From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul> Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:59:41 -0500 Archived: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:16:42 -0500 Subject: This Week At Inexplicata - 07-11-11 Inexplicata Argentina: The Rio Negro Blackouts (1998) Source: El Dragon Invisible Date: 11.06.11 Argentina: The Rio Negro Blackouts (1998) By Carlos Iurchuk - La Plata, Argentina Sunday, April 12, 1998 The lights went off at 19:45 hours. Repairs were undertaken by technicians from the Cooperativa Electrica Bariloche (CEB) who detected an interruption in the medium-voltage line from [the town of] Fernandez Beschtedt to La Paz after the Cipresales transformer was left out of commission, "leaving practically have the city without power." Engineer Claudio Campo of the electric utility confirmed that the CEB had ascertained "a consumption of electricity five to six times higher than usual" and this overvoltage - whose possible origin could have been "a three-phase short circuit" or a "power demand" - managed to blow the electric grid's cables. "We didn't find a short circuit", Campo noted, assuring that the second alternative was that "something had drawn power." Technicians state that the weather conditions could not have brought about the blackout. No one could explain the phenomenon that resulted in peak consumption of 1050 amperes on the electric lines. "At 22:11, three minutes after service was restored, a new blackout occurred that prompted repair crews to conduct a detailed scan of the city's power lines", stated the CEB, stressing that the search was conducted from "post to post" without any evidence suggesting the reason for the blackouts being found. Neither the National Interconnected System nor short-circuits, much less acts of vandalism, could account for the blackouts. "Surveys by repair crews enabled us to determine that no acts of vandalism had occurred on conductors or isolators, and furthermore, the favorable weather conditions dismissed the possibility that the problem could have been brought about by powerful winds." No technical explanation justified the successive interruptions and brown-outs recorded throughout the city [of Bariloche]. At the same time that a sizeable part of the city was plunged into darkness, residents of the city's eastern section saw very bright lights flying swiftly over the mountains in the sector near the airport. One witness even said that a "mothership" - larger than the rest - led a formation over Cerro Leones and that smaller ships pulled into it, producing sparks s they did so. He pointed out that the maneuver occurred at least twice, coinciding with the successive brown-outs and blackouts all over the city. This hypothesis appears to be confirmed, with some differences, by Gustavo and Beatriz Riveros, who saw two lights fly by - one from Cerro Carbon - and that "merged" over Cerro Leones. Other witnesses noted that the sighting took place over several minutes and that they were able to see strange lights over Lake Nahuel Huapi and toward the south. They agreed that the size of the larger vessel was twice that of a streetlight, and that the objects emitted bright flashes of light with red, yellow and white tones. Andrea, Natalia and Carolina Caparro, of the Nicol=E1s Lavalle district, told the TELAM news agency that at 22:30 hours that evening they had seen "a sort of saucer with red, yellow, green and white flashes of light, and another object, slightly larger and elongated, with red and yellow lights." The luminous objects "remained suspended in the air for several minutes before heading off toward the lake sector." Although their sightings began around 23:30 hours, relatives and neighbors "had seen it much earlier". "These were lights of various colors and at low altitude. They made no noise whatsoever, and whenever a bright white light appeared, the power went out", said America Jara, a witness to the sighting. Several residents of the city's higher section got in touch with radio and TV stations to report seeing [objects resembling] stars that moved and gave off red, yellow, green and "glowing white" flashes of light between 22:30 and 23:45 hours. The lights moved back and forth in a straight line until "another object, elongated and the size of a small soda bottle" appeared, and they docked with it, according to locals. This docking maneuver took place "with a great flash, like a burst of electricity, and lights immediately went out all over the city", said a woman who asked to remain anonymous, like other residents of Bariloche. Residents of Dina Huapi, the downtown area, the IPPV districts and other parts of the city also contributed eyewitness accounts. The CEB also received information from a well-known resident of the San Francisco district, who claimed seeing "something like a red ball" descending in a zigzag maneuver at full speed at the long pedestrian stairway at Tiscornia. In this case, of course, the structure is located under a medium voltage line and could have