UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 8 Number 17
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 8, Number 17
April 30, 2003
Editor: Joseph Trainor
STRANGE HOMINID SIGHTED
AGAIN IN ARGENTINA
"New testimony regarding the presence of a strange
hairy biped, sporting long claws and an unusual ferocity,
were added to the long list of accounts that the police
have gathered in" Rosario de la Frontera, a small city in
northern Argentina "after the judge of the Court of
Instruction, Mario Dilascio, mandated a final
investigation into the subject last month."
"The first reference to the case was provided by a
couple in a forested area, Arroyo Salado, two kilometers
(1.2 miles) to the west" of Rosario de la Frontera "and
which serves as a 'Lovers' Lane.' They claim to have been
attacked by a strange entity standing two meters (6 feet,
6 inches) tall, covered in hair, with razor-sharp claws
and 'bare buttocks.'"
"But now there is more: a family surnamed Pereyra
told authorities that whenever going to the municipal dump
in their pickup truck, 'a beast' described as a 'large
monkey' crossed their path, climbed over the vehicle's
hood, and then lost itself in the thicket, leaving claw
marks on the (truck's) chassis."
In another case, "businessman Raul Torres and teacher
Hugo Rodas, who teaches in San Antonio de Cobres, told the
chief of the volunteer fire brigade, Jose Exequiel
Alvarez, that they found something very unusual at El
"A large unknown animal lay by the roadside,
apparently run over by a vehicle. They got out of their
car to take a look, turned it around using a stick, and
were astonished. They had never seen anything like it.
It had amazing claws, was like a human, measured 1.5
meters (4 feet)" in length, "had a bearlike snout with
enormous fangs and genitals identical to those of a male
"Alvarez has led several expeditions to find the
animal and claims having seen it through binoculars.
'What I saw resembled a gorilla very closely but,' he
asked himself, 'what would an African anthropoid be doing
"The volunteer fireman added that 'we will be
visiting El Duraznito to see if we can find the remains
(of the creature--S.C.) reported by those people.'"
"Furthermore, a woman surnamed Galvan claimed having
seen it in Los Banos, behind the mountains surrounding the
"'I don't think we're dealing with a single specimen,
but with a family of them,'" Alvarez said.
Rosario de la Frontera is located about 150
kilometers (90 miles) south of Salta and about 500
kilometers (300 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires, the
national capital." (See the Argentinian newspaper El
Tribuno of Salta for April 16, 2003, "Unknown animal
carcass found near Salta." Muchas gracias a Scott
Corrales y Mercedes Casas para eso articulo de diario.)
(Editor's Comment: Welcome to More Weird Critters of
South America Week at UFO Roundup. Things are popping on
the other side of the Andes in Chile, as well.)
CHUPACABRA KILLED IN
"A bizarre animal caught in a small community in
southern Chile was immediately associated by the local
residents with the enigmatic Chupacabra, since dozens of
birds who died by exsanguination (i.e. all the blood was
drained from their bodies--J.T.) was found in the area
some time ago."
"According to police reports, the black, cat-like
animal--showing considerable differences" from normal
felines "in its ears and hind legs--was captured by
residents of Pinchulao, a settlement in the commune of
Lautaro, 690 kilometers (414 miles) south" of Santiago de
Chile, the national capital.
"La Prensa Austral, a newspaper in Temuco, a town
adjacent to Lautaro, specified that the strange beast was
caught in the process of exsanguinating a hen."
"The animal will be examined by local veterinarians
and analyzed to determine which species it belongs to."
"Every so often, the legendary Chupacabra becomes a
news item in Chile. It is accused of slaying and sucking
dry" livestock such as "goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens and
other animals, although its existence has never been
"In late May 2000, residents of the northern city of
Calama" blamed NASA, the USA's space agency, "for the
Chupacabra's manifestations and attacks. At the time,
residents of Calama, located 1,584 kilometers (950 miles)
north of Santiago, claimed that U.S. scientists were in
the area and 'lost control of at least three genetic
experiments,' only managing to recover two of them."
"The (weird) animal, found by a local resident, was
caught in the act of sucking blood from a chicken's neck."
