May 18th 2007
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
May 18, 2007
SOURCE: INFOBAE (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
ARGENTINA: STRANGE GLOW OVER BUENOS AIRES
A mysterious explosion of lights was seen this morning by thousands of Argentineans. The phenomenon startled and frightened many. A Radio 10 astronomer offered an explanation.
Shortly after 7 am this morning, when Argentina was still in the dark, a strange phenomenon was witnessed over the capital city and its environs, but experienced throughout the country. The phenomenon, however, could only be seen if one looked skyward and was outdoors.
A strong, multicolored glow caused wonder in those who saw it, and who were unable to explain the heavenly phenomenon.
"It was a reddish, blue and silver light," accoridng to one witnessed who was both surprised and startled by the unusual event this morning. However, professor Jorge Coghlan explained that it was "a bolide that entered the atmosphere and was disintegrating as it flew," adding that it probably "had the size of a fist".
"It was seen all over the country," said the astronomer, who said that "it had to be rather large to reach the ground." However, "they always disintegrate and reach the earth as meteorite dust."
Coghlan explained on Radio 10 that "a bolide is interplanetary matter, space garbage" adding that "they cannot be seen at times because they [enter the atmosphere] in daylight hours" although that morning, due to the prevailing darkness at that time, there wasn't enough light to diminish its glow.
(translation (c)2007 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)
[Note: This fireball/meteor report is included for reference purposes - John @ UFOINFO.]
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