In the Argentine holiday center of Bariloche, flying saucers have lately caused chaos in the power supply, and much concern among the inhabitants.
On April 13, local radio stations were contacted by about a dozen eyewitnesses, all of whom had seen four luminous, round discs hover in the sky the night before.
"They were a large spacecraft and three smaller ones that attached themselves to the larger one again and again," according to one of the concerned citizens, Sara Salivar. "Something like a shower of sparks occurred, and then all the lights went out," she added.
A spokesman for the local power station confirmed what he termed the "inexplicable power failures."
It wasn't the first time UFOs had been blamed for a power failure in the popular resort city of Bariloche. The Los Angeles Times carried a brief report of a similar incident in August, 1995.
According to that report, "A flight crew for Aerolineas Argentinas, and aviation officials on the ground, observed a luminous object that approached the aircraft as it was about to land at Bariloche airport. Control tower personnel reported all of their instruments started behaving strangely at about the same time. Ground observers said the UFO appeared to have shining lights on its belly."
CNI News learned further details of that incident from a European source. During the incident, which occurred August 1, 1995, a brightly lit object approached the jet, flashing and changing colors as it came. The jet pilot, fearing a collision, took evasive maneuvers. An estimated 103 people were on the plane.
The bright object reportedly flew in close formation with the jet and was seen by most of the passengers and the flight crew. Observers in the airport control tower and military officials on the ground also observed the object.
As the plane and UFO approached the airport, all electrical power at the airport and in much of the nearby town failed, causing a blackout. With the runway lights out, the pilot of the jet aborted his landing approach and brought the plane around for a second attempt. He succeeded in landing the plane on the second try. Witnesses then observed the UFO to climb straight up and out of sight at high speed.
No one as yet has managed to explain why the UFOs of Bariloche have a particularly strong effect on the local power supply.
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