The Chilean Navy has released a 2-year-old classified footage of a UFO making unusual movements and emitting plumes of an unknown substance, stirring up speculation and controversy.
CEFAA, the country’s government agency which investigates UFOs, reports that the unusual sighting occurred 2 years ago in November 2014, when a naval helicopter carrying out a routine daylight coastal patrol noticed an unidentified flying object ahead. It was flying horizontally and at a steady speed similar to that of the helicopter.
The team immediately contacted local airports to confirm whether the object had appeared on their radar screens. It did not. The technician then directed the helicopter’s infrared camera towards it and began filming. As the CEFAA recently indicated on their website:
“At 1:52 pm, while filming the terrain, the technician observed a strange object flying to the left over the ocean. Soon both men observed it with the naked eye. They noticed that the velocity and the altitude of the object appeared to be about the same as the helicopter, and estimated that the object was approximately 35 to 40 miles (55-65 km) away. It was traveling W/NW, according to the Captain. The technician aimed the camera at the object immediately and zoomed in with the infra red (IR) for better clarity.”
Twice during the 10-minute recording, the UFO ejects an unknown material into the air, which is only visible on the infrared (IR) spectrum.
Before the crew could obtain any more information, the UFO vanished into the clouds.
After the encounter, the team submitted the footage to the CEFAA, which has spent the past two years looking into it. However, their investigation proved inconclusive. As General Ricardo Bermúdez, Director of CEFAA during the investigation, told the Huffington Post, “We do not know what it was, but we do know what it was not.”
In essence, they ruled that the anomalous object could not have been a military or civilian aircraft. They also ruled out the possibility that the clouds it emitted were caused by the expulsion of waste water, and that the object was too low to emit contrails. In the end, the CEFAA cataloged this object as an UAP, which is standard practice whenever a particular sighting merits that designation.