From: Scott Corrales <email@example.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 TOCOPILA CAMERAMEN FILMS UFO OVER ARICA 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 object. "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 conclusions." 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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