January 4, 1975
Location: Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Alberto Diaz, a clerk in a central store, was walking
home from work, when he was paralyzed after being blinded
by a brilliant flash of light. Trying to resist, he was
pulled off the ground and when about 3 meters off the
ground he became unconscious... When Diaz regained consciousness
he was inside a smooth, bright sphere which appeared to
be semi-transparent plastic... Suddenly, Diaz reports,
three creatures resembling humans came sliding into the
Artist's conception of Alberto Diaz' experience.
Carlos Alberto Diaz
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 5 (Mar 1975)
Bahia Blanca Case"
case is actually in the embryonic state it has
just come to our attention and has not been fully investigated
to date. APRO is grateful to Field Investigator Jorge
R. Martinez of Bahia Blanca, Argentina for the basic information
bearing on this case and to Peter Romaniuk of the Institute
Biophysica and Jane Thomas for the translation.
Alberto Diaz is a 28-year-old married man, father of one
child and born in Ingeniero White, a district of Bahia
Blanca, Province of Buenos Aries, Republic of Argentina.
His work record indicates that since becoming an adult,
he was a clerk in a central store and for 6 years, was
employed in the mechanical traction section of Ingeniero
White. During the past year, he helped with the preparation
of a football training school for the Huracan Club of
Bahia Blanca and in his spare time, augmented his income
by working as a waiter at private parties.
the morning of January 4, 1975, he was finishing his shift
as a waiter in the Holy Protective Society of the Naposta
District in Bahia Blanca. Outside the door, he purchased
a "La Nueva Provincia" (The Province
News) newspaper, then caught the bus to go home. He got
off the bus several blocks from his home and started walking.
His route was through a large and desolate railroad yard.
The sky was overcast so when a brilliant flash of light
momentarily blinded him, he assumed it was merely lightning
from the approaching storm. Thunder did not follow, however,
and he later described the light as not straight but "broken".
After he regained his sight, he was frightened and decided
to run the rest of the way to his home which was now in
sight but couldn't move he seemed to have become
that point, Mr. Diaz heard a humming sound which he compared
to the sound of rushing air or wind and his strange experience
continued. Although he tried to resist, Dias was pulled
off the ground and when about 3 meters (about 8 feet)
off the ground, he became unconscious. His vision faded
before he fainted.
Diaz regained consciousness, he was inside a smooth, bright
sphere which appeared to be semi-transparent plastic.
There was no furniture or devices and the illumination
seemed to come from the walls. Diaz said he was completely
lucid and conscious, half kneeling and half lying on his
side against several openings of about 3 centimeters in
diameter (1-1/4 inches) in the bottom of the sphere through
which issued air. He said he felt ill if he turned away
from the openings and felt they served to keep him conscious.
He estimated the "sphere" was 2½
to 3 meters (about 7 - 8 feet) in diameter.
Diaz reports, three creatures resembling humans came sliding
into the sphere. They appeared to be 1.75-1.80 meters
in height (approximately 5 feet, 10 inches), their heads
half the size of a human head and completely devoid of
features no ears, nose, mouth or eyes. The head
was mossy green in color and the body which was rather
thin, was covered with something Diaz defined as rubber
light cream colored and very soft and the creatures
were completely hairless.
arms were almost straight and very flexible and ended
in "stumps" rather than hands and fingers.
the creatures came into the sphere, they immediately began
pulling tufts of hair from Diaz's head. He didn't know
how they did it, at first, not having hands or fingers,
but each time they would reach out, their arms would pull
back and they would have some of his hair. This seemed
to give them great pleasure for they would then jump up
and down and wave their arms.
tried to resist the creatures but to no avail. During
his struggles, Diaz felt the softness of their bodies
and ultimately noted they had "suckers"
on their arms and assumed that was the method by which
they removed the hair. One of them held him, another pulled
his hair and the third apparently only observed. Diaz
noted the fact that he felt no pain as they pulled at
his hair, both on his head and chest. The creatures moved
slowly but were very strong and seemingly tireless, he
this ordeal was over, Diaz's sight began to wane gradually
and he then fainted. He remembers nothing else of the
hours went by and Diaz woke up and found himself lying
on the grass and had to close his eyes, as the sun was
high and shining into them. He was fully recovered and
conscious and near a large, busy highway. Diaz looked
at his watch which had stopped at 3:50, the time he last
noted before his experience began. Beside him was his
bag containing his work clothes and the newspaper he had
bought, hours before. Diaz felt ill and this illness stayed
with him throughout the day.
man appeared driving a car on the adjacent highway which
was 30 meters (about 100 feet) from Diaz's location. The
man thought Diaz had been struck by a car and stopped.
Upon hearing Diaz' explanation of what had happened to
him, he offered to take him to the nearest hospital (Railway
Hospital), where they arrived 25 minutes later at 8:30
a.m. It was when he learned the time that Diaz became
convinced that he had been aboard an aircraft of unknown
origin and in the company of extraterrestrials.
the next four days, Diaz was confined to the Ferroviaro
Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was questioned
and examined again and again by 46 different doctors.
The hospital's Director informed the Federal Police who
also questioned Diaz.
wife and other relatives were notified by telephone at
9:20 a.m. They had been extremely worried because Mr.
Diaz seldom arrived at home later than 4:00 or 4:30 a.m.
They went to Buenos Aires that day, arriving at about
midnight. It is 785 kilometers (423 miles) from Bahia
Blanca to Buenos Aires.
examination of Diaz yielded no evidence of physiological
or psychological alteration in Diaz, except the illness
described as dizziness, upset stomach, the lack of appetite
and the missing hair. During the 5th of January, Diaz
had only one cup of milk which had to be fed to him forcibly.
are immediately struck by three similarities in the Higdon
and Diaz cases, namely: in both instances, the "creatures"
had no hands or fingers and in both cases, the witnesses
suffered a loss of appetite after the experience and lastly,
the entities in both cases "glided" rather
we have pointed out in this Bulletin in the past, we must
consider the possibility of deliberate confusion in these
cases of absolutely bizarre (to us) creatures and experiences.
It seems likely in Higdon's case that he was under the
influence (both he and his gun) of something when he went
over the crest of that hill and saw the elk. In Diaz's
case, he was rendered unconscious before his experience
with the humanoids began. Was he also under some kind
of influence? Obviously something unusual happened to
him the absence of hair in various spots on his
head and chest attest to that. If we speculate that he
pulled his own hair out, for whatever reason, we must
then consider the fact that, outside of one interview
with a magazine, he permitted no interviews with newspapers,
radio or TV and was questioned by only one civilian UFO
investigator Mr. Romaniuk. He obviously did not
thirst for publicity or notoriety. Then we have the problem
of how he got from Bahia Blanca to Buenos Aires in a matter
of 4 hours and 10 minutes a distance of 423 miles.
In the United States, traveling on the best of the roads
and breaking speed limits, the best that could be done
would be something over 5 hours. Diaz does not own a car.
We can rule out cars and of course, buses. That leaves
only air travel. Did Carlos Diaz get a flight from Bahia
Blanca to Buenos Aires? This will have to be checked.
We must also check to make certain that Diaz was on the
job and left at 3:30 as he claims. We must also
verify that he was, in fact, on the city bus and did get
off at a point, a few blocks from his home.
have been alleged cases of transportation of humans by
UFOs in the past, but Carlos Diaz's alleged experience
appears to be one of the most credible of them all. The
investigation is on-going and if additional information
if procured it will be contained in the "Follow-Up"
column of the Bulletin.