Is this the case UFO skeptics have been dreading?
It was a glorious, sunny morning on Nov. 5, 2010, when crowds gathered to celebrate the changing of the Air Force Command at El Bosque Air Base in Santiago. From different locations, spectators aimed video cameras and cell phones at groups of acrobatic and fighter jets performing an air show overhead. Nobody saw anything amiss.
But afterward, an engineer from the adjacent Pillán aircraft factory noticed something bizarre while viewing his footage in slow motion. He turned it over to the government’s well known Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, or CEFAA, for analysis.
The stunning conclusion: The Chilean jets were being stalked by a UFO.
In the clips below, the UFO is difficult to see because it’s moving so fast.
If there were multiple videos, where are they?
In an especially confusing remark: How can you see infrared unless it was special film?! It was so fast that no one saw it. The camera recorded it in stop motion? Not a blur? As she noted, there was no sonic boom.
So, once again, the conclusion that some jump to is “spaceship” because it sounds cool and gets attention. That seems to be the theme of the week and it’s more than a little bit, eyerollingly silly.
The only reason why UFO skeptics are dreading this case is that it’s another excuse for “evidence” and not convincing. There are alternate explanations. And, it gets us no closer to saying there are UFOs or what they are. You have to do better than this!
More is here at MSNBC’s Cosmic Log
Update (16-Mar-2012): Steve Novella reiterates these same points and more here. And, digs at the HuffPo’s pathetic idea of “science”.