The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
Source: El Chañarcillo
Two objects traveling at high speed interrupted the electric supply in the city of Copiapó and the commune of Caldera.
Word is circulating in various sectors of the city of Copiapó and the commune of Caldera that the blackout that plunged them into darkness on Wednesday between 20: 00 and 21:15 hours could have been "caused by the sudden transit of two UFOs" (unidentified flying objects).
The situation has gained a certain measure of "credibility" when it considering that the blackout would have been caused by a malfunction at the 110,000 volt transmission facilities, which has been neither confirmed nor denied by the Atacama Power Utility (Empresa Electrica de Atacama), which has limited itself to saying "the problem is under investigation."
Local resident Gonzalo Delgado, who flatly refused to be photographed "since they'd think I was a nut", told the El Chañarcillo newspaper that "around 8 p.m. on Wednesday I was in the Cuesta de Cardone sector, hitchhiking my way back into the city. I suddenly realized that two objects crossed the sky at high speed and when I turned around to look at the city, I realized that it had vanished. That leads me to believe that it was at the time that the power failure occurred. Two trucks were also coming down the road at the same time, whose drivers could have also seen the phenomenon."
He stresses that he thought long and hard about reporting what he had seen, since he feared being dismissed as a lunatic, "which I think would be unfair, since I did see the two luminous objects." The worker stressed that he could not "ascertain that the transit of those objects was responsible for the power failure, but if EMELAT is still investigating, what else could one think?"
No official version of the case has been produced to this day, leaving the possibility of two UFOs being responsible for said blackout a complete mystery.
Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Terra.cl