June 5th 2004

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
June 8, 2004

Source: Diario La Segunda - Chile
Date: June 7, 2004

College Students Saw Strange Red Object

Three UNIACC students managed to capture red object over the Malleco viaduct with their camcorder.

TEMUCO -- There was great expectation among residents of the Collipulli community regarding the experiences of three college students who claimed having seen and recorded an unidentified flying object over the Malleco viaduct.

The sighting took place last Saturday and involved Alvaro Zamora, Sergio Vidal and Cesar Arellano, audiovisual arts majors at UNIACC who had been in the vicinity of Malleco making a documentary about the viaduct. Around 18:00 hours, when darkness began to fall over the area, and as the students waited for a train to appear to complete their shooting for the day, a scintillating red object appeared at moderate speed, crossing the skies in a southward direction. According to local eyewitnesses, the UFO flew oer the Chiguayhue hills, facing the viaduct.

"We were able to see it for about 5 minutes," said the students. "What's odd is that the object neither fell nor landed, and it vanished behind the hills as swiftly as it appeared."

According to the students, the object moved slowly. "Another important point is that the UFO suddenly vanished. We thought it was a meteorite, but we realized that it never descended." The sighting was recorded on video cameras and will almost surely be requested from the students for analytical purposes by Santiago- based specialists. While the sighting took place, some motorists traveling along the road pulled over to get a better view of the strange phenomenon.

The students say that they will keep the tapes in their custody until they return to Santiago, where they shall examine the frame by frame. The object is still a source of excitment among local resident and Chilean ufologists, who maintain that the area is a sort of "corridor" for mysterious flying objects.

UFO sightings are nothing new in Malleco. This sector of Chile's 9th Region has been classified by specialists as a "UFO transit corridor", which has been proven by the number of sightings that have taken place in recent months. Residents of Collipulli and Victoria have seen strange objects in the sky for which no scientific explanation can be found. An object similar to the one seen in Collipulli was reported only a few days ago by motorists driving toward Victoria from a sector adjactent to Inspector Fernandez.


Translation (c) 2004 Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology
Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi.

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