ARGENTINA — Credit: Jane Thomas
City and country of incident: Salí River, Tucumán province,
Date of incident: Around November 24, 1979
Name of paper and date of clip: El Tribune, November 24,
City and country of paper: Salta province, Argentina
YOUNGSTERS FROM SALTA SAW A UFO NEAR THE SALÍ RIVER (TUCUMÁN)
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
America – Argentina, Tucumán province
Salta Latitude 24-47 S, Longitude 65-25 W
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.