- Restlessness and commotion gripped residents of Angol
and its environs as a result of a wave of unidentified flying objects
recorded in the past few hours, especially in the downtown area of the
- Only yesterday afternoon, about 15 residents of the
town of Cornelio Saavedra were witnesses to three nearly simultaneous
sightings of strange devices that moved swiftly through the sky, issuing
flashes of multi-hued light, accoridng to the Diario Austral de Araucania
(newspaper). The phenomenon was caught on video by ufologist Raul Gajardo,
who has spent over 40 years investigating it in the province of Malleco.
It is perhaps worth noting that experts consider the area as a "hot
spot" for UFOs given the repeated sightings which occur every so
often and the large number of witnesses who claim having seen unconventional
craft crossing the heavens over the area.
- According to the information furnished by Gajardo, the
first sighting came about around 19:00 hours when a UFO moving from north
to south made an abrupt dive from an altitude of some 1000 feet, only
to lose itself in the horizon. Only minutes after the event took place--says
the ufologist--anothern reddish object appeared from the Nahuelbuta Range
in the vicinity of the sector known as Aguas Santas, becoming lost in
the clouds. "At that very instant, a third device remained motionless
in the sky. At first it was mistaken by some as a commercial aircraft.
But in less than a minute, the multicolored craft began moving some 60
degrees in a straight line over the mountain range, without making a sound.
Subsequently, it increased its brightness in 5 second intervals and subsequently
continued its trajectory toward the north until it vanished completely,"
explained the researcher.
- To the above mentioned events can be added three more
which occured only days ago in the capital of Malleco province and an
adjacent cordilleran sector, witnessed by five students who recorded the
phenomenon, and a group of fishermen.
- This photo - captured from a video recording - shows
a UFO which paused for a few seconds in the skies over Angol. The image
was taken by a student on April19th.
- One of the most startling sightings--compiled and submitted
to analysis by Raul Gajardo--took place in broad daylight on Friday, April
19 and was witnessed by five students from different educational institutions
Student Diego Gallegos Cifuentes, 13, pointed out that around 16:00 hours
he was headed toward the house of a friend to record an event being prepared
for a Mother's Day festivity. Cifuentes was accompanied by Israel Vitta,
13, and Sebastian Oporto,12.
In his account, he pointed out that when he was about to film his companions,
one of them, Carlos Flores, looked at the sky and noticed a strange object
moving from north to south at a considerable altitude. "I recorded
it for a few seconds and made a close-up with the camera's zoom. We all
saw the strange device, which moved slowly for a few seconds until it vanished."
The recording was given to ufologist Gajardo, who pointed out that it showed
a white, circular object: "Its periphery shows sighns of 6 reddish
brown lights or spheres. It remains [in place] for a few seconds until
vanishing over Cerro Guacolda, to the south of Angol."
The recording, in the reseacher's opinion, is sufficiently clear and lasts
15 seconds. The passing of the object crossing the skies over Angol can
be clearly seen.
But that wasn't all: these sightings began on April 14th, when officeworker
Luis Rodriguez, 46, was on a salmon-fishing trip in the cordilleran area,
geographically between the Antuco and Copahue volcanoes, with two friends.
The witness explained that "in the midst of fishing at around 5 a.m.,
one of my companions was the first to realize that toward the south, at
some 45 degrees elevation, was a white luminous object that grew rapidly
in size until it reached the scale of a full moon. The circular device
quickly headed south in a straight line without making noise."
Rodriguez added that no sooner had the first object ceased to be visible,
another white, brilliant spot appeared toward Cruz del Sur, growing gradually
and behaving in a manner similar to the first one, also vanishing southward
swiftly and silently.
- Translation (C) 2002. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology. Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi.