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Formosa, Argentina Shaken By UFOs (or MIR

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 09:58:05 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 18:09:29 -0400
Subject: Formosa, Argentina Shaken By UFOs (or MIR

SOURCE: La Cronica de Buenos Aires
DATE: April 18, 2001


Formosa - The sudden appareance of a UFO startled residents of
the far west of Formosa, who had been ready since last Monday--
with still and video cameras-- to record the object's next visit
as a "souvenir".

The first two visits took place on Monday morning and afternoon
in a number of locations, while yesterday morning "we had a
beautiful sighting which moved all of the onlookers," stated
Hector Perez, a resident of the town of General Mosconi, located
some 630 km west of the capital and who operates the locality's
only telephone.

"Today (meaning yesterday) when it appeared, [the sky] was still
dark, so it was seen as an intensely red object, very strong,
and it remained in the sky for about an hour as of 6 a.m.," he

 From the village of El Potrerillo, close to General Mosconi,
Aidee Elias also indicated that they were able to see "a UFO in
the sky at around 10 a.m. and later at 3 p.m." on Monday.
According to her description, the object resembled "a sort of
silvery balloon that generated white flashes as it ascended.In
the afternoon, it became lost in the sunlight."

Different residents of Western Formosa agreed on the object's
shape and time of each sighting, but there were discrepancies
regarding the shade of color, which some claim was red while
other say it was white. A professional photographer who visits
the location occasionally allegedly took impressive slides while
the UFO headed toward Oran in the province of Salta. Likewise,
in the neighboring location of Ingeniero Juarez, Ricardo Monzon
also used a camera to record the phenomenon which caused such
surprise in western Formosa.

The astonished residents of General Mosconi and Ingeniero Juarez
took to the streets to observe the phenomenon "since 10 a.m.
yesterday, when a strange, round, silvery and shiny object
appeared in the sky, and it followed the movement of the sun."
According to Hector Perez from General Mosconi, a village of
1000 people. Quite surprised by the apparition, residents tried
to find an explanation to the event and gather more details
about the object. One local remarked: "We looked at the object
through rifle scopes and we could make out a halo around the
object, which emitted multicolored flashes like they show in the

Student Ricardo Monzon claimed that "it had permanent movements
and appeared to be following the sun. I stopped by the police
department and found [the officers] staring at the sky. I asked
them what was going on, and when they told me, I ran out to get
a camera to take a souvenir photograph."

Translation (C) 2001. S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.
Special Thanks to Marisela Grezner, CEUFO.

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