The La Pampa Province Alien Encounters

First Published: January 28, 2019 Last updated: September 5th, 2020 Written by: Marcus Lowth Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutes Posted in: Aliens, Encounters

An encounter in the La Pampa Province region of Argentina in May 1950 is one of the truly intriguing and darkly bizarre encounters on record. Perhaps working against its potential credibility is that there is only a single witness to the encounter – at least to begin with. It does, though, have small very discreet details within it that show up in other encounters. Ones that are separated by both time and distance. And ones that, realistically speaking, is virtually impossible for the witness to have been aware, or the respective witnesses in future corroborating cases to be aware of the La Pampa encounter.

A superimposed UFO on a lonely highway

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Furthermore, as we will examine, this area of Argentina has a long history of strange encounters. And what’s more, these encounters still appear to be taking place today in the very same region. That should force us to ask, then, what is special about this part of Argentina that seemingly attracts such bizarre happenings? And do these small but potentially important matching details suggest similar encounters by the same race of extraterrestrials are taking place all over the world? And have been for over half a century?

A “Flying Saucer” At The Roadside In The Middle Of The Afternoon!

On the afternoon of the 15th May 1950, Enrico Carotenuto Bossa was traveling back from the Bahia Blanca region of Argentina following an extended business trip. As he was making his way along the highway, he suddenly noticed a large “silvery object” ahead. It appeared to be resting on the ground around 300 yards in front of him. He continued to drive towards it, eventually bringing his car to a stop when he was around 50 yards away. He remained in the driver’s seat, leaning forward slightly in order to take in the details of the strange object.

It appeared as though there were portholes along the side of the silver, disc-shaped craft. And the top boasted a “translucent cupola”. At first, he believed he was looking upon some kind of wreckage. However, the more he looked, the more details he would take in. By the time he had left his car and stood only several yards away, he could see the object was a “flying saucer”. The door was lying on the ground at a slight angle, a rise on the ground below forcing its position.

He noticed that what appeared to be a door in the side of the craft was open. It was approximately ten meters wide and was a doorway in two parts. The upper part eventually morphed into the cupola on top of the craft and was cylindrical in shape. The lower section, on the other hand, was an “inverted saucer” shape. As he examined the door, he noticed how polished the chromium colored exterior of the craft was. So polished, in fact, he could see his image reflecting back at him when looked into it.

Satisfied there was no danger, he crouched down and prepared to enter the craft.

The Man In The Chair And The Strange Black Box

He pushed his head into the darkness of the craft. However, all he could see was more blackness. A strong smell of “ozone and garlic”, though, would greet him almost instantly. As his eyes adjusted slightly to the darkness, he could see there was a drop of less than a meter to what he assumed would be the floor of the craft. He pulled himself inside, by now on all fours, and allowed himself to drop down to the strange surface. It appeared to give slightly under his weight but remained stable and solid.

He moved his attention around the interior of the craft, which was an almost perfect circle. It was around two meters high from the floor to the domed roof. Furthermore, he could now see, from this side, the portholes he witnessed when approaching the crippled craft only moments earlier. They seemed to be made from a strange “thick plexiglass”.

By now, Bossa’s eyes were adjusting more and more to the darkness. However, he might have wished they hadn’t when he viewed the scene awaiting him. There, in front of him in the middle of the room was a man, somewhere around four-and-a-half feet in height, slumped in a “strange chair”. He was dressed in a gray-coverall which covered his body leaving only his hands and face exposed. In his hands, he held on to a strange black box, as if he had been gripping it in his final moments. This is a particularly interesting detail. As we have examined previously, black boxes or cubes, appear to show up in some UFO reports over the years. However, there is no real knowledge as to what these boxes are. The only constant detail or memory is that these black boxes appear to be deadly.

Superimposed UFOs on a picture of a lonely road

Just what did happen in La Pampa

More Discreet But Corroborating Details!

Bossa remained where he was for several seconds. He took in as much detail of the strange man as he could. His face appeared to be that of a normal human, with a “tobacco-colored” skin complexion. No body hair adorned his face but a blond, sandy shock was present on his head. His eyes, however, were slightly larger than normal, although they were “very dilated and glassy”. Slowly, and with a little hesitancy, he reached out and touched one of the man’s arms. It appeared as though frozen stiff. He briefly touched his hand to the man’s face which was icy cold.

He also briefly touched the grey-coverall suit. It had a feel and appearance of leather and appeared “padded” at the shoulders. When he examined the chair it had a strange, red, metallic quality to it. In front of it, and the man, was a strange disc which resembled the screen of switched-off television. Perhaps of more interest, though, was the presence of “central post” which appeared to run through the chair, reaching from floor to ceiling. As insignificant as this detail sounds, it was one that is repeated in other reports of people entering on to similar crafts. Perhaps, in this instance given the era of its reporting, it is a detail that lends the case a certain amount of credibility?

