Bibiana Bryson

RED ARGENTINA DE INVESTIGACION OVNI

             EL ROSWELL ARGENTINO BOLIVIANO

 

 25 de junio de 2011

 

 

CASO ROSWELL ARGENTINO BOLIVIANO 

 

LO QUE SABÍA PEDRO ROMANIUK 

 

Sus declaraciones son de primera mano ,

ya que el era aviador profesional e internacional desde 1942,

incluyendo la FUERZA AÉREA ARGENTINA,

donde actuó como profesor desde 1945.

Se desempeñó ocho años como miembro de la junta investigadora

de accidentes de aviación,

dependiente de la FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA.

Éste relato contradice todas las declaraciones actuales de la FUERZA AÉREA.

 Quedará demostrado  la  terrible incongruencia

entre lo que el dijo y lo que ahora pretenden decirnos..... 

 

¿ QUE NOS QUIEREN OCULTAR ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 PEDRO ROMANIUK Y Bibiana Bryson ( AÑO 1989 )
 
 
CURRICULUM DE PEDRO ROMANIUK
 
Investigador: Pedro Romaniuk En el campo de la física Nuclear, Parapsicología, Meteorología, Geología y otras afines, en su complemento directo a la ciencia Extraterrestre. Emitió teorías ante centros Investigadores y universidades mundiales, sobre fenómenos atmosféricos,
sismológicos, extraterrestres, bio y psico energéticos,
caídas de edificios, etc.
Conferencista en televisión, radio, salas públicas y oficiales del país y del extranjero. Fundador y director del Instituto COSMOBIOFISICO de Investigaciones extraterrestres, parapsicológicas y atómicas. Escritor (S.A.D.E. N0 4012): escribió once libros sobre los temas mencionados . Parapsicólogo - Matrícula 082-1205 (experto dotado). Aviador profesional e Internacional desde 1942, Incluyendo la Fuerza Aérea Argentina, donde actuó como profesor desde 1945. Se desempeñó casi ocho años como Investigador de la Junta Investigaciones Accidentes de Aviación, dependiente de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina. Iniciador del Instituto de Biopsicosíntesis de la Universidad Argentina JohnF. Kennedy y exmiembro del Consejo de Asesoramiento Científico de eseInstituto. Ex secretario de las Jornadas Preparatorias del IX Congreso Internacional dePsicosíntesis, organizada por la Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy y la Asociación Argentina de Psicosíntesis del 5 al 7 de agosto de 1971 en Buenos Aires. Miembro disertante del Simposio Mundial de Auriculoterapia y Acupuntura del 26 al 29 de septiembre de 1974 en la Sociedad Científica Argentina de Buenos Aires. Miembro disertante y del Panel Científico, del "Primer Simposio Científico de Parapsicología" del
Colegio de Egresados del Instituto Americano de Parapsicología el 27 de noviembre de 1976 en Rosario,
Pcia. de Santa Fe.
Licenciado en Parapsicología. Registro 1640, ex Profesor titular del Instituto Superior de Ciencias Técnico Humanísticas del "Colegio La Salle" de Buenos Aires. Delegado argentino al Congreso Mundial sobre UFOs, en Alemania Federal, Mainz, del 7 allí de octubre de 1979, junto con 62 países. Miembro panelista y disertante del Seminario Científico Multidisciplinario "La vida frente a la muerte"
en la Universidad "Belgrano" de Buenos Aires del 25 al 30 de junio de 1981. Presidido por el Dr. Raúl Matera .
 
LA LISTA SIGUE Y SIGUE............
 
 
 
CUANDO TENEMOS QUE HABLAR DE PEDRO ROMANIUK,
 
TENEMOS QUE HABLAR DE UNO DE LOS MÁXIMOS REFERENTES DE LA
 
TEMÁTICA EN LA ARGENTINA Y ÉSTA PARTE DEL MUNDO.
 
PODREMOS ESTAR DE ACUERDO EN MAYOR O MENOR MEDIDA CON SUS
 
IDEAS, PERO COMO DECIMOS POR AQUÍ, NADIE LE QUITA LO BAILADO.
 
MAS NO NOS VAYAMOS POR LAS RAMAS,
 
Y ENFOQUEMOS NUESTRO ESCRITO EN EL CASO DEL LLAMDO
 
" ROSWELL ARGENTINO BOLIVIANO ".
 
MUCHO SE HA HABLADO DE ESTE CASO CON DIFERENTES TEORÍAS
 
 Y O ESPECULACIONES.
 
PEDRO ROMANIUK ESTUVO DIRECTAMENTE INVOLUCRADO EN EL ASUNTO,
 
PUES PERTENECIÓ A LA FUERZA AEREA COMO MIEMBRO
 
DE LA JUNTA INVESTIGADORA DE ACCIDENTES AEREOS.
 
ES POR ESO QUE SUS DECLARACIONES TIENEN A MI ENTENDER
 
UN PLUS EN TODO LO QUE INVOLUCRÓ A ÉSTE CASO TAN INTERESANTE.
 
DEJEMOS QUE EL PROFESOR PEDRO ROMANIUK
 
 LO DIGA CON SUS PROPIAS PALABRAS.
 
 
 
 
 
" CAYO UNA NAVE EXTRATERRESTRE "
 
 
 
EN LA TARDE DEL SÁBADO 6 DE MAYO DE 1978,
 
ALREDEDOR DE LAS 16.30 HORAS SE PRODUJO
 
 EN BOLIVIA UNO DE LOS HECHOS
 
 MAS IMPORTANTES EN RELACIÓN AL FENÓMENO OVNI.
 
UN INTENSÍSIMO RELÁMPAGO O FOGONAZO,
 
COMO NUNCA ANTES SE HABIA VISTO,
 
FUE OBSERVADO EN UN RADIO APROXIMADO DE 150 KM.
 
AL MISMO TIEMPO UNA TERRORÍFICA EXPLOSIÓN SACUDIÓ
 
CIENTOS DE KILÓMETROS CUADRADOS DE UNA ZONA MONTAÑOSA
 
 Y POCO POBLADA.
 
SEMEJÓ UN INTENSÍSIMO TERREMOTO AL SUR DE BOLIVIA Y
 
 EN LA FRONTERA NOROESTE DE LA ARGENTINA.
 
EN ESE SECTOR PEQUEÑAS CABAÑAS Y OTRAS CONSTRUCCIONES MAYORES
 
TEMBLARON Y EN 60 A 70 KM A LA REDONDA ESTALLARON LOS VIDRIOS.
 
A 250 KM DE DISTANCIA, LAS POBLACIONES ARGENTINAS DE ORÁN, TARTAGAL,
 
AGUAS BLANCAS Y COLONIA SANTA ROSA PERCIBIERON
 
 NÍTIDAMENTE LA EXPLOSIÓN,
 
EL SACUDÓN Y, A MAYOR DISTANCIA, VIERON LA INTENSA LUZ.
 
PERO DENTRO DELOS 150 KM Y A PESAR DE SER AÚN DE DÍA,
 
LA LUZ ADQUIRIÓ  LA MAGNITUD DE UN VÍVIDO FOGONAZO QUE ENSEGUECIÓ
 
MOMENTANEAMENTE A MUCHAS PERSONAS.
 
ESTOS DETALLES NOS DAN UNA PEQUEÑA IDEA DEL
 
 EXTRAORDINARIO FENÓMENO
 
ESPACIAL VIVIDO POR CENTENARES DE POBLADORES,
 
ENTRE LOS QUE SE HALLABAN PROFESIONALES, TÉCNICOS MINEROS Y VIALES,
 
Y PERSONAS DE TODAS LAS EXTRACCIONES SOCIALES.
 
