Each year, there are several, if not hundreds, of UFO sightings. But these sightings are rarely corroborated and verified by an agency to be authentic UFOs. That is, until this year.

The government of Chile has an agency -- called the Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) -- which has issued a report declaring that two photographs taken by engineers above a remote copper mine with an object "can be qualified as a UFO." In fact, the report states that "a flattened disc of brilliant colour with a diameter of 5 to 10 metres [16 to 32 feet]. It performed ascending, descending and horizontal movements in short lengths, about 600 meters above the ground."

The images in question were taken in April 2013 by one of the engineers on the site, who took the photographs with a Kenox Samsung S860 camera. The engineer then sent the information to the CEFAA, which said it is not a metrological phenomena. The agency even rule out that the image could be clouds, an aircraft, planes or weather balloons, reports the Inquisitr.

"People in that zone know about drones," said Jose Lay, international affairs director for the CEFAA, to the Huffington Post. "Fishing companies use drones and they make a lot of noise. This was definitely not a drone."

And if you think the official report by the Chilean government is odd, consider this: the government of Peru has opened up the Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (DIFAA) has been assembled by the government to serve those "who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information," according to Colonel Julio Vucetich. Those who want to share information can contact the telephone hotline of the department, send a message via email (dinae@fap.mil.pe) or use the website to report the UFO sightings. What's more, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay have similar departments. Oh, and so does Chile.