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South & Central America

Large triangular UFO photographed over Puerto Rico Featured Case

May, 15, 2005 - Carolina, Puerto Rico

"I saw an immense triangular object... I can tell you [and compare it] to the size of a ball park or two enormous ball parks. It was going very slowly and passed directly over me... It made no noise whatsoever and was going slowly, very slowly, and thats when the van's engine and lights went out completely... I managed to capture the craft and photograph it.  View full report

Source: Scott Corrales (INEXPLICATA - Journal of Hispanic Ufology)   ID: 564
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Photo, Vehicle Interference, E-M Effects, Physiological Effects, Animal Reaction

The Parque Forestal (Chile) Alien Photograph Featured Case

May, 10, 2004 - Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile

Civil Engineer Germán Pereira was taking photographs of the Carabineros (state police) on horseback in the Parque Forestal of Santiago, Chile. One of the photos, after being downloaded from his digital camera, showed the image of a possible alien being. CIFAE Chile has interviewed the witness and undertaken the analysis of the photograph.  View full report

Source: Germán Pereira / Corporacion de Investigacion de Fenomenos Aereos (CIFAE), Chile   ID: 380
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Alien Photograph, Humanoid/Occupant, Witness Photo

Large, Luminous UFO Stops Cars, Electronics In City

July, 15, 2002 - Campamento Vespucio, Argentina

An unidentified flying object (UFO) of large size and intense luminosity was seen in the town of Campamento Vespucio. The event caused a sensation in this community. The object was of the size and shape of a rugby ball. The phones stopped working and the electrical systems of several cars were left for dead.  View full report

Source: Scott Corrales - 'El Tribuno' de Salta - Argentina July 21, 2002 - Rense.com   ID: 30
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  E-M Effects, Vehicle Interference

Enormous Cigar-Shaped UFO In Argentina

May, 1, 2002 - Cachi, Argentina

Three motorcyclists from Cachi saw 'an enormous cylinder measuring some 100 meters in length, shining like a mirror in the reflected light of the setting sun. It was shaped like a giant cigarette and flew slowly some 200 meters from the ground.  View full report

Source: Scott Corrales, El Tribuno Digital (Argentina   ID: 33
Case Type: PressReport

Pilot encounters giant pyramid-shaped UFO over Pelotas, Brazil Featured Case

October, 5, 1996 - Pelotas, Brazil

Brazilian pilot Haroldo Westendorf, 39, was flying over Pelotas when he encountered an enormous pyramid or cone shaped UFO, with 8-10 sides; it was 100 meters in diameter and 70 meters high. Westendorf was able to fly around the base of the object three times, at one point coming as close as 40 meters. Then, out of an opening at the top of the craft, a smaller classic disc-shaped UFO emerged and flew off at tremendous speed. Three air traffic controllers and others on the ground also witnessed the event.  View full report

Source: CNI News, Dec. 20, 1997   ID: 699
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Pilot/Aircrew, Multiple UFOs

Electrician Alleges UFO Abduction In Southern Chile

June, 27, 1996 - La Araucania region, Chile

An electrician claims having been abducted by a UFO while traveling by car between two towns in southern Chile. Gabriel Encina, 47, states that the strange experience occured six years ago, but that the anguish he experienced kept him from disclosing it until now.  View full report

Source: EFE News Agency / Scott Corrales   ID: 58
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Abduction, Vehicle Encounter

The Varginha Incident (Brazil) Featured Case

January, 20, 1996 - Varginha, Brazil

In 1996 in Varginha, Brazil, during the course of several weeks at least two and perhaps as many as six alien creatures were captured or killed and turned over to American authorities, and a UFO may have crashed. Eyewitnesses described the creatures as humanoid and 3 to 4 feet tall. They had dark brown, hairless skin, big triangular heads with three short "horns" on top, and huge red eyes that were vertically oval.  View full report

Source: Press release by A.J. Gevaerd, Editor of UFO Magazine (Brazil), June 12th, 1996   ID: 498
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Crash/Retrieval, Injury, Children, Witness Photo

Ex-airline pilot has close encounter with dome-shaped UFO in Brazil

May, 6, 1994 - Guarantingueta, Brazil

I could see the shape of the object and it was the familiar "flying saucer" dome shaped object. I walked two hundred feet on the side of the road towards the object which was hovering low, no sound came from it... The object was quite large and I estimated it to be at least 70 feet in diameter and about 30 feet high. It was just hovering in the air at about 120-150 feet high."  View full report

