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      UFO ROUNDUP
Volume 9, Number 9
March 3, 2004
Editor: Joseph Trainor

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Website: http://www.ufoinfo.com/roundup/


EL POMBERO CAUSES HAVOC
IN NORTHERN ARGENTINA

      It started with the sighting of a South American
quadruped called the Aguara Guaz, which residents of Saenz
Pena, a city in northern Argentina, mistook for the
legendary El Lobizon (Werewolf--J.T.).  Things went
downhill from there.
      "A woman and her neighbors from barrio Santa Teresita
(neighborhood)" in Saenz Pena "reported that a strange
being 'short and black, like a dwarf' had appeared."
      "It was believed to be the legendary El Pombero (Imp
or Goblin--S.C.), but the possibility that it could be a
product of black magic was not dismissed out of hand,
according to the protagonists of this case."
      "The only person who managed to see the alleged
Pombero was Liliana Nieves, 26, who was allegedly
assaulted by the entity.  She described it as a small man,
completely black, that 'followed her and wanted to drag
her away.'  Until yesterday (Saturday, February 21, 2004)
the woman was confined to the mental ward of the Cuatro de
Junio Hospital" in Saenz Pena.
      "The story gains credibility because over ten
eyewitnesses agree about the events that occurred on
Tuesday night (February 17, 2004), repeated on Thursday
(February 19, 2004) and were expected to reoccur on
Saturday night.  And things are considered all the more
interesting because they occurred in a neighborhood
considered tranquil by its residents."
      "According to various statements collected by El
Norte, the beginning of the story must be traced to
Tuesday when a shower of stones fell over the house
located at 31st Street and 0000 Street in Santa Teresita.
No one could see who was throwing them."
      "'She,'" meaning Liliana, "'saw something ripping at
mandarin and tomato plants in the backyard.  She said a
person ran out.  This was on Tuesday.  Her husband and
another man who was with her gave chase,' said Norma
Cordoba, Liliana's sister-in-law, who lives on the same
property."
      "'While the two of us were alone, a brick hit the
roof.  She told me, 'Come here.  There's another one.'
and a shadow shot out toward the back of the property.  It
kept throwing stones at the roof until four in the
morning, when I had a breakdown.  They took me to the
hospital because I broke down.'"
(Editor's Note:  For more on stone-throwing poltergeists,
see The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover Publications
Inc., New York, N.Y., 1974, pages 27, 71, 100, 103, 119,
120, 244, 260, 391, 392, 393, 403, 409, 440, 446, 451 and
521.)
      "Nothing happened on Wednesday evening (February 18,
2004).  Just as the family started to think Tuesday's
ordeal was just a prank, the events repeated on Thursday
night (February 19, 2004), but with some serious
consequences."
      "'Liliana and her husband were sitting on the patio,
and I was in bed,'" Norma reported, "'Stones were hitting
the roof again, and when I went out, all of the neighbors
were up because they had heard the ruckus.  Stones kept
falling on my house and the neighbors' houses.  All of the
lights were on.  All of the people were in the backyard,
and the stones kept falling.'"
      "The neighbors' houses are joined by a common patio
filled with trees whose branches reach the ground.  The
alleged attack took place in back of the dwellings, and
residents claim the shower of stones came from the same
area, but no assailant could be seen."
      "'She (Liliana) went back to see who was throwing the
stones.  And she wouldn't come back.  And we called out to
her until another man found her sprawled on the ground,
with a blow to her face, part of her eye and her mouth.'"
      "'She says it was a man this tall,' the woman
indicated the height of her waistline, 'who covered her
mouth, dragged her to the bushes and beat her.  He let her
go when he heard neighbors calling her name, when they
searched for her,'" said Sra. Cordoba.
      "'Later, when they brought her in, she fell to the
floor.  She asked her brother and her neighbors to remove
whatever was grabbing on to her feet.  They would stand
her up and she would fall down as if her feet were being
pulled out from under her.  No one could see anything, and
they rained machete blows around her.  She was desperate,
saying that someone was there.'"
      "The woman remained in this frenzied state until the
police arrived to take her to the hospital where she
remains in the psychiatric ward."
      "'She said that it came back every so often, saying
it wanted to take her away,' according to Mario Obregon,
the young woman's brother.  'I would stand in front of her
and try to defend her as best I could, but I couldn't see
it.  Then a neighbor came with a (Roman Catholic) crucifix
to pray, and the thing came back even more.  Liliana said
it would grab her ever more fiercely.'"
      "From midnight on Saturday (February 21, 2004) to two
in the morning on Sunday (February 22, 2004), residents of
31st and 0000 Streets in barrio Santa Teresita were on the
lookout, fearful that the strange events that may have
taken place last week would occur again.  These attacks
