Go Back Report # 71


Atlantic Manifestations          

       The oldest Argentine case is that concerning Sr. Romeo Ernesto Suarez which occurred in June 1950. This individual was employed as a driver in the fire department at Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, when he decided to undertake a long journey on foot from this city to Buenos Aires, which he succeeded in completing in 5 months and 14 days after traveling practically 4,000 kilometers.

       The majority of Argentine newspapers carried accounts of this journey, including the various troubles and problems which he had to overcome but, what he did not relate at that time, through fear of ridicule, he revealed in 1968 due to growing interest shown by official Argentine groups in the consideration of the UFO phenomenon. According to Suarez, 4 or 5 days after his departure from Ushuaia, he was between San Sebastián and Río Grande (still within the territory of Tierra del Fuego) and was walking through a coastal region about 600 meters from the Atlantic Ocean. It was approximately 11:00 PM. Suddenly and breaking the nocturnal silence, he heard something similar to a loud noise of water violently disturbed. Several sheep, who were sleeping in a field, jumped up alarmed and hurriedly ran away. There was no wind, storm, or thunderstorm that might have explained the event. Immediately a luminous object of oval form appeared emerging from the sea about 500 meters from the shore. It rose up vertically to a certain altitude and then made a turn of ninety degrees and disappeared towards the northeast in the direction of Argentine territory.

       Some 15 days later, also at night and when he was between Río Gallegos and the city of Santa Cruz (in the neighborhood of Puerto Coyle in the province of Santa Cruz), a similar phenomenon occurred. This time, although he could not determine the exact distance from the coast, four small luminous objects came up out of the waters of the Atlantic. They repeated the same maneuver as the previous object; that is, they gained altitude vertically and then in perfect formation approached the coastline and moved off towards the west in the direction of the Andes Mountains.

       These observations of veritable luminous fleets seem to constitute a quite frequent event in the Patagonian region of Argentina (approximately from the 40th parallel on to the south). In August 1962, for example, Sr. Vincente A. Bordoli, a truck driver based in Mar del Plata (province of Buenos Aires), reported to the police that in the south along National Route 3, which follows the Atlantic coast of Argentina, he together with his son Hugo had observed a strange, brilliant formation which -- periodically --entered the Gulf of San Matías (province of Río Negro) and afterward emerged climbing up into the sky and disappeared.  


Reference for the above text is: 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.

Original reference: Phénomènes Spatiaux, September 1968       

UFOCAT PRN – 76688 [DOS: ??-??-1950]

UFOCAT URN – 159712 News Clip Service , “La Razón,” February 14, 1979   


UFOCAT PRN –159711 [DOS 01-??-1950]

UFOCAT URN – 159711 News Clip Service , “La Razón,” February 14, 1979   


UFOCAT PRN – 76688 [DOS: 06-??-1950]

UFOCAT URN – 105651 Oscar A. Uriondo, probable catalog N=200, #022, no © date           


UFOCAT PRN – 76687 [DOS: 06-EE-1950]

UFOCAT URN – 076687 GEPA – Phénomènes Spatiaux, September 1968

UFOCAT URN – 159490 Saga UFO Report, March 1977, p. 36

UFOCAT URN – NONE   The MUFON Journal, Vol. #130, pp. 3-5, September 1978

UFOCAT URN – NONE   UFO Contact from Undersea by Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo and Lt. Col. Wendelle C. Stevens (Ret.), pp. 165-166, © 1982

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century by Janet and Colin Bord, pp. 170, published 1989

UFOCAT URN – 057280 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #0345, undated

UFOCAT URN – 105651 Oscar A. Uriondo, probable catalog N=200, #022, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 170427 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 01733, © 2002      


UFOCAT PRN – 76688 [DOS: 07-MM-1950]

UFOCAT URN – 076688 GEPA – Phénomènes Spatiaux, December 1968

UFOCAT URN – 057281 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Témoignages, Claude Poher, #0346, undated

UFOCAT URN – 159491 Saga UFO Report, March 1977, p. 36 

South America - Argentina

Note: Ushuaia, San Sebastián, and Río Grande are all on the “Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, an island at the tip of Argentina and Chile split between the two countries.-CF-

Ushuaia                       Latitude 54-48 S, Longitude 68-18 W (D-M)

Tierra del Fuego          Latitude 54-00 S, Longitude 70-00 W

San Sebastián             Latitude 53-18 S, Longitude 68-28 W

Río Grande                  Latitude 54-47 S, Longitude 67-42 W

Río Gallegos                Latitude 51-38 S, Longitude 69-13 W

Santa Cruz                  Latitude 50-01 S, Longitude 68-31 W

Puerto Coyle (Coig)     Latitude 50-57 S, Longitude 69-12 W

Gulf of San Matías       Latitude 41-30 S, Longitude 64-15 W

Reference: Argentina Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1968.           

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 53.55 S, Longitude 68.07 W [San Sebastián]

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 51.63 S, Longitude 69.22W [Río Gallegos]

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 50.90 S, Longitude 69.20 W [Puerto Coig] 


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