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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

JANUARY 28, 1978, SARANDI, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, FRANCISCO ASIS MIRO, HIS WIFE AND OTHERS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In the Ufo-Press magazine, of Buenos Aires, in April 1979, and in a bulletin by the ufology group CEFAI, a sighting for January 28, 1978, at 05:30 p.m., in Sarandi, State of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is noted as follows:

"Francisco Asis Miro, his wife and other witnesses, observed a phenomenon of unknown characteristics. It was a half-sphere similar to a parachute, with, underneath, a character of human appearance and dark color. It was suspended and it evolved during roughly an hour, until disappearing."

It is possible that it was a man practicing ascending parachute.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001186
Date of event: January 28, 1978
Earliest report of event: April 1979?
Delay of report: 15 months?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology bulletin UFO-Press.
First certain record by: Ufology bulletin CEFAI.
First alleged record type: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record type: Ufology bulletin.
This file created on: May 17, 2010
This file last updated on: May 17, 2010
Country of event: Argentina
State/Department: Buenos Aires
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Day.
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 3 or more
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man, family, other people.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human-looking.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported or not visible.
Entities mouth: Not reported or not visible.
Entities nose: Not reported or not visible.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not visible.
Entities hair: Not reported or not visible.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Was under a kind of parachute.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Confusion, human under ascending parachute.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ce1:] CEFAI BULLETIN:

4. 1978, January 28, Sarandi (State of Buenos Aires). Saturday. 05:30 p.m.

Francisco Asis Miro, his wife and other witnesses, observed a phenomenon of unknown characteristics. It was a half-sphere similar to a parachute, with, underneath, a character of human appearance and dark color. It was suspended and it evolved during roughly an hour, until disappearing.

(Source: Folcini, D. and Morales, R., in the magazine Ufo-Press, Buenos Aires, #11, april 1979; pp. 27/36).

Points to consider:

It is possible these people observed an ascending parachute man:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe May 17, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source UFO-Press. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe May 17, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Case was apparently not investigated then. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Confusion, human under ascending parachute.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 17, 2010 Creation, [ce1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 17, 2010 First published.

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