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Vista Alegre, Neuquén

November 2005?

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
November 29, 2005

Date: 11.28.05


Three young men claimed having seen a UFO in a field in the locality of Vista Alegre, Neuquén. "It was a circular light that lit up suddenly and then vanished."

Three young men claimed having seen an unidentified flying object (UFO) this morning in a field of the small locality of Vista Alegre, some 25 km from the provincial capital.

The strange event mobilized provincial authorities to the place and to even notify the Air Force headquarters in Neuquén to participate in the case.

Juan Carlos Manque said that this morning, while in the company of two friends, he witnessed a strange light in the sky as they walked past an area near the Costa de Reyes neighborhood in the locality of Vista Alegre, Neuquén.

"It was a circular light that we saw at a certain distance, as though it were losing altitude. It caught our attention and we kept walking in that direction."

Using their cell phones, the youths notified some relatives to come out of their homes and witness the phenomenon.

Manque noted that at a given moment "the light was much stronger, it lit up suddenly and we were able to see how it lit up some 50 meters around it. That's when we felt sort of scared, but then it vanished all of a sudden."

Police personnel from the locality of Centenario sent out several mobile units and personnel who reached the site and spoke to the teens who claimed having witnessed "a strange light".

Police authorities also advised the Air Force command at Neuquén, which reported to Vista Alegre. Residents of this small community are still commenting about the event.

Unidentified flying objects have been seen in this area as well as in other parts of the country, but it has been a long time since a sighting of these characteristics was reported.

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Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).
Special thanks to Planeta UFO.


The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
November 29, 2005

SOURCE: Diario Rio Negro On-Line
DATE: November 29, 2005

Vista Alegre's Night Was Lit by a UFO

Claim having seen " a bunch of lights coming out of a circle". This fact resulted in the presence of the Chief of Police and the Air Force

NEUQUEN (AN).- Luciano Manrique always thought that people were "talking guff" and the UFOs were bunk. As of yesterday morning, the boy and the majority of the residents of Costa de Reyes no longer think that way. "It was a bunch of lights of all colors, coming out of a circle that had at least 50 meters wide. All together they were the size of three large trees. It was over the river for a while and later ran about a kilometer over to the small farms. There were three of us and we followed it. Then it suddenly shot out something like many lights together and it looked like it was going to explode...we ran away quickly, followed it for too long." Luciano, 18, says he was scared despite the fact of being with his uncles, Carlos and Hilario. Everything began after 12 midnight, with lights that expanded to the very coast itself.

"I went to bed early. My uncle Carlitos (34) called me by cell phone and I went out. I always thought that UFOs were guff," said the boy from Costa de Reyes, a populated corner of the locality of Vista Alegre. There, between twelve thirty and two in the morning, an enormous light like a flying saucer appeared over one of the islands of the Neuquén River amid the commotion in the neighborhood. Curiosity and intrigue even reached the Police, which appeared en masse to witness the spectacle and, of course, to determine what was going on. "I only asked the police, [they said] that what was seen were blue and yellow lines that came out of that thing," said Antonia Quialpi, a local woman who abandoned the comfort of her bed to see the "Flying Saucer".

"I woke up on account of the squad cars. Eight patrol cars arrived in front of the race part. I looked at the commotion through the window, since when these things happen, the police can seize you as an eyewitness, and I'm not up to those transactions," said another neighbor who lives on the access road to the Costa de Reyes jockey club.

The object's presence caused the appearence of Walter Cofre, Neuquen's chief of police, and of police personnel that reported in from the provincial capital. The Air Force Command in Neuquen was summoned from the police prefecture itself.

"We went after two in the morning and the personnel remained until dawn. We saw nothing and stayed until dawn. People claim having seen those lights but we could not ratify it," maintained Santiago Romero, the director of the Neuquen Airport.

Costa de Reyes is located some two kilometers from the limits of Vista Alegre and its name has nothing to do with royalty. There is a resident surnamed Reyes who occupied a good segment on the coast in a place where barricades are being built to keep the Neuquen River from causing flood damage. "Nothing like this had ever happened before," said Antonia Quilapi, the historic resident of the riverside wilderness.

Yesterday, the talk of the town was the spectacle that everyone claimed to have seen in the sky. What was it? Many lights were coming and going to and from a round large object. "One of our cameras arived only five minutes late, according to what we were told. I don't know if there was something, but everyone was up in arms," said Lucio Piancola, a Channel 7 producer.

Residents say that the object vanished rigth above the house of former town intendant Ernesto Meschini after having been suspended over the river. From the get-go, the possibility that it could have been a Police chopper was dismissed. Also dismissed is that any photos may have been taken from there. If the event replays itself, residents are geared up for a safari and claim that they will photograph the UFO in order to keep it from being "unidentified".

Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).
Special thanks to Christian Quintero, Planeta UFO.


The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
November 30, 2005

SOURCE: www.rionegro.com.ar
DATE: 11/30/05


Was the UFO a large laser light show taking place in a neighboring town?
The lights seen by residents of Vista Alegre early Monday morning could have had a more rational explanation

CORDERO (ACS) - The lights seen by Vista Alegre residents may have formed part of a laser light show that was taking place on the other side of the river, some 600 meters from its banks. These were the words of Cordero Council President Fabian Galli, who explained: "I am not saying that the locals couldn't have seen a situation different to what they describe, nor am I saying that they are lying or anything similar: I suggest that there could have been a mistake."

Galli insisted in that he was not "denying" the UFO sighted in the Costa de Reyes area, nor along the Vista Alegre coastal region on Monday morning. "We believe that there might have been some confusion and are therefore contributing this information toward research in order not to alarm people."

Due to the alarm on the part of the locals, the entire coastal area became crowded with squad cars from Vista Alegre, Centeario and Neuquén, while those elements summoned in turn Air Force and aeronautical personnel.

Galli went on to describe that at the time when the residents claimed having seen powerful lights in the sky, and which even lit up in a single go an area the size of three large willow trees in the area, there were laser beams being emitted from 21:30 hours to 01:30 hours as part of the last festivities of his community's anniversary, which was on November 15. "As from 21:30 hours we activated an electrical device that is one of a kind in the area and which was lent to us by a neighbor who owns a dance hall in Barda. It produces circular lights at high altitude with constantly gyrating laser-type beams."

He described that the beams produced lights in eight concentric circles rotating "at high altitiude" and that the device issued these lights continuously until 1:30 a.m. when they ended with six minutes of fireworks "that produced explosions high in the air, cascading multicolored lights."

Translation (c) 2005. S. Corrales, IHU.
Special Thanks to Luis Eduardo Pacheco, Proyecto STRATOCAT.

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