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UFO Case Report:

The Parque Forestal (Chile) Alien Photograph

Date: May 10, 2004
Location: Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile

Civil Engineer Germán Pereira was taking photographs of the Carabineros (state police) on horseback in the Parque Forestal of Santiago, Chile. One of the photos, after being downloaded from his digital camera, showed the image of a possible alien being. CIFAE Chile has interviewed the witness and undertaken the analysis of the photograph.

The Parque Forestal alien photograph.

Close-up showing the possible alien being.

Researcher Erick Martínez, of CIFAE Chile (left) and the witness, Civil Engineer Germán Pereira.

Classification & Features

Type of Case/Report: StandardCase
Hynek Classification: 
Special Features/Characteristics: Alien Photograph, Humanoid/Occupant, Witness Photo

More Articles on this Case

Restoration of the Parque Forestal Image (CIFAE Report)

Andres Duarte, Scientific Director, CIFAE Chile, June 17, 2004

In regard to the analysis of the Parque Forestal photograph, CIFAE delivers this interesting report by our scientific director to the international UFO research community. R

The Parque Forestal Photograph (Spanish)


Articles in Spanish compiled by CIFAE Chile, including their own investigation of the Parque Forestal photograph.

Interview with Alien Photographer

Las Ultimas Noticias (Santiago de Chile), June 5, 2004 (in INEXPLICATA, The Journal of Hispanic Ufology)

Interview with Germán Pereira, the photographer of the alien photo in Parque Forestal, Santiago, Chile. R

Flash Presentation of Parque Forestal Photograph

Hugo Millan Rifo

Analysis of the image and Flash presentation.

9 Possible Explanations For Alleged Alien In Chilean Photo

Camilo Valdivieso, Terra Networks (in INEXPLICATA)

The photo taken by German Pereira, showing a strange "character" walking across Parque Forestal, has gone all around the world. Despite the fact that the digital image has been studied in detail, no one knows what the curious phenomenon might be. However, the following theories have been put forth. R

Full Report / Article

Source: Germán Pereira / Corporacion de Investigacion de Fenomenos Aereos (CIFAE), Chile

Report from the witness, Civil Engineer Germán Pereira:

I'm from Concepción and have been working in Santiago for little over a a year. On May 10 this year I decided to take some photos at Parque Forestal, taking some 10 shots which I downloaded to my PC the following day .

I thought it would be interesting to photograph a group of Carabineros (state police) on horseback patrolling the sector. The photo was taken at 17:40 hrs approximately from the corner of JM de la Barra and Av. Cardenal José María Caro, in front of bellas Bellas Artes and looking east.

It was a cloudy day and the sun was hidden, for which reason my digital camera ( Kodak DX6490) adjusted to low speed (1/10 seg.).
This is the reason why the photo shows motion (those knowledegable about photography will know the reason why)Furthermore, the Carabineros were som 20 meters distant, and I employed the camera's optical zoom (10x) which added to the blurred result.

The fact is that I am very impressed by this image. I attest to the fact that it is not a fraud nor anything similar. For this reason I have made it public and I contacted the staff of CIFAE Chile. I would like to know the true nature of the image that appears in it and if anyone has ever caught anything similar in a photo. Nothing more.

Germán Pereira A. Ing. Civil Mecánico

Translation (c) 2004. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Liliana Núñez O.

Case ID: 380 edit: 380

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