posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 05:13 PM
USO Video Case in 2002 from Punta Arenas, Chile as cited in UFO Roundup:
USO VIDEOTAPED OFFSHORE IN SOUTHERN CHILE
On Saturday, March 2, 2002, Television Nacional de Chile (TNC) aired on its 24 Horas news show a videotape of a rectangular Unidentified Submarine
Object (USO) floating just offshore in the Strait of Magellan.
The videotape was shot by a couple, Nora Beytia and Francisco Correa, who were on the beach at San Gregorio on Sunday, February 17, 2002. While
walking along, Nora and Francisco spotted a strange object floating in the water 150 meters (500 feet) from shore. Immediately they lifted their
videocamera and began shooting footage.
The video shows a dark rectangular object 70 meters (232 feet) long with a faint luminosity above the deck. There is no conning tower or other
protuberance, and "the object appeared to be an elongated metal container. It had two lights at either end of the ship. It appeared to be about the
size of a cargo ship. At the moment the strange object submerged itself in the sea, a slight change in the luminosity was also observed."
The beach at San Gregorio is about 120 kilometers (72 miles) north of Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in Chile.
"According to Jaime Tamayo, a researcher at Omnivision Chile, this is a strange video that deserves further study. 'I think it is essential to
analyze the unedited video and interview the witnesses. Given what we saw on television, it appears to be a most interesting observation,' he
"The Chilean Navy has not issued an opinion on the video image, according to their Public Relations Office." (Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, autor
de los libros Chupacabras and Other Mysteries and Forbidden Mexico; Rodrigo Cuadra Salazar, Rodrigo Fuenzalida de AION y George A. Filer para esas
informaciones. See also Filer's Files #10 for 2002.)
(Editor's Note: This isn't the first USO case in Chile. On September 23, 1971, a fishing boat spotted a USO 32 kilometers off the shores of
Tocopilla, north of Antofagasta. Interestingly, Tocopilla is 50 kilometers (30 miles) due west of Calama, the site of Chile's current UFO flap. See
Unexplained Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by Janet and Colin Bord, Contemporary Books, Chicago, IL, 1989, pages 170 and 321.)