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In the title I do not talk about the ufólogos ( or yes); in fact I take care of the sphere that fell in the Argentine city of Currents.
Tuesday 20 of January of the 2004, like a 10 in the morning, the residents of the Bulging Colony, in the department of San Roque, 150 kilometers to the south of the city of Currents, Argentina, listened to an explosion. It was raining reason why many thought that it was some thunder. Apparently only Miguel Benítez, a boy of between 11 and 12 years, was witness of the fall.
“I was in my house when I listened to an explosion that scared to me. The noise was similar to bad weather. Then I left to watch. I descried something that did not see well because he was cloudy. First he was chiquitito, but later it was made great. I saw how it came falling that round thing and that it released much smoke. I was scared because I thought that perhaps it fell on my house and I hid”.
“We could not leave to watch express because it was raining, but when to the short while my papa came to work we told him and he went away to warn to him the neighbors so that they come to see, and later we went away all to watch”.
Jose Abel Alegre, journalist of South American Radio of Currents, was in the place, 3 kilometers field inside of the way closest, and spoke with the Benítez family, and counts this way his interview:
“Felisa, the woman, told that this in the morning spent Tuesday to 10. They listened to two roars that moved the Earth (for that reason they continued looking for a second element) and saw an object that came releasing fire. It happened through above of the house and went to stop to 400 meters of there”.
The woman and her four boys were scared and they were locked in in the house.
“At the long short while, three hours later, Roberto Benítez arrived, who had been going to look for the animals, and found the object”.
- Who left that there? - Benítez asked its family.
- No, papa - Darío answered, one of the boys. That fell of the sky.
The object went to fall in the stay of Ramon Takings “Tito” Skittle, located well-known zone like “the Pink one”, of the Second Section of Gustavino, to about 20 kilometers of the Bulging Colony. The sphere hit to about 300 meters of the house of the Benítez family, and to about 800 meters of the Santa Lucia river, in a place difficult.
The members of the Benítez family, caretakers of the field, were some of the witnesses of the arrival of the object. Jose Benítez, caretaker of the stay of “Tito”, soon said to have listened to the noise, seemed a thunderclap first and emitting a metallic sound similar to which produces a blow in an empty drum. The Earth shook under its feet.
The journalists of the Bugler entrevistaron to Melina Alvarez, 27 years, “coloniera”, counted:
“That morning was sunny like raining. We felt like a thunderclap. But also we thought that it could have been a distant explosion. Just to the morning we found out yesterday of which it happened”.
In all the colony 2,000 people live. In the urban area, of few apples, not even the police has telephone: the only service available is a semipublic. As it continued the strong rain, Roberto Benítez had to hope until the 18 hours to leave to the route and to warn to him the authorities and the voluntary firemen of San Roque. The correntina Police found out at night to 10.
The first firemen arrived at the place the dawn from the following day, directed by the fire chief of the zone, Adolph To be accustomed to, after which they put in knowledge of the provincial authorities on the fact.
To first hour in the morning of the 22 of January the group of firemen of the Brigade of Chemical Risks - at position of the assistant paymaster Felix Cemborain- they arrived at the place to take contact with the object, but in addition to look for samples for his later analysis.
In the place the experts as much raised samples of the piece as of the ground where he had fallen where it stayed - as all signal a species of circle of burned grass. The cash of the Brigade of Chemical Risks decided to transfer the object until the Bulging subpolice station of Colony so that she remained guarded.
“This decision was taken because the object did not have to simple views marks, signs nor seals that they indicated that it was made up of some type of radioactive element as would not be toxic either, in addition we considered that better it would be protected in the subpolice station”.
The neighbors “Peto” Benítez, the Rivers, Juana Monsoon, Dominga Ibarra and Claudia, Karina and Rocío Maidana told so much to the journalists as to the firemen, police and others that arrived until the field from “Tito” Skittle to know what it had happened.
A METALLIC SPHERE
Soon, in an improvised press conference made in the departmental police station, Cemborain would give the first results of its investigation:
“It is a species of sphere that has 3.90 meters of diameters, 1.40 of stop, a single mouth that measures 70 centimeters and inside has valves; it did not leave a crater because he is light, is a cylinder that weighs 40 kilos and has clear signs of combustion”.
From a first moment, the neighbors had approached and - by logical curiosity they began to review and to touch the object, beyond which apparently he did not have danger for its lives.
“Even - Cemborain- said we found out that the boys had put inside of the cylinder and they made it roll of a side for another one, reason why perhaps the best thing went to take it to a place where it was to defense”.
According to the Minister of Government of the province, Jorge Barrionuevo, the apparatus around left in the place a hollow of some centimeters and the burned grass. Minister said that the object was removed of the place where fell and placed under safekeeping of forces of security until as much is identified by specialists of the ministry of Security of the Nation or the Argentina Air Force.
“He had a strong scent to fuel, in his lateral ones he has the inscription “Made in Italy” and a number: 06037-501 (f). It is of very light plate, since it does not reach about 30 kilos even though”.
Other versions indicate that the recorded number was “060 - 370 - 501 - F”, “060370-501 (F)” or “To 41-8 1060370501-S”. As far as the other codes the versions are but vague and confused since - S would be ***reflxed mng like - the F or -7. Also one said that letters “ITI” or “IN I” could be read.
The Undersecretary of Security of Currents, Manuel Aguirre, showed that the object has an inscription in letters and numbers “To 41-8 1060370501-S”. And he concluded that:
“If he has that identification, somebody was using it, and he is not something strange to terrestrial ones”.
The Undersecretary indicated that knowledge was taken from the fall of the object he himself 21 to 21:55.
“Then a information from the head of the Regional one of the zone, declaring to us that arrived to us an object nonidentified had fallen”.
