Chile: The 1965 Pelluco Sighting
Source: El Llanquihue de Puerto Montt and NOUFA
Chile: The 1965 Pelluco UFO Case
A resident of Puerto Montt was an eyewitness 32 years ago.
The year was 1965 and in the early hours of July 29th, a group of people attended the wake for a young woman from Puerto Montt, in the Pelluco region. One of the attendees was Arnaldo Flores, who at the time worked as an officer for the Health Service and also managed a youth home, also located in Pelluco.
“The time was approximately 4:00 in the morning when we heard a deafening noise that grew in intensity. It was really loud. We thought it was an earthquake, and it was very strange as we were in the middle of a wake, sharing a family’s grief, yet most of us ran away from the place as fast as we could,” says Flores.
“Upon leaving the house we realized that it wasn’t an earthquake. Rather, there was a very large object in the sky. We had it before us for some three seconds, but it’s an image that one doesn’t forget easily. Besides, it was very near – some 80 meters over our position. It was circular, completely circular, with many flashing violet and yellowish lights. It passed very slowly before our eyes and traveled approximately one kilometer toward Puerto Montt. We had the impression that it landed.”
But this wasn’t all. The day after the event, at a property belonging to the youth home managed by Don Arnaldo, “which was nothing but shrubbery and brambles, was completely burned 50 meters around. In fact, scientists came to visit the area after the event. They conducted an investigation that lasted months, but we never learned of their conclusions. They conducted several tests, some of them involving radiation, but nothing more.”
Arnaldo Flores is one of many people in our country and around the world who have seen an unidentified flying object. How many more people will see something similar over the years? This question has no answer, and this applies to all the UFO sightings that occurred in the past, and will presumably occur, in the future. There is no explanation. All we can do is wait.
Translation (c) 2010, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Noticiero Ufologico Autonomo and IIEE-Chile.