Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Perú: Father Christmas or a UFO? Mysterious Light Shines Over Several Districts of Lima

Source: PLANETA UFO and Radio Santiago
Date: December 25, 2016

Perú: Father Christmas or a UFO? Mysterious Light Shines Over Several Districts of Lima

At approximately 00:10 hours on Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day - A glow illuminated various districts of Lima and El Callao. This cause great consternation in social media. Facebook and YouTube users recorded videos of this hitherto inexplicable phenomenon.

The images show the manner in which the light appears from one minute to the next in the sky. At the same time, public and domestic lighting ceases to work in part. The aforementioned light has a bluish color and is more like a flash, but scene from various districts of the capital.

No authority has commented on this up to now.

Below: The light as seen from Chorrillos, a district of Lima. "The light was in San Miguel or El Callao," according to Giancarlo Origgi, the author of the photo, who shared it on Twitter.
Phenomena of this sort can be explained in a number of logical ways, but there is also the possibility that it cannot be explained.

1. A likely cause would be a short-circuit in the city's power grid. It has been noted that the power supply was interrupted for a few brief seconds.
2. The presence of a meteorite exploding in the atmosphere above the Peruvian capital. This is also a highly probably hypothesis.
3. Although less likely, it could be something manmade, that is to say some sort of pyrotechnic or explosive device flying at high altitude. Let us remember that fireworks are abundant in the sky on the night of December 24th and the early hours of December 25th.

It is important - before stating that UFOs or aliens are involved - is to consider all logical alternatives. Once these have been exhausted, and when no convincing answers are forthcoming from the authorities, we can then classify this case as unexplained. It cannot be denied that this is strange in plain sight, and it is for this reason that we are writing, analyzing and disclosing this news item.

UPDATES (Source: Diario La República)

José Mesía, a forecaster with Senamhi, reports that the source of the light being an electrical discharge has been discarded. According to satellite images at the time in question, there were only "low clouds and some middle clouds" in the skies over the capital, which do not produce discharges. he also says that when looking at the video uploaded to Facebook, the light appears to come from the surface, rising skyward from it.

After phoning EDELNOR customer service, we were told that they had no information on any blackouts whatsoever during the time period in question. They promised to contact us should there be any information on the occurrence.

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Radio Santiago]