"The specimen is in the possession of Ricardo Candia,
officer in charge of the local television station, USTV,
in the city of Toque, who had the creature embalmed in
order to preserve it."
"It is worth noting that the animal--measuring some
30 centimeters (12 inches) long--was captured by a
resident of the Pinchulao settlement, property of Prof.
Luis Mendez, in the Rinconada sector, some 19 kilometers
(12 miles) from Lautaro."
"Around 8 p.m. last Wednesday (April 16, 2003),
Samuel Cayuman was inside his dwelling in the company of
his wife when both heard a strange sound coming from the
henhouse. Concerned for his poultry, the worker went
outside and headed towards the structure to take a look.
He removed his key and unlocked the door to enter a space
fenced by barbed wire, but the darkness kept him from
seeing anything strange going on within."
"He suddenly siezed one of the hens. Upon taking it
outside for a better look, he noticed that a dark and
hairy animal was dangling from its (the hen's) neck. He
immediately let go of the bird and gripped the strange
being that had already drained all of the hen's blood.
Cayuman separated it (from the hen--J.T.) and then killed
it." (See the Chilean newspapers La Nueva Provincia for
April 20, 2003, "Strange animal caught: the Chupacabra?"
and Diario Austral de Araucania for April 21, 2003,
"Strange animal mystery continues." Muchas gracias a
Scott Corrales y tambien Christian Quintero y Guillermo
Gimenez del grupo Planeta UFO para esos articulos de
TRIANGULAR UFO CRASHES
IN KALININGRAD HARBOR
The Russian Navy has reportedly recovered a large
triangular UFO, which crashed in Kaliningrad harbor after
overflying a naval base. The crash caused minor damage to
a Russian destroyer of the Sovremenny class.
According to ufologist James L. Choron, "an
unidentified flying object has crashed at Kaliningrad," a
seaport on the Baltic Sea, about 650 kilometers (390
miles) east of Moscow.
"The story is being released gradually, as it was
witnessed by the entire Baltic Fleet and most of the
citizens of Kaliningrad. Wreckage is being recovered."
"The whole thing was caught on (Russian) television
and was broadcast live by a news crew doing a feature on
the fleet. The (triangular) craft was seen as a total
loss and, as yet, no bodies have been found."
The UFO "was overflying the base," which is the home
port of Russia's Baltic Fleet. "It is assumed that the
fleet radar interfered with the craft's guidance system.
It was not, repeat NOT, shot down."
"The craft appeared to be of a 'flying wing' design
and was absolutely silent. It hit the water at what is
described as 'a tremendous speed.' No casualties. High
levels of radiation present."
The crash reportedly caused "minor damage" to a
Sovremenny-class Type 956 heavy destroyer at anchor in the
harbor. The Sovremenny is similar to a U.S. Navy Aegis-
equipped missile cruiser. The Russian vessel is armed
with an onboard anti-submarine helicopter, 48 surface-to-
air missiles, 8 ship-to-ship missiles, torpedoes, mines
and 12.5-centimeter (5-inch) guns. (Many thanks to James
L. Choron and John Hayes for this news story.)
UFO FLAP BREAKS OUT
UFOs were spotted in Belgium during April.
On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 12:15 a.m., Guenther
Slachmann "left the city of Huy in my car. I crossed the
Pere Pire Bridge over the river Meuse, and took the road
which goes up towards Couthuin and Heron."
"Coming out of the valley of the river Meuse, I saw
in the sky on my right-hand side a luminous point that
could have been a plane in the distance. Two kilometers
(1.2 miles) further on, the luminous point lost height
(altitude in the USA--J.T.) and continued to fly slowly."
"At first I thought it was a plane landing at
Bierset, near Liege, but then I arrived at the crossing
with the highway, and the luminous point had come up on my
left and became a strange object, whose shape I was unable
to discern. But it was characterized by at least six tiny
points, or lights, white and blue, some of them blinking."
"I left the valley road to go on Highway E42, in the
direction of Namur. The object got closer. It flew at a
distance that I identified as being between 500 meters and
one kilometer (0.3 to 0.6 miles), and it was at a height
of about 200 to 300 meters (660 to 1,000 feet). The
brilliant points flashed white and blue."
