Speedy UFO video from Chile

UFO Caught On Tape Over Santiago Air Base

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.

Tip: reddit/skeptic

Ho hum. Leslie Kean. Not exactly a credible source of UFO stories. And this is not a very compelling UFO story but is sure is enhanced to make it sound impressive.

Here are some of the loose ends:

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”.

  2 comments for “Speedy UFO video from Chile

  1. March 19, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Looks like flies to me

  2. Chew
    March 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    More video is available and the “UFO” flies between the ground and about 10 feet from the camera: UFO Fighter Jet Video | UFO Flies by Chilean Fighter Jets | Bizarre News | LifesLittleMysteries.com

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