UFO SIGHTING REPORT
July 31st 2003
SOURCE: La Estrella de Arica (Chile)
DATE: August 21, 200e
UFO OVER COPAQUILLA?
Photographer Patricio Lara was startled a few days ago when he
developed photos taken late last month in Paricanota province in
order to have illustrations for his website.
Beyond the spectacular landscape, nothing unusual attracted his
attention during his transit through the zone. But a few days
later, after his return to Santiago de Chile, he began to look
at the images obtained and realized that a strange object in the
sky had been recorded on one shot. The photo in question was
taken in the vicinity of Copaquilla, looking east over the
canyon, on July 31 at 13:30 hours, when the sun was halfway in
[...] We were taken to a lookout called Mallku, from which
Chapiquina can be seen in the distance. I found that the
landscape was beautiful, so I started taking pictures, panning
with a Nikon camera using an 80-200 mm lens and Fuji 100 ASA
slide film." he said.
According to his testimony, neither he nor the people with him
saw anything abnormal at the time "because I would have
otherwise taken more photos, since I was even carrying a 500 mm
telephoto lens which could have been used for greater detail. I
only just found out about the object when I developed the roll."
He checked the silde and the other exposures to insure that it
wasn't a defect in the film. He found no abnormalities.
The image shows the pampa, the Andean cordillera on a clear day,
and toward the upper left, a rhomboidal opaque form tilted to
the left. Says the photographer: "calculating the distance of
the object and the proportions, it must have been 10 meters in
In a few days he plans to upload the photo and others to
He did not notice the object in the sky when he took the photo.
Translation (C) 2003 Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU)
Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi
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