- UFO Seen Over Punta Arenas, Chile
- Source: Planeta UFO
- PUNTA ARENAS - A strange
luminous object was seen in the skies of the capital city of Chile's 12th
Region, Punta Arenas. According to eyewitnesses, the Unidentified Flying
Object frequented the skies of the city for five days, being seen in varios
- Radio Polar, the local radio station, had its telephone
switchboard collapse due to the volume of calls received from witnesses
to the phenomenon.
- The Office of Aeronautics reported that it lacked official
records on the strange luminous bolide, making it clear that it was neither
an airplane nor a helicopter. They did not, however, confirm that it was
- Alfredo Vera, correspondent for Radio Polar, managed
to take photos of the object from the Soñadores lookout over the
city, where a large number of people had gathered to watch the strange
object and its irregular movements, which were foreign to those of any
- It should be noted that the Magallanes Region and the
city of Punta Arenas have been the site of important UFO-related events,
the most significant being the one of June 1968, when two pilots of Aerolineas
Argentinas witnessed a "flying saucer" over Punta Arenas. According
to the pilots and 18 passengers aboard the plane, the object had the characteristics
of a shiny red cylinder that moved swiftly, like nothing seen before. Likewise,
incredible film footage was obtained in 2003 showing 3 UFOs separating
and joining near a Chilean military base. This video was made known by
AION's correspondent in the 12th Region, Carlos Munoz.
- This sighting in Chile's southern regions can be added
to others reported in the country in recent days, such as the one over
the cities of Lanco and Petrohue on June 15, and the incredible Ovalle
sighting on the 19th of this month.
- Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology. Special thanks to Christian Quintero.