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From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:34:46 -0400
Archived: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:37:21 -0400
Subject: This Week At INEXPLICATA

Unsolved Mystery: The Object That Fell Between Bolivia and Salta

Source: El Tribuno.com
Date: 06.28.11

Unsolved Mystery: The Object that Fell Between Bolivia and Salta
By Antonio Abarzua, El Tribuno

On May 6, 1978 at 1730 hours, residents of the communities along
the Bolivian and Argentinean borders, along a segment that
starts from the tripartite corner with the Republic of Paraguay,
looked skywards. A penetrating, buzzing sound caused them raise
their eyes as one and up to this very day, thousands of people
remember the extraordinary event: a metallic, oval shape the
[apparent] size of a soccer ball, incandescent, crossed the sky
from east to west at an unheard-of speed, apparently out of
control and in free-fall.

The unidentified flying object (UFO) lost itself in the horizon,
but a tremendous explosion made itself felt later on. The
communities of Aguas Blancas, Salvador Mazza, Los Toldos and
Santa Victoria Oeste in the Argentinean province of Salta
trembled; the same happened to the Bolivian settlements of
Tarija, Padcaya, La Mamora, Las Ca=F1as and Bermejo, just to name
a few.

Everything pointed to the strange object having crashed at some
point along the border between the two nations.

The Gendarmer=EDa Argentina, under the orders of Cmdr. Juan
Nicasio Boari, head of the 20th Or=E1n Squadron, sent three
patrols to the Baritu National Park to find the UFO or whatever
had crashed to the ground. Likewise, airplanes were sent to
survey the area. A similar determination was made by the
Bolivian Air Force, which sent its own air and ground forces to
the probable impact area.

A team of scientists from the Universidad Misael Saracho in
Tarija, led by Argentinean physicists Orlando Bravo, announced
that that the point of impact had been determined, with a
relative degree of certainty, on Bolivian soil, in a mountain
range facing the Argentinean community of Mecoyita, in Santa
Victoria Oeste.

The Bolivian Nuclear Energy Commission dispatched a team of
scientists to the site under the command of Lt. Cmdr. Francisco

The resulting expedition would depart aboard a Bolivian military
helicopter. The team would also include a journalist (Antonio
Abarzua, author of this report) and photographer Luis Benjam=EDn
Arias of El Tribuno. When everything was ready at the Tarija
Airport to set off, a U.S. Air Force plane landed on the runway,
from which emerged Col. John Simmons and Capt. John Heide, who
interviewed the commandant of the local base, Col. Jorge Molina
Suarez. Questioned by the press, they denied that their presence
in Tarija had anything to do with the UFO. After a two-hour stay
in the community, they boarded their plane and departed.

Minutes later, Col. Molina advised us that the expedition=92s
helicopter had suffered a breakdown and those wanting to
participate in the mission would have to do so on foot. Two
donkeys, loaded with food and tents, were made available to the
volunteers, along with a military escort headed by a lieutenant
and four soldiers.

El Tribuno, Dr. Orlando Bravo and his team, plus Cesar Mascetti
of Buenos Aires=92s Channel 13 and his cameraman, Oscar Isse, set
off on foot. Along the road, the locals stated that dozens of
helicopters had been operating for days in the mountains. After
a two-day walk, the expeditionaries reached Mecoya, at an
altitude of nearly 5000 meters. Upon reaching the point of
impact, they were struck the ravaged landscape. One mountain -
El Salle - was totally destroyed, with a crater measuring 1500
meters long, 800 meters wide and some 50 meters deep. Heat-
crystallized rock was evident at the bottom, and others had been
displaced farther afield, but there was little else. The
residents of Mecoya told us: "If you=92re looking for the remains
of what fell, the gringos already took it."

Upon returning to the base - this time on horseback, using
animals provided by the residents of Mecoya, the expeditionaries
were welcomed by two Americans: Journalist Bob Pratt and Charles
Tucker, president of the International UFO Bureau. When they
learned of what happened, and that no exotic debris had been
found, they remarked: "It=92s always the same. NASA and the Air
Force get ahead and take it all away."

At that place we were told: "Bolivia has declared the case
closed" and upon returning to Argentina, the news was that
"Gendarmer=EDa interrupted its investigation."

[Contributing Editor Guillermo Gimenez adds the following: "On
May 6, 1978, a U.S. photographic monitoring satellite - ID 1972-
052C, Catalogue Number 6096 OPS7830 - weighing 60 kilograms,
placed in orbit on 7 July 1972 from Vandenberg AFB aboard a
powerful Titan 3D booster, began to experience orbital decay. If
this is the object that fell on the border between Salta and
Bolivia, U.S. interest in recovering immediately becomes

Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU
Special thanks to Antonio Abarzua of El Tribuno and Guillermo
Gimenez, Planeta UFO)


A UFO Landing Strip in Argentina?

We tend to give contactee-related (or space-brother inspired)
news items a wide birth here at Inexplicata, but our friends at
Grupo G.A.B.I.E. have sent us a news item from the El


regarding the latest effort by somebody somewhere to build a
"landing strip for flying saucers".

The website informs us that Werner Jaisli - described as wearing
druid robes and a trusty pair of cowboy boots to keep him safe
against snakes and scorpions - is building an ovnipuerto on the
outskirts of Cachi, one of Argentina=92s notorious hotspots for
all manner of UFO and paranormal activity.

"The construction", says the article, "has a great deal of
esoteric drawing to it, as befits the event, and seeks to be a
sort of runway for eventual visitors from outer space."

Resembling a sort of antique wind rose emblem, the construction
was requested "by the space navigators themselves."

"Some theories claim that the Nevado de Cachi harbors visitors
from space within it, but the fact is none of this can be proven
or refuted, beyond Werner=92s ingenious creation."


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