Monday, October 05, 2015

UFOs "Roamed at Will" on the Night of the Supermoon

Source: Radio Santiago
Date: 10.04.15

UFOs “Roamed at Will” on the Night of the Supermoon

Last week’s astronomical event known as the “blood moon” created a sensation on social media, with thousands of related photos and messages. It is a relatively frequent phenomenon, occurring every 15, 16, 17 or 18 years. The last supermoon occurred on the 27th of September of 2015, making it 14% larger than it is usually seen, and also coinciding with a full lunar eclipse. The next event will occur in the year 2028 or 2029. However, there was a strange link between the event and the manifestation of unidentified flying objects. Fortunately , it was possible to secure some visual evidence.

A sequence of photographs taken in Brasilia (Brazil) shows an unidentified flying object near the supermoon on Sunday evening (the 27th). The photos were taken from Engenho das Lajes, Federal District, as from 18:00 hours.

According to civil engineer Viviane Taham, the object was shiny and moved in different directions. “It appeared to the left, elevated itself in a diagonal direction, then descended diagonally, and finally returned as if headed toward the moon before finally disappearing.”

A total of 21 photographs were taken casually by the her daughter, who wanted to capture the full eclipse of the moon on her cellphone. The young woman was inside the vehicle with her father and two other people. Everyone was impressed by what they were seeing.

“My daughter phoned me at the time and said: “I saw a UFO!” and I told her no, that she had seen a light and we didn’t know what it was. “Its movement was odd,” Viviane added.

“I don’t know whether I believe in aliens or not. I had never considered such a possibility. I never saw anything like it,” said the engineer.The Brazilian Air Force was consulted to see whether any official records on the event could be found, but no official reply has been received up to now.

In Campo Grande (Brazil), George Tamaras obtained one of the more impressive pieces of evidence. His video displays the transit of a UFO during the supermoon.It was a ball of white light and it glowed intensely. The likelihood of the object having been an airplane was removed by the UFO’s lack of a definite position.

A witness in Buenos Aires (Argentina) also managed to record the astonishing astronomical event, being able to capture the exact moment at which several unidentified objects appeared on the scene.

“Last night, some objects were seen crossing [the moon] during the eclipse, and many people following the event on the TV claimed seeing a shooting star. It is clear that this was not a meteorite or anything similar. Rather, these were elongated bolides, like cigar-shaped UFOS. At least that’s what my recording shows,” said the witness.

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[Translation (c) 2015, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Spain: Military Aviator Recalls UFO Sighting Over Menorca

Source: Menorca (online newspaper)
Date: Sunday October 4 2015

Spain: Military Aviator Recalls UFO Sighting Over Menorca

Rubén P. Atienza | MENORCA

A military flier says he pursued the object involved in the Manises Incident right to the island. The retired air force officer described in detail his pursuit of unidentified objects while aboard a Mirage fighter - a chase that led him to Menorca.

The unknown object incident that occurred on 11 November 1979 and popularly known as the Manises Incident is probably Spain's most famous UFO case. The mystery even reached the halls of congress, where deputy Enrique Múgica requested an explanation of what had taken place. There have been ample discussions about the incident, particularly following the declassification of the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) files in 1994. But two decades later, the story is once again in the news, and in this case, with a connection that involves Menorca.

All of this arose from an interview on Radio Valencia (Cadena SER) of one of the main witnesses, retired Air Force Captain Fernando Cámara. The military man complied with the order to takeoff from the Los Llanos Air Force Base in Albacete in a Mirage fighter with the goal of intercepting some red lights that were stalking a commercial flight of the now-defunct TAE airline, which had just taken off from Mallorca on its way to Tenerife, and was forced to make an emergency landing in Valencia with 109 passengers aboard.

"I saw the light, although my radar didn't pick up anything. I was flying some 1000 kilometers an hour, and when I caught up to it, the light went from being static to flying in front of me at the same speed. I was aware that the object had detected me, because my fighter's alarm systems were triggered. But I was only able to see it with my own eyes," said Cámara on the radio broadcast.

