Santa Rosa, La Pampa
August 30th 2005
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
September 4, 2005
SOURCE: Planeta Ufo
ARGENTINA: UFO SIGHTING IN LA PAMPA
It occurred in the evening of Tuesday, August 30, 2005 between 19:30 and 20:00 Hs. local time. The witness is security worker for the local airport.
A flight had just arrived, and an airport staffer told the witness: "Look at the light, up there in the sky. How strange!"
He thought it was a joke, but no -- upon looking up he saw a light 4-5 times greater than a planet toward the northwest and facing his position. What most attracted his attention was that it was "beautiful", since it had the characteristic, clean glow of a star and a wake that ranged toward orange in its tail section. "It took off as though headed for Bahia Blanca," he said.
A regular airline pilot added his voice to the witness's remarks. He said that pilots are always seeing things, but that this one caught his attention, because it was his understanding that it was flying very high. The main witness also told me that although airplanes often fly overhead (Santa Rosa is a beacon or point of reference and flights make course corrections when they reach the beacon) they do so at a certain speed. This object was flying three times faster, at least. This object was also reported to the south of our city and in communities in the southeastern corner of the province of La Pampa. Given that airplanes flying over us are around 50-60 meters long, and considering what the postal pilot was saying and contrasting it to what the witness was saying, we may deduce that this object would have an approximate diameter of some 60 meters, if we subtract the brightness from its altitude at which it was flying. I am also cross checking my appreciation against the film i took a few days ago of the international space station and the shuttle, but no wake was seen (in this last case).
Salvatore Valentin Carta.
Santa Rosa - La Pampa - Argentina
Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, IHU.
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