Chile releases recordings of Pilot encounters with UFOs
Government recordings of pilot encounters with UFOs in Chile were presented at the 2012 UFO Congress in Phoenix, AZ last month.
Chile's official UFO research program, CEFAA, is headed by Retired Chilean Air Force General Ricardo Bermudez, who presented newly disclosed evidence at the conference.
Sarasota, Florida's Herald -Tribune reporter, Billy Cox, wrote a good piece on the presentation:
“There it is! There it is again! To the right — I’ve got it in sight again!”
The pilot’s voice is clearly excited. But the UFO, which flashes red and green colors, doesn’t show up on anyone’s radar. Even though air traffic controllers can see it for themselves, tracking the thing with binoculars. “It goes slow or fast?” asks one of the guys in the tower.
“When it came on a collision course it came fast, quite fast,” replies the pilot. “We had to avoid it with a sharp left turn …”
This was what happened on LAN Flight 405 on June 1, 1988, near Puerto Montt, gateway to the fjords in southern Chile. We know about this near-disaster not only because the chatter was recorded and preserved, but because it was introduced to U.S. audiences — and ignored by U.S. media — at the International UFO Congress on Feb. 25 in Arizona.
LAN 405’s close call was just one of three sets of flight recordings released by retired Chilean air force general Ricardo Bermudez, who now directs that nation’s official UFO research program, CEFAA. Maybe the most impressive encounter occurred on June 24, 2010, when two commercial aircraft and a Navy plane reported an object one pilot described as “camouflaged as a cloud but with erratic motion.” You can hear those conversations, with English translations, at the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena website.
In the full accounting of Bermudez’ presentation at Open Minds magazine, it appears the general didn’t pull any punches. Try to imagine, say, retired USAF chief of staff Michael Moseley narrating an animated power-point reconstruction of a UFO incident and volunteering, “We have here three airplanes in different frequencies describing the same situation,” and talking about how the object drew close enough for one crew to see “windows like a train.”
With Bermudez also touting Chile’s recently enacted government transparency law, you can bet your 401(k) Uncle Sam wants to stay the hell away from this guy. CEFAA networks with researchers in 14 countries, and Bermudez informed listeners of his agency’s “External Committee of Advisors” that includes “eight top scientists from the Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy, Aerospace Medicine at Santiago University, astronomers from the Metropolitan and Catholic Universities, a plasma physicist from Santiago University, a geographer and expert in satellite imagery from Chile State University, and two psychologists.” He also mentioned CEFAA’s Internal Committee which includes authorities on operations safety, meteorology, air accidents investigations, aerospace engineering and audiovisual technology.
This was the team — along with NARCAP — that took a look at multiple videos of a military air show over El Bosque on Nov. 4, 2010. At least seven different camera angles captured an apparent metallic disc that slipped in undetected among Chilean jet fighters at speeds calculated to be 18 times faster than the F-16s nearby. Dismissing space junk, birds, meteors and all that from the suspect list, CEFAA came up empty-handed. But it concluded “the object moves east with 25 degrees inclination. This is the same angle spacecraft enter the atmosphere.”
But what’s the angle for American science? We don’t even have a manned spaceflight program anymore.