Jun 25, 2019 I Paul Seaburn

CNN Reports Peruvian Air Force Confirms UFOs at Lima Airport

Back in February 2019, two UFOs were reported in writing by the airport staff at Jorge Cavez International Airport near Lima, including the ground crews for two planes that had been on the runway and personnel in the control tower. At the time, this was part of a series of both confirmed and unconfirmed but leaked reports of UFOs at or near the Jorge Cavez airport. Now, nearly four months later, the Peruvian Air Force has confirmed the February 27 sightings to CNN Espanol. Has Peru beaten the U.S. to the UFO disclosure punch?

"The occurrence that you refer to -in fact- existed and for this it is necessary to point out that at that time air operations, both civil and military, were never at risk because of the location and location."

CNN Espanol quotes major general of the Peruvian Aérwa Force Robert Baxerias Vucanovich and points out that the incident was also verified by the Information and Aerospace Interests Directorate of Peru (DINIA). CNN says its investigators also spoke to Marco A. Barraza, the principal investigator of the office in charge of the case, who confirmed that more UFO sightings are under investigation, although he did not say which ones. The “occurrence” on February 27 happened at 1:30 am. Two luminous UFOs were seen about 5 nautical miles away at an approximate height of 2,400 meters (1.5 miles) by, among others, the crew of the aircrafts LANPERU2437 and LATAM ECUADOR 1442, which were on the taxiways. The UFOs were observed for 40 minutes and were recorded on radar screens in the control tower.

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I want to believe.

That’s it. Case closed. End of discussion. The Peruvian Air Force confirms the existence of UFOs at the Jorge Chavez airport in February 2019. Right?

"Since we have an anomalous aerial phenomena office, a man from CNN writes to me saying that some writings had been leaked, where a tower controller had seen a light in the sky, and he had reported it on his relay sheet, then, I respond by mail because, when you see something flying, the FAP has the obligation to investigate, but at no time did I say UFO.”

OK, Major General Robert Baxerias Vucanovich told the media site Peru21 that he didn’t say “UFO” but Marco A. Barraza confirmed they were UFOs, right? Well, the major general claims that his five-paragraph summary of the information Barraza sent him did not say “UFO” either. Peru21 checked with Barraza and he had this to say:

"In the heavens there is a series of occurrences, objects and events that have and are investigated, but as long as they do not presuppose a threat or a risk to civilian or military operations, they go into 'another' different category."

Wow. Talk about taking evasive action worthy of a Tic Tac UFO. It wasn’t a threat to civilian or military operations, so it’s classified as “different.” What about all of the rest of the Peruvians on the ground … were they in danger. Major General Vucanovich?

"What we saw could be a comet, one of the many google balloons (Loon project) or what we call garbage in the air."

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Garbage in the air?

What WE call “garbage in the air” is answers like that one. Balloons are definitely a problem these days as seen recently in Missouri by numerous UFO reports of unannounced flyovers by DARPA balloons. If the sightings were balloons, the Air Force would (or at least should) definitely be able to confirm it … and admit it openly to the public. But a comet 1.5 miles high that doesn’t move for 40 minutes? Come on!

Something seems to be happening in the airspace around the Jorge Cavez International Airport in Peru. Let’s hope CNN Espanol and Peru21 do their jobs and continue to investigate these “occurrences” and report their findings to the public. Evasive action belongs in the air, not in the press conference.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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