were attributed to the work of El Pombero and black
magic."
      "As these events occurred on Tuesday and Thursday,
the fear was that they would repeat themselves on
Saturday, following the logic of one 'off night' between
events.  But this was not the case, and locals contacted
by El Norte yesterday pointed out that this was due to the
visit of a deacon who prayed with them in their houses."
      "'i've come to give you some relief, not to increase
your fear.  And your knowledge of God must be increased,
and of the value of the family itself,' said Deacon
Dionisio Castagna of the (Roman Catholic) San Jose
parish."  Castagna learned of the situation through the
neighbors.  "They asked me to bless their house, and I
thought it would be a good thing.  What's important is not
that I should go pour water at their house but to give
them a chance to speak with God,' said the clergyman in a
marked Italian accent."
      Mario Obregon said, "'I never saw anything like this.
Nor did anything remotely similar ever happen to me.  The
boy who lives right next door says it could be El Pombero,
so I can't say because I don't know.  We simply saw
something we cannot describe, but it was supernatural.'"
      "El Pombero or Pomberito, as he is affectionately
known, is the most popular of the (Rio) Corrientes goblins
throughout the ranch country of this river basin.  He also
appears in commentaries, songs, sayings and tales."
      "He is short and squat, always covered by his large
straw hat.  He is as lascivious as the Cupero (another
Argentinian goblin--J.T.), has hairy feet and walks
noiselessly--for this reason he is dubbed Pirague, a name
that has been used to describe independent or left-wing
politicians."
      "It is said that El Pombero can be a faithful friend
whom one can trust blindly in time of need.  An inveterate
smoker, he likes to chew tobacco, and cigarettes and
tobacco products must be left for him at night, by a
window or on a barbed-wire (fence) post.  For this he is
also known as Mascadita (Spanish for Chewy--S.C.)  Black
tobacco is his favorite."  ("But I'll gladly accept
Marlboros"--El Pombero.)
      "El Pombero is a Protean imp.  He can turn into a
bird, or a floating log, anything.  He has the gift of
turning invisible and penetrates ranch houses through any
hole.  He sings like a small chicken when amusing himself
but can imitate all birds perfectly.  Out of fear of
causing a manifestation, some only say his name in a low
voice, but he also had Adepts who claim to have dealings
with him and other strange creatures, as well."
      "He sleeps in backfills and abandoned ovens.  He
hangs around the girls he wants to seduce, which is why
whenever there is a suspicious birth in town and the
father is unknown, people say, 'Surely it was El
Pombero.'"
      "In regard to El Pombero's preference for women, it
is said in Corrientes (province) that he falls in love
with pregnant women who are carrying girl children.  Women
say they know for sure they're going to give birth to a
girl, because they feel for the first few months that El
Pombero is escorting them when they walk at night, or when
they are asleep."
      "Among the Araucan natives (indigenous people of
Chile--J.T.) there is also a 'Pombero' known as Peuken who
pursues women.  He is also a short, lascivious dwarf from
the forested regions of (southern) Chile."
      "'We don't know what was going on there.  All of us
saw something grab her and hold onto her, dragging her
along the ground.  Some said it was El Pombero, because
Lili said later than an old black creature had siezed her
ankles and wanted to kill her,' said Felipe Goitea, one of
the witnesses to the strange event."
      "Local residents stated that they were upset because
orderlies from the Cuatro de Junio Hospital did not
believe Lili when she told them what had happened.  When
she described the black imp, medical personnel said it
'was an invention to conceal an episode of family
violence.'"
      "The woman who claimed having been assaulted by the
legendary entity known as El Pombero was a patient in the
Cuatro de Junio Hospital's Psychiatric Ward (Room 8--G.C.)
from the early morning hours on Friday until Monday
morning (February 23, 2004).  During this time period,
physicians were unable to complete their evaluation of her
mental condition, but they believed that she suffered a
hallucination common to a hysteric attack."
      "However, there are doubts about who inflicted the
blows to her face, leading experts to believe that it
could all be a case of domestic violence, and that
presumably the doctors may ask law enforcement to
investigate the case has not been ruled out.  (See the
Argentinian newspapers El Norte for February 22, 2004,
"Woman nearly battered to death by 'Imp;'  El Norte for
February 23, 2004, "Saenz Pena still in uproar over
strange phenomena assaulting woman;" El Norte for February
25, 2004, "Woman attacked by El Pombero is in the Saenz
Pena mental ward," and Diario Primera for February 23,
2004, "Neighbors blame El Pombero."  Muchas gracias a
Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi para estos articulos de
diario.)
(Editor's Comment: Domestic violence, eh?  Well, that
explains everything...except for the showers of stones on
two separate nights, witnessed by over 10 people.)


