Atuel River, Paso del Loro
March 6th 2005
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
March 26, 2006
Fisherman Takes Cellphone Photos of UFO
The man, on the banks of the Atuel River, claimed seeing a fireball. He managed to take some photos using his cellphone.
GENERAL ALVEAR – A businessman fishing along the banks of the Atuel River managed to photograph a UFO that was suspended in the air for some 30 seconds before it took off in the general direction of the cordillera.
The image shows a UFO immersed in a fireball, and it could well be considered a meteorite, although those who saw it say that “given its trajectory and movements, it could not have been one.”
This curious event took place on March 6 when a renonwed businessman from Alvear – his name is Ramon but he preferrred to withhold his surname – was fishing along the river in an area known as Paso del Loro, 20 km between the borders of this department and La Pampa province.
“We were fisthing around 10:00 pm. I believe that some 40 to 50 meters away from us, no more than that, I looked up and saw an object suspened in the air, like a fireball some 30 meters up in the air. I can’t tell you more because it was a dark night,” said Ramon, 32.
According to his calculatins, the object must have been suspended in the air some 30 seconds since “it gave me time to take two photos with my cellphone and a third one that didn’t come out very well.” All of this took place when they were fishing on this side of the river and the object was on the far side, over some hills in the area.
The businessman said that everything happened so quickly that “when I took the photo, it was hovering. Then it made an ascending motion toward the cordillera, but it wasn’t abrupt. Then I took a third picture that didn’t come out very well. What called my attention is that at the time we could see a shining light, and when we downloaded the photo to the computer, we noticed that it had reddish tones on the one side and bluish ones ont the other.”
He told his story with a sober demeanor and with a degree of reticence, concerned about the remarks that this experience may generate, since “if you talk about flying saucer, they say you’re nuts.” Ramon says he only told a friend and later saw the experience published in an Alvear weekly paper. In his opinion “it isn’t a meteorite. It’s somehting else, although I don’t know what. It’s the first time that this has happened to me. It was struck by the height at which the object was located and the fact that if you take a cellphone picture of a light source, it won’t come out in the same way as this one did.”
(Translation (c) 2006. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte, S.I.O. - Argentina)
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