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Argentine Policeman Sees Giant UFO

Now, [the officer's] condition went from fear to abject terror as he saw what he described as a real "floating city" some 200 meters long with a long row of windows (perhaps as many as 100).
Source: C.O.R. (Circulo Ovnil"gico Riocuartense)
July 30, 2002
Policeman Sees Giant UFO
**Was on Duty at the Time**
Guillermo Arias, who provides services in the dependency of the town of Chaj'n, 60 km southeast of Rio Cuarto, was on routine patrol through rurla Chajan at 23:00 hours on Sunday, July 21, 2002, when he heard over the radio that his colleagues in arms over at Achiras were seeing lights in sectors of said community, and that they were heading toward Chajn along Nat'l Route 8, which links the cities of Rio Cuarto, in Cordoba with Villa Mercedes in the province of San Luis Arias. At the wheel of the police patrol van, he managed to see a formation of 7 lights in the distance and decided to drive 10 km along a rural dirt road. When he had covered said distance, he noticed, not without surprise, that the engine of his vehicle sputtered and died, causing the police car to strike the edge of a guard rail.
Simultaneously, the lights on the van's dashboard began turning on and off randomly, the police radio went haywire and its dial displayed the random shifting of the frequencies (channel codes) while the cabin became filled with an acrid odor, as though of burnt wiring, and the interior lights and stop indicator, which were broken, began lighting on and off. Seized by fear, Arias leaped from the van and walked away a few meters down the road, losing his cellphone in the escape.
The darkness was total, when suddenly, amid the [confusing] situation, an immense light emerged from a field adjacent to the road as a triangular object rose majestically into the air. Now, [the officer's] condition went from fear to abject terror as he saw what he described as a real "floating city" some 200 meters long with a long row of windows (perhaps as many as 100). Arias claims having seen something move behind them, describing the movement as "TV sets which make lines and shadows" (sic), which he defined as "non-human", and that many beams of light came out of the giant triangle, aimed at the ground. The event lasted 2 or 3 seconds, but Arias "it felt like an eternity to him."
The object suddenly rose and sped away, vanishing behind the hills of a local field. Arias's statement indicates that while the object moved away, the entire sector was lit "as though it were daytime", since he could clearly make out farms, fields, barbed wire fences, etc. and that the afterglow lasted another 20 minutes.
Recovering from his nervous condition, he returned to the vehicle and notified his comrades of the experience, receiving radio instruction that reinforcements were being set out. In the darkness, he heard the cellphone ring, and that is how he found it in the darkness: his wife was trying to find him and his fellows. He told her briefly about what had happened and sat down to wait for the expected assistance. Patrolman Barrios from Achiras was trying to keep him calm over the raido, while Sgt. Medina, who was the first to arrive on the scene, and Sgt. Cordoba were among the subofficers who reached the area to lend aid to their comrade in distress.
Meanwhile, other police elements radioed the incident to their superiors at Regional Unit 9 at Rio Cuarto. After learning the details, these superiors issued specific directions. In this regard we add that today, Monday noon, the senior officers of said police unit reported to Chajn to order a medical exam for Sgt. Arias and a subsequent re-creation of the events, for which they returned to the scene.

There was news coverage from Rio Cuarto Channel 13, LV-16 Radio Rio Cuarto and numerous FM stations of this city interviewd members of the C.O.R to learn further aspects of this spectacular incident.


Translation (C) 2002. IHU.

Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte, COR.
Argentine Cops See Revolution 04.Aug.2002 02:41

Isaac Asimov

A number of Argentine police officers have reported in recent months that they have seen large crowds assembling and attacking institutions of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and assorted international corporations.
"Yes, they have attempted to burn some of these buildings down. Evidently they have tried to make contact with the capitalists in other ways, but they cannot understand their language, so they have resorted to a universal language."
The police officers have denied seeing any crop circles,("After all, we live in the city.") or UFOs, ("Except for some drunk officers out in the country"), but all have confirmed repeated sightings of enormous masses of people intent on taking control of their own destiny.
One officer dismissed the reports of the UFOs by stating, "Everyone knows that the CIA has attempted to use such diversions in the past in countries undergoing revolutions. In Cuba they shined photos of Christ on mountain-sides; here they will probably try similar things. But I can tell you that the crisis is real. Nobody from outer space is going to solve our problems or save our ass."
Translation from Que Paso?

Got it all figured out, eh? 05.Aug.2002 13:09

Agent Orange

I am quite aware of the economic and social upheaval that has been many years in the making as a result of draconian loan packages, (or "Strategies to Help Reduce Poverty" as they are refered to now) that squeeze the Argentine workers and have as a result caused the currency to go into a tail spin. Cops in Argentina are definitley witnessing revolution in progress. And the CIA is probably there too, spooking around and attempting to reinstate the same old usual suspects.
But does this account for the over 400 recent bloodless cattle mutilations that have flooded the country? Or the rash of UFO sightings? Perhaps. But that is one thesis. There are others, and we may be talking of a combination of factors. The truth is we don't know what the fuck is going on in Argentina any more than the Argentines probably do and by my account and many Argentines reporting from on the scene something strange is afoot that may or may not have something to do with their revolution. Correlation does not prove causation.
SO this is my round about way of saying: Don't be so quick to deride. The world is big enough for things we don't fully understand and it is best to keep an open mind to new information that may shed light onto events we think we have a firm grasp of.

check out www.disclosureproject.org and perhaps you might learn something from the hundreds of decorated individuals who describe things going on in our world that may be surprising to the casual reader. It was to me.

But then again, it could all just be CIA disinformation.

Thanx Agent Orange & Asimov 05.Aug.2002 14:56

tara

Both of your contributions are great. A little of the inexplicable and a little parody. I would agree, however, that the political upheaval in Argentina doesn't mean we need to ignore the strange goings-on. If nothing else, it's a good reminder that we don't know *everything*.