The military jet requested permission to go supersonic, but when the pilot managed to approach the object, it matched his speed. He decided to pursue it to Zaragoza, but he decided to break off pursuit. Returning to Valencia, he was asked to fly over the vicinity of Sagunto, where strange lights had also been seen. "When I got there, I found myself facing a white disk. It was very different from the other light, but the interference it caused on my plane was the same. I chased it to the Menorca area, but faced with the impossibility of reaching it, and given the lack of fuel, I decided to turn back," he said.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Ruben Atienza (Menorca) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Friday, October 02, 2015

Mexico: Video of UFOs Over Morelia, Michoacán

Our friend and colleague Arq. Claudio Mora of Mexico's La Esfera Azul is sharing two recordings of unidentified flying objects (UFOS) with eyewitness accounts. These sightings took place between the months of July and August 2015 over Morelia, the capital city of the Mexican state of Michoacán. Footage of the red UFO - the first one in the video clip - is from August 2015, recorded by Manuel Rivera Oviedo. The second UFO was recorded "moments after the recordings followed by the eyewitness accounts" in the direction of the Morelos Stadium. The original video is credited to Geovana Estrella Núnez, with post-production by Arq. Mora himself.

To watch the video:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Spain: Eyewitness Accounts of Sightings in Castille and León

Source: El Norte de Castilla (newspaper-Spain)
Date: 09.25.2015

Spain: Eyewitness Accounts of Sightings in Castille and León

El Norte de Castilla and other newspapers have carried in their pages some of the unexplained phenomena that have occurred in the community.


To speak of UFOs is highly complex from the prism of a serious means of communication, whose work is based on physical evidence and eyewitness statements, and both lacking in the texts discussing such phenomena, where accusations of madness, hoaxing or confabulation are on the tips of the readers’ tongues.

But taking a softer approach to the phenomenon, it isn’t necessarily about aliens visiting naïve humans, or stories of celestial emissaries. A UFO is merely an unidentified flying object to the onlooker. It could be of military origin, a natural phenomenon, an aerial artifact or an atmospheric observation balloon that gives rise to error. Beyond sightings of this kind, which can be explained, there is a small group whose provenance is unknown. There are a few of this kind in Castille and León.

Aside from one that is probably the best-known (which occurred on 16 September 1965) there are other cases which, in recent years, have peppered the pages of El Norte de Castilla and other newspapers.

A segment of the “Radamantis” video program, created by El Norte, tells of the encounter which took place in Matapozuelos in 1974. During this event, several 12-year-old boys claimed having seen some red lights around eleven o’clock at night, flying over the town at low altitude. One of the boys, identified as Fidel, found a 10-meter wide flying saucer behind a wall which reflected the lights.

Behind the object were three silhouettes of a whitish cast. According to the witness, he engaged in “telepathic communication” with the three beings. Fidel asked them about their origin, and they told him something that sounded like “Sim or Simi” to the boy.

In November 2000, a UFO conference was held in Tordesillas by Nacho Ares with the participation of expert Iker Jimenez, among others. At the bottom of the page, beside the information that concentrated mainly on the 1965 case, there is an unequivocal statement by poet Alan Pipo: “I saw an extraterrestrial with antennae in 1975.” In the small text that accompanied the eye-catching headline, journalist Elena García de Castro states that the extraordinary event took place in the month of May, near the town of Renedo. Pipo describes what he encountered: “It was a being standing between 1.85 or 1.90 tall, bulky, leaden-grey in color. It walked for a few meters without putting its feet on the ground, and then it vanished.”

In 1976, specifically on 3 September, El Diario de Castilla newspaper – in its Segovia edition – reported a sighting of an unidentified flying object by four college students on the road linking Segovia proper and Madrona, close to this latter community. The phenomenon was witnessed days later by some of other townspeople and according to Amelia Ayuso, one of the witnesses, it was “a deflated balloon, orange in color, with an opaque light that did not harm the eyes or gave off flashes. I can’t describe its outline. It was undefined. It was less than one meter. At a given moment, the object made a right angle in the air and descended toward our Seat 600 at breakneck speed.”

There are those who come across these unexplained phenomena, and there are others who go out to find them. This is the case of the so-called ‘UFO Skywatches’ – that is, gatherings at which casual fans and students of the subject devote the entire night to looking at the sky and learning more about the phenomenon during such events. For example, during the Primer Encuentro OVNI (First UFO Encounter) held in Villabáñez in July 2003, in spite of there not having been any sightings, there were accounts by some people who claimed having had such experiences.

