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Meteor Crash In Puno Peru

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:31:25 -0400
Archived: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:11:28 -0400
Subject: Meteor Crash In Puno Peru


The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
September 18, 2007

Source: Agencia Andina, RPP Noticias,
Date: 09.18.07

Peru: Meteor Crash in Puno Leaves a Crater 30 meters in Diameter

An unidentified luminous object fell from the sky, leaving a
hole six meters deep by 30 meters in diameter in the community
of Carancas on the Bolivian border, according to the Puno based
Direccion Territorial Policial (Dirtepol).

The alleged meteorite alarmed local residents. The community is
located in the Desaguadero district of the Province of Chucuito.

At 23:45 hours yesterday, residents heard a stentorean noise
that they believed was produced by an airplane, according to
police sources. They then witnessed the impact of a luminous
object in flames, which resulted in a loud explosion, according
to the Agencia Andina news agency.

Remains of an unknown calcinated mass were found at the impact
site. As it occurred in an unpopulated area, the incident did
not affect any local residents. However, after the strange
object gave off bits of lead and silver as it fell to earth, and
the peasantry is worried that some illness may come about,
according to RPP Noticias. Police and curiosity-seekers reported
to the site.



Puno: Seven Policemen Become Ill After Gathering Meteor Samples

Puno, Sept. 17 (Agencia Andina) - Seven policemen took ill
after collecting samples from the area where the alleged
meteorite crashed in the community of Carancas (Puno) according
to regional health director Jorge Lopez Tejada. He explained
that the officers showed symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and
dizziness and were sent to the Desaguadero Hospital and then to
the Hospital de Sanidad de la Policia in Puno.

They were given oxygen and rehydration at Desaguadero, and were
transferred to the other hospital after being stabilized,
according to RPP Noticias.

[Tejada] also noted that a strong odor emanates from the impact
site and which is not native to the area. This has caused
commotion among settlers.

"Our cleanup crew has already reached the area and says that
there is a hole filled with water. The odor is strong and (would
be) affecting neighboring communities. There are some 500
families nearby and symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headache and
body aches," he remarked.

He added that the has recommended that police authorities and
the regional government should form a perimeter to keep people
from coming near the site. He repeated that a medical brigade
will set out from Puno and Jul=ED tomorrow to perform the
corresponding tests upon the locals.

Lopez Tejada called upon the authorities in Lima to send out a
special brigade equipped with suitable equipment to gather
samples from the alleged meteor more efficiently, as his office
lacks such facilities.

He explained that according to the settlers, the object fell on
midday Saturday and the hole it left behind has an estimated
depth of five meters and a width of 15 meters.

This incident has been considered by the locals as a bad omen.

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Translation (c) 2007, Scott Corrales, IHU
Special thanks to Planeta UFO



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