At the very end of last year, on December 29, the Argentinean Air Force announced their plans to found the Comisión de Estudio de Fenómenos Aerospaciales (Commission of Aerospace Phenomena Study), as an effort to begin finding explanations for the many unidentified objects and unexplained incidents happening in the area. Good job, Argentinean Air Force!
On May 26 of this year, the commission was officially launched, and Captain Mariano Mohaupt is leading the way. He is joined by a series of experts with different research backgrounds, such as meteorologists, astronomers, and radar experts. No word yet on whether there is an “official” ufologist, though.
While the CEFA was started in part because they have begun to look at UFOs as a matter of national security, it was also because the Air Force realized they needed a dedicated group to parse through the increasing number of reports they have been receiving from citizens. Argentina already has its own Center for UFO studies, but obviously a venture with official government support is going to go a lot further.
Because the commission was created partly for putting citizens’ minds to rest, it is also counting on these very citizens to pitch in. They have asked those who have witnessed an unexplained aerial phenomena to submit their reports with as much detail as humanly possible, in order to be able to get good start on their investigations. I’m sure they get their share of hoaxes and overactive imaginations, but it’s important that they keep an open line of communication with the very people they are serving.
Of course, let’s keep in mind that the creation of the CEFA isn’t necessarily a simple case of admitting that we’re not alone out there. Like we established last week, just because something is an Unidentified Flying Object, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily of an extraterrestrial nature. But even if the commission isn’t ready to jump to the alien conclusion, at least they’ve made a good start in finding some answers. The truth is out there.
Let’s quickly meet the man who is leading the way, Captain Mohaupt. He’s interviewed here by Commander Jorge Polanco, who had his own UFO sighting in 1995. Mohaupt seems to take his job very seriously and looks like a smart guy. I think the CEFA is in good hands here. During the interview, they also discuss similar agencies in Uruguay and Brazil. Looks like we have some catching up to do.