Chile: UFO caught on tape over Santiago Air Base (video)
This one was posted at the Huffington Post by UFO author Leslie Kean, and she thinks it could be the video “UFO skeptics have been dreading.” I don’t know about all that, but it’s better than most and has a decent provenance.
Apparently the video was shot on November 25, 2010 during the changing of the Air Force Command at El Bosque Air Base in Santiago.
There was a lot of video shot that day, but this clip was taken by an engineer at the nearby Pillán aircraft factory, who later viewed it in slow motion and noticed “something bizarre.”
He turned it over to the government’s Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, the CEFAA.
The case goes back to an air show that was staged in November 2010, at Chile‘s Air Force academy, which is headquartered at the El Bosque Air Force Base in Santiago. Nothing untoward was noticed by anybody during the show itself, but Kean said an engineer at the nearby aircraft factory noticed an anomalous spot as he was sifting through video taken from the show, looking for an image that could be used as a poster photo.
The spot appeared to move quickly from frame to frame, and the engineer thought it looked enough like some sort of craft to notify the Chilean government agency in charge of investigating anomalous aerial phenomena, known by the Spanish acronym CEFAA.
The way Kean tells it, CEFAA investigators looked around for other video clips of the event and pieced together six additional views of the spot-shaped phenomena. Ricardo Bermudez, a retired Chilean Air Force general who is now CEFAA’s director, told a UFO conference last month that his agency consulted with other officials, image-processing experts and “non-believer astronomers.” CEFAA’s conclusion was that the spots were caused by an object traveling through the scene at speeds in excess of 4,000 mph — so fast that it went unnoticed by air-show spectators.
“Humans inside this object could not survive,” Kean and a co-author, former New York Times investigative reporter Ralph Blumenthal, wrote in a Huffington Post report appearing on Tuesday. “And, somehow, it made no sonic boom…”
Kean told me that the El Bosque case was notable for several reasons: “I think what’s exceptional about this is that the investigation was thoroughly managed by a government agency.” Also, she said, “it’s something you can actually see with your own eyes.” The fact that the object shows up on seven videos from the same event, recorded from different vantage points, adds to the intrigue, she said.