From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul> Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:58:51 -0300 Archived: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:58:39 -0400 Subject: Interviewing Peruvian Military UFO Researchers Dear Listers, I am presently in Lima, Peru, interviewing local military UFO researchers. In the last years I'm dedicated to interviewing men on this continent who, while on military duty and as part of their military routine, have been engaged in UFO investigations. I've interviewed, in Brazil, among others, Brazilian Air Force Brigadiers Jose Carlos Pereira, of the Brazilian Airspace Defense Command, and Socrates Monteiro, a former Minister. Then I went to other countries in South America which have had in the past or still have in full activity _Oficial_ research organizations. In Montevideo, Uruguay, I have interviewed Colonel Ariel Sanchez, from the Uruguayan Air Force's Comision Receptadora y Investigadora de Denuncias de Objectos Voladores No Identificados (CRIDOVNI), the official committee of UFO investigations in that country. The interview was fully published to this List. And last month, in Santiago, Chile, I interviewed General Ricardo Bermudez, a retired Chilean Air Force jet pilot and presently in charge of the Centro de Estudios de Fenomenos Aereos Anomalos (CEFAA), the local official UFO investigations centre. Both conversations were extremely successful and have yielded a lot of interesting UFO information. In Peru, yesterday, I interviewed retired Peruvian Air Force Colonel Julio Chamorro, who is now a flight navigator with a cargo company that operates flights to the Peruvian Amazon in Antonovs. Chamorro was the man who initiated the process of creation, from 1999 to 2001, of the Air Force's Oficina de Investigacion de Fenomenos Anomalos Aeroespaciales (OIFAA), an office to receive reports of UFO sightings, centralize and co-ordinate their investigations and inform the population. It was all official. Unfortunately, OIFAA have been paralyzed in the last years, but plans to reactivate it are well advanced. Yesterday, talking to Commander Chamorro, I learned that the office was established after a determination made by the former-President Alberto Fujimori, in the 90s, after an increase of UFO sightings in several areas of the country, especially the capital, Lima, and some military installations. One such installations is the La Joya Air Force Base, in Arequipa, in the deserts of south of Peru. It was there that fighter pilot Oscar Santa Maria made his astounding pursuit of a UFO at close range, in the 80s. I have learned that the base was full of Soviet military at that time, as part of Peruvian- Soviet Union agreements to perform military operations in the country, including training and installation of defense apparatus. Commander Chamorro also gave me details of an incident, of which he was one of the 2,000 witnesses, while serving as an officer at La Joya. He also gave me details of many interesting cases that were registered all over the country and investigated by OIFAA. Among them, the sighting that former-President Fujimori, along with several of his security detail, had of a huge UFO over the Peruvian Amazon, near the city of Iquique. It is assumed that it was after that experience that OIFFA had its go ahead. I have published some photos of the interview on my Facebook page: facebook.com/ajgevaerd Have a great weekend. A. J. Gevaerd 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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