From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul> Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:28:46 -0400 Archived: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:46:19 -0400 Subject: This Week At Inexplicata - 06-17-011 The Journal Of Hispanic Ufology June 17, 2011 Friday, June 17, 2011 Spain: Searching For Bigfoot In The Aragonese Pyrenees http://tinyurl.com/3g9dtae Spain: Searching for Bigfoot in the Aragonese Pyrenees =96 The First Expedition By Javier Resines, Criptozoolog=EDa en Espa=F1a Since time immemorial there has been speculation surrounding the existence of "wild men" in certain isolated of the Pyrenees where access is difficult. This likelihood has regained currency following the information supplied by recent expeditions made in to the region of Bielsa, Huesca (Spain). Our gratitude goes out to French researcher and filmmaker Florent Barrere, promoter and popularizer of these expeditions, for allowing us to gain access to his reports and extract the article we reproduce below, created by this seeker of the unknown. He describes the events surrounding the two expeditions organized by the Les films de la grotte association with the aim of securing information on the "Wild man of the Pyrenees" following news of the case known as the "Pe=F1a Monta=F1esa yeti". Enjoy the report... Expeditions To Bielsa By Florent Barrere 1. Location of Bielsa and its Surroundings Bielsa is a small town located at the entrance of the valley of Monte Perdido in the province of Huesca of the Aragonese Pyrenees. In order to enter this valley from France, the easiest route to follow is the road to Saint-Lary-Soulan in the valley of Aure, passing through the Saint-Lary tunnel. Some Spanish towns with low population densities =96 with the exception of Bielsa =96 offer a wealth of surprises in the valley of Monte Perdido: Pe=F1a Monta=F1es, Espierba, Parzan... The main mountain forest in Monte Perdido is known as La bola verde o pineta, which is to say, "the green valley with trees". It is a very damp valley typical of the Pyrenaic forests: deciduous hardwood forests and shrubs up to an elevation of a thousand meters, then mixed with conifers from the 1000-1800 meter line. 2. Incidents in the Vicinity of Bielsa A well-known case occurred in the region known as Pe=F1a Monta=F1esa (Huesca) in the Aragonese Pyrenees. This is peaceful area that is only visited by shepherds and their flocks. On May 4, 1993, a group of six woodcutters came across a strange creature standing 1.7 meters tall in this wilderness. According to Manuel Cazcarra, one of the workers, they were cutting trees when "around 15:45 hours, I suddenly heard screams, sharp screams like those of a wild goat. We thought that one such animal had fallen off a cliff, and I went over to see what had happened. When I saw it, it was climbing a pine tree, holding a branch with its hands and feet. It screamed. A 90-meter distance separated us from the creature. I summoned my companions to come and see, and the first of them was Ramiro Lopez, who arrived in time to see the being descend from the tree to hide behind a large bush. The rest of my companions came over, but were unable to see it. However, they had to dodge a tree-trunk violently hurled at them, undoubtedly by the monkey man." These are the simple and exact words used by a man who has seen bears, although these have become scarce in the Spanish Pyrenees. He was sure that it could not be a bear or any other known animal in the Pyrenaic fauna. When we asked Manuel Cazcarra if he had come across other traces in the following days, he answered: "A few days later, the window of one of our Land Rovers was broken. And only a few days ago, a tractor truck was half destroyed." That very same week, a Guardia Civil (state police) patrol, accompanied by one of the lumberjacks, reported to the area and found strange prints on the ground. While they did not appear to belong to any animal known to the Guardia Civil, and with a view toward avoiding a panic, the hypothesis was put forth that the prints probably belonged to a bear that escaped a nearby wildlife preserve. 