AVEZADOS BAQUEANOS QUE CONOCEN PALMO A PALMO CADA SECTOR
 
Y TODO TIPO DE FENÓMENOS OCURRIDOS CATALOGARON A ÉSTE COMO
 
" AJENO A ÉSTE PLANETA " .
 
TODO SE PRODUJO A CAUSA DE UN OBJETO QUE SE PRECIPITÓ DESDE EL ESPACIO
 
 Y SE ESTRELLÓ CONTRA LAS ESTRIBACIONES DEL CERRO EL ZAIRE,
 
EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DE TARIJA, TERRITORIO DE BOLIVIA.
 
EN OTRO CERRO DENOMINADO EL CABILDO,
 
A ESCASOS 30 KM DEL SECTOR DEL IMPACTO,
 
SE ENCONTRABAN HACIENDO TRABAJOS DE PROSPECCIÓN TRES MINEROS
 
PERTENECIENTES AL BANCO MINERO  BOLIVIANO,
 
CON SEDE EN LA PAZ.
 
CON ELLOS SE HALLABA EL AGENTE DEL SERVICIO DE INTELIGENCIA
 
DE LA FRONTERA, EL SEÑOR JUAN HURTADO.
 
LOS CUATRO DECLARARON EN FORMA TERMINANTE:
 
" TODOS QUEDAMOS INMÓVILES Y ATERRORIZADOS ANTE LA PRESENCIA
 
DE UN ARTEFACTO METÁLICO MUY EXTRAÑO QUE PASÓ SILBANDO
 
SOBRE NUESTRAS CABEZAS, A ESCASOS NOVENTA METROS DE ALTURA.
 
DE CONFORMACIÓN CILÍNDRICA, SUMAMENTE BRILLANTE,
 
 Y DE UNOS CUATRO METROS DE DIÁMETRO Y MAS ALTO QUE ANCHO,
 
TERMINABA EN FORMA CÓNICA.
 
SIGUIÓ SU TRAYECTORIA MIENTRAS DESPEDÍA UN HUMO AZULADO
 
PERFECTAMENTE VISIBLE POR SU PARTE POSTERIOR,
 
HASTA CHOCAR VIOLENTAMENTE CONTRA EL CERRO EL ZAIRE.
 
EL FOGONAZO Y EXPLOSIÓN FUERON TAN TREMENDOS
 
QUE NOS HICIERON ARROJAR AL SUELO
 
Y EN ESE MOMENTO TEMBLÓ TODA LA TIERRA.
 
UN OPERADOR DE LA OFICINA NACIONAL DE TARIJA,
 
SEÑOR MARIO PUCA, JURA QUE DESDE EL DÍA DE LA EXPLOSIÓN
 
HAY INTERFERENCIA EN TODAS MLAS COMUNICACIONES.
 
 
 
 
EL SEGUNDO OBJETO
 
 
HAY UN DETALLE QUE MERECE UNA ANTENCIÓN ESPECIAL.
 
FUERON VARIOS LOS TESTIGOS QUE OBSERVARON PERFECTAMENTE
 
Y EN DOS OPORTUNIDADES UN SEGUNDO OBJETO QUE SEGUÍA
 
 DE CERCA AL ARTEFACTO CAÍDO.
 
 
 
LLEGAN LOS CIENTÍFICOS DE LA NASA
 
 
PERO DEBEMOS AGREGAR OTRO HECHO QUE REVISTE EXTRAORDINARIA
 
IMPORTANCIA, YA QUE SE REFIERE A LA INTERVENCIÓN
 
DE CIENTÍFICOS DE LA NASA .
 
 
 
 
AREA DECLARADA ZONA MILITAR
 
 
A ESTA ESTRICTA ZONA MILITAR LLEGA EL 14 DE MAYO
 
EL PRIMERO DE LOS INGENIEROS DE LA NASA.
 
LA IDENTIDAD DE ÉSTE CIENTÍFICO OFICIAL SE RODEO DEL MAS
 
ABSOLUTO HERMETÍSMO.
 
ÉSTA PERSONA ESTUVO ACOMPAÑADO EN TODO MOMENTO
 
POR FUNCIONARIOS
 
DE LA EMBAJADA DE ESTADOS UNIDOS EN BOLIVIA,
 
JUNTO CON LOS CUALES SE ABOCÓ AL ESTUDIO DEL OBJETO
 
 ESTRELLADO EN EL ZAIRE.
 
AL RESPECTO, DEBEMOS SUPONER QUE NO TODOS LOS CIENTÍFICOS
 
ESTABAN RELACIONADOS CON LA NASA,
 
SINO QUE TAMBIEN LOS HUBO DEL ATIC,
 
CUYA BASE OPERACIONES SE ENCUENTRA EN DAYTON OHIO,
 
DONDE SE DICE HAY NAVES CAPTURADAS DE
 
 PROCEDENCIA EXTRATERRESTRE.
 
EL DÍA 18 DE MAYO, ATERRIZA EN LA BASE AEREA DE TARIJA
 
UN ENORME AVIÓN TURBOHELICE.
 
EN EL VIAJABAN ADEMÁS DE LA TRIPULACIÓN ,
 
EL CORONEL SIMMONS Y EL MAYOR JOHN HEIDE,
 
PILOTOS NORTEAMERICANOS QUE FUERON RECIBIDOS POR EL
 
COMANDANTE DE LA BASE, CORONEL JORGE MOLINA.
 
( AQUÍ QUIERO HACER UN PARÉNTESIS Y PEDIRLES
 
 QUE TENGAN MUY ENCUENTA ÉSTE DETALLE ,
 
PUES ES CLAVE Y CONTIENE LA SOLUCIÓN DEL MISTERIO, BIBIANA BRYSON )
 
AL DIA SIGUINETE OCURRIÓ UN HECHO DE IMPORTANCIA,
 
REGRESÓ A TARIJA DEL LUGAR DEL IMPACTO,
 
UNA COMISIÓN CIENTÍFICA TRAYENDO CONSIGO VARIAS CAJAS
 
Y UN ENORME BULTO ENVUELTO Y PESADO.
 
ÉSTOS OBJETOS FUERON INTRODUCIDOS EN EL ENORME HÉRCULES Y
 
AL POCO TIEMPO LEVANTÓ VUELO SIN REGRESAR.
 
SERIA INTERESANTE SABER SI ESOS AVIONES Y COMISIONES
 
CIENTÍFICAS MILITARES, COMO LAS QUE INTEGRABAN SIMMONS Y HEIDE,
 
MAS QUE PERTENECER A LA NASA , O AL SERVICIO DIPLOMÁTICO,
 
NO PROVENDRÍAN DIRECTAMENTE DEL ATIC,
 
Y SABER TAMBIEN SI EL MISTERIOSO BULTO CONTENÍA PARTES O ELEMENTOS
 
DE LA NAVE EXTRATERRESTRE.
 
( DEBO DECIR QUE PEDRO ROMANIUK ESTABA EN LO CORRECTO,
 
YA SABRÁN PORQUÉ , Bibiana Bryson ) .
 
 
 
 DESCUBRIMOS LA IDENTIDAD OCULTA DE UNO DE LOS MILITARES NORTEAMERICANOS
 
 
 
 PRONTO SABRÁS QUIEN ES Y QUE HACÍA EN EL LUGAR DEL IMPACTO.
 
EL MISTERIO DE TANTAS DÉCADAS LLEGA A SU POSIBLE FINAL .
 
 
 
 continuará
 
 
 
 
CURRICULUM DEL AUTOR
Investigador: Pedro Romaniuk
En el campo de la física Nuclear, Parapsicología, Meteorología, Geología y otras afines, en su
complemento directo a la ciencia Extraterrestre.

Emitió teorías ante centros Investigadores y universidades mundiales, sobre fenómenos atmosféricos,
sismológicos, extraterrestres, bio y psico energéticos,
caídas de edificios, etc.

