A metal disk is seen in a crisp, high-resolution shot acquired from a small aircraft flying above the Costa Rican rainforest.
“The most compelling UFO shot ever,” according to the high-resolution image. Only 50 years after the occurrence, the photograph was published.
Sergio Loayza, an aerial photographer, employed a unique mapping camera while flying above Costa Rica.
The major objective was to survey the area prior to the building of a hydroelectric power project near the Arenal volcano in the country’s northern highlands.
Loaiza captured many high-quality photographs of Lake Kot and the surrounding jungle at 20-second intervals while the plane passed over it at a height of around 3 kilometers.
A shining metal disc can be seen in one clip at the 8:25 am time, which ufologists say looks like a classic “flying saucer.” The mysterious item appears to have flown between Loaiza’s twin-engine Aero Commander F680 and the ground.
The item is only visible in frame 300 of the sequence of images; it is not visible in the film’s prior frame or the one shot immediately after.
During the flight, neither the pilot nor his three crew members observed anything.
Valli and Haynes published “A Photo Analysis of an Air Disk over Costa Rica” in the Journal of Scientific Exploration: Science and Technology in 1989.
“The photograph is genuine, and the object is not the product of an error.” Our investigation led to the following findings: in the photo, we can see an opaque anomalous air item shot at a distance of less than 3 kilometers from the camera lens.
“Apart from black regions that appear to be non-random, there are no evident means of lifting or propelling, and no marks on the surface.”
The 19-page analysis determined that the disk is over 67 meters in diameter, according to the Costa Rican laboratory that was the first to examine the shot.
Despite the best efforts of UFO doubters, Loaiza’s photograph has never been explained. It’s unclear whether this is an extraterrestrial spaceship or an optical illusion.
Oscar Sierra, a Costa Rican UFO researcher, states, “This is one of the greatest scientific evidences that UFOs are genuine.”
According to UAP Media, Loaiza’s (National Geographical Institute of Costa Rica) employers instructed researchers Richard Haynes and Jacques Vallee, who shared the original photo, not to comment about the event.