Miguel Asensio, the event’s organizer, claimed in the pages of the next day’s paper that he had firsthand experience with unexplained phenomena. “On several occasions I’ve seen lights that left a vast wake of light. I’m not sure if they were UFOs, but it was clear that they were neither cars nor airplanes. They were very strange lights.” Likewise, researcher Jose Luis Camacho retold his own experience in 1980 when he saw a device flying over his house on Miguel Iscar Street for approximately an hour and a half. “When I was small, I would look out the window to see the lights of my city.
But something shocking occurred that day. I saw an immense light, with impossible movements and twists, leaving a vast luminous trail in its wake.”

A year later, Camacho himself would say that “Valle del Esqueva is a UFO runway” in an interview as President of AIFEX (Asociacion Para Investigar Fenomenos Extraterrestres – Association for the Research of Extraterrestrial Phenomena). The researcher claims that “there is a theory which places these communities along an “ortothenic line” – that is, a sort of track that crosses the valley, turning it into a highway for UFOs.”

[Translation © 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to J.A. Pardal (El Norte de Castilla) and Guillermo Gimenez (Planeta UFO)]

Spain: A UFO Over Valladolid (1965)

Source: El Norte de Castilla (Spain)
Date: 09.25.2015

Spain: A UFO Over Valladolid (1965)

The object appeared in the evening of 16 September 1965 and vanished at high speed after floating around for four hours. Its true nature is still a matter of debate.
“My dear Father Machado, I was able to see a flying saucer for the first time in my life. We saw it last night at 18:45 in the evening, when the brother orderly came to notify me that there was a flying saucer over the school.”

The letter, dated Valladolid, 18 September 1965, two days after the incredible event, was signed by Father Antonio Felices, one of the most renowned figures in the research of UFO-related phenomena. What happened 50 years ago is still a matter of debate and controversy in numerous forums devoted to the subject. It was the lead in El Norte de Castilla on 17 September 1965, telling how thousands of residents of Valladolid were able to witness – for 4 hours, no less – the manifestation of a luminous object that remained fixed in the sky. While some took the streets and ascended terraces to view it, others did not have the least doubt that it was “an unequivocal flying saucer sighing.”

It happened in the afternoon, around five thirty in the afternoon, and was visible in other localities of the province of Valladolid and Palencia, until “little by little, the mysterious object reduced its size and luminosity until it became indistinguishable from the first stars of the evening,” according to the dean of the national press, who immediately began receiving calls from readers “requesting information on the possible nature of the device.”

Its nature remains a mystery to this very day. It is for this reason that the Valladolid event appears in all chronicles of UFO events in Spain. In fact, several publications have provided in depth information on the specifics surrounding the manifestation of that flying object over our city, ranging from magazines like Semana and Año/Cero to monographs and journalistic collaborations by personalities with considerable media access, such as Nacho Ares or Iker Jimenez.

All agree in describing the apparition in the sky as a gigantic, triangular device, which was also visible in other corners of Castille, and mention the no less relevant detail that renowned aviator Heliodor Carrión, who was flying over Torresillas in his private plane at the time, heard the nervous chatter originating at the Villanubla air base: “We have spotted a shining triangular object between the communities of Villanueva de los Infantes and Tudela de Duero.”

Carrión took down the information, remained at the prescribed altitude of 22.3 kilometers, and headed toward the mysterious flying object. His story, which appears in Iker Jiménez’s book Encuentros, cannot be missed: “I placed myself under the object. It was whitish and appeared to oscillate slowly, like a pendulum, sometimes spinning on its own axis. I subsequently noticed the presence of a DC-8, possibly flying the Lisbon to Paris route, flying quite close to the triangle. It was incredible (…). That thing was three times the size of an airliner.”

There were other important witnesses, such as Teófilo Alvarez and Francisco Rodríguez, instructors at the Seminary, who saw it while the traveled toward La Trapa (Dueñas) on their motorbikes, along with numerous residents of Duero and Boecillo, and above all, the aforementioned Antonio Felices, a Dominican friar who had been with the Arcas Reales school of Valladolid since 1959. Along with this companion, Severino Machado, he was well-known for his interest in the subject.
Felices, an internationally known figure in UFO studies, described the situation to Father Machado in the aforementioned letter – the characteristics of the object sighted: “I was able to ascertain that there was a flying saucer over the School, with the [apparent] size of a desktop telephone. It was very bright tone of white. In the meantime, the other religious came out and were able to see it clearly.”

