The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
SOURCE: Miami UFO Center
ARGENTINA: CE-2 IN VALENTINA SUR
Several residents witnessed the UFO. Some artifacts stopped working.
NEUQUEN (AN) - "You doesn't believe in this sort of thing until you see them and I can I assure you that they make you feel very afraid," says Alberto. "When I phoned the police I told them please come, because I'm not crazy and I'm not playing a prank."
The tranquility that characterizes 27 year old Alberto Oliva's job as a watchman was suddenly shattered yesterday in the early hours. The radio went dead, lights turned off and the motors of the treatment plant that he guards stopped working. When he emerged from the shed in which he consumed "mate", he saw an enormous light made up of different colors which lit the premises and moved in a zig-zagging motion. The object remained there for a hour and a half.
Around 2:30 in the morning, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was seen in this capital's Valentina Sur neighborhood by the young man who works at the EPAS sewage treatement plant. And he wasn't the only witness: police officers from the 44th precinct who reported to Alberto's call also saw it and even photographed it with their cell phones.
"It was a round green, yellow, violet and blue lights surrounded by a white circle," explained the young man in his statements to "Rio Negro", adding that "it moved in a zig-zag motion."
"I was relaxing when suddently the power went out. The premises were dark, the plant's oxygen blowers went out and the radio died," he explained. "When I went out, I saw the enormous light and after a while, when it drifted toward Balsa Las Perlas, everything started working again."
Police sources from the 44th precinct confirmed the event. They stated that the three officers dispatched to the scene saw the light and even photographed with cell phone cameras. They added that "other barracks, for example the one in Balsa Las Perlas, advised us that they had also seen it."
The young man said that "the light remained on the premises for about 10 minutes. Then it ran away and became smaller, until it vanished like a shooting star falling from the sky."
The immediate background on UFO maneuvers in this area go back to March 6, when a couple videotaped a multicolored light at Plaza Hincul, which also moved in a zig-zagging pattern. There is another case from last November, when residents of Vista Alegre claimed seeing lights over the Neuquen River, although in this case, they attributed the lights to fireworks launched from a party on the riverbanks.
"Now the fear I felt has gone away a little," says Alberto. "But tonite I'm going to take a camera with me so no one can think that I'm just talking rubbish."
(translation (c) 2006, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo, Miami UFO Center)
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