3. Expedition 1: Broken Trees The first expedition to the surroundings of Bielsa was organized at the initiative of Philippe Coudray, who along with his twin brother Jean Luc Coudray, visited the region in June 2008 to attempt a "hominological first contact" after learning of the recent account of the Spanish woodcutters. With the experience gleaned from the expeditions in search of the North American wild man (Sasquatch 2007, Texas and Sasquatch 2008, British Columbia), Philippe Coudray was able to go deep into the mountains of Monte Perdido valley and give his opinion on some wooden structures or broken trees =96 intentionally created =96 that were found. Philippe and Jean Luc Coudray's first photographic location was around a small paved road known as D11, which leaves Bielsa toward Espierba. The broken trees are along the roadside leaving Espierba. Three sets of broken trees have been found at different heights along this road, normally between two and three meters tall. They have been photographed by the Coudray brothers, with this being the most characteristic image of the broken trees (see photo) A priori, these two young trees could have been accidentally broken following a powerful storm, as is customary in this mountain forest. However, the structure's details tell us something more: aside from both trees being at the same height, which can occur naturally, the two young tree trunks are supported by a softer branch that is artificial, as it was placed to support the structure. Therefore, what could be construed as a mere accident of nature =96 a pile of wood arranged at random by natural agents =96 appears to be an intentionally crafted structure, whether the height of both broken pine trees is accidental or not. (To be continued) Posted by Inexplicata at 5:26 AM Thursday, June 16, 2011 UFOs Responsible for Volcanic Activity? http://tinyurl.com/42g5bbd Source: Diario 24 Date: 06.15.2011 UFOs Responsible For Volcanic Eruptions? There are hundreds of consequences to the bothersome ash of the Puyehue Volcano, everything ranging from school closures to paralyzed airports. But the latest news to emerge has to do with the source of the eruption - a cause that some ascribe to the presence of beings from other worlds: the recently famous UFOs. A recently displayed series of photos and recordings depicts unidentified flying objects hovering in the volcano's vicinity just as the volcano was reaching its maximum violence. No expert, however, has confirmed the sightings made with video and still cameras. The fact remains that many agree that the Puyehue Volcano had not been active for many months. Can UFOs really be the cause of this event? [Note: The link to the video provided by Diario24 - http://www.eldiario24.com/nota/224581/avistan-un-ovni-en-el- volcan-puyehue.html - does not lead to the Teletrece newscast video, but to a privately created montage.] (Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO) Posted by Inexplicata at 10:11 AM Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Argentina: Residents Terrified By "Striking Imp" http://tinyurl.com/69woo7o Date: 06.15. 2011 Source: Rosario3.com Argentina: Residents of Santiago [del Estero] Terrified by "Striking Imp" Local residents state that the small creature appears in dark places and pummels people. Police has issued a statement asking people not to walk alone in the dark. Do imps exist? It seems that they do in Santiago del Estero. According to residents of Suncho Corral, there appears to be a creature that hits people. Locals have taken to calling it "the dwarf", and police have cautioned people to avoid walking alone at night. The Nuevo Diario de Santiago del Estero newspaper reports that residents of Suncho Corral allege that the imp appears in the pre-dawn hours, adding that it also attacked a child on its way to visit a friend's house. Another local was startled by the creature as he went for a ride in his bike. The creature supposedly wore "an enormous hat and had large ears." Father Juan Cruz Fari=F1a of the San Miguel Arcangel church believes that it could be "a product of magic" and if so, "The Church could attempt an exorcism in an effort to expel demons from the possessed body." However, he explained that "nothing about this case suggests a possession. It could be many other things, such as fanciful imaginings or confusion by the people of Suncho. I therefore ask everyone to take matters calmly and above all, to have faith in God. There is an explanation to all phenomena." [Note: Cases involving supernatural entities variously described as "imps", "dwarves", "goblins", etc. have emerged from Argentina on many occasions. Skeptics have scoffed at these accounts, decrying the ignorance of the local population. These manifestations are nonetheless recurrent and appear to select certain areas of the vast Argentinean countryside, such as the city of Saenz Pe=F1a or Santiago del Estero. No photograph or sketch accompanies this report. In a certain way, the description given of this imp is reminiscent of the "little man wearing a hat reminiscent of a Mexican hat" in Farmersville, Texas, in 1913. =96 SC] Link: http://tinyurl.com/3q2kswf (Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU) Posted by Inexplicata at 12:26 PM Peru: Air Force Investigates Strange Phenomena http://tinyurl.com/5s2jeag Source: La Republica (Peru-newspaper) Date: Wednesday June 15, 