From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:31:45 -0500 Archived: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:31:45 -0500 Subject: Three Cheers For Uruguay Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/7b2ajvs Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Three Cheers For Uruguay by Billy Cox Larger only than tiny Suriname in South America, Uruguay’s profile barely registers on the world stage. It draws headlines every now and then, like when it provides free laptop computers to every kid in primary school, or when it becomes the first Latin American nation to sanction gay civil unions, or when its legislature moves to legalize marijuana. But most of the time, Uruguay’s 98 percent literacy rate and its recession-proof 9 percent economic growth-rate sail under the radar, which may actually be a good thing. This week, thanks to journo A.J. Grevaerd of Brazilian UFO Magazine, we get a glimpse into Uruguay’s quietly remarkable UFO study program, which has been up and running since 1979. Try to imagine, for instance, a scenario like this playing out in the U.S.: A bright glowing UFO materializes over a dam and lingers over power lines. A major city simultaneously goes dark. Military interceptors get scrambled to check it out. Slack-jawed ground observers and pilots can only watch as the UFO changes colors from yellow to orange to red during accleration before vanishing entirely. This actually happened, in 1986. Montevideo, home to more than half of Uruguay’s 3.3 million residents, briefly lost power. Utility technicians reported its transformers had overheated during the UFO sighting. The culprit was never identified, but authorities never had a problem talking about it on the record. Recounting this and other events to Grevaerd is Col. Ariel Sanchez, who chairs the Uruguayan Air Force’s Commission for the Reception and Investigation of UFO Reports, or Cridovni. Sanchez said Cridovni conducts “a police style investigation” into the most compelling cases [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] 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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