Conferencista en televisión, radio, salas públicas y oficiales del país y del extranjero.
Fundador y director del Instituto COSMOBIOFISICO de Investigaciones extraterrestres, parapsicológicas
y atómicas.
Escritor (S.A.D.E. N0 4012): escribió once libros sobre los temas mencionados (Incluido el presente).
Parapsicólogo - Matrícula 082-1205 (experto dotado).
Aviador profesional e Internacional desde 1942, Incluyendo la Fuerza Aérea Argentina, donde actuó como
profesor desde 1945. Se desempeñó casi ocho años como Investigador de la Junta Investigaciones
Accidentes de Aviación, dependiente de la Fuerza Aérea Argentina.
Iniciador del Instituto de Biopsicosíntesis de la Universidad Argentina JohnF. Kennedy y exmiembro del
Consejo de Asesoramiento Científico de eseInstituto.

Ex secretario de las Jornadas Preparatorias del IX Congreso Internacional dePsicosíntesis, organizada porla Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy y la Asociación Argentina de Psicosíntesis del 5 al 7 de agostode 1971 en Buenos Aires.

Miembro disertante del Simposio Mundial de Auriculoterapia y Acupuntura del 26 al 29 de septiembre de
1974 en la Sociedad Científica Argentina de Buenos Aires.

Miembro disertante y del Panel Científico, del "Primer Simposio Científico de Parapsicología" del
Colegio de Egresados del Instituto Americano de Parapsicología el 27 de noviembre de 1976 en Rosario,
Pcia. de Santa Fe.

Licenciado en Parapsicología. Registro 1640, ex Profesor titular del Instituto Superior de Ciencias
Técnico Humanísticas del "Colegio La Salle" de Buenos Aires.
Delegado argentino al Congreso Mundial sobre UFOs, en Alemania Federal, Mainz, del 7 allí de octubre
de 1979, junto con 62 países.

Miembro panelista y disertante del Seminario Científico Multidisciplinario "La vida frente a la muerte"
en la Universidad "Belgrano" de Buenos Aires del 25 al 30 de junio de 1981. Presidido por el Dr. Raúl
Mater

 TELEGRAMA QUE CONFIRMA IMPACTO Y GENTE DE LA NASA Y FUERZA AEREA EN LA ZONA
 
 
 
MAS DOCUMENTACIÓN PROBATORIA DEL CASO ROSWELL ARGENTINO BOLIVIANO

Éste es un telegrama de periodistas del diario el intransigente que estaban en el lugar de los hechos. 
El TELEGRAMA CONFIRMA QUE LA FUERZA AEREA ESTABA TRABAJANDO EN LA ZONA, QUE HABÍA GENTE DE LA NASA Y EL PEDIDO A ESTADOS UNIDOS DE HELICÓPTEROS.
PEDRO ROMANIUK , DECLARA QUE FUERON DOS LOS OBJETOS ESTRELLADOS. Y TENEMOS LA FOTOGRAFÍA DEL SEGUNDO IMPACTO.
 
 
 
 
 
 HUBO UN SEGUNDO IMPACTO
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALGUNAS PUBLICACIONES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aquí vemos una publicación de EFE, del día 15 de mayo de 1978.
Lo que muchos no tuvieron en cuenta, es que en esos sías hubo varios avistamientos en ésta parte del mundo de FLOTILLAS OVNI. La hipótesis del satélite es cuestionable, ya que un militar boliviano declara en la televisión de aquel pais, que el objeto que se estrelló iba acompañado de otros dos y que uno cambio sobre la marcha de dirección....
 
 
 
 CROQUIS DE LA ZONA DEL IMPACTO
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
TRAYECTORIA DEL OBJETO SEGÚN INVESTIGADORES DE MUFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
EN CONSTRUCCIÓN
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
REVISTA GENTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 GENDARMERIA NACIONAL ARGENTINA INICIA LA BUSQUEDA
 
 
 
 DIBUJO DE LA ZONA DEL IMPACTO CON REFERENC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ____________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
  LA IMAGEN DEMUESTRA DE QUE MIENTEN CUANDO DECLARAN DE QUE NO SE INVESTIGABA EL FENÓMENO OVNI Y QUE NO HAY EXPEDIENTES
 
 
 
 
 
COBERTURA DE LA PUBLICACIÓN DE LA ÉPOCA " SOMOS "
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ____________________________________________________________________


 
FOTOGRAFÍAS DE LA REVISTA CUARTA DIMENSIÓN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 INVESTGADORES DE CUARTA DIMENSIÓN JUNTO CON OTROS PERIODÍSTAS Y
 
MILITARES EN LA ZONA DE LOS HECHOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SOBREVUELO DE LA ZONA DEL IMPACTO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 POBLACIÓN CERCANA AL LUGAR DE LOS HECHOS
 
 
 
 
 
 PILOTO QUE SOBREVOLÓ LA ZONA DEL IMPACTO JUNTO A LOS INVESTIGADORES
 
 
 ____________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
DIARIO CLARÍN
 
 
 
Publicación del diario CLARÍN con fecha 14 de mayo de 1978
 
 
 
 

       " ARGENTINA  BOLIVIAN  ROSWELL  "     MICHAEL HESEMANN REPORT

 

 

 

Date
 May 6, 1978     Location
El Zaire Mountain, Bolivia
 

Summary: On May 6, 1978, at about 4:15 p.m., something crashed into a mountain near El Zaire 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.



Type of Case/Report: StandardCase
Hynek Classification:
Shape of Object(s): Cylinder
Number of Witnesses: Multiple
Special Features/Characteristics: Crash/Retrieval, Mass Sighting

 
 

Full Report / Article

Source: Michael Hesemann, 1998


On May 6, 1978, at about 4:15 p.m., something crashed into a mountain near El Zaire 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 and that cracked windowpanes as far away as 30 miles in every direction. The next day, the papers were speculating on what had come down in that godforsaken place. The explanations ranged from meteorites to UFOs and belated reentry of some Apollo capsule. All of them referred to statements of eye witnesses.

Then it was announced that the Argentinian authorities had sent the 20th unit of the border police to the area in question to look for wreckage on their side of the border. The search in that mountainous country could last for weeks, so swarms of reporters went to the nearest big town, Aguas Blancas, to take up quarters there and await further developments, as well as to interview eyewitnesses in the town. And in fact, there were a number of witnesses who claimed to have seen the object. Most of them described it as oval or cylindrical and metallic. The army, too, seemed to be convinced that it was a UFO. Corporal Natalio Farfan Ruiz, the commandant of a small border police unit at the little village of La Marmora (800 inhabitants), confirmed the crash to Argentinian reporters saying: "It was about 4:30 p.m. when a cylindrical object made the earth tremble. Just imagine what would have happened if the UFO had fallen on the houses!" Policeman Juan Hurtado had also seen what had happened: "It looked like a gigantic wine container emitting a trace of white smoke. I saw it clearly. It flew directly above my head. I was on duty and at that moment was talking with three engineers from the mine in La Paz, when we saw the object crashing into the El Taire mountain. The impact was so strong that it threw me to the ground. The earth trembled at that moment."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Finally, the Bolivian Air Force sent three single-motored AT6 airplanes—a model from World War II—to the area and discovered the crash site on the southern slope of the El Zaire mountain. Whereas the pilots found it impossible to land anywhere near it, the newspaper Clarin of Buenos Aires announced on May 14, that the object had been found. As proof, they quoted the police chief of Tarija: "Our men have discovered the object and inspected it, but have received no instructions for further action. It is a dull metallic cylinder twelve feet long with a few dents. No one knows what is inside it, and we are awaiting the arrival of various technical commissions. A NASA expert is also expected to arrive tomorrow morning."

