UFOS REPORTED BY SHEPHERDS
thanks Scott Corrales for forwarding this report from the EFE (Peruvian) News
Agency, dated Feb 5, 1996. A second version of the same story follows the
LIMA - A
group of shepherds sighted six unidentified flying objects over the Pampas
Lampa sector of Recuay province, some 79 kilometers south of Huaraz,
according to a news item featured in the Feb 3 edition of Lima's "El
to one of the witnesses, Silverio Cancio Bedoya, 40, the strange objects
appeared in the early
morning hours of Wednesday, January 31,
allegedly emerging from
the Cococha Lagoon, a body of water located some 4,200 meters (over
13,000 feet) above sea level.
explained that the vehicles formed an enormous circle around a
"mothership" heading north toward the Santa River, illuminating the
entire valley with a sequence of lights ranging from deep purple to light
by their experience, the shepherds told "El Expreso" that the
largest vehicle landed in the Romatambo sector, and that two little figures
emerged from within to gather algae from the banks of the Santa, while the
other objects remained suspended in mid-air.
LANDS IN PERU
El Expreso of Lima, Peru ran a story about a UFO landing high in the Andes in
its February 3, 1996 edition.
to El Expreso, six UFOs appeared over a remote mountain meadow, Pampas Lampa,
near the town of Recuay, which is 79 kilometers (47 miles) south of Huaraz.
The UFOs badly frightened a group of Quechua Indian shepherds tending their
flocks. Pampas Lampa is at a very high altitude, 4,200 meters (13,650 feet)
above sea level.
Silvio Cancio Bedoya, 40, said the UFOs appeared before 8 a.m. local time on
Wednesday, January 31,
emerging from the Lago (Lake) de Cococha. Cancio said the UFOs formed
a protective circle about a larger "mothership." Then the flight
proceeded north to the Rio Santo. The UFOs "illuminated the whole valley
with a sequence of lights ranging from deep purple to light violet."
"mothership" landed upriver from the village of Romatambo. Two
occupants emerged from the UFO. The Quechua Indians described them as, one
meter tall" (3 feet, 3 inches) with large, oversized heads, long,
spindly arms and. short bandy legs. The occupants were wearing gunmetal gray
helmets and matching one-piece coveralls.
the UFO occupants took out transparent containers and, ignoring the
shepherds, collected many samples, including soil, grass, mountain flowers, plus water and algae
from the Rio Santo. At about 8:40 a.m., the occupants reentered the
"mothership," and then all of the UFOs "zoomed straight up
This reference: http://www.cninews.com/Search/CNI.0395.html
UFOCAT PRN – 124898
UFOCAT URN – NONE
The EFE (Peruvian) News Agency, dated Feb 5, 1996
UFOCAT URN – 124898 Lumières
dans la Nuit # 337
UFOCAT URN – 171496 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # 17592 © 2002
South America - Peru
Recuay province Latitude
10-00 S, Longitude 77-25 W (D-M)
09-43 S, Longitude 77-28 W
09-32 S, Longitude 77-32 W
Lago de Cococha Unable
Santa River Latitude
10-04 S, Longitude 77-19 W
Reference: Peru Gazetteer, Published by the Defense
Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C., September 1989.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 9.72 S, Longitude 77.47 W