By Scott Corrales
Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic UFOlogy
UFO Digest Latin America Correspondent
Argentina: An Encounter at Tres Lagos, Santa Cruz (2009)
By Pablo Ramírez (Gobernador Gregores –Arg.)
Greetings. My name is Pablo and I’m writing to tell you of a UFO sighting that took place on 17 January 2009 along National Route 40.
I was vacationing in the city of El Calafate, a tourist destination in Patagonia known for its natural beauty. I live in the town of Gobernador Gregores, the provincial capital of Santa Cruz, some 200 kilometers distant from Puerto San Julián and Comandante Piedra Buena, and some 440 kilometers from the provincial capital of Rio Gallegos. I’m stating this so that you can place yourselves on the map.
And this was our sighting: on 17 January at 5:00 a.m I was heading out of El Calafate toward Gdor. Gregores, a 380 kilometer distance, along Route 11 and then some 32 kilometers along National Route 40 toward Tres Lagos, where a fueling stop is mandatory. We reached this location at 6:50 a.m., starting the journey once more at 7:00 a.m. We had covered approximately 4 kilometers when we began to see on our left, on the Cordilleran side, a shining form that was closing in on us very slowly. At 7:15 a.m. we thought it might be an Australian tank (water storage tank) or something similar, but we progressed, it became closer still.
It was at that point that I asked my partner what she was seeing, and she told me it was a bird. We kept driving, and the object was no longer anything resembling a tank or much less a bird. In a matter of minutes it was near us, and that’s when we realized it was nothing known to us at all. The object was aluminum-colored and it was shaped like a cigar. It had neither windows nor wings nor turbines, made no strange noises or smells. This was a truly unique thing for us, since never in our lives had we seen anything similar, nor did we believe in these devices.
In the end, the UFO flew in front of us at a distance of approximately 150 meters, at low altitude and speed – I figure at 70 kph – passing through the middle of a plain and losing itself in some very small hills found at that location.
The cigar-shaped object we saw had the size of a three four-door sedans with trunks. It shined intensely when the sun hit it and was opaque when it did not. This experience was truly incredible.
Friends of the unknown, I ask for your assistance in helping us study, if at all possible, the wave of sightings we are experiencing in this region, since sightings of paranormal things are common in this area, particularly along this road. This isn’t the first time it has happened. There are many witnesses to this phenomenon in the area. I think there must be a cosmic route that enables them to gain access to large water sources, etc. Let us not forget that the Cordillera has great natural and mineral wealth. If you are interested, I can mark the spot and aid you in studying this phenomenon, whose origin I’m convinced we will know very soon.
(Translation (c) 2012, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO and Carlos Iurchuk, El Dragón Invisible)
Source: El Dragón Invisible & Planeta UFO
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