By Scott Corrales
UFO Digest Latin America Correspondent
By Sebastian Aranguren
An amateur fisherman witnessed the maneuvers of three unidentified objects over the banks of the Samborombón River near the town of Ferrari, Buenos Aires. Researchers consider this event important due to the synchronization of the UFOs movements, which according to the protagonist of the extraordinary adventure, even acted as if aware of his lonely presence in the darkness of the early morning hours. The episode, investigated by the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogia (FAO) took place on April 3, 2010 when Sergio Asselborn, a veterinarian from the city of Quilmes, was engaged in one of his hobbies – fishing – in a spot chosen for many years: the Samborombón River, at a spot located over an iron bridge some 30 km from National Highway 2. It was a two o’clock in the morning when Asselborn, as the veterinarian told FAO researchers, underwent a life-changing experience: a buzzing sound similar to that of a beehive prompted him to look up, causing him to see something he had never seen in many years of fishing trips to the site. A plate-shaped UFO was in the sky, surrounded by small orange and red lights that outlined its contour. If something drew the witness’s attention, it was that the object was coming toward him, stopping in a series of repetitive movements that lasted approximately half an hour.
Another element was added after this time period: a second triangular object assumed a vertical position to the left of the first UFO, firing off a series of luminous signals that Asselborn described as bursts, as a prelude to what would be a sudden departure into the dark of the night. However, there was still more: a third UFO, with a structure similar to the first, appeared on the scene and was still in the sky, within the witness’s visual field. It remained at some 1500 feet over Asselborn’s position and flew over the countryside, rising and falling until it vanished behind a mill and a eucalyptus forest.
From that moment onward, the fisherman was entranced by the first UFO, which never ceased to be visible to the witness, who got into his car and watched the slow maneuvers of the object for two hours, after which it approached his vehicle as though getting ready to observe him. Thus, after being stationary for five minutes, the object acquired sudden speed, vanishing into the southeast, turning into a small luminous dot, followed by the second of the objects that was part of the phenomenon and which had been outside the fisherman’s field of vision for the moment. The mysterious spectacle ended nearly at daybreak. Days later, Asselborn contacted members of the FAO, and a week later, a team consisting of Luis Burgos, Fernando Mengui, Miguel Peralta and Roberto Castillo combed the area, which is a UFO hotspot. So many cases have occurred here over the past 50 years that Burgos himself has been moved to refer to it as “the Argentinean nest.”
(Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)