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A nine-minute Navy video footage of a strange flying object as noted here and here was captured by two experienced Chilean Navy officers from a helicopter. This was also studied by Chilean military authority called CEFAA which comprises of committees of military experts, technicians and academics from many disciplines to investigate UFOs or UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena). Is this a credible video of a documented UFO event as reported by the Chilean Navy?

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    If it's a flying object that hasn't been identified then it is certainly an unidentified flying object. I'm guessing you mean something more (e.g., something that is probably an alien spacecraft; or something that is unlikely to fall into any commonplace category of aerial phenomenon). Perhaps make the question more specific? – Gareth McCaughan Jan 16 '17 at 16:53
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    Are you asking if the incident happened, or are you asking if this was an alien spacecraft? – ventsyv Jan 16 '17 at 17:18
  • @GarethMcCaughan, ventsyv-I wanted to know about the footage since another site actually doubts the video itself. More about that here-arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/…. – pericles316 Jan 17 '17 at 10:04
  • "Is this a credible video of a documented UFO event as reported by the Chilean Navy?" In the end, it depends on the credibility of the Chilean Navy. Mistakes can never really be ruled out. – Trilarion Jan 18 '17 at 9:00
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It appears that the report is largely true. CEFAA is an actual department within DGAC, the Chilean agency that regulates aviation. After some digging I found the official release which did assign a Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon status to the claim. This seems to be the equivalent of UFO in US nomenclature.

This however does not mean it was an alien spacecraft. To paraphrase Neil deGrasse Tyson

Just because you don't know what it is, doesn't mean it's aliens.

That's still true even if it was a bunch of very smart people who looked at the evidence. Sometimes there is simply not enough evidence to make a conclusion one way or the other.

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    "Just because you don't know what it is, doesn't mean it's aliens" --> Tell that to Giorgio Tsoukalos. :) – Luke Jan 16 '17 at 22:00
  • @Luke Should I add the famous meme to my answer?? – ventsyv Jan 19 '17 at 16:04

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