“The video is authentic; it was recorded by me at [1 p.m.]. First there was an approach with the object that was static floating at a specific point between Medellín and Santa Fe, it passed me on one side with the co-pilot who came with me,” Arteaga said.
We had been approaching Medellín at the moment the object moved and approached us. When that happens, I said to Daniel, my co-pilot, “did you see, did you hear?”, he tells me yes, they are part of the trade, I said no, then I turn around and when I give the 360, which is the first video I have, I see the static object floating.
When I’m recording the video, the alleged UFO moves a bit, then I start hunting it with the plane, and when I’m approaching it, the object moves towards us, at that moment is when I dodge it. I am flying at 130 to 140 knots, at a speed with respect to 150 knots; if we multiply it is more than 300 kilometers per hour.
I passed very close to that and if it had been a balloon, no more [than] the mere wake of the plane would have finished it or taken it out of the point where it was. That’s why I stayed, I stayed and [the object] did not go away, (it was not flown) and I said no, I have to look for it and it cannot be a solar balloon.
Ultimately, Arteaga concluded, “The object has no strip, it has nothing, a helium balloon doesn’t go up there, I was actually afraid. That’s not some kind of balloon, or drone, or an object known to me.”
Despite Arteaga’s testimony, the most popular skeptical explanation for that UFO was also a balloon.