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Brazilian government tells air force to record any UFO sightings

By Lynn Curwin     Aug 12, 2010 in Lifestyle
The Brazilian air force has been told, by the government, to officially record any sightings of unidentified flying objects.
A decree directs pilots, both military and civilian, as well as air traffic controllers to register sightings of anything unusual in Brazil’s air space with the national aerospace defence command.
The BBC reported that the air force released a statement saying: “Air force command does not have a specialized structure to carry out scientific experiments on these phenomena and will limit itself to recording any events.”
Collected information will be catalogued and stored in the national archives in Rio de Janeiro. It will then be available to researchers.
Several UFO sightings have been reported in Brazil.
Air force jets were sent to investigate unidentified objects above Sao Paulo1986. No explanation was found for whatever was spotted.
Reporting on that incident uflologie stated: “As many as twenty UFOs were seen and tracked by ground radar and at least six airplanes during the night of May 19, 1986 over several states in southeastern Brazil. Unidentified radar returns were tracked by airports in São Paulo and the Integrated Air Defense & Air Traffic Control Center (CINDACTA) in Brasilia. Two F-5E and three Mirage jet fighters were scrambled from Santa Cruz AFB in Sao Paulo State, and Anápolis AFB in Goias State.”
In 1977 the town of Vigia requested assistance from the military after some residents said they had been attacked by extra-terrestrials.
According to the BBC, an anonymous air traffic controller told the Brazilian newspaper O Dia: "I have heard of ministers and even a president who said they had seen a UFO.”
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