Go Back Report # 1387


USOs in Chile and Peru

retired CPO Guillermo Jimenez, who served 32 years in the Navy, 14 as helmsman. Jimenez disclosed a third case, which took place in the spring of 1967 at the Golfo de Penas (also in Chile's southern waters). It was 2130 hours onboard the destroyer Williams. The sea was calm and everything seemed normal. Helmsman Jimenez tells what happened next:                      
     “On a precise moment, the instrument which guided me, the gyrocompass, was blanked, it started turning in mad fashion; the same problem happened immediately with the radar detector and even the radar screen was blanked. Then they alerted immediately the chief below, the main [equipment] on the interior cabin, and they had the same problem.” Jimenez added that a cargo plane also reported instrumental failure on that same night. Fifteen days earlier, the cargo ship Aguila (Eagle) suffered a similar phenomenon while crossing that coastal area. “No, I don't understand,” recapped Jimenez, “I still can't figure out the picture, because the instruments are not supposed to fail; it's possible that one can fail but not all.”   
   Our friend and colleague Rodrigo Fuenzalida—probably Chile's highest profile ufologist—was also interviewed briefly on the UC-13 TV news program. Rodrigo has collected several interesting USO cases from naval personnel, both active and retired, but unfortunately the identities of these witnesses are off the record for the moment.            

Reference for the above text is:
Fate magazine, “UFO Chronicle” by J. Antonio Huneeus, USOs in Chile and Peru by Admiral Jorge Martinez Bush, former Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, during the UC-13 TV interview, January 2003, p. 7.      


South America – Chile,
Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo    
Golfo de Penas   Latitude 47-22-00 S, Longitude 074-50-00 W (D-M-S) [gulf]
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

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