DISCLOSES IMPORTANT E-M CASE
Argentine Navy UFO report, labeled one of the most important Argentine UFO
cases, has been released to NICAP in accordance with an agreement to exchange
combined visual and E-M (electromagnetic) interference incident occurred late
in 1963, involving the Navy transport A.R.A. Punta Médanos.
night of Nov. 12, 1963,
says the official report, "A large airship [never identified] was sighted
from the stern of the vessel. The huge UFO was round-shaped, and it was
moving at great speed. It displayed no lights and made no sound.
As the unknown machine
appeared, the needles of the ship's magnetic compasses "suddenly and
simultaneously" swung off course, pointing toward the UFO. The power
which caused this E-M interference is indicated by the distance involved. At
the time, the Navy report states, the UFO was 2,000 meters (well over a mile)
away from the ship.
UFO was gone and the compasses returned to normal, the transport commander
radioed the Commander-In-Chief of the Argentine Fleet. The Fleet Commander
was so concerned he ordered a full investigation by the Hydrographic Service.
experts found no electric cause for the E-M effect. No magnets had been near
the compasses, which were separately mounted on different decks. The Geologic
Division determined that the sighting area was magnetically quiet and also
ruled out submarines and military and civilian aircraft, leaving the UFO as
definitely the cause of the E-M interference.
official report was sent to NICAP by Lt. Cdr. O. R. Pagani, whom the
Secretary of the Argentine Navy appointed to investigate UFO sightings.
Pagani said that the Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service will investigate
all future E-M cases, and he will send detailed reports to NICAP.
Pagani also forwarded a summary of 1964 UFO cases registered with the
Argentine government, adding that fifteen 1965 reports already are on record
with the Navy. NICAP will try to report the best cases as soon as space
This reference: UFO
Investigator, publication of NICAP, Vol. 3, # 4, August/September 1965,
NOTE: In Argentina’s Military UFO Dossier by Antonio Huneeus, p. 4, date
unknown, Mr. Huneeus states that the length of the sighting was 55 minutes
and that the ship was in the vicinity or facing the Golfo Nuevo.
UFOCAT PRN - 108554
UFOCAT URN – 108554 UFO Investigator, publication of
NICAP, September 1965, p. 6
UFOCAT URN – 037029 Flying Saucers – Serious Business by
Frank Edwards, p. 120, © 1966
UFOCAT URN – 136805 UFOs and the National Security State
by Richard Dolan, 498-245, © 2000
UFOCAT URN – 182162 UFOs and the National Security State
by Richard Dolan, 411-245, © 2002
UFOCAT URN – 170655 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, #06437, © 2002
UFOCAT PRN - 37029
UFOCAT URN – NONE
The Scientific Problem of UFOs
by Oscar Uriondo, © 1968
UFOCAT URN – 055126 Etudes
Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #2736,
UFOCAT PRN - 83059
UFOCAT URN – 083059 Las
evidencias del fenómeno OVNI by Roberto E. Banchs, © 1976
South America - Argentina
Golfo Nuevo Latitude
42-42 S, Longitude 64-36 W (D-M) [Golfo = Bay]
Reference: Argentina Gazetteer, prepared in the Office
of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1968.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 40.00 S, Longitude 61.00