Apr 27, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Two Sets of UFOs Seen at Calbuco Volcano Eruption in Chile

The Calbuco volcano has been dormant for over 40 years, so its eruptions on April 22nd and 23rd would have been news even if they hadn't been as unexpected and spectacular as they were. The first shot smoke and ash over six miles into the air, shutting down air traffic and forcing the evacuation of the entire town of Ensenada . The second occurred during an electrical storm and lightning bolts lit up the eruption. The eruptions attracted news coverage from around the world … and quite possibly from around the universe as two sets of UFOs were spotted at the site.

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Spectacular view of the volcano as the UFOs approach the plume

On April 22nd, a news station covering the volcano’s eruption also recorded what appears to be five UFOs in a line – four in close formation and one trailing – which flew directly into the ash clouds at a low altitude above the volcano and disappeared. No one seemed to notice it at the time and no official statements were made after the images were distributed on the Internet.


On the same day, two luminous orbs flying very close together were seen at what appears to be a higher altitude than the formation of five. A video was uploaded by Ana Luisa Cid showing the objects hovering as if observing the volcano before suddenly disappearing. This led Ana to believe they were not planes, helicopters or drones.

What is striking, in my opinion, is that the object remained static, then vanished.

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A magnified view of the UFOs

As with the others, no comments have been made by the Chilean government or military on these UFOs.

Unlike other active volcanoes in Central and South America, Calbuco was not under any special form of observation so the only recordings of UFOs, at least initially, has to come from newscasts or amateur photographers.

With more eruptions expected and with the recent UFO sightings at a Chilean copper mine, let’s hope the Calbuco volcano and its mysterious visitors are kept under closer scrutiny in the future.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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