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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.

DECEMBER 28, ARROYITO, CORDOBA, ARGENTINA, ORLANDO CARRIZO, SEVERIANO BRUNETTO, DANIEL OMAR BRUNETTO:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

National Enquirer reporter and ufologist Bob Pratt listed that on December 28, 1978, at 04:30 a.m. in Arroyito, Cordoba, Argentina, three workers of the electrical company of Cordoba, Orlando Carrizo, 40, Severiano Brunetto, 53, and the latter's son, Daniel Omar, 20, were driving in a company truck near Arroyito and were about to cross a bridge over the Rio Segundo when they suddenly found themselves in the town of Transito, 15 kilometers farther on. They were amazed and didn't understand how they had gotten there. The cigarettes they had been smoking were still burning.

They discussed what had happened as they continued on their way, but shortly after, as they approached the locality of Santiago Temple, they saw a very intense light coming from a nearby hill, 150 meters from the road. It was coming from a flattened rhomboid-shaped object about 25 meters across which revolved on a vertical axis while emitting intense rays of light from the upper part. At times it oscillated as if it were a top on a wave.

The men said another truck had stopped and as they watched, the object suddenly focused a strong beam of light on their truck before moving away. An article in a ufology magazine apparently adds that at some point, one of the witnesses apparently signaled occupants, but they are not described.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000427
Date of event: December 28, 1978
Earliest report of event: January 1979
Delay of report: Days, weeks?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local newspaper.
First certain record by: MUFON ufology magazine.
First alleged record type: Local newspaper.
First certain record type: Foreign ufology magazine.
This file created on: January 2, 2008
This file last updated on: January 12, 2012
Country of event: Argentina
State/Department: Cordoba
Type of location: Road, bridge, from truck.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 3
Witnesses ages: 53, 40, 20.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Men, power company workers.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported, >1
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Not reported. Near or in UFO?
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Felt a missing time, observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Amazed.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. jt1:] JANE THOMAS:

Three men are "tele-transported" by Cordoba UFO

Cordoba
THREE employees of the Provincial Power Board said they had sighted an unidentified flying object hovering a a short distance from the ground and were "teletransported" over a 15-kilometre stretch of road.

One man even exchanged signals with the occupants of the object, according to a report in the local newspaper "Cordoba." The protagonists of the occurence are Orlando Carrizo, 40, Severiano Brunetto, 53, and his 20-year-old son Daniel Omar. All three are employees of the power company.

They told reporters they had been travelling in a company truck, and were on their way to San Francisco. At about 4.30am, near Arroyito, they prepared to cross a bridge but never did so. Suddenly they were in the middle of the road. 15 kilometres away in the district of Transito. None of them recollected crossing the bridge or continuing along the road. Even the cigarettes they held in their fingers were the same size as when they approached the bridge.

HERALD, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Dec. 29, 1978 - CR: J. Thomas

[Ref. pd1:] PIERRE DELVAL:

The author indicates that at the end of December 1978, three employees of a company of Cordoba, 800 km in the west of Buenos-Aires, being on board their car, stated to have been transported with their vehicle by a UFO on a distance of 15 km, and then abandoned on a deserted road.

[Ref. rh1:] RICHARD HALL:

The ufologist says that on December 27, 1978, approximately, near Arroyito, Cordoba, Argentina, there was a case with vehicle encounter, amnesia, translocation.

He says Orlando Carrizo, 40, Severiano Brunetto, 53, and the latter's son Daniel Omar, 20, all employees of the power company, were travelling to San Francisco in a company truck about 4:30 a.m., when they saw a UFO hovering a short distance from the ground, and as they prepared to cross a bridge near Arroyito, they suddenly found themselves 15 km away in the district of Transito in the middle of the road.

None of them recalled crossing the bridge or continuing along the road. The cigarettes they had been holding as they approached the bridge were still the same size. The news report, without elaborating, states that "One man even exchanged signals with the occupants of the object."

Richard Hall says it is "suggestive of a possible abduction."

He says the sources are the Buenos Aires Herald for December 29, 1978, and the original report in Cordoba, the local newspaper.

[Ref. dc1:] DWIGHT CONNELLY:

In another Argentine case, this one on July 16, 1972, Mssrs. Brunelli and Prochietto were reportedly traveling from Arroyito to Cordoba, but could not remember traveling a 50-mile section of the highway, and the trip was reduced by nearly 40 minutes, again suggesting teleportation, but no missing time.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Arroyito, Argentina, on late December 1978, at 04:30 a.m., three men, employees of a power company, were driving a company truck toward a bridge when they suddenly found themselves 15 km. Away, with their cigarettes the same length as when they neared the bridge. At some point, the men spotted a domed UFO and one of them apparently signaled the occupants, not described, of the craft.

Albert Rosales indicates that there is no other information, and that the source is the Mufon UFO Journal # 133.

[Ref. bp1:] BOB PRATT:

National Enquirer reporter and ufologist Bob Pratt listed that on December 28, 1978, at 04:30 a.m. in Arroyito, Cordoba, Argentina, three workers of the electrical company of Cordoba were driving in a company truck near Arroyito and were about to cross a bridge over the Rio Segundo when they suddenly found themselves in the town of Transito, 15 kilometers farther on. They were amazed and didn't understand how they had gotten there. The cigarettes they had been smoking were still burning.

They discussed what had happened as they continued on their way. But shortly after, as they approached the locality of Santiago Temple, they saw a very intense light coming from a nearby hill, 150 meters from the road. It was coming from a flattened rhomboid-shaped object about 25 meters across which revolved on a vertical axis while emitting intense rays of light from the upper part. At times it oscillated as if it were a top on a wave.

The men said another truck had stopped and as they watched, the object suddenly focused a strong beam of light on their truck before moving away.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website says that on 27 December 1978 at 04:30 in Arroyito, Argentina, "Employees of power company driving in company truck sight UFO hovering short distance away. As they started to cross bridge they suddenly found themselves 15 km away. Inside occupants, signals."

And: "An abduction of a witness was reported. Witness reported that a period of time could not be accounted for. One object was observed by three male witnesses, typical age 40, on a bridge for over 15 minutes (Carrizo)."

The sources are listed as "MUFON UFO Journal, MUFON UFO Journal, MUFON"; "Hall, Richard H., Uninvited Guests, Aurora Press, Santa Fe, 1988, ISBN:0-943358-32-9"; "Bullard, Thomas E., UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 1: Comparative Study of Abduction Reports, FUFOR, Bloomington, 1987"; "Hall, Richard H., The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, 2000, ISBN:0-8103-3881-8"; "Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

Points to consider:

The fact that the origin of the story is not clear, the fact that I do not have an investigation report available nor the indication that there was an investigation, does not allow me to issue any founded evaluation to the story. The presence of occupants, which would make this case a close encounter of the third kind, is not quite certain either.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe January 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source "Cordoba" newspaper not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe January 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign that the case was investigated. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe January 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witnesses not named. Closed by addition of [jt1] and [rh1]. Closed January 12, 2012.
4 Ufology Severe January 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross How reported not known, newspaper? Apparently told to journalists. Closed January 12, 2012.

Evaluation:

Insufficient information.

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 January 2, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [bp1].
1.0 Patrick Gross January 2, 2008 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross January 3, 2012 Additions, [pd1], [dc1].
1.2 Patrick Gross 12 janvier 2012 Additions, [jt1], [rh1], [ud1]. Addition of witnesses names in the Summary and title. Addition of witnesses ages in the Summary and basic data. "The anonymity of the witnesses" removed from Points to consider.

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