Peru Reopening Its UFO Office
Calls on citizens to report sightings
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 28, 2013 9:40 AM CDT
Peru is reopening its UFO office.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Peru is experiencing "increased sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena," and it's ready to investigate. The country's air force is reopening the Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, an office established in 2001 to probe such sightings. It had been closed for five years, the Guardian reports. "Many people don't report UFO sightings because they fear they will be labeled mad or made fun of, but nowadays with new technology—cellphone videos, Facebook, Twitter—they can be much more open," says an air force official.

"This new office needs those people to come and report their sightings so we can open a file and, using their information, do the respective analysis." Experts from astronomers to meteorologists to sociologists will make up the investigative team. Nearby countries, including Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, have comparable offices. The official notes "regular sightings" of UFOs in Peru; villagers in central Peru observed mysterious spheres of light for days just a few weeks ago, for instance. "On a personal basis, it's evident to me that we are not alone in this world or universe," the official says.

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Oct 29, 2013 12:44 AM CDT
The truth is out there.
Oct 29, 2013 12:07 AM CDT
Whenever I feel that I lack the knowledge about possible aliens in the universe, I switch on the History channel.
Oct 28, 2013 6:54 PM CDT
I just hope I live to see the day when there is full disclosure. A lot of people will be terrified and they will not know how to handle this information. It's coming! Over the years they have been trying to prepare and desensitize us to this fact through mass media. We're constantly being bombarded with movies, tv shows, books, and documentaries dealing with this subject matter. The discovery channel, National Geographic channel, and the History channel are constantly showing different documentaries dealing with this topic. Those channels do not waste their time with trivial and foolish programming!