As a matter of fact, no NASA expert came at Tarija.-Instead, two U.S. Air Force officers, Col. Robert Simmons and Maj. John Heise arrived. According to a newspaper, although these officers were officially on leave, they had been instructed to take the object to the United States in a Hercules C-130 transport machine, which was waiting for them at La Paz. When other newspapers made inquiries at the American Embassy regarding this secret mission of Simmons and Heise they were met with a denial. Only two years later, 5 relevant documents were released by the U.S. State Department: they revealed that Simmons and Heise had been assigned to the military attache of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and did, in fact, fly to Tarija accompanied by an officer of the Bolivian Air Force, in connection with Project Moon Dust.

The first of these documents was a telex sent by the U.S. Ambassador in Bolivia, Paul H. Boeker, to the State Department. In that, he quoted newspaper reports and requested the department "to ask the relevant agencies whether they could explain what this object could be," adding "during the last week, more and more UFO reports are coming from this region." The answer was a telex classified "secret" dated May 18 in which the U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance personally declared: "Preliminary information has been checked with appropriate government agencies. No direct correlation with known space objects that may have reentered the earth's atmosphere near May 6 can be made. However we are continuing to examine any possibilities."
 
 
 
 

 
  ZOOM PHOTO CREDIT BOB PRATT MUFON
 
 
 
 
He then referred the embassy to "State aerogram A-6343" of July 26, 1973, classified 'Secret,' "which provides background information and guidance for dealing with space objects. In particular any information pertaining to the pre-impact observations, direction of trajectory, number of objects observed, time of impact and detailed description, including any markings would be helpful." The next document was a "Moon Dust Message" of the office of the U.S. military attache, dated May 24, addressed to the Division for Foreign Technologies at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon, classified as "confidential NOFORN (No Forwarding To Foreign Nationals)." Under reference Moon Dust, the military attache at La Paz reported that "they had taken pains to verify the press reports. " In addition to that, they had asked the general staff of the Bolivian Air Force and the chiefs of the Bolivian Army who had declared—apparently after a first unsuccessful attempt— "we have sent search troops to the area in question but have found nothing. " The army came to the conclusion that there could have been an object there, or maybe not, but to date they had found nothing. The attache added that he would send two officials to Tarija and promised, "We will keep you informed if anything turns up. " These "two officials," we can assume, were Simmons and Heise.

Regrettably, no further reports concerning the Simmons-Heise expedition were released and, to get a picture of what happened, we are forced to rely on reports in the Argentinian press. Apparently, however, nobody came to the conclusion that a meteorite had hit the earth. At the world-famous Smithsonian Institution there is a data bank of scientific occurrences, or an "alarm network," that keeps track of every volcanic eruption, every earthquake and every meteorite collision since 1973 with painstaking accuracy. The data bank reveals no mention of a meteorite falling during May 1978 at the Bolivian-Argentinian border. The Air Force documents reveal that the 1127th field activities group, which coordinated Project Moon Dust, was interested in another task besides the recoveiy of UFO wrecks and other space objects, represented by the code name HUMINT. This code name, short for Human Intelligence, means the collection of information from human sources through clandestine undercover methods—in contrast to interrogations, reading through files and correspondence, etc. In other words, it meant the collection of information about UFOs from reliable sources through a game of deceit. The method which was chosen to achieve HUMINTs goals was so bizarre that nobody outside the UFO community would believe it. It was the birth of the "Men In Black," subject of a Hollywood blockbuster movie in 1997.

 

REPORT MICHAEL HESEMAN

CORECTIONS Bibiana Bryson

IS EL ZAIRE , NOT  EL TAIRE

 

 ARGENTINA BOLIVIAN ROSWELL MORE EVIDENCE

 

 " THE CIA's REPORT "

 

 

 

 

 

 EN LAS SIGUIENTES PÁGINAS DEL LIBRO DE WOOD,

PODEMOS ENCONTRAR MÁS DETALLES DE ÉSTE CASO.

ADEMÁS SEGÚN EL AUTOR , LA CIA CONFIRMA OTROS AVISTMIENTOS

DE OBJETOS EN FORMACIÓN EN ARGENTINA POR ESAS FECHAS

EN MENDOZA Y SAN LUIS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REPORTE " EL DIARIO DE CUYO " AGENCIA EFE

 

EL ARTÍCULO DE LA AGENCIA EFE, 

CON FECHA 15 de mayo de 1978,

NOS MENCIONA UN AVISTAMIENTO EN SAN JUAN ARGENTINA .

 DONDE CINCO SOLDADOS ACOMPAÑADOS POR UN SUBOFICIAL MAYOR,

FUERON A LA REDACCIÓN DEL PERIÓDICO " EL DIARIO DE CUYO ",

 A INFORMAR SOBRE EL AVISTAMIENTO DE UNA FLOTILLA OVNI

DE ALREDEDOR DE ENTRE 15 y 20 OBJETOS

EN FORMACIÓN TRIANGULAR.
 
SAN JUAN SE ENCUENTRA AL NORTE DE MENDOZA,
 
POSIBLEMENTE ESTÉMOS HABLANDO DE LOS MISMOS OBJETOS
 
REPORTADOS EN MENDOZA Y SAN LUIS.

 

 

 

 Bibiana Bryson

RED RADIO ARGENTINA

 

    ARGENTINA BOLIVIAN ROSWELL - BOB PRATT MUFON RESEARCH

 

 

 

 The two young men in the front seats of the single-engine Cessna were in civilian clothes but both were lieutenants. The pilot – tall, good looking, supremely confident – was wearing gray slacks, a white shirt open at the collar and a leather jacket. All that was lacking was a silk scarf.
 
He no doubt later became one of the hottest jet jockeys in the Bolivian Air Force. I never learned his name, but I'll never forget him because he gave me one of the wildest plane rides I've ever had.
 

 

We were searching for some men who had hiked deep into the Andes Mountains and supposed to be on their way back. As we swooped down over one village after another, the pilot would send the Cessna into a steep dive. A church steeple would come rushing up at us, flash past in a blur and we'd quickly scan the village square below but wouldn't spot the men we were looking for.
 
We'd buzz the plaza a second time, the pilot would glance at the co-pilot, shake his head no and wheel into a sharp turn that sent us flying north above a dirt road leading to the next village.
 
I had been in Bolivia for six days, checking out reports published throughout South America that a UFO had crashed into a mountain near the Argentine border. The commandant of the Air Force group in the city of Tarija had sent a three-man expedition into the mountains on horseback to find the crash site, an area so remote there was no way to communicate with the men. They were due back and the two pilots in the Cessna had been sent up try to to locate them. The commandant had invited me to go with the two pilots, and I was flattered.
 
Later, I had some regrets. There was no seat in the back of the Cessna, only a short, four-legged stool that wasn't bolted to the floor. That's where I sat, with no safety belt or straps to hang onto. By prying two fingers into a tiny crack in the plastic molding behind the right door and bracing my legs against the sides of the cabin, I was able to keep myself from flying around inside the cabin as we buzzed those villages. But just barely.
 
Once we took off from the Tarija Air Base, all I could see from horizon to horizon were the countless peaks of the vast Andes range, but one mountain stood out from all the rest. Even though we were forty miles away, we could easily see an enormous gash down one side of the mountain where the UFO supposedly had crashed.
 
The scar was a gigantic rockslide. The mountain, Cerro Bravo, is in such rugged territory that an earlier expedition failed to reach it on foot.
 
We flew straight to Cerro Bravo in just a few minutes and circled it. There was no sign of the men and we turned east, following the route they had to take to return to civilization. A few minutes later, we circled over the tiny village of Mecoya, saw nothing and headed back north. We flew over more villages, swooping down over each, but we never found the expedition, so we returned to the base.
 
Apparently we missed the men in some ravine or other, because they returned the following evening.

