Watch: Chilean Navy have released a video that may or may not feature a UFO
In fact, the reason the Chilean Navy is releasing the video is because they've spent two years trying to analyse the footage and they can't explain it.
Let's backtrack for a minute. On November 11th, 2014, a helicopter belonging to Chilean Navy was flying a routine daytime patrol mission off the coast of Santiago when the crew of two men - a pilot and a technician manning the infrared camera - spotted something flying over the ocean at their altitude about forty miles away.
The object, such as it was, was visible to the naked eye and the technician aimed his IR camera at it in order to get a better look. The video below shows you what he saw.
Take a look.
To make it all the more stranger, the pilot contacted two nearby radar stations to notify them of the unknown object and check to see if it appeared on their radars. The UFO wasn't visible on their radars, yet could clearly see the helicopter. Moreover, the onboard radar of the helicopter couldn't identify the UFO and the camera's radar couldn't get a lock on it either.
The pilot tried to make contact with the UFO over civilian and multinational bandwidths, but received no reply of any kind. When interviewed by his superiors in the Navy and the Chilean flight authorities, the pilot described what he saw as a "flat, elongated structure with two thermal spotlights like discharges that did not coincide with the axel of motion."
The video itself, as well as the testimony of the pilot and technician, has been analysed by many academics, meteorologists, academics, chemists, photographic experts - all of them came to the same conclusion; a UFO, or to use their term, a UAP - unidentified aerial phenomenon.
The video itself is the first of its kind taken with military-grade equipment and by highly trained professionals, so it's definitely not just a local crackpot trying to become famous. You can read the full report compiled by author Leslie Kean for HuffPo that gives a full technical read-through of the video and the subsequent investigation.
So, over to you, what do you make of it?
Story by Brian Lloyd | 20:51 | Saturday 7th January 2017 | Trending