As of 1990, the shore that joins Punta Indio with the Bay turned into a gathering place for curiosity seekers, researchers, journalists and artists interested in UFOs. Mystic groups, parapsychologists and cultists created a cosmic brotherhood where messages from beyond, UFO sightings, lights in the water, prayers and ET contacts all flowed together. Faced with all this, local residents, known for their mixture of serenity, coherence and skepticism, became used to seeing a parade of cars from Capital Federal and Greater Buenos Aires and soon found a breeding ground for interest in the unknown, as had occurred in “La Aurora”, Uruguay and Capilla del Monte in Córdoba. Stressed-out tourists, wanting to spend a weekend in the sun and fishing, were no longer surprised to see figures in the darkness, forming circles and holding hands, praying for the arrival of some light…if only just that.
Even if the lights were only: Airplanes flying majestically along the river enroute to Montevideo or Brazil; ships on the horizon, looking like flashing lights; meteorites in clear, star-studded skies, crossing the heavens in any direction; satellites, visible in great numbers and crossing various orbits; flashlights wielded by local fishermen.
In 1992, we commenced our investigations on the stretch between Punta Indio and the Bay of Sanborombón. Our first “observation session” was carried out jointly with the Hemisferios group and researcher Silvia and Andrea Simondini. Numerous comings and goings have taken place from those beaches. For the moment, the “mystical intoxication virus” has been isolated in a timely manner and did not contaminate serious researchers or the public at large. The Naval Air Base is in good health, although the UFO Information Office was dismantled over two decades ago. If the radar is alarmed, no one ever finds out. Fishing, from bathing resort No.3 down to the bay, has good and bad seasons. Its waters are no doubt cleaner than those of the metropolitan coastline at Quilmes or Punta Lara. UFO sightings will obviously be the same as in 1947, although the question of “what is hidden under the waters” will always be with us.
Our own research team had an experience at 01:45 hours on 15 December 1996: “We were camped at Punta Piedras, in a group consisting of eleven people, only some 20 meters from the beach. The night was clear and star-lit. The wind was strong but not intense. Suddenly Daniel Lopez shouted and made us look at the water. Instinctively, we all obeyed and saw a very strange phenomenon: a tiny light, yellow-white in color and flying irregularly, like a butterfly, was moving as though it had emerged from the water, some three meters in the air before stopping next to a tree. At that moment, the group ran to encounter the strange, tiny luminous body. Some tried to light it up with flashlights while other took photos with flash. Inexplicably, in the dark, we saw a person standing there, almost under the light. It was our friend Alcides, who had gotten ahead of the rest of the group, when only a few seconds earlier he’d been sleeping soundly.”
The mysterious presence left as it came. Following the same trajectory and taking the same time to return to the coast – 30 seconds. Opinions on its nature were divided: Alcides, who came closest to it, to the point of nearly holding it in his hand, described it as a “little sphere of light”. Others did not see a definite shape and compared it to a butterfly…or a fairy. Lightning bugs were everywhere, but this was different. At the end of the episode, two questions were left in the air. One was the fact that as soon as the intruder disappeared, we realized that the prevailing wind had not affected its flight, since its silent and oscillating movements were identical as when the wind was in its favor. Therefore, the maneuvers where natural to its body. The other question involves Alcides. If he was asleep, how did he get ten meters ahead of the group, heading toward the light? He was unable to explain this clearly. And the phenomenon was etched in the minds of the FAO members, to the point that Alcides himself wanted to go back to the area to make a new observation, and he did so last summer, to the south of the Bay of Sanborombón, bordering with Tuyú, with family and friends. Yet tragically, these hazardous waters claimed the life of Alcides Rocha Polanco on 2 February 1998.
What has been manifesting in this area for a long time now? Can we lend credence to the hypothesis about the Knights of Poseidon? Are they aliens? UFOs liked to the Germans? Do they have a pact? Does officialdom choose to overlook all this? These are, in short, questions that only the path of research can answer someday. The only certainty is that the aquatic connection of Punta Indio is a significant path in UFO research, one that is known to many.
It is disquieting to think about the number of lodges, orders or secret societies with dark goals are operating in our midst, handling a vast techno-psychical force. In the 1980s there was talk of one Archduke of Orth, a mysterious character that remained in Patagonia for several years, linked to UFOs and a subterranean occult world. Its members, of Nordic-Franco-Nazi heritage, travel by saucer, taking half an hour from somewhere in France to an underground base in the Andean Range. No less suggestive is the story about the enigmatic beings of Aryan extraction, living in the Islas Guaitecas of Chile, able to teleport themselves to a base in the Italian Alps and being responsible for the most relevant sightings in Chile and Argentina since 1985. In short, a mosaic of suspicious groups and conspiracies surrounded by a Hitlerian aura that always emerges when the UFO-mysticism connection emerges. Is there any connection between this information and the Punta Indio-Bay of Sanborombón affair? Are other “characters” involved?