- A specialist in the UFO phenomenon from Salta analyzed
the film made in Cachi and considers it to be legitimate. It shall be showin
at a world UFO conference.
- Saltan ufologist Daniel Quiroga Nunez, a member of the
Red Argentina de Ovnilogía (RAO), considered yesterday that the
film of an unidentified flying object obtained on Saturday the 23rd by
mountaineer Antonio Zuleta of Cachi is "a document of undeniable scientific
value" and added that "I shall request authorization to show
it in the First World Conference on the subject to be held on the 17th
and 18th of August in Mar del Plata."
- Quiroga studied the videotape for three hours and reached
the conclusion that "it is one of the best recordings I've seen,"
noting "I have no doubt that it is a mothership, in other words, an
extraterrestrial device of gigantic proportions, capable of transporting
lesser units and which have been repeatedly seen in different parts of
the planet for years."
- The researcher, a student in the School of Social Communications
of the University of Salta, is 26 years old and has considered himself
[a researcher] since 1988, when he was only 13. "My interest for the
subject was handed down by my grandfather Oscar Núñez, a
Chilean from La Serena who moved to Salta at a young age. His interest
was a result of his working in construction, which involved work in the
northern deserts of the trans-andean country, where he had several sightings.
From that point onward, he devoted himself to research, assembling a large
library and imbuing his interests in me," noted the young ufologist,
the only specialist on the subject that lives in this province.
- "After analyzing the filmed material, I'm able to
state that it is an unconventional phenomenon. The object makes intelligent
movements which are impossible for known human technology. It accelerates
and decelerates at prodigious speeds, is surrounded by a green outline,
has a white core and produces red and blue flashes while projecting violet
and sky-blue beams. It is oval in shape, although in the video, its movements
give it the appearance of changing shape constantly," he noted.
- "It is possible that we are dealing with a mothership,"
- "This recorded sighting strongly parallels two historic
cases which took place in the province of Salta. One of then, a visual
sighting made by a former magistrate during the '60s and another one filmed
by a local soccer player some years ago," Quiroga stated. "The
film is legitimate and it is well-suited for analysis. There is no trickery."
- According to the Saltan ufologist, there are some curious
details about the Cachi case, such as the fact that the sighting occured
only a few hours away from the 54th anniversary of the first official UFO
report of the modern era on June 24th 1947--the Kenneth Arnold sighting
- Translation (C) 2001. Scott Corrales Institute of Hispanic
Ufology Special Thanks to Gloria Coluchi.