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Re: Chilean AF General To Speak At UFO Conference

From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:06:05 +0100
Archived: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:56:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Chilean AF General To Speak At UFO Conference

>Source: PRWeb.Com


>January 20, 2012

>Chilean Air Force General To Speak At UFO Conference

>General (Ret.) Ricardo Bermudez will make a special announcement
>about official Chilean UFO Project at the 2012 International UFO
>Congress this February in Fountain Hills, Arizona.


That is a great news and here is some additional material on
that note. In depth article about CEFAA was also written by
Antoinio Huneeus titled "Ufology Goes official in Chile." It is
published in July 2000 in the Fate magazine. Article talks about
FIDAE 2000 - International Air and Space Fair that was held from
March 27 to April 2, 2000. At the time, president of Chile,
Ricardo Lagos, opened FIDAE. Inside the official program of the
FIDAE, "UFO events" were also included - a closed workshop, and
a two-day Symposium titled, "UFO: Analysis, Investigations and
Perspectives for the New Millennium." The UFO workshop was
organized by CEFAA with the logistic backing of DGAC (Chile's
FAA). Fate's article goes in detail about conference and

I interviewed general Bermudez 11 years ago. This is what
general Bermudez shared with me in an interview few months after
the FIDAE conference back in 2000:

"The workshop had the general goal of "knowing the new theories,
criterias and scientific tools applicable to the study of
anomalous aerial phenomena". The panel recognized that "the
anomalous aerial phenomenon is real and the ufo incident is a
more specific and rare event. The definitions, theories and
studies so far undertaken have failed to solve the many unknows
and the possibility of meaningfull progress in the study of the
phenomena are greater now than previous times. The group finally
makes an energetic call to international cooperation at the
level of governments and institutions to contribute in the
exchange of data and experiences, to strenght significantly the
possibility of finding answers to the unknowns currently
presented by the phenomenon."

At the time, Bermudez also emphasized the need of international
cooperation adding that CEFAA is processing an agreement
protocol with French SEPRA (now GEIPAN) and NIDS (now defunct).

Check here for more info on the co-operation between CEFAA and

Excellent coverage of CEFAA was also presented in June 2000 in
special issue of French magazine VSD (the same magazine that
originally published the Cometa Report) when Bernard Thouanel
was Editor in Chief.

There are also some recent Chilean articles that should be
mentioned as:

La Tercera, January 29, 2011 (in Spanish)
Department of Aeronautics looks at anomalous aerial phenomena

Las Ultimas Noticias, June 1, 2011 (in Spanish)
Expert are analyzing the latest sightings in Chile

plus an English article:

OpenMinds, Antonio Huneeus, July 29, 2011
New video from Chilean government UFO Committee

Here are more details about upcoming conference and Bermudez

Readers could be also interested in these additional sources:

CEFAA's Official page:

Leslie Kean, UFOs; Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials go on the
Record, (New York, NY: Harmony Books, 2010) p. 189-197.

UFOs Close Encounters, National Press Club Conference, Washington DC,
November 12, 2007 - Rodrigo Bravo Garrido's Statement:

UFO UpDates, Richard Hall on National Press Club Press
Conference, November 12, 2007

OpenMinds - Chilean Army officer publishes book on pilot UFO cases

Rodrigo Bravo Garrido's twitter:

Rodrigo Bravo Garrido's Facebook:

Rodrigo Bravo Garrido's Book:
Ufologia Aeronautica

Best Wishes

Giuliano Marinkovic

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