On Wednesday, April 23, 2003, "between 11:15 and
11:45 p.m., I was in Tamines, near Sambreville" in Belgium
when "I saw an object which seemed to be a UFO. The
object came from the west and departed to the southwest.
There were four sources of light on the object--three
white-yellowish lights arrayed in a triangle and one red-
orangeish light in the centre. These lights did not
flash," the male witness reported.
"The object made some noise, like a plane but much
less noisy. It advanced rather slowly, just above us but
very high in the sky. Weather conditions were very good--
starry sky, not a single cloud, and the object was very
visible." (Merci beaucoup a Robert Fischer pour ces
DAZZLING UFO REPORTED
IN AUVERGNE, FRANCE
On Friday, April 25, 2003, at 10:39 p.m., a dazzling
UFO appeared over a farm field on the outskirts of
Auvergne, a town in the department of Cher in south-
central France, located about 200 kilometers (120 miles)
south of Paris.
"My father, a farmer, was in the field after
midnight," the source reported, "He then saw something
over him. It was made up of more than 30 projections--
lights--that illuminated the ground below. The object
suddenly went away before coming back."
"When the object had come to within one kilometer of
the field, my father noticed it again. After that, he
woke my mother, and they went outside and watched this
strange object from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. (it was now
Saturday, April 26, 2003--J.T.). The object made a very
strange run in the sky. It went away and came back always
to the same place."
"A resident of a nearby municipality also saw the
phenomenon. This witness thought it was a laser from a
disco, even though the fact that it did not come from the
ground seemed strange to him."
The UFO left Auvergne at precisely 3:30 a.m. (Merci
beaucoup a Robert Fischer pour ces nouvelles.)
TRIANGULAR UFO SPOTTED
IN NOVA SCOTIA
On Sunday, April 13, 2003, at 1:45 a.m., eyewitness
M. Kennedy was outdoors in his hometown of Port Hastings,
Nova Scotia, Canada when he saw an unusual light in the
sky approaching from the northwest.
"There were about three lights in a triangular
pattern, with blinking lights that were constantly
changing colours," he reported, "The object itself was
black. The lights were flying along in a triangular
pattern. They seemed to be lozenge-shaped. They were at
15,000 feet (4,500 meters) and going at about 700 miles
per hour (1,120 kilometers per hour)."
Port Hastings, N.S. (population 314) is on St.
Georges Bay about 85 miles (136 kilometers) northeast of
Halifax. (Email Form Report)
NEW CATTLE MUTILATIONS
REPORTED IN ARGENTINA
"Concern spread among some Pampan cattlemen of the
Lihuel Carhuel department, who expressed their fears at
the discovery of several reported animal mutilations in
the rural area."
"In an interview with El Diario, a young rancher
whose property is located on Provincial Route 13, some 60
kilometers (36 miles) west of Cuchillo Co," in Argentina's
La Pampa province, "and also requested anonymity, remarked
that two mutilated cows and a calf were found on his
property, being similar to the ones who achieved
prominence in this and other provinces in 2002."
"The cattleman noted that there also occurred a case
involving the mutilation of a wild boar cub."
"Worried by the situation, he stated, 'It seems that
they've taken action against me now, because, in 15 days,
they've mutilated six calves, all of them black, plump,
weighing 160 to 220 kilograms, which were in an open
"'The last one was found Thursday (April 10, 2003)
about 500 meters (0.3 miles) from the road and some 4
kilometers (2.5 miles) from my house, while I was away in
General Acha. The same occurred on Friday (April 11,
2003) with a sheep,' he added."
"When consulted about the condition in which the
animals were found, and the type of mutilations presented,
he explained that 'some were male and some were female,
but similar incisions can be found in all of them--
perfectly even and cured, as though cauterized. They were
missing their tongues, jaws, ears, eyes and hide in a
stretch from the front to the start of the chest. The
females were missing their udders and the males their
"He later said that 'I turned one of them over to
remove its ribs, but one of them, which was under the
body, was cracked and was 'mashed,' as though it had
experienced a poweful blow.'"
"'I removed two ribs for the dogs, which ate it," he
reported, but added that the cadaver emanated "'a strong
odor of ammonia and sulfur which became unbearable.'"
