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Joaquin V. Gonzalez lost power at two o’clock in the morning on Thursday, November 26, 2009. No, not a disgruntled utility customer, shaking a puny fist at the uncaring energy provider, but an entire population center of twenty thousand souls. Some of these souls were in the town square, trying to beat the heat by eating ice cream outdoors despite the lateness of the hour, sitting at the cafe tables and chairs of establishments catering to this early morning clientele, driven from sweltering houses into the open air. The southern hemisphere’s summer had been warmer than most, and the good people of Joaquin V. Gonzalez were about to have an added surprise with their gelattos.

An elongated, glowing unidentified flying saucer, described as having “intermittent lights like flashers” and an unblinking red light crossed the skies over the community in Northern Argentina, knocking out power as it went past.

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