As he turned his attention around the room once more, he now witnessed two other men. Each was laying on something similar to a sofa. And each also appeared cold and lifeless. He examined the details on each of the men’s faces. Each had wide-open eyes, obviously frozen in fear or terror, while each of their mouths was significantly swollen. Of immediate concern to Bossa, though, was a third seating area. An empty one.

A Missing Occupant?

Try as he might, Bossa now couldn’t shake thoughts from his mind as to where this missing crew member might be. Were they alive? Were they still on board or had they left the craft? And, if they were alive, what would their reaction be to him? Suddenly, for the first time since this bizarre encounter began, he began to feel a real surge of panic and fear run through him. Still, he continued his scan of the interior.

However, when a luminous light on the ceiling began to flash an orange-white light, the panic almost morphed directly into terror. Suddenly, unable to control it any longer, Bossa rushed to the doorway and pulled himself up from the small drop to the floor. He flopped out onto the ground below, taking deep breaths in an effort to calm himself as he did so. In fact, only now he was out of the strange craft did he realize how “heavy the air” was inside the vehicle.

He took one last look around, the potentially missing occupant still very much on his mind. He then got to his feet and made his way quickly back to his car. It would take him several attempts to start the vehicle’s engine but eventually, it would ignite, and he set off. He noticed, however, how “sluggish” his vehicle appeared. As though the battery was almost completely flat. He finally arrived home, though, with no further incidents. However, after telling several friends of his encounter, he persuaded them to follow him back to the site so they could investigate further.

A superimposed UFO on a coastal city

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Reduced To A Smoldering Pile Of Ashes?

After waiting for a particularly heavy thunderstorm to pass, he and several close friends set out for the lonely spot along the roadside just outside of town. The strange craft was seemingly no longer at the place Bossa believed to be the site. However, a ring of silvery-red ashes which stood around two-meters high and almost five-meters in width was. What’s more, there was faint but very definite smoke rising from this strange deposit. Bossa would reach his hand out toward them only to pull it back instantly such was the heat. When they managed to get a rough temperature, they discovered it to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Although none of them could later recall exactly why, the small group of men would suddenly turn their attention to the skies above them. All would see a distinctly saucer-shaped craft pass over them. Bossa would attempt to obtain a picture. As he did so, he noticed a second saucer, both of which, incidentally, were identical to the apparently crippled craft he had discovered earlier.

Of more concern to the men, though, was a “cigar-shaped” craft, at a much higher altitude than the two smaller discs. What’s more, these silver saucer-shaped crafts appeared to be ascending towards the much larger apparent mothership. As they climbed, their color changed from silver to a rose-shade. After several seconds, with the cigar-shaped object also beginning to move, the two discs “joined” it. It then vanished in a flash of lightning speed.

Was one of these discs that which Bossa had climbed aboard only hours earlier? Or was the huge pile of ash the remains of ruined craft? And what kind of power would it take to reduce something of that structure to that state in such a short space of time?

Is The Location Part Of The Key?

There are perhaps several points worth examining briefly once again regarding the 1950 incident.

If, for example, we accept that this craft was purposely destroyed by several other “units” of these apparent cosmic visitors, then it would appear that it is they who wish to keep their presence here a secret. What might the reasons be for this? Might it be, as some researchers have suggested and like several of those who have claimed such close contact encounters with these visitors, that this is a purposeful decision and one borne out of not wishing to “interfere” with human progression? Or, might their apparent desire for secrecy be one more in line with covert behavior and activities. Ones not for the overall benefit of humanity?

And what should we make of the strange black box in the pilot’s hands? Given the suspicions that these devices are deadly in nature, might it be that the destruction of the craft was due to this bizarre device being some kind of “self-destruct” mechanism in the case of such an event as a fatal crash landing?

Furthermore, should we again consider the location of the incident? The witness was returning from Bahia Blanca, which as we have examined before is another area home to an abundance of strange incidents, including UFO sightings and strange disappearances. It also sits near the to east-coast of Argentina, close to the reaches of the of the South Atlantic Ocean, with the location of the sightings only a (relatively) short drive from here. Might it be that the reasons for such activity in these coastal regions are their obvious close proximity to the water? Might, for example, claims of underwater alien bases in this region be less outlandish than most might think?

Outside, 2010 La Pampa Incident

Outside, 2010 La Pampa Incident

The 2010 Incident – A Long Line Of Encounters

While sightings and strange encounters continue relatively consistently in this region of Argentina, two incidents in the twenty-first century are just as compelling. And concerning.

The first comes from September 2010, in the early evening at a little after 8 pm, a close encounter would unfold with an anonymous witness. One who had experienced several similar close encounters before. The last incident several months previously had even resulted in several nasty burn marks to her arm when a “strange being” entered her house, much like it had on this occasion that September evening.