(See the Argentinian newspaper El Diario de la Pampa for
April 13, 2003, "Mutilated animals found near Cuchillo
Co." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi
para eso articulo de diario.)
CASE IN MASSACHUSETTS
A possible case of spontaneous human combustion (SHC)
was reported last week in Massachusetts.
"A Brockton woman who cared for the elderly in her
home burned to death in front of a helpless neighborhood
teenager on the sidewalk across the street from her family
home, neighbors and police said yesterday," Thursday,
April 24, 2003.
"'I saw a boy standing over a body and he had a fire
going,' said Beatrice Casali, the next-door neighbor of
fire victim Linda Connors, who had her husband call the
police. 'I saw what looked like legs in the fire. The
knees were bent. I said, 'Oh, Warren, that looks like a
body. Go call the cops.'"
"Connors, 47, died of smoke inhalation and burns
Wednesday (April 23, 2003) about 11:45 p.m., as George
Connors, her husband, and an elder she was caring for were
inside the quaint single-family home."
"State and local detectives were trying to determine
how the fire started and who, if anyone, was responsible."
"'We're looking at everything--homicide, suicide,
accident--everything,' said state police Detective Joseph
"After his wife was pronounced dead, George Connors
emerged from his modest home flanked by two police
officers, according to a neighbor, who didn't want to be
"When he saw his wife's body under the sheet, Connors
tried to make a beeline toward her, but was stopped by
officers, who slapped on a pair of handcuffs and guided
him into a (police) cruiser, said the neighbor."
"Yesterday Connors volunteered to take a polygraph
test and agreed to provide investigators with samples of
his DNA, said his father, Robert Connors of Dover,"
"'They're holding him for some tests,' said Robert
Connors, 'He has no idea, no idea at all' what happened to
"An unidentified neighborhood teen who watched the
woman burn had initially received a call from some friends
who had just left his house, driven down the street and
spotted the fire on a nearby sidewalk."
"When the teen walked down the street, he saw what he
thought was a mannequin on fire and thought it was a
practical joke, said a neighbor, who didn't want to be
identified, but had talked to the teen."
"'He kicked the body and it rolled into the street,'
the neighbor said."
"The teenager was interviewed by first-arriving fire
and police officials, said Casali."
"The neighbor said a cigarette lighter and some coins
were found near Connors' body."
"Throughout the night, officials kept referring to
Connors' remains, which were covered by a sheet."
"Yesterday, police executed a search warrant of the
Connors' home and searched her old Pepsi-littered Honda
Accord, which was parked next to a gas ( petrol in UK--
J.T.) can, as well as a newer Cadillac Eldorado that
George Connors drives. The K-9 (police dog) unit was
brought in to sniff for accelerants."
"'We know the cause. It's the manner of death we
don't know,' said Mason."
"Linda Connors was a Brockton native, who graduated
from Brockton High School in 1975. She worked for the
Veterans Administration (VA) in Brockton, takng elderly
patients into her home, where she provided care, said a
relative who lives around the corner from Connors. 'She
liked to play Bingo,' said the relative, who declined to
give her name."
"Linda Parson exchanged her wedding vows with George
Connors in what was the first marriage for both of them
about two years ago. Then they announced their union to
Brockton, Mass. (population 94,304) is on Routes 18
and 28 approximately 24 miles (39 kilometers) south of
Boston, the state capital. (See the Boston, Mass. Herald
for April 25, 2003, "Brockton woman's fiery demise a
puzzle to police," page 14.)
From the UFO Files...
1865: TOMORROW'S NEWS
It is probably one of the most infamous scenes in
American history: Friday evening, April 14, 1865...Box
Seven in Ford's Theatre at 454 Tenth Street, Washington,
D.C. Seated in the balcony overlooking the stage are
Major Rathbone, his fiancee Clara Harris, the USA's "First
Lady" Mary Todd Lincoln, and her husband, the sixteenth
USA president, Abraham Lincoln.
The balcony door opened quietly, and a shadowy figure
slipped in--John Wilkes Booth, one of the most popular and
highly-paid actors in the USA and an ardent conspirator
with links to both U.S. government intelligence agencies
and the recently-defeated Confederate States of America.
