From: Scott Corrales <email@example.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 SHAKEN BY UFOs 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 explained. 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 magazines." 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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