Explore Locations Of Close Encounters on San Clemente, Chile's UFO Trail

Explore Locations Of Close Encounters on San Clemente, Chile's UFO Trail

San Clemente, Chile might be considered the unofficial UFO capital of the world. Researchers say that hundreds of UFO sightings have been reported there since the mid 90s—as much as one per week from 1995 to mid-1996, according Rodrigo Fuenzalida, president of the Chilean Group for UFO Research (AION). To commemorate San Clemente's place in supernatural lore, the Chilean tourism board established an official UFO trail in 2008. The 19-mile (30-kilometer) trail winds through the Andes mountains to hit numerous sites where close encounters have been reported. That includes Colbún Lake, which is believed to be popular with UFOs because of its high mineral content, along with various signs detailing historic sightings. But the trail's pièce de résistance is El Enladrillado, an unusually flat expanse formed by 200 precisely cut volcanic blocks that were laid by ancient civilizations. This eery zone takes four hours to approach on horseback, and is believed to be a landing pad for flying saucers. The unique trail gives tourists a supernatural sight to pair with the country's natural splendor. Learn more about UFO sightings in the videos below.

Four Unexplained UFO Sightings

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The Roswell Mystery

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    The Roswell Incident occurred on a stormy July night in 1947. (0:06)

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    The first press release during the Roswell Incident sustained that the Roswell Army Airfield had captured a flying saucer. (1:06)

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    The second press release during the Roswell Incident denied the wreckage was a flying saucer, but rather a balloon. (1:39)

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