easily been an electric discharge or loss of power. The local airport reported that but for the power interruption, an inconvenience remedied by the repair crews, "no strange events were reported" in that district. "They were private planes arriving for the weekend and took off at the end of the day on Sunday. Furthermore, there were also nocturnal flights", explained an official with the local weather office. Problems continued - without repairs being made -" until 1:34 a.m., without any evidence suggesting an explanation for the occurrence. Power was restored to the lines as from that moment without further inconvenience." Tuesday, April 14, 1998 A new electric blackout occurs with no official explanation being offered. A sizeable part of the city was left completely in the dark. Julio Posse, a resident of Barrio Melipal, said: "...a very bright glow was seen to the east of Cerro Otto. My family witnessed it from inside the house. My children said: "Daddy, the UFOs!" and I replied: "Yes, the UFOS..." The storm that punished the city that night may have accounted for not as many reports as on Sunday, when the sky was completely cloudless. Luis Baigorria, a spokesman for the CEB, noted that Tuesday's power loss went "...from Kilometer 1 of Bustillo Avenue to Puerto Moreno. A few minutes after the power was lost, the lines charged up again, but protections appeared again and the problem repeated itself in the same area..." "...Yet again, no evidence was found to determine that the interruption was due to deliberate reasons that affected the lines, or any logical circumstances that could have affected the supply of electricity", Baigorria concluded. Engineer Claudio Campo explained: "What happened on Tuesday was identical to Sunday, but there were no records in this case, since the Puerto Moreno transformer station isn't there, and no succession of events was recorded..." Wednesday, April 15, 1998 Around 22:30 hours, Adrian Zuber, an employee with a transportation company, captured the maneuvers of a strange and bright light in the direction of Cerro Leon with his Sony camera. The recording showed a vast black background on which a light can be seen to glow "intensely and incessantly" with red, blue, yellow and green flashes. These flashes can be seen more clearly when the zoom function is applied, but the shape cannot be seen clearly, although a halo can be made out. "It was very shocking", said Zuber. All day he received calls from all national and foreign media, including from Germany and the United States. The local resident traveled some 15 kilometers from his home, near the 255 School, to the intersection of Routes 23 and 237, where he made the recording. The last flight recorded from the local airport was a little after 20:00 hours, over two hours before the recording was made. Local Channel 6 broke the story and broadcast the images. Sources: =B7 America Noticias - 14 April 1998 =B7 Diario Popular - 14 April 1998 =B7 El Vocero - Puerto Rico - 20 April 1998. =B7 La Ma=F1ana del Sur =B7 Rio Negro - 14 April 1998 =B7 Rio Negro - 17 April 1998 =B7 TELEFE Noticias - 17 April 1998 Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Carlos Iurchuk, El Dragon Invisible. Posted By Inexplicata at 6:50 AM Argentina: Villa Huidobro - Another Interrupted Journey (1983) Argentina: Villa Huidobro - Another Interrupted Journey (1983) By Lucio Daniel Rossi and Norberto L. Medina Grupo CONEX - Rio Cuarto - Cordoba (from the Contactos ET bulletin published by CONEX, 1997) During the first minutes of Christmas, 1983, a family from Rio Cuarto traveling from Villa Huidobro to Huinca Renanco was intercepted by a vast luminous vessel. While an abduction event occurred during this incident, it will not form part of this report, as is still being researched. The remainder of the experience is nonetheless very interesting, and while not a current case, it is being published for the first time, as it was only made known to CONEX by the experiencers after having kept it secret all these years. The Sordi Family, made up of Armando Sordi, his wife D., his eldest daughter F., his youngest daughter M. and his mother-in- law, H. (the family currently includes a new daughter born years after the incident) decided to spend Christmas Eve, 1983 at the home of some relatives of D., who lived in Villa Huidobro (a small town located in southern Cordoba, near the border with the province of La Pampa). As they dined outdoors, a strong wind kicked up, heralding a Christmas storm. However, D. could not see that likely storm. At the same time, M. (three months old at the time) was upset, as if not feeling well, a symptom that had been for a number of hours earlier. The little one's state was a concern to her parents and grandmother, and they decided to have her checked out by any doctor in Huinca Renanco (which is a few dozen kilometers from Villa Huidobro, localities set out in a straight line parallel to the northern limit of La Pampa). Therefore, around 12:30 and 12:45 in the morning, the family set out to Huinca Renanco in Armando's Ford Falcon. Armando was at the wheel with his wife to his right, holding M. in her arms. In the back seat were H. and F., asleep on H.'s lap. They went along the dirt road and immediately reached the highway, passing by a large tree grove on the side. Armando drove his Falcon urgently, remarking on the darkness of the sky to D., but his wife, strangely enough, was unable to notice any difference. However, D. was able to make out a glow in the distance, to her left. In that direction, something resembling "a large communion wafer" - translucent and white - appeared in the air. It rose quickly into the air "with the movement of a balloon being released" before stopping again. At that moment, the object acquired a yellowish cast to its outline. It was no longer as luminous as before, but "very nearly transparent." =46rom that moment onward, the circular object began moving toward them with a strange motion that D. defined as "halting, as though something were pushing it from behind. For that reason it looked increasingly larger and flying very low." Despair gripped the family. H. screamed in terror, weeping and shaking her arms "as if to make that thing go away". F. remained asleep, Armando and D. were nervous and M. remained with her mother. Faced with this situation, Armando pulled over to the road's shoulder and got out of the car. It should be noted that Armando does not recall having gotten out of the car, a detail that D. remembers clearly, as she had leaned over M.'s little body in an instinctive and maternal act of protection. And from that position, she remembers seeing only her husband's leg and foot beside the car. The UFO remained at the vehicle's left, flying at low altitude and only a few dozen meters away. It was reddish in color, but giving off a powerful white glow. "I suddenly heard Armando say that it was flying over us and stopping over some eucalyptus trees that formed a long curtain to our right", says D., who from her huddled position could only move her head to look. "I was able to see it clearly. It was immense and rotating at an alarming rate. It was noiseless and moved like a hummingbird, one moment here, and another there", added D., who notes that the UFO brushed over the tree boughs, or in her words, "caressing them". Armando and D. agree that the "device's" measured some 25 meters in diameter. It changed colors (from red to orange, yellow, white and green) and always irradiated a powerful white glow that flooded the surroundings. "It looked like daytime; we couldn't even see the car's headlights", Armando stressed. They also noticed that the UFO had dark spots they described as "portholes." After a few minutes, the object flew over them again, placing itself in the position it had originally held, that is to say, to the automobile's left, slightly beyond the train tracks that run parallel to the road. As it remained there, the couple noticed that another car was heading toward them on the opposite lane. This reassured them, as they believed the UFO would be seen by those aboard the car, and that they might stop. Mysteriously, the UFO vanished, "turning itself Off", and the other car sped by, probably without its occupants noticing its anomalous presence. Once the car took off, the UFO "lit up" again. The family then decided to continue its journey and get away from that "device", retaking the road to toward Huinca Renanco. Even more surprising, the UFO also began to move, parallel to the paved road, following them at the same speed and at low altitude (almost over the electric cables), lighting the areas over which it flew. Whenever Armando slowed down, the UFO did the same. It even rose into the air to dodge the facilities of an abandoned refrigeration plant, otherwise it would have crashed into it. =46rom that moment onward, it maintained the same altitude, making a zigzagging motion before reaching Huinca Renanco, ascending at a prodigious rate of speed, and remaining in the sky as a small red dot, then vanishing altogether. The family would have further sightings after this incident. Carlos Alberto Iurchuk of El Dragon Invisible managed to meet Armando Sordi at the Rio Cuardo UFO Convention held in November 1998. Sordi agreed to be interviewed. (available at www.dragoninvisible.com.ar) Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Carlos Iurchuk, El Dragon Invisible Posted By Inexplicata at 4:26 AM Mexico: Airliner Tailed By Two Spheres Aeromexico pilotAntonio Hercedescribes the manner in which two objects -- flying at 850 kmh -- escorted another Aeromexico airliner out of Hermosillo, Sinaloa. Captain Herce was able to see the luminous spheres after making sustained radio contact with the pilot of the aircraft being "tailed". An exclusive interview with Ana Luisa Cid on the La Sobremesa program. Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D8A3VSjTriLM Posted By Inexplicata at 3:33 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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