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Chile: Tocopila Cameraman Films UFO Over Arica

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 09:50:36 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 14:39:59 -0400
Subject: Chile: Tocopila Cameraman Films UFO Over Arica

SOURCE: La Estrella de Arica
DATE: Wednesday, March 28, 2001


Luis Herrera witnessed a strange aerial phenomenon: the presence
of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the skies over Arica.
The event, which was caught on film by the resident , occurred
at 16:00 hours last Saturday at Chinchorro Beach.

Mr. Herrera was enjoying his vacation and was touring Arica when
his son drew his attention to the presence of the unidentified

"My son remarked that there was a ray of light in the sky that
moved slowly toward the southeast. The object's colors varied
from silver to read. At first I thought it was a balloon, but
the phenomenon's characteristics led me to draw other

He noted that the alleged UFO was seen at sunset and vanished
into the horizon after it became dark. He added that the viewed
his recording frame by frame that same evening and noticed the
silhouette of the strange object, realizing the strange
phenomenon he had just witnessed. "I didn't report the sighting
out of a fear that it wouldn't be believed, but it appeared in
La Estrella de Arica, which means that several people saw the
same craft."

He commented that his recording of the object fortunately
bolstered his eyewitness account, and is will to present the
video for scientific scrutiny.

La Estrella de Arica's Sunday edition reported that according to
personnel from the Chacalluta Airport, no weather balloons are
launched from said region. The Control Tower reported that the
object could be seen with great difficulty due to the the
distance and the intervening haze, adding that the pertinent
inquiries were made of both the Iquique and Santiago airports
and that no contacts were reported. Nor was the phenomenon seen
by the crew of a Lan Chile flight which took off from the runway
at the time the UFO staged its appearance.

Translation (C) 2001. S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.
Special Thanks to Rodrigo Cuadra.

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