Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Chile: Pilots Discuss UFO Sightings at FIDAE

Source: Publimetro and PLANETA UFO
Date: April 5, 2016

Chile: Pilots Discuss UFO Sightings at FIDAE

The eyewitness accounts formed part of a seminar organized by the Comité de Estudios de Fenomenos Aereos Anomalos (CEFAA) of the Chilean Air Force during the international aeronautical gathering.

Professional pilots delivered impressive testimony on the maneuvers of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in Peru and Argentina as part of a seminar organized by the Chilean Air Force (FaCH)'s CEFAA, a sort of Chilean Blue Book that compiles background information on these elusive sightings.

Among the cases discussed was one by Oscar Santa Maria, Commander (Ret.) of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP), who retold an encounter with a mysterious flying object that even included gunfire.

The former officer said he received the order to intercept and bring down a strange vehicle flying in the vicinity of the sensitive La Joya air force base in southern Peru on 11 April 1980, due to a concern that it could be an espionage drone. Closing in on the object, the pilot opened fire with the guns of his Sukhoi SU-22 fighter-bomber.

"The object - which should have exploded or taken damage - showed no apparent damage, and pulled away at very high speed instead," he explained.

Santa Maria calculated that the UFO climbed to an 11,000 meter altitude at a speed of some 900 kmh.

"The object, which was standing still, climbed rapidly and left me behind," he described in a statement to the 24 horas TV channel.

Another encounter was the one described by Capt. Jorge Polanco, a civil aviator who observed a mysterious object measuring 30 meters in diameter 21 years ago while at the throttle of a Boeing 727.

"We saw the object first near the airport. I asked the tower to identify if it was some airliner, because we were on a collision course," he noted. "The tower replied that it had no aircraft in that sector. Then the UFO came and set itself on our right, little more than 30 meters from the Boeing 727's wing."

The pilot described the UFO as "an inverted soup bowl measuring 30 meters in diameter, solidly built, with intense green lights that dimmed at times. An orange light sat on the upper section, with a rhythm suggesting there was something alive, something that could breathe."

(Note: The FIDAE International Air and Space Fair was held this year from 03.31.16 to 04.03.16 at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport of the city of Santiago de Chile - SC)

[Translation (c) 2016 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Guillermo Giménez, Planeta UFO]