UFO sightings in Argentina

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This is an incomplete list of alleged sightings of unidentified flying objects or UFOs in Argentina.

12 May 1962[edit]

  • On 12 May 1962 three truckmen, Valentino Tomassini, Gauro Tomassini and Humberto Zenobi were travelling on Route 35 from Bahia Blanca to Jacinto Aráuz. At 4,10 they saw an object on the ground in a field next to the road at a distance of 100 metres. The object looked like a railroad car and was illuminated. As their truck came close to it, the object rose up and crossed the road at a height of four metres; its lights went out and from the lower part of it came a reddish flame. At last, the object divided into two parts, which flew off in different directions.[1][2]

1 December 1965[edit]

  • This sighting is called The Adhara Observatory UFO Lunar Transit. It takes place on December 1, 1965 at 8:30 pm, at the private-owner Adhara Observatory in San Miguel, Buenos Aires province.[citation needed] Scientists received several calls concerning strange objects visible on the moon. The staff of the observatory photographed the moon in fixed intervals; after processing, some photos revealed disk shaped objects flying in front of the moon.[citation needed] Some experts think that the UFOs on the photos are probably a fault in the processing of the film.[3]

27 October 1973[edit]

  • On October 30 truck driver Dionisio Llanca was admitted to the Municipal Hospital of Bahía Blanca. He claimed that on the night of October 27, he left his uncle's home in Bahia Blanca to travel to Río Gallegos when he stopped to change a tire and became paralyzed by an intense light. According to Llanca, he saw an object in the sky and beings he described as two men and a woman who subjected him to some form of medical testing. Llanca says he briefly awoke hours later approximately 9 kilometers away.[4][5] The case was investigated by UFO researcher Fabio Zerpa and published on his book El Reino Subterráneo.

9 January 1986[edit]

  • UFO landing on El pajarillo hill near the city of Capilla del Monte. It left a footprint on the ground.

26 December 1988[edit]

  • A silver UFO flew over Villa Urquiza, a high density area in the city of Buenos Aires. It is considered the most spectacular UFO incident of Argentina, with more than 7,500 witnesses. The local airport reported an object flying to the west, towards General Paz Avenue seen on the radars on that sunny afternoon.[6]


  1. ^ Primary catalogue of type 1 cases in Argentina
  2. ^ The Magonia database from February 1958 to November 1962
  3. ^ Argentina, The year 1965 in photos Archived 2012-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Robert E. Bartholomew; George S. Howard (31 March 1998). UFOs & alien contact: two centuries of mystery. Prometheus Books, Original from the University of California. ISBN 978-1-57392-200-5. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ Dionisio Llanca: El informe Solari Archived 2014-04-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Avistamientos importantes de ovnis en el Mundo Archived 2013-06-12 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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