Go Back Report # 928


ARGENTINA — Credit: Jane Thomas

City and country of incident: Salí River, Tucumán province, Argentina

Date of incident: Around November 24, 1979

Name of paper and date of clip: El Tribune, November 24, 1979        
City and country of paper: Salta province, Argentina 


Four young residents from Salta had a unique experience a few days ago on the banks of the Salí river (Tucumán). At a distance of fifteen minutes from that neighboring province's capital and after hitch-hiking from Salta. Witnesses were Daniel Crescini, Justino Moreno, Federico Higa and a friend (who did not want to give his name), who told El Triburio of their sighting a UFO at a distance of 30 meters. The young men are around 18 and went to Tucumán province on holiday. At sunset, when they were playing cards, they heard an intense humming noise that shook the waters. Then they saw what is typically known as a flying saucer. "It looked as if it was about to land on or enter into the water". One of the youngsters (Crescini) ran and grabbed a camera with which he photographed the UFO. This flying object had moved at incredible speed and was at a considerable distance from where they were camping. The boys told El Tribuno that this unusual appearance deeply frightened them, so they abandoned their fishing and went immediately back to Tucumán where they had the photograph developed.           

At the photographic laboratory they were asked for the photograph but they declined to hand it over wishing to take it back home to show their families. "In spite of the photo nobody believes us", they say. As to their fright, they agreed in that for the time being they "have no desire to go fishing again". El Tribuno was the first news media in the country visited by the four men. They wanted "others to know what happened to us". In this sense the reporter told them that shortly an international congress on "extraterrestrial Sciences" would be held in Misiones during which - as was announced - worldwide UFO appearances would be dealt with. The spontaneity of these young men, who experienced - as stated - this event, which is unusual to many people, called the attention of the paper's Central Office where they told their experience, which was still fresh in their minds.                                                                                                                                 

This reference: News clip of “El Tribune” Salta province, Argentina, dated November 24, 1979

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

South America – Argentina, Tucumán province

Salta                            Latitude 24-47 S, Longitude 65-25 W (D-M)

Salta province              Latitude 24-28 S, Longitude 64-06 W [Provincia de Salta]

Salí River                      Latitude 27-33 S, Longitude 64-57 W [Salí, Río]

Tucumán province        Latitude 27-00 S, Longitude 65-30 W [Provincia de Tucumán]

Misiones - Several towns with the same or extended name. Three in the province of Salta alone.

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


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