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On Wednesday, June 25, young Pedro Rivera Sepulveda took a photo of a strange object at 22:13 hours with his digital camera from a sector of Cerro Cordillera.
The "La Estrella" de Valparaiso newspaper published nearly two full pages regarding this photo. The daily also requested the cooperation of ufologist Marcelo Moya, asking him to render a preliminary opinion on the photograph.
Marcelo Moya said: "Every so often we get this sort of UFO photograph, and I use the acronym "UFO" because some people are obviously facing certain photographic anomalies that tend to be uncommon. With regard to the photo taken in Valparaiso, it is customary to see "orbs" appearing when photos are taken during moments of darkness. A mystical or paranormal connotation is usually given to these events, but to my understanding, they could be explained through conventional terms. The explanation involves the actuation of the camera's flash [when a photo is taken]: it lights up small, suspended dust particles that are near the camera..."
Researchers of the IIEE in Santiago de Chile traveled to see the analyses performed by this ufologist. He repeated that the photograph merited detailed study and that there are still a few missing details before a verdict can be emitted.
Marcelo Moya has become known for a detailed and highly elaborate study in Valparaiso and its environs, acheiving through his investigations the necessary equilibrium between working alone and cooperating with various research organizations.
(Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to IIEE Chile)
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