Go Back Report # 1007
12-07-1954

12-07-1954  
Note: The title below suggests the event took place in Argentina, but in reality, after much painful research, the towns, river and island are all in Uruguay. –CF & HJ-    
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ARGENTINE FISHERM[E]N REPORT ELLIPTICAL CRAFT ON WATER
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       At about 9:30 p.m. on December 7, 1954, four male friends on a fishing expedition on Isla del Francés between the departments of Canalones (sic-Canelones) and San José saw a luminous object moving up and down in the sky. When it descended and appeared to land in the distance, they took a boat and rowed toward the mouth of the Santa Lucía River to investigate.

       About 25 meters from the coast, they saw a metallic-appearing elliptical object on the surface. It had a cone-like protuberance on top and at times gave off a bluish and yellowish light. Around the perimeter was a row of “exhaust ports” from which a bluish luminous haze was emitted.

       When the boat was within about 60 meters of the object and one of the men started the engine, the apparent craft moved very slightly, then took off and sped at an upward angle directly over the boat and flew out of sight.

       The men investigated the spot where the object had been resting on the surface, and found that the water was hot. Next day they found many dead fish in the same area. (La Tribuna Popular, Jan. 8, 1955; APRO files. From L. E. Gross, UFOs: A History, November-December 1954, Supplemental Notes, p. 48.)                                                                                                     

This reference: E-mail from Richard Hall http://www.hallrichard.com/ 

With my thanks to him for its location.-CF-     
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UFOCAT PRN - 83799

UFOCAT URN – NONE  From L. E. Gross, UFOs: A History, November-December 1954, Supplemental

                                        Notes, p. 48
UFOCAT URN – NONE  La Tribuna Popular, Jan. 8, 1955; APRO files

UFOCAT URN – 83799 Roberto Enrique Banchs, Las Evidencias del Fenómeno OVNI © 1976

UFOCAT URN – 24751 Pablo Petrowitsch investigation files   
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South America – Uruguay. Body of water is the Santa Lucía River.

Canelones                   Latitude 34-31-22 S, Longitude 56-16-40 W (D-M-S)

San José                      Latitude 34-20-15 S, Longitude 56-42-49 W [San José de Mayo]

Reference: http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp
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Isla del Francés           Latitude 34-35-00 S, Longitude 56-28-00 W (D-M-S) [Variant – Isla Francis]

Reference: http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp            
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