Santiago UFO: What’s The Big Deal?
I’m sure by now most of you have seen that UFO video that went viral earlier this week. In Santiago, Chile, a video that was shot just outside El Bosque Air Base on November 5th, 2010.
The video which shows a couple of jet fighters flying in a squadron and in which you can supposedly see UFO activity buzzing all around them. Notice that I said “supposedly” since I’ve seen the video several times and cannot identify the UFOs as anything other than birds or bugs. Maybe it’s just my tired eyes, or maybe I’ve gotten better at reviewing since we have thousands of videos posted here in GhostTheory.
Written with Ralph Blumenthal
Is this the case UFO skeptics have been dreading?
Sightings of mysterious flying craft with capabilities unknown on Earth have confounded mankind throughout recorded history. Most have been convincingly explained away as unfamiliar aircraft, natural phenomena or illusions. But then there are the others, witnessed in our time by pilots and air traffic controllers, military leaders, scientists, law enforcement officers and other trained observers, sometimes with physical evidence, including corroboration on film and video.
“We don’t know what they are,” says Nick Pope, a former head of the official UFO office in Britain’s Ministry of Defense. “But they do exist.”
As agreed by authorities around the world, these truly unexplainable unidentified flying objects appear solid, metallic and luminous, able to operate with speeds and maneuvers that defy the laws of physics. And, most chilling of all, they often behave as if under intelligent control.
One such case has just come to light in Chile, and was presented by government officials for the first time at a press conference on March 13.
It was a glorious, sunny morning on Nov. 5, 2010, when crowds gathered to celebrate the changing of the Air Force Command at El Bosque Air Base in Santiago. From different locations, spectators aimed video cameras and cell phones at groups of acrobatic and fighter jets performing an air show overhead. Nobody saw anything amiss.
But afterward, an engineer from the adjacent Pillán aircraft factory noticed something bizarre while viewing his footage in slow motion. He turned it over to the government’s well known Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, or CEFAA, for analysis.
The stunning conclusion: The Chilean jets were being stalked by a UFO.
Again, maybe it’s just my tired eyes, but that still frame image above looks a bit more like Jiffy Pop popcorn than extraterrestrial technology. Or maybe I’m just calling this video bogus a bit too prematurely.
Although videos like this Santiago UFO one are a dime a dozen, I can’t figure out why this one was picked up by major news sites. Bugs zipping across a camera lens a bit too close then to distort themselves. Ever heard of the infamous flying Rods? Maybe it’s just the fact that these littler critters were captured buzzing along side Santiago’s Air Base, and this somehow brings the video more credibility. By association of course. Here you have fighter jets doing aerial exercises and in the background you have strange things flying around. Must be some UFO and military conspiracy.
If that’s the case, I guess you can safely and comfortably kickback, eat popcorn and turn your Jiffy Pop container into a tinfoil hat.