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Largest child sacrifice in history discovered – bodies of more than 140 children and 200 baby llamas discovered buried under sand in Peru.

It’s believed to have taken place about 550 years ago in the pre-Columbian Chimu Empire at a site known as Huanchaquito-Las Llamas. According to National Geographic this week, it’s the largest child sacrifice in history. More than 140 skeletal remains of children were uncovered in the dry sand near the coast of Trujillo, Peru. Laying next to them were more than 200 baby llamas. According to the report, the children ranged in age from 5 to 14. Their remains showed evidence of cuts to the sternum and their faces were smeared with red cinnabar-based pigment. It is believed the ceremony involved painting the children’s’ faces red, then cutting open their chests to remove the heart. According to the report, “the sacrificial llamas appear to have met

The mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru

The Nazca Lines are a collection of unusual, large ancient geoglyphs etched into the high plateaus of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. The largest are nearly a quarter-mile long and depict a variety of objects and shapes including more than 70 drawings of animals such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys – many of which would have been unknown to inhabitants of the area. Some depict human-like entities. They cover an area about 170 square miles and are only visible from the air. The drawings are believed to have been created sometime between 500 BC and 500 AD. They were made by gouging shallow lines about 6-inches deep into the ground, removing the natural iron oxide-coated reddish pebbles and exposing the grayish ground beneath.

Purplish disc-shaped UFO captured on video by professional Peruvian film crew

A TV crew filming an interview with a Peruvian politician were startled to see a strange, purple, disc-shaped UFO hovering in the distance over the city of Lima. Once camera operators pointed out the object, Congressman Renzo Reggiardo stopped the interview and camera crew turned their cameras towards the unusual object. Soon, dozens of excited witnesses also spotted the UFO and began filming the event with their personal smartphones. The sighting occurred on February 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Lima, Peru during the taping of the program Alto al crimen (High Crime). The object was described by witnesses as a large, purple, disc-shaped spinning object that hovered in the sky for two hours before flying off into the distance. UFO sightings in Lima are not unusual with

Peru reopens government organization (DIFAA) to direct, control and analyze UFO phenomena

Peru announced last week, the reopening of their Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (DIFAA) which will bring together sociologists, archaeologists, and astronomers, as well as air force personnel to analyze and research anomalous aerial phenomena (aka UFOs). DIFAA was first created in 2001, but it had been closed down five years ago due to administrative problems. DIFAA’s task will be to “organize, direct, control and collect information available to investigate and develop records and reports, as well as sorting and processing, filing and custody cases involving these phenomena from the standpoint of national security.” Peru's DIFAA office is now being reopened because of "increased sightings that are occurring in the country and that people are reporting to media”. DIFFA will also serve to educate