Booth "reached into his pocket for a small brass
pistol. The name, Derringer, was engraved on the side.
The .44 caliber, six-inch, single-shot weapon had been
capped earlier for instant firing."
"Booth took a quick step from the antechamber,
crossed the three or four feet (one meter) to the
President's back, and quickly extended the pistol.
Lincoln started to turn his head to the left. The
derringer's explosion ripped through the laughter" of the
packed theatre's audience.
"The call boy, Ferguson, was standing across the
stage from the President's box, talking to Miss Keene."
(Editor's Note: Actress Laura Keene played the female lead
in the play Our American Cousin, which the Lincolns had
come to Ford's Theatre to see.)
"At the sound of the shot, Ferguson saw Lincoln lean
back in his rocking chair. The left side of (Lincoln's)
sad, haggard face came to rest against the red wallpaper."
"The assailant dropped his pistol and sprang toward
the box railing. Booth cried, 'Sic semper tyrannis.'
(Latin for Thus always to tyrants--J.T.)" And then he
jumped down to the stage.
"Theatre patrons rushed into the street, shouting the
fearful news, 'They have shot the President!'"
The news of this, the first presidential
assassination, left the USA in shock.
Yet, strangely enough, the event itself had been predicted
in several locations around the country...hours before it
At 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.) on
Friday, April 14, 1865, according to Lincoln historian
Otto Eisenschiml, "news was circulating through the
streets and homes of St. Joseph, Minnesota," located 77
miles (123 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, "that the
President had been murdered in Washington. St. Joseph was
40 miles from the nearest railroad and 80 miles from any
At the time news of the assassination was spreading
through St. Joseph, Minn., Lincoln was still at work,
saying goodbye to a War Department aide, William Crook.
He had yet to dine with his wife Mary at the White House.
"At 2:30 that Good Friday afternoon, a writer on the
Middletown, New York Whig Press asserted that he had been
informed that the President had been shot and 'it was
currently so reported in the village of Pine Bush and in
the town of Crawford before 12 o'clock (noon) of that
day." In other words, eight hours before the actual
(Editor's Note: Pine Bush is one of the most notorious UFO
hotspots in the USA's New York state.)
"The Newburgh (N.Y.) Journal confirmed the reports in
the Whig Press but was more conservative in its editorial
At 3:30 p.m., a Dr. Leonard, "a well-known surgeon of
high standing," left the Morton Hospital in Taunton,
Mass., walked down Washington Street to Broadway, and
stopped at a tobacco shop for his customary purchases,
cigars and a copy of the Boston Globe. He overheard two
men talking about the death of Lincoln. As the pair split
up, Dr. Leonard accosted one and queried, "What's that you
"Lincoln's been shot. He's a dead man," the unknown
man replied, "He was shot at a theatre."
Dr. Leonard couldn't believe his ears. What was the
President doing at a theatre in the early afternoon? he
wondered. But before he could question the stranger
further, the man abruptly walked out of the tobacco shop
and hurried eastward to the Taunton Green.
(Editor's Note: Taunton, Mass. is right in the center of
what cryptozoologist Loren Coleman calls "the Bridgewater
"From 12 to 4 hours before the President was to sit
in his box" at Ford's Theatre, "his death had been
reported in half a dozen scattered parts of the country."
(See The Lincoln Conspiracy by David Balsiger and Charles
E. Sellier, Jr., Schick Sunn Classic Books, Los Angeles,
Cal., 1977, pages 152, 153, 161, 162 and 163. Also the
book In the Shadow of Lincoln's Death by Otto Eisenschiml,
Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, N.Y., 1940.)
Message From the Editor
Last week, April 23, 2003, there should have been an
issue of UFO Roundup, but there was not. Your editor had
to make an emergency flight to New England after my mother
was taken ill and rushed to the hospital. I was in
Massachusetts from April 16 to April 27, when I returned
home to Minnesota. I am happy to report that my mother is
out of the hospital and is slowly recovering. For those
who sent emails offering support during this emergency, I
offer my thanks.
We'll be back next week with more UFO, Fortean and
paranormal news from around the planet Earth, brought to
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