Day: June 16, 2017

The Peru Incident

On April 11th, 1980 in La Joya Peru an object was detected on radar that did not belong in Peruvian military airspace.  Oscar Santa Maria Huertas, a commander in the Peruvian Air Force, was scrambled to intercept the object and destroy it in his Sukhoi SU-22 Russian made fighter.  As the commander approached the target he described the object as being completely spherical with its upper section being a cream-colored porcelain and a metallic-grey base; that it looked like an ashtray.  

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