 

 

 
TWO EXPLOSIONS


 
That was on Friday, May 26, 1978. Twenty days earlier, on the afternoon of May 6, hundreds of people saw a long, slender object flying due south over a large area of southern Bolivia. It was first seen as far north as the city of Sucre, more than two hundred miles from the border.
 
Moments later, two Air Force officers saw it pass over the town of Culpina, midway between Sucre and Tarija. Shortly after that, many residents of Tarija saw it flash overhead and then abruptly change direction to the southwest.
 
Minutes later people living in Padcaya, Rosillas, Cañas, Mecoya and other villages saw it fly over on its way toward the Argentine border.
 
It flew so low over Padcaya and Rosillas that people thought it was going to crash. Instead, it continued on and several minutes later appeared to disintegrate in a tremendous explosion that was heard in Tarija, forty miles to the north, and as far away as Oran in Argentina, eighty-five miles southeast of the mountain.
 
Almost immediately, a second explosion was heard, not as loud, but this time the earth trembled. Windows rattled and clotheslines shook more than twenty-five miles away, and one hotel owner said some of his windows broke.
 
People in tiny, scattered mountain villages on the Argentine side of the border also saw the object and heard the explosions.
 
Argentine and Bolivian authorities immediately began investigations. The better-equipped Argentines searched with helicopters, jeeps and horses. However, from the Argentine side of the border Cerro Bravo is extremely difficult to reach in any manner. The Bolivians sent men in on foot and horseback from their side of the border.
 
Both countries made numerous air searches, but the only thing found was the huge landslide on Cerro Bravo.
 
It turned out that the slide was just inside Argentine territory, but could be approached only from the Bolivian side of the border. Even then, it is a two-day horseback ride from Cañas, the village where the nearest road from Tarija ends.
 
This is high in the Andes, and at that time of the year the nights get bitter cold. Temperatures drop thirty to forty degrees after the sun goes down.

 

 

 

ERRONEOUS NEWS ACCOUNTS


 
Newspapers in South America had published lengthy stories about the incident for several weeks, reporting that a UFO had crashed, causing part of the mountain to collapse and "terrifying the indians living in the area." The stories said the object had landed in Bolivian territory and authorities had cordoned off the area to keep newsmen and spectators out.
 
Some newspapers claimed "wild animals roamed the dense, tangled jungle" where the UFO had crashed, and that experts from the U.S. space agency NASA had quietly slipped in and spirited away a large metal object that had been located in a ravine.
 
That was exciting stuff, if true. Unfortunately, virtually none of it was, as I was to learn when I went to Tarija on May 20, two weeks after the incident occurred.
 
When the stories were first published I was still in the United States. But Irene Granchi in Rio de Janeiro kept me informed of latest developments by phone and I passed the information on to my editor.
 
I was then working as a reporter for the National Enquirer and Mrs. Granchi, one of the leading ufologists in Brazil, was my principal contact in the country. By coincidence, I was getting ready to go to Brazil and Uruguay on several other UFO assignments.
 
Less than forty-eight hours after I arrived in Rio, stories about the border incident were carrying more details. It promised to be a major story. I phoned my editor in Florida and he told me to hurry over to Bolivia and find out what was going on.
 
It took two days to get to Tarija, flying from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Cruz in Bolivia and on to Cochabamba and then, after spending the night in Cochabamba, flying south to Tarija, the nearest I could get by airline to Cerro Bravo.

 

 

 
INFLUENTIAL INTERPRETER


 
Tarija is a quiet little city that is the capital of the department, or state, of Tarija. The southernmost tip of the state is a triangular spit of land that juts into Argentina. The days were sunny and warm but the nights were unbelievably cold.
 
The city is about six thousand feet above sea level and is surrounded by mountains. It is in a valley that was long ago denuded of trees and was a harsh landscape of unreal erosion.
 
Once in Tarija, my first chore was to find an interpreter, and I was lucky. The desk clerks at my hotel put me in touch with Olga Castrillo, a cultured, charming, very intelligent woman who spoke fluent English. Her father was an American who had settled in southern Bolivia early in the twentieth century. She'd also lived in Washington and New York when her late husband, a lawyer, had served as a diplomat.
 
When I met her, she was operating a small school in Tarija where she and another woman taught English, but it was closed for a few weeks and Olga was free to interpret for me.
 
Olga  was very helpful in more ways than one. It turned out that she was one of the more influential people in Tarija, and she never hesitated to approach the colonels then in charge to ask for their cooperation on my behalf.
 
Virtually everyone in Tarija had seen or heard that an unidentified object had flown over the area on May 6, but no one knew what had really happened on Cerro Bravo. When I first arrived, no one had yet been able to reach the mountain on foot or horseback.
 
A geologist named Daniel Centeno, then thirty-one, had taken part in the initial investigation, which was still going on, and Olga asked him to come and talk to me. Centeno had prospected for radioactive minerals around Cerro Bravo and knew the area well.
He and Dr. Orlando René Bravo, a physicist, had been put in charge of an expedition to Cerro Bravo shortly after the incident occurred. Dr. Bravo, then fifty-four, was the head of the physics and math departments at the Tarija branch of the University of Bolivia.

 

 
OLGA WITH ME IN THE TARIJA AIRPORT
 

 
OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE


 
Dr. Bravo and a dozen other men were still in the mountains but were due to return late the next day. Centeno had started out with them, but had turned back on the second day to accompany an engineer from the Bolivian nuclear energy commission in La Paz who had gotten sick and was unable to continue.
 
"People saw different things as the object passed over," said Centeno, a tall man with dark, curly hair. "In Rosillas, people saw a silver-colored tube or cylinder with a black head in front and flames at the back, a cylinder that appeared to be about four meters long.
 
"A teacher in Rosillas told me she saw a fireball pass in the sky and disappear, leaving a trail of smoke behind it, and about five minutes later she heard an explosion. All the teachers and children saw something fall.
 
"For twenty to twenty-five miles around, people heard the explosion. I went to all these places, and people said they felt the ground tremble when they heard the explosion."
 
Dr. Bravo's expedition to Cerro Bravo was due to return to Cañas the next day, a Sunday, and we decided to meet it. The following afternoon I hired a taxi, and Olga, Centeno and I, along with Charles Tucker, an American UFO researcher, drove to Cañas.
 
Cañas is thirty-six miles southwest of Tarija by road. To get from Cañas to Cerro Bravo, you have to hike seventeen miles through rugged mountains to reach the tiny border village of Mecoya, and the mountain is another fifteen miles west of Mecoya.
 
The route from Cañas to Mecoya is a well-worn path fairly easy to follow, but to go from Mecoya to Cerro Bravo a mountain guide is needed.
 

 

MISSILES FIRED?


 
On this particular Sunday, we arrived at Cañas just before sunset and by coincidence Dr. Bravo's expedition was just straggling back in from the long trek from Mecoya. In the group were Manuel de la Torre, then twenty-seven, an astronomer from the University of La Paz, Army Lieutenant Jorge Antequera, four soldiers and seven Argentine and Bolivian newsmen.
 
With the villagers who turned out to greet them, it was quite a crowd and in the growing darkness we missed Dr. Bravo, who had hopped into one of the waiting Army trucks and returned to Tarija without our ever seeing him.
 
De la Torre, the astronomer, told us the expedition had failed to reach Cerro Bravo. Although they could see it on the other side of a steep valley, they decided not to risk the climb.
 
The next day Olga and I went to the university in Tarija and talked with Dr. Bravo, who had already resumed his classes. In his office, he told us that before going on the expedition he had already made a far more extensive search of the border area than anyone else.
 
In addition to the five-day expedition that he'd just returned from, he had walked for six days from village to village in the border area, a trek undertaken immediately after the UFO incident occurred.
 
He was convinced that three missiles were seen in addition to the unidentified flying object and that the missiles apparently were converging on it.
 
