UFO SIGHTING REPORT
REGION OF COQUIMBO
November 6th 2004
EXPERTS CONFIRM UFO PRESENCE IN PHOTO TAKEN IN VALLE DE ELQUI
A variety of tests established the veracity of the material taken in Pisco Elqui. The image shall be evaluated by ufologists from the U.S., France and Mexico, consolidating the area's reputation as a hot-spot for sightings.
Once more the skies of the region offered surprises to its visitors. On November 6 2004 a group of travel agents from the capital reached the area to tour the valley. At around 17:00 hours, visitors reached Pisco Elqui with the intention of redoing a traditional post card of the region. Tatiana Cornejo, representative for the Deltour Travel Agency, decided to have a photo taken of herself in the town square, using the local church as a background.
Back in Santiago, Cornejo noticed something: the upper part of the photo shows a strange lenticular object. In spite of her skepticism in these matters, she submitted the photo to the Altovalsol Space Center to discard the possibilty of a UFO presence.
After taking this decision, several expert analyses were made and experts from Ovnivision Chile validated that the object appearing in the photo was indeed a UFO. Now the material shall be subjected to scrutiny by ufologists from Mexico, Spain, France and the U.S..
According to Cristian Riffo, director of the Altovalsol Space Center, photographic and filmed material that records the UFO presence is subjected to several analyses in order to establish its veracity. For paper photos, negatives are inspected to discard the presence of dirt or film anomalies; digital photos are are subjected to exhaustive review to discard possible hoaxes using special software.
"The possibility of satellites, atmospheric balloons or airplanes must also be discarded. With regard to the Pisco Elqui photograph, Ovnivision considers this to be a legitimate image, since it made it through the tests. It is further impossible that it could be a bird, since to be seen thus, it would have to have a 5 meter wingspan," explains Riffo.
Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology.
Special thanks to Liliana Núñez.
UFOINFO would like to thank Scott Corrales for granting permission to use this article.
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