Monday, July 02, 2018

Chile: UFO Sightings Have Become Commonplace in Patagonia

Source: RCNRadio (Chile)
Date: 06.30.2018
An article by Liliana Pinzón

Chile: UFO Sightings Have Become Commonplace in Patagonia

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have not stopped "visiting" Chile, to the delight of those who enjoy ufology, and according to experts, for some strange reason the alleged spaceships have displayed a preference for Patagonia.

These were the words of Rodrigo Fuenzalida, director of the Agrupación de Investigaciones Ovniológicas de Chile (AION), during an interview with the EFE news agency. He explained that UFOs were frequently visible in the skies of northern Chile, one of the cleanest in the world.

Something similar was occurring in Perú and Bolivia. More than one dared suggest that a base for these craft might exist in the area, but now they have "moved" south.

"Patagonia is, without question, the [area] with the highest concentration of interesting cases, causing us as an organization to focus all our efforts in this region," he said.

The expert in the subject maintains that the increase in reports in the area began to be recorded as from 1997.

"From that moment on, we have the highest rate of abductions in Patagonia, some 2000 kilometers south of the Chilean capital. Even the OVNI television series, produced by Televisión Nacional, we were able to quantify that 70% of the abductions included on the show had been recorded in this location," stresses Fuenzalida, who is a sociologist by profession.

In the light of the skepticism his statement might cause, Fuenzalida noted: "We have a strong team of specialists, a multi-disciplinary one, made up by psychologists and psychiatrists with a goal of studying these people and ascertain their level of credibility. Their level of pathology is exceedingly low."

For UFO buffs, saucer abductions are not new in Chile and the events that befell an Army corporal in the northern location of Putre in 1977 are widely known.

It was there that Armando Valdés was supposedly abducted by a UFO for 15 minutes, appearing with a dense growth of beard after that time, as though he had been in the thrall of extraterrestrials for at least five days, according to corroborating sources.

Fuenzalida claims that AION has reports of nine abductions, six of which have been investigated, but believes "there are many more."

"The latest report is from 2005 and we have now received a report of a collective abduction in Puerto Natales (southern Chile) that is being investigated by experts in that area. We find it of interest, as it involves an entire family."

"First they saw a light appear. They lost consciousness. Upon awakening, there was a towering creature in front of them, with a huge light behind it through which the entity ultimately entered."

So many events are hard to believe by those who are not fans of ufology. Fuenzalida states that AION is a closed group with the best UFO image analysts. "This means that 97% of images and videos received can be deciphered and explained with any certainty."

Fuenzalida disclosed that on May 5 [2018], pilots of LAN Perú and LAN Chile saw anomalous luminous forms on the Chilean coast.

"The audio is very interesting. The pilots are disconcerted. There are frantic communications between pilots of both planes with control towers, but that's a story for another day," said Fuenzalida, who rose from his chair with a smile and said farewell.

[Translation (c) 2018 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO, and RCN Radio]