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Rio Cuarto

January 14th 2008



Inexplicata
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 16, 2008

SOURCE:INFOBAE
DATE: January 15, 2008

Argentina: Locals Claim Seeing UFO in Rio Cuarto

Hundreds of local residents reported a strange flying object that traveled over the area in an unusual manner. They contacted a radio station to report on the luminous form that was visible in the sky.

Carlos Oyola, a spokesman for the Argentinean Air Force, said in a radio presentation that at the time that the undefined flying object was reported there were no flights scheduled, neither private, nor commercial, nor military.

Officially the Argentinean Air Force had no record of civil or military training flights at night, but the operator of the base's control tower saw an unidentified object that he was unable to identify.

In fact, the operator investigated the information on the object and attempted to communicate with it to request the altitude, registration, aircraft type and advise it of the corresponding air route, but there was no reply.

The object was sighted at 22:30 hours on Monday. According to those who saw it, it was a large object "with a more intensely yellow light than a satellite." It moved at high speed and flew from east to west in an elliptical manner.

For more information: phttp://www.infobae.com/contenidos/359300-100439-0-R%C3Do-Cuarto-vecinos-aseguran-que-vieron-un-OVNIp

(Translation (c) 2007 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Leopoldo Zambrano, Fundacion Cosmos, A.C.)

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Inexplicata
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 17, 2008

Source: www.ovnicor.blogspot.com
Date: 01.16.08

Argentina: Air Force Debunks Rio Cuarto Sighting?

The following was received this morning from Mario Bracamonte of the Circulo Ovnilogico Riocuartense (COR) in Argentina;

"Commodore Juan Carlos Bernascono, Chief of the Rio Cuarto Material Area, vehemently denied that any UFO sighting took place from the Control Tower of that important air force base in the vicinity of Rio Cuarto.

"He called into question the unfortunate statements made by the public relations chief. An internal inquiry has been undertaken to assign responsibility for this act.

"More information will be available this afternoon."

INEXPLICATA thanks Mario Bracamonte and the members of COR for this information.

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Inexplicata
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 17, 2008

Source: INFOBAE and Fundacion Cosmos AC
Date: January 17, 2008

Argentina: NASA To Look Into Rio Cuarto UFO?

The phenomenon was seen by residents of that locality and an official air traffic controler. The Air Force is willing to ask help from that U.S. agency in order to clear up the matter. These are the first images taken of the strange object.

Photos of the strange object over Rio Cuarto

The Argentinean Air Force is looking into a UFO sighting reported by an air traffic controller and hudnreds of residents of Rio Cuarto in the Province of Cordoba (central Argentina), military sources told the EFE news agency.

They indicated that cooperation has been requested from the Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) and if necessary, from the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) of the U.S. government.

Spokesmen confirmed that the AAF does not have records of the UFO sighted on Monday night by anb operator of the Rio Cuarto airport and seen by hundreds of residents of that city, located 700 km from Buenos Aires.

The traffic controller saw a strange object that did not reply to his request for identification and later vanished after flying over the airport.

Hundreds of local residents phoned radio and TV stations to report the UFO sighting. Carlos Oyola, spokesman for the Air Force in Rio Cuarto, stated that there was no record of any civillian or military flights at the time of the sighting.

Oyola told the Rio Cuarto press that the object did not correspond to a conventional aircraft "nor one of the satellites that are often seen" over the area.

But Air Force sources told EFE today that Oyola's statements do not imply official admission of the appearance of a UFO because the event has yet to be investigated.

In this regard, the stated that the object could be a weather balloon or an atmospheric phenomenon, and for this reason, cooperation was requested from CONAE and eventually from NASA.

For more information: http://www.infobae.com/contenidos/359635-100796-0-La-NASA-va-investigar-el-ovni-R%C3%ADo-Cuarto

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