Mysterious fireball-like objects spotted blazing through the sky over Chile were not meteors, government scientists say.
Technically, we’re talking about unidentified flying objects. Yes, UFOs.
Residents of Dalcahue, a port city on the southern island of Chiloé, took to social media last week with reports of the unidentified flying objects, some sharing photos of the phenomenon.
Mysterious Fireball 'Not' a Meteor – Technically, we're talking about unidentified flying objects. Yes, UFOs. Although nothing big or well-piloted enough to reopen The X-Files for, it would seem. #UFO #Spacejunk #Chile https://t.co/rEBqgNaNCJ pic.twitter.com/pfgPm6dkHA— The UFO Chronicles (@UFOChronicles) October 2, 2019
The “fireballs” reportedly crash-landed at a number of locations around the town.
Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service soon gathered scientists to investigate the strange bright objects, dispatching teams to some seven sites on Chiloé to take samples.
In a new report issued over the weekend, the scientists concluded they “found no remains, vestiges or evidence of a meteorite” left behind by the “luminous and incandescent” objects.
Whatever the mystery entities were, they did leave some trace behind, however, burning foliage at a number of sites.
DALCAHUE! Tras el trabajo en terreno realizado el día de ayer por geólogos de la Of. Técnica de @Sernageomin en #PuertoVaras, el Servicio descarta preliminarmente caída de meteorito en Dalcahue. Revisa nota completa en ▶️ https://t.co/SX35p1hfLo pic.twitter.com/b8LfQxO8yy— Sernageomin (@Sernageomin) September 28, 2019
Locals interviewed by the geological teams said they heard no noises associated with the impacts, nor did anyone witness the crash-landings themselves.
The scientists said they would continue to analyze soil samples and release a more complete report in the coming weeks. The truth is still out there.
Meanwhile, a weird purple light appeared in the sky over Wisconsin a few days ago, too. Are these sky phenomena linked?