not moving."
"Then, what happened next really stunned me. A second light came on right next to the other one. It was also white but a little bit brighter. I was looking right at it with amazement when, all of a sudden, it went out, like someone turned it off. I stayed looking to see if I could see a shape or something, but I didn't see anything. I stayed out for an hour looking but nothing happened. So I gave up."
(Many thanks to John Hoppe of UFO Wisconsin for this report.)
(Editor's Comment: Bayfield is 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Ashland, the "UFO capital" of Wisconsin. Chequamegon Bay and the towns around it, Ashland, Bayfield, Washburn, Red Cliff and Odanah, have reported UFO sightings since 1947. There is a persistent local legend that claims the existence of an underwater UFO base out there in the bay.)
SAUCER WITH LIGHTS VISITS PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA
On Wednesday, July 17, 2002, the female witness, A.A., reported "a sighting of 12 lights forming a perfect circle, hovering at approximately 20,000 feet (6,000 meters). First sighted at 10:30 p.m. Central time. All 12 lights appeared to move together, then back to the position where we first spotted them. They approached from the south," moving into hover position over Prior Lake, Minnesota (population 15,917), a town on Highway 13 about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Minneapolis.
"They were circular lights, the size of the moon, evenly spread in a perfect circle, all moving together. Appeared not to be joined, although they moved together in perfect unison. Very slow-moving." (Email Form Report)
LUMINOUS UFO SIGHTED IN SALE CREEK, TENNESSEE
On Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at 9:30 p.m., witness Kyle M. spotted a bright luminous UFO in Sale Creek, Tennessee (population 1,200), a town located 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Chattanooga.
Kyle reported, "My attention was drawn to the object due to the fact that it was much brighter and larger than a regular star. It seemed to be stationary in the western sky, with small quick movements to the left and right, always returning to the same location. There were no marker (navigation) lights like those of a plane or helicopter. It looked to be circular, but all that was visible was a round 'ball' of light, flickering slightly."
"After watching for five minutes, the light faded very quickly, came back much brighter a second or two later, then immediately streaked off to the south, an almost instantaneous departure." (Email Form Report)
BLACK HELICOPTERS RETURN TO REHOBOTH
The presence of black helicopters in Rehoboth, Massachusetts (population 7,600) continues to be a mystery to the residents. More sightings continued last week, according to UFO Roundup correspondent Mary Lou Jones-Drown.
"Thursday night," July 11, 2002, "we had helicopters around at dusk (8:30 p.m.) again but could not see them. And around 11 p.m. again. We could hear them but not see them."
"Saturday night," July 13, 2002, "we had one around at dusk again, but I saw it barely covered by the tree line. I was looking out at Hilda the pony from the back door of the barn, and the black helicopter was flying from north to south, barely missing the treetops. Weird!"
"Then again last night (Sunday, July 14, 2002) just about 11 p.m., we had another one flying by."
Another witness told Mary Lou that "last night (Sunday, July 14, 2002) we saw another late-night helicopter. It had one white light and one red (light), like searchlights underneath the belly. It appeared to be flying along Route 44 (east to west) from Taunton, Mass. to Providence, Rhode Island." (Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown for these reports.)
(Editor's Note: For more on the mysterious black helicopter flights over Rehoboth, see UFO Roundup, volume 7, number 28 for July 9, 2002, "Black helicopters are active on Fourth of July," page 8.)
From the UFO Files...
1952: SAUCER SUMMER
Fifty years ago, in July 1952, began one of the most spectacular UFO flaps in history.
"Things were quiet during the first months of 1952, but the summer saucer season was opened with a bang when Pan American Airlines pilots William B. Nash and W.H. Fortenberry sighted six glowing red discs while in flight near Newport News, Virginia on the night of July 14 (1952)."
"The objects, a mile below them, appeared to be about a hundred feet (30 meters) in diameter, flying in stepped-up echelon formation. They executed a 150-degree turn when below and just in front of the (four-propellor-engine DC-6) airliner, heading in another direction to be joined by two more discs which came from behind and underneath the Pan American plane. As they sped into the night, the discs' lights blinked out, one by one."
"Fifteen days later, on July 29 (1952), photographic supplies salesman Sid Eubanks of Wichita, Kansas was almost swept off U.S. Highway 81 between Bison and Waukomis, Oklahoma by a low-flying, yellow-green, then yellow-brown streak of light which appeared to the frightened Eubanks to be about four hundred feet (120 meters) long. He was still trembling with fright when he told his story to police at Enid (Oklahoma). He could supply no more details than that the object was ball-shaped when it was above him. The press wire story reported the basic facts."
The flap was not confined to the USA alone. "Flying saucers" were reported all around the world, as well.
"Infant Israel was saluted over Haifa in August by a bright green elliptical object with a broad, rapidly-revolving belt around its middle."
"An oval-shaped object of great brilliance, emitting tail smoke and flying at great speed, was reported over Bogota," the capital of Colombia.
"An object flashed out of the stratosphere and stopped for twenty seconds over Rome (Italy) before it disappeared."
"Three high-flying, speedy, saucer-shaped objects scouted Madrid (Spain) at night, leaving vapor trails."
"One of the more sensational reports came from East Germany where a man and his daughter claimed they had seen a flying disc on the ground and two men in silvery suits near it."
But these sightings were only the prelude to the big event--"the battle of Washington, D.C.," which took place in late July 1952. (See the book Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space by Coral E. Lorenzen, Signet Books, New American Library, Inc., New York, N.Y., 1966, pages 36 through 38.)
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