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Argentina: La Rioja UFO Witness Suffers Facial Paralysis
Source: Diario El Dia
Date: October 29, 2008
ARGENTINA: La Rioja UFO Witness Suffers Facial Paralysis
Man reports seeing three UFOs in La Rioja and experienced facial paralysis; says that event "changed his life" affecting him not only psychologically but also physically.
Witness claims seeing three UFOs over the locality of Villa Castelli; experience left him with "facial paralysis"
Fernando Guerrero, who was intensely sought after by news media throughout Argentina, stated on radio that he has been feeling "very strange" since he saw the strange phenomenon.
The event took place on Saturday, October 25, when Guerrero, who drives the only ambulance owned by that community of La Rioja, reached his place of work in fear and told his co-workers what he had seen.
As he drove the ambulance from Villa Union toward neighboring Villa Castelli, he became aware of a significant increase in the light coming from the cell phone he was using at the moment.
"It's going to burn up." That was the first thought that crossed his mind, adding that the CD he was listening to at the time "suddenly stopped, and a loud squealing sound could be heard."
At that moment three objects moved along in the sky. The privileged witness did not doubt to use his cellphone to capture the image.
"I immediately used my phone to take a picture of them, it was lovely, a real spectacle," the driver told his co-workers, who ultimately chose to report it to the local print media.
Now, Guerrero decided to speak to the press for the first time, insisting over and over that he feels "different" and explains that since the dramatic close encounter, half of his face is numb, exactly in the parietal region where he was struck by the "powerful light" by the Unidentified Flying Object.
"The part of my head that was exposed to the light when the UFO appeared now feels numb and hot," said the man, who refused to say if he received phone calls from scientists and researchers.
It emerged that researchers had tried to get in touch with the witness to the phenomenon to glean details of the sightings as part of the search for new eyewitness accounts for UFO events in this region.
The two latest cases occurred on April 14 and 15, when tourists visiting Quebrada del Condor in Tupungato, Mendoza, and residents of the Riojan department of Arauco, respectively, claimed seeing strange objects in the sky.
(Translation (c) 2008 S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)
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