December 2004/January 2005 (?)

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
January 3, 2005

Source: Diaro La Segunda (Chile)
Date: 01.03.05


Photo of the alleged UFO over Valdivia

VALDIVIA - An unidentified flying object (UFO) was captured in a photograph taken by a tourist, identified as Raul Jara, at the Los Molinos beach resort in the 10th Region.

Jara claims not having been aware of anything abnormal when he pointed his camera toward the heavens of the Valdivian shoreline, while members of the Aedo Lovera and Jara Lovera families were startled by the find, pointing out that "at no time was anything strange seen in the skies."

The foregoing is due to the fact that they acknowledge that the object located over the subjects of the photograph has a certain resemblance to a helicopter, according to www.australvaldivia.cl

When consulted about this, Boris Lovera stated that "in spite of the noise on the beach, the motor of any aircraft flying over the area would have been heard at the time." Both families, however, were skeptical when it came to confirming the presence of what could be an alien spacecraft.

The phenomenon seen by the Valdivians was recorded at around 19:00 hours when both families were about ready to leave the Los Molinos beach and head back to the city of Calle Calle.

At that time the temperature was around 24 C and the skies along the coast were clear. Despite the "showy" nature of the object, Raul Jara stressed that "no one else on the beach appears to have seen anything at all" adding: "we didn't notice the UFO. It was only when we got home and downloaded the photos into the computer."

In fact, one of two photos taken shows the presence of an object in the air, but it is no longer visible in the second shot.

According to Boris Aedo, who appears in the lower left of the photo: "I was crouching when they took the first photo and in a few seconds, there was nothing at all in the skies."

Carabineros (state police) of the Retén de Niebla barracks noted that no phone calls had been received involving the presence of any unusual flying object. This was confirmed by the Pichoy Airport Traffic Control Tower, whose officials were completing their day's work at that time.

The Los Molinos sighting can be added to others recorded in the area, which brings up the old question: Are we alone in the universe?

Translation (c) 2005 Scott Corrales, IHU.
Special thanks to Guillermo Giménez.

UFOINFO would like to thank Scott Corrales for granting permission to use this article.


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