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UFO Photo was taken over Florida, Uruguay on July 25, 1977 by Horticulturist Hector Delgado.
Daniel Iglesias reports, “The UFO phenomenon has manifested itself many times in Uruguay, South America. The Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) high command has declassified its files and allowed EL PAIS (The National Newspaper) to access its UFO records and eyewitness accounts.. While the Air Force commission that studies these cases has been operating for only a few decades, the UFO phenomenon in Uruguay began in 1947, and continues a rich history of seeing UFOs, according to Col. Ariel Sanchez, an Air Force officer with 33 years of active service and who presides over the UFO commission. The agency operates out of a small office in downtown Montevideo and has a computer database and print archives. There are hundreds of files in green binders under the heading “Confidential”, containing eyewitness accounts, photographs, sketches, drawings, documents and evaluations made by officials. The files consist of reports that accrue at a rate of 100 cases per year with 2100 solid reports the commission has researched and dismissed many for various reasons. Thirty years after research began, forty cases remain unexplained. These files have been kept open, and range from sightings and landings of alleged craft to abductions, where people claim to have been kidnapped by extraterrestrial entities.
The military commission’s task is to compile a record of cases and draft guidelines or conclusions regarding their veracity and origin. They have obtained solid results: “The commission managed to determine modifications to the chemical composition of the soil where landings were reported. It could be a phenomenon that occurs in the lower sectors of the atmosphere, the landing of aircraft from a foreign air force, up to the extraterrestrial hypothesis. It could be a monitoring probe from outer space, much in the same way that we send probes to explore distant worlds,” stated the officer. “The UFO phenomenon exists and I must stress that the Air Force does not dismiss an extraterrestrial hypothesis based on our scientific analysis,” said Col. Sanchez. The Uruguayan Air Force has now declassified all of its information and only the identity of the witnesses remains undisclosed. In a case in the Department of Durazno, a witness reported a UFO landing and soil analysis showed an increase in the values of minerals such as chrome, manganese, phosphorus and carbon, enabling researchers to conclude that the event had indeed been real.
In another case two reddish spheres, flew silently over the heads of two teamsters driving cattle. The objects moved at high speed in opposite directions and the vanished toward the west at high speed. UFOs are most likely to be seen in February, March, July and October in Uruguay. In February of 2009, the commission received numerous reports accompanied by digital photographs. Photographs or film are not a determining factor in any case, but rather a contribution, explains Sanchez, given the current technical possibilities for hoaxing images.
Unsolved cases have a considerable high strangeness quotient for example, the 1986, pursuit by two Pucara jet fighters over the Palmar Dam in response to the maneuvers of a luminous sphere. The pilots chased it and were about to intercept it, when the sphere flew off at a dizzying rate of speed toward Argentina. When the pilots returned to their base, the sphere reappeared over the dam. They chase it again and it vanished from sight, changing colors from red to yellow.
A similar case occurred to a group of military pilots in 1996, engaged in exercises over the Santa Bernardina Base in Durazno. They saw two luminous spheres at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters), whose presence was corroborated by the airport’s control tower. When the objects flew away, they maintained their shape and luminosity, which enabled the spherical shape to be confirmed. Minutes later, the pilots noticed their glow diminished, and only their outline was illuminated.
In 1979, a crew of a commercial airline was pursued by a powerful light that was photographed by passengers and remains unexplained. The Air Force also has visual reports of a dozen mutilated animals that may be related to Argentina, where 700 mutilated animals were found. FAU does not dismiss the possibility of an extraterrestrial event. Military statistics show that most people reporting sightings involve young men up to 45 years of age. They also indicate that cases occur in the early hours of the evening, 49% of statistics are made up of reports of luminous spheres; barely 2% include occupant sightings. Also several cases of the abduction of humans remain unexplained. One of them occurred in Playa Pascual in 1980 and involved a camper, who was suddenly taken by surprise by short beings who immobilized him and conveyed him to a vehicle, where he was subjected to a medical examination. Another “missing time” case involved a family that was driving along the road when an aircraft flew over their vehicle and landed in front of them. They were unable to account for what had occurred to them for several minutes. (Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Source:www.elpais.com.uy