The first thing he did was to head for the laboratory along with another young priest to set up the four-inch telescope. “We managed to set up the telescope at 7:20. What a show awaited us. After setting up the telescope and focusing it, we were able to see an enormous object, possibly one kilometer in length, having a triangular shape, with a large elongated dome in its middle. It had fins on the tips of the base of the triangle and it shook slightly (…). It was evident that it was a metallic object that was at a considerable height over the school. It is quite possible that it was at an altitude of some 50 kilometers (164,000 feet).”

Felices, who attached a “hasty sketch” of the drawing to his letter, returned to the subject in an interview granted to the ABC newspaper in January 1969, and again in 1999, this time on a local radio program: “It was a relatively enormous thing. It was the color of metal, of weaponry, and had an enormous underbelly. It oscillated a little bit, as if floating in mid-air,” he recalled.

According to what was said in the letter addressed to Father Machado, the object remained floating in the sky until eight o’clock and five minutes in the evening, when it “began to gain altitude and vanished completely from sight.” The most curious fact is that according to the Dominican friar, “tiny points of light would occasionally emerge from the object, going off in all directions.”
Speculations about this event did not delay. While El Norte de Castilla suggested the possibility that it could be “an artificial satellite of unknown characteristics” or “a large stratospheric balloon of the kind normally covered in aluminum sheeting”, meteorologist Vicente Oliver Narbona was inclined to believe, in this very same newspaper, in a “very small mother of pearl cloud,” the name given to clouds appearing in the Ozone Layer and which are seldom seen in our latitudes.” The metallic sheen of these clouds would be due to reflected sunlight, according to Oliver Narbona.

This hypothesis has been dismissed in several forums. Others, such as the Misterios del Aire forum administered by Juan Carlos Victorio, speak in terms of a weather balloon that was dragged by the wind from France to Valladolid. Support for this theory is based on the fact that a weather balloon was found in the community of Sierra de la Atalaya (Almería) with instructions in French, preceded by sightings in Sabiñánigo (Huesca), Baza and Elche.

There is no dearth of hypotheses and theories. If Antonio Felices admitted in 1969 to the ABC newspaper that they thought at the time about “the automated Proton IV space station, with a weight of 30 tons, which had just been put into orbit by Russia,” others spoke of a Northrop space prototype that would later be used by NASA. Not to mention, of course, those who directly believed the object was an extraterrestrial vehicle.

So in February 1981, during a round table gathering held in Palencia about the UFO phenomenon, Mariano Fernández, a member of the Seminario de Astronomía, also a witness to the event, claimed having seen the flying object “in the sky, fixed over the hillside” and that it returned three days later over Villajimena, a community of the municipality of Monzón de Campos. According to subsequent studies, there was no question: they were two vehicles measuring one kilometer in length, at an altitude of 70 kilometers, accompanied by other smaller objects that entered and exited them, which could have been support craft. “Two of these ships, fireballs, flew between the hills and the river,” noted Fernandez, to whom the most rational interpretation of the sighting involves”residents from other galaxies, who were studying our farmlands.”

Note: Padre Felices mentions a Proton booster launching a 30-ton platform into orbit for the USSR, the two launches of the UR-500 8K82 - 16 July and 2 November 1965. The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, however, states: "On July 16, 1965 took place the first launch of the rocket UR-500 in two-level version with the scientific space station “Proton-1” the name of which later became the name of the carrier rocket."

Note: Readers of INEXPLICATA may find this case familiar, as it was featured in an extract from Antonio Ribera's El Gran Enigma de los Platillos Voladores on March 2015 at

[Translation © 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Enrique Berzal (Norte de Castilla) and Guillermo Giménez (Planeta UFO)]

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Spain: Four Curious Sightings and a Tall Humanoid

Source: Diario ABC (newspaper-Spain)
Date: 09.22.2015

Spain: Four Curious Sightings and a Tall Humanoid

Robledo de Chavela is a municipality located in the western mountains of Madrid. Many ufologists have identified this area as one of the best spots for seeing unidentified flying objects (UFOS). The proximity of the NASA deep space tracking facility and the mysterious tower of the parish church, they say, are points that contribute to the creation of all kind of legends.

It was at the start of the 1980s when significant sightings began to occur. Two of them, specifically: the first took place when four silent lights began spinning rapidly over the church belfry for several minutes. Shortly after, these lights aligned to head toward the space tracking station, where they proceeded to vanish.

