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The Floridad Uruguay UFO Photo Sequence

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 03:48:30 -0400
Archived: Tue, 08 May 2012 03:48:30 -0400
Subject: The Floridad Uruguay UFO Photo Sequence

Source: OpenMinds.Tv


May 01, 2012

The Floridad Uruguay UFO Photo Sequence
Antonio Huneeus

The city in Uruguay is actually named Florida, not Floridad. The
use of "Floridad" in this article is taken directly from the
case files, and is reproduced here for continuity.

In the "Photo Gallery" of Open Minds magazine issue 7 (April/May
2011) we published a color photo of a classic flying saucer -
the third out of a total sequence of seven shots - taken on July
11, 1977 in a farm in Floridad, Uruguay.

The case was investigated by the late Guillermo Roncoroni, an
Argentinean ufologist, photo expert, and IBM engineer, who
located and interviewed the witness, 29-year-old horticulturist
Hector Rufino Delgado. On the afternoon of July 11, 1977,
Delgado was working in his greenhouse in Floridad, when he heard
a high-pitched humming sound around 3:30 PM.

Delgado told Rocoroni it was "something like that produced by an
electric motors or a ventilator" and that he didn't pay much
attention initially, as "it was not constant, but its intensity
and tone increased and decreased perceptibly". Delgado
eventually decided to investigate the cause of the sound and, as
he looked around, he noticed a silver-shaped object moving
smoothly in the air some 200 meters from his position and 50 m
above the ground. "I was slow to react, never had the thought
occurred to me that I might encounter a thing like this", said

The witness remembered he had a camera loaded with 100 ASA
Perutz color slide film in his house and so he rushed in to grab
it. Selecting a shutter speed of 1/125th second and an aperture
of f:11, Delgado managed to take a total of seven shots of the

"When I took the first photograph the UFO was still moving very
slowly toward the south", he said, but he had barely snapped it
when "the object drastically altered its velocity and trajectory
and began climbing maneuvers as it increased elevation from the
ground... At times it was very difficult to follow it with the
camera, at times it appeared totally immobile and then jumped to
extreme velocity... at the same time performing the most
incredible maneuvers, withdrawing and then re-approaching my
position again. It's really difficult to describe the movements
of that thing."

The sighting lasted some 3 minutes but he heard the sound for
another 3 minutes or so before first spotting the object. In the
magazine's "Photo Gallery", we reproduced only the third in the
sequence, which was the clearest and closest to the
witness - around 50 meters away.

According to Roncoroni, it shows "the object is rotating on its
vertical axis at a considerable speed". Another interesting
detail is that the humming sound seemed to change with the type
of maneuver performed by the UFO - intensity of tone increased
when the object increased its velocity and vice versa. Roncoroni
found "no evidence of manipulation or faking" in the film,
concluding that "the object that is shown is probably a solid
object, apparently metallic of several meters of diameter".

We reproduce now for the first time the entire contents of the
Floridad case contained in Lt. Col. Wendelle Stevens' UFO Photo
Archives, now in the possession of Open Minds. This includes the
complete photo sequence in order, a diagram of the craft made by
Stevens, and the two-page original report written in English by
Guillermo Roncoroni, whom we met during a trip to Buenos Aires
in December 1983. Roncoroni was the author, with Gustavo
Alvarez, of the book Los OVNI y la Evidencia Fotogr=E1fica (UFOs
and Photographic Evidence), published by Cielosur in Argentina
in 1978. He was also one of the representatives of Dr. J. Allen
Hynek's Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Argentina for a number
of years.

Below the sequence (1 to 7) of the Floridad UFO taken by
horticulturist Hector Rufino Delgado:

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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