MORE RECENT CASES
One of the most recent cases of UFO
observations with marine implications occurred July 11, 1968. On that day,
Sr. Raul L Benitez and his son Ricardo were driving at 15 minutes past
midnight, after having stopped to eat supper at a downtown restaurant in Mar
del Plata. As they were driving along on Maritimo Boulevard on arriving at
Duro Avenue, Ricardo -- who was looking at the ocean -- noticed a luminosity
approaching at a high rate of speed from the sky. He pointed it out to his
father, who stopped the auto in order to observe the phenomenon in greater
detail but, since it was hidden by the pier and the Altamar pastry shop, they
returned to their vehicle and drove back toward Belgrano street, where they
again observed it. It remained stationary, emitting a brilliant luminosity.
At that point they observed a second luminous object approach from the south
arriving rapidly at the place where the first object was located. There it
remained stationary for a few minutes. Then, together, both objects began an
extremely rapid flight away to the north and were lost from sight. The
Benitez men left immediately toward La Perla (a little farther to the north)
then stopped 100 meters beyond the monument to Alfonsina Storni, where the
two lights were observed making strange evolutions. They stopped, then moved on, retracing the route from the north and then
approached the coast. There, they could clearly see that the lights had a
disc shape with a diameter comparable to a full moon. These objects appeared
to be rotating around an axis while emitting reddish and blue-violet light.
Their speeds were at times greater than that of a jet airplane.
One of the objects descended and submerged into the sea,
while the other object remained in the air at a low altitude, after which
it suddenly disappeared as if it had extinguished its lights.
This reference: The MUFON
Journal, Vol. #130, pp.3-5 September 1978 “Are UFOs Operating from underwater
bases off the coast of Argentina” by Joseph M.
UFO Nachtrichten, October
Spatiaux, Issue # 18. (December 1968 ?)
UFOCAT PRN – 105659
UFOCAT URN – NONE Unnamed newsclip dated July 12, 1968
URN – 075518 UFO Nachtrichten, October 1968
UFOCAT URN – 076694 GEPA –
Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1968
UFOCAT URN – 071758 Flying
Saucer Review, July 1973, p. 31
URN – 083433 Las evidencias del fenomeno OVNI by Roberto E. Banchs,© 1976
UFOCAT URN – NONE The MUFON Journal, Vol. #130, pp.3-5
September 1978 “Are UFOs
Operating from underwater bases off the
coast of Argentina” by
Joseph M. Brill.
UFOCAT URN – 105659
Investigation files of Oscar A. Uriondo, #23, No date of publication.
URN – 054854 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, Claude Poher,
UFOCAT URN – 170887 *U* UFO
Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 08373 © 2002
South America – Argentina, Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata Latitude 38-02 S, Longitude 57-33 W (D-M)
La Perla, Beach Latitude 37-59 S, Longitude 57-33 W
gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior,
Washington, D.C., February 1968.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 38.02 S, Longitude 57.52 W (D.%)
Latitude 38.00 S, Longitude 57.55 W [URN