Chile: Southern Chilean Lake Evaporated by UFO?
CHILE: Southern Chilean Lake Evaporated by UFO?
This is the outlandish explanation considered in the Andean nation to account for the disappearance of a body of water. Experts in the field claim that "extraterrestrial" activity has been detected in the area.
The Chilean government is thoroughly astonished by an unusual situation in the world which had a powerful impact on public opinion in Argentina and Chile. For this reason, government authorities requested the aid of geologists to find out what happened to the lake, located in the Tempanos Fjord, located 2000 kilometers southeast of Santiago de Chile, in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. The lake's disappearance was discovered on May 27, 2007, but was only made known on Wednesday. Theories are now circulating everywhere that are unusual, whimsical and not at all serious. There are even "experts" who believe that the water's disappearance could have been the result of "UFO suction".
Chilean Ufologist Rodrigo Fuenzalida stated that the theory that suggests the presence of extraterrestrials at the nameless lake has grounds. "We have on record that certain UFOs draw water. There is a case in Lago Colbún that is supported by eyewitness accounts from Carabineros (state police) and civilians who saw something hover over the lake and extract water," he noted.
The expert added that "over 60% of all UFO sightings in Chile occur in this region.
Another theory - perhaps the most respectable - indicates that a huge crack caused the southern lake to empty its contents in a mater of water, allowing water to flow "to the center of the Earth", according to Chilean newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias.
(Translation (c) 2007. Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)