The Chulucanas region, in Peru, is an area of high and constant UFO incidence, also confirmed by the country’s military.
Credits: LUCA OLEASTRI
The sightings in Chulucanas had great repercussion in the country and a good part of the investigations was carried out by the then Oficina de Investigación de Fenómenos Anómalos Aeroespaciales (OIFAA), an entity of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) founded in December 2001. One of the first official ufological research on the continent and among the few existing around the world, the Office [Oficina in Spanish] received government approval for its activities due to the importance that the phenomenon assumed in that country of ancestral cultures. To lead the field investigations of what would come to be known as the Chulucanas Incident, the entity highlighted this author, for his activities as a civil ufologist and his specialization in defense and aerospace development at the Escola Superior de Guerra Peruana.
The impact of the Chulucanas Incident on Peruvian public opinion had several consequences. One of them took place in February 2003, when Colonel José Raffo Moloche, director of aerospace affairs at the FAP, declared to the press that the facts of the Peruvian state of Piura were being investigated by the Office, becoming the first UFO incidents to be dealt with in officially by a government of that country — a rare case in the world. Investigations into the facts in Chulucanas reached their peak on the morning of August 6, 2004, when a news team from the American channel Univision arrived in the region to make a documentary on the subject — which, for a long 55 minutes, had the lucky to film a luminous object of unknown origin, whose unusual maneuvers seemed to form traces of an electrocardiogram in the sky.
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