"I don't know what the first object was, but I'm sure the others were missiles," said Dr. Bravo. He based his conclusions on the fact that people in villages north, east and south of Cerro Bravo all said they'd seen long, thin objects heading toward Cerro Bravo. No one had seen more than one object.
 
"Two geologists from GEOBOL (the Bolivian geological agency) and their guide were in Yerba Buena at the bottom of a ravine, and they thought this object was going to crash on the far side of the hill.

 

 
A 'COMPLICATED PROBLEM'


 
"I walked from La Mamora, about thirty-eight hundred feet high, to Rio Condada, to Puesta de la Laguna, Estancia Jalanoquero and Yerba Buena, which is more than ten thousand feet high. I also walked to the towns of San Luis, Tolomosita, Tolomosa and Pampa Redonda. I interviewed more than fifty people, taking directions with a compass all the time.
 
"The second investigation was between May 16 and May 21, with Mr. De La Torre. From Cañas up to Mecoya, we interviewed more than thirty people. From Mecoya, we explored up to Cerro Salle, all the way up to border marker number four, at an elevation of nearly twelve thousand feet. I carried a compass, an altimeter and a radiation detector.
 
"Most of the people in the Mecoya area said the object went to Cerro Bravo in Argentine territory. A sheepherder said the object exploded in the air near Mecoya and changed direction from the southwest to a more southerly direction.
 
"Apparently, the object crashed into a buttress of Cerro Bravo at about ten thousand feet height. There, a rockslide can be seen superimposed on the top of an older, natural slide. The difference is clear and can be noticed by the different coloration of the rock.
 
"In summing up, we have a complicated problem. One large object came from Sucre to Tarija and changed course, and other objects more or less at the same time came from Emborozu, Palca and Zaire (all southeast of Cerro Bravo).
 
"The first object's form can't be determined but everybody said it was more or less long, but the others were long and thin like a pencil with a pointed nose and spitting fire from the back. They are maneuverable. They can change directions and they can rise. That's the truth.
 
"One of the objects – I'm not sure which – crashed into the mountain and produced an explosion that was heard in La Mamora, Padcaya, Cañas, Camacho and up to Oran in Argentina."

 


 
N.A.S.A. RUMOR DENIED


 
That was the first we'd heard of any missiles. It turned out that no one else shared Dr. Bravo's belief. Later that day we talked to Lt. Colonel José Quiroz, governor of the department of Tarija, who had appointed Dr. Bravo and Daniel Centeno to head the investigation.
 
(Bolivia was then in its fifteenth year under military rule, but was preparing for national elections that would return the country to civilian control.)
 
"I don't think it is possible," Colonel Quiroz said when we asked him about missiles. "There have been no reports of any missile being lost and I don't believe any country in South America has long-range missiles that could have come this distance."
 
He declined to discuss the possibility that the object had been a UFO, saying he knew nothing about UFOs. He also denied that NASA had had any people in the area.
 
Later we talked with De la Torre, who was then head of the astronomy department at the University of La Paz. Although he was personally interested in UFOs, he also dismissed the possibility of a UFO crashing on Cerro Bravo. He thought it was either a meteor or satellite coming to earth.
 
"In La Paz, we had received conflicting reports of what had happened in Argentina and Bolivia, so the Academy of Science decided to send me to Tarija to investigate," he said. "Only recently a Russian satellite had fallen in Canada and we were afraid of the possibility of radiation. That was why COBOEN (the Bolivian nuclear energy commission) was concerned."

 


 
NOT SPACE DEBRIS


 
It was not a satellite. Four weeks later, when I got back to the United States, I checked with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which keeps track of all satellites, rocket boosters and other man-made objects in orbit and knows when and where anything falls back to earth. A NORAD spokesman said there was no record of any space debris falling in South America on May 6.
 
When Dr. Bravo's expedition first started, everyone walked from Cañas to Mecoya and, after spending a night in Mecoya, started walking toward Cerro Bravo.
 
"All day we explored an area based on what people told us," De la Torre said. "We walked thirty miles trying to find this object. Most of the people we met saw only a slight trail in the sky, like a jet contrail, before they heard an explosion. Everybody heard the explosion, and the ground shook in some areas.
 
"One person saw a column of smoke after the explosion and one or two saw an object in the air before the explosion. They said it was long, shaped more or less like a bullet, with a black head and lights or flames in the tail.
 
"People even talked about two or three of these things they had seen in different places. In one place, they had seen it going in one direction, in another place another direction and another in another direction. That's what makes Dr. Bravo believe it was two or three different things."
 
De la Torre felt certain the rockslide area was the impact site for whatever had flown through the air. "We could see this about seven hundred meters away across a steep valley. A steep hill goes down to a river a thousand or fifteen hundred meters below at about forty-five degrees, and across this valley we could see the impact site."

 


 
WITNESSES STARTLED


 
He believed that whatever crashed into the mountain was buried under the resulting landslide. After talking with us, he flew over the slide five times in an Air Force plane and although he could see no debris, he came back more convinced than ever that something had crashed there.
 
"There were some dark zones like burned spots but there was no object. From what I saw, I think it was one object and maybe it was a meteor."
 
He stressed the word "maybe."
 
Over the next several days, Olga and I talked to people who had seen the object in the Tarija area. One of them was Guillermina de Antelo, thirty-three, who was in Tarija's central plaza at four fifteen on the afternoon of May 6.
 
"I saw a round object like a disc with lights coming out of the back, like fireworks," she said. "They were very bright colors, plenty of colors, and most of them were startling pink and yellow. It shocked me.
 
"They weren't flames. They were more like beams of light. The object itself was in front and the lights streamed out behind. The object was about the size of my hand in the sky and was round like a disc.
 
"At first, it seemed slow but then it was very fast and I thought it was going to crash. It was very beautiful. It was like a record or plate from the bottom or edge. I saw it as completely round and I think that when other people say they thought it was long, it was because of the rays of light coming back.
 
"It was trailing the rays of light behind, maybe three times as long as the disc itself. The rays were sort of coming back to a point, giving it a sort of fish shape."
 
She was the first person I talked to who had actually seen the object, and her observation was interesting because of its detail. It seemed to lend credence to the belief of some that it might have been a UFO.

 

 


‘BEAUTIFUL' LIGHT


 
Another witness was Tereza Echazu de Castellanos, then forty-two, who owned a paint shop on one side of the plaza.
 
"It was less than a meter long in the sky, as if it had a small head, and then a tail a meter and a half long behind it," she said. "It passed in seconds, moving very fast towards the south. It was very quiet.
 
"I was astonished. I'm still wondering what it could have been. I thought everybody in the plaza must be looking at this object, but nobody was paying any attention to it because it was so quiet."
 
Adela de Mendoza, thirty-three, was with her husband, their six children and her husband's parents near the airport on the south side of Tarija when the object passed over.
 
"The whole family saw it," she said. "I was so startled. I thought it was a meteor because of the colors, but a meteor can't do what this did. It came from behind the mountain and rose up into the sky and disappeared into the clouds. It was a long, slender object, sort of bluish and brilliant. It sparkled with the sun on it and it hurt my eyes to look at it."
 
Mrs. Mendoza held her hands about fifteen inches apart and said: "It looked about that size in the air and was shaped sort of like a light bulb. It gave off green and blue lights and they were beautiful.
 
"We talked with a musician who was southwest of where we were and he said the object came straight toward him and it hurt his eyes to look at it. He said his eyes were still sore the next day.
 
"Later, I was talking with a cowherder who was in the mountains west of here and he saw this object too. He said he heard a loud noise and the ground shook and his cows shook."

 


 
AS BIG AS A JEEP


 
In one of the government buildings in Tarija, we talked with Brahim Handam, forty-two, a technician with Bolivia's agricultural development agency. He traveled throughout the area in his work and on the afternoon of May 6 he was in Emborozu, a small town far south of Tarija and forty miles east of Cerro Bravo.
 
