A 50-year-old picture is in discussion on the internet these days, about which it was claimed that an unknown flying object (UFO) is visible in it. Published by multiple media outlets and widely shared on Twitter, the black and white photograph shows a saucer-like object over Costa Rica. Users say that this is the best photograph of a UFO ever (supposedly used by aliens). According to a report in the Daily Star, it was clicked by aerial photographer Sergio Loeza in September 1971, when he flew over Costa Rica on a mission to survey land for the construction of a hydroelectric project. The project was planned near the Arenal volcano in the South American country.
Loeza used his automated 100lb camera to take several high-resolution photos over 10,000 feet of the lake bottom and surrounding rainforest at 20-second intervals.
In one frame, a shiny metal disc is seen flying between Loeza’s Aero Commander F680 aircraft and the ground. Initially the picture was not very clear, but the claims about UFOs came to light only when it was later enlarged.
That photo was the property of National Geographic Costa Rica, which ordered surveys to be conducted to study the potential impact of the hydroelectric project on the surrounding land and water.
It has now been released by Esteban Carranza, a citizen of Costa Rica (Twitter handle @UAP_CR). Carranza has a “contact” copy of the original negative in the National Archives of Costa Rica. He got it from his uncle who got the copy from the National Geographic Institute.
Carranza said on Twitter, “I did this high-resolution scan last year, met with the folks at the National Geographic Institute and tracked down the technician in charge of the camera in 1971. But there’s no reason for the picture to be on my desktop. Disclosure It’s a team effort and everyone should have this picture.”
UAP Media, which used the picture, said it has not been successfully debunked till date.
“Over the years the picture has been analyzed by various experts such as Costa Rican UFO researchers Ricardo Vilchez, Dr. Richard Haines and Dr. Jacques Vallée. UAP Media “They all concluded that the object in the picture appears to be genuine and is not the result of double exposure or deliberate construction,” it said on its website.
The diameter of the object in the photo is estimated to be between 120-220 feet.
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