From: A. J. Gevaerd <aj.nul> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:37:58 -0200 Archived: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 09:54:50 -0500 Subject: The Real X Files Are In Uruguay Dear Listers: I just arrived home from Uruguay where I gave a lecture about the progress of the Brazilian UFO disclosure and I interviewed the colonel Ariel Sanchez, navigator and flight controller of the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) who is also the commander of the Commission for Reception and Inquiry of Unidentified Flying Objects Reports (CRIDOVNI), one of the few OFFICIAL UFO groups on planet Earth whose existence is known openly, along with Chilean CEFAA and Peruvian OIFAA. There is no secret at all about it in Uruguay and the population knows about it and how the office works, which is official because it was created by a government decision in 1979. In the country of about 3 million inhabitants, CRIDOVNI does a kind of Ufology that is unique and does not exist anywhere else in the world. It is a OFFICIAL UFOLOGY. Members of CRIDOVNI are in fact professionals ufologists, with their salaries been paid by the FAU. They serve the air force in regular activities and use part of their time to do official UFO researches, standing by for calls and field investigations. CRIDOVNI has two offices, one in downtown Montevideo and other inside the headquarters of FAU at Borto Lanza Airfield, and it counts with the assistance of laboratories, universities and several institutes spread around the country to help in their researches. All these institutes feel proud to collaborate with CRIDOVNI. I spent Sunday, November 14th, with Daniel Silvera, Secretary of the organization, who told me the details of the foundation and CRIDOVNI's operations. It was an extremely interesting conversation. Silvera said that, like others, he can receive calls anytime from anywhere in the country from someone reporting a UFO. Then, they follow a routine that is part of their lives for years: the coordination of CRIDOVNI meets immediately to decide who will follow the call, and there goes the team convened to the field, normally dressed as air force military, in official cars and with cameras equipment etc. Very professional. They arrived on site, talk to witnesses, raise all available data, collect samples and evidences (if any), and return to the capital to begin the investigation, following a rigorous methodological standard. CRIDOVNI personnel is meticulous and detailled people, and all have technical skills. Some are engineers, other chemists, some professors, a few flight controllers, some psychologists etc. They apply to the exhaust the scientific research method, which has also been exported to other countries, like Peru, where theAnomalous Aerial Phenomena Investigation Office (OIFAA) applies them. (By the way, I am also interviewing the commander of the OIFAA, colonel Julio Chamorro, with sensational revelations.) I want to say that guys like Daniel and Ariel, there in Uruguay, among many other members of CRIDOVNI, always on stand by to any event involving UFOs, are the real Fox Mulder and Danna Scully, and the UFO cases that they investigate are the legitimate X- Files. It's been a great thrill to know how CRIDOVNI's structure works. And to wonder that Brazil did it at the same level in 1969 with the System f orInvestigation of Unidentified Aerial Objects (SIOANI) in S=C3=A3o Paulo! Yes! The SIOANI was like the CRIDOVNI, but came before - 10 years before - and was much bigger, evidently due to the size of our continental country. See photos here: http://tinyurl.com/2f38cvm Look for photo gallery. Best, A. J. Gevaerd Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine www.ufo.com.br Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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