The snap of the small “being” was taken in the Parque Forest in Santiago, Chile, by civil engineer Germán Pereira, who could not believe what he caught on camera as he photographed police officers on horse back.UFO hunters claim the picture “clearly shows a small humanoid” strolling across the road behind the mounted police.Mr Pereira said: “I thought it would be interesting to photograph a group of Carabineros (state police) on horseback patrolling the sector.
“The photo was taken at 5.40pm approximately from the corner of JM de la Barra and Av Cardenal José María Caro, in front of bellas Bellas Artes and looking east.”
He said due to overcast conditions he had the camera on a low speed and with an optical zoom of times ten, which made the image blur.
He added: “The fact is that I am very impressed by this image. I attest to the fact that it is not a fraud nor anything similar.
“For this reason I have made it public.
“I would like to know the true nature of the image that appears in it and if anyone has ever caught anything similar in a photo.”
Scott C Waring, editor of ufosightingsdaily.com was stunned by the image.
He said: “This is one of the most amazing alien catches I have ever seen.
“An alien was caught walking across the street in a protected forest area of Chile.”
He claimed to even know the type of alien it was.
The fact is that I am very impressed by this image. I attest to the fact that it is not a fraud nor anything similar.
He added: “This particular little species is very interested in all areas of human activity.
“For instance, this same small species of alien flew and crashed a UFO on a farm back in 1896 in Aurora, Texas, when it was so busy looking at things that it missed the fact that it was about to hit a windmill on the farm…and then the UFO exploded.
“Metal fragments were found, and a tiny alien pilot about one foot tall was found and buried in the local cemetery.”
Sceptics claim the image is just an example of pareidolia, when the brain tricks they eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in textures or patterns such as clouds, or the surface of rocks.