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An unidentified flying object over Chile has been declared an “official UFO” by the country’s government.
The Chilean government published report with photos of the object, which was spotted by engineers near a copper mine in a remote area. Officials said it was “of great interest, and it can be qualified as a UFO.”
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The Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena claims they ruled out other possibilities — meteorological phenomena, experimental aircraft, planes, weather balloons and drones.
According to the report, the engineers described the object as ‘a flattened disc of brilliant colour with a diameter of 5 to 10 metres [16 to 32 feet]. It performed ascending, descending and horizontal movements in short lengths, about 600 meters above the ground.’
So, what was it?
The study concludes: ‘It is an object or phenomenon of great interest, and it can be qualified as a UFO.’
Caution has been urged however regarding the conclusions, primarily as the four engineers who witnessed the incident refused to co-operate with the agency conducting the investigation.