Argentine UFO Crash
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By Joseph Trainor - Editor <>
UFO ROUNDUP Volume 5, Number 6
Researchers have pinpointed the suspected crash site of the huge mysterious "fireball" that crashed on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 in northern Argentina. And strange reports continue to come out of the area. "At a ranch around 70 kilometers (42 miles) away from Charata, on the border between Chaco and Santiago (del Estero) provinces, there exists eyewitness evidence of the location where the alleged unidentified object fell last week, enveloped in flames." "The radius covering the locales of Tintina, Otumpa, Sachayoj and Chaco could be the probable location of the resting place of the object that crashed." The Argentinian newspaper Diario Norte discovered that the rural area is owned by a farming business called La Mensa. There is also a Mennonite farm colony nearby. Diario Norte "obtained eyewitness accounts from local residents giving their own version of the event, thus making it largely credible given the down-to- earth nature of these local residents." One witness, Juan Carlos Leguizamon, said many residents "set off to find the object but were unsuccessful in locating it." Leguizamon told the newspaper of strange military activity in the area around Chacara. "'However, when the situation occurred,' Leguizamon said, 'a sound like a jet airplane was heard, and explosions like a burst of machine gun fire. But all we saw was the smoke a few kilometers away from us.'" "On our tour of La Mensa and the Mennonite colony," the newspaper reported, "there was no visible trace of the object's fall. But during each interview, every utterance by the locals always contains the possibility of the presence of the strange 'fireball' that altered their easygoing lifestyle." "The locals further indicated that the Santiago del Estero (provincial) police were also in the vicinity but without confirming the reason for their presence there." Scientific teams have also scoured the rugged canyons and subtropical rain forest of this region, also known as La Esperanza, for the past week with no success. The situation "indicates a certain silence among the owners of the field as well as the authorities responsible for searching the area." "The area has proved to be a great hardship to the baqueanos (hunting guides--J.T.) since it is densely forested with large canyons and vegetation that provide a barrier to movement." (See the Argentinian newspaper Diario Norte for Tuesday, February 1, 2000. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, autor del libro Chupacabras and Other Mysteries, and Gloria H. Coluchi para esa historia.) (Editor's Comment: This is beginning to look more and more like another Varginha case. Note the report of military jets and automatic weapons fire. The role of the Policia Provincial appears to have been to keep the civilian population away from the area. Did a NATO strike team dash into Argentina for a hasty retrieval? Was it a saucer crash? Were live aliens captured? Stay tuned. But I suspect that they've added another Quonset hut and a few more Army cots to the facilities at Camp Condon.)
On Thursday, February 3, 2000, at 10:20 p.m., German businessman David W. stepped onto the upper-floor balcony of his hotel room on the island of Bali in Indonesia. From the balcony, he had a good view of the night sky and the city of Denpasar and the tropical beach lining the calm waters of Selat Bali (bay). "I was waiting at the balcony of my hotel room," David reported, "and suddenly I saw a very strange light reflection in the northern sky. Of blues, greens, silvers and a lot more." "After a few seconds, a rotating spheroid flew with an enormous speed in my direction. It stopped its rotation and flight route a few miles in front of me, directly over the city of Denpasar." "From the center of the object, a golden yellow blinding lightbeam connected the city and the sphere for about one minute. After that, the UFO started to rotate again and flew off towards the city." "After a few seconds, the object was gone. It stopped at 100 meters (330 feet) above the city and was very fast." Denpasar is on the south side of Bali island and is about 880 kilometers (550 miles) east of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. (Email Form Report) (Editor's Comment: Remember the reports from Ohio and Chile? Witnesses reported seeing "circles of light" appear on their bedroom walls, followed by the emergence of an alien. We've also seen several reports of these "light stabs" from hovering UFOs. Maybe the yellow beam is some kind of alien transporter like on Star Trek That wasn't the only "light stab" last week, either. Keep reading.)
On Sunday, January 23, 2000, at 9 p.m., a married couple "saw a bright light glide over their house and travel some three miles (5 kilometers) from Holbeach towards Kings Lynne" in Lincolnshire, UK. "The object was travelling slowly with a flashing light much like a navigation light on a plane." "Suddenly, a large white light appeared in the centre of the object with flickering intermittent lights around the object." The witnesses estimated that the UFO was three miles away and hovering at an estimated altitude of 15,000 feet (4,545 meters) "The object hovered for approximately ten minutes, at which point the object then dipped to the right slowly, then shot up away into the sky" at an estimated 5,000 miles per hour (8,000 kilometers per hour.) "As my Mum put it, 'It flew into space!'" "I basically need to know if anyone else saw the object," the witnesses' child reported, "My parents are not taken to flights of fancy, and my father is a trained ex-RAF observer of 25 years standing." The ex-RAF witness also operated a radar set while in the service. Holbeach and Kings Lynne are about 12 miles (200 kilometers) north-northeast of London. (Many thanks to Todd Lemire for this report.)
On Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at 5:15 p.m., Croydon K. and his partner were sitting in their office overlooking Fish Creek in Green Bay, Wisconsin (population 96,466) when they saw unusual lights beyond their office window. "All of a sudden, large green and red lights began flashing like flash bulbs in the sky above the water. The lights just appeared out of thin air." "These lights hovered in the sky for about 60 seconds or so and then just stopped, as if they were turned off by a switch. In the process of their hover, they would move horizontal to the water (of Green Bay, which itself is an arm of Lake Michigan--J.T.) and then reversed direction instantly and moved up and down vertically very quickly." "This action repeated itself over and over. I also noticed something in the corner of my eye in our office like a mist just before the light show started." He estimated that the UFO was 100 feet (30 meters) above the water. Green Bay is on Wisconsin Highways 41 and 141 approximately 117 miles (187 kilometers) north of Milwaukee. (Email Form Report) (Editor's Note: Green Bay is a notorious UFO hotspot and has seen several other events linked to the Lake Michigan Triangle.)
On Thursday, February 3, 2000, at 10:15 p.m., eyewitness Michele N. glanced through a window of her home in New Bedford, Massachusetts (population 100,000) and spotted a UFO passing slowly over the neighborhood. "It was a circular object with a red flashing light," she reported, "I had it in sight for several minutes." According to the witness, the large disc-shaped UFO came from the south over Mount Hope Bay. Crossing the shoreline, it flew northward over Brooktown Park and Tarkiln Hill, moving roughly parallel to Ashley Boulevard, before it went out of sight. New Bedford, a prominent whaling port in the early Nineteenth Century, is located on Interstate Highway I-195 about 58 miles (93 kilometers) south of Boston. (Email Form Report) (Editor's Note: New Bedford played host to UFOs during the L'affaire Tillinghast, also known as "the great airship invasion of 1909." See the Fall River, Mass. Herald for December 26, 1909, page 1.)
On Thursday evening, February 3, 2000, a dentist, Dr. Bruce C., was at Park Mall in Tucson, Arizona (population 405,390) when he spotted an unusual white van with Georgia license plates in the mall's parking lot. Yes, it was the UFO Roundup mystery van, which first appeared in Warsaw, Indiana (population 10,968) in July 1999. Three months later, in October 1999, the van was seen again at a casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana (population 70,500). It is not known who is the operator of the late-model white van with its array of high-gain dish antennae. On the van's rear are the words UFO FIELD INTERCEPT TEAM and beneath it the website address: However, the van is not the property of either UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor or UFO INFO webmaster John Hayes. The purpose of the van's mysterious trip across the USA is unknown. "I saw a white van with various antennae on it (and) Georgia license plates," Dr. C. reported. "I saw it in a shopping center parking lot early this evening. It had your Web address on the back, which led me to discover your very comprehensive and well-done site." For more information about the van's first appearance in Indiana, see UFO Roundup, volume 4, number 16. For more information on the van's presence in Louisiana, see UFO Roundup, volume 4, number 27.
An Idaho State University biology professor is focusing his Bigfoot efforts in the Pocatello, Idaho area following persistent reports of the presence of Bigfoot and perhaps a whole tribe of similar hominids in the area. For the past ten years, most of the sightings have occurred around Fort Hall, Idaho (population 900) and Chubbuck, Idaho (population 7,700), two towns located just north of Pocatello. "For the past two years," Prof. Jeff Meldrum "has been on a Bigfoot hunt, tracking footprints and looking for signs of the legendary hairy ape." "'My work is to shift the emphasis from tabloid stories to scientific inquiry,'Meldrum says, 'My data is in the form of footprints.'" "Although Meldrum says his obsession began in fifth grade after viewing a documentary film on Bigfoot, he wasn't a believer until he saw fresh tracks for himself outside of Walla Walla, Wash. a few years ago." "Meldrum describes about 35 tracks on a muddy stretch beside a road. Although he was skeptical, he says the hair on the back of his neck stood up From then on, he was hooked." "Pictures of apes cover the walls of Meldrum's office and casts of huge footprints line his lab tables. Some feet measure 16 to 17 inches long and show what Meldrum terms anatomical features." Recent Bigfoot sightings north of Pocatello include the following: "A recent report in Fort Hall is still under investigation. Some parties say they saw footprints, and some blame the sighting in stray cattle." "A Chubbuck woman reported several years ago she saw a big, hulking hairy ape. Later she saw three sets of 16 to 17-inch-long footprints in the snow, and her juniper tree was stripped of berries up to 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground." "Eight or nine years ago, south of the Portneuf Gap, a rancher had a disturbance in his outbuildings and found fresh Sasquatch-sized footprints." "Several sightings over the past ten years have been reported in the river bottoms near Mount Putnam." "Mountainous terrain and thick tree canopies provide a perfect cover for what he describes as fairly solitary animal small in numbers." "'A lot of people have this misconception that it's this lone wretched animal wandering the face of the earth,' he says, 'We have examples of multiple animals--males, females and young.'" (See the Idaho State Journal of Pocatello, Idaho for November 20, 1999, "ISU professor following Bigfoot's footprints" by Emily Simnitt. Many thanks to Lou Farrish of UFO Newsclipping Service for forwarding this newspaper article.) _____
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