Go Back Report # 343
03-18-1966

03-18-1966  
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       At 4 P.M. on the 18th of March, 1966, on a stretch of deserted beach ten miles north of Deseade (south of the Gulf of San Jorge, Argentina *), Carlos Corosan, a 35-year-old farmer, saw a large cigar-shaped craft with no wings. He said it was less than 35 yards away and estimated its length at 65 to 70 feet, describing it as metallic in appearance, reflecting the rays of the setting sun. It was gray-black and apparently smooth, with no visible markings or windows or any kind of appendages. However, gray smoke was coming from the tail section. Corosan said it was "just chugging along," sounding rather like an automobile with engine difficulties. Then, "the mysterious craft stopped and emitted a short, muffled blast of smoke [sic]," whereupon the smoke became "very dark black." Corosan, having decided that this was no ordinary craft, now ran for cover. At this point the object was hovering about 40 feet above the water and maintained this position for a few minutes. It then began to hum and "vibrate all over as though it were coming apart." The humming noise was followed by another short blast, and the craft began to rise slowly, taking a north-northeast course, with the same erratic chugging motion. Corosan now started to leave his hiding place, intending to report to the authorities, but heard a much louder explosion, followed by a decrease in the humming sound. He turned around just in time to see the object "crash" into the sea. "It did not float at all. It just hit the water with a huge splash and went down quickly." There was no geyser or any sign that the object had filled with water. After thirty minutes of watching for any sign of survivors, he reported to the local authorities. The Argentine Government has neither confirmed nor denied Corosan's sighting, though the latter claims to have seen Navy ships in the area and an unidentified official is said to have indicated that they are looking for the "lost object" though it is thought that the Falkland current may "have swept the object away."

       *In the original article the incident is placed in the Gulf of San Jorge; however, Deseade is actually about 45 miles south of the Gulf on the Atlantic coast.                                                         

This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 57-58, Pub. 1970

Original reference: Stiff, Robert A., “A Tragic Sighting in Argentina,” in Steiger, Brad, and Writenour, Joan, The Allende Letters, ©1968         
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UFOCAT PRN – 76720

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Robert A., Stiff, “A Tragic Sighting in Argentina,” in Brad Steiger, and

                                        Joan Writenour, The Allende Letters, ©1968

UFOCAT URN – 076764 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 57, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 076720 GEPA – Phenomenes Spatiaux, March 1970, p. 17

UFOCAT URN – 083228 Las evidencias del fenomeno OVNI by Roberto E. Banchs, © 1976

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by J & C Bord, p. 171, © 1989.

UFOCAT URN – 054826 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, Claude Poher, #0287

                                        undated.

UFOCAT URN - 105656 Investigation files of Oscar A. Uriondo, #22, No date of publication.

UFOCAT URN – 170752 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 07094 © 2002       
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UFOCAT PRN – 76760

UFOCAT URN – 081383 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 57, © 1970      
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South America – Argentina, Santa Cruz

Puerto Deseado           Latitude 47-45 S, Longitude 65-54 W (D-M) – No Deseade

Gulf of San Jorge          Latitude 46-00 S, Longitude 67-00 W

Reference: Argentina gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1968.    
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UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 47.60 S, Longitude 65.90 W (D.%)

                                      Latitude 47.63 S, Longitude 66.00 W [URN 170752]

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