UFO LANDS IN PAKISTAN;
THREE ALIENS SIGHTED

      Pakistan ordered a Red Alert in the Punjab, along its
border with India, after a UFO was sighted by a constable
of India's Border Security Force (BSF).
      The UFO landed the same night that troops of
Pakistan's Rapid Reaction Force were hunting for Osama Bin
Laden in the hills around Wawa, a town in the South
Waziristan Tribal Agency, located about 304 kilometers
(190 miles) west of Islamabad, the national capital.
      "The mystery surrounding an unidentified flying
object, which was spotted close to the international
border with Pakistan by a police post sentry and a few
villagers of Chann Kalan, continued on the third day."
      "Though Border Security Force authorities have
registered a protest with Pakistani Rangers on Saturday,"
February 28, 2004, "asking them to return any object or
glider if the same had landed on their territory, along
with any accompanying human beings, but there are so
senior officials of BSF who discount the possibility of
any human beings coming across the border--on the basis of
the reports of the size of the flying object collected by
them."
      "On the evening of (Thursday) February 26 (2004), a
sentry of Fatehpur Chowki had spotted an eagle-like flying
object that originated from India and landed about 500
meters inside Pakistan's territory."
      "A high alert was sounded along the Indo-Pak border
in Punjab in the wake of the landing of an 'unidentified
flying object' in Pakistan's territory, BSF Senior
Commandant Darbarah Singh said in Amritsar (India) on
Sunday," February 29, 2004.
      "The incident occurred on Thursday evening (February
26, 2004) when a flying object which took off from the
Indian side landed in Pakistan's territory directly 300
yards (270 meters) away from the zero line (border--
J.T.)."
      "The area was identified on the Indian side as BSF
Post Fatehpur, falling in the village of Chann Kalan, he
said."
      "Singh said, 'As per the eyewitness account of BSF
Constable Jagdish Parishad, who on Thursday evening was
keeping vigil on the International Border, had seen a
flying object like a hot balloon carrying three persons,
who disembarked after landing in Pakistan's territory."
      "Singh said, 'Now it has become difficult to
ascertain the reality that the flying object landed in
Pakistan's territory after crossing Indian territory, as
the BSF constable is not educated enough to identify the
object.'"
      "'Since the constable has never seen a para-glider,
fan glider and even a hot-air balloon during his service
tenure, it is difficult to ascertain the authenticity of
this matter,' he said."
      Just prior to the UFO sighting, "Pakistani troops
backed by helicopter gunships and artillery detained 20
people Tuesday (February 24, 2004) in raids against
suspected Al-Qaeda hideouts in a tribal region bordering
Afghanistan."
      The same day, "two Arab television stations aired
messages attributed to Osama Bin Laden's top deputy," Dr.
Ayman al-Zawahiri.
      "On one tape, broadcast on Al-Jazeera, a voice
attributed to Dr. Zawahiri taunts President (George W.)
Bush with references to his State of the Union speech in
which Bush said two-thirds of Al-Qaeda had been
destroyed."
      "Rejecting that, the voice on the tape says 'Al-Qaeda
is still in the holy war battleground (Pakistan and
Afghanistan--J.T.)' and is preparing to carry out fresh
attacks in the United States."
      On Wednesday, February 25, 2004, "American F-15
fighter jets and Indian jets fought a mock battle" over
Gwalior, a city in central India, "as the first-ever joint
aerial exercise between the two nations, who were on
opposite sides during the Cold War."
      "The ten-day war games, codenamed Operation Cope
India 2004, signalled a new era of military cooperation
between India and the United States.  The Indian Air
Force, the world's fifth largest, said it was a close
match for the U.S. Air Force."
      "The USAF is very advanced but at a tactical level we
are a rough match.  In air-to-air and in beyond-visual-
range combat, however, the Americans have lots of
experience, and we are learning from them,' said Air
Marshal Ajit Bhavani in Gwalior."
      "The ten-day exercise is being held at IAF
Maharajpur, an air base 7 kilometers (4 miles) from
Gwalior.  U.S.-designed twin-engined F-15C Eagles clashed
with Russian-built Sukhoi Su-30s, MiG-21s and French-
designed Mirage 2000s jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF)."
(Editor's Comment:  Most troubling is the fact that these
maneuvers received zero news coverage in the USA's news
media.  Perhaps the UFO that landed in Chann Kalan was
spying on Operation Cope India 2004.)
      Also the same week, USA Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld visited bases in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan,
fueling speculation that an Allied invasion of the South
Waziristan Tribal Agency is imminent.  Osama Bin Laden has
many supporters among the Waziris and Ghazis in those
hills, who revere him as a prophet and refer to him as al-
Sheikh.
      In Afghanistan, Rumsfeld "visited troops in the
southern city of Kandahar and went to the presidential
palace in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to meet with
President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalizad,
and the top American commander in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen.
David Barno."
      In an appearance before the Senate Intelligence
Committee in Washington on Tuesday, February 24, 2004, CIA
director George Tenet discussed the growth of Al-Qaeda in
the region.
      "As for Bin Laden, Tenet suggested the terrorist
leader might be out of action, at least temporarily."
      "'Bin Laden has gone deep underground,' he said,
without elaborating."  (See the Times of India for
February 25, 2004 and for February 28, 2004, "UFO mystery
continues on Indo-Pak border;" the Hindustan Times for
February 29, 2004; The Scotsman for February 26, 2004; and
the Chicago Tribune for February 25, 2004, "Next wave of
terrorists taking shape" and "Pakistani raids net 20 near
border," section 1, page 5.  Many thanks to Jim Hickman,
Krishnari Bai Dharapurnanda, Karim Afzal Khan and Ayesha
al-Khatabi for these news stories.)
(Editor's Comment: Deep underground, eh?  Tell us, Mr.
Tenet, is that "deep underground" as in Shambhala?  I have
a sneaky feeling Osama and his son-in-law, Mohammed Mullah
Omar, scuttled down the ancient Uighur tunnel to Shambhala
again, leaving Dr. Zawahiri to hold the fort in South
Waziristan.)


