A chilean UFO wave ?

August 98


According to a recent issue (August 31st, 1998) of UFO ROUNDUP (Jospeh Trainor), numerous UFOs have been seen in the Chilean sky since mid-August of this year..

Here is the quotation of UFO RoundUp.

Chile experienced another week-long wave of UFO visitations, and witnesses to
these events numbered in the hundreds.

On Wednesday, August 19, 1998, at 7:30 p.m., witnesses in La Serena, a city in
Coquimbo province 440 kilometers (275 miles) north of the capital, Santiago de
Chile, spotted "a tall object the size of a building suspended over the
(Atacama) desert. The witnesses said it had two rows of green lights from top
to bottom."

In Ovalle, another city of Coquimbo province 288 kilometers (180 miles) north
of Santiago, residents saw "a bright light in the sky." They described the UFO
as "long structure like a cigar." The object remained in view for 30 minutes.

In Santiago de Chile itself, residents of barrio La Florida reported seeing "a
disc" in the night sky.

In the nearby city of Pudahuel, three luminous UFOs were seen.

By 11 p.m. that night, reports of UFOs came flooding in from other cities in
Chile. These included Concepcion and Talcahuano, seaport cities on the Golfo
de Arauco 465 kilometers (290 miles) south of Santiago, and Puerto Montt, a
port on the Golfo de Ancud 1,224 kilometers (765 miles) south of Santiago.

Soldiers on night maneuvers at the Chilean Army base at Coyahique "saw a
strange cloud going against the wind, and it had internal lights blinking and

On Friday night, August 21, 1998, another platoon of Chilean soldiers "doing
night training" at Coyahique saw "a big ball of light bobbing around them."
One soldier quickly snapped two photos of the UFO before it flew away.

In Cochrane, 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Coyahique, "residents saw a
400-meter-wide triangular UFO. Local police saw the object and have opened an
official investigation." (Muchas gracias a Luis Sanchez Perry para esas

The news were obtained from Mr. Luis Sanchez Perry and propagated via the mail-list of " CAUS " (Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, directed by Peter A. Gersten.

I would like to mention that the Chilean Air Force recently set up an UFO investigation committee which gathers private investigators and "ufologs". See The Chilean wave of 1997 , available in French on our site (translation pending).

Thierry, September 1st, 1998

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