- LIMA (IPRI-03.10.00) - During
the early morning hours of this March 10th, a UFO made a slow flyby of
the city of Lima at a very low altitude for about 15 minutes, allowing
many local residents to witness its unhurried passing. Some witnesses claimed
having seen small spheres emerge from the object at a given point, drifting
away aimlessly. Dozens of witnesses phoned the news media and several minutes
of video footage were secured by camera operators from Panamericana Television
(Lima Channel 5). The news has been spread all over the country through
the second edition (noontime) of the "24 Horas" (24 Hours) news
program on Panamericana TV. The following is a transcript of the broadcast:
- Voice of Valia Barak, anchorwoman on the "24 Horas"
set: "A strange object crossed the skies over Lima early this morning.
Thousands of citizens witnessed the phenomenon..."
- Voice of Viviana Coehllo, on site reporter, with camera
image by Juan C. Amoretti: "This was the object observed by many at
1:30 a.m.. Strange movments and plays of light were seen in the heavens
over the city of Lima, drawing the attention of hundreds of onlookers..."
(A group of four lights in a triangular arrangement can be seen, moving
with uncharacteristic slowness over the rooftops).
- Eyewitness (an anonymous young woman engaged in nocturnal
street sweeping for the municipal authorities): "It was a big ship
with yellow and red lights...and ten little ships came out..."
- Voice of Viviana Cohello: "A considerable number
of phone calls from El Callao, Los Olivos, San martin de Porres and Villa
El Slavador congested the switchboards of Radio Programas del Peru (RPP).
The common denominator was the unidentified flying object that flew over
- Eyewitness Bruno Guzman, journalist: "It is quite
startling to go from receiving the claims, phone calls, and eyewitness
accounts to become a participant in this environment, this spectacle we've
just seen. We can't quite explain properly or scientifically what happened
- Around one o'clock in the morning we began receiving
calls from the public; later we peered out the 7th floor window; later
we climbed up on the rooftop, and we've been able to attest to the lights
[being reported], these points of color that changed intermittently from
blue, red to white light, moving strangely."
- (Information courtesy Rose Marie Paz Wells. Translation
credit (c) 2000, Scott Corrales)
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