He said the explosion rumbled on for twenty seconds or more but all he saw was smoke in the sky.
 
"My uncle's workers were off in that direction and they said they saw a very big object about the size of a jeep with lots of lights crossing the mountain. They said it was a very brilliant object but it was not flames.
 
"The next day we were returning to Tarija and we stopped at La Merced, and a friend there said he saw it passing over and it was shaped like a fish, not a plane, and was very brightly lighted. He said it was long and brilliant and bluish."
 
I interviewed a number of other witnesses in Tarija and, later, in several villages between Tarija and Cerro Bravo. All told more or less the same stories.
 
In Padcaya, Leonardo Leon, then fifteen, said: “I heard something like a whistle, very loud, and looked up and saw an object with a blue flame about five meters long. It was going very fast.
 
“I thought it was going to crash into the mountain. A minute later I heard an explosion and saw a lot of smoke toward the border. The smoke stayed for some time.”
 
His father, Divar Leon, fifty-five, said: “Everybody heard the impact. It was like dynamite. Everybody was astonished.”
 
Freddy Morales, a teacher who lived in Cañas, said almost everyone in the village of about a hundred people saw the object or heard the explosion. He didn’t see it himself but his neighbors did.
 
“They said the object was like a cylinder, about one and a half meters long, and pointed in front. The explosion formed a cloud about a thousand meters high near the border. It was white in color and afterwards it turned red. Everybody saw the cloud dissipate.”

 

 ARTURO CASSO

 
In Mecoya, a young teacher named Arturo Casso  said all four hundred or so people living in that area heard the explosion and maybe half of them saw an object moving through the sky. He himself didn’t see it but said that after the explosion there was a “cloud of all colors like fireworks, then the smoke rose in a spiral.”
 
Five days after I arrived in Tarija, I hired a plane to fly the geologist Daniel Centeno and me over the rockslide on Cerro Bravo. Tucker, my American friend, had departed for the United States by then, unable to stay any longer. The pilot was Omar Forti, a very serious-minded young man of twenty-five who was a skilled flier.
 
That was when I got my first look at the rockslide, just as we took off from the Tarija airport. The slide was awesome in size. About twenty minutes later, we started flying back and forth over it and I could see it ran down virtually the entire side of this twelve thousand-foot-tall mountain. However, no matter how close we flew we could tell very little about what had happened.

 

 

 

 
WEARY EXPEDITION RETURNS


 
Just before we took off, Olga had introduced me to Xavier Castellanos, a young Air Force lieutenant who, on learning we were going to fly over Cerro Bravo, graciously offered to let me use his 35mm camera with a 135mm telephoto lens. So I was able to shoot several dozen photos of the slide.
 
(A month after I left Tarija, Olga said in a letter that Lieutenant Castellanos and three other men were killed in the crash of a Cessna just seven minutes after taking off from Tarija. The wreckage wasn't found for fifteen days, an indication of the ruggedness of the mountains. I never learned who the other men were or if it was the same Cessna I had flown in.)
 
It was only when we returned from that flight to Cerro Bravo that we learned Colonel Júlio Molina, commandant of the Air Force group in Tarija, had sent three officers on an expedition into the mountains to try to reach the slide area. He offered to help me in any way he could.
 
The next day he made good on the offer when he invited me to go up with the two pilots in a Cessna to try to locate the men. Thus, for the second time in twenty-four hours, I found myself flying over the rockslide again – and this time buzzing church steeples and village plazas as well.
 
Early the following evening, Saturday May 27, Colonel Molina phoned Olga and said the expedition had just returned. He invited us to meet with the men at his home in the military compound. Olga and I hurried over and were introduced to Major German Calleja, thirty-nine, Captain AtÍlio Montero, thirty-five, and Lieutenant Oswaldo Prado, twenty-six. (In the photo at left, the day after they returned, they confer with Colonel Molina. From left, Prado, Calleja, Molina and Montero.)

 

 

 "I think something crashed up there," a weary Calleja told us. "The four of us who went there think there was some kind of impact, that something struck there." (The fourth man was Juan Orihuela, a guide who lived near Mecoya)

 

 

 Juan Orihuela - Guide

 

 
MONOLITH-LIKE STONES


 
The officers had returned to Tarija only two hours before we met them, just long enough to shower, shave and change clothes. They were sore and very tired. They'd spent four days in the mountains on foot and horseback, sleeping the first and third nights in a house in Mecoya.
 
The days are short at that time of the year and it's impossible to reach Cerro Bravo from Mecoya, take time to examine the rockslide and still get back to Mecoya before nightfall. So they had to spend one night in a tent in the freezing cold.
 
"I'd never do it again," Calleja said. "It was very hard. There were places where only horses could go and then only up to a certain point. When we left the horses, we had to climb a big mountain and go down again to get to the place.
 
"We found nothing strange. There were things that caught our attention but nothing strange. What we did find were big rocks that came down with all the gravel or rockslide. I do think something crashed there."
 
They spent three hours at the slide and found ten large, monolith-like stones that appeared to have been burned white, and a long trench on the left, or eastern, side of the slide. They also discovered that the grass was withered for about a hundred meters around the top and sides of the slide area.
 
Major Calleja said the monolith-like stones were about three meters tall and two meters wide. "They appeared to have been cut or sliced exactly. Very straight slices, like square blocks, and as if sliced with a ruler. They were rectangular in shape, with four equal sides. I've never seen this before in the mountains. Whatever hit the mountain left them in that shape.
 
"We took a pick with us, thinking we'd dig some, but we couldn't use it because we were afraid everything would come tumbling down and cause an avalanche."

 

 

 

 
'LIKE CUT BY A KNIFE'


 
The trench intrigued Captain Montero. "It is terribly straight, at least a hundred meters or more," he said. "It is about three meters deep and four meters wide at the top, in a V shape. It's like a ditch digger would have dug it, as if it had been done by the hand of man. It looks like something enormous went through it with a knife."

 

 

 (This photo that I took from an airplane shows the top of the landslide at the right and the trench on the left, going diagonally up from lower left toward the top at the center.)

 


 
Told about Dr. Bravo's theory about missiles, Major Calleja said he didn't believe a missile caused the rockslide. "Because of the withered grass," he explained. "A missile would have burned the grass, and this grass wasn't burned. It was withered, as if it had been subjected to high heat."
 
Colonel Molina also discounted missiles. "If there had been missiles, they would have had to come down somewhere and there've been no reports of any missiles landing anywhere," he said.
 
So, the three officers found no evidence of a crashed flying saucer, but they returned convinced that something unusual had happened on the mountainside.
 
By now, I could feel Cerro Bravo beckoning to me. I tried to get there on foot and horseback twice, the first time just two days after I talked with Major Calleja's group. I went with the geologist Daniel Centeno, the pilot Omar Forti and the Army lieutenant Jorgé Antequera. Still curious about what had happened, they wanted to examine the landslide themselves. We took with us two soldiers to take care of the burros carrying our gear.
 
Leaving Mecoya, we crossed the narrow Mecoyita River into Argentina on horseback and tried to approach Cerro Bravo from the south. But the terrain was such that we found ourselves getting farther and farther from Cerro Bravo. So we made our way back to Mecoya.
 
That night we talked with one of the locals, who told us the landslide was an old one that had occurred long before. At least, that was my understanding at the time. I knew very little Spanish and the men I was with knew little English, and we decided to abandon the attempt and return to Tarija. It was only after we got back to Tarija that I learned a new slide had occurred very recently on top of an old one on Cerro Bravo.
 
A year and a half later I tried to get to Cerro Bravo again while on vacation. With me were an American friend, Allan Zullo, still another Army lieutenant and two other soldiers. This time after reaching Mecoya we hired Juan Orihuela, the guide who had led the Air Force officers to Cerro Bravo.

