An article by Sebastián Aranguren
Argentina: Woman Claims Finding ET in Gualeguay 48 years Ago
Forty eight years ago, a girl playing with a friend on a property locating the Tiro Federal football club of Gualeguay, Province of Entre Rios, was a direct witness to a case that would be a sort of Roswell-type event, should it be confirmed, as the child spoke to a small humanoid and held it in her arms.
The unusual episode was reported to researchers from the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) by a woman who is now 53 years old, the little girl who lived through the incredible story that she could never erase from her mind, and has now disclosed it to the UFO research team.
Teresa, as she is identified, recounted that one afternoon in 1968, when she was 5 years old and playing on a lot bordering the Gualeguay Tiro Federal, she saw something moving among the weeds.
She approached the location curiously and saw that what moved about was something she would never forget: a tiny being, naked, and with large eyes that regarded her sorrowfully. He appeared to be having a bad time in the puddle in which he lay on his back.
Overcoming her initial shock, the child picked up the “little man”, as she still calls him today, and cuddled it in her arms, feeling its cold and “slippery” flesh. It also had a prominent head that was out of proportion with the rest of her body with long and extremely slender arms.
“The woman doesn’t recall having seen the little man’s nose. He was about some 20 centimeters tall, judging from the space he occupied between her neck and bellybutton as she gathered him in her arms,” said Luis Burgos, director of FAO, the UFO organization studying the case.
The case that Burgos uploaded to his website also adds that Teresita’s entity “had skin like a chicken and with an orange tinge.” He added that it lacked eyelashes and eyebrows, and in her childhood fantasy, the girl thought she was in the presence of a living doll. But the discovery would have a darker ending. “The father of Teresa’s friend was the man in charge of the Tiro Federal football club. Both girls went over to show him about their discovery with an unexpected reaction, according to Burgos. He wrenched the creature Teresa cradled in his arms and admonished her severely, walking off with the entity. The girl never saw it again. Every time she crossed paths with her friend’s father, she would say accusingly: “You stole the little man from me.”
Teresa’s life went on. She came to live in the Buenos Aires area and when she returned to Gualeguay, she found impossible to reconstruct her childhood discovery. However, she saw a similarity between the little man and the humanoids of the movie Cocoon, although much larger, and shed tears of joy upon seeing Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.”. There is a further detail that could be linked with the 1968 event and upon which the FAO group has focused: Teresa was able to recreate a ceramic figure of the little man, and had a variety of paranormal experiences throughout her adult life.
The Case Occurred during the 1968 Flap
The case narrated by Teresa occurred, according to Luis Burgos, “within the context of the greatest UFO wave on the national and global level.” Burgos stressed that the Great UFO Flap of 1968 included “a considerable number of humanoid encounters which totaled no less than 21 reports in 1968 alone.” He added that there were UFO sightings in the summer of 1968 in Federacion (16 Feb 68) and Concepcion del Uruguay (15 Mar 68).
[Translation (c) 2016, S. Corrales, IHU]