LUMINOUS UFO SIGHTED
NEAR DENIZLI, TURKEY

      On Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 7 p.m., Jack C.
was outdoors in Kinikli, a suburb of Denizli, a city in
southeastern Turkey, when he looked up at the night sky
and saw a UFO approaching from the north.
      "Its size was about half that of the moon," Jack
reported, "And from my position it was a good two
kilometers (1.2 miles) away.  The object followed me for
about five minutes and suddenly moved forward to the top
of the (Boz Daglari) mountains.  It was moon-shaped and a
bright bulb-colored light.  Its speed was high as it took
only a second to move 30 kilometers (18 miles) westward."
      Denizli is about 400 kilometers (250 miles) southeast
of Ankara, the capital of Turkey.  (Email Form Report)


EIGHT UFOs SIGHTED OVER
CHARLESTON, S.C.

      On Saturday, February 21, 2004, at 11:30 p.m., Ed
Davis and a few friends were outside in Charleston, South
Carolina (population 96,650)  when they suddenly saw a
strange luminous glow approaching from the east, over
Mount Pleasant, S.C. (population 47,609).
      "I saw what looked like a small compact constellation
of lights--maybe 8 to 10 of them--moving in unison from
east to west," Ed reported, "They were synchronized, some
of them left the formation and later dropped back into the
formation at the back.  They came across the sky from east
to west with eight lights in total.  Then the first two
peeled off to the side briefly and then fell back into the
formation.  No change in color, other than the entire area
in the compact formation seemed to have a unified
glow/aura to it but lighter."
      "We were in Charleston, and it was a very clear night
and aircraft were visible from time to time.  There is a
large military base just west of Charleston."  (Many
thanks to ufologist Brian Vike for this news story.)


UFO PHOTOGRAPHED IN
NYACK, NEW YORK

      On Saturday, February 21, 2004, at 3 p.m., John C.
walked down to the west bank of the Hudson River in Nyack,
New York (population 6,737) and decided to try out his new
digital camera.
      "I took several pictures of the Tappan Zee Bridge
(over the Hudson River--J.T.)  There was traffic on the
bridge, and the sky was empty.  When I got home, I was
downloading photos, and a UFO appeared in one photo
unexpectedly.  It was a charcoal-black, V-shaped UFO.  Its
height and speed are unknown."
      Nyack, N.Y. is located about 25 miles (40 kilometers)
north of New York City.  (Email Form Report)


READER FEEDBACK:

MYSTERY VAN IS A FAKE!

      Concerning the mysterious silver-grey van seen and
photographed in Arizona, Alik S. of Canada writes, "The
Raytheon antenna is just a boat radar, and a small one at
that; the grey dish is a satellite-TV antenna, if it was
anything else the receiver at focal point would not be a
common TV downconverter.  There is what looks like a TV
camera with floodlights.  The warning signs are from
military surplus."
      "There is not even a hint of exotic electronics
visible on this thing.  This is simply some guys driving
around playing with gadgets that are readily available
from any boating store."


      That's it for this week.  Join us in seven days for
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