Go Back Report # 311



The same day, Saturday, July 3, 1965, at 19:20 hrs, nine garrison members of the Chilean base (Pedro Aquirre Cerda) observed for 20 minutes the maneuvers of a luminous object of solid appearance and yellowish-red color which occasionally changed to green, yellow and orange. It moved at high speed, mostly in a straight line with oscillations, but it also hovered momentarily. A wake, apparently steam, followed its passage. It was initially observed toward the north at 40 degrees above the horizon and finally disappeared in the clouds toward the SW at an altitude of 45 degrees (Figure 5). The night was clear and starry, with a waning moon, 2/8 coverage of strato-cumulus and a few cirrus; the wind was of the order of 80 km/hr (50 miles/hr) (*). The witnesses were performing routine meteorological observations.

(*) One must recall that July at the South Pole is midwinter when the bases are totally cut off from the rest of the world.

This reference: MUFON Symposium Proceedings of 1987, p. 147 by Capt. Daniel A. Perisse (Translated by Dr. Willy Smith)


South America - Chile

Pedro Aquirre Cerda Latitude 33-35 S, Longitude 70-40 W (D-M) [ADMN]

Reference: Chile Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 1967


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