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‘FAA’s Release of its First Official Report on UFOs’

'FAA's Release of its First Official Report on UFOs'

Meanwhile, south of the border …

By Billy Cox
De Void
12-22-15

     Wonder how Argentina’s air force (FAA) would respond if a UFO were on track to bust the no-fly zone over the home of its president, as happened in the United States in 2008? Or if a UFO briefly parked over one of its busiest civilian airports – like in 2006, at Chicago O’Hare— and left behind recorded chatter between air traffic control and a freaked-out airline supervisor? What if one of Argentina’s federal agencies videotaped UFO activity over a civilian airport that created a flight delay, similar to what happened over Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 2013?

These parallels are unavoidable in the wake of the FAA’s release of its first official report on UFOs since Argentina established a commission to check this stuff out in 2011. Spoiler alert: Argentina didn’t have much to work with. The good news: the report is too short and sketchy to put you to sleep.

Widely distributed online last week by Scott Corrales at Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology and Google-translated by Alejandro Rojas at OpenMinds, Argentina’s Commission for the Investigation of Aerospace Phenomena (CEFAe) apparently resolved every one of the dozen cases it contemplated in 2014-15. All were individual incidents based on testimony, video and still photos, and not a single one made a compelling argument for a true unknown. None involved radar. Explanations were at least “consistent with” a star, the moon, airplane and helicopter running lights, a satellite, a tossed ball, and Jupiter. One of the UFO candidates was discovered to be “a couple of lights Red stop antenna.” Oh, and some of the translations were a little rough.

Argentina’s presumed glasnost toward The Great Taboo is part of a wave of South American nations – Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil – whose governments have either established investigative bodies or made a show of transparency for private researchers. However, in a note to De Void, Inexplicata’s Corrales says there’s a reason Argentina’s inaugural report is so thin and arid:

“The South American air forces have been clear about this – the purpose of their ‘UFO’ research organizations is to insure safety of the airways, not to promote a frame of reference.” By that, Corrales means a hypothesis. “If anyone’s expecting this government interest and/or disclosure of files will further that frame of reference … they’re in for a surprise.”

Well, nobody with half a brain in an official capacity wants to get stuck with trying to prove what legitimate UFOs are. Still, the incidents CEFAe investigated were so pedestrian, it begs the question of how the Commission might manage more problematic encounters. CEFAe’s dispensing with a dozen yawners invites comparisons to the rigorous and meticulously detailed studies performed by the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP), the nonprofit that receives zero U.S. government support. Like CEFAe, NARCAP’s primary concern is air-traffic safety, which explains why Uncle Sam wants nothing to do with The Great Taboo. How would staging a we-don’t-know press conference about the Aguadilla enigma work to the Pentagon’s advantage? And, given its recent lurch to the right, maybe Argentina’s commitment to open analyses of UFOs will go the way of Project Blue Book.

“What I wonder,” Corrales wrote to De Void, “is whether the newly elected Argentinean government (Mauricio Macri) is going to be as inclined to promoting any release of military intelligence as his predecessor, who even accepted a petition from CEFORA, one of the UFO research organizations.”

Well, yeah, lefties are notorious for wanting to give away the farm. But what would happen if, before that window closes, the boss hog of Argentina’s military stepped up to the podium one day with a vetted Aguadilla-type UFO video and announced to the international media something like: Folks, this bogey made a joke of our restricted air space, averaged 80 mph after it entered the water, split into two separate objects before flying away, and we have no idea WTF it is …

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Argentine Air Force’s UFO Study – First Report

Argentine Air Force’s UFO Study – First Report

By Alejandro Rojas
openminds.tv
12-16-15

     Argentina’s Air Force (FAA) has an official UFO investigation organization which studies photo and video UFO cases. Although they were established in mid-2011, they have just recently released their first report.

The FAA first announced the creation of a commission to investigate UFO reports in late December, 2010. In May, 2011, they officially launched the Commission for the Investigation of Aerospace Phenomena (CEFAe) with a ceremony at the Condor Building in Buenos Aires, the FAA Headquarters where CEFAe is also located.

Since then, not much has been heard from the organization, until now. […]

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‘UFO’ Reported Above Box Hill

'UFO' Reported Above Box Hill

By Dorking Advertiser
7-3-15

      A possible UFO sighting has been reported after a fast moving yellow light was seen in the sky above Box Hill last night (Thur).

The strange object was spotted by Diane Cooper of Cottage Farm, Betchworth who contacted the Advertiser after spotting the mysterious object.

She said: “Has anyone reported seeing what I can only describe as a UFO across the front of Boxhill last night?

“It was 12.01am, there was a very bright large yellow light that came from the left, heading the Dorking way around the front of the hill, moving very, very fast and very low. When it got just past the back of my house it went over the top of the hill still very low.

“It gave the impression it was going to crash. . . .

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Carrickfergus UFO – Buzz Lightyear or Camera Shake?

Carrickfergus UFO – Buzz Lightyear or Camera Shake?

Originally titled, “Buzz Lightyear-shaped UFO spotted over Carrickfergus” in the Belfast Telegraph and of course the similarities with the Toy Story legend are obvious, but is it just due to camera-shake? From what I can gather from the website and for all there are three pictures it looks like there were two submitted and the other one is

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