The witness would state that during this encounter, a strange, “very thin” entity “with long extremities” and around seven feet tall, suddenly appeared in her home. She had no idea how it gained entry or indeed if it just “appeared”. She did, however, manage to take in as much detail as she could.

According to her description, the creature had what at first appeared to be a hollow eye cavity, but that would glow red on occasion. She could recall no ears, a small nose, and a slit-like mouth. The being also looked and moved as though it was extremely “frail” and weak. However, as the witness would discover due to the “physical contact” that would take place, it was exceptionally strong. This contact, incidentally, would result in further “burn marks” on her arms and face. Researchers would also discover burn marks outside the property.

Different Species Or Different Form?

When this contact took place, the witness would get an up-close look at the creature’s skin. Which, incidentally, appeared wrinkly or “like fish scales”. She would also claim it crossed her mind that the “skin” might actually be a suit or body armor. This is an interesting claim as it is one that can be found in other close contact encounters. Furthermore, if this skin was a suit of some kind, then what resides beneath. The red eyes, fish scales, and excessive strength all suggest connections a reptilian connection.

And what should we make of the apparent difference in appearance between the humanoid occupants of the 1950 incident, and the grey alien, reptilian-looking creature of the encounter from 2010? Might the two entities be the same but simply in a different form as we discussed in our look at the connections between aliens and the paranormal? Or might it be that the two encounters, while connected by location and whatever phenomena might allow them to travel here, are of two different race of alien beings? We have noted before, for example, how humanoid encounters, particularly non-threatening ones appear to have dominated the alien UFO landscape throughout the fifties with grey aliens, and indeed the types of disturbing abduction experiences like that from 2010 beginning in the 1960s and dominating abduction claims since.

While the encounter in 2010, much like the rest experienced by the anonymous witness remain unsolved, a further incident in the region, this time in 2015, is perhaps yet another close encounter experience. And perhaps another case of alien abduction.

La Pampa 2010 Facemarks

2010 face marks

The 2015 Incident – “A Tremendous Question Mark In My Life!”

Shortly after midnight on the 12th June 2015, 65-year-old businessman, and an experienced commercial pilot, Duilio Guidone, drove his truck through the toll booth as he entered the La Pampa region. He would bring his vehicle briefly to a stop so as to ask the security in the toll booth the best place he could go to get a hot drink at this late hour. Shortly after 1:30 am, he arrived at the service station the security guards had suggested. However, much to his disappointment, the restaurant area wasn’t open. He would continue on with his journey, keeping his eye open in case another roadside diner’s lights welcomed him.

Then, something strange happened.

The next thing he knew, instead of cruising along at considerable speed looking out for diners or cafes, his vehicle was now merely “rolling along” in slow cruise control. His hands were not on the steering wheel but sat resting on his knees. Likewise, his feet were not on the pedals but positioned awkwardly under his seat.

Confused and dazed, he took control of the vehicle and brought it to a stop at the roadside. When he looked at his watch, he was even more shocked. It clearly showed the time was just after 4:30 am. He would continue his journey, eventually arriving home without further incident. He would inform his family of the experience and ultimately make a report.

While the signs are all there that this 2015 incident was also one of alien abduction – another in the La Pampa region – there is no definite proof. Nor any descriptions of strange craft or bizarre entities. Perhaps that makes the claim more authentic? As far as Guidone is concerned, the incident has left “a tremendous question mark” in his life.

Natural But Misunderstood Phenomena?

Many believe such encounters as those examined above are the result of interaction and visitation of extraterrestrials. And according to some, the establishment of an alien base or colony in the region. There could, though, be several other explanations for this bizarre, but admittedly, concerning activity.

Might these sightings and encounters, while resulting in the very real appearance, on occasion, of some very strange, but most definitely flesh-and-blood entities, be a case of a “natural phenomena” that is, so far, out of our range of understanding? Let’s go back, for example, to what we know of the multiple strange disappearance cases from this particular region of the country. Some of which would result in people reappearing thousands of miles away. With no knowledge of how and why. Might it be that this “extraordinary” activity is actually due to some unknown force taking place in this particular region?

For example, might it be that some manifestation of the planet’s energies opens portals to other worlds or dimensions? Ones that allow living entities to pass into our realm. This could be happening all over the planet, but for the most part, we don’t see these temporary openings.

Or, if we accept that these alien visitation and even abduction connection, might it be that these cosmic visitors have such knowledge of how to manipulate these wormholes and portals? Perhaps that is why some areas around the world are “hot-spots” for UFO activity. Because the respective areas are home to brief and temporary portals or gateways. Ones that allow such travel in the first place. Maybe as a side-thought, thinking about the many disappearances around the world, do some people find themselves caught in these portals? If this is the case, maybe they find themselves alien visitors on another planet somewhere?


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About Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years experience. Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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