It outside added that immediately the measures were taken from the case, arranging that until the place a specialized equipment in chemical agents, since “apparently a chemical agent of the package or the object had been come off that had fallen”.
As of that moment one untied to the vortex of conjectures and hypothesis on what it was in fact that object nonidentified. Ever since it was a piece of airplane, a UFO, until it dismissed some type of liquid, everything was possible.
The ufólogos also made their appearance. The ladies Silvia and Andrea Perez Simondini, of the group Vision UFO, supported the hypothesis that the object era of Italian origin:
“Mr. Current directors the News: Of our greater consideration We have the affability to direct us to you to make available of you the knowledge that our organization (vision Ufo) has acquired throughout the years by virtue of the study of the events of Victory Between Rivers. There we have investigated an object fallen in the locality of Montoya, of which we have a part and we have the possibility of commenting to them that the object fallen in the region is of indeed Italian origin, of average a Lazio company, whose director is the recognized scientist Arnaldo Valenzuela (Argentine been for years in Italy and consultant of the basket in space projects). Let us think that in the zone tie investigations with the electromagnetic currents with barium practices are developed bombing in the high atmosphere. We have an equipment in victory at this moment, in charge of Silvia the Perez Simondini, who can contact it solely by this route and in Buenos Aires, with who writes Andrea Perez Simondini to the telephone xyz Quedamos to your Atte disposition. Andrea Perez Simondini webs.sinectis.com.ar/rdva”
The coordinator of press of the Government of Currents, Oscar Nicliz, indicated a group of journalists who the place where it detected itself the object is surrounded.
“In the place where the rest fell the turf was burned and was an oil species”.
Originally posted by darkheartrising
i started a thread yesterday on these things...im glad they are being discussed again.
CONFUSION AND CONJECTURES
But it seems that many of these news were simple conjectures. One does not even reach an agreement as far as the dimensions and characteristics from the object. One said that it measured 3,60 meters of diameter per 1,60 of height; others mentioned 3,30 per 1.60. That it had an opening of 70 centimeters or 60. That it weighed 30 kilos or 40. That the place of the impact presented/displayed burns in the grass (a circle of a meter and others manchones several meters of distance). And that the apparatus dismissed a yellowish liquid.
On this last point the one that writes suggested could be some fuel, same that had burned the place of the impact. But as it indicated to the Catalan investigator Manuel Borraz well, an object of this type, crossing the atmosphere until arriving at earth hardly could contain rest of fuel.
“So an alternative possibility would be the one that the liquid that escaped of the object, according to some versions, outside perhaps “dyed” water when making contact with enemy with he himself. I point it like a mere possibility”.
I consider that this is the most appropriate answer. The water of rain, when making contact with enemy with the sphere that was to high temperature, contributed to cool it, dyeing itself of some by-product generated by the high temperatures.
Coincidently on the subject of the yellowish liquid, the executive director of the National Commission of Investigaciones Espaciales (CONAE), Conrado Varotto, needed that, “by the temperature that he had to support that device”, he discards that “still he has rest of fuel, reason why calls the attention still more as he arrived until the ground”.
“By association of ideas, a “deposit” bored something had to lose. And “a ball that came by the sky releasing fire”, “a dark and smoky bulk” that hurried to earth, something had to burn”.
Consensus as far as the engraving does not exist either that appears in the sphere. This is because on its burned surface a mark or a number can be ***reflxed mng with difficulty. The first version indicated that Made in Italy” or “ITI” or “IN I” was ***reflxed mng “. This took to the Argentine authorities to communicate with the Italian Embassy, but they did not know there of the subject. Soon, commodore Jorge Retta, head of press of the Argentina Air Force, informed that he was an incorrect information.
Retta explained that “there was a mistaken appreciation” of the police forces and the firemen who arrived first a the place.
“Our people who traveled to the place where fell the satellite has not found no identification, because the part where it could have some code, some indication on the origin, is singed and nothing with clarity is ***reflxed mng”.
“To adjudge the origin to Italy it has been a mistake of the Police, that arrived first”.
The version of an Italian source for this sphere was buried when identifying its true origin: the third stage of a rocket Delta II. No Italian contractor I participate in the Delta program.
The object was transferred towards the provincial Capital and soon to Buenos Aires to be studied.
THE OBJECT IS IDENTIFIED
But already he himself 21 the object had been identified. The CONAE emitted an official notice that said:
NATIONAL COMMISSION OF SPACE ACTIVITIES
Official notice of press
The National Commission of Space Activities communicates that agreed to the successfully obtained information, the object that key in the municipality of San Roque, Province of Currents, serious part of the third stage of propulsion of a throwing rocket Delta 2, used to place in orbits satellite GPS Navstar 35, sent from Cabo Cane plantation, State of Florida, the 26 of October of 1993.
Although the final trajectory of re-entry to the atmosphere of the stage of mentioned propulsion happened through the zone of the Argentine coast (information provided by the Orbital Information Group of NASA), has been necessary more accurately to know the hour fall, in order to determine with certainty that the object could be the indicated one.
Independently of it, the technicians of the CONAE and other beings of the Federal System of Emergencies are working in the site, in order to carry out the corresponding technical analyses.
Buenos Aires, 21 of January of 2004, 20.30 hs
Indeed, one was the third stage of propulsion of a throwing rocket Delta II, model 7925, used to place in orbits to satellite GPS Navstar 35, sent from Cabo Cane plantation, state of Florida, the 26 of October of 1993. The fall agrees approximately in the place, the date and hour predicted for the re-entry (12 hours UT of the 20/01/04), and in the size (2.3*1.2 m) and forms of stage 3 (PAM-D).