 

 

MECOYA

 

 We left Mecoya  early in the day on foot but four or five hours later gave up again. The path to Cerro Bravo was extremely steep in some places and it was taking too long to climb them. We wouldn’t be able to reach the mountain, inspect it and get back to Mecoya before nightfall. It really is a hard place to reach.

 

 

 
U.S.A.F. OFFICERS ARRIVE


 
The trips definitely were not a total loss. Contrary to newspaper reports, we learned that there was no dense, tangled jungle where wild animals roam. We found only dry, barren mountains with little vegetation, and the only wild animals I saw were two mountain goats butting heads in some private turf battle.
 
We also found no evidence that NASA was ever involved, although I was able to confirm from the U.S. State Department later that two U.S. Air Force officers from the U.S. Embassy in La Paz had flown to Tarija several days after the May 6 incident, along with some high-ranking Bolivian officers. However, they returned to La Paz without ever going near Cerro Bravo.
 
I feel certain that had NASA or anyone else gone to Cerro Bravo with a helicopter – and that is the only way anything of any size could have been carried out of that region – someone would have seen the operation. Although the area is sparsely populated, people do live throughout the area and it would be impossible to do anything of that nature without being seen.
 
In addition, neither NASA nor anyone else would have been able to carry out such a mission without the help of Bolivian authorities. Knowing personally how difficult it is to reach Cerro Bravo, I'm sure Major Calleja and the two other officers would never have gone there if whatever had fallen had already been removed.
 
As for the military's cordoning off the area, that wasn't true either. The military made no attempt to keep me or anyone else out of the area. Instead, the military leaders were quite helpful, allowing me to hire officers and soldiers to accompany me on both attempts to reach Cerro Bravo.
 
Most likely, something did crash into Cerro Bravo, but whether it was a meteor, a missile or a malfunctioning flying saucer, we may never know. People who saw something flying through the sky gave so many differing descriptions that it could have been any of the three.
 
However, the flight characteristics and the different directions the object took seem to rule out a meteor or any missile, except perhaps for a Cruise-type missile, and that is hardly likely.
 
There is no evidence it was a flying saucer, either, although the descriptions of some witnesses – particularly in the Tarija, Padcaya, Rosillas, Cañas and Mecoya areas – certainly indicate it was an object much like those seen elsewhere in the world.

BOB PRATT - MUFON



 Corrections - Bibiana Bryson

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      El misterio jamás resuelto del ovni que cayó en la frontera salto-boliviana

 

 Por Antonio Abarzúa

 

 

 


El seis de mayo de 1978, alas 17.30, los habitantes de las localidades fronterizas de Argentina y Bolivia, en un tramo que arranca del punto tripartito con la República del Paraguay, miraron el cielo. Un zumbido penetrante les hizo levantar la vista al unísono y hasta hoy son miles de personas las que recuerdan el extraordinario hecho: una figura ovoidal de tono metálico, del tamaño de una pelota de fútbol e incandescente, cruzaba el firmamento de este a oeste, a una velocidad descomunal, aparentemente fuera de control y en una situación de caída libre.

El objeto volador no identificado (ovni), se perdió en el horizonte, pero segundos más tarde se sintió una explosión tremenda y las localidades salteñas de Aguas Blancas, Salvador Mazza, Los Toldos y Santa Victoria Oeste, temblaron, lo mismo que los conglomerados bolivianos de Tarija, Padcaya, La Mamora, Las Cañas y Bermejo, sólo por mencionar algunas.

Todo daba a entender que el extraño aparato se había estrellado en algún punto de la frontera binacional.

La Gendarmería Argentina, por disposición del jefe del Escuadrón 20 “Orán”, comandante Juan Nicasio Boari envió tres patrullas al parque nacional Baritú para dar con el ovni o lo que fuese que se había estrellado contra la tierra. De la misma manera, enviaron a aviones de la fuerza a sobrevolar la zona, lo mismo que determinaron las autoridades de la Fuerza Aérea Boliviana, que despacharon a la zona de probable impacto, escuadrillas aéreas y terrestres.

Un equipo de científicos de la Universidad Misael Saracho de Tarija, encabezado por el físico argentino Orlando Bravo, anunció que habían logrado determinar, con cierta certeza el punto de impacto, en territorio boliviano, en una cadena montañosa situada frente a la población argentina de Mecoyita, en Santa Victoria Oeste .

De inmediato, la Comisión Boliviana de Energía Nuclear envió a la zona a un equipo de científicos, al mando del capitán de corbeta, Francisco Mariaca.

Se organizó una expedición que partiría en un helicóptero militar boliviano y de la cual también formarían parte un periodista (el autor de esta nota) y el fotógrafo Luis Benjamín Arias, de El Tribuno. Cuando todo estaba dispuesto en el aeropuerto de Tarija para dar comienzo a la misión, aterrizó en la pista, una nave de la Fuerza Aérea Norteamericana, de la que descendieron el coronel John Simmos y el capitán John Heide, quienes se entrevistaron con el jefe de la base local, coronel Jorge Molina Suárez. Interrogados por la prensa, negaron que su presencia en Tarija tuviera que ver con el ovni. Y tras de permanecer dos horas en la localidad, abordaron su avión y se fueron.

Minutos más tarde, el coronel Molina informaba que el helicóptero de la expedición, se había descompuesto y que quienes quisieran participar de la misma, deberían hacerlo a pie, disponiendo para los voluntarios dos burros cargados con alimentos y carpas y una custodia militar encabezada por un teniente y cuatro soldados.

El Tribuno, el equipo de el doctor Orlando Bravo más el periodista porteño, de Canal 13, César Mascetti y su camarógrafo, Oscar Isse, partieron a pie. En el camino, los lugareños contaban que desde hace días una decena de helicópteros operaba en las montañas. Tras dos días de caminata, los expedicionarios llegaron a Mecoya, casi a 5.000 metros. Y al alcanzar el punto de impacto, encontraron un panorama desolador: un cerro, El Salle, totalmente destruido, con un cráter de 1.500 de longitud, 800 de ancho y unos 50 metros de profundidad. Rocas cristalizadas por el calor en su base, otras desplazadas en un área mucho mayor, pero nada más que eso. Los lugareños de Mecoya, contaron: “Si buscan restos de lo que cayó, ya se lo llevaron los gringos”.

 

NOTA DEL TRIBUNO DE SALTA

 

 

 PERO ÉSTE MISTERIO SE ÉSTA POR RESOLVER !!!!

 

Bibiana Bryson 

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               UNITED STATES   AIR FORCE CONFIRMS UFO CRASH

 

 Declassified Documents Confirm MOON DUST Involvement in Bolivia UFO Crash

 

 

Air Intelligence Agency

 

 

 New information has been released from the Air Intelligence Agency, part of the US Air Force through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that further confirm crash of a UFO in Bolivia. The documents provides additional intriguing details and references to "MOON DUST," the prominent governmental space debris and UFO retrieval program designed to locate, recover, and deliver descended foreign space vehicles back to Wright Patterson Foreign Technology Division headquarters for analysis and exploitation.

 


     The incident association with project MOON DUST intensifies these questions; what was the level of involvement of MOON DUST personnel and what did they hope to gain or hide in Bolivia?

 

 

 REPRESENTACIÓN

 

Project Moondust - Santa Cruz, Bolivia Object Recovery

Project Moondust: Santa Cruz, Bolivia Object Recovery,

May 1978 (212k)

These 2 pages of documentation were forwarded to the State Department by the CIA and detail the crash of "an unidentified object" in Bolivian territory in May 1978. The object was reportedly 4 meters in diameter and Bolivian authorities had sealed off an area of 200 km around the crash site.