2011-06-15 Peru: Air Force Investigates Strange Phenomena in the Peruvian Skies By Consuelo Alonso C. UFOs? The Peruvian Air Force (FAP) acknowledges that there's something going on in our airspace. The Direcci=F3n de Investigaci=F3n Aeroespacial (DINAE), which investigates events that still lack a scientific explanation, has been in service for a decade. Are we alone in the universe? This is the question that millions of human beings have asked themselves for centuries, and Peruvians are no exception. There is a department within the prestigious Peruvian Air Force (FAP) that was created in December 2001 and is devoted to the research of anomalous aerospace phenomena (to avoid calling them UFOs) and even now undergoes a restructuring phase to obtain a larger budget and more personnel. There are three theories about the need for creating this office: The first one suggests that a decision was made to create it solely to keep up with our neighbors of Chile and Ecuador, who opened their respective agencies to research the subject. Second, that they wanted to investigate, in depth, a sighting that took place in the La Molina district, and finally, that part of the ministerial cabinet at the time saw a gigantic vessel fly overhead during an official visit to the jungle, and asked someone to tell them what was going on. In any event, what was known as the OIFAA began its investigations with outstanding scholars, such as the recently deceased anthropologist Fernando Fuenzalida Vollmar. However, despite the time elapsed, "they have no statistics or figures" on those "anomalous aerospace phenomena", according to Abraham Ram=EDrez Lituma, advisor to the Direcci=F3n de Investigaci=F3n Aeroespacial (DINAE), to which the department in question reports, adding that this does not dismiss that such events "undoubtedly take place (in the skies of Peru) and probably occur all the time in the rest of the world." What types of events is he specifically referring to? Ram=EDrez Lituma indicates that in spite of the foregoing, nothing has been authoritatively ascertained, even after the earnest investigations conducted. But there can be no question that something is definitely happening, to the extent that at the official level within the FAP we find the eyewitness account of three of its members, claiming to having seen or pursued an unidentified flying object (UFO). One of them is Cmdr. Oscar Santa Mar=EDa Huertas, who claims having had an encounter with a bulb-shaped craft on 11 April 1980 while stationed at the La Joya Air Force base in Arequipa. Another 1,800 men in formation at that military facility witnessed a motionless object some 3 miles distant. His orders from the high command were to intercept it and shoot down. He boarded a Sukhoi fighter and when he was within firing range, fired 64 rounds at it with no effect. After pursuing the vessel for several minutes =96 and watching it make sudden stops, in violation of all known physical laws =96 he noticed that it was a wingless object, lacking doors, motors, rivets or anything known to man. "What am I up against?" was his first thought, as he recalls, before returning to base somewhat fearfully. Today, while not going as far as to say that he saw something alien, he is convinced that the technology displayed by that vehicle, measuring 10 x 10 meters, does not exist on Earth, and did not exist at the time. Even the United States Department of Defense issued a document bearing the title "UFO Sighting in Peru" which describes the incident, indicating that the vehicle's origin remains unknown. Events such as this, 55 years ago, kicked off the aerospace age worldwide, adds Ram=EDrez, and the Peruvian state also decided to create OIFAA, as there was the need (constitutionally mandated) to oversee and insure the safety of our territorial airspace against possible enemies, whether terrestrial or extraterrestrial. And what do you think? Are we alone? Peru's first official UFO research case, carried out by the OIFAA, was headed by researcher Anthony Choy, and involved the presence of a series of vessels flying over Chulucanas in Piura. A religious procession witnessed the event, seeing how the objects engaged in a variety of maneuvers to form geometric figures for two and a half hours. Unfortunately, despite the existence of videos, this event has not been explained. But there are two hypotheses: that either aliens are involved, or simply luminous electrical phenomena. This research determined that mysterious Cerro Pilan was at the heart of these extraordinary phenomena, said Choy. (Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO) Posted by Inexplicata at 5:37 AM Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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