December 24th 2005
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
December 30, 2005
Source: Planeta UFO
ARGENTINA: ANOTHER UFO SIGHTED IN SANTA ROSA
by Salvador Valentin Carta, (Santa Rosa, La Pampa)
This event took place at 16:10 hours on December 24, 2005, when two persons in Santa Rosa (La Pampa, Argentina) noticed an object that drew their attention. Said object was "high" with regard to the witnesses, some 42 degrees from their perspective and from the ground, heading east, directly over our town's Hospital, from which the onlookers were 600 meters distant.
It turned out that the obejct, whose color was silvery, like burnished aluminum, remained there for approximately 10 minutes -- static over the medical facility -- and then slowly and steadily moved toward the northeast, coming closer to the witnesses and remaining at a constant altitude.
At that point, the object stopped some 75 degrees above the witnesses as it progressed toward the northeast. During that "stop", another object having similar characteristics went right past the initial UFO but at a dazzling speed, from northwest to southeast, crossing between the witnesses and the static object.
When asked if the object flew rapidly, etc. they merely replied that it "passed" [overhead], not giving them time for anything. I will provide you later on with the pertinent calculations to ascertain the velocity, considering that this happened in a split-second. It did not leave a wake nor any points of reference; it was identical to the static object.
After this, it a steady and constant manner, the "main" UFO headed northeast toward the airfield, according to the witnesses, until it accelerated and vanished from sight at a given moment.
I believe that the object would have been some 20-25 meters in diameter and was at an elevation of 300 meters. This conclusion is drawn based upon my inquiries from the witnesses, who used their outstretched hands and thumbs for comparison, stating that the object covered [an area the size] of a thumbnail.
Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, IHU.
Special thanks to Salvador Valentin Carta.
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