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Argentine Expedition Seeks To Recover Crashed

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:39:42 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 08:49:49 -0500
Subject: Argentine Expedition Seeks To Recover Crashed

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

January 8, 2007

Source: Planeta UFO and El Tribuno


DATE: 01.06.07

Argentina: Expedition Planned To Recover UFO That Collided In
Anta 12 Years Ago

It is among the most mysterious and well-known phenomena of
its kind

An answer is sought for an event that caused a stir but was
never explained. Civil aviation pilot Tony Galvano, an
eyewitness to the event, will head the mission to Sierras
Coloradas in Anta

An expedition with the purpose of recovering the large
unidentified flying object that allegedly fell in the
rain forest area of Anta in Sierras Coloradas on August 17,
1995, and which caused interest among the domestic and foreign
press at the time, is being prepared by a team of Argentinean
and Brazilian researchers.

The organizers of this excursion are civil aviation pilot
from[the town of] Joaquin V. Gonzalez, Tony Galvano; journalist,
cameraman and mountain climber Antonio Zuleta and Brazilian
mathematician and physicist Eduard Gauche, full Professor at the
Universidad do Desenvolvimento do Estado de Santa Catarina.

Galvano was one of the story's main protagonists, as when the
event took place, he immediately boarded one of his crop dusters
and began an unsuccessful search for the object. Over the course
of 15 days he experienced a succession of events as fantastic as
they were frightening, worthy of a sci-fi thriller, including
the collision of his own aircraft against a mountainside
following a failure that he is unable to explain to this very

In the meantime, Zuleta has become famous =96 as attested by
hundreds of internet pages that reproduce his findings and
photographs =96 as a result of having recorded impressive images
of luminous objects of varying shapes, sizes and colors flying
over the Valles Chalchaquies region.

Gauche, the Brazilian, thanks to Zuleta's videos and photo
plates, has become a fan of the area due to the recurrence of
sightings and says "there is evidently something there that
attracts whoever or whatever is behind these UFOs. I tend to
believe," he speculated, "that this is due to the large number
of radioactive mineral deposits and rare earths in the Puna

The resident of Santa Catarina has come every year for the past
five years with the avowed purpose of finding answers to the UFO
enigma. The expedition members are planning to initiate their
search in the dry season =96 between the fall and winter of this
year =96 accompanied by a group of mountaineers trained in
survival, trekking and rappelling, due to the fact that the
Sierras Coloradas, some 60 kilometers southwest of J.V. Gonzalez
are steep, covered by a nearly impenetrable foliage, with
dangerous wild boar packs. The terrain is exceedingly rough,
plagued by chasms and crevasses.

Galvano's Story According to Galvano, the UFO crash occurred on
August 17, 1995 at 13:45 hrs. on a sunny, cloudless day with
excellent visibility. And his story is extraordinary: "It was,"
he says, "a sort of flying saucer measuring approximately 250
meters in diameter of a bright metallic color. It flew swiftly
from North to south and was followed by two other objects =96
probably missiles =96 that impacted against it. There are
thousands of witnesses who saw this and there are even
photographs of the case.

"The object did not disintegrate; rather it began to fail and
plummeted to the ground. Moments later a powerful explosion was
heard, followed by an intense seismic movement that was felt in
a 300 km radius. Residents of Gonzalez took to the streets,
along with townspeople from El Galpon, Coronel Olleros, El
Quebrachal, Gaona and other communities. Scenes of panic took

"After a while, a column of dense black smoke rose into the sky.
It was impressive. I had never seen anything like it. It gave
the impression of being solid because it did not let a single
ray of light through it. I ran toward the airstrip, got on my
ultralight FlyStar airplane, took off and went to investigate.
Below I could see people in the streets and fields transfixed by
what had occurred. I flew and flew, but couldn't find the point
of impact. Visibility was poor due to the smoke, which had
extended for many kilometers, and I had to turn back," he says.

The Expeditions

Galvano becomes excited when he recalls his experience. "That
same afternoon, radio broadcasts did not stop repeating citizen
reports on the events. Everyone gave their own account while
demanding explanations at the same time. I met with Irma Caro,
who was the intendant at the time, and she authorized me to
organize a search patrol with the purpose of solving the mystery
of the UFO allegedly struck by two missiles. We covered large
expanses of terrain to no avail."

"Two days later I boarded my plane again and started looking.
Suddenly, on an esplanade on top of a sort of plateau, I saw
something strange: there was an impact print measuring some 5
kilometers long by 600 meters wide, where the effect of the
friction heat produced by a giant, heavy object could still be
seen. I swooped down low and was impressed. The trees in that
area, largely red quebrachos and algarrobos, had been thrown out
of the recently made furrow, whose bed presented a shiny white
powder, as though it was aluminum turned into talc. The
remainder of the tree trunks at the perimeter of the furrow and
nearby trees had strange injuries: it seemed as though they had
been sprayed with acid. Suddenly, my aircraft began to
malfunction. The motor appeared to be about to stall, I lost
altitude and I readied my beloved Flystar for impact. I was
battered but otherwise unhurt. Once on the ground, I held the
strange dust in my hands; I'd never seen anything like it."

"It was subsequently analyzed at the University of La Plata
because I sent them samples, and they gave me an unexpected
result: it was a potassium compound with a 98% purity, not found
on this planet. The remaining 2% was unknown material. The
imprint on the ground ended in a cliff and below there were
crevasses and ravines covered in dense jungle vegetation, but
nothing more could be seen. We continued investigating the
matter for days, without any luck," he added.

The Men in Black Appear

Galvano, the witnessed to an event that he will never forget,
stated that 15 days after the events "even stranger things began
to occur: armed characters dressed in black, traveling in 4x4s
and all terrain motorcycles turned up. They took over the search
and the investigation. They wouldn't speak to one day, and us
one of them asked me to drop the entire matter. He was
Argentinean and his words were inscribed in my mind with letters
of fire: "Forget it, Galvano, what's coming down is very heavy,"
he warned.

"After that, I started to receive nocturnal phone calls with
silence at the other end of the line. The pressure was such that
I accepted the advice of the mysterious compatriot who made up
the "men in black" team and I moved from Joaquin V. Gonzalez for
a few years. All I know today is that those people found
nothing. Up to two years ago it was still possible to see them
around, although at a minimal scale."

The pilot from Gonzalez, despite the passing of time, does not
want to give up on his adventure and believes that together with
his friends, he will succeed in unveiling the mystery of this
strange day that changed his life.


Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, IHU
Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO
and Jose Antonio Abarzua)

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