posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 08:34 AM
A small alien was sighted near a Roman Catholic high school in the barrio Caspana (neighborhood) of Calama, a small city in Chile north of
Antofagasta. According to Chilean ufologist Jaime Ferrer, "In late February, a group of Catholic high school students, most of them 15 years of age,
reported seeing a strange being near their campus. They heard strange noises on the rooftops of other houses in the neighborhood. They saw a strange
figure standing 1.2 meters (3 feet, 9 inches) tall. The being appeared to move around not by walking but by making small leaps."
On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, "several people reported seeing another UFO over the local airport in Calama. This object appeared in broad daylight.
Yet it was bright enough to be quite noticeable by a great number of people in different parts of the city."
"The first report came from people standing at a bus stop next to the Ekono Supermarket, in the northeastern section of Calama. Each eyewitness
noticed that the object appeared to be white and was about the same size as Venus but several times brighter. According to eyewitnesses, the bright
object appeared, and then it would disappear in a synchronized manner every 5 to 10 seconds, apparently without moving in any direction. The UFO
sighting lasted about three minutes."
"A taxi driver named Carlos reported seeing the same object from the opposite side of the city, in barrio Caspana," on the southwest side of Calama.
These sightings have been happening so often and, for the most part, in the same area, which has caused many people to jokingly call the area
Ovnipuerto. (Spanish for UFO Port)