Source: Brian Vike, HBCCUFO Research (hbccufo.org)   ID: 1115
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Silent, Humming, E-M Effects, Body Lights, Group Sighting

The Story that 48 Hours Missed

March, 20, 1994 - Mt. Popocatepetl , Mexico

CSETI allowed a crew from CBS's 48 Hours "news show" to accompany an RMIT, March 20, 1994 to show its audience CSETI, doing real-time research in an area of known UFO/ET activity at Mount Popocatepetl in central Mexico.  View full report

Source: Wayne Peterson   ID: 48
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Interaction/Reaction, Human-Initiated Contact

CSETI Investigative Team in Mexico

January, 30, 1993 - Mexico

Convinced that a truly significant Extraterrestrial event was continuing in the volcanic zone of Mexico, CSETI's Director activated the RMIT to investigate directly these events.  View full report

Source: Steven M. Greer M.D. International Director of CSETI   ID: 47
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Interaction/Reaction, Human-Initiated Contact, Portholes/Windows

CSETI Mexico City Sightings - 1993 (Large triangle craft observed)

1993 - Mt. Popocatapetl, Mexico

In 1993 Dr. Steven Greer, director of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), led a Rapid Mobilization Investigative Team (RMIT) to Mexico to study the ongoing wave of UFO sightings there. A large triangular shaped craft with a white light at each corner and a red beacon in the center was observed.  View full report

Source: Dr. Joseph Burkes, CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence)   ID: 45
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Interaction/Reaction, E-M Effects, Human-Initiated Contact, Portholes/Windows

Jet Chase Over Brazil

May, 19, 1986 - Brazil

As many as twenty UFOs were seen and tracked by ground radar and at least six airplanes. Unidentified radar returns were tracked by airports in São Paulo and the Integrated Air Defense & Air Traffic Control Center (CINDACTA) in Brasilia. Two F-5E and three Mirage jet fighters were scrambled from Santa Cruz AFB in Sao Paulo State, and Anápolis AFB in Goias State.  View full report

Source: Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document   ID: 51
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Multiple UFOs

Carlos Diaz Photo and Contact Case (Mexico) Featured Case

January, 1981 - Ajusco National Forest , Mexico

"The source of light revealed itself to be a large, orange, oval-shaped UFO, slowly hovering about 30 metres from his car... The whole car began to shake violently. Diaz got out of the vehicle and took two more photographs before the craft sped up vertically into the sky..." This encounter marked the beginning of what was to develop into a fascinating and long-running contactee case.  View full report

Source: The X Factor, Issue 89   ID: 1091
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Contact, Photo, Vehicle Interference

UFO Abduction at Maringa (Jardim Alvorada Affair)

April, 13, 1979 - Maringa , Brazil

The Jardim Alvorada Affair is the study of a UFO abduction involving sexual relations and dialogue with the crew of a UFO. The case was investigated by the Center for Flying Saucer Research. The investigation included a number of interviews with the two main witnesses, who are brothers, and then hypnotic regression sessions, which were carried out by Dr. Oswaldo Alves, an MD.  View full report

Source: A. J. Gevaerd   ID: 1033
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Abduction, Physiological Effects

UFO crash in Bolivia witnessed by thousands of people

May, 6, 1978 - El Taire Mountain, Bolivia

On May 6, 1978, at about 4:15 p.m., something crashed into a mountain near El Taire on the Bermejo River, the border between the Bolivian province of Tarija and Argentina. Thousands of people saw this happening and later described the object as being cylindrical in shape with a flaming tail. It had caused a supersonic bang that was heard up to 150 miles away.  View full report

Source: Michael Hesemann, 1998   ID: 635
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Crash/Retrieval, Mass Sighting

Retired Chilean General in air encounter with large 'banana-shaped' UFO

1978 - Antofagasta, Chile

Retired General Hernan Gabrielli Rojas had squared off against a gigantic UFO while engaging in a training flight in the skies of northern Chile. According to the military man, the object was the size of 10 or 15 aircraft carriers, and its presence was picked up by the radars aboard two F-5 jet fighters as well as the Cerro Moreno airport in Antofagasta.  View full report

Source: Inexplicata, Scott Corrales, editor / Ovnivisión (Chile) / Revista TOC / Terra Chile   ID: 997
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar
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