But these stories do not end with saucer sightings. Around this time, a very tall humanoid was seen as it emerged from what some witnesses described as "a sort of egg" in a forest located between Robledo de Chavela and Valdequemada.

Moreover, around the year 2000, a projectile-shaped UFO was also reported over Robledo. It crossed the entire country and was shown on many domestic news broadcasts. Other local stories suggest that numerous flying saucers have been seen exiting and entering the Valmayor Reservoir in San Lorenzo del Escorial and San Juan, very close to this "mysterious" municipality.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Uruguay: Fascinating Event During Spain-Uruguay Flight, 1983

Source: Uruguay Ovni and Planeta UFO
Date: September 15, 2015

Uruguay: Fascinating Event During Spain-Uruguay Flight, 1983

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN - I have wanted to put down my experience in writing for a long time. I don't recall the date, but it would have been April, when I usually took my vacations. The most shocking feature was the way it traveled, its size, comparable to a Boeing airplane, motionless and cross-shaped. Its appearance, while not shiny, resembled an aluminum pot. Thanks for taking the time to read about my encounter. Regards, M.L.

Personal information: On file
Witness age: 70 years old
Sighting date: 07/11/1983 [Note - this contradicts what was asserted earlier]
Opinion of the UFO phenomenon: An undeniable reality. We are children of the cosmos without denying God...
What were you doing at the time of the sighting? : Watching the aircraft's descent through the window. I'm used to flying, and I like it a lot.
Other experiences: No. This is the only experience, and I have had others, but it stands out for having shown me its movement and it is inside a magnetic field caused - among other things - by counterclockwise rotary movement toward the right and the left. Furthermore, I think to have seen something tangible and defined in this case, a single type of UFO.


Since I was employed by IBERIA Airlines - Montevideo at the time, I was flying on standby, a bit of information that proves suggestive, given the experience I was about to have.

Start: Barajas Airport, Madrid. Boarding time around midnight, approximately, aircraft full of passengers, heading for Montevideo (Uruguay) with stops at Rio de Janeiro and Asuncion (Paraguay).

Boarding started and I sat in coach, left side of the cabin, halfway in the middle of the plane. I was already comfortable in this fully booked flight when I heard my name on the loudspeaker. I identified myself and was told that it was a full flight; I would have to yield my seat to a paying passenger. The passenger sits down, I exit the plane and stay on a platform near the plane with other standby colleagues who were waiting to board (jetways did not exist back then).

The aircraft hatch opened once more. A lady came out, saying "I won't travel without my husband", and without further ado, a stewardess took me by the hand and led me back into the plane, saying the commander approved an extra passenger, placing me in a business-class seat next to a gentleman. The airliner had a long takeoff, burdened as it was with passengers, cargo, mail, short, I couldn't believe that I was aboard again and seated next to a window on the starboard side of the plane. I was overjoyed. A fine takeoff and the 8 hours between Madrid and Rio to look forward to. It was very pleasant, dinner and chatting with the engineer beside me (I wish I'd known his name). We didn't sleep, chatting away about all possible subjects...until we came to the matter of UFOs.

This gentleman worked in Asunción and openly denied the existence of UFOs. The subject is real to me, I always felt UFOs were real, but it causes me concern, fear and curiosity and I like to know more. I'm not fantasy-prone.

Well, around 5:30 hrs. we had nearly commenced our descent over Rio de Janeiro. The sun was rising on the left side of the plane, burning through the morning fog, it got lighter and the area's mountainous vegetation came into view. Me, sitting on the right hand side of the plane, noticed scattered cumulus nimbus type clouds. One of these clouds, however, was not grey but amber-colored. Slightly below our flight level and at a distance, with the mountains as a backdrop, the sunlight allowed me to see something through that cloud: An enormous, top-shaped vehicle, burnished grey in color, surrounded by a black belt at its broadest. It spun counterclockwise on its axis, which provided it support. It had a green light on its tip that blinked on and off. An indescribable experience. My companion was able to see everything clearly and we decided to alert the crew, but we were in full descent and could not stand up to make such a report (the landing took some 30 minutes).

In any event, once we were on land, I made my statement. Neither the airplane's radar nor the one at Rio detected anything beyond our own approach and descent.

