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50-year-old “Best photo of a tourist ever taken” goes viral


The photo of the UFO released by Esteban Carranza on Twitter.

a 50-year-old photo has been buzzing on the internet after allegations that it shows an unidentified flying object (UFO). Published by a number of media and widely shared on Twitter, the black and white photo shows a saucer-like object all over Costa Rica.

Users say this is the best photo of a UFO (believed to be used by aliens) ever taken. It was clicked by aerial photographer Sergio Loaiza in September 1971 when he was flying over Costa Rica on a mission to investigate land for the construction of a hydroelectric project, according to a report in the Daily Star.

The project is planned near the Arenal volcano in the South American country.

Mr Loaiza took several high-resolution photos from an altitude of 10,000 feet from the lake below and surrounding rainforest at 20-second intervals using his automatic 100lb camera.

In one of the frames, a shiny metal disc is seen flying between Mr Loaiza’s Aero Commander F680 aircraft and the ground. The photo was not very clear at first, but the claims about UFOs only started to turn around when it was later improved.

This photo was the property of National Geographic Costa Rica, which ordered the survey to be conducted, to study the potential impact of the hydroelectric project on surrounding land and water.

It has now been released by Esteban Carranza, a citizen of Costa Rica (Twitter handle @UAP_CR). Mr Carranza has the “contact” copy of the original negative present in the National Archives of Costa Rica. He obtained it from his uncle who obtained the copy from the National Geographic Institute.

“I did this high-resolution scan last year, met people at the National Geographic Institute and tracked down the technician in charge of the camera in 1971. But there’s no reason for the image to sit on my desk. Disclosure is a team effort and everyone should have this image, ”Mr Carranza said on Twitter.

UAP Mediawho used the image said it has never been successfully denied to this day.

“Over the years, the image has been analyzed by various experts such as the Costa Rican UFO researcher Ricardo Vílchez, Dr Richard Haines and Dr Jacques Vallée. They all came to the conclusion that the object in the photo looked real and was NOT the result of double exposure or a deliberate manufacture. ” UAP Media said on its website.

The object in the photo is estimated to be between 120-220 feet in diameter.

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