Peru air force brings back its UFO probe team

Oct 19, 2013

Peru's air force has said it is reviving a department to research anomalous aerial phenomena—in other words, UFO sightings.

For people "who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information," Colonel Julio Vucetich said in remarks published Saturday.

The Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, or DIFAA, will bring together sociologists, archaeologists and astronomers, as well as personnel, to analyze how often these events occur, where and what times, Vucetich said, according to the official Andina news agency.

DIFAA was first created in 2001, but it had been closed down five years ago due to administrative problems. Similar agencies exist in regional neighbors, including Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

Peru's office is now being reopened because of "increased sightings that are occurring in the country and that people are reporting to media," Vucetich said.

According to media reports, residents of the town of Marabamba, in the central Andes, this week saw luminous objects in the sky over several days.

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Sinister1811
1 / 5 (2) Oct 19, 2013
Not much of a believer, but this site has some pretty interesting sightings
http://www.ufoevidence.org/
Mayday
5 / 5 (2) Oct 20, 2013
The vast, nearly 100% variability in object design and the remarkably consistent extreme low quality of the photography do nothing to help make the case. If these things are out there puttering around as freely as the reports and images suggest, great hi-res images and video should be available. They're just not. Note to believers: 1) buy a good camera or even a cell phone with a decent camera, 2) learn how to take a decent photograph (step 2 is actually really important), 3) if you encounter a UFO, take as many quality photos as you can until you run out of recording medium.
cantdrive85
1.2 / 5 (12) Oct 20, 2013
If these objects do exist, the variety that cannot be explained by unknown or unrecognized atmospheric electric discharge are almost assuredly earth based craft. It is far, far more likely there exists a suppressed technology than the idea we are being visited by "aliens".
technodiss
5 / 5 (1) Oct 20, 2013
conspiracy nuts should be ranting about the phrase, "increased sightings that are occurring in the country and that people are reporting to media," because it obviously means that the government doesn't want this in the media. so they set up an agency you can report to instead of calling the news.
at any rate, whatever
@mayday. so, so true. as i've stated on youtube more than once. shaky footage of a blurry dot does not a ufo make.
Humpty
1 / 5 (11) Oct 21, 2013
Sightings of finger like objects around Uranus, also corresponds with increased reports of Alien Anal Probings.

I for one welcome christ coming into me from low earth orbit.
Sinister1811
2.6 / 5 (5) Oct 21, 2013
The shaky, blurry videos are typical of UFO sightings. You can find heaps of them on Youtube. And certain high quality photos could've been faked or photoshopped. Imo, I don't agree with labeling absolutely everyone who has seen something "crazies". Many won't even come out and mention anything, in fear of being ridiculed. I'm thinking if they have seen something, it's probably mistaken identity. Or as cantdrive said, some classified military craft.
LarryD
not rated yet Oct 22, 2013
I was a member of a UK UFO Society a long time ago, not as a 'believer' but as part of a team to investigate various reports that came our way. I hoped I could to find out what the truth was. Some reports were hoax, many were misidentification but just a small number, and I mean a small number, needed further investigation.
Of that small number, deeper investigation would reveal that one or two could be explained, one or two were definitely of 'military origin' and a small number would defy explanation.
It didn't help when when some other so called 'ufologists' would capitalise on a 'sighting' claiming all sorts of rubbish, but getting TV time for doing so.
Late December one year, I interviewed a pilot who was most emphatic, that the evening before something went speeding past his small aircraft while flying above the Thames estuary. He apparently some 'red lights' rotating gradually vanishing in the darkness. He was convinced it was something mysterious...I wasn't. cont.
LarryD
not rated yet Oct 22, 2013
It took weeks but in the end, with help, it turned out to be coincidental with the firing of a missile from the Kent region and the 'red lights' I thought would be tail fins becoming red hot. At that time and region there were 'regulations' for air experiments but apparently this missile was an 'accidental' launch. Good job it was headed out to the North Sea...Ha, makes one wonder just WHO we should be afraid of!
Another time I was with a group who had claimed a sighting in Englands hilly West country, very close to a military base. This time it was white lights that seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere at a slight elevation then speedily moving downward and disappearing. I went with the group one night and witnessed the lights myself...but something wasn't right. There were short intervals where the lights appeared to switch off and on. To cut the story short, we found an old steep dirt road on a hill on the other side of the military compound and the lights were cont
LarryD
not rated yet Oct 22, 2013
cont.
headlights from a couple of vehicles used by the locals. We tested the theory with a car and motorbike which gave the same effect. Overhanging trees were the reason for the apparent on/off lights. But by this time some other 'investigator' had taken/ got hold of, a film and it was spread on TV news. I offered our explanation but got a 'cold' response.
A very small number of cases are 'genuine' and even where film/photo is blurred there could real Physics at work here. Some of the so called 'vehicle interference' reports offer the best evidence that something strange happened.
But even here, one never knows what the military is doing. The 'Roswell Incident is a good example. First tell the public that a UFO DID crash then later retract and issue another statement and then surround the area with military personnel. Brilliant! People will still be looking for an alien craft while the military MIGHT think their secret (whatever that might be) is safe.