Any visitor to Peru will notice that the country is definitely not short of strange and spiritual sites. Ancient drawings in the earth, huge Inca cities built with mechanical precision and even unexplained skeletal remains all form part of Peru’s “unconventional” history!
So it may not come as a surprise that Peru’s official UFO investigation department recently opened its doors again after a 5-year closure. The decision was made due to an increase in reported UFO sightings across the country in the last year. The investigation unit, known as The Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, plans to gather experts in science, history and astronomy to help analyse some of these unexplained sightings.
Speaking to the media earlier this month, Peruvian Air Force and aerospace head Colonel Julio Vucetich, reassured those "who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern,” reminding people that “there is an institution that will study and research your information.''
According to reports earlier this year, residents in the Peruvian town of Marabamba saw unexplained luminous objects hovering in the sky over several days. This comes after numerous reported UFO sightings in other spots around the country, including several from Chilca, a town south of Lima.
Peru is not the only South American country to take UFO sightings so seriously. Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina also have their own agencies dedicated to UFO and alien investigations.
South America’s open-minded attitude to extraterrestrial events is not unusual, given the spooky nature of many of the continent’s most famous tourist attractions. The Nazca lines in the south of Peru, for example, are one of the world’s most bizarre ancient mysteries. The lines, which stretch some 53 miles between the towns of Nazca and Palpa, are made up of vast designs scratched into the earth. These designs, which depict animals and other significant objects, are believed to have been created between 300 and 700 AD. Considering that the lines can only be seen properly from the air, historians and scientists alike still puzzle over how exactly the huge designs were drawn so expertly.
Tiwanaku in northern Bolivia is another peculiar site. The sprawling remains of this city, believed to have been built between 500 and 1000 AD, can still be seen today. At its peak, Tiwanaku may have been home to over 10,000 pre-Incan settlers. What is most striking about Tiwanaku is the precision with which the walls and stone platforms were cut. Today of course it is easy to cut through solid stone smoothly using electrical saws and other equipment, but it would not have been so simple 1,000 years ago. For that reason many alien theorists believe that the site was not constructed by humans, but by more advanced beings.
While alien and UFO sightings may seem silly to unbelievable to many of us, it seems that the South Americans are not so quick to ridicule those who believe! Why not plan trip to this exciting continent to make up your mind for yourself??
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