Chile UFO: Government confirm mysterious object is NOT ‘made by man’
A UFO that was sighted in Chile is ‘not a known object made by man’, according to the country’s government.
Officials released the footage after completing a thorough investigation and have announced in a report that the mysterious object is not one they recognise.
They confirmed that the silver disc seen in the clip was approximately 10 metres in diameter and performed with vertical and horizontal movements that no other aircraft can do, according to Chilean media reports.
Scientists at the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Ariel Phenomena (CEFAA) confirmed: “It is not any weather phenomenon or any other known object made by man.”
The footage was originally shot in April 2013 by miners who were working at the Collahuasi copper mine in north Chile.
Collahuasi copper mine, is more than 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andean plateau in the far north of Chile. It is an extremely remote location with low oxygen levels and unusually clear skies, the area is desolate and inhospitable.
Initially, they chose to keep the clip under wraps, for fear of being ridiculed, but later showed the clip to one of their bosses who insisted on sending copies to the CEFAA in February 2014.
The witnesses, who have chosen to remain anonymous, revealed that the object hovered in the sky for over an hour, and did not make any sound.
According to reports published in July 2014, the Chilean Meterological Office confirmed that the sky was clear on the day in question and no lenticular clouds (saucer shaped cloud formations) were recorded.
The report states that the witnesses described the phenomenon as “a flattened disc, of brilliant color, with a diameter of 5 to 10 meters [16 to 32 feet]. It performed ascending, descending and horizontal movements in short lengths, about 600 meters above the ground.” The witnesses had the impression that the object was under intelligent control.
José Lay, director of international affairs at CEFAA also excluded the possibility that the UFO could be a drone.
“People in that area are well aware of the existence of drones.
“Fishing companies use drones and [they] make much noise. This was definitely not a drone.”
Officials also ruled out experimental aircraft, weather balloons, or other military drills that could explain the incident.