My traveling companion was truly startled and said that this wonderful experience had showed him that [the object] was intelligently guided and was not of our making, since it lacked leading edges with which to fly. This means that on the ground, in order to achieve speed, it must have a tip (cars, ships, airplanes, trains) and a leading edge (airplane wings) to pierce through the air and climb.

I regret having not heard from this passenger again, as it is evident that both he and I had been destined - chosen - to see this wonder. In his case, to accept [the phenomenon's] existence and in mine to confirm that we are not alone. But it wasn't over yet.

[Paragraph removed at the witness's request]

I continue to accept the existence of extraterrestrials and their vessels, and I think that until humans overcome the barrier of insane competition and covet what belongs to others, cease to belittle our fellows and become aware that we are as nothing in this vast universe, only love in all of its manifestations will lift us to their same wavelength. I do not believe they will manifest themselves openly. We have progressed at the scientific level, but remain stagnant in our humanity.


- To confirm the dates, I looked among all of the airline tickets I used over the past thirty years, and the dates correspond to 7 November 1983. Oddly enough, reading other publications on-line, a woman claimed seeing something similar that very same day in England.

- I like to be as precise as possible, but I confused the information in this case.

- Thank you for the opportunity to share two truly remarkable situations. Thank you - M.L.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU. Published by Alexander Rottas, Uruguay OVNI. Our thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]

Note: The anonymous witness mentions a case in the U.K. having occurred on the same day. A cursory scan only reveals the classic 7 Nov '83 sighting of researcher Anthony Dodd, which forms part of the NICAP files:
7:55 PM. Between Bolton Abbey and Addingham near Skipton, North Yorkshire, whilst driving with his wife, PS Tony Dodd observed a large disc shaped UFO approaching the vehicle from their right. He estimated the size of the craft as being four times that of a car. It was at a low altitude and passed almost directly over the car roof before disappearing behind nearby trees. His wife described the craft as resembling a child’s spinning top. Moments later the same UFO reappeared and swept toward the car once again. PS Dodd pulled the car over to a stop and took a series of photographs of the object as it moved away into the distance. The photographs were later sent to a research facility called Ground Saucer Watch in Arizona that specialize in the analysis of reported UFO images. Their conclusion after analysis was that the photographs had recorded a genuine UFO on film, one of the few to meet their strict criteria. They estimated that the object was 30 feet in diameter and was near spherical in shape. This forms a series of sightings by the officer who later became one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of UFOs. UFO CLASSIFICATION ­ CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND) Off Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source - Alien Investigator by Tony Dodd. Headline Publishing Books. Pages 26-28 and PRUFOS. 22. February 1983. 2200 hours. Location: A51, Stonehill, Sta (Source: THE 5TH ANNUAL PRUFOS POLICE REPORT 2006 by Detective Constable 1877 HESELTINE British Transport Police (Our thanks to Francis Ridge, NICAP Sightings Coordinator)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Argentina: Pilgrims Shadowed by UFO? - UPDATE

Source: La Gaceta (Salta, Argentina)
Date: 09.12.2015

Argentina: Pilgrims Shadowed by UFO?

The presence of a strange object was detected over the walkers of Mina Martillo.

Believe or bust? The fact is that the presence of an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected in a photo of a group of pilgrims that was posted to the Facebook social network.

The workers of Mina Martillo appear in the surprising image; over their heads can be seen a strange obejct, which was "not apparent" to the person publishing the photo.

The employees of Mina Martillo undertook an exhausting 290 kilometer (180 mile) pilgrimage on Wednesday from their corner of the Puna, at an elevation of over 3000 meters (9800 feet) above sea level.

When the woman who published the image on her Facebook page was consulted by LA GACETA, she added there were no drones covering the pilgrim's march.

[Translation (c) 2015 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO]

UPDATE: The El Tribuno newspaper, which also covered the "pilgrimage" by the miners, has updated its story, saying that the "UFO" in the photo is a "snowball". The text accompanying their update of 09.11.2015 reads thus: "A team from El Tribuno that accompanied the miners throughout a considerable portion of their journey was able to ascertain - through a video taken by one of our reportrs - that the alleged UFO was nothing but a fistful of snow thrown into the air. The images accompanying the story clearly show the moment that the fistful of snow is hurled skyward by a miner, just as the photos were taken."
The newspaper now presents a video of the event: