Saturday, July 25, 2009

Colombia: A UFO Over Envigado?

Source: Diario El Colombiano
Date: 07.21.09

Colombia: A UFO over Envigado?

The night skies on July 20th were iluminated not only by the pyrotechnics that celebrate the 199th anniversary of Colombia's independence. The clear skies over Envigado made it possible to see what Isabel Christina Fernández believes was a very large object that remained static in the firmament for over half an hour.

At around 10:40 pm, Isable went out to the balcony of her home on Loma del Esmeraldal and was startled to see a distant light of considerable size and a rhomboidal shape. She waited until 11:00 p.m. to see if the object vanished,but it remained visible.

On account of its bright yellow lights and shape, Isabel does not believe that it could have been an airplane. Furthermore, she confirmed that other people had seen it, when she heard several residents of Envigado discussing the sighting on a local radio program on Tuesday.

However, Luis Fernando Velásquez, Air Traffic Control supervisor at the Jose Maria Cordova airport, on nights like this Monday's, when the clear skies enable a view of airplanes crossing our airspace, it is very easy for a person to mistake the lights of one of these objects with an unknown object. "For example, an airliner from Panama
passed over the city of Medellín at that same time on Monday. Its powerful lights could have caused this mistaken perception. Moreover, we had no reports of unidentified flying objects by controllers and pilots."

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)